Discovering the island of Corfu
Carpeted in a blanket of lush greenery and criss-crossed by a lattice of olive groves, fragrant orange and citrus trees and topped with craggy mountain ranges, Corfu has natural beauty by the bucket load. Dotted with a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encircled by a sparking blue Mediterranean, caressed by acres of sandy beach and full to bursting with things to do, see, eat, taste and savour, the Emerald Isle is a paradise waiting to be discovered.
If you prefer a slower pace of life and want to peel back the layers of civilization to experience a more authentic Greece, the Ioninian Isle has a myriad of hidden treasures to soothe the soul and calm the mind. From picture-perfect views at almost every turn to an abundance of Mother Nature’s finest handiwork, Corfu is a place to rest and relax.
For those who want to savour and sample, the largest of the Greek Islands is a melting pot of flavoursome local produce, sumptuous seafood, talented chefs, top class restaurants and tavernas to wile away the day in.
Sun worshippers can soak up the rays at any number of beautiful golden beaches, unspoilt and exotic or full of fun activities for all the family, it’s a pleasure to be beside the sea in Corfu.
History buffs, shoppers, art enthusiasts, children with restless legs and unrelenting energy couples with an appetite for new experiences; all will find themselves at home in Corfu.
Perithia and Old Perithia
Tucked away in the mountains beyond Kassiopa the crumbling village of Perithia dates back to the 14th Century, steeped in history and enviably rich in natural beauty it is the perfect backdrop to a delicious lunch or dinner.
Old Perithia is almost completely abandoned, nudging up to the highest mountain on the island, Pantokrator and filled with historical significance. A designated area of outstanding natural beauty, Old Perithia’s heritage is protected, making for a wonderful excursion back in time.
Just five minutes by car from Villa Julia and Villa Yvonne, the picturesque village of Kassiopi is overlooked by castle ruins and bumps up to a beautiful coastline that stretches out to sea and across to the Albanian coast.
The lively resort of Acharavi is a five minute drive from our Corfu villas. As the main hub for the northern most section of the island, there are bars, tavernas and restaurants aplenty, both modern and traditional, beach side and in town.
Corfu is blessed with mile after mile of beautiful golden beaches, with some offering a place to just get away from it all to the soothing sounds of waves crashing to the shore, while others offer activities such as scuba diving and windsurfing.