Main House (3 bedrooms plus twin beds in the basement):
Master double bedroom with en suite bath and shower room and a covered balcony with table and chairs
2 double bedrooms with shared shower room
2 twin beds are situated in the basement – perfect for 2 teenagers or children
Open plan living area with fully equipped kitchen, glass dining table seating 8-10
Open plan basement area housing a projector and screen and large sofa beds for watching films and a large shower room
Little House (2 bedrooms):
2 double bedrooms with large shared shower room and privates terraces
Open plan seating and dining area with fridge
Swimming Pool (curved)
Shaded seating area
Weber gas BBQ
High quality threadcount sheets
Bose CD player
Bang Olufsen music centre
Projector and screen
Fisher & Paykel fridges
Pots of Mediterranean herbs
Although younger children are welcomed please take care to supervise them at all times as there are many drops at the house.
Nissaki is in the north east of the island about 30 km from the airport
Kaminaki is a steep 25 minute walk down (longer back up!) or 10 min drive
Agni and Kouloura are 15 min drive
Kaminaki is 10-15 min drive as is Nisaki
San Stefano is 20-25 min drive – 15 mins by boat
Kassiopi is 30 minutes by car
Corfu Town is 30 minutes by car
Fly to Corfu
The villa is a 45 minute drive from the airport
A hire car is recommended
Corfu, famed for it’s glorious greenery and luscious interior, has become an immensely popular and luxurious destination. Often attracting the A list, this divine island offers stunning beaches, great night life, delectable restaurants and boat hopping between small and quaint tavernas meaning that even the most restless of pleasure seeker will be happy!
The north east coast is full of outstanding bays and white pebbled coves, higher up, away from the coast the interior is home to birds of prey, rare flora and rural simplicity. Water sports a-plenty can be found on many of the local beaches.
Nearby St Stephano is a simple and pretty harbour with seafront tavernas and a delightful beach.
For the teenagers the night life in Kassiopi is a short drive up the coast.
This is a fine place to spend a family holiday or with a close group of friends, potter into town for delicious local delicacies, take a small boat around the cove to a tiny taverna for a long, lazy lunch of fresh fish and come home to a delicious dinner on the terrace under the stars.
One of the greatest pleasures of this gorgeous, wooded stretch of coast is that the sea-fronted properties are so accessible by boat. You can spend your mornings stopping off to swim at one or other pebbly cove, admiring the views of mainland Albania before seeking out a new taverna for lunch. All the tavernas have their own wooden jetties and their owners will wave you in, catch your rope and tie up your boat before handing you their menu.
Lunch in the next bay: Agni at one of the 3 best tavernas on the island.
Corfu town has a wonderful selection of shops and restaurants. It is possible to take a guided walk through the old town, stopping on the way for sustenance in any one of the many bars filled with beautiful people.
The island’s capital is a rambling and delightful mix of cultures, traditions and architecture. There is a French built promenade, cricket on the Esplanade and a venetian elegance that encompasses the town.
The drive up to this great house gave us some clue of the view we would experience when we reached the top – but nothing really prepared us for the wow sight we got when got up there. To say it is breathtaking is not doing it full justice. We visited the house in the day and so can only imagine how beautiful the (almost 360 degree) view would be at night, lit up by the stars. The views from the house are relentlessly glorious. We don’t think you could ever tire of them.
The property is divided into two houses so it’s great for two families sharing and the shaded seating area on the terrace means that everyone can eat together outside in the evenings. You can get away from the others if you really need to – there are endless shady spots to lounge in. For those with older children, the house is perfect for teenagers with speakers round the pool and a cool chill out area in the basement which has a large screen projector with DVDs and large sofas. Perfect for a flop after a hard day by the pool! The ground floor living area is kitted out with Bose CD player, iPod dock, Sky TV and WiFi.
Three of the lovely bedrooms have private terraces which are perfect for a morning cup of coffee whilst taking in the views. The bedrooms have been decorated in cool, calming colours and each the bathrooms are clean lined and modern. Walls are adorned with contemporary paintings and prints, the furniture is modern and comfortable while the tiled floors ensure you stay cool even at the height of the summer. The outside dining terrace is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious Greek salad before nipping down in the car to swim in the sea or hire a boat.
Kastelli (meaning castle) was named by the owners after the piece of land the house was built on. It is set high up into the hillside amongst the olive groves. From the terrace you can see the southern tip of Corfu, the eastern coastline including Corfu town and Albania. The house is completely private and not overlooked by any other houses – it’s as though there is nothing between you and the sea but olive trees. You could be on top of the world, it certainly feels like it.