Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 12
It must be one of the most bewitching houses in Corfu, full of character, chic, a skilful blend of old and new. Many features of the old olive press have been incorporated into the house - vaulted brick and stone walls and openings, millstones put to use as tables. A broad paved terrace catches the sun for much of the day and looks down over the olive trees to the sea and the mainland opposite.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Agni 500 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kerkyra 26 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (8), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors||
The olive press has been restored into two self-contained areas. The main property, which houses the original olive press, has an open-plan dining/living room with kitchen. The first floor, which is reached by a wooden staircase, has two twin-bedded rooms and a family bathroom. On the upper floor is a double bedroom with en suite bathroom. The bedrooms are air conditioned. The ground floor of the property has been converted into a separate annex with living area, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (1 double and 2 twin) with 2 bathrooms. The bedrooms are air conditioned.
|Further details outdoors||
The magical swimming pool has been modelled around the 'Baths of Aphrodite'. This mythical location is where the the Goddess of Love used to take her bath in a cool pond near Polis. According to legend, Aphrodite used to bathe in this pond, set within an olive grove with sweet smelling wild flowers. It is here that she met her beloved Adonis for the first time. Adonis was hunting in the Akamas forest when stopped to quench his thirst. He was struck by the sight of the naked goddess bathing in the crystal waters. Aphrodite and Adonis were instantly bewitched by each other's extraordinary beauty. This setting has been imaginatively recreated at the Olive Press with two pools; an upper pool which cascades into a lower pool.
• Our property is managed by a local company who are there to help you during your holiday.
• You will be provided with their 24h emergency number and (at your request) our local agent will come and visit you.
• We provide detailed driving instructions (with photos and GPS Location) to the property.
• Inside the property is an information book giving useful tips and advice to help you make the most of your holiday and the surrounding area.
The Ionian Islands region
The island of Corfu is located just off the West coast of Greece. Corfu enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate along with excellent beaches making it a popular destination for holiday makers.
Corfu is very green compared to other Greek islands: hot and dry summers along with winter rain creates lush vegetation which is dominated by over 2 million olive trees.
These olive trees on Corfu are the main cultivation, although Corfu's tourism now provides the most income.
Agni Bay: In Greek Agni means unspoilt and this describes Agni perfectly - just three Tavernas (each with their own jetty for mooring up to) and a sprinkle of local buildings.
The bay is reached mainly by rented motor boats, although recently there is now a narrow road down into the bay. Each evening we offer a 'Speed Boat' taxi service, from surrounding bays to Taverna Agni. The video shows the exciting experience.