Paralia Luxury apt B
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This Corfiot family-owned apartment is one of 3 and all have been upgraded and extended in 2011.
It now offers generous, light and airy accommodation plus a huge balcony directly over-looking the beach. The quality and position of the apartment makes it easily one of the best in resort and it sits happily next to a 5* boutique hotel. It has a king size bed and a sofabed in the lounge area, so 2 small children or another adult can be accommodated (for a small extra charge), plus a cotbed is available. Adjacent to the property is a warm swimming pool for the use of the residents, but the beach is accessible via a path directly below the property. The resort is family and couple orientated and the pace is relaxed and very friendly. Agios Stefanos is only 45 minutes from the airport and a taxi can be organised for you in advance to meet you
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Agios Stefanos 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu town 35 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
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Inside, the soft amber furnishings and generous space give the impression of a hotel and the shower room with large corner power shower has a built in hairdryer plus bathrobes, slippers and towels. The bedroom area with king size bed has a wall of built in floor to ceiling wardrobes (with hangers, safe and ironing board inside), lots of cupboard space and a 32" wall mounted plasma screen TV. There is a small well-equipped kitchen with dining area plus separate lounge space with a sofa bed and a writing/laptop desk. (Free) air-conditioning is available and all windows and patio doors have flyscreens. Easi-slide Patio doors lead to the large balcony with additional seating plus great seaview. A laundry service is also available on request and a daily maid service is provided as are a Welcome pack of tea and coffee on arrival.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment is on the ground floor and the large balcony gives an uninterrupted view of the bay. Below the apartment, the neighbouring property offers the use of its swimming pool and pool bar. The bay is shallow, warm and very safe without rocks or seaweed. You can hire pedalos and boats or go fishing .A good choice of local restaurants and bars all offer good greek food and drink at very reasonable prices and watersports, quad bikes, car hire and day trips can all be booked easily in resort. There is a well-stocked supermarket 3 minutes walk from the apartment with English papers, plus tourist shops and boutiques. The whole village is easily covered on foot and there is easy access down to the beach, plus 2 good beach restaurants.
Rates quoted in euros and are per apartment per week based on 2 sharing. Arrival days are Mondays and/or Fridays
The sofabed will accommodate either 2 small children or one adult- a 10 euro per day per person surcharge applies. Cotbeds are also available
The Ionian Islands region
All of the Ionian Islands are very different. Corfu being the farthest North has the coolest Winter with some rain, but as a result the island is green and lush with rolling hills. Due to its strategic position and proximity to other European countries, Corfu has a colourful past and the fort in Corfu town is an impressive reminder of its bloody history, but now it is the destination of the Jet Set, with some notable new residents in recent years.
Corfu is the most Northerly Greek island and is the greenest. It lies off the west coast of Greece and Albania, the mountains of which are visible from Agios Stefanos. Corfu has only 100,000 inhabitants and tourism and olives are its main industries. It has a rich cultural history - it has been the subject of several invasions over the centuries, but now with the Cruise ship terminal in Corfu Town - the capital and the calm warm waters around the island, it has become a haven for the discerning holiday-goer.
The temperature in the summer is between 30-40 degrees and the cooling 'Maestro' wind makes the temperature bearable and thankfully not humid. Agios Stefanos is a small village with only 4 hotels plus apartments and some villas. It has never succumbed to the attraction of the mass market and has managed to retain much charm and a very laid back approach. Visitors return year after year to a warm welcome from the friendly locals who remember everybody somehow and now it is a good mix of families and couples who are well catered for with numerous restaurants and lively bars where you can stay as long as you like. Lots of the restaurants put on local dancing and music and the bars have karaoke, tribute acts and bingo nights, so there is something for everyone. Close to the village is the Canal D'Amor at Sidari, a lovers meet, plus there is the old mountain village of Old Paraitha and the beautiful Paleokastritsa, frequented by Prince Charles, is only 3 miles to the South. If you like a good festival, Easter is the time to come as Corfu town (45 mins from Agios Stefanos) hosts the biggest festival every year and everyone takes to the streets with floats, musicians, dancing and religious processions. There are 2 water parks within 20 minutes of Agios Stefanos plus there is a day trip available from the little harbour to the small pretty island of Paxos
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