Villa Sophia Apartments
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Villa Sophia is brand new, situated off a quiet little side road nearer towards the beautiful sandy beach for which the village is famous for - in fact only 50 metres away! It is behind the main road of Agios Gordios where you can find anything you might need at your vacation, starting from supermarkets, tavern's, shops, ATM's, Surgery, etc. but also it is a dead end side road which makes our apartments being quite enough for relaxing holidays.
These new self catering family apartments located on the first floor, are spacious, tastefully decorated and have all the modern facilities you would expect to make your holiday comfortable.
Other type of apartments in the same location are available as well. You may contact us for further details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Agios Gordios 50 m|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu - Kapodistrias 15 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
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Family owned and operated every attention is paid to detail from Sophia to ensure each guest an enjoyable stay. She has tried to make the apartment like her own home which in fact helps you feel like home away from home. She has succeeded that 100%.
The Ionian Islands region
The Ionian Islands, the area of Eptanissa as is called in Greece meaning seven islands are Corfu, Paxi (Antipaxi is included), Lefkada, Kefallonia, Zakynthos, Ithaka and Kythira (Antikythira is included). However, Corfu the green island of Faiakes, the last station of Odysseus before his return in distant Ithaca, is the most well-known from the Ionian island . Today she constitutes a crossroad of commercial roads of the Mediterranean and remains an island modern and simultaneously traditional.
Historical monuments, graphic elements, the hospitality of the people of Corfu-or Kerkyra as it is know in Greece- and of course its amazing, golden and aquamarine seas, are the elements of Corfu that they all charm you and will give you a calm and restness staying.
Where if travels everyone in the island of Faiakes, finds also always something new that continuously will appear the elegance, the aesthetics, the tradition and the warmth that emits this island.
The mixture of Greek, British, Venetian and French influences have impacted on the local architecture, culture and food making Corfu one of the most attractive island and cities in the Mediterranean.
Corfu Town is a very elegant and charming capital. Recently added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, the old town, with its Venetian forts and neo-classical housing was inscribed as a fortified Mediterranean port town of high integrity and authenticity. Its cosmopolitan atmosphere and fabulous architecture are a big attraction to visitors. The Venetian influence is very strong in Corfu Town, but very much in evidence are French and English styles. The elegant terrace of buildings with arches along the front is known as the Liston and was built by the French in the style of the Parisian rue de Rivoli.
St. Spiridon - The Patron Saint:
The Patron Saint of Corfu is St.Spiridon. Spiridon was brought up as a shepherd on Cyprus. He first became a monk, then a bishop and many minor miracles had been credited to him before his death in 350 AD. When it was discovered that his remains had not decayed he was taken to Constantinople but was later smuggled out, along with the remains of St. Theodora, before the Turkish occupation of 1453. Unceremoniously strapped to a donkey the remains arrived in Corfu in 1456.
This church is undoubtedly the most famous of all the island’s churches and houses the relics of this saint who is credited with saving the islanders from famine, various plagues, invasions and other disasters. On special days of the calendar the mummified remains of St Spyridon are paraded around the town with much pomp and ceremony. The actual casket containing his remains is exposed annually on St.Spyridon’s Day, which falls on the 12th December, at Easter and on 11th August. In the church the casket is situated to the right of the altar, in a small chapel of its own.
The Liston and the Esplanade:
The Esplanade is a charming area of Corfu Town, an urban open space for relaxed promenading, reading or gossiping over Greek coffee. At the northern section of the Esplanade is the terrace of arcaded buildings known as the Liston, which was built by the French in the style of the Parisian rue de Rivoli. This is a very smart area of the Esplanade and looks out over the wide green space which is used for cricket matches, a legacy of the British. At this end you will also find the impressive Palace of St. Michael and St. George, which houses a collection of Oriental Art, and is a most striking relic of the 50 year presence by the British on Corfu.
Here is a perfect spot to relax and have a drink and to watch the world go by from many stylish cafes and restaurants. At the southern end of the Esplanade you will find a garden area which is landscaped with flowerbeds and a fountain and also an elegant bandstand where you may be lucky enough to find one of the town’s brass bands performing on a Sunday afternoon.
For people who prefer sightseeing to shopping there are many museums to visit around the town. Amongst others are the Museum of Asiatic Art, at the Palace of St. Michael and St. George and the Municipal Art Gallery. Visit the Paper Money museum in St. Spiridon Square to see an extensive display of Greek banknotes and of course St. Spiridon church itself, the most famous of all the churches in Corfu and well worth a visit. As in all churches in Corfu and the rest of Greece it is important to be dressed appropriately on entering. The Byzantine Museum houses a beautiful collection of icons and paintings from the 16th to 18th centuries.
The Old Town:
Otherwise known as “Campiello,” this area is the fascinating maze of narrow streets, alleyways and steps that are squeezed into the north-eastern part of the town. You will need a map to show you exactly which area it is in. Situated between the Old Fort and the Old Port, it is like a miniature Venice with much of its appeal being the residential atmosphere. In centuries gone by this area was surrounded by city walls, long since torn down, but the only way to expand the living quarters was to go upwards. Therefore it is full of high buildings and you can often see laundry strung across the alleyways.
LOCAL ACTIVITIES in and around include a visit to Aqualand, Horse Riding and Golfing in the Ropa Valley. Visits to Pantokrator (the highest mountain), Achilleon Palace, Palaeokastritisa, and water orientated sports of Fishing, Snorkeling and Sailing.
WALKING In and around Agios Gordios is both peaceful and rewarding, there are plenty of beautiful walks both along the nearby beaches and hillside countryside.
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