If you want to experience life in a typical Greek village, this is your chance! Our family friendly villa offers a real 'home from home' and an unique opportunity to get to know the local people and their lifestyle. Villa Elpida is a lovely, comfortably furbished villa in a walking distance from Ipsos Beach and the lively village square of Kato Korakiana with its family-run tavernas, shops and a handful of bars. To suit the needs of modern life we offer offer satellite TV, Wi-Fi, a PlayStation 2 with several games and a toy box (for children from 2 to 10 years old). The house stands in its own enclosed garden where you can choose between sunshine and shade at all times of the day. With easy access to the beach and to coastal resorts with evening entertainment to suit all ages, Villa Elpida is particular suitable for families and couples. It's the perfect getaway if you are looking for an authentic Greek holiday.
Villa Elpida was built as a private house and therefore feels more like a home than a holiday let. It's situated in a quiet neighbourhood, on the edge of the village of Kato Korakiana and is surrounded by olive groves. It's an airy comfortable house, fully equipped for a relaxing holiday in Corfu. There are three separate bedrooms, a master bedroom with a double bed and en suite bathroom with shower and bath, and two twin bedrooms with a shared bathroom with a shower. All bedrooms are equipped with ceiling fans. Centre piece in the living room is a large L-shaped sofa where you can kick back and lounge with your family and friends or just take time for yourself and read a book. The covered terrace is the perfect place for late outdoor breakfasts and in the garden sunbeds invite you for a relaxing afternoon. Guest staying at our house can use the pool and all other facilities at Dominoes Apartments (approx. 450 m).
Guests are welcomed by our English-speaking concierge who is on hand to answer all your questions and assist with any requests you may have.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ipsos Beach|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Corfu international Airport 'Ioannis Kapodist 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The island of Corfu is located just off the West coast of Greece and is considered as one of Greece's most beautiful islands. The lush vegetation which is dominated by over 3 million olive trees, some of them over 400 years old, comes as an unexpected surprise for first time visitors. It's surrounded by a beautiful and varied coastline with the precise balance of long sandy beaches, pebble beaches, secluded shingle coves, some of which can only be reached by boat, and high cliffs which are the perfect resting point to take in some of the spectacular sunsets. An interesting architecture and historical palaces complete the picture. Corfu was not given the name of the Emerald Island for no reason.
Kerkira, the capital city of the island is one of the most beautiful cities of the Mediterranean with a strong Venetian element, but also with many English and French influences. In 2007 Corfu's old town was inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List. Other interesting sights are amongst others:
• The Achilleion in the old village of Gastouri, palace of the Austrian princess Sissy.
• Pontikonissi (The Mouse Island
• The Monastery of Panagia and the Byzantine fortress Angelokastro inKrini (near Paleokastritsa).
• Canal d' Amour in Sidari.
• Logas in Peroulades with its breathtaking view.
Corfu offers a wide variety of entertainment choices, from frequented big clubs and bars to quiet seaside cafes and ouzo tavernas. Also worth the visit are the public or religious celebrations in numerous villages throughout the summer.
The cuisine is influenced by various cultures that occupied the island during the last centuries. Some of the traditional specialties are Pastitsada (Stew veal or rooster with thick pasta in red sauce), Sofrito (Julien of tenderloin in wine-garlic sauce) and Bourdeto (Scorpion Fish in red pepper sauce), etc. A very famous sweet is the small orange fruit of the Koum Kouat tree, which is prepared and served in many different ways.
Corfu offers something for everyone during all seasons. In the spring the freshness of the abundant spring flowers and Mediterranean sunshine are perfect for a walking or a cycling holiday, but also to unwind, relax and recharge. During the summer months you can enjoy swimming in the clearest of water or hire a boat to explore the coast line. Moor at one of the sea side tavern's and enjoy a wonderful lunch or find a hidden beach to sunbathe. In the later season Corfu is quieter, the sea is nice and warm and it is the perfect time of year to relax and get ready for the winter ahead.
Kato Korakiana is set on the North-east side of the island, about 15 kilometres from Corfu town and the airport, at the foot of Mount Pantokrator. Along the coast you find beautiful pebble beaches in Dassia, Barbati and Ipsos, resorts which offer a great variety of water sports and other facilities.The views are fantastic too. You can see most of Corfu's eastern side, with vistas over cushiony-green hills carpeted with olive groves and fruit orchards. Even the Albanian mountains, which are sometimes snow-dusted, are visible in the distance.
When you're not relaxing on the beautiful beach, head up into the village itself. Enjoy a refreshing cold frappè with the locals in one of the family-run cafes or try the local delicious cuisine.The village offers wonderful country walks, great history, a wide variety of food and drink, friendly locals and wonderful scenery. Korakiana is the kind of place that once you've discovered it, it'll be difficult to holiday anywhere else again.