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Corfu - Sunvil
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Corfu
An unspoilt interior; oranges, figs and wild
pears; a coastline of small coves and limitless
beaches; and a capital irresistably Venetian.
IONIAN ISLANDS CORFU
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Corfu Town
Nissaki
PEROULADES
SIDARI
AGIOS IOANNIS
ACHARAVI
AGIOS
STEPHANOS
KASSIOPI
ST. STEPHANOS
KAROUSSADES
MAGOULATHES
EPISKEPSI
TRITSI
PANDOKRATOR
ARILLAS
AGIOS GEORGIOS
ANO
KORANKIANA
KOULOURA
KALAMI
AGNI
NISSAKI
BARBATI
IPSOS
CORFU
DASSIA
PALIOKASTRITSA
KOMENO
KONTOKALI
POTAMOS
ROPA
VALLEY
ERMONES
GLYFADA
PELEKAS
KERKIRA
CORFU TOWN
AFRA
ANALIPSIS
PERAMA
N
GASTOURI
AGIOS MATTEOS
MESSONGHI
HALIKOUNAS
LAKE
KORISSION
Large enough to have several
PETRITI
ARGIRADES
different aspects, the range of
Corfu’s appeal extends from the energy of
organised resorts to the stillness of serious
birdwatching, from sharing a moment of timeless harmony
in a taverna across from a white-washed church in a village square
to relaxing quietly on a sheltered beach accessible only by boat.
LEFKIMI
Travellers have been drawn to Corfu for centuries – from the Phoenicians
onwards, and perhaps even from the time of Poseidon himself – and its
appeal has never diminished. Overlooked by the summit of Mount
Pandokrator, the glorious “Emerald Isle” lies before you, a multi-faceted
jewel of cypress trees and pine, pastel-coloured houses, olive groves,
lemon trees and oranges, encircled by an azure sea.
Halikounas Beach
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Popular, spectacularly beautiful and
cultured – Corfu has it all
Nissaki
Halikounas Beach
Situated on the picturesque North East coast
of the island and 23km north of Corfu Town,
the area is heavily wooded with pine and olive
trees and in the foothills of Corfu's highest
peak, Mount Pantokrator. This is not a busy
location but there is a variety of good
beachside tavernas and shops. Nightlife is
modest compared to its neighbour Barbati but
it is to be noted that Nissaki is an area rather
than a village.
The South West coast of Corfu has many
long stretches of sandy beach and the long
stretch of Halikounas Beach with it's
extensive sand dunes protects Lake Korission
from the sea.
Nissaki boasts a variety of small coves of
sparkling white shingle, excellent for swimming
and snorkelling. A perfect area for hiring small
motorboats. There are many traditional villages
in the surrounding hills that are worth exploring
and views from this area are across the bay to
Corfu Town and to Albania.
Barbati
The main village of Barbati with the usual
restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops, which
still manages to hang on to some traditional
Greek charm, is along and above the main
road which runs along the coast with small
roads and tracks running down to the beach.
It takes about 10 minutes to walk down
(steep on the way up) from the main road to
Barbati Blue Flag beach.
The beach lies 18 km north of Corfu town on
the beautiful north east coast of the island
and south of Glyfa and Nisaki. Mount
Pantokrator rises steeply behind the resort to
create a dramatic setting of white cliffs
crowned by by cypress and pine. The long
white shingle beach with a few tavernas to
one end and with views across to Corfu town
and the Albanian coast glistens in the sun.
This is a perfect place for families and couples
looking for a quiet beach holiday. The bay is
sheltered and the crystal clear water shallow
though it does drop off steeply some way out.
The lake is 5km long and 1km wide at its
centre and is a haven for over 100 species of
birdlife, including great white egrets, oyster
catchers and curlews. Turtles and tortoises
abound.
Here there are no hotels or bars and the
beach remains pristine and very safe for
swimming as the waters are shallow for some
distance. Even in the peak summer season
this beach is uncrowded as it is difficult to
reach unless by hired car. Interestingly, various
access points for wheelchairs have been
provided. There are one or two cantina snack
bars and a taverna. There are no umbrellas or
sun beds for hire.
Chlomos & Boukari
13th century Chlomos is one of the oldest
villages in Corfu and one of the most
picturesque on the whole island. It is also
known as the ‘Balcony of Corfu’ as from an
altitude of 270m there are wonderful views
both towards the southern part of the island
and also towards the eastern coastline.
Chlomos was a wealthy village and most of
the houses and mansions built around the
main square and off the narrow cobbled
streets are of Venetian origin. To the west are
some of the prettiest beaches on Corfu. An
ideal area for a family holidays and
recommended for walking. Travel down to the
coast and you reach the village of Boukari.
This fishing harbour boast some of the best
fish tavernas on the island.
CORFU NISSAKI
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5 bedrooms
Villa Alexandros
2 bathrooms
Near Nissaki | Sleeps 2 – 10
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
Set on a hillside of olive groves above
Nissaki Bay and with no immediate
neighbours, Villa Alexandros is just a five
minute drive (15-20 minute walk) down to Kaminaki beach. From here,
there are walking paths to reach a series of east coast beaches.
Spacious interiors open out to terraces on different levels (reached by a
number of steps) with both sun and shade. The pool area, which
connects to a large roof terrace, has uninterrupted views along the
island’s coastline as far as Corfu Town and across the sea to the
mountains of the Greek mainland and Albania. The extensive outside
entertaining area and the self-contained annexe make Alexandros an
ideal Villa for families large and small.
Accommodation: main house of one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms;
bathroom and a shower room; open-plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen. External
stairs to lower floor annexe of one double bedroom and one single bedroom (with extra
pull-out bed); bathroom; kitchen and dining area.
Facilities: air-conditioning in all bedrooms; TV/DVD & CD player; Wi-Fi; washing
machine; dishwasher; barbecue.
Private swimming pool: 11m x 5m & depth 0.60m – 1.9m with children’s section.
Amenities: Kaminaki is one kilometre away and has a mini-market, two tavernas and
boat hire from the beach jetty. Nissaki is a ten minute drive and has a larger selection of
shops and tavernas
NB: The annexe is only available for parties of 7 or more. If a smaller party and you
would like the use of the annexe, please enquire as to the extra cost.
For more detailed information & photos visit www.gicthevillacollection.com
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CORFU NISSAKI
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2 bedrooms
Ioanna
2 bathrooms
Near Nissaki | Sleeps 2 – 4
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
Apolissies is a tiny, sleepy, hilltop hamlet
above the bay of Nissaki, which is about two
kilometres away and is reached by a steep
and winding road through olive groves.
WiFi
Ioanna, on the outskirts of the hamlet, has stunning views across the sea
to the coastline stretching between Albania and Greece and along
Corfu’s east coastline down to the Venetian fortifications of Corfu Town.
Ioanna’s owners have renovated their old stone house retaining original
features whilst adding modern comforts. The result is a charming and
private home with a series of open and shaded terraces, from which one
can enjoy the dramatic elevated sea view. A covered terrace above the
pool area has a romantic barbecue and dining area.
Ideal for those keen on bird watching and walking.
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Accommodation: open plan sitting room; separate kitchen area; one double
bedroom and one twin bedroom; two shower rooms.
Facilities: air conditioning in bedrooms (set to the optimal 24°C); TV/DVD & CD
player; Wi-Fi; washing machine; dishwasher; microwave; barbecue.
Private swimming pool: 7.5m x 5m & depth 1m – 1.8m
Amenities: the port and village of Nissaki (a drive down the hillside of five minutes)
have a good selection of tavernas, supermarkets, a watersports centre, nearby
beaches and boat hire for exploring hidden coves.
CORFU NISSAKI
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2 bedrooms
Petrino
2 bathrooms
Near Nissaki | Sleeps 2 – 4
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
Reached by a steep and winding road
through olive groves, the hamlet has a
cluster of traditional island houses and is far
removed from the more cosmopolitan
atmosphere of nearby seaside villages. Petrino occupies a private and
secluded location at the edge of the hamlet.
This is a modern villa, built in traditional style and with stunning elevated
views across the sea to the coastline stretching between Albania and
Greece, and along Corfu’s east coast down to the Venetian fortifications
of Corfu Town.
Comfortably furnished and spacious interiors open out onto a large
covered terrace, offering a romantic setting for watching the lights of
Corfu Town and small fishing boats below. Petrino’s location makes it
ideal for those interested in bird watching and walking.
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room, dining and kitchen area; one double
bedroom with ensuite bathroom with bath and shower and one twin bedroom;
bathroom with shower.
Facilities: air conditioning in bedrooms (set to the optimal 24°C); TV/DVD & CD player;
iPod docking station; Wi-Fi; washing machine; dishwasher; microwave; barbecue.
Private swimming pool: 7.5m x 5m & depth 1m – 1.8m
Amenities: the port and village of Nissaki (a drive of five minutes) have a good
selection of tavernas, supermarkets, a watersports centre, nearby beaches and boat
hire for discovering hidden coves.
For more detailed information & photos visit www.gicthevillacollection.com
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C O R F U B A R B AT I
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2 bedrooms
Barbati Beach House
2 bathrooms
At Barbati | Sleeps 2 – 4
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
The main village with the usual restaurants,
cafes and souvenir shops, which still
manages to hang on to some traditional
Greek charm, is along and above the main
road which runs along the coast with small roads and tracks running
down to the beach. It takes about 10 minutes to walk down (steep on
the way up) from the main road to the Barbati Blue Flag beach and the
Beach House is in this rural area and well below the road and a two
minute walk to the beach.
Accommodation: courtyard leads to an open plan lounge and small fully equipped
kitchen; double bedroom and shower room. Stairs lead to a twin bedded room with
balcony with chairs and table and sea views; second bathroom with shower.
Facilities: air conditioning in both bedrooms and living room. Wall mounted TV;
dishwasher; coffee maker; toaster and microwave; WI-FI.
Private swimming pool: 8m x 4m, depth 1.20m to 1.80m
The house which nestles amongst the mature garden has a shaded
parking area that leads through a garden gate to a courtyard and shaded
terrace with an olive tree as the centerpiece. The swimming pool is
sheltered and gives good privacy. A very homely, private and comfortable
base set in the most picturesque of the Corfiot coastlines.
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Amenities: there is a bakery within 600m and mini-market 300m. The beach is 80m
with boat hire and watersports. the nearest restaurant is 80m. Nissaki resort is 8 mins
on the bus from the main road (1 euro) and Corfu town 18 km bus or taxi.
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Barbati beach
For more detailed information & photos visit www.gicthevillacollection.com
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CORFU AGIOS GEORGIOS
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3 bedrooms
Hellyhunter Villa
3 bathrooms
At Agios Georgios | Sleeps 2 – 6
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
Agios Georgios beach is a large stretch of
golden sand within a sheltered bay on the
north-west coast of Corfu. There is a small
and peaceful collection of village houses,
shops and tavernas set back from the beach and a watersports club at
one end.
Hellyhunter Villa lies one kilometre away from Agios Georgios beach and
has dramatic views over the bay and along a mountainous coastline from
its secluded and private location amongst hillside olive groves.
The villa has a variety of terraces, offering both sun and shade, and
surrounding grounds of olive and citrus trees interspersed with colourful
bougainvillaea, roses and oleander. Modern interiors are comfortably
furnished.
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Accommodation: ground floor of sitting room; one twin bedroom, ensuite bathroom
with shower; kitchen and dining area; cloakroom. First floor of two double bedrooms,
each with en suite bathroom with shower.
Facilities: air conditioning throughout; Greek TV/DVD & CD player; Wi-Fi; washing
machine; dishwasher; mosquito screens on all windows; barbecue.
Private swimming pool: 12m x 5m & depth 1.4m – 2.4m
Amenities: there are good sandy beaches along the west coast of Corfu and many
small villages with varied shops and tavernas. Corfu Town is thirty kilometres away.
Agios Georgios offers boat hire, dinghy sailing, boat hire and jet ski hire.
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Hellyhunter Villa
For more detailed information & photos visit www.gicthevillacollection.com
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CORFU NISSAKI
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4 bedrooms
Robin’s Nest
3 bathrooms
Near Agios Stefanos | Sleeps 2 – 8
car hire included
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
Robin’s Nest has a special hilltop position
from which there are dramatic views.
Surrounded by tall olive trees, the villa looks
down the valley of olive groves and cypress
trees and out to the north-west coast of Corfu. The location is peaceful,
secluded and totally private.
The villa’s spacious interiors open out on to generous terraces with
spectacular views of the sun setting behind the offshore islands of
Orthoni, Mithraki and Ericusa.
Recently renovated to a high standard, the owners of Robins Nest have
added a new kitchen on the pool level and furnished the villa with style.
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Accommodation: ground floor of sitting room; one double bedroom and one twin
bedroom, both with ensuite bathroom with shower; cloakroom. First floor of sitting
room; one double bedroom, ensuite bathroom with shower. Lower ground floor of
kitchen diner with terrace and access to the pool.
Facilities: air conditioning in all bedrooms; TV/DVD & CD player; Wi-Fi; washing
machine and poolside fridge; barbecue.
Private swimming pool: 10m x 6m & depth 1m – 1.6m
Amenities: the nearby village of Magoulades has a bakery and two cafénions. A ten
minute drive away, the resorts of Agios Stefanos and Arillas offer sandy beaches,
tavernas and watersports facilities.
CORFU HALIKOUNAS BEACH
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3 bedrooms
Villa Zaira
2 bathrooms
Near Halikounas Beach | Sleeps 2 – 6
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
Villa Zaira is situated in the olive groves
behind Halikounas beach on Corfu’s south
west coast. Set in mature walled gardens,
the Villa has total privacy. Comfortably
furnished, Zaira has modern facilities, large grounds and its close
proximity to the sea make it a perfect property for family beach holidays.
Halikounas beach has soft sand dunes, safe shallow swimming, no
beachfront building and few visitors. Corfu’s west coast is renowned for
its surf, making Halikounas a favourite for kite surfers/flyers and beach
combers.
The long stretch of sand and dunes protects Lake Korission from the
sea. The lake is a haven for over one hundred species of birdlife,
including great white egrets, oyster catchers and curlews.
Halikounas beach
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room, dining and kitchen area; one double
bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower; two twin bedrooms; bathroom with bath
and shower.
Facilities: air conditioning throughout; satellite TV/DVD & CD player; iPod docking
station; Wi-Fi; washing machine; dishwasher; barbecue.
Private swimming pool: 8.5m x 5m & depth 1.2m – 1.8m + children’s pool.
Amenities: nearby Agios Georgios Beach (next to Halikounas) offers a good
selection of tavernas, bars and watersports. The sandy beach of Alonaki is a five
minute drive. Agios Mattheos village a ten minute drive away has a selection of
tavernas, a bakery and a supermarket.
For more detailed information & photos visit www.gicthevillacollection.com
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Taverna near to Halikounas
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CORFU HALIKOUNAS BEACH
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2 bedrooms
Villa Persephoni
2 bathrooms
Near Halikounas Beach | Sleeps 2 – 4
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
On Corfu’s south west coast, the long
stretch of Halikounas’ sandy beach protects
Lake Korission from the sea. The lake is a
haven for over one hundred species of
birdlife, including great white egrets, oyster catchers and curlews.
Halikounas beach has soft sand dunes, safe shallow swimming, no
beachfront building and few visitors.
The lake is bordered by hillsides of olive groves, citrus orchards and
vineyards and looks up to the monastery on top of Mount Agios
Mattheos. This area of Corfu is largely agricultural and peaceful.
Villa Persephoni (nearby Villa Zaira) is one kilometre from Halikounas
beach and stands in an olive grove affording total privacy. Furnishings are
contemporary and terraces surround the property.
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room, dining and kitchen area; one double
bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower; one twin bedroom; bathroom with
shower.
Facilities: air conditioning throughout; satellite TV/DVD & CD player; iPod docking
station; Wi-Fi; washing machine; dishwasher; barbecue.
Private swimming pool: 8m x 4m & depth 1.75m
Amenities: nearby Agios Georgios Beach (next to Halikounas) offers a good selection of
tavernas, bars and watersports. The old, sleepy village of Agios Mattheos, a ten minute
drive away, has a selection of more traditional tavernas, a bakery and a supermarket. The
small sandy coves of Skidi and Prassoudi are within a ten minute drive.
For more detailed information & photos visit www.gicthevillacollection.com
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CORFU HALIKOUNAS BEACH
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3 bedrooms
Villa Halikounas
3 bathrooms
Near Halikounas | Sleeps 2 – 6
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
Situated on the south-west coast of Corfu,
close to Lake Korission and the wonderful
sandy beaches of this area, Villa Halikounas
is situated in a quiet location within easy
walking distance of the beach and taverna.
Recently renovated to a high standard, the villa offers excellent outside
space with sea and lake views with cool summer breezes. This is a cosy,
well equipped, very comfortable villa complete with fireplace.
Accommodation: one double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, two bathrooms with
shower, one bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, living room, fully equipped kitchen.
Facilities: air conditioning; satellite TV/DVD player; Wi-Fi; washing machine;
dishwasher; microwave.
Private swimming pool: 10m x 5.5m & depth 0.9m – 1.8m
Amenities: three tavernas within one kilometre, additional shopping and restaurants
within 5km.
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CORFU HALIKOUNAS BEACH
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2 bedrooms
Villa Saia
1 bathroom
Near Halikounas | Sleeps 2 – 4
car hire included
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
The beautiful sandy beaches of Halikounas
are an 800 metre walk from this delightful
villa which is situated in a quiet location and
has a sea view from the veranda.
This modern villa is decorated and furnished in a traditional style and
offers excellent outside facilities around the new pool.
Within five minutes drive there are three tavernas, for more choice, visit
the nearby villages of Messonghi or Moraitika where you will find shops
including a pharmacy and bank.
History buffs will enjoy visiting the Byzantine Castle at Gardiki.
Accommodation: one double bedroom; one twin bedroom; open plan living/kitchen
area; bathroom with bath.
Facilities: air conditioning; Satellite TV/DVD player; Wi-Fi; washing machine;
dishwasher; barbecue.
Private swimming pool: 9.2m x 4.6m (free form) depth 1.1m – 1.7m
Amenities: tavernas are within 15 minutes walk, night life in Agios Matheos about
5 kms, Corfu Town about 24 km.
For more detailed information & photos visit www.gicthevillacollection.com
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CORFU BOUKARI
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3 bedrooms
Villa Boukari
3 bathrooms
Near Chlomos Village | Sleeps 2 – 6
car hire included
■ Early Booking Offer
swimming pool
air conditioning
WiFi
Away from it all and from its eagle’s nest
position amongst pine and olive trees, Villa
Boukari, located on the southeast coast of the island looks across green
hillsides, down to the sea and across to the mainland and Igoumenitsa
on the Epirus coast. The property is an 800m walk to and set just below
13th century Chlomos.
Villa Boukari is spacious, modern, very well equipped and in a superb
position. All rooms overlook the pool and have a sea view. The nearest
sandy beach at Messonghi is a five minute drive from the property. A little
further west are some of the prettiest beaches on the island and away
from the hustle and bustle of the busy resorts. An ideal area for a family
holiday and recommended for walking.
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Accommodation: ground floor of an open-plan sitting room, kitchen and dining
area; one twin bedroom with ensuite shower room; one double bedroom with
separate bathroom, all leading to covered sea view verandas overlooking the pool.
First floor of master bedroom with dressing area, private balcony with sea views and
bathroom with corner bath.
Facilities: air conditioning in all bedrooms; fireplace in living room, DVD player;
satellite TV; stereo, video library; microwave; coffee maker; dishwasher; washing
machine; barbecue, Wi-Fi.
Private swimming pool: 4.25m x 8.25m & depth 70cm-1.80m. Small pool 2m x
2m & depth 70cm
Amenities: Ballis taverna 800m in Chlomos village. 5 minute drive to Messonghi
beach and resort, and easy drive to Moraitika (4km) and Boukari (3km) and Petriti
coastal villages. Walking, panoramic views, watersports, bird watching,
beachcombing, sight seeing.
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Boukari Fish Taverna
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