corfu Immerse yourself in the laid-back rhythm of local life on Corfuâ€™s northeastern coast, where quaint historic villages are interspersed with pristine coves and beaches. This is perhaps one of the most picturesque, chic locales in all of Greece, well off the beaten path of the nightlife-seeking spring breakers and crowded cruise ships. Authentic Greek traditions still thrive here, right alongside modern luxuries and some of the most gorgeous scenery in all of Europe. Dark green tree-covered hillsides roll toward rocky coastlines where waves lap gently at the shoreline and glorious sunshine warms undisturbed pebble beaches. Ancient ruins and historic towns are nestled among the remnants of centuries-old vineyards and olive groves. And welcoming locals will gladly introduce you to whatever aspects of island life intrigue you, from savory delicacies you can sample at nearby family-run tavernas to the lively steps of traditional dances that have been performed here for centuries.
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Clockwise from left: Rent a boat for a day of island hopping and scenic sailing. Turquoise water laps gently against the pebble shoreline in a quiet cove on Corfu’s northeast shore. Dine on delicious Mythia Saganaki, a local take on mussels.
Top Destinations for Island Hopping Toula’s Restaurant on Agni Bay. Although accessible by roads, reaching this waterfront restaurant is easiest by water taxi or private boat. Recommended for a romantic evening away or an adventure for the entire family, Toula’s offers something to satisfy any palate. Eucalyptus Taverna. The uniquely sandy shores of San Stefanos are home to a number of shops and restaurants to explore. Among the many attractions lies an open-air, welcoming café, Eucalyptus Taverna, serving up the fresh catch of the day cooked to order. Avlaki Beach. Virtually unknown to tourists, this beach offers complete seclusion and privacy. The calm crystal waters and soft pebble beach make this a perfect location for a quiet day relaxing on the shore. Avlaki Beach is accessible by car and on foot from your villa, but sailing into shore is by far the most adventurous (and memorable) choice. 8 |
Clockwise from left: Villa Kyma’s private infinity edge pool overlooks Avlaki Bay. Villa Kyma. Master bedroom, Villa Kyma. Kitchen, Villa Kyma.
villa KYMA With its stunning location, spectacular views and modern amenities, Villa Kyma makes a striking first impression. And the more time you spend here, the more charmed you’ll be. The expansive outdoor living area boasts a covered terrace, large deck and private infinity edge pool, all designed to maximize views out onto a secluded bay. And the whitewashed interior features airy decor, charming traditional accents and vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. With an emphasis on laid-back luxury, Villa Kyma’s strategic design highlights the same views from within the home as well, beautifully framed by French doors that blend indoor and outdoor living. 10 |
Villa Kyma: The Details The Villa: Four bedrooms Four full ensuite baths and two half baths Maximum Occupancy: 8 Square feet: 3,100 Bedding Configuration: The master and two other bedrooms offer king beds; the fourth bedroom has two twin beds The Amenities: Private infinity edge pool Unobstructed ocean views Wine cellar Children’s play area Air conditioning Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances What’s Nearby: Just a short walk away, you’ll find a small beach boasting a classic Greek shoreline where the water slowly laps over soft white pebbles and beckons you into the gentle surf. And if you’re in the mood to browse shops and sample some local flavors, you’ll find several specialty restaurants and boutiques filled with local crafts in the small town of Kassiopi, conveniently close by. Daily Fee: $950
villa AkmE Ultimate privacy awaits you at this gated, cliffside retreat overlooking the crystal waters of Avlaki Bay and the Mediterranean Sea. Its cream façade and periwinkle shutters lend this villa exceptional charm, perfectly complemented by the interior’s oversized windows and airy living area, complete with a fireplace. Each bedroom features a terrace opening to the expansive outdoor living space where you’ll find lounge chairs, a dining table and an infinity edge pool extending out over the olive trees below.
Villa Akmē: The Details The Villa: Five bedrooms Five full ensuite baths and two half baths Maximum Occupancy: 10 Square feet: 4,400 Bedding Configuration: Dual master suites each offer king beds, two additional bedrooms each have two twin beds, and the fifth bedroom offers two twin beds that can be converted to a king The Amenities: Private infinity edge pool Outdoor barbeque and dining area Ocean views Air conditioning Gourmet kitchen
Clockwise from left: A whitewashed façade and periwinkle shutters lend Villa Akmē its distinctive charm. Enjoy Villa Akmē’s laid-back local style, like this distressed turquoise side table and hand-crafted mosaic vase. Pool, Villa Akmē. Master suite, Villa Akmē.
What’s Nearby: Two beaches are just a short drive from the villa, and each offers more than just a place for seaside relaxation. Avlaki not only boasts clear water and a wooden walkway leading to the sea, but also features two tavernas nestled among eucalyptus trees where you can dine outside, enjoying views of Albania’s coastline across the water. Also located nearby is Agios Stefanos, a peaceful, quiet beach that is home to a local market where you can pick up everything you need to create a delicious beachfront picnic. Daily Fee: $1,950
VILLA ParalÍa Located on a quiet estate shared with only one other home, Villa Paralía defines ultimate luxury, thanks to its simple-yet-modern décor, oversized outdoor spaces and private terraces off each bedroom. And of course, the home’s exquisite indoor and outdoor spaces frame stunning views of Avlaki Bay. Designed with luxurious outdoor living in mind, Villa Paralía is actually comprised of two separate buildings connected by a covered walkway and open-air dining area. 14 |
Villa Paralía: The Details The Villa: Three bedrooms Three full ensuite baths and one half bath Maximum Occupancy: 6 Square feet: 1,572 Bedding Configuration: The master suite and second bedroom each offer one king bed; the third bedroom offers one king bed that can be converted into two twin beds The Amenities: Private infinity edge pool Private beach access with jetty for a boat Tennis court shared only with the other home on the property; rackets and balls are provided Complimentary snorkeling equipment Clockwise from left: Villa Paralía’s expansive private pool. Bedroom suite, Villa Paralía. Living area, Villa Paralía. Expansive terraces, balconies and outdoor living areas maximize Villa Paralía’s exceptional water views.
What’s Nearby: With a private beach just steps from your door, you’ll enjoy plenty of leisurely, sun-soaked days on the shore. But Corfu’s gorgeous coastline extends beyond your private cove, of course. And with Villa Paralía’s convenient shoreside location and boat jetty on your private beach, setting sail couldn’t be easier. Your local host will be glad to arrange a boat rental for your stay, letting you discover secluded beaches and explore the turquoise waters of the Avlaki Sea during the days and spend your evenings dining on gourmet Greek cuisine in nearby Kassiopi. Daily Fee: $1,150
Inclusions & Reservation Requirements Inclusions For All Corfu Villas: Onsite villa host to help you immerse yourself in a truly authentic experience—your villa host, an Englishspeaking local expert, will be your dedicated contact throughout your stay, available to suggest activities and excursions and answer any questions you may have Arrival greeting and escort— upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and escorted to your residence, where you will be introduced to your villa host Pre-arrival grocery service Daily continental breakfast, prepared onsite Daily housekeeping Reservation Requirements: 7 Plan Days 1 Advanced Reservation 1 Priority Holiday Reservation (Select) for travel over the 2014 July Fourth holiday Daily Fee varies based on villa selected—specific villa details and daily fees are noted in the villa descriptions on the previous pages. 16 |
Villa Akmē, Corfu, Greece
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Immerse yourself in the laid-back rhythm of local life on Corfu’s northeastern coast, where quaint historic villages are interspersed with p...