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From teaching the Sirtaki to selling homes, the story of the woman who built Corfu’s most successful real estate business is one that merits respect and recognition
Roula Rouva is nobody’s fool. When you first meet her, you know you are in the presence of someone utterly determined, completely focussed and very, very switched on. But that’s just the first impression. Because the moment she smiles at you, you know underneath the business powerhouse that you see is a real lady, one that is warm and understanding and decent and inherently kind. Roula Rouva started her career working for the family business. It was a small, private, family-run hotel and she worked the kitchen, the supermarket, the bar, in housekeeping, reservations and wherever else was needed. And often when asked by guests she would turn up the music and teach them the Sirtaki too. She remembers these times with great fondness, one of her rare and beautiful smiles breaking out over her face, “We had so much fun in those days. Everyone was so happy and we would all be laughing and dancing, hotel staff and guests, and we would fall asleep in the early hours of the morning, to wake up and do it all over again. Our guests became our friends and they would come back each year, sending us cards and pictures of themselves while they were away. It was beautiful.” However good things tend not to last forever, and the area in which Roula’s family had their business saw a drop in tourism, and as a result she had to find other opportunities that would enable her to raise her two young daughters. As a single parent and a young woman, Roula decided to set her goals high. In 2003, she started a lettings agency in partnership with a fellow Corfiot who had returned from Australia. She then went on to start her own lettings agency out of a small office in the north-west assisted by an English friend. Over a period of time Roula branched out into sales, as well as lettings, and in 2010 moved into her current offices at Corfu Town. Other than per personal powers of persuasion and the vision to provide a quality service to clients, she also used the most innovative of means to promote her business. She even got a local TV channel to carry a small show about real estate in Corfu, and the rest, as they say, is history. Overnight she was flooded with people who wanted to sell their homes through her and before she knew it she had over a thousand listings. “I was famous,” she says laughingly. These volumes required more personnel, and so in 2011 she was joined by Andy Marshall (see page 30) and Jenny who worked from Paxos. Today there are over 25 staff, including Roula’s own daughters who are now graduates and hard workers just like their mother. It wasn’t all smooth sailing however. The crisis in Greece left no one untouched. Roula had a team to keep motivated, two daughters who were still at university at the time, and a business to grow. “It was such a tough a time. I had to convince my team to keep going despite the fact that there were houses to sell, but almost no buyers. My girls needed me, emotionally and
financially, and it was a rough ride, to say the least, and I had to do it single-handedly,” she admits. “I had no life of my own beyond my work during that time, as I had to make sure that everyone else’s needs were being met, often at the expense of my own. But her vision never wavered, and she kept the dream strong. She took ideas from everywhere, networked religiously, egged on her staff to keep the faith… and eventually the good times came, and business picked up once more. In fact, it not only picked up, it soared. Today most of the staff are long-termers and each one has been hand-picked and groomed by Roula. She is utterly committed to their welfare, both personal and professional and her staff know that in a crisis she is their first port of call. She has maintained a sense of family amongst those that work with her and it is a palpable thing when you visit their office. Their head of security (he has a vest that says so) is an adorable poodle cross who will inspect you carefully for worthiness as soon as you enter. The inevitable Corfiot smile greets you from everyone, and one gets a sense of having walked into a friend’s house rather than a real estate office. As a leader Roula understands the need to run a tight ship, but she does it with a feminine hand that brings compassion, understanding and gentleness
to the table, as well. “My people are my priority. Their happiness is my happiness,” she says firmly. And this is reflected in the quality of service her clients get. Clients who buy from RR Estate get an after-care package that beggars belief. From being shown where to buy white goods, to coordinating with engineers and builders if needed, to being invited to get-togethers, to being directed to doctors and mechanics and accountants… the range of assistance is comprehensive and comes at no additional price tag. It’s just part of the package that Roula developed to offer customised support to both sides of the sale. “It’s just something we want to do and that we like to do. People trust us with their hopes and dreams and their savings, and so we want to provide them with all that Corfu can offer; friendship is an integral part of this island, so we want to make sure we give that as part of the offering, as well,” she says. During the process of a sale, home owners can expect a critical and fair evaluation, along with an appraisal of the legal paperwork required to ensure clear transactions; while buyers are presented with comprehensive documentation to ensure there are no hitches post the sale. “In all our years we have never had a single complaint, or any legal issues with the properties we have sold,” says Roula, justifiably proud of this achievement. It is no mean feat on an island fraught with real estate complications of various kinds. So are there any regrets. “Not one,” says Roula, firmly. “This is an aggressive business, but I have made my mark. I am building something for myself, for my daughters, and leaving a legacy of what a woman can do if she is determined enough. This example I have set is the best legacy I can leave my girls.” Today RR estate is a group of companies. They also have a luxury travel division with exclusive concierge services. They have recently started off a new chapter devoted to the luxury housing market called Infinity. com. They have opened offices in Athens to deliver the inviting Golden Visa programme for people looking to invest in real estate in Greece. They have partnered with associates all around the island to offer RR Real Estate hubs in all four corners of the island. They have a thriving branch office on the pretty island of Paxos. They also have a charitable bent and often help out a local children’s charity with clothes and food from time to time, and they are keen to extend this into an active CSR arm of the company. They are currently focussed on entering international markets with their various ventures, and unsurprisingly all of this has won them some impressive international recognition. In 2016, at the European Property Awards, in association with The Daily Telegraph newspaper in the UK, RR Estate Agency was Highly Commended in the category “Real Estate Agency Greece”. In 2017 they were an Award Winner in this category. Roula is justifiably proud of her achievements. But
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her pride is not merely personal. She is proud to be a Corfiot and her love for the island is clear in her tone of voice when she speaks of it. “From the greenery, to the olive trees to the sea, to Corfu Town, there is no place like this. We even had the first university ever in Greece on this island. If you want paradise, it is here,” she says. “I want everyone to find happiness here.” And so she encourages her clients to check out the areas on the island carefully and only settle on an area once their heart has spoken. She strongly advises RR Estate Agency clients to only work with professionals that they can trust, because that gut feeling is all important when one is buying a home and will make all the difference as to how the transaction plays out. With an incredibly demanding business to run, Roula does not stop herself from engaging in the things that truly matter. She is a caring mother, friend and daughter, giving time and importance to her close circle. Saturday is always family day, and she encourages her children and her team to find a balance between work and play. With all her achievements she has no intention of stopping any time soon and intends to keep going. Her quest to keep building her business is an ongoing one. Her passion for Corfu remains a guiding light and her dedication to helping people find the home of their dreams is a driving force. To do so she will go to considerable lengths; and that includes teaching her clients how to do the Sirtaki if they so wish it, just as she did many years ago, at her family restaurant. Lucky clients – it isn’t often one can find a real estate agent and a dance teacher all in one impressive package.
With Roula Rouva Estate Agency clearing over a decade of service to enthusiastic home owners from around the world it was not surprising that the business evolved over time. From a single small office in the North-West to a suite of modern rooms in Corfu town and a staff of over twenty people. Today Roula Rouva Estate Agency covers a spectrum of services. Whether your needs are a humble cottage in the mountains or a luxury villa with an Olympic size pool, or simply a house to rent over the summer, the RR agents will find you whatever it is you are looking for. But with the evolution of the business, the high-end line of work began to ramp up, creating the need for a specialised set of services that catered to this market segment. And so INFINITY was born. Maria Michelle Rouva who is the brainchild behind the luxury end of the service spectrum said it took her months to come up with the name. “We wanted to portray more than just luxury. We wanted a name that would express the longevity of the purchase and the extensive range of services we would be offering our clientèle. Infinity will offer high net-worth clients a bespoke searchand-find offering. From airport pick-ups to concierge services to luxury car hire and entertainment options while looking for the perfect place, there will be no task too big or small to cater to the needs of the discerning clients. And while they are initially looking at focussing on the upmarket areas of Corfu – popularly known as Kensington-on-Sea – they will expand their offering to luxury properties around Europe and beyond. So whatever your requirements, Infinity will use its extensive network to find you what you want. “We currently have a beautiful palace in Italy that we are marketing, and I wish I could buy it myself, it is so beautiful,” says Maria with a laugh. The vast scope of their services has seen the Roula Rouva Estate agency receive numerous awards and this is only just the beginning. Maria is clear that she wants to use every marketing channel there is to promote this new brand and make it an international success.
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“We would like to be marketing hotels, listed buildings, working farms and smart houses… and we would like to do this using the most innovative means at our disposal.” While the market being targeted is extremely high-end, the quality of services will still be very much in keeping with the Roula Rouva way. Personal, efficient, friendly and targeted. One that keeps in mind the business interests of both parties firmly in mind. And no matter what the budget, value-for-money is a paramount concern. So if you are looking for the dream destination in which to find your dream home… look no further, With Roula Rouva Estate Agency you will quite certainly be taken to Infinity and beyond.
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Sky View Villa
A stunning property is located on the north-east coastline of Corfu. Built on a hillside this property has the rare combination of being in a rural, secluded and private location, a dream holiday home near the sea, and within walking distance of a village. It consists of two separate 3-level attached villas with separate private entrances. Each villa has a spacious living room, leading to the kitchen and dining room, all cleverly combined to make an elegant living space; there are 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. In front of the villa there are two swimming pools, one for each villa. The property enjoys majestic coastline views which will take your breath away. These homes were built from locally quarried stone to ensure that despite its newness, the house would blend into its natural surroundings of maquis, olives, and towering cypresses. Autumn views are especially pretty with the carpet of pink cyclamen that blossoms at this time.
A stunning villa in a stunning location, this wonderful home is all you could ever want from luxury living in Greece. This elegant and comfortable property is uniquely situated and very private, yet only 150 metres away from the local beach and only a 5 to 10-minute drive away from the beautiful and popular beach of Antisamos with its seafront snack bars. Designed and built in a serene, but fun, nautical theme the property lies within 2,000 sqm of land on a high promontory that is blessed with uninterrupted views over the azure open sea towards the island of Ithaca and AgiaEfimia. This fully-furnished luxury villa has four double bedrooms with ensuite facilities, two of which have the most outstanding views. The property is built to extremely high standards, and offers all the modern advantages you could want, such as sliding glass doors and insect screens, air-conditioning in the bedrooms, pleasant bathrooms, Satellite TV, Fax, Wi-Fi.
Infinity View Villa
Discover the perfect pairing of the old and the new. Perched high above the village of Kassiopi with a breathtaking unobstructed 280-degree view of nearby beaches such as Avlaki, the channel and the Albanian coast as well as a view of the village of Kassiopi. Walking up the carefully designed stairs, crossing a large path in the front garden, a majestic hand-built wooden door opens into this marvellously designed villa that affords you spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The interior of this luxurious villa is equipped with the state-of the-art smart home technology, Sonos music system in 9 zones including the sitting room, tower master bedroom, pool area and outdoor terrace. There is a surround sound cinema room with 52" TV and five B&W speakers, plasma screen TVs with 250 satellite TV and radio channels in all bedrooms, the study and the gym. I-Pod docking speakers in all bedrooms. Multi-channel music library. video library (Roku - 400 films). The control Four smart home system gives you the opportunity to remotely control lighting, temperature and shutters.
A luxury villa in a unique location lying right at the water’s edge with magnificent views. Located in the stunning bay approx 6 km from Corfu town, the villa and cottage measures 500 sqm and sits on a plot of land of 3,350 sqm. In a secluded position and built to an extremely high standard, the villa offers an expansive ground floor, a main living area with modern fire place and open dining area, an office with bathroom, very spacious lounge and dining room with a fabulous feature fireplace, kitchen/family room, extensive patio doors with very large veranda offering 180-degree panoramic views. The first floor has a gallery sitting room, five bedrooms with their own bathroom, and two of the bedrooms have a fireplace. There is also a basement with laundry room and a large garage for two cars. Mature landscaped gardens with green lawns are surrounded by mature palms, cypress trees, eucalyptus and pine trees, and a good-sized swimming pool of 6m x 12m. Cottage accommodation is 50 sqm with one bedroom, an en-suite a living area and kitchen.
who knows and loves Corfu knows of Gerald Durrell. Meet the intrepid couple that keeps alive his memory and his incredible love for all forms of life
Sitting right at the top of the beautiful village of Perithea is the old manor house that has been lovingly restored by Alexina and David Ashcroft who are single-handedly doing much to keep alive the legacy of the much-loved writer and one-time resident of Corfu, the late Gerald Durrell. Anyone who has read The Corfu Trilogy has been entranced by the visions painted of an island where a young boy indulged his passion for all living creatures, going on to set up the Gerald Durrell Conservation Trust in Jersey. His hilarious, yet thought-provoking, memoir of his childhood in Corfu has made many want to come to Corfu and relive his experiences. And that is just what Alexina and David do. Evolving from the The Durrell School, which ran for fifteen years due to the generous patronage of Carol Acton from Dublin, the donations came to end in 2011, and the school continued on membership and seminar fees, and the hope that the Municipality of Corfu would be able to fund them from EEC Cultural funding. It was tough going for a while, and then in stepped Lee Durrell, wife of the late Gerald Durrell and Honorary Director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust , who included the organisation under the umbrella of the Trust and the Gerry Week took wings. In a nutshell, in a Gerry Week, you get to live in a traditional Corfiot village and explore the island the way Gerry did as a little boy. The day begins with a lecture in the quaint conference room in the manor house, and then progresses to walks and hikes across different parts of the island while you learn about the flora and fauna of the island. From snakes to turtles, to local avian life to the lizards and toads that so fascinated Gerry as a young boy, one gets to explore the diverse wildlife and foliage of Corfu, and the diversity is quite incredible. “Corfu, this island that is forty miles in length, has the most varieties of snakes to be found in Greece,” says David proudly. And while the thought of reptiles of any sort might be a turnoff for a few, David and Alexina work tirelessly to destroy the fears and phobias people have about reptiles and insects. They work with local residents to make sure that they too learn not to fear these creatures and today the villagers have learned to peacefully co-exist with their non-human neighbours. Alexina is especially happy with the story of a young Corfiot boy who was terrified of snakes but within a week of his time with them was photographed lovingly holding a rather large snake, an expression of joy written across his face.
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The Gerry week draws a cross-section of visitors that are as diverse as the wildlife here and extremes of disciplines. Environmentalists, Gerry fans, herpetologists, historians, writers… flock to the Gerry week. And what starts out as an eclectic collection of individuals from literally every corner of God’s earth ends with an indescribable feeling of’ family’ as they progress through the week sharing this incredible experience of exploration, learning and discovery. A lot of this feeling of family has much to do with Alexina and David themselves who are gregarious, friendly, easy-going people who love to laugh and create a fun and level-playing ground for their visitors. Over the 26 years that they have been on Corfu they have integrated into life here the way the Durrells themselves did in the 1930s, embracing all things Corfiot whole-heartedly, while retaining their own cultural identities in the most heart-warming of ways. From replanting the vines in their patio, to creating the most tempting fare from local produce, to adopting all manner of life into the safety of their beautiful home, Alexina and David have created a little time-capsule of what life must have been like for young Gerry all those decades ago. Lee Durrell is a regular visitor to their home, and the conversations around the dinner table are as varied and engaging and controversial as any you might find in the pages of The Corfu Trilogy. Besides her, other greats have lent their hand in making The Gerry Week a resounding success. Dr Peter Sutton a renowned entomologist, Dr Bosse Stille, herpetologist, David Bellamy, the world-famous botanist, and David Shimwell, the renowned conservationist have all been a part of this unique week-long event each year that embraces nature in her many avatars. The ‘three Davids’ as they are affectionately called, and Alexina and Lee have together created and enabled an experience of some distinction for nature lovers everywhere. Like all others who have made Corfu their home this couple relishes the life they have painstakingly carved on this island. “I love it. There are absolutely no regrets,” says Alexina
emphatically, as she looks out the incredible views of the sea and the Albanian mountains from their lush-vine covered patio. “I remember strolling though Corfu Town arm-in-arm with Lee, and I vividly remember thinking I can’t believe this is actually real, that we are living this life,” says David, the wonder of it all clear in his eyes. From having local honey delivered to their door, to the villagers who show up with injured fauna, to growing their own organic produce, to friends from far and near who are regular visitors to their glorious home at the top of the village, this is truly the dream life. For those lucky enough to be part of the Gerry week, there is a lifetime of memories and good friends to take away from the trip. And all of it is just part of how life in Corfu was for the Durrells, and how life is right now for the delightful David and Alexina Ashcroft who have taken one of the best books ever written and brought it to life in their own special way. To book your place in the next Gerry Week in 2019 please contact email@example.com
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â€œ Meet Pam and Candy, two British expats
who left behind high-profile jobs in the UK to live out a simpler, more peaceful 14 | corfu and fulfilling existence on Corfu â€ž
Fourteen years ago, Pam John and Candy Brown packed up their belongings, said goodbye to a life in financial services and high-end food catering, put two weeks’ worth of clothes into a white van, loaded up their dog and drove off to Corfu, with no idea of where they were going to live. They got here and found a little place in St. George, and then waited for their 40-foot container to arrive. It did… four months later. Today, they live in a lovely two-storey home right on the beach, in Agios Giogios, catering to friends who descend on them regularly, making friends with the local taverna owners, and watching the Ionian sea change into the million shades of blue, green and silver as the days and seasons go by. Pam and Candy have approached life in Corfu as everyone should. With a lot of love and humour, a dash of “I-can’t believe-I-live-here” and a wonder for all this island provides those who value the things in life that money can’t buy. They never anticipated buying the property that they currently live in, and lived close by as they saw it bring built… a set of three villas, that graced the seafront. The builder of the villas invited them out for a drink one evening and asked if they would be interested in looking after these properties, and before they knew it, they owned a stunning house by the sea that today is the envy of all those who visit it. Pam and Candy have put a lot of effort into their home, adding the pergola, putting in a roof extension and developing the garden and the interiors to create the home of their dreams. Today a massive balcony extends out from the front of the house with chairs and tables strategically positioned to get the best of the view. This is where they can be found most evenings, a glass of wine in hand, drinking in the peace and sunsets in this gorgeous part of the island. So were there any regrets moving here. “None!” says Candy, with a big smile, “I’ve been back to the UK a total
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of three weeks, in 14 years, mostly for weddings and funerals.” One of their big concerns was that after busy and successful careers they would be living together day in-night out, and they were uncertain as to how this would impact them. As it turned out, this was not a problem at all, and Corfu eased them into this chapter in their life, as only Corfu can. Both of them have fallen in love with the simplicity of life on Corfu, and it is so different to life anywhere else. “There’s an outdoor element to living here that we never got in England,” and one sees that reflected in their beautiful patio and garden, where Candy grows her own chillies, possibly one of the few places on the island one
finds them. Pam had always wanted to live on an island, and luckily it did not take her long to convince Candy of the wisdom of moving to Corfu. From their first moment here they were overwhelmed by kindness of the people of Corfu. They got to know the owner of the local bar, 007, Dimitrios, who to this day collects and delivers their post and pays their bills and drops in for a drink when he swings by with the papers he has collected for them. They met Roula Rouva over 20 years ago, while on holiday in Corfu and it has been a friendship that has blossomed over the years. When Roula experienced some serious burnout, it was to Pam and Candy she turned, and stayed with them for a
period of time. Here she let the sea wash the stress away, and Pam and Candy gave her all the space she needed, and in between times kept her in fits of laughter with their candid observations of life. “It was destiny,” says Roula, “they were hugely instrumental in giving me the courage to start my own business and have been the most able and wise advisors over the years. The help ran both ways though. When Pam was in hospital undergoing surgery, Roula was a regular visitor ensuring that she did all that was needed to get both Pam and Candy through this rough patch, and in return, Pam and Candy are openly proud of Roula and her considerable achievements, both personally and professionally. It is perhaps their ability to observe life keenly and integrate into local life that sets Candy and Pam apart from other expats. They have become a part of the life on the island, mingling with locals and expats with equal joy. Pam is especially fond of the attitude she sees in the younger people on the island. “Young Greeks are so respectful. Here age is respected and the wisdom that comes with it is hugely admired.” They like telling the story of the time they locked themselves out of their home, and the young son of their neighbour ran around to get a ladder, clambered up it and into the house and got the door open for them. They make it a point to mention that this would probably have never happened with an adolescent back home in the UK. They’ve made a diverse range of friends on the island in their fourteen years and have managed to maintain close ties with many of those they left behind in the UK.” Pam feels some of the nicest moments on the island is when old friends come to visit, and they do a barbecue on the beach, and later lie down to listen to the waves come and go as they reminisce about old times. While once upon a time they were out to parties and events almost everyday of the week, today they like to take it a bit easy. Their popularity however still finds them going out more often than they realise, and it’s easy to see why. You see, Pam and Candy are just so much fun to be around. They have a dry and shrewd humour that is highly appealing and they ¬¬have lived rich and accomplished lives. To talk to them is to experience a unique slice of life, to experience Corfu through their world and their experiences. There’s a timelessness, an ageless quality to these ladies that sits well on this beautiful jewel in the Ionian Sea. From Pam’s love for New Orleans jazz to Candy’s skill in the kitchen, to their incredibly welcoming and gracious home, to their love for all that is both good and bad on Corfu, to the incredible stories they have to share, they embody the very spirit of their beloved Kerkyra… Candy sums it all up rather beautifully when she recalls her arrival at 3 am, on Corfu, almost fifteen years ago. “I’ll never forget the feeling of getting here and finding we actually had a house and realising that we were living the dream.” It is a dream that one usually never wakes up from, in general, for such is the magic of Corfu.
Corfu Life met up with the talented Christoforos Kardakis who is renowned internationally for his clean, elegant and gracious architectural creativity Corfu is home to all kinds of people. There are the seasoned expats, the holiday makers over summer, the retired pensioners, the shopkeepers, the bakers, the real estate agents, the hippies… together they all blend into the happiness of life in Corfu, and each brings their own special flavour to the table. But there are some people in Corfu who give the island a little extra fillip, for when you meet them you suddenly realise that this island draws to itself the most evolved, entertaining, quirky and kind-hearted souls to be found anywhere on this planet. Certainly, the first impression you get about Christoforos Kardakis is a person who is larger than life. He exudes a palpable energy and zest for living that infects you with his first hello and inexorably draws you into his world. And what a world it is. His office is filled with pictures of the homes and various buildings he has designed and restored and walking around is akin to being in a very special art museum. Each picture asks you to draw closer and makes one wish they could walk through the pictures into the houses itself. Christoforos was hugely influenced by his father who was a civil engineer, and his childhood home had a library filled with books and magazines and equipment related to architecture that he would look at and play with whenever he could, and it set the stage for his future career. He went on to acquire a Master’s in Urban Architecture and his first job was with a creative
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studio in Turin where he experimented with design to his heart’s content, from using fabric created by the well-known Patrick Kelly and studio invenzione to create a line of dresses, hats and robes, to designing shop windows and furniture. He realised as a matter of this creative process where his real architectural leanings lay. “Architecture is only one part of what an architect does. From a chair to a window, the work of the architect is all-encompassing, and no single detail is more important than the other,” he says emphatically. Christoforos has offices in Athens and Corfu, and did several impressive projects in the capital. However as the economic crisis hit Greece, he turned his attentions to Corfu and Paxos and other Greek islands to focus on specialised work in these places. His range of work has seen him design hotels, offices, homes, vintage renovations – he recently restored a historical home of 400 m2 in north Corfu, that he is especially proud of. He is currently putting together apartments in the fabled Liston Square, and is in the process of restoring the façade on a set of buildings that face the port. So, what drives the man and his passion. Very simply Christoforos loves working with people. It gives him immense pleasure to see a client’s vision take shape, and to be able to deliver on aesthetics and functionality to the best of his creative abilities. “Most of my clients go on to become my friends,” he says cheerfully, clearly pleased by this particular aspect of his work. It’s easy to
see why he builds such positive personal relationships out of professional associations. His easy, good humour and his expansive disposition are hard to resist, and most of his clients want more of him long after his houses are built. He is able to steer his clients in the most conducive of architectural directions without impeding their personal vision, and therefore offers a win-win situation – not easy to do in any creative field,
with architecture being one of the hardest fields. Often people are convinced of a certain type of building that does not work with the contours or landscape and Christoforos has his work cut out in making sure that he and they make it to the same creative page without compromising on vision and personal states - no mean feat. His love for his work is apparent in his designs. Each building, while unique, has a distinct stamp of his personal touch. The buildings seem to flow out of the ground almost as if they had been rooted there by nature. Glass, chrome, brick and stone live side-byside in gracious harmony, and no matter how big or small the construction there is an air of welcome and comfort from the very first glance. Christoforos’s ideas are not just limited to his work in Greece. His interest in architecture and design extends to all areas of human life and he is fascinated by the building boom in the GCC countries. Dubai, especially, fascinates him. “It’s theatre,” he says excitedly,” I love it.”. He quite likes the interesting designs he saw
in Abu Dhabi as well, and he waxes lyrical about the ability of architecture to lend character to a place. When Christoforos walks through a place his eyes pick out the finest of architectural nuances… from the light gleaming off a window, to a little-noticed motif on a signage, to the shape of old winding street, to the lines of a building that soars up into the sky. His artist’s eye keenly picks out all the subtleties that you or I would miss, and he absorbs it all, bringing it all home when he is bent over his notepad sketching out his next project and creating spaces and designs that take one’s breath away. Christoforos is keenly interested in the concept of smart cities and has put much thought into this evolution in architecture. However, he is not sure if this concept is applicable to Greek cities yet, given their age and the historical context of the existing infrastructure. “Maybe someday,” he says, “this will happen, but not someday soon in my opinion.” But in his usual way, he looks at architecture as an extension of life, as indeed it is, and
he continually reads up and keeps pace with the rapid changes that keep redefining this industry. His dream is to eventually design a housing community by the sea for the creative community, one that taps into and nurtures talent and ease of living. “Of course, this would be have to be designed free of legislative hurdles, if possible,” he says with his usually engaging smile. Christoforos is an architect of some distinction. But more than that he is a delightful human being and time spent with him, either professionally or personally is bound to both inform and entertain one. While Corfu is home to many people of unique personalities, Christoforos stands heads and shoulders above most… quite literally, as he is singularly tall. And should be lucky enough to engage his services as an architect, you will come away with a pocketful of laughter, the home you always wanted and a friend who will in his own unique way show you why people who live in Corfu, or who are from here, are so special.
Christoforos can be reached at: 2 Dimarchou Manessi, Corfu 49131 +30 266 102 1775 | +30 266 104 7613 firstname.lastname@example.org www.kardakis.com
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Welcome to our new Office
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Building excellence “Building
a house is a special experience fraught with both pain and pleasure. Here are some tips from an expert to make life a little easier
Anyone who has ever contemplated building a house, or has even built one, will know that the joy of owning a home that is truly yours from concept to finish is sometimes rivalled by the aggravations that can come with the territory. The internet is filled with horror stories of how things went wrong, or expenses mounted, or work stalled for reasons out of anyone’s control. This is why getting things right with your builder and civil engineer at the very beginning is vitally important to the end quality of your construction and your peace of mind. Once you have gone through the arduous process of choosing your plot of land, no mean feat on an island as beautiful and varied as Corfu, it is important to keep in mind your future lifestyle as this will define your build, going forward. When planning to build a house in Corfu the single most important step is after your architectural design is ready, is to identify the civil engineer (your builder can help in this selection process) and to get a detailed costing in place from the logistics he or she has provided. Ideally, this costing should stay fixed, but with market fluctuations in things like price of cement or steel, oil and gas hikes, or taxes, or even the cost of bathroom fitments that are finally chosen, the build cost can vary from what was initially projected. If one is looking for an average size family of four, it is recommended that one builds a house of at least 120 sqm, as this will give enough space for a small
Spiros Koursaris is a construction developer and proprietor of HSH (High Standard Homes) since 1985. He has been working on building sites and development projects since the age of twelve. He has no formal qualifications and is proud of the fact that his knowledge and experience has been gained practically over personal study, and hands-on experience of more than four decades. HSH undertakes new builds and renovations, specializing in stone houses and reconstructions of heritage properties. They have an impressive number of clients who have used HSH services over the last 40 odd years to considerable satisfaction.
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guest bedroom in the case of unexpected or expected visitors. A house of this size, from the time that all the permissions have been received and clearances granted, can actually be completed in about three to four months, all conditions being equal. However, the weather has its vagaries, and this can hugely impact building time. Last December, Corfu had one of the wettest winters on record, and the heavy rainfall delayed a lot of building projects across the island by a couple of months. Sometimes, material requested by a client may take a while coming from a supplier… these are things normally outside the control of a builder. It is vitally important to assess the reputation of the builder you choose and if possible see his or her other builds. That due diligence is vital, as for the time of your build your builder/developer is likely to be your best friend or worst enemy depending on how things turn out. Some of the things to check on are the builder’s relationships with suppliers and the knowledge he or she has on current building techniques and technologies. As to the build quality, a developer is only as good the suppliers and manufacturers used, but the proper use and fitting of the supplies is very much the responsibility of the builder. All materials are normally EU or ISO certified, but reading through the fine print is arduous. This is something else that a builder takes care of through the process of construction. While building laws all across Greece are pretty much the same, it must be remembered that building on hilly, rocky terrain such as found in Corfu will be a different ball game than building in Athens. A good developer/builder will use a team of professionals to best complement the needs of the plot and manage the process and time frame of the construction. While it may be tempting to outsource or do some of the work yourself, it is always wiser to let the experts do what they do best and will probably save you costs in the long run. In a nutshell, a good builder will give you the home you always wanted and give you peace of mind during the duration of the build, and peace of mind well after. It is possibly, one of the most crucial decisions you will ever make, so take your time and do your due diligence. It will be well worth it.
Portrait of an artist
“Meet the award-winning Greek
artist who lives in Corfu and whose paintings grace the walls of Roula Rouva Estate Agency’s offices
It all began when Irena Penna was twelve years old. Her mother had a friend over and Irena began sketching her on a piece of paper that was at hand. Both the adults were taken aback at her ability to transfer a three-dimensional face into a deft and realistic two-dimensional format. And so began her career with art at that very young age. Despite her obvious talent, Irena never actually studied art and taught herself techniques over the years, observing nature and humans and everything in her environment with the eye that only true artists have. Like most artists her love affair with colour is an abiding one, and she is passionately fond of flowers, and is utterly inspired by sunsets in all their myriad hues. She has a special fondness for the sunsets of Corfu that shimmer and shift over the Ionian Sea, each one singularly different and unique. “I find that looking at just a field is sometimes an inspiration for me to paint and to try and capture the essence of what I have seen,” she says. While Irena is a huge fan of surrealism, she is also an avid admirer of Dali and Da Vinci. “I love rationalism and logic, and I love it because these are qualities I fail to cultivate in myself. It is why architecture moves me deeply, as this field brings together rationalism and art and practicality together in the most incredible of ways. And this is another reason to love Corfu. Corfu Town is an adventure in architecture. I see such life in the buildings there. Whenever I look at the Old Fort I am reminded of an old man who has lain down to rest for a while after a long and hard life. There is so much symbolism on every street, from the Venetian influences to the Hellenic touches, to its military past and of course the mythology and stories that are written into the very pavements of this place.” Irena has won several awards, but before she got known for her fluid and mystical style, she worked at many other jobs. She was a make-up artist, a role she enjoyed hugely, and loved working with colours while using the human face as her canvas. She also worked with a ceramics company, adorning the hand painted tiles with her imagination and skill, but ‘just a job’ was never enough for her artistic leanings. Unfortunately, like all great talent, she was plagued with self-doubt, and was unsure of her own abilities to venture beyond painting for herself. However, when she was 30 she was invited to be part of a team of exhibiting artists, and biting the bullet she decided to participate, and she was an instant success, her paintings snapped up by art connoisseurs who saw in her work that which she was too diffident to see herself. Today, Irena has eight personal exhibitions to her credit and has participated in over 120 exhibitions around the world in association with other artists. Her talent has won her two major international art awards (first prize from the Philological Society of Parnassos, Athens and from Chianciano Art Museum Italy), but mostly Irena continues to paint for art’s sake. In fact, ask her offhand, and she cannot even recall the names of the awards she won, and brushes aside these successes as negligible subjects of conversation. Her work has been covered by television
channels local, and some of her works have found their way to book covers as well. Hera Papapostolou, an art critic and art historian, Eva Perdiki an art historian, Marina Papasotiriou curator of the National Art Gallery of Corfu, Marina Mauromihali curator of the Corfu art Gallery and Dr. Nikolaos Papadimitriou assistant professor in the department of F.L.T.I. in the Ionian University, have all written about her work work, praising her unique style and ability to render logic and mysticism together on a single canvas. Her work is on display in the permanent exhibitions of the Corfiot Gallery, Department of Plus Corfiot Painting, as well as in the Municipal Theatre of Corfu, the Chinese Embassy in Athens and in private collections, while various institutions have bought into her talent as well. In her work. she prefers the use of mixed-media and thrives of combining texture and colour to create sensation. She is renowned for her themed work using chess as the template for her creations and this series of her work are striking and powerful, combining once again the elements of rationality that chess embodies with elements of surrealism and mysticism that is superbly juxtaposed against the starkness of black and white. Her series express the sacred feminine, portals to other worlds, floral touches and combine surrealism with an element of the mystical. She uses black and white, often with bold splashes of red to convey meaning and symbolism to her pieces, and each painting if comprised of a hundred different details that invite close inspection to take in their full nuances. Irena truly paints for the love if it, it a calling she cannot ignore. Very much an owl, she paints best at night when the world is asleep. In the silence of the dark her paintbrush springs to life, and her imagination takes her to those worlds only artists get to visit. “Painting is like meditation to me,” she says thoughtfully, “I lose myself completely in it, and only
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when a certain threshold of creative energy has been reached can I stop.” She does not paint for money or recognition, as we have seen earlier. “In this business, money comes, money goes. Some months you sell a lot of paintings, some months you don’t. But this is not why I paint. I create art because it is as natural to me as breathing, it is something I have to do.” Irena is diverse in her artistic range. Some of her paintings are water colours that embody the mystical qualities of the flowers one finds on Corfu. Yet others are bold and vibrant, with elements of sophisticated symbolism that speak to hidden truths she has explored in imagery. And then there are her mixed media pieces that are almost childlike in the maturity of their expression. She is keen to explore different variants of art in the future and is planning a series of artistic endeavours that combine the tree of life with anthropological elements that explore the various aspects of human evolution. Her other love is angels and their magical, ethereal quality and she hopes to start work on a theme of paintings that convey all the elements of these beings that are so much a part of every world culture. Irena also enjoys working with children. She loves them and especially enjoys them when they are between the ages of one and three… possibly one of the few people in the world who enjoys humans while they are full throttle in their terrible twos - one cannot really fathom the working of the artistic mind. Irena has conducted art classes for children of various age groups and has benefited greatly from these interactions she feels. “If I was not an artist, I’d be a nanny,” she says quite firmly. And in that one line she sums up her art. Innocent yet ageless, gentle yet forceful, simple yet complicated, playful yet gracious – in fact, that also sums up Corfu, that incredible work of art that Nature made. It is not surprising that Irena Penna made this island her home.
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location “The well known producer
talks about his globally popular show and what it was like filming and working in Corfu
Christopher Hall needs no introduction to anyone who watches TV regularly. He is the son of the radiant actress, Leslie Caron, and the versatile director Peter Hall who taught him all about the “civilizing importance of the arts”. He has produced some of the greatest hits on British television such as Archangel and Hound of the Baskervilles to name a few. In 2005, he was nominated for an Emmy for the animated natural history drama, Pride. He finished the ten-part series, Dracula, and a 13-part medical series, Critical. The list goes on, but Christopher is at the moment, the producer behind the enormously successful, The Durrells in Corfu, which is based on the characters from Gerald Durrell’s famous works, The Corfu Trilogy. The show has captured the imagination of an audience around the world and revolves around the central figure of the life of Gerald Durrell’s mother, albeit with some creative license from the actual trilogy. “It’s not a pure adaptation. We capture the spirit of Gerald Durrell’s books and we worked with Simon Nye the very talented writer who did the previous British TV adaptation of “My family and other Animals”. We play a lot with distances and decided to use the whole island – we used locations that worked visually,” says Christopher. And that certainly worked well. Viewers have been entranced by the island as depicted on the television series and the heart-warming show has made Corfu an even more popular destination with travellers than ever before. Christopher believes the success of the show is down to the fact that it touched on a simpler time, when childhood was safe. When a child could go out in the morning with his sandwiches and come back after a day of wandering
and romping, being allowed free reign to develop his interests as creatively as he saw fit. There was the charm of the central figure of the show, Louisa Durrell, the mother of Gerry, Larry, Leslie and Margo. Through the book, and this was recaptured vividly in the show, was her enlightened parenting style that went on to produce twoworld famous writers who hugely impacted the world. “Of course, other than the story line, the success was also down to the entire team that came together to implement the vision. The terrific writing, the performances, design, costume, make-up, titles, music…all the elements came together to make the show the success it is” And of course, as lovers of Corfu know, the setting could not have been better, Each season was filmed over a period of three to four months and involved long hours of planning and work and coordination. And of course, this came with its own set of challenges while on location at Corfu? “It wasn’t always easy,” says Christopher wryly. “We had to deal with the heat and mosquitos and Corfu has little in the way of film infrastructure. I don’t see why it should, as it is primarily a holiday destination, and not geared to the film industry, but it did mean the logistics had to be planned far more carefully and we had to bring in a lot of equipment from Athens and the UK.” “We worked with the Roula Rouva Estate Agency from day one and it has been a very successful partnership. They helped us navigate our way through many issues while we used their premises as our production offices. It was very useful to have their space to work from and to store our things during our time there. In fact, Roula Rouva became our fairy godmother,” says Christopher, with a laugh. The filming of The Durrells in Corfu was what brought Christopher to this island. “I had visited other Greek islands, but it was my first time in Corfu, when we filmed the first season of this show,” says Chris. Would he ever consider moving here? “No,” he says firmly, “I’m an Englishman and no matter where I travel I need to return home.” But he is certain he would like to come back for more visits, as like many others he recognises the unique quality of this place. The Durrells in Corfu should be returning to film in Corfu in September this year to start work on the fourth season, and Chris is certainly looking forward to that. He especially loves the local tavernas and by his own admission loves his food - Marina’s Taverna in Corfu Town has especially good memories. Chris speaks warmly of the openness and friendliness of the Corfiot people, and he and the cast and crew truly enjoyed their time here. So as an eager television audience around the world waits for the next season of the The Durrells in Corfu the island looks forward to the return of Chris and his team. For through the show they transmit to the world all that Corfu holds dear – simplicity, warmth, gentle living and the incredible beauty of this lovely island. We can’t wait to turn our tellies on.
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“Corfu is the kind of place where falling in love
comes easy… the people, the gentle Greek dogs, the incredible blue of the sea… they all inspire a deep wellspring of love that impacts life at a very personal level…
Go to the North of the island and everyone knows him. From the garage owner who will fix your puncture for a tenner, to the man with the travelling fish van, to the accountant, to the chef at the local Chinese… everyone knows Andy. He’s Mr Fixit, and if he can’t get something done for you, there’s a good chance it can’t be done at all. He has the energy of a thousand whirlwinds and he’s a popular sight in his black Land Rover Freelander which can be seen zipping about the North throughout the day as he ferries clients around, or just generally goes about sorting out things for the local community. From arranging toilet seats to getting you insurance to introducing you to the best tavernas in town, Andy is your man. Andy Marshall was all set to be a policeman in the UK, soon after he left school. So before he embarked on his working life he treated himself to a holiday on Corfu thirty years ago… and he never bothered going back. The island grabbed him, and he grabbed back with both hands. He is the ultimate entrepreneur and the most consummate people person you will ever meet. A combination that saw him try his hand at many things over the years. From a young age he was a qualified water ski instructor and had his own ski school and water sports centre, ran night clubs, and guest houses, was a catalogue model on the quiet... and over the
years he became an integral part of the social fabric of life in north Corfu. He joined Roula Rouva Estate Agency ten years ago, lending his own special charm and zest to the business – his natural outgoing nature and cheerful disposition winning him clients from all over, clients who quickly became friends. But Andy will be the first to admit that all he has done over the last decade, both in his personal and professional life would not have been possible without the quiet, steady and gentle presence of his fiancé, Martina Delezalova, who has been the perfect foil to his adventurous and gregarious ways. You probably will not find two people more different to each other, but you’d also be hard pressed to find two people who dovetail into each other more beautifully. Martina, who is from the Czech Republic, likes the quiet life, is an early riser, preferring to go to bed early and have quiet nights in. She is an avid exercise enthusiast who is currently planning a career in personal training and fitness and speaks in soft and measured tones. Andy, in contrast, loves a good party - the later into the night, the better, and finds it difficult to sit still and do nothing. Andy and Martina are living proof that opposites not only attract but work together exceedingly well. They met on Corfu ten years ago. And the island, they believe, had something to do with them falling in love almost instantly. Martina had arrived from the Czech Republic, with a friend who had worked here previously, having found a waitressing job in Corfu online. She still recalls her first trip in to Corfu, “I arrived in Venice, having travelled from Czech by bus, and had to walk from the bus station to the port with my suitcases. I’ll never forget that.” Her new boss met her in Corfu, and showed Martina and her friend to the apartment, and then nine days later promptly moved into the apartment with them. They contacted Andy via a mutual friend to explain the uncomfortable situation they had found themselves in and, voila, in inimitable Andy fashion, he had sorted them out with new jobs and an apartment before you could say Kerkyra. The new job was not all that Martina hoped it would be, however, and she fell ill, to boot. Andy was at his attentive best bringing her food and medicines and taking care of her till she was a bit better and able to go home back to the Czech Republic. But it wasn’t long before he messaged her asking her to return, and Martina did not have to be asked twice. She came back to Corfu and moved in with Andy and ten years later they are still together, living in the same pretty little villa by the sea, taking care of Betsy their spaniel, each other and all those who come into their lives. Did they expect it to go so far? “Not really,” says, Martina, “and there are times when I still want to kill him,” she says with a laugh. When asked about how the differences in their personalities work for her she says, with a smile, “I want him to be happy, and so I enable that in the best way I can. I love that he is so helpful and kind with everyone, and he has a great relationship with his mother, which is quite beautiful. And when it’s just the two of us, lying outside on mattresses looking up at the stars on a soft summer evening, the differences seem to matter even less than they normally do. Andy was a lot more
of everything he is now when I first met him, and I was just 25. Together we’ve grown into each other and brought out the best in each other.” Andy is equally committed to Martina. Most of his clients get to meet her, even if it is a quick run past her place of work to say hello as he takes them around the island. He mentions her name often in conversations and will sometimes stop to pick her seasonal wild flowers that he knows she likes as he returns home in the evenings. He made sure she learnt how to drive and continues to encourage her independence and talents with a tenderness that is especially touching. So how did life in Corfu play out for their love story? While living in Corfu can feel like an endless holiday, both Andy and Martina have worked hard at making their lives on the island comfortable. And despite the glorious vistas that greet them on their doorstep every morning, and the wide and diverse circle of friends they have cultivated, both of them do feel the need to escape every now and again. Martina, especially, misses
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her family, and goes back once a year to visit to them and every year, together, they both plan a holiday in some other part of the world over the winter. Their firm favourite is Cuba, where Andy can fish and Martina and can laze about by the sea without worrying about getting up for another long day at work. Like all couples they have their worries but they both know that they will be able to handle it together. They’ve both built good relationships with each other’s families, and this has helped them both stay close to each other over the last decade. Andy’s mother, Isobel, summers in Corfu each year, and she and Martina have a loving, easy relationship that has grown stronger and stronger with time. And despite the small size of the island, where there are not a lot of places to run to, this couple has ensured that they give each other a lot of space to grow and develop as individuals, cultivating interests and friendships that give them a life beyond each other, as well. In all of the last ten years, Corfu has been the backdrop to their romance and the life they continue to build together. And one couldn’t imagine a more perfect setting to meet the love of one’s life. In Sidari, at the north of Corfu, amongst the soaring cliffs is a little islet called Canal d’Amour. It is said that if you swim across it to the other side you are certain to find your true love. It certainly worked for Andy and Martina, and not surprisingly, they don’t live too far away from this spot. Certainly, those who know Corfu will tell you that falling in love here is easy… for even if you don’t meet the love of your life in Corfu, you will most certainly fall in love with Corfu – and there are few loves as special as this.
Ελληνικά to me It’s all
“ Despina Polychronopoulou is a skilled Greek language teacher who makes the learning process fun and interesting „ Despina (known as Depy to her students and friends) tells you that she uses a fun‘teknika’ to teach her students a new language. She keeps her students engaged and busy while conquering their fear of learning a new language. “Language is what enables communities, transfer of information and leads to a better understanding. I want to do my part in helping make this happen,” she says, with a smile. “I’m especially keen to teach children under the age of 10, and do not follow traditional teaching methods for children or adults; I tailor my teaching to their individual needs. ”She has trained in teaching both languages and is specialised in teaching Greek as a second language and has a certificate of proficiency in English in addition to her official teaching license.
She tries to make her schedule as flexible as possible to accommodate her students’ needs and works hard to understand the individual levels of ability of those she works with. She also conducts short-term courses for tourists who are looking to get a sense of language. “There is however no substitute for individual practice, and your proficiency in Greek, or any language will depend on your personal commitment to it,” she says firmly. It is obvious, that Despina is passionate about Greek and about Corfu equally. She feels few places reflect the versatility and beauty of the Greek language as Corfu does. And with her cheerful disposition, her wide smile and can-do attitude, it’s not surprising that she is very much in demand for her services on this vibrant island that is so loved by all who visit it.
Despina can be contacted at: +30 697225 8735 email@example.com
With the magnificent Albanian coastline soaring up in the horizon to the crystal blues of the sea to the bustling life of the Corfuâ€™s second-biggest town, Acharavi that stays open around the year offering people access to great food and community living, to the pretty village of Arillas and itâ€™s new-age centres of healing and meditation, the north of the island offers wonderful year-round living and an easy way of life that would be hard to match anywhere else in the world.
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With its unparalleled privacy, this beautiful villa is the perfect hiding place for those wanting to get away from it all. A place where you can relax on the verandah with magical sunsets. Four bedrooms – four bathrooms. Breathtaking sea views. Infinity pool. Contemporary living area. State-of-the-art kitchen. Electric gates.
Beautiful, two-storey villa of 176sqm on a plot of) 4450 sqm. Ground floor consists of a living room with fireplace, master bedroom, hall, and a bathroom. First floor consists of another bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchen and an amazing view of the sea. The villa is surrounded by beautiful stone walls, has an electric gate, a driveway and a swimming pool.
Pr i ce: 1 .60 0.0 00 €
This amazing 4 level property of 550 sqm is one of the few surviving examples of Venetian Manor Houses built in the sixteenth century. Restored with great care, the atmospheric ambience of this home carries you back to the well-documented accounts of the island by Laurence and Gerald Durrell. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Garden Terraces, Sea and mountain Views Swimming Pool, 200m Olive Press. P ric e : 899 . 000€
P r ic e: 890. 000€
The outside of this character villa mansion is 'Durrellsesque'. It is the second largest villa in Agioi Douli village and was built in the 1800s. It has beautiful sea and mountain views with easy access to the village amenities. The property has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Each bedroom has either a veranda or balcony facing out to the sea.
Luxury villa with wonderful sea views and sunsets. It combines traditional Greek architecture with modern and contemporary interior design and is spread over two levels. Three double patio doors lead to the infinity swimming pool surrounded by a lounge made from natural stone and patio areas. A natural stonebuilt barbecue adds to the charm of this lovely home.
Pr i ce: 6 90 .00 0€
P ric e : 475 . 000€
Traditional 1923 building stone house 337 sqm nestled in a lush green olive grove. Its position, in combination with its façade being free from other buildings, gives it the privilege of a spectacular, unobstructed view It consists of a building that, up until 1970, was used as an olive press and three more adjoining 2-storey buildings that comprised the main house. P r ic e: 272. 000€
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Beautiful 2 storey detached house of 120sq.m on a plot of 2.200sq.m with terraced olive grove.Breathtaking, panoramic sea and mountain views. Feel carefree and enjoy amazing sunsets! The ground floor consists of a hallway, 2 bedrooms (1 master bedroom with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe), WC and covered verandas. The First floor consists of an open plan lounge/dining area/ kitchen with large balcony. P ric e : 219 . 000€
A fantastic home of 190 sqm on a plot of 1,300 sqm with many fruit and olive trees and space to put a pool. It consists of two floors, ground floor lounge with open fire and a separate dining area and kitchen. The second floor has three double bedrooms and a bathroom as well as full-size garage and parking 4/5 cars. A real bargain at this price.
In the outskirts of the village, this 160 sqm house sits on its own grounds of 5,000sqm. Built in 1985, it was renovated in 2000. It consists of a lounge/diner, separate lounge with open fire, fully-fitted kitchen, bathroom, one WC and 3 double bedrooms. There is a big balcony around the front and side which could make a great area for entertaining and relaxation. Pr i ce: 2 50 .00 0€
P r ic e: 199. 000€
Lovely restored old 1 bedroom house measuring 130sq.m. providing beautiful uninterrupted countryside views. The first floor consists of a large kitchen, lounge and dining area with balcony. On the ground floor there is a bedroom (with veranda) and a bathroom plus a small room that could be either a second bedroom or an office. There are two separated entrances for each floor. Pr i ce: 1 59 .00 0€
A lovely traditional stone house of 180 sqm on a plot of 4000 sqm. It is a two-storey building with a large terrace that offers a sea view. On the first floor there are 3 bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen, while the ground floor consists of 2 bedrooms, a traditional oil press room and a storage area. The house is in need of renovation.
This property of 75 sqm consists of 2 bedrooms, bathroom, lounge, fully fitted kitchen and TV room that the owner presently uses as a third bedroom when they have guests. An extension can be made to the property outwards or upwards to make this a very comfortable 3 / 4 bedroomed, two bathroom property.
P ric e : 15 0. 000€
P r ic e: 139. 000€
This beautiful 2-storey detached house of 75 sqm that sits on 1,000 sqm of land. It consists of an open plan lounge/diner/kitchen with open fire and wooden beamed ceilings and a bathroom. The first floor has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and there are sea views and country views. Plus private parking, barbecue area and fenced-in dog area. The house is ready to move into. Pr i ce: 9 9.0 00 €
Lovely 3-bedroom house measuring 85 sqm. That sits in a plot of 350 sqm. The house is in good condition although would benefit from some redecoration. The property is all on one level, has a diesel heater and aluminium windows and doors. The outside garden area is very nice with fruit and olive trees. The entire place is also fenced and gated for security.
A lovely 120 sqm traditional two-storey stone house which needs minor renovation. It is set on a 300 sqm plot. Each floor has its own entrance and consists of a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. It has lovely mountain views and It is situated in the centre of the village and distance to beach is approx 5 km.
P ric e : 99 . 000€
P r ic e: 78. 000€
Detached one- bedroom house with fireplace, a lounge, a dining room, kitchen, bathroom. It has been well-renovated and the property is in excellent condition and furnished as well. Moreover, it has got a garden with several trees (fig tree, tangerine, orange trees). It is worth mentioning that the stonestructured paddock ends with fencing made of solid iron. Pr i ce: 5 5.5 00 €
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A lovely two-storey town-house. The ground floor consists of a lounge and a separate kitchen/diner and a lovely wooden staircase that takes you to the first floor where you will find a bathroom and 2 double bedrooms. From the bedrooms there is a balcony which boasts spectacular country views. The house benefits from a central heating system and is located in a picturesque village. P ric e : 49 . 950€
Traditional house of 148 sqm comprising of 3 buildings. The main building has 2 levels, a large basement, upper level lounge, 2 bedrooms, a bathroom. The second building is 30 sqm, has a kitchen dining space and another room. The third building is a storage area convertible into a studio apartment. With renovation it will make a wonderful home with a garden and amazing sea views. P r ic e: 49. 000€
Sea front land measures approx 17,000 sqm situated next to a nature reserve and only 5 metres from a lovely sandy beach, offering fantastic sunsets. The land is flat and has electricity and water very close by, with an excellent access road. This would be a great opportunity for anyone looking to invest in this area either privately or commercially.
A unique waterfront plot of land measures 4,000 sqm, allowing a build of 200 sqm, with easy access from the road. This would be a fabulous spot to build either your dream or holiday home. However this plot could be a great opportunity for anyone interested in an investment, the owner could create a paradise hotel with unparalleled views out to sea.
Building plot of 5,133 sqm facing Astrakeri beach, in an olive grove with 65 trees on Cape Astrakeri at Corfu’s north coast. There is the possibility to create direct sea access. Buildable up to 223 sqm plus basement. The plot lies 10 metres above sea level and has a gentle slope. This makes it suitable for a house design with a basement plenty of light.
Pr i ce: 5 49 .00 0€
P ric e : 350 . 000€
P r ic e: 255. 000€
A fantastic plot of approximately 10,800 sqm situated about 500 metres from the beach. It offers beautiful sea views and is buildable up to approximately 360 sqm for residence or commercial use with additional building for terraces, basement and a large pool. The traditional village of Nea Peritheia is only a kilometre away where you can find plenty of amenities like supermarket and tavernas. Pr i ce: 2 00 .00 0€
Plot of 2,200 sqm, slightly elevated where you can build up to 200 sqm. It offers stunning views of the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea and the Diapontia Islands of Mathraki, Erikousa, and Othoni. Electricity and water supplies are nearby. A unique opportunity to build the house of your dreams and enjoy amazing sea views around the year.
Amazing plot of 3.000sqm, ideal property to build your dream house and enjoy stunning views of the crystal clear waters and the countryside, has water supply and you can easily connect electricity and telephone supplies. You can build up to 200 sqm. It is located in a tranquil and peaceful area and very close to supermarkets, pharmacies and other amenities.
P ric e : 89. 000€
P r ic e: 80. 000€
Agios Panteleimonas | RR2034
For sale, 3,200sqm plot of land, only 900 metres from the beach with amazing view to the sea and the resorts of Sidari and Acharavi. You can build up to 200 sqm. The plot has over 50 olive trees and is located in a quiet area, only 300m from the centre of Acharavi in the North side of Corfu.
For sale a plot of 4,080 sqm with a spectacular, panoramic sea view. Situated near the traditional village of Agios Panteleimonas, buildable to approximately 200 sqm with easy access to electric and water supplies. The distance from the village is 300 metres and Acharavi beach is 2.5 km away. Corfu town and the airport are approximately 30 km away.
Pr i ce: 6 9.9 00 €
P ric e : 52. 000€
For sale, a 3,120 sqm plot of land with amazing view. You can build up to 1000 sqm. An old, stone house of 70 sqm which needs total renovation is located within the plot. There is private road and easy access to water and electricity supplies. The resort of Acharavi and the beach are approx 4km away. Corfu town and the airport are approx 37 km away. P r ic e: 49. 000€
Complex of holiday accommodation in a plot of 16,500 sqm and very close to the beach. The unit consists of six buildings, buildings A, B and C, the family flats, one two-bedroom villa, one pool snackbar and reception. Swimming pool, tennis court, children's pool, jacuzzi and children’s playground. Completely renovated in 2005.
Pr i ce: 1 .80 0.0 00 €
This hotel measures approximately 1,100 sqm and sits on a plot of 4,000 sqm. It is in very good condition and offers studios and apartments with a lovely swimming pool, bar and garden. Located just metres from the beach and shopping centre. Opportunity for anyone looking to invest in a successul, ongoing business with the same clients returning each year. There is also an option to build a further 250 sqm. P ric e : 1.500. 000€
For sale, apartment complex, consisting of 4 apartments: 2 apartments of 60 sqm each, with 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom and balconies. 2 apartments of 40 sqm each, with 2 bedrooms, an open space living room/kitchen, bathroom and balconies. The complex is situated in a quiet area, is in perfect condition and has a beautiful and well maintained garden of approx 800 sqm. P r ic e: 500. 000€
A great investment opportunity for an apartment complex of 269 sqm in a 665,39 sqm plot that offers amazing sea views. It consists of two levels and includes six studios and two apartments with two bedrooms each. All apartments are furnished and have air conditioning. Only 30 metres from the beach and a 5-minute walk to shops, restaurants, supermarkets, bars, tavernas, post office, doctors etc. Pr i ce: 4 00 .00 0€
This complex consists of 8 two-bedroomed, fullyfurnished apartments. It measures 400 sqm with each apartment being 50 sqm. They are spread over 2 floors with 4 apartments on the ground floor and 4 apartments on the 1st floor, all sitting within grounds measuring 3,300 sqm. This property is being sold furnished. with an additional plot of 1,300 sqm which is being used as a parking area. P ric e : 39 9. 000€
Studio and apartment complex consisting of two large apartments of 75 sqm and 80sqm respectively, plus four studios measuring approx 30-35 sqm each. The property is fenced on a plot of 2,100 sqm The garden is nicely laid out and there is also a play area with a watering well. Located just 20 metres from the golden beach it is an ideal investment as the complex is ready for immediate use. P r ic e: 320. 000€
An apartment complex 190 sqm, this two-storey property is set in a 1,500 sqm plot. The ground floor is a taverna which has not been in business for the last few years and a small staff-studio apartment. Spacious verandas surround the apartments and offer stunning views. The property needs renovation and is located in a quiet and peaceful area. It is an ideal family business opportunity. Pr i ce: 3 20 .00 0€
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This complex of 120sqm consists of 2 two-bedroom apartments plus 2 studios. The land is approx 1500 sqm. The apartments are ideally placed only 100m to the sea and a few hundred meters to the centre of Acharavi. They would make a fantastic house or even a good rental business as there is plenty of room to put a pool and have great country views. P ric e : 17 9. 000€
This complex consists of 3x35sqm ground floor self contained apartments with double bedroom, shower rooms, kitchen and balcony. The first floor has 2 converted attic studios of approx 25sqm with shower room, kitchen and a shared patio area. Sea views can be enjoyed from this floor as well as spectacular mountain views. It is only a 500 metre walk to the beautiful, quiet, sandy beach. P r ic e: 169. 000€
The South of the island is gaining much popularity with party-makers and the younger set, but it does not detract from itâ€™s unparalleled beauty, the lush marshlands and some truly great restaurants and dining opportunities that stay open around the year. The South of Corfu is flatter and the beaches are sandy for the most part, and itâ€™s affordable quality of life attracts people from around the world throughout the year, either to holiday or to make it a permanent home.
This modern design luxury villa is built in three levels and is designed to offer a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle. Its extraordinary exterior design and flawless interior functionality will satisfy even the most demanding buyer or real estate investor. There is a large, beautiful swimming pool where residents can enjoy a swim or relax with a book. Pr i ce: 1 .70 0.0 00 €
For sale a 380 sqm traditional mansion. A unique house with great historical value as the poet, Gerasimos Markoras, lived here and hosted great personalities who were intellectuals and artists during his time here. The property is furnished with the personal furniture of the poet and it has a wellmaintained garden decorated with fruit trees and flowers all set in an approximately 3,000 sqm plot. P r ic e: 1. 200. 000€
This beautiful 3-bedroom and 3-bathroom villa of 200 sqm is set in a superb panoramic position above the transparent waters of the Ionian Sea. The villa blends elegant interiors and al fresco areas that are fully equipped for dining and relaxation. It features stylish furnishings and has high-beamed ceilings, solid wood floors, a fireplace and colourful artwork.
Wonderful villa of 180 sqm sits on a plot of 2,000 sqm, is built on 2 levels and has been recently renovated. Ground floor comprises an open plan kitchen / dining room / living room with a fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The first floor holds the master bedroom and bathroom. Great opportunity for a villa with fantastic views, for permanent residence, or an investment. Pr i ce: 4 75 .00 0€
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This dream 375 sqm villa has a lot to offer, is just 500 metres from the beach on a 4,000 sqm plot of land. Superbly built with stone and wood and comprises of three levels. It benefits greatly from natural light and it has panoramic unobstructed views on all sides. A large heated swimming pool and a stone-built barbecue in the landscaped garden offer additional pleasure. P ric e : 1.300. 000€
Beautiful 4-bedroom villa surrounded by olive trees offers an atmosphere of peace. The pool terrace with its built in BBQ and separate Jacuzzi offers a stunning setting for relaxation. The balconies boast spectacular sea views and there is a pathway from the villa which leads direct to a small private beach (1 min), which is perfect for snorkeling, fishing and swimming. Pr i ce: 8 00 .00 0€
P ric e : 68 0. 000€
This serene villa is situated in a peaceful location, directly above the beach, overlooking emerald waters, set on a plot of 1,100 sqm. The house consists of a living area, kitchen, 2 spacious bedrooms and one bathroom. Beautifully landscaped, with stone patios and pathways, pergola, BBQ area, and a tree house, all providing relaxing spots to enjoy the lovely sea views. P ric e : 32 0. 000€
Have you ever imagined having your own beach? Well, here we offer you this opportunity. This property is taken out of a fairytale given its spectacular location. Stunning sea and mountain views on the way up the house and a garden with colorful flowers, olive and fruit trees make for pleasurable all-year living. It consists 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, on a plot of 4,000 sqm P r ic e: 585. 000€
Traditional 200 sqm. stone house set on 4,000 sqm. Repaired and renovated to modern standards while retaining its traditional style and Corfiot architecture. Ground floor consists of a spacious living room with fireplace, dining room, a full- equipped modern kitchen and a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. First floor holds a spacious hall, two large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and an office area. P r ic e: 280. 000€
Newly built maisonette only 50m from the sea. The big advantage of the area is its large sandy beach. This charming 90 sqm maisonette has a 70 sqm garden. Is built on two floors and consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and bathroom. It is an excellent opportunity for someone who wishes to have a house right next to the sea.
Pr i ce: 2 25 .00 0€
Newly built, detached house on 2,400 sqm plot in a quiet location, It consists of a spacious living/dining room with a fireplace, fully function kitchen, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. The surrounding area is well maintained with grass, flowers, trees and a lovely stone well. There is enough space to create a swimming pool. The biggest advantage of the property is the additional building rights. P ric e : 220 . 000€
Two storey detached house of 100 sqm on a plot of 1,400 sqm in excellent condition. Ground floor consists of an open plan living room / dining room / kitchen, bathroom. First floor has 2 bedrooms, one bathroom. There is a garden with a lawn and trees and it is a wonderful option as a permanent or a holiday residence in a peaceful area. In excellent condition and close to the sea. P r ic e: 220. 000€
A unique residence of 74 sqm only 300metres away from the famous sand dunes and endless beaches with their crystal clear waters, on a plot of 630 sqm, with fruit trees, tall pine trees and flowers. It consists of two comfortable apartments. At the rear, there is a functional storage room and two outdoor showers. Ideally for investment as you can rent the property as holiday lettings. Pr i ce: 1 55 .00 0€
This house could be characterized as a hidden paradise, overlooking the stunning blue waters, ideal to be used as a cozy residence either for summer vacation or around the year. Relax and spend your evening listening to the sound of the waves. It consists of two bedrooms, kitchen and a living room with fireplace, it is 85sqm. and has an outdoor space of 300 sqm. P ric e : 150 . 000€
At this old ‘pirate village we have this great traditional 2-storey, stone house, fully renovated in line with Corfiot traditions, with views on to the crystal water of the Ionian Sea. The ground floor consists of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and direct access to the veranda and a garden with its fruit trees. The first floor has a fully functional kitchen and is in absolute harmony with the spacious living room. P r ic e: 135. 000€
Beautiful, traditional house with amazing view to the endless crystal clear waters of the sea. The ground floor has a large open space kitchen. An external, stone staircase leads us to a balcony and to the entrance of the first floor which consists of a large hallway, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. A lovely yard completes the house. This is a property that, if renovated, can have many possibilities for relaxed, peaceful living. Pr i ce: 1 25 .00 0€
A stone house of 70 sqm in a plot of 200 sqm that was built around 1950 and consists of 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. It has been recently renovated. It has a beautiful fenced garden with flowers and a paved yard. Episkopiana village is built on a mountain overlooking the countryside and is located just 3 km from the beach and the seaside. P ric e : 75. 000€
This beautiful, sunny, traditional house is situated in a picturesque neighbourhood in the centre of Lefkimi. It consists of 2 levels of 55 sqm each, which are connected through an external staircase but there are also separate entrances. A unique opportunity for a lovely, permanent residence. It needs total renovation. It is also ideal for a holiday house since the distance from the sea is only 2km. P r ic e: 35. 000€
Unique plot of land situated right at the southern tip of the island Opportunities like this are very rare. This amazing plot which lies in a tranquil position right on the seashore has breathtaking views across the ocean, with a great expanse of sandy beach. This flat plot measures approximately 18,000 sqm and builds approximately 500 sqm for a residential, or approximately 2,000 sqm for a hotel. Pr i ce: 9 90 .00 0€
Plot with wonderful sea views. The boundaries of the plot are situated 80 metres from the sea and the plot is adjacent to the road. This big plot consists of 3 independent plots where each one is allowed a build of 280sqm approximately. As a single plot it is ideal for a big hotel unit to be constructed as it can build up to 5,000 sqm. The location is stunning and worth a visit. P ric e : 65 0. 000€
Unique sea front plot offering fantastic sunsets, situated in a tranquil area of immense natural beauty. The land has a very slight elevation with 33 metres of sea frontage. Facing the south-west you have the benefit of all day sunshine and amazing night skies as well. This is a truly unique spot to build a villa, which offers access to a lovely private beach.
P r ic e: 550. 000€
This unique plot of 11,500 sqm is flat with electricity and water supplies nearby and has easy access through a private road. It is the ideal plot to build either a single large villa of up to 700 sqm or two villas of 350 sqm each. Wonderful, breathtaking views to the crystal clear waters can be enjoyed from this spot. This plot offers the perfect combination of fine living, relaxation and fun. Pr i ce: 3 90 .00 0€
At the famous sandy beaches of southwest Corfu are found in the Prasoudi area which is where the plot is located. It measures approximately 5,500 sqm, and one can build a house of 220 sqm. It overlooks the blue sea and amazing sunsets. The plot leads to the beach that offers you endless hours of carefree relaxation and serenity. In a short distance there are restaurants and tavernas. P ric e : 29 0. 000€
"Gradually the magic of the island settled over us", quoted the well-known author, Gerald Durrell. In a magical location this 6,900 sqm plot is buildable up to 300 sqm and offers panoramic views. Situated in a lush green forest where the smell of pine trees revitalize the senses. The turquoise waters of Adriatic Sea and the songs of cicadas offer moments of relaxation and tranquillity. P r ic e: 140. 000€
Plot of land 1,500 sqm, buildable up to 400 sqm is for sale. The plot is flat with olive trees and really close to the beach, only a 100 metres from the beautiful beaches in Boukari, Messonghi. The area is home to cosy tavernas serving delicious Greek food. The entire area is made for year-round living, peace and relaxation.
Great plot of 2,415 sqm situated on a hill, it offers amazing views and is only 1 km away from the beach. The plot includes olive trees, fruit trees and a well, builds up to 200 sqm. The area is quiet and peaceful and offers beautiful views and privacy, while being situated very close to the centre of the village, the beach and necessary amenities.
Pr i ce: 1 00 .00 0€
P ric e : 79 . 000€
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Here we offer a plot of land with stunning sea views, measuring 2,200 sqm that can built up to 200 sqm. It sits in a tranquil area in the outskirts of Agios Deka which is a traditional village that is just 11 km away from the city centre, port and airport. The cosmopolitan tourist village of Benitses is only 6 km away and the nearest beach is a short ten minute drive away. P r ic e: 25. 000€
This hotel sits on 8,500 sqm, approximately 80 metres away from the sea. It consists of three floors, total area of approximately 2,150 sqm and 200 sqm of additional basement space. There are 52 double rooms, reception, restaurant, kitchen, lounge and bar, a swimming pool, a pool bar, mini golf course with 18 holes, a beach bar with gazebo and landscaped areas suitable for events. Pr i ce: 4 .00 0.0 00 €
Complex of 400 sqm consists of 10 apartments of 40 sqm which sits on a plot of land of approximately 6,000 sqm, on a hill side. The apartments are totally furnished. There are magnificent views of the sea from the big balconies and a wonderful swimming pool of 55 sqm. Additionally, there is a pool snackbar. It offers an excellent investment choice, with the nearest beach only 100 metres away. P ric e : 1.350. 000€
This complex consists of 2 buildings of 200 sqm and 350 sqm. The first building has got 8 (one bedroom) apartments with sea views and the second one has got 8 (one bedroom) apartments and 2 (two bedroom) apartments. Situated in a plot of 2,700 sqm and a share of beautiful gardens and a swimming pool with its own bar. The distance from the beach is a mere 700 metres. P r ic e: 650. 000€
Charming apartment complex, consisting of one large apartment with 5 rooms, three apartments with 2 rooms and six studios which are all fully equipped and furnished. Situated in landscaped grounds of 1,000 sqm and only a few metres from the sea. It has been operating since 2002 with returning clients and full occupancy. This is a very good investment for anyone looking to buy a healthy business. Pr i ce: 6 50 .00 0€
The property of 370 sqm, built on a fenced plot of 2,000 sqm, is located on a lovely sandy beach. It consists of a ground floor plus two floors, of 11 studios and one apartment fully equipped, with kitchen and bathroom in excellent condition. All have spacious balconies overlooking the deep blue sea. There is also the possibility to build a pool in the grounds, where there is a beach-bar. P ric e : 600 . 000€
This exclusive seafront complex of apartments in Glyfada is for sale. A great business opportunity to acquire a 4-apartment complex in Glyfada, consisting of 2 floors (ground floor and 1st floor). On the ground floor there are 2 apartments. Both apartments have a garden overlooking to the sea. On the 1st floor there are 2 further apartments. All apartments come with parking space. P r ic e: 500. 000€
Amazing investment opportunity! A beautiful twostorey, detached building with a great view to the river. It consists of 4 apartments and sits on a fenced plot of 386 sqm which is planted with fruit trees. The elevated ground floor consists of two apartments. On the first floor are two more apartments. The apartments can be rented to enable a stable, monthly income to the owner. Pr i ce: 1 50 .00 0€
Apartment complex of 340 sqm on a plot of 440 sqm very close to the beach. Comprises 3 studios and 2 apartments and is in need of total renovation. The beautiful beach of Agios Georgios is (approximately) 100 metres away, where the wonderful sandy coastline and the crystal clear waters attract thousands of visitors every year, offering endless moments of relaxation. P ric e : 100 . 000€
Great opportunity to buy a complex 206 sqm, on a plot of 857 sqm and about I km from nice beaches. It consists of 4 studios on the ground floor and 4 on the first. It was built in 1983 and needs some renovation and refreshing. The outside space is pretty, with olive trees, and can be very easily transformed into a beautiful garden. This is an excellent good investment opportunity. P r ic e: 80. 000€
Home to the famous Kensington-on-Sea, where the Rothschilds have their abode, the east of the island boasts a beautiful coastline that has to be seen to be believed. The village of Perama on this side of the island was where the Durrell family first made their home, and it is here that you can view the quaint and oft-photographed Mouse Island with itâ€™s pretty little church. There east of the island is the land of beautiful sunrises for those who like an early start.
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This is a rare find, a seaside villa in Corfu, with direct access to the sea. It is a spacious, luxury family villa in a prime location. It is designed in order to enhance the spectacular views. The garden and pool are beautifully landscaped, with terraces and balconies from which you can enjoy the deep blue sea that stretches endlessly before your eyes.
Pr i ce: 3 .50 0.0 00 €
This villa is located within a well-guarded complex of residences with a fencing wall for maximum security, and with breathtaking sea view. It has a total surface of 410 sqm, built within 2,000 sqm, enclosed with a carven stone wall for security. The villa is of top quality construction, built on three levels, connected with a wide indoor, wooden staircase, and has a swimming pool. P ric e : 2.100. 000€
Luxurious stone made, fully furnished villa of 175 sqm situated in a plot of 900 sqm, built on the hill side combining the magnificent view of the sea and the surrounding green scenery. It consists of 3 bedrooms, a spacious lounge, fully-equipped kitchen and a WC. There is a pool of 50 sqm, as well as a garden decorated with stone, and a garage with an electric gate. P r ic e: 1. 960. 000€
This 200 sqm villa with stunning panoramic views, is set in a ploy of 2,350 sqm. plot. The outdoor area has a beautifully lawned garden with flower beds and a pool. The ground floor consists of a bedroom with fitted wardrobes, living room, dining room and bathroom. An internal staircase leads to the first floor which has two bedrooms, kitchen, living room, dining room and two bathrooms. Pr i ce: 1 .55 0.0 00 €
The villa stands just above a tiny cove with rock bathing options and a track leading around the headland, under the shade of the Byzantine fortress, to other beaches with crystal clear waters. It is just a few metres from the sea and 1 km to the harbour. Attractively furnished and with an unusually large pool, this property has 4 bedrooms that can sleep 8 persons. P ric e : 1.000. 000€
This property of 285 sqm can become either your dream holiday house or an amazing investment opportunity since its repetitive clientèle bring income! Designed and furnished with the highest quality materials, a huge advantage is its location. It combines much-wanted serenity with the convenience of having close proximity to the village centre and being within walking distance to the beach and all amenities. P r ic e: 1. 000. 000€
There is little that can compare to the unique combination of privacy and seclusion experienced in this lovely villa. It is set on two levels and all of the bedrooms have balconies and sea views. The open plan lounge/dining area is big and spacious and opens out onto the most amazing covered terrace with incredible sea views. Wonderful sea-facing infinity pool. Pr i ce: 9 00 .00 0€
A marvelous villa of 178 sqm with a magical sea view as well a view of the surrounding area. The ground floor offers a spacious living/dining room with big window sashes, over the stunning sea view as well a bedroom with a spacious bathroom. The first floor has 3 bedrooms (one en-suite) and a bathroom. The exterior area consists of a large lovely pool as well as a barbecue. P ric e : 900 . 000€
A wonderful villa with an amazing sea view, built in 3 levels and in good condition. The lower level is 109 sqm and comprises of a living room, a kitchen, WC, a storage room and a utility room. On the ground floor there is a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom and a bathroom. The first floor has a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom. It is being sold fully furnished and equipped P r ic e: 900. 000€
Amazing villa with panoramic view, in a 2,300 sqm plot The exterior is tastefully decorated with cobblestones, a variety of flowers, a veranda, barbecue, a large swimming pool and a smaller one for children. The ground floor has a spacious fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace, 2 large bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first floor has one more bedroom and its own bathroom. Pr i ce: 8 50 .00 0€
This beautiful villa consists of ground floor with a kitchen, living room and w/c. The living room has 2 sets of patio doors, opening out onto the veranda and four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Each bedroom has a private balcony, equipped with table and chairs. A private pool, veranda, and sun terrace are accessed externally and are situated below the ground level of the villa. P ric e : 699 . 000€
A peaceful retreat near the beach where you can enjoy the sea views! Consists of an open-plan kitchen/dining/lounge. On the lower floor there is 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and on the upper floor there is 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room, as well a 1 twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Also included are a private pool, satellite TV and air-conditioning in all 3 bedrooms. P r ic e: 630. 000€
A unique villa with panoramic view. The flower garden with the fruit trees, the large pool, a barbecue and jacuzzi offer moments of complete relaxation and serenity. It consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, one WC, a fully equipped kitchen, an office and a large dressing room. The 1,600 sqm plot is fenced in with stone wall and decorated with cobblestones.
Do not miss the opportunity to own this property of 130 sqm on a plot of 1,160 sqm. This property has it all, located right on the sea, with fruit and olive trees which help the property keep its privacy. There is a stone staircase leading to the clear blue waters of the sea with private access as there is no other way to reach this piece of the beach in front of the property.
A luxury villa in Kassiopi just a few metres away from the beach. As we enter the main entrance, we find an open plan living room and kitchen, with patio windows leading to a terrace overlooking the garden and pool. On each side of the living room, there is a bedroom with its own bathroom. The master bedroom on the first floor, with its own en-suite bathroom.
Pr i ce: 5 95 .00 0€
P ric e : 540 . 000€
P r ic e: 470. 000€
A beautiful villa of 110sqm is set in the hillside with short walk taking us to a small and peaceful beach. The property is on 2 levels on a plot of 1,317 sqm. On the ground floor we have an open plan lounge kitchen, a bedroom with an en-suite shower, access to the paved terrace, pool and barbecue area. The first floor has 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
This villa of 60 sqm is upon 1,250 sqm of land. It consists of a large bedroom, kitchen, lounge in open plan. Bathroom has a full-size bath and glassed shower. The outside space is vast. The garden is well-tended with a great variety of plants and herbs. The pool sits in the middle of the garden as a great central feature with a surround in local stone.
Pr i ce: 3 45 .00 0€
P ric e : 220 . 000€
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Opportunity to buy property in the stunning area of Kalami. A maisonette of 100 sqm. The ground floor consists of living room with a fireplace, kitchen, and WC. A wooden staircase leads us to the first floor which has two spacious bedrooms,a bathroom and large balcony overlooking the beach. The property has a tank to collect rainwater and a garden of 165 sqm. P r ic e: 87. 000€
A plot of 12,000 sqm, buildable up to approximately 350 sqm on elevated ground with a stunning sea view. It is situated in a lush set of olive trees in an area of exclusive villas. It is only 300 metres away from a gorgeous beach which makes it a unique investment opportunity or an ideal home.
Beautiful land of 9,000 sqm surrounded by lush scenery with olive trees that give a sense of isolation and serenity in an exclusive area. It has spectacular sea views and is located only 300 metres from the beach. It is buildable up to 340 sqm which makes it a unique investment opportunity or ideal for building your own summer house.
Pr i ce: 5 80 .00 0€
For sale a plot of 14,210 sqm with amazing views to the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea .It is the ideal property to build either your dream villa or an investment property as it has building allowance up to approximately 400 sqm. It has easy access to water and electricity supplies. The beautiful beaches of Avlaki and Agios Stefanos are approximately 2 km away. P ric e : 420 . 000€
This beautiful plot situated only 600 metres from the sea has amazing 180-degree views. The plot is divided into two, the main plot measures 4,090 sqm with a further plot of 740 sqm on the other side of the road which could be used as parking. A truly lovely spot to build a home, or even to create a property offering rental income if desired. Pr i ce: 2 60 .00 0€
Fantastic opportunity to acquire a plot of 5.600 sq.m. which builds up to 230 sq.m. This would make a very good investment as it is located in a very popular but exclusive area of the island, with breathtaking, panoramic views across the ocean to Albania, the Diapontia islands of Othoni, Erikousa, Mathraki. Just a kilometer from the beach and only a 20min drive from the town. Pr i ce: 1 35 .00 0€
P r ic e: 380. 000€
A unique opportunity to own this very special 7,186 sqm plot. Simply amazing views facing the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea and the beautiful mountains. The new owner will be able to build different kind of properties such as an apartment complex or large villa of approximately 260 sqm. This is a very sought after area of Corfu and offers a fantastic investment opportunity. P ric e : 250 . 000€
Prime plot of land overlooking the ocean with magnificent mountain views. Situated in Nisaki on the east coast of the island in a quiet area yet only 150 metres to the sea. The land is buildable up to 400 sqm, and has many olive trees. It is the perfect spot to create the home of your dreams.
P r ic e: 160. 000€
The land measures approx 8,000sq mtrs and is nestled on a hillside offering stunning country views yet only 600mtrs from the sea. Corfu town and the airport are only 12km away. The land has easy access and builds up to 280sqm, making this an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to build their dream home, or even a small hotel or bed and breakfast.
For sale a 1071 sq.m. plot located in Agni in NorthEast Corfu. It has great sea view and direct access to electricity and water supplies. It is situated close to the main road and you can build up to (approx) 300sq.m. The beach of Agni is approx 400m away while the picturesque village Kentroma is (approx) 500m away.
P ric e : 125 . 000€
P r ic e: 120. 000€
Seaside hotel of 800 sqm in a plot of 3,900 sqm, consisting of two buildings. The first one has eight rooms and a two-bedroom apartment. The second building consists of five rooms on the ground floor and another four rooms on the first floor. There is also the reception, auxiliary space and parking space with beach bar-restaurant on the beach.
Rare opportunity to buy a sea front property! The complex is built on a plot of 1,124.26 sqm and consists of four three-storey buildings (triplex) of 150 sqm each plus swimming pool. 600 sqm in total, separated into 4 maisonettes of 100 sqm and 4 independent apartments of 50 sqm. The property is right on the beach.
Pr i ce: 2 .20 0.0 00 €
P ric e : 1.200. 000€
Fantastic investment opportunity. Tourist complex of 16 apartments with a restaurant and a beautiful pool situated in a 5,500 sqm plot. Unique view to the old town of Corfu and the south side of the island. At the north side you enjoy the magnificent view of the mountain Pantokratoras and the picturesque villages of Barbati and Nisaki.. The closest beach is approx 500 metres away. P r ic e: 1. 150. 000€
A very rare opportunity to purchase an investment property on the beach. The complex is 400 sqm in size and sits a well-tended garden of 900 sqm. The complex consists of 8 studios designed for self-catering, 2 twobedroomed apartments, 2 one-bedroom apartments with kitchen / diner with optional sofa beds in the kitchen Also included are laundry rooms and storage rooms throughout the complex. Pr i ce: 1 .00 0.0 00 €
For sale a traditional building of apartments with an amazing view of the Ionian Sea. The property consists of one 2-bedroom apartment, three 1-bedroom apartment, and six studios which sleep 2 persons each. Each of these sea view apartments/ studios is spacious with a private balcony/terrace and entrance. P ric e : 795 . 000€
Lovely 16-apartment complex situated in a warm and welcoming environment surrounded by greenery just 200 metres from the beach. This property could offer very good income. It measures 620 sqm and sits on a plot of 4000 sqm. The exterior area is fenced and beautifully landscaped, planted with grass, flowers and trees and large enough to allow the construction of a pool. P r ic e: 650. 000€
Complex of 170 sqm set in a 420 sqm plot consisting of two apartments and two spacious studios. Each apartment consists of an open space living room/ kitchen, two bedrooms and one bathroom and is fully furnished, in excellent condition and has a large swimming pool, 200 metres away from the centre of Kassiopi
A unique investment opportunity. 803 sqm complex consists of 2 apartments and 16 studios, divided into two 2-storey buildings all set in a plot of 830 sqm. The apartments and the studios are sold fully furnished. The complex is situated in the centre of Kassiopi, only 200 metres away from the beach, tavernas, supermarkets and shops.
Pr i ce: 4 99 .00 0€
P ric e : 430 . 000€
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A unique opportunity to buy a complex in a good condition with amazing views to the Ionian Sea and the mountain Pantokratoras. The complex is 190 sqm in a 3,160 sqm plot. It consists of 5 apartments that consist of an open space living room/kitchen, 2 spacious bedrooms, a bathroom and a balcony with beautiful view. The distance from the beach of Nisaki is approximately 600 metres. P r ic e: 350. 000€
If sunsets are your thing, then few places will afford you the glorious sky vistas that the west of the island does. From the stunning visual splendour of Paleokastritsa and the jagged rock of Agios Giorgios, the west of the island is everything one could want from a peaceful, quiet existence with its magnificent views, lush cypress forests and winding, picturesque roads. Life here progresses at an unhurried rate and itâ€™s the perfect part of the world to escape from it all.
Located on the top of a cliff, this property has the advantage of breathtaking sunsets. The unique feature is the marina which is located just at the end of the property, The property belonged to a British Consultant and consists of the main house and two bungalows all needing renovation. There is also a private path leading to an exclusive small beach. Pr i ce: 1 .50 0.0 00 €
This luxury villa offers a peaceful and private environment, with abundant accommodation in the form of 8 bedrooms, 5 of the bedrooms are en-suite – and 3 being completely self-contained, guest apartments A large horizon pool occupies the rear of the property, separated by stone walling and gateway. The cantilevered terraces look onto sunsets, north and west coasts and islands. P ric e : 1.250. 000€
A fantastic villa of 375 sqm on a plot of 4000 sqm, just 150 metres from a sandy beach, with a swimming pool. On the ground floor there is a three-bedroom apartment of 120 sqm. On the first floor there are two apartments. On the second floor is an apartment of 110 sqm with three bedrooms, a living/dining room, a huge 60 sqm veranda offering a fantastic view of the sea. P r ic e: 900. 000€
This luxury villa and adjoining guest cottage is set amidst mature gardens with exotic palms, fruit trees and a beautiful swimming pool. The property would make an ideal home or investment. The villa consists of a spacious open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room and 3 bedrooms. The guest cottage has open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room, bedroom and shower room. Pr i ce: 5 95 .00 0€
Luxurious villa of 280 sqm sits in a plot of 2,937 sqm. The main entrance leads to a hallway with WC, there is a very spacious living area with a well-equipped kitchen and dining area. Pool area includes terracing all around and a pergola. Two bedrooms on the ground floor with en-suite showers. The first floor has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.
This stunning, 2-storey villa of 130 sqm sits on a plot of 4,380 sqm. The ground floor of the villa consists of 2 self-contained studios/rooms. First floor has an open plan kitchen/lounge/diner, a large master bedroom and a family bathroom. You can enjoy breathtaking sunsets and the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding nature.
P ric e : 55 0. 000€
P r ic e: 395. 000€
Wonderful villa of 207 sqm on a plot of 1,800 sqm. It is on three levels and it is in excellent condition. Consists, kitchen on the ground floor, open plan living room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom. The first floor consists of a 40 sqm apartment with a bedroom, kitchen, a shower and storage areas. There is a wonderfully landscaped garden with palm and fruit trees. Pr i ce: 3 85 .00 0€
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Three-storey house of 180 sqm in a 4,000 sqm large plot of land, with olive trees. Fantastic sea views and great sunset. The ground floor consists of a very big living room looking towards , a separate kitchen, and a bathroom with shower. Upstairs there are three bedrooms, a bathroom with bath and jacuzzi. The basement is fully equipped with a separate studio.
This beautiful villa nestles in 1,455 sqm of land, offering amazing sunset sea views. It has 4 en-suite bedrooms, 2 with full baths. The second floor has a very large open plan kitchen/living/dining.. There is also a basement of 120 sqm which is currently being used as a work shop/store room. There is a permit to build a swimming pool.
P ric e : 32 0. 000€
P r ic e: 299. 000€
This is an amazing, newly built high-tech luxury villa with a fantastic sea view. It consists of an open plan kitchen, fully equipped, a large living/dining room bathroom a sea view bedroom and a mezzanine level that could be used as an extra bedroom and an office. There is also a large 65 sqm basement, swimming pool, patio and pergola.
An amazing semi-detached two-bedroom villa with swimming pool, consisting of two floors. In the lower level there is a big open plan kitchen/dining room/ living room, with an open fireplace, plus a small storage room. The indoor staircase takes us up to the first floor, with two bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. The plot the house sits on is 840 sqm.
For sale, a 70 sqm ground-floor detached house in Glifada. Situated only 100 metres away from the beautiful, sandy beach of Glifada this property consists of two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom. Outside, the garden is beautifully decorated with flowers. Its proximity to the beach, offers a panoramic view over the sea.
Pr i ce: 2 90 .00 0€
P ric e : 175 . 000€
P r ic e: 150. 000€
Semi detached traditional stone house with spectacular views. 200 sqm with character built on four levels. Each floor is 50 sqm and consists of two large rooms. The ground floor is an independent studio with its own entrance. The remaining floors need some repairs. An important feature of the house is the balcony on the first floor with it's magnificent view. Pr i ce: 1 50 .00 0€
A beautiful little cottage, could be a holiday home, but also fit for living all year round. It is 74 sqm and consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and a big open plan kitchen/living room. It sits on a plot of 963 sqm inside the village boundaries, which means that an extra 326 sqm can be built. Yard includes trees, bushes and flowers.
Old traditional house that has been renovated and consists of different levels. It has 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, a lounge area and a large garage with private access. In good condition, could be turned into a guest house or bed & breakfast to cater for customers of a nearby meditation centre.
P ric e : 149 . 000€
P r ic e: 120. 000€
We offer this renovated 2 bedroom house measuring 42 sq.m. and sitting on a plot of 1,000 sq.m., situated in the village of Peroulades, famous for Cape Drastis and the stunning sunsets. The house consists of: lounge, kitchen two bedrooms and a bathroom. There is also a parking area and garden. Pr i ce: 8 5.0 00 €
Traditional stone house in the picturesque village Lakones. It is situated in the center of the village and offers a beautiful sea view. Its renovation has already started without changing its traditional character. The ground floor has an open plan living room/kitchen and one WC. On the first floor, two bedrooms and a bathroom can be built while there is a veranda with a stunning sea view. P ric e : 75. 000€
A two-storey 50 sqm. house in excellent condition and fully renovated and furnished. The ground floor consists of a kitchen, dining room, small storage area and a bathroom while the first floor has a WC and an open plan bedroom/living room that leads us to a balcony covered with pergola where you can enjoy the stunning mountain views. P r ic e: 63. 000€
Unique seafront plot of 5,655 sqm facing southwest. It is in a quiet location with stunning sunsets. Close to the family resort of Agios Georgios, with all amenities within walking distance. The building permit allows 240 sqm suitable for a residential or holiday home with great rental potential. Electricity and water supply connections are nearby.
Plot of land 0f 2,000 sqm, buildable to 200 sqm in Agios Stefanos, north-west Corfu with panoramic view over the Diapontia islands. The plot is situated a few metres from the centre of this pretty resort with its long stretch of golden sand. Magnificent views out to sea and the Diapontia Islands offering beautiful sunsets..
Olive grove with a unique, uninterrupted, panoramic view. The property is just over 2000 metres and is buildable up to 200 sqm. It has about 30 olive trees and is configured into multiple levels down the slope, It is just a couple of hundred metres from the centre of Afionas, in a very quiet and secluded area. The only neighbour is a holiday villa.
Pr i ce: 3 20 .00 0€
P ric e : 21 0. 000€
P r ic e: 200. 000€
Fantastic plot of land with beautiful views across the headland offering spectacular sunsets. The land is buildable up to 330 sqm and the beach is 1.5 km away. The top of the land is flat and open, then the lands slopes down gently, facing north west and there is a small stream at the bottom of the property.
A plot of 10,250 sqm overlooking the bay and the vibrant countryside. Buildable up to 350 sqm. The plot incorporates 170 olive trees and many cypresses. Access is via an agricultural road and distance from the beach is just 1 km. There are no neighbours and without any noise. The village of Kavadades is just a short distance away.
Have you ever dreamed of owning a house in a peaceful area with panoramic views? This plot is the right choice to fulfil that dream! Situated in the north west side of Corfu, on the borders of the village Vistonas, this plot of 2,816sqm is sunny with olive and various other trees. You can build up to 200 sqm.
Pr i ce: 1 70 .00 0€
P ric e : 17 0. 000€
P r ic e: 85. 000€
A magnificent plot of land at the famous Angelokastro area in the western part of Corfu island. Directly facing the road from Krini Angelokastro is a superb location with unlimited mountain views with the sea on the horizon, yet only six kilometers from the resort of Paleokastritsa. There is a permit to build a restaurant or house of 200 sqm is available.
Famous for its spectacular sunsets, this prime plot of land of 1,600sqm is nestled just off the beaten track, in the sleepy village of Dafni, situated up a small side road which winds its way up to the breathtaking views of the surrounding area, with villages dotted around the hillsides, and stunning views to the sea and mountains. Buildable up to 400 sqm.
Land measures 1,180 sqm, builds up to 147 sqm plus balconies, basement and pool. By law, the allowance is for a two-storey property plus a roof. If the land has a slope there is a possibility to build a basement if required. The plot has easy access from the main central road and is located only 900 metres from the beach.
Pr i ce: 8 0.5 00 €
P ric e : 75 . 000€
P r ic e: 32. 000€
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This charming hotel which was built in 2003 to a very high standard offers 78 beds (36 rooms) three swimming pools and a Jacuzzi. Restaurant, two bars, tennis court, pool table and table tennis area, private parking. The hotel is contracted out until 2013 with an option to extend, currently operating as an allinclusive with a tour operator.
Complex of four independent bungalows, 42 sqm each. Also a 170 sqm villa with a 96 sqm basement and a swimming pool. The bungalows sleep 2-3 persons and the main building 4-8 persons each. It is on a mountain slope among the olive groves, close to the village of Afionas, with breathtaking, sea views. Sold fully furnished ready for immediate exploitation.
This apartment complex has 28 beds in total comprising of 3 doubles, 8 studios, a swimming pool, a bar and snack area and 2 stock rooms, there is also a small children’s play area. There are clear views from every balcony. It also has the benefit of its own water supply from a private well. Great for a fast return on investment.
Pr i ce: 1 .50 0.0 00 €
P ric e : 795 . 000€
P r ic e: 780. 000€
Small complex of studios and apartments for sale in Peroulades. The property which sits on a plot of 1,500 sqm consists of two ground-floor apartments each with 2 bedrooms and 2 first floor studios and one two-bedroom apartment. The complex has its own fantastic swimming pool of 200 sqm.
This property is set in a hillside above Agios Georgios Bay and consists of 15 studio apartments in 3 single storey blocks, each block positioned one below the other for maximum benefit of the views. Each studio features a bedroom, a bathroom and a kitchenette as well as a covered verandah. The apartments are sold fully furnished.
A complex of 3 rental apartments only 200 metres from the beach with sea views. The two smaller apartments are 43 sqm each with a bedroom, openplan kitchen and living room, bathroom and veranda. The larger apartment is 79 sqm with three bedrooms, open-plan kitchen, living room, dining room and bathroom. Fully equipped and tastefully decorated.
Pr i ce: 4 90 .00 0€
P ric e : 420 . 000€
P r ic e: 400. 000€
Small complex of 12 studios, totally 400 sqm on a plot of 1,053 sqm. This is laid out over two floors, 6 studios on each floor all with their own balcony. This is a very well-maintained complex in a sought-after location. The complex benefits from its own oxygenated and chemical-free swimming pool, BBQ area, a bar and snack bar with complete kitchen area.
A good business opportunity situated only 800 metres from the beach popular family Arillas. Consists of six one-bedroom apartments and one studio. There is also a separate three-bedroom house offering a kitchen, lounge and bathroom. This is a wel- kept property with a well-stocked garden with lots of trees, including fruit trees and a well.
This is a two-floor complex in Afionas with three onebedroom apartments and a two-bedroom apartment on the ground floor and a huge, 5-bedroom apartment on the first floor. The total built area is 340 sqm on a plot of 2,236 sqm. From the top floor there is a sea view to Agios Georgios beach. It was built in 1984 and renovated in 2016.
Pr i ce: 3 80 .00 0€
P ric e : 300 . 000€
P r ic e: 270. 000€
Sitting on the east coast of this sickle-shaped island, Corfu Town offers a little something for everyone. From trendy boutique shopping, to lovely Garitsa bay that sweeps along one side of town, to the architecturally splendid line if Liston Square and its colonnaded walkways, to the grand sight of the Old Fort, to some of the best food to be found in Greeceâ€Ś to cultural activities throughout the year, Corfu Town is the most wonderful mix of old and new and funky and traditional.
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A 4-storey building of 300 sqm in the centre of Corfu town. Consists of a ground, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor. Fully renovated and in excellent condition. It is bright and has an elevator and panoramic sea view. The distance from the central square is 3 minutes, 2 from the beach 2 and 6 from the port. Great as an investment or a private home.
A 125 sqm neoclassical floor apartment situated very close to Corfu town, built in 1910. The ground floor has a living room, kitchen, one bathroom and 2 bedrooms. The lower level is an open space. The centre is only a few minute walk, so offers great opportunity for anyone who wants the facilities and amenities of the town.
Unique opportunity to buy a beautiful apartment in the historic center, measures 140 sqm. and consists of three spacious bedrooms, functional kitchen, bathroom, living room and storage room in a very good condition. Ideal as a permanent residence, located in one of the best-known streets of Corfu town, or an excellent investment.
Pr i ce: 1 .65 0.0 00 €
P ric e : 320 . 000€
P r ic e: 320. 000€
Opportunity to get this elegant 93 sqm apartment in the centre of town with the rare advantage of a private yard. Elegant ground floor apartment, fully renovated. It consists of an open space living/dining room and kitchen, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a storage room. Short distance to amenities and close to the beach.
A beautiful property located on the outskirts of Corfu Town measuring 170 sqm. Consists of four bedrooms with wardrobes, kitchen, an open plan living /dining room with an eco-fireplace and large terraces, two bathrooms, storage room and parking. The nearest beach is 3 km away, and Corfu town and the airport are within a ten-minute drive.
Travel back in time to the streets of the old town of Corfu. For sale, this modern, fully renovated, furnished apartment is 73 sqm and is on the second floor of a 3-storey property. Consists of an open space kitchen/living room/dining room, 2 spacious bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, a fully equipped kitchen. An unmissable opportunity! .
Pr i ce: 3 00 .00 0€
P ric e : 220 . 000€
P r ic e: 190. 000€
An opportunity to live in a beautiful apartment in the centre of Corfu. Located in a quiet neighborhood just 500 metres away from Mon Repos beach, it measures 92 sqm and consists of two bedrooms, a functional, renovated kitchen and a spacious living room which leads to patio doors and terrace where one can see one side of the park.
This sunny and airy 100 sqm apartment is on the 1st floor of a building. Consists of two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom. Located in an alley, a stroll away from City Hall, the Ionian Parliament and other historically significant buildings like Liston square, Spianada, shops, banks, cafes, restaurants… live in the heart of Corfu Town.
Apartment of 60 sqm located on the fourth floor and needs some renovation. It is bright and airy with beautiful views to the old town. It consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room with a balcony, kitchen, bathroom. Great opportunity for someone who prefers urban life and does not want to own a car as all amenities are within walking distance.
Pr i ce: 1 60 .00 0€
P ric e : 155 . 000€
P r ic e: 98. 000€
Corfiot style villa of approximately 350 sqm with magnificent sea view built on a plot of 1,000 sqm on 3 levels. The first level consists of an independent ground floor apartment The second level has a large living room with fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and a large bathroom. The third level has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom.
Villa of 200 sqm on a plot of 4,000 sqm with wonderful views to the sea It is built on 2 levels. The ground floor consists of a large open plan sitting / living area with an open fire, a study room, a WC with a shower and a large kitchen First floor consists of 3 bedrooms, each with their own en-suite bathroom and balcony.
Villa of 223 sqm on a plot of 5,300 sqm built on 3 levels and in excellent condition. The ground floor comprises 2 separate apartments, each having a bedroom, a bathroom and a small kitchen. The first level consists of an open plan living room with a fireplace / kitchen and a bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
Pr i ce: 6 20 .00 0€
P ric e : 58 5. 000€
P r ic e: 490. 000€
Great opportunity to buy a residence divided in to 2 maisonettes, 2 studios and a one-bedroom apartment, total 537 sqm. Surrounded by 4,000 sqm of garden make it even more attractive as every property has privacy. Viewing is highly recommended. Great opportunity either for a permanent residence or an investment.
Apartment on the 3rd floor, situated in the center of the city. It is 180 sqm with a 30 sqm attic. Consists of one large living room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, and WC. It is sunny and bright, with balconies, and an impressing view to the sea and endless green. It is an excellent opportunity to live in the most privileged areas of the town.
Beautiful floor apartment of 100 sqm situated in the historical town centre. Consists of a living room with a fireplace, an Italian style kitchen, 2 bedrooms with large wardrobes and a bathroom. All the rooms are airy and sunny and benefit from air conditioning. It combines privacy and calm with an amazing sea.
Pr i ce: 4 80 .00 0€
P ric e : 45 0. 000€
P r ic e: 445. 000€
A lovely house with a sea view close to the centre of Corfu town. Consists of an open space dining/ living room with a fireplace, separate kitchen, three bedrooms a bathroom and one WC. Every room leads to spacious verandas. Also, a two-room apartment which has an open space kitchen/living room with a fireplace, a bedroom and a bathroom. Pr i ce: 3 70 .00 0€
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A three-storey 369 sqm property, 3 km from Corfu town. The house sits on a 85,176 sqm. plot and has magnificent sea, city and country views. The ground floor is 100 sqm, under construction, with an open plan area. The first and second floors are 100 sqm and consist of two bedrooms, open plan living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and large verandas. P ric e : 37 0. 000€
This amazing, spacious, house of 234 sqm is situated near the city, on a plot of 615 sqm. It has three stories with large balconies On the first floor there is a dining room, a living room with a fireplace a, modern kitchen and a WC. On the second floor there are 3 bedrooms, a large bathroom On the third floor there is an attic with a shower. P r ic e: 367. 500€
Paxos is where you go to truly escape from the world. It is home to beautiful beaches, stunning coves, olive groves, soaring cliffs, and some of the best underwater visibility to be found anywhere in the world. Easily accessible by ferry, the island offers luxury and simplicity simultaneously, with a calming energy that one would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Come home to quaint restaurants, gentle living , peace and quiet on one of the most beautiful islands in Greece.
Three amazing two-storey villas located on the slope of a hill ending at the beach, Each Villa measures 100 sqm and has two levels. They are placed on a plot of 4,200 sqm and the outdoor space is designed in order to provide privacy, each having its own swimming pool and barbeque. The paved areas, flowers, and olive trees complete the picture.
A bespoke, traditional house with an amazing view in a unique area. The property consists of two historical buildings built in 1700, fully renovated in 2010. The main building has 5 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and 3 bathrooms. The second building has two studio apartments in the same architectural design which characterizes the island.
Luxury, simplicity and good taste are the main characteristics of this property. Situated in a prominent location with unobstructed sea views and a beautiful pool. The house has a living room with a fireplace, 2 bedrooms with their own bathrooms and balconies and one fully functional kitchen. There is an extra bedroom with bathroom and kitchen.
Pr i ce: 3 .95 0.0 00 €
P ric e : 3.600. 000€
P r ic e: 2. 200. 000€
Τhis traditional jewel of 400 sqm is situated in a plot of 2,000 sqm providing a great view of the olive groves and the beautiful pool. The mansion is renovated with elegance and modern functionality It consists of a main building of 2 floors, a separated studio, a separated office and an outdoor kitchen, all of them fully furnished and equipped.
Opportunity to own this lovely villa with private access to the sea only 50 metres away on a plot of 2,350 sqm. Comprising of an open plan kitchen dining, lounge area with fireplace and guest bathroom. On the first floor there are two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The swimming pool has unobstructed views. Plus a building license for an extra 100 sqm.
This villa is located in a breathtaking setting on a hilltop is 170 sqm and consists of 3 bedrooms. There is extra space on the mezzanine level perfect for either an office or additional bedroom. The ground floor consists of an autonomous apartment with kitchen and shower room. There is a further recently renovated, self-contained cottage.
Pr i ce: 1 .79 9.0 00 €
P ric e : 99 0. 000€
P r ic e: 895. 000€
For sale a lovely villa, an old cottage and an apartment located on the beautiful island of Paxos. These three buildings sit on a 2,300 sqm plot. Outdoor, there are gardens planted with an assortment of herbs and native plants, with a private paved sitting area giving further room for garden furniture and hammock and a swimming pool.
Amazing one-of-a-kind stone house of 140 sqm located on the slope of a hill, providing stunning views. An incredible outdoor space of 4,000 sqm greet you upon entering. Tall cypress, olive and pine trees form a small private forest, while the gardens with the cactus and the blossoming plants offer a touch of wild beauty.
Beautiful, sunny stone villa of 112 sqm consists of master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, two onebed bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, kitchen, living room and a lovely attic of 50 sqm. Sold with all its furniture, except the artworks. The outdoor space measures 1,000 sqm, has a garden, many trees, a full-equipped barbecue area and a swimming pool.
Pr i ce: 7 50 .00 0€
P ric e : 65 0. 000€
P r ic e: 550. 000€
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Two buildings consisting of 4 maisonettes located just 15 meters away from the sea. Situated in a plot of 1,500 sqm, each mesonette measures 50 sqm consisting of a living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and a single room on the first floor. The garden has olive trees and flowers. It is ideal either as s seaside house or as an investment.
Detached stone house of 185 sqm, consists of 2 floors. The ground floor consists of 2 bedrooms and one bathroom, while the first floor consists of open space kitchen and living room. Additionally, there is a studio of 30 sqm, ideal to welcome friends or family. Has beautiful views of the surrounding nature and a distant sea view.
This 75 sqm. two-storey, stone maisonette set in a 303 sqm plot was built in 1901 It is fully renovated in sympathy with local architecture. The ground floor consists of a living room, bedroom, WC and a storage area. The first floor has a living room, kitchen, WC and an bedroom. The garden is decorated with flowers, olive trees and a barbecue area.
Pr i ce: 4 60 .00 0€
P ric e : 399 . 000€
P r ic e: 360. 000€
For sale, a fully renovated, 2-storey detached house of 120 sqm, set in a 500 sqm fenced plot. The ground floor consists of an open space living room/dining room, separate kitchen, bathroom and one bedroom. The first floor consists of two bedrooms and one bathroom. It offers great view to the olive groves and the countryside.
Stone detached house of 97 sqm, in good condition, built in 2001, set in a 584 sqm plot. The house needs internal completion, consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and open plan kitchen/living room with lovely sea and mountain views. Has fireplace and benefits from double glazed windows, mosquito nets, independent heating, garden and rain water tank.
Detached traditional house 68 sqm fully renovated near Loggos, in a plot of 400 sqm, plus a second independent house of 30 sqm, overlooking sea and cityscape, in a small village in the east part of the island at a distance of approximately 500 metres from the sea. Wonderful for residential or tourist purposes.
Pr i ce: 3 49 .00 0€
P ric e : 320 . 000€
P r ic e: 280. 000€
A house of 120 sqm consists of two parts - the main house and a studio. The traditional Paxiot stone house has three bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen/dining/ living area. The autonomous studio has an open plan kitchen/ bedroom and bathroom. Beautifully landscaped with olive trees, lemon and orange trees, flowers.
An exclusive opportunity to own this lovely maisonette only 400 metres away from the sea. Sits on a 150 sqm plot. The ground floor consists of an open plan kitchen/dining/living room with fireplace and a guest bathroom. The first floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom and a big terrace. In the back yard is a relaxing jacuzzi.
A wonderful opportunity to acquire this well appointed, light and airy apartment in the centre of this most popular village of Loggos on the island of Paxos. Measuring approximately 45 sqm it is completely ready to move into, with many new fittings. Tavernas of all types abound along and near the seafront.
Pr i ce: 2 60 .00 0€
P ric e : 185 . 000€
P r ic e: 130. 000€
Virgin territory, a unique piece of land of 25,000 sqm, untouched by crowds, a heavenly peninsula with an accessible pebble beach on one side, while on the other side a path leads to a ‘private’ beach only accessible through the peninsula or via the sea. Is buildable up to 317 sqm for residential use or up to 4,970 sqm for a hotel.
Enjoy the beauty a unique seafront plot of 18.500 sqm. This amphithreatical plot builds up to 350 sqm and can satisfy even the most discerning taste with the view of the Ionian Sea, Antipaxos and the breathtaking countryside. Just a short distance away lies a mesmerizing sandy beach with a small bay, with access to the cove for docking boats.
For sale a plot in a unique location, measuring 14,805 sqm located in the west of Paxos island. This amazing position with a slight amphitheatrical slope offers spectacular views of the Ionian sea making it an ideal option for an investment or for building the luxury home of your dreams.
Pr i ce: 1 .80 0.0 00 €
P ric e : 1.500. 000€
P r ic e: 1. 100. 000€
A plot of 7,000 sqm situated in the east side, elevated and buildable up to 250 sqm. It has the relevant building permit. It offers amazing views to the deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea. This is a great opportunity to build your dream house in a unique location and enjoy the endless, unobstructed view of the crystal clear waters.
Top end land in a stunning location. 7,034 sqm plot in a unique and exclusive spot, with a spectacular view of the sea. This incline and amphitheatrical plot of land allow you to enjoy both the turquoise sea that lies in front of you, as well as the magnificent view of the sunset, It has a building permit for a 200 sqm villa.
Exclusive plot of 9,550 sqm, this piece of paradise has unobstructed views overlooking the beautiful crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea. It is the perfect spot to build your dream villa and is only 500m from the sea which you can reach from a path that has steps leading down to the beach.
Pr i ce: 7 00 .00 0€
P ric e : 69 0. 000€
P r ic e: 630. 000€
Plot of (approx) 7.000sq.m that builds up to (approx) 250 sq.m. It has a beautiful olive grove, and two natural pools on site ready to offer you and your loved ones precious moments. Electricity and water supplies are nearby. It is close to the sea, offering stunning and uninterrupted views out to endless blue waters. Pr i ce: 6 00 .00 0€
Plot of 4.628sq.m, flat, fenced and buildable up to 212sq.m. Two natural pools are situated in the plot, creating tranquil areas to spend time. Due to its proximity to the sea and its serene environment is a unique opportunity to purchase this property for personal use or investment. A must-see!
This plot of 4.500 sq.m which comes with an additional piece of land of 15.500 sq.m is offered in a unique location. They can be sold individually or together. Overlooking the Ionian Sea, set next to the most beautiful beaches, offering sunshine and exquisite views and building up to 200 sqm.
P ric e : 50 0. 000€
P r ic e: 500. 000€
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For sale a plot of land measuring 6024 sqm that is buildable to 240 sqm with a spectacular view of the Ionian Sea. The plot is beautifully situated and offers amazing views. It is a mere 100 metres from the nearest beach giving it a very privileged position in the best of Paxos shoreline.
This great 4,500 sqm plot for sale builds up to 200 sqm. It is situated in the southern area of the wonderful island of Paxos. There are olive trees and the distance from the sea is only 40 metres. The plot is amphitheatrical with amazing sea views to Antipaxos and the crystal-clear Ionian waters.
Pr i ce: 4 59 .00 0€
On the west side of Paxos, for sale, a 5.784,98sqm plot. It is elevated, having the advantage of unobstructed sea views and offers magnificent sunsets. It is fenced and buildable up to 235 sqm. It is located in a tranquil area, the distance to the nearest beach is only 150 metres, while the village and the shops are only 1 km away. P ric e : 459 . 000€
For sale a 4,065 sqm. plot located in the southwestern side of Paxos. It is buildable up to approximately 125 sqm, and has an incline that offers a stunning view to the crystal clear blue of the Ionian Sea. It is an excellent location in which to plan and design the home of your dreams.
An amazing 4,500 sqm plot of land for sale with sea view. It is amphitheatrical and has many olive trees and the distance to the sea is 1,800 metres. With both sea and mountain views it offers the most wonderful sunset views given its location on the north-west of the island.
Pr i ce: 3 50 .00 0€
P ric e : 350 . 000€
A 2,000 sqm fenced plot, with an inclination that offers wonderful sea views down to the crystal-clear waters. It has easy access to electricity and water supplies and a building permit for approximately 200 sqm. plus a pool, making it the ideal plot to build your dream villa either for permanent residence, a holiday home or an investment P r ic e: 299. 000€
For sale a plot consisting of two parts, one of 5.380sq.m and one of 121,52sq.m. It is an amazing piece of land planted with olive trees and cypresses. The stunning view to the sparkling blue waters makes its location unique. It is on an incline and you can build up to 227 sqm. It has easy access to electricity and water supplies. The closest beach is a distance of approx 30 metres. Pr i ce: 2 70 .00 0€
For sale plot of 2.800 sqm with amazing sea view situated near Loggos, on the east side of Paxos. The distance from the beach is only 800 meters .This amphitheatrical plot builds up to 160 sqm and has many olive trees. Water and electricity supplies are nearby. This plot is a great choice for building your dream house!
Plot of 1,716 sqm building up to 180 sqm. This plot is slightly elevated providing beautiful country views of the wonderful landscape. The plot has many olive trees , while water and electricity supplies are nearby. Beautiful Loggos village is just 500 metres away offering access to shops, restaurants, super market and seafront bars.
P ric e : 135 . 000€
P r ic e: 85. 000€
P r ic e: 390. 000€
“Few people get to dive down to explore what lies on ocean floors, but to do it an ex-Navy Seal – now that’s an experience to treasure„ When talking to Angelos Moumouris one is reminded of the famous line from John Legend’s song, ‘All of me’ – ‘My head’s underwater, but I’m breathing fine.” In fact, it’s his earliest recollection of diving when he was fourteen, and he realised that even though he was a few metres under water he was breathing in and out most comfortably. “I first began diving in Paxos where the visibility was one of the clearest I have ever seen, and the caves and the blue of the waters, and the sea life all held me in the most magical of trances,” he says smiling, “and when you are underwater nothing else matters. It is just you lost in a
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whole other world of wonder and mystery,” he finishes with a half-smile. Angelos rarely dives alone, but he really enjoys it when he has an experienced diver with him to share the incredible world one gets to enjoy beneath the sea. His passion for the sea and for all things related to physical fitness saw him gravitate automatically to a life with the Greek Navy. He underwent a gruelling training for six months to qualify and was one of the very few of the 150 selected who made it past the Devil’s week without losing his mind. The Devil’s week kicks off roughly around the 8th week of training,
during the which the cadets are not allowed sleep for an entire week, snatching perhaps an hour here or there, but even these are interrupted by sudden and rigorous drills. “We are not allowed to question, complain or speak during the entire time. You are stretched to the very end of your endurance, and physical and mental capabilities” says Angelos, grimacing slightly as he reminisces about the intense period of training he made it through, And made it though, he did. He was one of the 18 to graduate from the 150. Angelos started his first dive centre on Corfu, but also opened a centre in Paxos, called Paxos Oasi Sub as he felt the clear waters there would offer his clients a whole other viewing experience. He is a skilled teacher, patient, with a sense of humour that makes learning with him a pleasurable experience. He is an able story teller and will recount his times underwater with much dramatic flair. He especially recounts a time diving for bait in Vidos, and while swinging down to collect a sea worm suddenly found the entire ocean floor rising up to meet him at a startling speed. He barely made it out of the way as a giant stingray rose up from the ocean floor where it had been beautifully camouflaged by the sand, and had he not had the skill to dart off to the side it’s very likely that might have been his last dive. He has had a couple of hair-raising near-misses with 2-metre long reef sharks while he was filming underwater, and once while he was swimming through a series of caves, he came up-close and personal with a moray eel. But that is not the sum of his whole story. There are the good bits, Dives around the world, for example, and someday he hopes to swim off the coast of Iran and explore those waters. There is the joy of swimming in the waters of his home country, in the Mediterranean, and he has seen some incredibly amazing sights under water here, including two Monaches seals – which are extremely rare. “You see dolphins when you are out in the boat, but if you dive into the water they take off, as they are justifiably very scared of humans, given the overfishing and tourism that has slowly been taking its toll on the waters of the Med. He is keen to see a time when governments in the area will start to create sanctuaries and marine parks to preserve the delicate balance of underwater life and ecology in this area. He is not hopeful, but he shrugs his shoulders cheerfully and grins and says, “Perhaps one day…” Angelos in the meantime does his best to introduce newcomers to the joys of diving in as safe and fun a way as possible. He is happy to share his many tales with those who come his way, and even the most water-wary of folk are entranced by his tales from the deep. He does about three dives a day, and he realises that anything more will not be physically feasible, but one gets the impression he would like to grow gills as well and spend more time below water than on land. His eyes light up when he describes what it is like to inhabit a world few of us get to see. One is once again reminded of a famous song from the movie, ‘A Little Mermaid’ that goes, “Darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me…”
If anyone proves this to be true, it is Angelos Moumouris, the ex-Navy Seal who, unlike most people, decided to dive into doing what he loved best.
Lakka, Paxos Island, P.C.: 49082, Greece Tel.: +30 2662 300 395 Mob.: +30 6945 784 034 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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an incredible opportunity to access residency in an EU country renowned for its beauty and hospitality
Anyone who saw Mama Mia or My Big Fat Greek Wedding has probably dreamed of living in this amazing country with a culture and way of life that is steeped in history and tradition. From the monasteries of Meteora to the famous Acropolis to the charming islands that dot the Mediterranean Sea, to the legends and history of the country to its amazing cuisine, Greece is unrivalled for quality of life. And now with the golden scheme launched by the Greek Government, those dreams can now become reality. The following points highlight the offer: • The scheme is of 5 years duration, with a possibility of renewal, provided certain legal criteria are maintained, and is granted to non-EU citizens • It requires a minimum investment of 250,000 Euros, invested into property in Greece, and in the case of married couples this amount does not double, making it one of the most affordable residency opportunities both in the EU, and the world. • The whole amount of investment must be paid either with a crossed check or with a deposit in a Greek bank account under the supervision of the bank of Greece. This enables transparency and legitimacy of transactions.
Georgia Koutsouri is an English-speaking lawyer who retains her law office in Corfu Town, handling cases in Ionian Islands and Athens. She has been a member of Corfu Bar Association since 2010 and specializes in property transactions, investments and civil law. She has studied law in the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens-Greece and has also been awarded with a Diploma in Negotiations by the Athens University of Economics & Business. She speaks Greek, English and German.
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• The investors access the right for permanent residence, as well as citizenship. The application for the citizenship can be made after 7 years of maintenance of the above license, given all conditions are fulfilled. • All members of the family, such as spouse and children under the age of 21 also gain access to right of residence under this scheme. • If necessary, the investors can transfer their property to another foreigner along with their residence permit. There is no minimum time for the maintenance of the property before the transfer. • There is no obligation for the investor or the members of the family to stay in Greece to maintain their Golden visa status. • The possessors of the Golden visa can travel without restrictions to all other countries/ members of Schengen zone. They can also travel directly to their own countries of origin without having to pass through Greece first. • The Greek Golden visa does not provide one with access to the job market. • The Greek Golden visa offers access on the Greek educational system, which is of a high standard. As the world goes increasingly global, the ability to have freedom of movement in the Schengen area and to experience life in other parts of the world becomes more and more appealing to the globally-minded citizen. Greece, which sits at the crossroads between the two hemispheres, truly offers one the best of all worlds in a scheme that offers ease of transaction, the comfort of economy and transparency of operations for those who would like to call this special country, home. Georgia Koutsouri Tel.: +30 2661301417 Mob.: +30 6934 111648 Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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