Real Corfu Discover Corfu, Diapontia Islands and Paxos FREE magazine Gouvia is home to Corfuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main marina and has a strong seafaring history going back to its days as a Venetian naval base. Gouvia remains popular with the islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich and famous boat owners. There are some impressive homes and costly yachts to be found in Gouvia harbour. Gouvia sits in a tightly curving natural bay, 5 miles north-west of Corfu town and Corfu airport, on the east coast of the island. Gouvia feels self-contained and a little secluded due to its setting even though it is so close to the capital. continued on p.6
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You find yourself half an earth away from Corfu, the lawyer you signed with to represent you in your property deal is acting like so much of thin air, no approach had been done to banks for financing, it turns out that your application to the Ministry of Defence which will allow you to purchase property in Greece has disappeared – the list merely carries on and on …….
Then you find a suitable property with RRCorfuRealEstate .. What now? Roula and her team takes over. They sort out all the requirements, find appropriate advisors, lawyers and financing for the purchase. They assist you by continuous communication, keeping you on top of developments every step of the way. They trace the lost permission to purchase application documents and ensure that it is submitted to the relevant authorities with all the attachments and comment, even assist in liaising with the lawyer who seemed to have evaporated. Appointments are made, contact is set up in your resident country with representatives of the bank that agreed to do the financing, all tax registration and legal and auditing representation in Greece is organised and then changed at the last minute when the personal approval from the Minister of Defence is obtained in the nick of time. The transaction has now changed from an off-shore investment to a personal purchase and all has been handled extremely professionally, helpfully and inclusively by Roula Rouva and her team. RRCorfuRealEstate has let the property, assisting not only ourselves as owners, but also the lessees on numerous smaller and larger issues concerning relocating and residing in a foreign country, property management issues and friendly, humane advice. Apart from the tenacity to see this prolonged transaction through, everything was dealt with in the most encouraging and substantially supporting manner. Not only did they assist in travelling and accommodation arrangements, they were the epitome of courtesy and hospitality – always meeting you on arrival, spending time to familiarise you with the island, its cuisine, customs and people and definitely selling the lifestyle you have now invested in! To Roula and her team, including her family and those people she associates with who also contributed and assisted in the process, our heartfelt appreciation! We would like to commend you and would certainly be very pleased to do further business with you in future.
Ron & Ali Devonshire
Karen & Eddy Searle
Dear Roula, I would like to put on record my sincere gratitude for all your help and advise during our recent property purchase on Corfu. Your guidance went well beyond the remit of an estate agent, also your office staff at Agios George are credit to you. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone that wished to purchase on Corfu.
Karoline & Peter. Wijn Holland
Our experience of buying a house in Corfu through Roula Rouva has been incredible. Roula is extremely professional, has high standards and at the same time is very friendly. No problem has been too difficult for her to solve. Queries were promptly addressed and she kept us up to date with developments, as our house was built, by sending emails and photographs.
Once we arrived in Corfu to furnish the property we benefited from Roula’s intimate knowledge of the island and its retailers. She helped us shop and also dealt with the local utility companies, which would have been very difficult for us, as we don’t speak Greek. We call Roula “Mrs Fix-It” because that is exactly what she does.
We absolutely can recommend Roula Rouva as your house agent/ real estate agent. We have now worked together for more than 1,5 years and we have learnt to know her as a very professional hard working woman. She has accompanied the building project from start to finish in an excellent way. She is very professional and she solves every problem and she is immune to stress. She has a big network, so she can help you by finding a good lawyer, good notary etc. As we are living in Holland, many things are arranged by e-mail correspondence and telephone calls. Also she speaks very good English and German, so that makes the understanding easier. She is always helpful, has a positive character and you can trust her completely. Whenever you call her, she will answer the telephone or rings you back in a minute.
We are very glad that we have met Roula Rouva, because her dedication is much more than 100 percent and you can see that she likes her job extremely. So if you want to see what Roula Rouva has done for us, with regard to the house, you can always pay us a visit at our Plistiri Home. Yours faithfully,
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Ever wondered if you would like to live a dream – a Mediterranean, or in this case, an Ionian dream? Our service is based on quality, customer care and local knowledge, therefore, should you consider acquiring your very own property in Corfu or on one of the surrounding islands, here you will find a team of people to assist you. We strive for excellence by being determined to deliver the best estate agency service in the area. We pride ourselves on our reputation of providing a friendly, approachable and personal service by professional staff with a wealth of local knowledge and experience. We offer a friendly, dedicated and enthusiastic service. We are committed to using the power of the internet, acting with integrity, honesty and in the best interests of our clients at all times.
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welcome you with open arms. Roula is knowledgeable about processes, materials and services available to both buyers and people renting property.
In Corfu Town - the ROULA ROUVA office located
behind the Polyclinic Ethiniki Palaiokastritsas is run by Maria Michelle Synadinou and Spiridoula Vasilaki
At our office in Agios Georgios –northwest -
Roula is competently assisted by Jean Bell. This personable lady is taking a special interest in letting and can confidently advise both owner and client in any event of renting, This includes agreements, pricing, taking care of properties in your absence and providing domestic services between and during your stay.
In Paxos - Roula Rouva is represented by Jenny Makri.
She has a wealth of local knowledge on Paxos, with the ability to provide an excellent service for clients wishing to buy or rent A number of other people assist in showing and selling properties, but most important is that Roula has built up a reliable source base of lawyers to guide transactions, notaries, architects, engineers, builders, plumbers, electricians, landscapers and interior decorators to come to the rescue of any client who may require their services. We are delighted to welcome Andy Marshall to our team. Andy, formerly of Corfu Locations, has lived in the north of the island for over 20 years and has extensive knowledge of the area, he is looking forward to working closely with our team.
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Eleonas - Living the Dream... A magical plot of land with the option to generate an income...
A “Little piece of heaven” where time has stood still for many years, could be your dream place to live, with the option to also generate an income if desired.
The land ... Three plots of land in total -
• Plot 1... measuring 2,150sq mtrs, included in the price is a building licence already in place to build upto 200sq mtrs of property, saving the buyer a great 35,000 € deal of time and money. • Plot 2... measuring approx 3,500 sq mtrs. 28,000 € • Plot 3... measuring approx 3,500 sq mtrs. 28,000 € For anyone wishing to buy all three plots, an offer price of 85,000 €
The Area ...Vatonies - is a friendly sleepy Corfiot village, located on the breathtaking northwest coast of the island. It is situated just 5 km from the beautiful sandy bay of St George, whilst a short drive brings you to the small town of Agros with its excellent amenities including schools, health centre, pharmacy, cafe bars and shops. As you stroll through the village you can hear the sound of the church bells, and now and again the braying of a donkey, whilst in the morning the honk of the horn from the baker delivering hot bread straight from the oven brings a gathering of locals down for a chat. The old folk sit at their doorways chatting about the events of the day and as you pass by they will shout “Kalimera” or maybe “Yassou”. With dramatically stunning views across the valley, lavished with the contrasting colours and foliage from the cypress and olive trees, this village combines all the traditions of Greek life with its beautiful landscape.
Ideas for the land... Option 1... Buy one or all three plots of land and build your dream home. Option 2... Build your dream home and run a business from the adjoining plots. One idea would be to erect the increasingly popular YURT..... or log cabin, where you could offer classes for Alternative Therapies with holiday accommodation. Or accommodation for people with special interests such as, bird watching, walking, cycling, painting, photography or simply just to appreciate the peace and tranquillity of the Corfiot flora and forna.
The marina offers a little of everything. There is plenty of cosmopolitan life, some excellent restaurants, and lively nightlife. The broad quaysides include kindergarden, a swimming pool, sports facilities as well as a cricket and a croquet field these are sports with great tradition in Corfu.
In the marina there is also a seaplane base with flights to close destinations. The marina offers a full range of technical boat services, all year round on a 24 - hour basis. The approach channel to the marina is marked by two green and two red lights. Boats must call the marina on VHF channel 69 in order to receive instructions. The marina’s boat and personnel will provide all necessary assistance.
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Loxi land A plot of land, measuring 1,000sq mtrs located on the edge of the traditional village of Paghi or Pagi, northwest, from here it will take only a minute or two to stroll into the village where you will find the local coffee shops, small general stores and bakeries. The plot comes with a building licence already in place, for a property of 130sq mtrs. Therefore you can start your build immediately as all of the documents have been checked by the authorities. As you see in the photo-realistic drawings, based on the planning permission in place, the construction for this lovely home could commence immediately, offering the buyer a hassle free experience as all of the searches and documents are already in place. Agios Georgios bay is only a few minutes drive away. Corfu town is approx 30klm. 25.000 € RR404
Famous for its spectacular sunsets, we have this prime plot of land for sale measuring 1,600sq mtrs. Located just outside the village of Dafni on the northwest of the island. Nestled just off the beaten track up a small lane leads you to this hidden little gem. The views are simply spectacular, surrounded by lush greenery and scattered villages dotted around the surrounding hills and mountains, as well as having a view down to the bay of St George with its crystal blue waters. Opposite the land perched on the edge of a hill is a beautiful little church. The plot of land has the advantage of being offered with a building permit already in place to build two, three bedroom villas each measuring 114sq mts plus a garage space of 20sq mtrs. The plot is within the village boundaries therefore allowing you to build upto 400 sq mtrs in total. In the artists impression to the right, showing one of the well designed three bedroom properties, based on the current planning permission this build could commence immediately, offering the buyer a hassle free experience as all of the serches and documents are already in place. Situated just a few minutes drive to the beautiful beach of Agios Georgios. To be sold at the amazing price of just 75.000 € RR403
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There are so many reasons why Eco-Friendly properties are growing in popularity on Corfu, here we name just a few. • Eco-Friendly homes are healthier to live in and offer a more harmonious quality of life. • Eco-Friendly homes are more cost effective to run, staying warm in winter and cooler during • •
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Many options are available when it comes to the final design. Completion of your build takes less time with an Eco-Friendly construction.
Featured Three bedroom Villa in Agios Georgios
The location Nestled in a slightly elevated position in an unspoilt area of natural beauty, this is a haven for anyone looking for peace and tranquillity, the surrounding countryside with its luscious greenery and cypress trees and the stillness which is only interrupted by the chirping of birds of which you will find some rare species and as spring approaches you will see an abundance of colours popping up from the many wild flowers. The beautiful crescent shaped, sandy bay of St George, which lies on the dramatic northwest of the island is only 2km away, whilst a 5 minute drive brings you to the bustling village of Agros with its many amenities including, schools, health centre, pharmacy, a variety of cafe bars and shops. Resorts including Arillas and San Stefanos are also within easy reach. The Villa New single storey property constructed using eco-friendly materials. The property measures 100sqm sitting on a plot of land of 1,780sq mtrs and comprises of: • Spacious open plan living/dining/kitchen area, with feature glass fronted fireplace and two sets of patios doors allowing the sunlight to filter through. • An archway leading to three bedrooms, all with well designed fitted wardrobes, the two double bedrooms have patio doors with beautiful views. • Well designed family bathroom and a guest shower room with WC. • Solar panels. • Free supply of mountain water. • 50 year guarantee on the water pipe installation. • Facing south/south west having the benefit of all day sunshine. • The verandah extends right across the front of the property, allowing you to relax and take in the magnificent views. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us, or log onto our website www.rrcorfurealestate.com Ref: RR264
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A magical land in an Idyllic location in Agios Andreas
On the dramatic northern coastline surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty with sea views and romantic sunsets, this plot of land sits in a tranquil position on a hill overlooking sea and valley. Here, you can live just between Sidari and Acharavi with easy access to shopping, restaurants, and city comforts, yet maintain the peace and quiet of country life.
Located in Agios Andreas, near to Astrakeri and Agnos this is a rare opportunity. Importantly, the land comes with complete building permits already in place, thus making this is a fantastic opportunity. Complete documentation is rare in Greece. This opportunity for ease of purchase and construction makes for a no headache transition through ownership to residence. All of the documents have been checked by
the Greek authority so your build can start immediately. Buying of this land will surely be smooth and easy. The owner is offering two purchase options.
Option two: to buy half of the plot at a price of 65,000 euros, with building permit in place to build one house measuring 100 sq mtrs plus a garage and basement space.
Option one: to buy the plot of approx 5,000 sq mtrs priced at 120,000 Euros with a building permit already in place to build two houses, each measuring 100 sq mtrs plus garage and basement space.
The photographs show the design of one of the houses with care and attention to detail. A great opportunity for anyone looking to build their dream home, or looking for a solid long term investment.
NEAR CORFU TOWN
Luxury villa with a unique position lying right at the waters edge with magnificent views.4km from Corfu town, the villa 350sqm and sits on a plot of land of 2,500sqm.
Luxury farmhouse of 650sq situated in a very sort after peaceful area. The property is set in 55,000sq mtrs of tranquill land surrounded by a wonderful valley.
Rare opportunity to buy a villa located in an unenviable position right on the sea front. The villa which measures approx 330sq mtrs, sits on a plot of land approx 2,500sqm.
This beautiful villa is a favourite hiding place for people wanting to get away from it all, located of the North of Corfu and built to the highest specifications throughout.
NEAR CORFU TOWN
CANAL D’ AMOUR
An exquisite villa nestled in beautifully landscaped grounds, overlooking Kassiopi with magnificent panoramic views. The villa is 200sqm and a plot of land 4,150sqm.
An exceptionally large property with good charactor, beautifully clad in stone externally, sitting in a large estate. The house is 320sqm ,unobstructed views to the sea.
Beautiful villa of 330sq sitting on a plot of land measuring approximately 3,000 sq mtrs. The villa has a large basement of 130sqm plus space for parking .
Plot of 6,695sqm located in the area of Canal d’ Amour. Ideal for hotel investment, it is buildable up to 2,300 sq.metres. and just a step from the sea. Sidari is 38km from Corfu town
This is a unique unspoilt area of the island where this magical plot The land is in two parts, part of the land is 26,000 sq mtrs, and the lower part which sits on the edge of the crystal blue sea shore is 4,590sq mtrs.
Pension features 7 autonomous units, with private access. It is set in 10,000 sqm of beautifully landscaped gardens, sun terraces and parking spaces.
Spacious villa of 170 sqm set on of land of 5,000 sqm There is a swimming pool and separate childrens’ pool in the garden.
This is an opportunity to own an old 2 storey mansion built in the traditional Corfiot style of approx 200 sq metres. It is in need of renovation. The house sits on a plot of 12,000 sqm.
The estate is situated in a quiet area on a large plot of 20,000 sqm with a total living space of 500 sqm. Not far from the nicest beaches of the northwest coast.
Mouragia is one of the most beautiful locations in the Old Town of Corfu. The property is on four floors, with a total area of 200 sqm. a property with historical value.
A unique opportunity to own this very special plot 16,000sqm, Breathtaking views facing the deep blue waters the land can be sold as one large plot, or, it could be split into four individual plots.
Two stories beautiful villa is situated between Kato and Ano Korakiana on land which is 1800sq. It has a panoramic view of the sea as well as the peak of mount Pantokratoras
NEAR CORFU TOWN
Unique plot of land which ends right on the beach measures 9,970sq mtrs, offering magnificent views to the sea and distant mountains, this is a truly great plot where you can access the beach directly from the land.
Beautifully designed three bedroom villa the villa sits on a plot of land measuring 9,000sqm. offering a good degree of privacy, with panoramic views to the sea and mountains.
Superb villa for sale just 1.5km from Corfu town, measures 210sq mtrs on a plot of land of 1,800 sqm. There is also the benefit of a lovely swimming and a basketball court.
This property is set on a hillside and consists of 15 studio in 3 single storey blocks, each block has benefit of the views. There is a nice size swimming pool.
A unique property on the east coast of the island. This wonderful house is 220sq.m with beautiful landscaped garden with flowers and a swimming pool, panoramic view
This 300 sqm property on a plot of 1,000 sqm and comprises of: One large 3 bedroom apartment and 2 apartments each with 2 bedrooms, swimming pool, magnificent views.
House: 3 storey structure 3 km from beach 1.5 from Corfu Golf Club. Plot: 2000 sq.m. plot slightly inclinated offering excellent forest and nature view, in a exclusively villas location
A house of 150 sqm on a plot of 2,000 sqm overlooking panoramically the beaches of Arillas and St. Stefano up to the Diapontian islands, situated just a “step” from the village of Magoulades
A detached property made up of a basement/garage area of 130 sq metres on the ground floor and 130 sq metre living accommodation on the first floor is for sale in Kanalia..
The apartment offers panoramic sea. This superb location would suit anyone looking for a permanent home wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Delightful 94sqm apartment right in the centre of Corfu town. Situated on the third floor. Ideal for those who prefer to be in the centre of town.
Fully furnished villa The property has: 2 double bedrooms, various open and covered terraces, swimming pool and big parking. 160 m² living area on a 1.750 m².
Large property of 215 sq mtrs with a garden of 1,500sqm It has been divided into two separate apartments which could easily be connected to make a large 5 bedroom house
A complex of four apartments The property sits in a large plot 8,500 sqm, stocked with fruit trees. The property is generally in good condition, however some work is required to update it.
This property comprises of 1 large apartment and 7 studios on 2 floors. It has been updated and is very well presented. Land 5760 sqm and the building measures 225 sqm
Built 2 storey house is for sale in Potamos. The living accommodation 200 sqm and there is a further basement area of 120 sqm. The house sits on a plot of 700 sq metres.
A very rare opportunity to own this exquisite plot of land situated right in front of the sea having 100m of sea frontage, from the edge of the land it is only 5mtrs to the sea.
2-storey house with a total floor area of 250 sqm on a plot of 1102 sqm is divided into two separate apartments each with private entrances, views across the countryside to the sea.
Villa of 295 sqm, set on a plot of 2,500 sqm which has been carefully designed and landscaped . Internally the property is set out on three levels.
This 3 floor property is built on a hill. A spacious family house set in a large garden, with fantastic sea view and a wide panoramic view across the headlands towards the Gouvia Marina.
Unique plot of land of just under 10,000sq mtrs right at the waters edge This amazing plot has 150mtrs of direct sea frontage. Enjoy stunning sunsets at the sun goes down over the mountain.
A ground floor apartment measuring 110 sq metres and only 80 metres from the sandy beach is for sale in Acharavi. It sits on a plot of 500 sq metres.
A rare opportunity to purchase a spacious apartment in a cosmopolitan area of Corfu town. The apartment measures 162sqm and lies a breath away from the centre .
A two bedroom penthouse apartment of 60sqm with an impressive sun terrace of 150sqm. A unique location offering panoramic views over the Ionian Sea and countryside.
Unique plot of land 7,200 sqm reaching right down to the sea. Suberb views to the clear blue Ionian
A select quality-built detached villa overlooking the Diapontia Islands, this property has stunning sunsets. It measures 127m2 plus large terraces of 50m2. on a plot of 2,000sqm
The property is divided into 4 units, the ground floor currently being used as a shop and two 2 bedroom apartments on the first floor, land 900sqm.
The villa is 114m2 in size and it has an extra large garage of 20 m2. The villa is ideal for permanent residence or as a holiday home or it has extremely good rental potential.
An exceptional plot of land, situated right on the waters edge overlooking the famous rock formations of the Canal D’amour. This exceptional plot of 2,000sqm, allowing a build of 400 sq.mtrs.
Fantastic plot of land located in a peaceful area of 9.500 sqm. Situated in a prime position with open views to the sea and the Diapontia islands. Magnificent views.
An Excellent business opportunity for sale, located in a tiny hamlet in the Northeast area of Corfu.A chef could run this business immediately, having instant customer base and repeat business.
An old 2 storey traditional village house 120 sqm but sitting on a plot of 2,300 sqm The plot of land has many fruit trees, a vegetable plot a Well and beautiful countryside views.
Traditional house with 3 bedrooms measuring 125sq mts views across the top of the houses to the mountains and sea.
Completed in 2008 this 2 storey detached house measuring 140 sq metres is for sale in the traditional village of Vatonies, stunning countryside views from the balcony.
Only 2.5 km from the centre of the village of Ano Korakiana this semi detached property sits on a plot of 350 sq metres. The house measures 100 sq metres.
Two fully furnished apartments for sale, each measuring 55sq mtrs. Located in the village of Paghi, northwest of the island.
Prime plot of land, in an elevated position commanding fabulous views to the sea is offered with a building license in place, for four properties.
Two storey property has a total floor area of 95 sqm and sits on a garden of 1,000 sqm. It is separated into two self contained apartments. Agios Stefanos is 7 minute walk.
Although currently separated into a two storey block of 4 single bed studios and 2 two bed apartments, this has the potential to be refurbished to make one large villa. Land size 1,300 sqm
Detached property on the edge of the traditional village of Prinilas. This lovely house is nestled at the foot of a mountain, and sits on a plot of land 1,000 sq mtrs. The house is 105sq mtrs.
A development of 4 houses which are under construction. Panoramic sea views and right on the beach. House A: 77 sqm, 178.000€. House B & C:. 84 sqm each, 184.000€. House D: 71 sqm. 160.000€
Prime plot of land overlooking the ocean with magnificent mountain views. Situated in a quiet area yet only 150 mtrs to the sea. The land is buildable up to 400sq mtrs.
Beautifully landscaped plot of land 4,500sqm. Stone paths and walled areas lead from various levels creating a very interesting plot, which has been planted with, fruit trees and ornamental plants.
A beautiful apartment of 70sqm with a unique location offering panoramic views over the Ionian Sea. As you step onto the balcony you are captivated by the image of deep blue waters and clear.
The main building, is 200 sqm, two floors with the concrete and brickwork completed. The 2ed building is an old detached bungalow 80 sqm. requires renovation work. Land size 4000sqm.
This detached 100 sqm house is on a plot of 1,000 sqm in the centre of the village. It features 3 bedrooms spacious living/ dining area with a fireplace, separate kitchen and a guest WC.
There are two small apartments each 40 sqm, with a total building area of 80sqm. set in a plot of 4,167sqm. There is also the possibility of a further 120sqm of build, together with access to a well.
This property consists of 3 apartments, one apartment on each of the first and second floor 63sqm each, the third apartment 45sqm and is on the top floor in the attic space of the property.
A flat plot of land measuring 2,600 sq metres near to Sidari. Access is from a side road. Buildable up to 200 sq metres with lovely countryside views
A detached single storey Eco Friendly house 75 sq metres plus a basement area of 63sqm, it will sit on a plot of 740sqm. The plot is near a small river with shade given by trees.
Delightful 3 bedroom, semi detached home, with open plan living aspect. Beautiful views to the olive groves and sea.
A lovely restored old 1 bedroom house measuring 130 sqm Built in the upside down way so that one can have the benefit of the beautiful uninterrupted countryside views.
Beautiful 70sqm ground floor apartment is located in a quiet neighbourhood and well away from the noise of traffic. Has a large 80sqm courtyard for exclusive use with a balcony to the side.
Third floor very well located only 10 minutes walk to Corfu town and within easy access to the airport. The three bedroom apartment measures 86sq mtrs and does require some updating.
Fantastic opportunity to acquire a plot of land so close to the sea. Situated just metres away from the beach in Kassiopi. The plot measures 280sq mtrs allowing a build of 196sq mtrs.
An amazing plot of land 1470sqm.is buildable and builds up to 400sqm It has relatively easy access with spectacular views of the surrounding natural beauty taking in the sea views.
This newly restored traditional stonebuilt house Balconies facing north and south give panoramic views of the mountains and the sea including Erikousa Island and Albania.
Lovely 120 sqm, two bedroom house with amazing sea and mountain views. Sitting on a plot of 450sqm
A newly completed renovated 2 storey house. The garden measures approx 150sqm and has flowers and shrubs and also private parking space. Very close to the village of Dafni.
Wonderful plot 4400 s.q.m. just 600m from the sea is buildable upto 200 sq.m. Located in a peaceful area with panoramic views to the sea and surrounding area. Easy access from the road.
A semi-detached property 156sq mts lies at the top edge of the north-western heritage hill of Prinilas Views, across the village rooftops, include Mount Pantokrator with the mountains of Albania.
The plot 200sqm is buildable upto 200sq mtrs. overlooking the picturesque resort with fabulous sea views. Only a minute or two drive to the beach or if you prefer you can amble down on foot.
A lovely plot of land measuring 3,200 sq metres with panoramic views Views to the Diapontia Islands and the benefit of the beautiful sunsets and is buildable up to 200 sq metres.
Nicely renovated split level house for sale. This property would suit anyone looking to escape to Corfu for summer living, or as an investment rental opportunity
Two storey house, which has been converted into two separate, located in the village near to a traditional fountain with running drinking water. Nearest beach is Perama Corfu town is 15minutes away.
Exceptional views from this lovely plot of 2100sqm located in Loutses. Just 100 metres from the main road with the advantage of water, electricity and telephone supplies all nearby.
Plot of land 2,200sq mtrs, situated in the very popular area fabulous views of the Ionian sea. This plot would be an ideal opportunity for a villa or as an investment.
A detached 2 storey house measuring 85 sq metres that requires renovation, with a garden of 590 sq metres. Access from the main road and there is a bus stop outside the house.
Lovely plot of land of 5.177sq The plot is almost flat, so very easy to build on, you can build upto 200sq mtrs of property, beautiful countryside views of the surrounding area. Easily accessible.
This property is approx 100sqm. On the ground is a large room of open plan kitchen/sitting room. External staircase leading to the first floor whith 3 large renovated bedrooms.
An old olive press requires full renovation and some of the old olive press equipment remains in the building. The building is 60 sq metres in size and it sits on a plot of 150 sq metres.
Great plot of 5,000sqm Having a slight downward slope the land has the advantage of magnificent sea views from all aspects. Situated just 1km from Paramona beach.
i n t e r v i e w Below is an interview of
Mr. Nikos Papavlasopoulos,
a civil engineer specialized in bioclimatic design Mister Papavlasopoulos what is a bioclimatic home?
We could say that bioclimatic homes are not a new ‘concept’ but instead a ‘concept’ that was born and existed since the old days. Thus, in many areas people used to adjust their constructions based on the peculiarities and environmental conditions of their location. Typical examples of these adjustments are the Aegean houses, which, due to heavy weather and lack of vegetation, have small openings, are painted in bright colors, mostly white, and collect water from their roofs thus solving the problem of their water supply. So, in short, bioclimatic houses are designed and built based on the local climate and aiming to save energy and ensure the thermal and visual comfort conditions for their residents. Have you designed – built bioclimatic houses in Corfu? How do Corfiots react to new ideas?
Practicing the profession of civil engineer for many years, I have built several houses. In recent years, due to the crisis, more and more embrace my ideas. The first ones to give me the chances to build bioclimatic houses were foreigners. Lately, an increasing number of people ask for information on bioclimatic houses and a few have decided on it and acquired such a house. Currently, we are building three bioclimatic houses in Corfu what we would be happy to show to anyone interested. What is your part in bioclimatic design?
I have to say that bioclimatic design and development is a living process that is constantly evolving. You have to be constantly up-to-date in order to find anything new that can be implemented in bioclimatic design. My task is to design a building that meets the needs of its owner, while being at the same time as less energy consuming as possible, hence less money consuming, providing a healthier and friendlier environment for its owner. Obviously, designing such a building is a task that is undertaken by more than one engineer. What is it that makes people turn to bioclimatic houses?
The energy and economic crisis that lately governs our country has made people think more about saving money and thus turn to alternative sources of energy. Until recently, nobody tried to find other ways of house heating, simply because heating oil was cheap and people were financially strong enough to cope with that particular expense. Nowadays, however, since heating oil has become a considerable expense, people have started to turn to bioclimatic houses. These houses provide a minimum heating and cooling cost combined with all the other benefits enjoyed by their owners. From a purely financial point of view, bioclimatic residences have virtually zero operating and maintenance costs. Lately, it has become so common that anyone can go out and sell bioclimatic houses in order to attract customers. This is very serious and it is something that every house owner should pay extra care to when searching the market for a bioclimatic house because such houses are unique and special for each individual. In each case, for each site and for each one of us there is a one and only house that meets our needs. Only a specialized team of engineers knows how to design and construct such a house. What would you advise each one of us wants to build a bioclimatic house?
First of all, I would say that you should contact a professional engineer. If he is a constructor as well it is even better. You should also make sure that he has the knowledge required and actual examples that he can show you. The responsibility of all of us who work on bioclimatic design does not end with the design. We must ensure that it meets not only the owner’s current but his future needs as well. Furthermore, it is our responsibility to predict any future work on the improvement of the property, in case the owner cannot cover the initial cost and wants to improve it later. What is a cost of a bioclimatic construction?
With the appropriate techniques, the cost of a bioclimatic building can match the same levels as that of a conventional simple construction. All of this is relevant, however, because the cost also depends on the materials chosen by the owner. Generally, a bioclimatic construction will cost about 10% more. This is because it is fitted with better insulation, better glazing, more shadings, the surrounding area is being taken care of and much more. Overall, there are some expenses that do not exist in a conventional construction. Of course, we should keep in mind that this cost reflects only the initial construction and that in bioclimatic constructions this cost is depreciated during the first year of the building’s operation due to the close-to-zero operation and maintenance cost. Can anyone benefit from bioclimatic design on an existing property?
The need for improving buildings in Greece was first recognized by the state itself and for that reason it implemented a grant program called “Save-at-Home”. This program is applicable to houses built before 1980 and devoid of any bioclimatic operation principles. Through this program, owners can help themselves improve the building’s energy efficiency significantly, even if they do not possess the necessary money. There are, of course, many possibilities for improving an old building, but we should keep in mind that the more involved we become the greater the cost. There is potential for an existing building to approach the energy efficiency of the modern bioclimatic ones, but it cannot under any circumstances reach the maximum performance of an initial design. Are there any guarantees given for the construction of a bioclimatic house?
The most important guarantee you can be given is the name of the engineer you address. Besides that, there are several guarantees such as the good working condition one that lasts for five years. There are also guarantees for individual materials placed in the house which last up to 20 years. What must be stressed is that the benefits of bioclimatic constructions are real and measurable. What seems to be the future of bioclimatic residences?
I would say that bioclimatic houses appear to be the only choice for the future. Normally, anyone who wants to build a house should not even think of building it in any other way. There is nothing to lose from building such a house whereas on the contrary there is much to gain. Bioclimatic houses are the only ones that instead of being costly to the owner they can yield money instead. Such an example is the installation of a photovoltaic system on the roof that will yield the owner a profit of over 100.000 € in the 25 years of use. And do not forget the close-to-zero operation and maintenance cost.
By building using bioclimatic techniques, you are building in the future health of you and your loved ones, while at the same time catering for the environment and the future of our planet, saving money in the process. ■