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Corfu

Discover Corfu, Diapontia Islands and Paxos ISSN: 1792-9563

dREAM PROPERTIES

A little cradle of civilization

LUXURY TRAVEL SERVICES

Investment

Opportunities

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Real Estate deals! Roula Rouva Real Estate Corfu Leading Agency Town Office: Opisthen Polyklinikis (behind Polyklinic) 49100 Corfu Tel.: +30 26610 23032, +30 26610 86025

Mob.: +30 693 7164766 + 30 694 1671061 Ε-mail: sales@rrcorfurealestate.com Website: www.rrcorfurealestate.com


Contributors Andy Marshall Is the agent representing the north of Corfu. Andy has 10 years experience in selling all types of properties, plots of land and commercial ventures to a wide and diverse range of clients and has lived on the island for nearly 30 years. Speaks both English and Greek.

Maria-Michelle Rouva Daughter of Roula Rouva has been working in Real Estate for four years, specializing on residential properties on the North-East part of the island called “Kensington by sea” by the British. Her studies include a Bachelor in Public Relations and Communication and a Master (MSc) in Real Estate. Maria speaks both Greek and English.

Spiridoula Vasilaki Agent – financial adviser on investment properties. For the past five years she has worked as a real estate agent in the city and the northeast coast of Corfu. Being an agent, for her is an occupation full of challenges and changes that fascinate her. Spiridoula speaks both Greek and English.

Anna Moraiti Is a Real Estate consultant and covers the West coast and central areas of the island. She loves her job and the satisfaction comes from her clients excellent testimonies. Anna speaks both Greek and English.

Roula Tziliou Is a Real Estate Consultant for Corfu town and also covers part of central East and West coast. She has been working in the sales business for 13 years and she considers herself to be experienced friendly, trustworthy and active. Roula speaks both Greek and English.

Vasso Zarra Is a Real Estate consultant and represents the South part of the Island. She has been working in the real estate business since 2010 and is very professional and reliable. Vasso speaks Greek, English, German and French.

Alex Christou Is a Real Estate consultant and covers the North West area of the island. He speaks Greek, English and Dutch fluently and can manage quite well in German and Italian. He was born and raised on Corfu but also studied and lived abroad. He is convinced that Corfu is one of the best places in the world!

Joanna Panaretou Is a Real Estate consultant and she covers the areas of central Corfu. She is a new member of our team and is expecting to fulfill every one’s needs in the real estate business. Joanna speaks Greek, English and Italian.

Jenny Makri Happily lives on the island of Paxos. She is a Real Estate consultant and knows the island backwards. Which means she knows all properties available for sale on the island. Jenny speaks Greek and manages in English.

Depy Polychronopoulou Supports our Real Estate Secretarial & Administration work. She says that by working or by being involved with the real estate business has influenced her to discover and develop useful skills. Depy speaks Greek, English and French.

Agapi Papavlasopoulou Is the Senior Manager of Luxury Marketing in Roula Rouva’s team. With many years of working experience in tourism and customer care she is proud to be managing the Roula Rouva Luxury Travel as well as to be in charge of sales and operations. Agapi speaks Greek, English and Italian.

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Roula Rouva Real Estate Leading Agency Town Office: Opisthen Polyklinikis (behind Polyklinic) 49100 Corfu Tel.: +30 26610 23032, +30 26610 86025, sales@rrcorfurealestate.com www.rrcorfurealestate.com


editorial

Let me introduce myself! My name is Roula Rouva and my Real Es-

tate Agency was first established in 2003 on the beautiful island of Corfu, and I am proud to say that now the Roula Rouva Real Estate agency is the largest estate agency on the island based on the number of properties I have on my listings for sale. I created the company based on my love of people and the care I offer to clients when I help them buy the home of their dreams or land to build one on.

The properties range in value from village houses in need of complete renovation to multi million euro luxury villas. I also sell commercial properties for investment and land suitable for building or agricultural use.

I have built a reputable, successful business based on my professionalism and customer care and the many testimonials from my clients reflect the high level of satisfaction with my services as a real estate agent. Most of my clients are British, with German, Dutch and Italians coming close behind. Recently, Russian clients have joined them in searching for property, as interest in buying has property and land in Greece increases due to a fall in property prices. Most clients are looking for holiday homes or commercial properties to invest their money in. In the past the main focus of my business was in the popular North and North West regions of the island but due to demand I now have members of staff who are responsible

for their own area of the island, so all areas are available for customers to view and buy the property of their dreams. I also publish brochures of properties twice a year and magazines called Real Corfu, Discover Corfu, Diapontia islands and Paxos in English. I have a Greek magazine that is published every two months called “Λύσεις για όλους με την Ρούλα Ρουβά”. In 2011 I had a popular television programme on Greek television which brought in many new customers and sellers of property.

Along with my team of wonderful staff

the Sun, promoting the wonderful range of property and land available in Corfu and Greece. There has never been a better time to buy property in Greece, prices have fallen, there is lots of choice of different locations and properties and it is a great time to invest in the property of your dreams. My team and I are waiting to welcome you to the wonderful island that is Corfu. Yours Sincerely,

Roula Rouva I attend property shows and Τel.: 26610 23032, 26610 86025 Mob.: 6937 164 766 exhibitions several times roularouva@rrcorfurealestate.com a year, such as the Luxury Opisthen Polyklinikis Property show and A Place in (behind Polyklinik), Corfu D i s c o v e r C o r f u , D i a p o n t i a I s l a n d s a n d P a x o s 03


Dream Properties

Available to make everyone’s dreams come true Here are some of our luxury properties available to you and as we have many more, please contact us in order to fulfill your requirements.

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This villa is located within a well guarded complex of residences, with a breathtaking view of the sea and the town of Corfu. It has got a total surface of 410 sq.m. built within a 2,000 sq.m. plot of land and with a surrounding stone wall for security with top quality three story construction. It consists of 2 living rooms, a dining room, one large kitchen and two smaller ones, an office, 6 bedrooms with walk in wardrobes, en suite bathroom in each bedroom as well as large veranda adjoined to each bedroom. It also has two storage rooms, a laundry room, a boiler room, sauna and Jacuzzi, a gym, and a wine cellar. The garage is 30 sq.m. and the swimming pool covers a surface of 60 sq.m. 500m from the sea • 1km from the nearest sandy beach 11km from Corfu Town. Price 2.100.000€

This is an exceptional property with a total area of 440 m2, situated in a quiet area just 300m from Arillas beach. On the top floor there is a 160 sq.m. apartment with two bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom, a kitchen with a huge 80 sq.m open living area. On the sea side of the building there are very wide balcony doors leading onto a 60 sq.m. veranda with a fantastic sea view, overlooking the swimming pool. Downstairs there are two apartments of 80 sq.m. each, with two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, living and dining room, also with a large veranda offering access to the pool. This property is ideal as a luxury holiday home and/ or for renting out to tourists, as Arillas is the booming centre of alternative, spiritual and meditation holidays on Corfu and has great growth potential. Price: 1.500.000€

A beautiful 4 bedroom villa on a 2.300 sq.m. plot with spectacular sea view. It measures 367sq.m. building, swimming pool and landscaped garden. It is located 9 km from Corfu Town and only 3 minutes’ drive from the cosmopolitan beach and Marina of Gouvia with the nice cafeterias, restaurants, playground and swimming pool. Τhe cricket pitch is less than 2 km away. It is a 3 story villa with 4 bedrooms and an office which could also be used as a bedroom. Next to the villa there is an additional independent building of 80sq.m. On the lower level of this building there is an enclosed space of 40 sq.m that is used as a garage and storage room. On the higher level there is an one bedroom apartment of 40sq.m. The exterior areas are beautifully landscaped with lawn, stone walls and bush fences. Price 1.500.000€

This exceptional villa of six bedrooms overlooks the stunning sea and countryside. The design was inspired by Corfu’s lovely nature and was built with the concept of “Outside In”, bringing the beauty of natural outdoor scenery of Corfu within the internal design of the villa. The villa has been built around an olive tree which forms an attractive centerpiece around which a marble stairway whose railings have a “vine leaf” theme, accenting with pot plants and an indoor vine. Situated in just over 1 acre of land, the property comprises 400s.qm, split in three levels. Fully landscaped, with palm, olive, lemon, orange, fig and pomegranate trees. There are grape vines, cypress trees, bougainvillea shrubs, and other ornamental plants chosen to attract butterflies and humming birds. Situated only 2 km. from the marina of Gouvia and 8 km. from Corfu Town Price: 1.490.00€

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Two Luxury villas for sale in central Corfu, with unrestricted magnificent sea view and direct beach access. Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Corfu, these two villas are, only a stone throw away from the beach. The villa shown on the pictures is completed and in an excellent condition. It is three floor well designed villa and built to a very high standard, with beautifully landscaped flower beds and exterior paving. Externally is a large swimming pool of 100 sq.m. with an impressive terrace of 300 sq. m. The second villa which is located closer to the beach is in need of completion, giving the opportunity to the new owners to finish it according to their own taste. Price 7.500.000€ for both villas

Beautiful villa just a few minutes walk from a wonderful beach. The house is located in a complex of four villas in total who have autonomy and their own pool. The villa was completed in July 2004 and since then it has been rented out by the owner giving him a good seasonal income. It consists of ground floor, 1st and 2nd floor. Downstairs is a kitchen, dining room and a room that can be used as office/spare or a bedroom. On the first floor are three bedrooms all with en suite bathroom and the 2nd floor consists of a master bedroom with a large bathroom, walk in wardrobe and a large balcony with sea view. It is on a plot of 2,300 sq.m. with swimming pool. There is a landscaped alley which leads directly to the lovely beach which is only a few minutes walk away. Price: 1.300.000€


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Here we have a gem hidden on the North part of the island. Measuring 200sq.m. and sitting in a plot of 4.700sq.m with a garden, olive trees and BBQ. Villa boasts of unique sunset views overlooking Arillas bay and Diapontia islands. Finesse and tranquillity, lush countryside and infinity pool.Wood and stone are the elements of a traditional Corfiot property yet stylish and totally harmonised to the surrounded environment. Patio doors leading to terrace and a pergola thoughtfully installed to one side, providing both shade from the midday sun and a lovely place from which to admire the constantly alternating cobalt tints of sea and sky reflected in the pool water.Additionally,it comes with a building licence to construct a further villa and extra swimming pool. Arillas is only 1km away and Corfu town, port and airport are within 45 minute drive. Price: 1.150.000 €

A luxury two storey villa of 250sq.m for sale, with large gardens, swimming pool, access to the beach and only 16km from Corfu Town. It is built in a fenced complex which has three independent luxury villas They can either be bought together or separately. The area offers serenity and natural beauty and harmonizes with the deep blue sea with the extraordinary red-white rocky surroundings. The slope where the luxury villas are built, offers a breathtaking view, with crystal-clear blue water lying straight ahead and nothing to block your view as far as the town of Corfu. Furthermore, it offers an almost virtually private beach, since the bay is otherwise accessible only by sea! Sale prices : • Villa 1 : 2.500.000€ Villa 2 : 2.500.000€ • Villa 3: 3.000.000€ • Altogether : 8.000.000€

Pelekas, West coast of Corfu-luxury villa for sale Stylish villa set upon the hillside with breathtaking views of the sea, mountains and olive groves.On the outskirts of Pelekas resort. 300 square meters of living space on 2 levels. Very large kitchen, dinner, lounge, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. 2 fireplaces. The villa is very well finished and charming in style. Infinity pool in natural landscaped gardens. Own parking and garage. 1km from Pelekas beach and 10km from Corfu town. Price 900,000€

The villa is on a plot of 4,000sqm and measure approx 230 sq m. with its own entrance drive and gate.It is a 2 story villa and all of five bedrooms have balconies and a view to the sea. The open plan lounge/dinning area is big and spacious and opens out onto the most amazing covered terrace with incredible sea view.Outside the wonderful sea facing infinity pool, is surrounded by a spacious terrace so there is plenty of space for family and friends to spread out. Spend your days lazing by the pool or take a short walk down to the beautiful beach in Avlaki 600 meters away. The lively village of Kassiopi is just a two kilometres away, here you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, tavernas, bars and much more. Excellent rental opportunity for anyone looking to generate an income. Price: 900.000€

The villa is located on the borders of an old Venetian village which is 17km from Corfu town. By just standing on the veranda you can spot the beautiful landscape and the sea which is only 1.5km away. It is located in the northeast of Corfu. The position of the three bedroom villa is ideal not only because of the nearby beach but also because it is located between town and the countryside which gives plenty of opportunity for some great sightseeing. A very attractive part of the villa is the garden. The pool is surrounded by a wooden deck and it overflows on the outer edge so that the stunning view of the garden appears to lay out below you, while you swim!. Price: 850.000€

Luxury villa with cottage overlooking a beautiful bay just 6km from Corfu town. Right on the edge of the water with magnificent views this villa and cottage of 500 square meters has a lot to offer. It stands in 3,350 square meters of land in a secluded position. It is finished to a very high standard. Ground floor has spacious living area with fireplace,large open plan dining area, office with bathroom, extensive patio doors with large verandas and 180 degree views. The first floor has a gallery sitting room, 5 bedrooms all ensuite, (2 have fireplaces), Basement has laundry room and garage for two cars. Landscaped garden with mature trees, swimming pool measuring 6 meters by 12 meters. The separate cottage has an area of 50 square meters with kitchen/living area, bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Price on request

Villa of 178sq.m in a unique location with an enchanting sea view and surrounding area. The ground floor which has a spacious living/ dining room with big windows sashes, offering a unique sea view as well as a bedroom with a spacious bathroom. The first floor has 2 more bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a master bedroom with en suite a bathroom. The exterior space of the villa, has a large lovely pool, whose position gives the illusion that one can swim from it to the sea as its blue color joins with the sea by a panoramic view. A barbeque and a covered open space with a large outdoor dining table and a billiard table for those who would like to indulge . It’s an amazing property for those who would like to enjoy that serenity and a sea view. Price: 900.000€

Halikounas, South Corfu. For sale 375 square meters of dream villa. Built on a high point 500 meters from the beach on 4000 square meters of land. Stone and wood built on three levels linked by an internal staircase. Panoramic views and lots of natural light. Basement consists of self contained studio apartment. Ground floor has a fully equipped kitchen and living/ dining room area Third floor has three ensuite bedrooms one with a corner jacuzzi that looks out onto the sea. Outdoor walled gardens. Corfu town is 30km away. Price 1,300,000€

Fantastic villa of 235sqm nestled in the hillside of Kassiopi with stunning views over the bay. Built on a plot 5.500sqm, the villa comprises of: ground floor with spacious open plan lounge/ kitchen/dining room with feature fireplace, four bedrooms, one with en-suite which has a Jacuzzi bath and a large family bathroom. On the first floor there is the master bedroom with en-suite which has a lovely large terrace offering fabulous views. Externally there is a swimming pool, outdoor grill, parking area and spare water tank. Price:€1.100.000 New lower Price: €950,000

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A little cradle of civilization.

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he island of Corfu is 18 km wide and 56 km long, it enjoys a mild climate, a beautiful Mediterranean scenery and an interesting history, which explains its unique culture. Many nations have tried to colonize the island and some succeeded for some time. Amongst those where the British, the French and the Venetians, all of which have left their “foot print” on this inspiring landscape. The central square of Corfu,

the Spianada, is the largest square of the Balkans. It was originally created for defensive purposes by the Venetians, as it would allow them to strike the enemy more efficiently in this open space, while they remained in hiding in the old fort. The Peristyle of Maitland is located on the Spianada, and it is an Ionic monument that was erected in honor of Commissioner Thomas Maitland. This monument was designed by the English engineer G. Whitemore. Whitemore’s work also

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included the design of the Palace of Saints Michael and George, situated next to the square, which is built from Maltese Stone. Another monument in the square is the Monument of the Union of the Ionian Islands, dedicated to the union of the seven Ionian Islands with Greece in 1864, which is celebrated every year on the 21st of May. The French conquerors covered a large part of the square with grass and trees and the English created a cricket pitch on it. The sport has been very well received by the locals and cricket matches very often take place on Spianada square. The Liston is situated alongside the Spianada. Liston was constructed in 1807 during the French rule and it was designed by the French En-

gineer Lesseps, the constructor of the Suez Canal. It is a copy, of rue de Rivoli in Paris though of course in smaller size. Its archways and its hanging lanterns have been the meeting point of thousands of people, locals and visitors, every year, as Liston is very well known for its cafeterias. Liston wasn’t always accessible to everyone. In its early years a list would control the people who had the right and the privilege to enter this area. This list’s name was the Libro D’ Oro, which means the golden book, and it would only permit the noblemen and aristocrats of Corfu to enter. As this is no longer the case, Liston has also become the place from which one can enjoy the bands of Corfu when they parade. The island of Corfu has at least 18 philharmonic bands that carry its rich musical tradition. This musical tradition goes back to when Corfu was under the Venetian rule and it is then, when opera was first introduced to Corfu. Opera performances took place in


Only by visiting the island, one can truly appreciate, not only its natural beauty, but furthermore its unique culture which still stands in most aspects of everyday life.

the theatre of San Giacomo from 1733. Nikolaos Chalikiopoulos-Mantzaros founded the first modern school of music in Greece, thus carrying on the islands musical tradition during the British era. Mantzaros is also the composer of the Greek National Anthem and a teacher of many musical talents, such as Spyros Xyndas who was the composer of the first Greek opera. It is during the same era that the first philharmonic band of Corfu was created, nowadays known as the “old

philharmonic”. The Corfiots have very much embraced this musical tradition and the island now has over 18 different bands filled with talented musicians. Aside from the old philharmonic, there are also many other bands that are well known and respected in Corfu, such as the Mantzaros Philharmonic Society, The Kapodistria Philharmonic Association and many others. The bands parade on numerous occasions throughout the year, but it is during Greek Easter that they are most im-

pressive. Their contribution to the festivities is immense and the outcome is always enjoyed by thousands of people, both Corfiots as well as visitors who come from all over Greece and other parts of the world to partake in this unique event. Such is the gravity of the musical tradition on the island that the Ionian University has created a department of musical studies. It is one the very few university departments on this topic and it is considered to be the best one in Greece.

Corfu’s rich cultural heritage couldn’t possibly be represented in a better way than it already is and that would possibly do the island more justice. The topic is vast and unending. Only by visiting the island, one can truly appreciate, not only its natural beauty, but furthermore its unique culture which still stands in most aspects of everyday life. by Ioanna Kampi

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Properties on Corfu RR1317 Kentroma

RR1118 Afra

RR696 Avlaki

RR1336 Kaminaki

RR712 Gastouri

RR1477 Paramonas

RR1662 Halikouna

RR1480 Kalami

RR1274 Pavliana

RR1780 Kalami

RR1484 Dasia

RR659 Avlaki

RR1412 Barbat

RR1761 Gastouri

RR699 Avlaki

RR1724 Kanouli

RR1771 Danilia

RR1745 Pelekas

RR1703 Lefkimi

RR343 Arillas

Beautiful 200s.qm newly built villa. Ground floor, lounge, kitchen with dining area and a bedroom/bathroom. First floor an ensuite master bedroom, two bedrooms a bathroom. Swimming pool. Plot 2,900sqm. The property has fabulous sea views. Price:€1.130.000

Villa beautifully landscaped of 4,000s. qm with a very large swimming pool of 105s.qm. The villa is 260sq.m with five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a modern kitchen and two lounges both with fire place. Additional 60s.qm building. Price:€650,000

This house is at a quiet, picturesque part of the island. On the ground floor there is a large living/dining/kitchen. Three bedrooms on the upper floor. Views of blue sea. Sold full furnished. Price:€550.000

Sea front complex is on a plot of 1,124.26sq.m. consists of four three-storey buildings each of 150 sq.m. Total sq.m 600, separated into 4 maisonettes 100 sq.m and 4 independent apartments of 50 sq.m. Price: €400.000 for a triplex.

Large family home with swimming pool, with 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom extensive garden and ample parking in the shade of the eucalyptus trees. Size of the house is 250sq.m. Plot size is 3,000sq.m. Price:€350.000

Unique Private Estate, built in a true Corfiot architecture. Measures 174sq.m on a plot 52,000sq.m, enclosed with many plants, blackberry bushes as well as Olive, Oak, Elm trees, you are taken back of the previous century. Price:€990.000

Beautiful 4 bedroom villa at an undeveloped part of the Island. Surrounded by olive trees and the pool terrace with separate Jacuzzi offers a stunning setting. A path which leads to a small private beach 1m walk. Price: €800.000

Beautiful detached villa with swimming pool consists of 3 bedrooms all with en suite bathroom, living room, kitchen and 1 extra bathroom. located only two minute walking distance from the beach and has its own private path. Price €510.000

Villa of 400sqm on a plot of 2,257sqm. Consists of 3 floors. Ground floor sitting room kitchen/dining, a bedroom/ bathroom. Upper floor 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. On lowest floor is garage/ plant room, 2 bedrooms, sitting area/ kitchen, bathroom/sauna. Price: €390.000

Property 170sq.m on 3 levels in a plot of 2.000sq.m. Lower floor two bedrooms a bathroom. Ground floor a kitchen, living room with a fireplace, a terrace to enjoy the views. First floor two bedrooms/bathroom. Price:€295.000

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Beautiful villa 210m2 only few meters from the beach. Four bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms with their own veranda offering sea view. Open plan kitchen/sitting/dining area, fireplace, leading out overlooking the big pool. Surrounded by 4.300m2 Price:€900,000

Property in a prime location with incredible view, with breathtaking sunsets 145sq.m in three levels built in a plot of 2.800 sq.m. Pool of privileged position. Particular features is the direct access to the sea. Price:€750.000

Beautiful villa in a green and quite environment measures 220sq.m and is located on a plot 4200sq.m and offers nice sea views. The villa is built in two levels and consists of 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Price €490.000

Villa only few meters from the beach 95m2, ground floor level 3 bedroom all en-suite bathrooms with their own veranda. Open plan kitchen/living room/dining area leading out to a pool. Surrounded by 2200m2 beautiful grounds. Price:€340,000

Very close to a beautiful beach, surrounded by flowers and garden this villa is ideal. Feeling of freedom and calmness reflects master bedroom ensuite bathroom. Second bedroom and bathroom which is shared with the third bedroom. Price:€260,000

Beautifully renovated house has been lovingly transformed from traditional olive press. Three en suite double bedrooms, all rooms in the house have sea views. The property is down a few steps to reach the lovely beach. Price:€800,000

Two-storey 144sq.m villa only 50m distance from the beach. First floor large living area a fully equipped kitchen/dining. Ground are two bedrooms. Independent access to the garden and the villa’s private pool. Price:€560.000

Semi detached maisonette 110sqm has beautiful views. Consists of: ground floor, open plan lounge/kitchen area, bathroom and utility area. First floor has two en-suite bedrooms with balconies. Maximum privacy as having their own swimming pool. Price €450,000

Beach is 300m away, land 5.300m spacious enough for a pool. Main house two bedrooms, a bathroom. Next to it is another apartment 33sq.m of one bedroom a livingroom/kitchen a bathroom that can be a guesthouse. Price:€350.000

Select quality-built detached 127m2 has stunning sunsets. Living area: kitchen, feature fireplace, guest cloakroom, lower floor: 3 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) a family bathroom. Land of approx 900sqm allowing adequate room for a swimming pool. Price:€280.000


RR1489 Agios Georgios South

RR1726 Agios Martinos

RR1233 Armenades

RR1069 Petriti

RR1712 Agios Georgios South

RR1705 Prasoudi

RRL1309 Platonas

RR1668 Lefkimi

RR660 Kavadades

RR1612 Stavros

RR1266 Gouvia

1472 Astrakeri

RR1419 Perama

RR1672 Barbati

RR1737 Near Corfu Town

RR952 Lakones

RR1372 Velonades

RR246 Gavrades

RR1778 Kassiopi

RR1650 Magoulades

Newly built maisonette only 50m from the sea the area remains unspoiled and still maintains its natural beauty. This 90sq.m maisonette has 70sq.m garden is built on two floors with 2 bedrooms, kitchen/living/dining room, bathroom. Price €250.000

Beautiful two-storey house of 185 sq.m, just 300m. from the sandy beach. Ground floor kitchen, open plan living and dining room, a bedroom/bathroom. First floor two bedrooms a bathroom. On a plot of 1072sq.m. Price:€210.000

Detached villa comes fully furnished and well-equipped, ready to simply move into, 82sqm in size, is built on a single level. Large open-plan living / kitchen, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, on a plot of 800sqm. Price:€170,000

Opportunity to buy a first floor apartment 87sq.m with unobstructed sea views, just 20m from the beach 8klm from Corfu town. Consists two bedrooms, a large living room, a kitchen, a bathroom and balconies. Price:€150.000

Detached house 105sqm on a plot 673tm located in an absolutely quiet environment and consists of 2 bedroom 1 smaller utility room, a fairly large bathroom and open plan kitchen, dining room with fireplace. Price:€137.000

Villa 98sq.m. within a plot of 2,900sq.m, with pool. Laid out over two levels with master bedroom with en-suite and 2 further bedrooms and family bathroom. Good investment property for holiday rentals. Stunning views to the sea. Price:€240.000,00

In a quiet area on the south of the island a house of 440sq.m within 4000sq.m land This property is a great investment for holiday home or permanent. It is just 300m from the sandy beach. Price: €200.000

Detached house117sq.m recently renovated, with a garden and large plot of land 3.400sq.m offering panoramic views of the countryside. Ground floor kitchen, bathroom, living room and a spare room. First floor two bedrooms a bathroom. Price:€179.000

Apartment 85sq.m, just 60m from the beach. It consists two bedrooms, two bathrooms a kitchen, spacious veranda to the exterior area and the apartment independent heating with gas as well two as to air conditions units. Price: €150.000

A new completedy renovated 2 storey house comprising of a newly fitted kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms. Beautiful wooden floors throughout and a wooden staircase. New aluminium doors and double glazed windows. The garden measures 150sq.m. Price:€85,000

Perfectly built this two bedroom luxury Villa, first level, kitchen diner open plan living, fireplace. Ground level two double bedrooms both with patio doors opening onto the infinity pool. Plot size is 489sqm. VIEWING RECOMMENDED. Price €219.000

Property 190m2 in a plot 1300 m2 with many fruit and olive trees, there is space for a pool. Ground floor lounge with open fire, separate dining area kitchen. Second floor three double bedrooms bathroom. Price: €199.000

This is a first floor apartment 90s.qm, has open plan kitchen/living room with a bathroom and a bedroom. Two further bedrooms in the attic, both with two double beds. Just a minute walk from the sea. Price:€110,000

Great opportunity to buy a newly built measonette just 5 km from Corfu Town. Measures 117 sq.m, living room, stylish kitchen WC on the ground floor. On the top floor three comfortable bedrooms a bathroom. Price:€145.000,00

House divided into 2 apartments each with 2 bedrooms with their own private entrance. Would be an ideal holiday home with the added benefit of gaining an income from the other apartment, walking distance to Kassiopi. Price:€135.000

House of 100sq.m on a small hill offers fabulous views of the sea. Only 400m from beach and harbour. On two floors ground floor lounge/kitchen and WC, first floor two bedrooms bathroom and a large balcony. Price: €210.000

This house could be characterized as a hidden paradise. Windows and patio doors overlook the stunning blue waters. Consists two bedrooms, kitchen, living room with fireplace, is 85sqm. and has an outdoor space of 300sqm. Price:€200,000

New house 101sqm is in the final stage of construction, has a garden 100sqm. Consists one double apartment and a studio which can be joined in order to become a single house. Only 120m from the beach. Price: €160.000 New Price €120.000

Traditional 3 storey property 150sq.m, includes a small balcony with extensive sea view. Ground floor, open plan kitchen/ living/dining, next floor, a further «living» room, bathroom double bedroom. Second staircase leads to the top floor bedroom/living area. Price:€119,950

Traditional house that has been renovated. Has 4 bedrooms, kitchen, a lounge area and a large garage. It is very close to a meditation center and could be turned into a guesthouse or bed & breakfast. Price:€130.000

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Properties on Corfu RR1817 Sidari

RR1617 Magoulades

RR1710 Karousades

RR1700 Arillas

RR1611 Stavros

RR1807 Paleokastritsa

RRL1338 Benitses

RRL1327 Glyfada

RR1644 Almyros

RR1749 Viros

RR1319 Ano Korakiana

RR1495 Valanio

RR1671 Lakones

RR1632 Doukades

RR1382 Kanoni

RR1312 Alepou

RR853 Kastelani

RR1793 Episkepsi

RRL1288 Viros

RRL1266 Agii Deka

Beautiful property built on 2007. A small private drive leads to the property which measures 70sq.m and consists of 2 bedrooms, an open plan lounge kitchen-dinner area, and bathroom and lays on a plot of 200sq.m. Price:€125.000

Two-storey stone semi-detached house 103sq.ms with panoramic views. Consists a living room, a fireplace, kitchen, bathroom, spare room and yard on the ground floor. First floor 2 bedrooms with windows offering nice views to the village. Price:€100.000

The 50 sq.m. apartment comprises of:one bedroom, a lounge/diner, a kitchen and shower room. The apartment is access off a private road and has an enclosed garden with many fruit and olive trees. Price:€70.000

Stone detached house 100sq.m of 3 levels consists of the ground floor leading to a kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Wooden interior staircase leads to the first floor with 3 bedrooms with magnificent view to the bay. Price:€65.000

Detached house which is almost restored measures 55sq.m with the possibility to extend a further 55sq.m and consists of: lounge, kitchen, dining room, bedroom and bathroom. Externally there is a small courtyard. Price:€45.000

Modern, 2 bedrooms, detached house 87sq.m, plot 1,470sq.m. Situated only 1.5klm from the sea, is laid out as an open kitchen/diner with lounge, 2 double bedrooms one with an ensuite, full bathroom and a mezzanine floor. Price:€109,000

Opportunity to buy a beautiful residence in Paleokastritsa, on a plot of 600sq.m, measures 50sq.m and consists of an open plan living room, a functional kitchen, two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom. Garden with colorful flowers. Price:€90.000

Great opportunity to buy a property 58sq.m is built in two levels. Ground floor consists of cozy living room with a fireplace a kitchen. Spiral staircase lead to the floor and the bedroom. Breathtaking sea views. Price:€64,900

The property is 50sq.m. and built in plot of 700sq.m in which there are two old warehouses and fruit trees. The house needs some repairs. Distances: 4km from the sea, 20km from Corfu town,20km from the airport Price:€60.000

Two storey, semi-detached property with wooden floor and shutters. Ground floor open plan kitchen, living space, toilet, large store room. Upper floor 3 bedrooms, lounge fireplace and w.c. Views from to the countryside and the sea. Price:€45.000

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Semi-detached town house has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and kitchen and lounge with wood burning stove. There are 2 balconies with breathtaking viewing across the valley and surrounding lush green countryside, sold part furnished. Price:€120.000

Two studios 20 and 22sq.m, just 150m from the sea. Each one consists one room, kitchen, bathroom. They can be purchased either for personal use or investment as they are able to provide income. Garden 120sqm. Price:€90.000

Traditional house has recently been renovated consists two levels where the lower level has space for kitchen and an area large enough to be used as a lounge or bedroom. Upstairs has lounge area, bedroom, bathroom. Price:€60,000

Ground floor flat 37sq.m consists of a large bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. It has got a balcony with frontage on a communal garden. The beach is 1klm and Corfu town is about 2klm away. Price:€53.000

Newly built ground floor apartment 30sq.m, just 5 km. from the center of town. Features a large bedroom, large closet and has access to a 12sq.m, beautiful yard. Spacious bathroom and open plan kitchen, living room. Price:€45.000

Newly built apartment, 65sq.m. on first floor, in a complex of 6 apartments. Comprises two bedrooms living/sitting room with open plan kitchen and bathroom. The back balcony offers a sea view. Just 200m from the beach. Price:€110.000

Apartment 32sq.m has one bedroom, living room and a bathroom and private parking. There is a lovely terrace which overlooks the beautiful beach of Glyfada and the mountainous countryside. Beach is only 120mtrs away. Price:€80.000

Small detached house consisted of one bedroom with fireplace, a lounge, a dining room, kitchen, bathroom with shower and it has got two air conditions. The plot is 150sq.m and the house is 60sq.m. Price:€65.000

Semi-detached house 48sq.m in a land 170sq.m 3klm from Corfu Town. Consists of 2 rooms, bathroom, kitchen. It has got verandah and a fenced garden. The house needs total renovation and another 85sq.m can be built. Price:€40,000

Semi-detached traditional house 65 sq.m, built on three levels. Ground floor kitchen,living room, bathroom. First floor: bedroom, living room fireplace, wc, room. Second floor, bedroom with patio door overlooking stunning mountain and sea views. Price:€40.000


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Agios Georgios North First floor apartment with stunning views across the sea only 120m from the beach, 50sq.m, 1 bedroom, a fitted kitchen, shower room and lounge with a mezzanine floor which accommodate two people. 80 sq.m terrace. Price:139.000€ New lower Price:99,000€

RR510 Barbati

RR1434 Agios Martinos

RR1184

RR1649 Barbati

RR1676 Arillas

RR212 Kounavades

RR1279 Santa

RR1207 Karousades

RR1774 Sidari

RR1725 Arillas

RR1397 Agii Deka

RR1242

Agios Georgios South Great opportunity to take over and complete this construction. Measures 400sq mtrs and the plot 600 sq mtrs. The great advantage is that the plot is located only 150m from the beach. Investment opportunity. Price:€270.000 New lower Price:€190,000

RR1677 Agios Gordios

RR1426 Episkepsi

RR1049 Kastelani

RRL1265 Argyrades

RR508 Barbati

Distance from sea: 130sqm Ground floor: 47,74 sqm. Extra room on the ground floor: 15,36 sqm. TOTAL BUILDING: 63,10 sqm TERRACES: 21,80 sqm. Additional studio: 42,90 sqm. There are 3 of these properties available. Price:250.000€ New lower Price:180,000€

Rebuilt 3 bedroomed house with separate self contained 1 bed apartment, sits on the top of the hill with sea views. To the rear of the property we find a pool sat in the stone floored garden. Price 295.000€ New lower Price:230,000€

Detached house 81 sq.m. in a plot of 350 sq.m, It consists three bedrooms, a living room and a kitchen. It is located in a tranquil area just 200m away from the beautiful sandy beach. Price:€90.000 New lower Price:€80,000

Beautiful corner apartment 50sqm in a unique location offering panoramic views over the Ionian Sea. Consists 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen and living room, veranda 30sq.m. Just 300m walk from the beach. Price:155.000€ New lower Price:120,000€

Unfinished building, consisting of two floors plus a basement. Size 400 m2 on a plot of 800m2, just 300m from the beach. Could be finished into a block of rental apartments making a profitable business. Price:200.000€ New lower Price:160,000€

Detached house 4 bedroom 127 sq.m. is laid out in two floors, would benefit from some cosmetic updating. A wonderful home or investment opportunity. The centre of Sidari, the beach, are all 5 minute walk. Price:€300.000 New lower Price:€200,000

Detached house 110sq.ms just a few meters from the beach, with sea views, is suitable for a main house or for an investment. Unique opportunity to offer your own price for a quick sale. Price:€290.000 New lower Price:€220,000

A fabulous 3 bedroom apartment with amazing sea views, just 300 meters walking distance from the beach, offers panoramic sea views. This would suit for a permanent home or for holiday home by the sea. Price:€420.000 New lower Price:€380,000

This house of 103sq.m on a plot 250sq.m., is only 3 klm from the bustling resort of Acharavi. Has two bedrooms, plus a mezzanine floor. The property faces north west with stunning sunsets. Price:139.950€ New lower Price:99,000€

A bungalow of timber framed 103 sqm 10 minute drive from Sidari, in a plot of 900 sqm, with 2 bedrooms large lounge, open plan kitchen, utility room and balconies surrounding the house. Price:220.000€ New lower Price:95,000€

Two-storey house 230m2, 500m from the sandy beach with sea view. On the bottom floor is a twobedroom apartment. On the top floor there are 4 studios. Perfect as a small pension, in combination with a holiday home Price:€300.000 New lower Price:€220,000

Detached bungalow 100 sq.m. is within a plot of 1,140 sq.m, only 500 mtrs from the village. Has 2 double bedrooms and 1 bathroom with small utility room, open plan, living, dining and kitchen areas. Price:€170.000 New lower Price:€125,000

RR1631 Avlaki

Villa just 600m from the beach with crystal clear waters. Consists of 3 levels (basement, ground floor, 1st floor) on a plot of 4.100sq.m, the property is 240sq.m with magnificent view, blue sea and sky. Price:€750.000 New lower Price:€630,000

Agios Georgios North Detached two storey house, ground floor three bedrooms 1bathroom the first floor offers an open plan, kitchen, dining/lounge area and a bathroom, patio doors. Garden offers fruit trees, flowers, paved area. Price:255.000€ New lower Price:195,000€

This development consists a 2 bed room villa 188m2, a cottage 70m2 and stone outbuildings 200m2 to be developed. The plot is 4000m2. Both buildings were renovated 10 years ago. Views are amazing, to the mountains and sea Price:490.000 € New lower Price:360,000€

Detached house 250 sq.m laid out on 3 levels, consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Situated on a plot of 8,500 sq.m. giving spectacular sea views. It needs renovation, modernization. Only 12 klm from Corfu Town. Price:€290.000 New lower Price: €150,000

Barging price!

Renovated house 87sq.m on a plot of 107sq.m The house which is pre 1955 and was renovated in 2006, is in excellent condition, offering fantastic views of the surrounding area and even a distant sea view on a clear day. Price:€110.000. New lower price: €60.000

RR935 Lakones

Lovely 5 bedroom property allows the most fantastic view across the ocean. The property has three levels, the basement level is open with rendering to the walls. Centrally heated, to be sold fully furnished. Price:€380.000 New lower Price: €250,000

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really this is a great time to buy Real Estate in Corfu!

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espite the stories of gloom and dismay, now is actually a great time to invest your money in the home of your dreams or to buy property to establish a new business in Greece. There has never been a better time to put your hard earned cash into land or property. Money invested in property and land is safely invested. It’s all about getting expert advice and guidance, obtaining the right price for the property you wish to buy and investing into the safety of bricks and mortar. Prices have never been better than

they are at the moment for Greek real estate, from the lowliest plot of land on the mountainside to the luxury property that we all dream of owning. For the first time ever Greek property owners are willing to negotiate a better price for you in order to ensure a sale. In the past it was difficult to get Greek sellers to drop prices or to negotiate on a firm offer for a

property, but times have changed and now they are much more open to negotiating a better price for the buyer and their agent. The property market is a buyers market in Greece, there is so much choice and so many different properties to choose from it is a little like Aladdin’s cave, full of treasures waiting for the right buyer to come along.Whether you are looking for a holiday home for just a few weeks of the year, a piece of land to establish a small holding or even a huge luxury hotel that you can develop into paradise you are sure to find what you are looking for on our two websites at http://www.rrcorfurealestate.com and http://www.corfulocations.com. In the unlikely event you don’t find what you are looking for, let us know exactly what you have in mind and we will find what you want for you. In the past it might have been a frustrating job to take on the task of buying property in Greece but now

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we can take away the stress from you and guide you through the process from beginning to end. From the day you spot a property you would like to view on our website to the day we all go to the Notary’s office to complete the sale we will help make the process easier with our team of experts. You won’t have to walk the pathway of pitfalls that can happen if you don’t have the help of people with expertise of the whole process and invaluable local knowledge. Ask yourself this question, which will be safer in the future....money in the bank that pays little or no interest..... or a fine holiday home or retirement villa that will be yours for the rest of your life, to enjoy in the knowledge that your money is working for you and making your life better? Janet Darbey


RR315 RR316 For sale two beautiful

countryside bungalows in Northwest Corfu.

These two beautiful bungalows are situated on a plot near a small river with a refreshing shade provided by lovely trees, in a quiet country lane just 1,5 klm from the golden sandy beach of Agios Georgios and only 27 km from Corfu Town. The exterior property has already been landscaped and is waiting for you to plant, plants of your very own special choice. The buildings are under construction, so will be brand new

when bought and are located in Paliomilos in Agios Georgios in the North of Corfu. Both of them together are on a plot of 1.277sq.m.

veranda outside the bungalow Price 145.000â‚Ź.. Each one of these bungalows will consist of 2 bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, kitchen with kitchen Bungalow A is on units complete 540 sq.m. of the main (without appliances), plot and the building bathroom, living measures room and an outdoor 75sq.m. with an veranda with pergola extra basement offering a cool shade, garage of 38 sq.m. ideal for an outdoor plus a spacious large lunch or dinner. veranda outside So, if you are seeking the bungalow Price for a peaceful 135.000â‚Ź. property embraced by Bungalow B is on nature, then this is the 737sq.m. of the main ideal place for you. plot and measures 75sq.m. with an extra This property offers basement garage great opportunity to of 63sq.m. plus many categories of a spacious large buyers . As you can

buy either one of the bungalows with the surrounding property or both for investment purposes. They could both ideally be rented out to tourists or one could be used as a summer home for as long as you like and the other rented out. Furthermore, it is possible to buy either one or both, unfinished, at a much lower price and finish the construction yourself. For all the above mentioned choices our office has the know-how to assist you.

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Christoforos Kardakis was born in Corfu. He studied in the Polytechnic School of Torino Italy with distinguished architects as teachers such as Castiglioni, Gabbetti, Isola and others, where he graduated gaining ‘excellent’ grade in 1982. He attended post-graduate studies in technical urban planning in the Polytechnic School of Milan and collaborated with the Polytechnic school of Torino in architectural composition.

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The same period of time he starts his professional activities in Italy in permanent collaboration with companies Inventione (Torino), Architecnical (Torino) in architectural and restoration issues, interior spaces, furniture and object design. He designs projects for FIAT AUTO, ‘La Stampa’ newspaper, Aeritalia, Torino municipality He returns to Greece in 1990 and establishes STUDIO A+A in Corfu. In 1999 establishes the office Christoforos A.Kardakis & partners based in Corfu and Athens, carrying out projects in the rest parts of Greece regarding all the above creativity fields. He stood out in Greek architectural contests (Gazi – Athens, open-air market, Old Fortress – Corfu, etc.) and in Art exhibitions where he exposed/ presented works of metal and installations (HAVANI gallery and other). He used to be member of scientific committees and boards (architectural control committee, municipal urban committees, architectural association, etc.) as well as president of the Corfu architectural association. Housing projects, town or vacation residences, hotels, business premises, office buildings, interior decorating, restorations and renovations as well as special projects such as the projection of archeological sites and furniture/object design are undertaken. His projects, which are mainly in the field of private housing and design, are at times published in several magazines in Greece and abroad. Elements like natural light, water, natural materials, climate, which create emotions, and the relations of volume, constitute the architectural planning suggested by the firm. Complete studies are offered which lead to the realization of projects

that meet the highest standards as far as energy and construction are concerned. All the above, combined with constant briefing concerning the latest international development in architecture and research of new materials and applications, help the architectural creation to be in high and up to date standards. The needs, goals and dreams of the client-user are always filtered and completed with great respect through the notions of historical consistency and memory, territorial morphology, in-between spaces, transparency as well as economy.

DIMARHOU MANESSI 2 CORFU 49100 T. +30 26610 21775 F. +30 26610 47613 MESOGEION 8Β, AMPELOKIPOI - ATHENS T. +30 210 7719135 E: info@kardakis.com www.kardakis.com/ contact_en.php


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Tatjana & Raoul, January 15, 2014 Dear Roula, We are so grateful to you and your team, Andy, Anita and Maria, for making our dream come true. When we came to Corfu in May fantasizing, asking ourselves: «What if we find a perfect summer house on this stunning island? Why don’t we check?», at that moment we did not even dream that in September we would spend an amazing vacation in our own house in a beautiful old village enjoying sunny days and starry nights with a glass of mellow corfiotwine. And yet, here we are happy Corfu island property owners, and we know that the joy will grow over the years as will our family. Looking for and buying a house in Corfu was a great experience thanks to your support and professionalism. We know that we got the best service we could have possibly hoped for and THE perfect house for us. Our kindest regards, Tatiana and Raoul.

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in modern concepts new to the Greek market such as TV shows. Tatjana and Raoul

Vivane Pasche may 23, 2015 At all steps, I enjoyed dealing with Roula. Coming from Switzerland, the greek procedures arrrcorfurealestater to me. Roula’s excellent expertise was very helpfull. She does business with efficiency, more than that with warmth and a contagious enthusiasm. I like how she quickly clarifies the problems that can occur. I highly recommend her services. Thank you Roula!

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with Εco-friendly construction companies. Interview with Mr. Wolfgang Weirer founder and shareholder of the great Austrian company KLH, which manufactures and markets crosswise glued wood panels as a structural material. The conference organized by Mrs. Roula Rouva.

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We are extending our market as far as Dubai and the Middle East and naturally we take care to inform you about the best opportunities available in our magazines.

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collaboration amongst the members of the team and the pleasant environment at the office also contribute to our positive results CHRISTMAST PARTY 2013

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participation in various exhibitions abroad. The Luxury Property Show held at the Hurlingham Club in London last 30th and 31st October.

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place for the travel trade World Travel Market is the leading global event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals and conduct business deals. Through its industry networks, unrivalled global reach, WTM creates personal and business opportunities, providing customers with quality contacts, content and communities.

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are not only limited within the frame of our real estate work but they also strive for the general development of our Island. A fact which has been recognised by university lecturers from all over the world. What we can promise you is that our efforts will continue as we consider it our duty to keep improving. We do so by renewing our website, by making it easier to operate and by modernising it.

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we can promise you is that our efforts will continue as we consider it our duty to keep improving. We do so by renewing our website, by making it easier to operate and by modernising it.

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China market Embassy visit. People whom we have interviewed in China

Our vision for the future keeps us at the top. We finance projects which aim at new markets and that keeps us on top.

Press Release Corfu 22nd August 2014 A major investor, accompanied by his daughter, as guests of «Roula Rouva Corfu Leading Agency», visited Corfu to carry out scheduled meetings with three of the greatest local entrepreneurs regarding the perspective of large investments in the sector of real estate. The real estate office of Ms Rouva, her two daughters Maria-Michelle & Christiana as well as the whole team of collaborators, prepared a full touring schedule for the him throughout the island in order to give him an overall outlook of its natural beauties and the excellent investment prospects available. During his stay Ms. Rouva chartered a day cruise around the island with a luxurious Catamaran «Mystique», especially for him with legal and financial consultants who attended the cruise as well. Upon his departure, the investor expressing his absolute satisfaction for the whole project organized by «Roula Rouva Corfu Leading Agency» stated he’ll return soon with the intention to invest.

You honour us by being our clients and it gives us joy to be of service to you.

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Why this is a great time to invest in Commercial real estate Most people think of Sea, Sun and Sand when they think of Corfu, but the popular holiday isle has other things to offer as well. It offers an ideal opportunity to buy a commercial property at a very reasonable price and an endless variety of possibilities for new business ventures. Think of a different kind of business in the right location and you will have a winner on your hands. There is an abundant market for new products and services on the island and a huge variety of commercial properties available to choose from. Build a successful business and besides the income it will generate, your success will increase the value of the commercial property you are operating from. It’s a win win situation!

RR1367 Hotel

RR1093 Hotel

RR1327 Apartment Complex

RR429 Apartment Complex

RR1349 Hotel

RR1403 Apartment Complex

RR741 Apartment Complex

RR1664 Apartment Complex

RR1271 Apartment Complex

RR1499 Hotel

RR1323 Apartment Complex

RR1718 Apartment Complex

RR1772 Apartment Complex

RRL1310 Apartment Complex

RR1665 Apartment Complex

RR479 Apartment Complex

The hotel is situated on land 10,454.10 sq.m. The entrance road is paved and illuminated at night. The 3-star has a capacity of 125 rooms; 233 beds within two apartment blocks. Complex A situated to the side of the sea has four stories and a basement. Complex B comprises three floors and a basement. Price:4.500.000€

The property consist of 3 double storey buildings 300m² each. Building A has 12 rooms Building B has 6 rooms and restaurant-bar/kitchen. Building C on the lower floor 8 rooms, top floor a house 150m² with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a living room and kitchen, addition to the home there is a studio for 4 people bathroom/kitchen. Sea views and a pool. Only 200m. from the beach.Price:€800.000

These apartments are set on 1670m2 of grounds very close to Kalamaki beach on the very much sort after north east coast of Corfu. Down stairs we have 2 one bedroomed apartments and up 2x2 bedroomed apartments with balconies and breath taking sea views. Only 30 km to Corfu town and few kms to Kassiopi and the busy town of Acharavi. Price:€700.000

Apartment complex of 12 studios 400 sq.m, sits on a plot of 1,053 sq.m, this is laid out over two floors, 6 studios on each floor. The complex benefits swimming pool, BBQ area, snack bar with complete kitchen area, there is also ample parking. The views around the complex are of the surrounding countryside, mountains and the sea providing wonderful sunsets. Only 200 mtrs from sea. Price:€450.000

Hotel for sale located in one of the most famous resorts of Corfu, 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. Situated in a quiet area away from the bustling resort, approx 10 minutes walk away.Price:1.500.000€

This apartment complex is situated in the exclusive and beautiful resort of San Stefanos. It has 28 beds comprising of: 3 doubles, 8 studios, a swimming pool, a bar and snack area, there is also a small children’s play area. There are clear views from every balcony and room and the building is in excellent condition throughout. Great for a fast return on investment. Price:€780.000

Hotel located in 150m distance from a beautiful sandy beach having capacity of 18 rooms + 1 auxiliary room where most of them have sea view. The property is 526sq.m. on a plot 836sq.m. It is fully equipped and in excellent condition. It has got license for café-bar as well external space so that one can take his coffee relaxing and enjoying the marvelous sunsets. Price:€550,000

Opportunity to purchase a wonderful accommodation just a few meters from the beach with amazing views, unique sunrise and blue sea. Consists of three levels, on the ground floor, are one 2 bedroom apartments and one studio. On the first floor, are two 3 bedroom apartments and on the second floor are three 2 bedroom apartments. The units have been recently renovated and it is ready for operation. Price:€420.000

Complex of accommodation 400sq.m, consists of 10 apartments 40sq.m which sit on a plot 6000sq.m approx. on a hill side. The apartments are furnished and have got air-conditioning with magnificent views of the sea from the big balconies and the wonderful swimming pool 55sq.m. There is a pool snack-bar, comfortable parking space,It offers an excellent investment choice. The beach is only 100m. Price:€1.350.000

Agios Gordios, West coast of Corfu. Complex of apartments consisting of one apartment of five rooms, three apartments of two rooms, six studios all fully equipped and furnished. Landscaped gardens of 1000 square meters just a few minutes from the sea. The apartments have been operating since 2002 with full occupancy. The beach is a blue flag beach. Price 640,000€

Complex of accommodation It consists of 2 buildings 200sq.m and 350sq.m. The first building has got 8 1 bed apartments fully equipped with sea views and the second one has got 8 1bed and 2 (two bedroom) apartments. Situated in a plot of land of 2700sq.m aprox. and share beautiful gardens and a swimming pool with its bar. The beach is just 700m. Price: €650.000

Commercial property, 400 sq.m. in total, 200m from Arillas beach. Consists of three shops on the main street, three apartments, three studios and a little house. All sit on a plot of land of 1000 sq.m. with its own well. Needs some renovation but could be a great investment combining a restaurant/cafe, shops, session rooms and more, in harmony with the alternative tourism initiatives currently booming in Arillas. Price:€250.000

Almyros, near Acharavi, North Corfu. Fully equipped apartments for sale, sleep 2-6 people. Sea views. Ground floor and first floor have 2x 2 bedroom apartments plus one studio.Lower ground floor 2x3 bedroom apartments.32 beds in total. Owner is willing to convert to one luxury villa for an extra 300,000 euros.Acharavi resort is 1.5km away and Corfu town 35 km. Price 630.000€

The sea front property located on the lovely sandy beach on the South, is 370sq.m, built on plot of 2000 sq.m. Consists of a ground floor and two floors, of 11 studios and one apartment, with kitchen and bathroom in excellent condition. The apartments 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. Price:€730.000

An apartment complex of 8 two bedroomed apartments fully furnished, each apartment being 50sq.m. The complex is divided over 2 floors with 4 apartments on the ground floor and 4 apartments on the 1st floor and all sitting within grounds measuring 3,300 sq.m. The complex is being sold with an additional plot of land 1,300 sq.m. which is currently being used as a parking area. Price:€550.000

Studios only 150mts to the sea in a good standard with new kitchen appliances, the rooms also have radiators for those who like to visit during early spring and autumn. Measures approx 350sq.m on a plot of land approx 1,300sq.m. There is also room for a swimming pool. Great business opportunity, the property is offered at a very good price for a quick sale. Price:€250.000

barging price €190.000

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here has never been a better time to buy land in Corfu. With land at fantastic prices, thousands of locations to choose from and of course the never ending sunshine, sea and olive groves that make Corfu a wonderful place to build your dream home. At Roula Rouva Real Estate we have a large selection of different plots of land in rural, coastal and suburb locations at prices ranging from 15,000€ up to millions of euro. There is sure to be a plot of land on our lists suitable for your requirements... RR1728 Avlaki

RR661 Lefkimi

RR979 Halikounas

RR146 Sidari

RR566 Avlaki

RR969 Paramonas

RR1081 Almyros

RR1804 Kalami

RR1702 Almyros

RR910 Paramonas

RR686 Arillas

RR1140 Gymari

RR1139 Kalami

RR1698 Roda

RR1048 Nisaki

RRL1311 Nisaki

Large plot of 32,000s.qm for sale in Avlaki, in the North-East part of Corfu. The land is elevated having panoramic views to the beautiful crystal water. Water and electricity are nearby.It is located only few meters from the beach. Price:€1.500.000

A unique opportunity to own a plot of 16,000sqm. Breathtaking views facing the deep blue waters of the Ionian sea. It can be sold as one large plot, or, it could be split into four individual plots and sold separately, offers a fantastic investment opportunity. Price:€700.000

Unique plot of land right on the beach has a sea front of 35m. Across the road is the sea. The plot is flat and contains a well. Ideal for holiday houses or a beach-side hotel. This is a unique investement opportunity! Price:€500.000

Unique opportunity to own this special piece of land of 2922 sq.m, situated on a hillside with a slightly elevated position, offering excellent panoramic sea views. It is buildable up to 200sqm. It is surrounded by olive trees and mature cypresses. Price:€300.000

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. Measures 18,000s.qm. This would truly be a magnificent plot to own, either for your dream home, or a business venture. Price:€990.000

Unique sea front plot offering fantastic sunsets, situated in a tranquil area of natural beauty. The land has a very slight elevation with 33mtrs of sea frontage. A truly unique spot to build a villa, which also has access to a private beach. Price:€650.000

Unique opportunity to buy a plot right on the sea.This wonderful plot of approx 8,100sq mtrs is south facing offering magnificent sunsets as well as being connected to a small private beach. This would be a sensational spot to build a dream home. Price:€480.000

A waterfront plot of 4,000 sq.mtrs situated just like on the waters edge as only a road divides the plot from the beach. This would be a fabulous spot to build either your dream home, or a great opportunity in an investment, to create a paradise. Price:€350.000

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Exceptional “Sea Front” plot of land with private access to the beach. The land is positioned overlooking Halikounas beach, offering 360deg views and magnificent sunsets. This is a very beautiful and tranquil area. Distance to Corfu town is 25km. Price:€1.000.000

Sea front land for sale in 24,300sq mtrs which is situated next to a nature reserve and offers fantastic sunsets. The land is flat and has electricity and water very close by. A great opportunity to invest either villa or commercially. Price:€549.000

Unique plot of land situated right on the coastline, lying directly in front of the Ionian sea offering unobstrusive views and amazing sunsets. It measures approximately 6,000sq.m and allows a build of up to 200sq.m. The plot is accessible via a small road. Price:€390.000 New lower Price:€290,000

This beautiful plot situated only 600m from the sea, has amazing 180 deg panoramic views. Easily accessible with water and electricity supplies close by, buildable up to 200sq mtrs. A truly lovely spot to build a home, or to create a property offering rental income if desired. Price:€260.000

Plot of 6,695 s.qm ideal for hotel investment, it is buildable up to 2,300 s.qm. Located in one of the most famous rock foundations on the island the Canal d’ Amour, on the north part of the island and just a step from the sea. Price:€900.000

For sale a unique plot of 2,414sqm. This plot is your chance to acquire a piece of paradise really close to a beautiful bay in the famous and popular North -East area. The land builds up to 200sqm for a house. Price:€521.000

Rare opportunity to buy this magnificent plot of 6.621 sq.m situated on a hillside with a slightly elevated position, offering excellent panoramic sea view of the Ionian Sea. Mature olive trees are in the plot. Away 1kl. from the very popular beach of Kalami. Price:€390.000

Plot of 2.175,64 s.qm situated on the most popular area of East Corfu. It has a light slope and is buildable up to 400 sq.m. giving as well the option to build more than one house like as 4 separate buildings of 100 sq.m. each. Price:€ 240.000


RR1433 Kalami

RR485 Arillas

RRL1312 Nisaki

RR1219 Ano Garouna

RR1122 Messsogi

RR1395 Halikouna

RR403 Dafni

RR552 Loutses

RR654 Acharavi

RR1318 Agii Deka

RR1673 Acharavi

RR1306 Nisaki

RR1457 Agios Georgios North

RR1424 Lakones

Plot of 2,169 sqm builds 200sqm. offers wonderful sea views and is just a few minutes walk away from the beach. Next to it is another plot for sale 2,077 sqm and it builds 200sqm. Sold together at 350,000 Euros or separately at 200,000€. Price:€200.000

Land for sale in Messogi. The land is 1580sq meters.Is on a small hill and it has a view of the sea of Messogi. Builds 120sq meters and is 500m from the Messogi beach and 22km from Corfu town. Price:€80.000

Plot for sale in Agios Martinos, near to Acharavi. The plot has many olive trees, if you were to fell a few trees you would gain the most amazing views. The plot measures 1,100 sq mtrs and is buildable up to 400sq mtrs. Price:€60.000

Land plot with nice sea view, measures 1180sq.m, builds up to 120sq.m and has easy accesses from the main central road. It is located in only 1500m distance from the beach and 27km from the town of Corfu. Price: €32.000,00 New lower Price: €25,000

Plot of 9.500s.qm situated in a prime position with views to the sea and beautiful sunsets. Is buildable up to 360sq mtrs. This plot is linked with another plot, so if you are looking for large plot, together you would have over 21,000 sq mtrs. Price:€180.000

A plot of land for sale 11,000 sq.m. near the beautiful lagoon of Lake Korission, with beautiful views of the lake and the sea where one can enjoy many spectacular sunsets. The plot is buildable up to 360 sq.m. Price:€80.000

Land for sale of 2.200s.qm in Agii Deka. The land has wonderful sea views and is located in a quiet area near the village which has traditional kafenio. Bus stop near. Builds up to 200sqm. Distance from Corfu town 11km. Price€60.000 New lower Price:€35,000

Plot of land for sale in Lakones in northwest Corfu, measuring 150sqm with beautiful sea view of Paleokastritsa. It has road frontage and it is close to electricity and water. Buildable up to 120sqm and the plot has a warehouse of 13sqm. Price:€35.000

For sale prime plot 2.230,14w.qm with olive trees, has a light slope and is buildable up to 200 sq.m. Water and electric supplies are close by. The plot offers a 180º round unobstructed views where Corfu town and old Fortress can be visual. Price:€160.000

“Sunset“ Famous for its spectacular sunsets, is this prime plot of 1,600sq mtrs. Nestled, in the sleepy village of Dafni, with views to the sea and mountains. Offered with a building licence to build two, properties each 114sq mtrs plus garage. This means you could start to build immediately. Price:€75.000

This is an opportunity to purchase 1,250sq.m. of land in the hillside with fabulous views. This exceptional plot is gently sloping with olive and fruit trees and buildable up to 130sq.m., has good road access with water and electricity being close by. Price:€59.000

Unique land in a magical setting of 2400 m2 sited on a hill above the St. Gordios beach, looking north and west, over the Adriatic open sea and the north of Paxos There exist a building license for a villa of 200 m2. Price:€140.000 New lower Price:€105,000

Exceptional views from this lovely plot of 2100sqm, just 100 metres from the main road with the advantage of water, electricity and telephone supplies all nearby builds 200s.qm.The nearest beach is Kalamaki, only 3km away with the popular resort of Acharavi within very easy reach. Price: €75.000

Nissaki two plots of land measuring 919s.qm and 618s.qm the plots have spectacular unobstructed views of the sea. Water and electricity supplies are near and the two plots are separated by a road. The larger plot is 65,000€ and the smaller plot is 50,000€. Price:€50.000

...Are you thinking of buying land to build your dream home on in Corfu? Are you feeling unsure of what to do next and how to do it? Let us handle the purchase for you and let us recommend the professionals you will need such as the civil engineer, lawyer, architect and builder. Our local knowledge of the professionalism of these people will be invaluable to you in your journey to build the home of your dreams in Corfu. Roula Rouva D i s c o v e r C o r f u , D i a p o n t i a I s l a n d s a n d P a x o s 21


Alternative Holidays on Corfu, Greece Corfu has been a popular travel destination for centuries. Travelers have always been inspired by its breathtaking landscapes, lush vegetation, peaceful olive groves, and great variety of flowers, insects, birds and animals. Gerald Durrell’s “My family and other animals” describes this about Corfu in a vivid and humorous manner. You can visit Corfu and spend a relaxing holiday on one of its many beaches, but the new trends are alternative holidays, involving activities of different kinds, and getting closer to the real culture of the place. First of all there are great walking holidays available on Corfu. The Corfu Trail is a footpath covering 212 km from the southernmost to the northernmost tip of the island, over hills, valleys, beaches and mountains. Another popular form of tourism on Corfu is cycling holidays. Tourists mainly from

Germany and the Netherlands have been coming for years to Corfu to cycle distances between 20 and 80 kilometers a day. Sailing is also very popular, as Corfu has the biggest marina of Greece in Gouvia. Around Corfu and along the coastland of mainland Greece there are multiple little harbors and innumerable bays and coves to explore. If you like horses, there are several providers of horse riding lessons and excursions, as well as a big equine centre with excellent amenities and special programs for children, horse whispering and healing horse riding. Agrotourism is also on the rise. There are organic farms where the visitor can stay in the farm, participate in the agricultural activities, feed the animals and taste the delicious produce of the farm. Sometimes you can combine these activities with cooking lessons, learn about the different kinds of wild herbs and their culinary and medicinal uses, create your own, natural cosmetics and more.

Another special form of tourism which is rapidly developing, especially around the village of Arillas in the north of Corfu, is spiritual tourism. There are several meditation centres, offering courses as diverse as yoga, tai chi, qi gong, kirtan and mantra singing, Gurdjieff movements, silent retreats, tantra sessions and much more. These spiritual sessions are often combined with creative work such as painting, sculpture, music and dance. There are also many individual sessiongivers offering many different kinds of massage and alternative therapies. A perfect holiday to energize body, mind and spirit. This is just a brief introduction, if you want to find out more you can visit the Green Corfu website, showcasing all kinds of alternative ways to spend a holiday on Corfu. The Green Corfu team will be more than happy to help you set up the perfect holiday for you and your family! Green Corfu. www.greencorfu.com http://www.facebook.com/greencorfu https://twitter.com/GreenCorfu Tel:+30 26630 51889 • Mob:+30 6932648788

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Rafali villa

A Villa with opportunities

Study of Property Value Decription: Rafali Selling price of Villa + plot with foundation Completion cost for the plot with foundation Pool Cost (for 2 pools, one for each house)

The Rafali Villa has spacious open plan living, dinning and kitchen area with feature fireplace and two sets of patio doors allowing the sunlight to filter through. An archway leading through to the hall and to the three bedrooms of which two have patio doors. There is one large bathroom and a guest shower room with W.C. It has been constructed with eco friendly materials. A 12cm thick stone wall insulation which keeps the property cool in summer and warm in winter, pleasantly noticeable when you enter the house. Additional benefits for this property are: It is very economic to run, as it will keep cool in summer and warm in winter due to the eco friendly materials of the construction, the solar panels, the free mountain water and the 50 years guarantee on water pipe instillation. Facing South/South West it has the benefit of all day sunshine. Situated in a peaceful area with beautiful country scenery with pleasant chirping of birds to be enjoyed. The odd village is dotted around in the distance, yet it is only 2km from the fabulous sandy beach of St. George. The price for the property is 185.000€, O.N.O. There is also the option to purchase the adjacent plot to Rafali. This measures 1.050 sq.m. and is being sold with the building license for a 96 sq.m. house and a small storage building. It also already has the retaining walls and foundations laid. So this gives the prospective buyers many options. One could be, to use is as an investment when completed (which will cost about 70.000 Euro) it can be rented out to tenants either for the summer or all year around. The space could also used for a swimming pool with pool house, or if you prefer you could erect a gazebo which could be used as an outdoor kitchen and dining area. You could also create a garage with parking for 2 or more cars. Of course a combination of all the above is also possible. So as there are many options for this plot, with the purchase of both properties, you could create a wonderful home and an excellent investment. The price for this property is only 60.000€ An additional option for these properties giving extra and profitable advantage to them, is to add 2 pools, one for each property. This would boost the property’s investment value especially for someone who wants to have an income.

Roula Rouva Real Estate Leading Agency

Cod:RR264 245.000€ 70.000 € 50.000 €

Total 365.000€ Rental price per day: 280€ Currently, one villa earns 98€ a day (without a swimming pool). From the moment you placed a pool, this amount will increase by 43%, rising 140 euro per day. Therefore both villas together will bring 280 euro per day

Rental duration in days (6 months) total days: 180 Capacity Minimum: 30% Maximum: 98% Average: 64% Season turnover Minimum: 15.120 € Maximum: 49.392 € Average: 32.256 € Net profite (without interest, taxes, depreciation of capital) In calculating total costs in 25% of turnover Minimum: 11.340 € Maximum: 37.044 € Average: 24.192 € Percentage of annual profit compared to the initial investment Minimum: 3,1% Maximum: 10,1% Average: 6,6% Long term payback Total years of depreciation: 10 years Total profit for the period Minimum: 113.400 € Maximum: 370.440 € Average: 241.920 € Percentage computing period earnings on the initial investment Minimum: 31,1% Maximum: 101,5% Average: 66,3%

Town Office: Opisthen Polyklinikis (behind Polyklinic) 49100 Corfu Tel.: +30 26610 23032, +30 26610 86025 Mob.: +30 693 716 4766 + 30 694 167 1061 E-mail: sales@rrcorfurealestate.com || www.rrcorfurealestate.com


an excellent investment opportunity

A past booming business whose owners have retired and are too old to continue to work.

A complex of rooms to let with restaurant, shop area and office space. Positioned in Agios Georgios, Paghi in the North West of Corfu Island just one minute walk to the beach. The land is fenced and is in total 2.052,62 sq.m. It has many fruit trees, decorative plants and paved areas. The complex consists of two main buildings which are in total 906,95 sq.m. plus covered verandas and store rooms. Building A: This is a three story building of 475 sq.m. in total. The ground floor is 237,45 sq.m. which consists of a 237,45 sq.m. restaurant, a kitchen with an extra service space and an indoor and outdoor bar with outdoor sitting space plus a store room. The first floor is 158,88 sq.m. and consists of 5 apartments in total. Four of them are studios and one is a three room apartment of which the two are bedroom and two bathrooms. Each studio as well as each bedrooms of the three room apartment, accommodate 2 persons. Therefore

this first floor caters for 12 persons in total. The second floor is 79,62 sq.m. which consists of four studios who can accommodate two persons each. Therefore this second floor can accommodate 8 persons in total. Here we also have 4 covered verandas. There is also an extra 38,18 sq.m. storage room adjacent to the three story building. This building is being sold for 260.000â‚Ź. Building B: This is a double story building. The ground floor is 190,50 sq.m. and consists of 4 studios and a two room apartment. The first floor is 240,50 sq.m. and consists of two large shops and one office with kitchenette and toilet plus an extra 98,28 sq.m. covered veranda.

This building is being sold 220.000₏ Due to this area’s exceptional beauty and position of the buildings near the sea and in the serenity of the natural environment, it is possible to put this investment into many uses. Thus giving the new owners the opportunity to increase their potential income.

It could ideally be used as a meditation, yoga and alternative therapy center

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with special vegetarian and health food. The shop area could be converted into an indoor meditation and yoga hall whereas by taking advantage of the large veranda that could be used for outdoor meditation and yoga facilities. Additionally, to the above, it could also become a center for all kinds of seminars, symposiums and meetings with some changes and equipment to the shop area. Also the studios and apartments would provide accommodation for the participants with either bed and breakfast or all inclusive.


rene olive groves, it is an ideal Study of Property Value place for all of the above men- tioned business ideas. Further- Decription: b Selling price 220.000€ more, if you take the wonderful Corfu weather into considera- Rental price price per day: 118€ tion with its warm summers We have estimated the rental of apartments with monthly rent for 6 months and the and relatively mild winters, it is rental of the business premises for all year obvious that either an all year around. business venture or a summer Rental duration in days business venture could be- total days:(6 months) 180 come a pleasantly profitable of tenants 100% one, with the possibility of one Capacity of our ideas or even something Season of turnover 21.240€ we haven’t thought of.

Another interesting idea which could be ideal for these buildings is a Bootcamp. This is a unique exercise and training army program which has become very popular in

The property will need some kind of maintenance, changes, alternations or modernizations as the owners have retired and haven’t done much to the place lately. Study of Property Value

the past years and has many followers all over the world. Research for this idea has already been made with a website www.no1bootcampcorfu.com and a YouTube Video: No1 boot camp Corfu.

cuperation center for those Decription: A price 260.000€ who have had surgery or a Selling Renovation cost 60.000€ recovery center from certain Cost of pool and surrounding area 35.000€ Total 355.000€ Study of Property Value illnesses or accidents. An Old Age Home or Rest- Rental price house for the elderly ones Minimum: 439€ Decription: A + b Selling price for A + B 575.000€ more, with the relevant mod- Maximum: 749€ Average: 594€ ifications, equipment and It has been estimated with: 8 studios at 40€ Rental price price per day: 712€ appliances, could also be an each per day in low season and 75€ each For building A we have calculated 50% of day in high season as well one three the earnings ideal plan for either all year per room apartment at 65 Euro in low season round or part of the year res- and 95€ in high season per day and 54€ per Rental duration in days day throughout out the season. idents. total days:(6 months) 180

It could also become a special health and dietary center with relevant gym space, geared for the loss of the excess weight combined with a holiday with sun and sea. With the relevant modifications, equipment such us (for

Classically it can be used for bed and breakfast, restaurant. As these buildings are located very near to the sea with its golden beach and are also se-

physiotherapy, gymnastics or for more specialized needs) and of course with the necessary medical and other staff, it could become either a re-

Net profite (without interest, taxes, depreciation of capital) In calculating total expenses in 0% of turnover 21.240€ Percentage of annual profit in comparison with the initial investment Maximum: 9,7% Long term payback Total investment period:10 years Total profit for the period 212.400€ Percentage of profit for the period in comparison with the initial investment 96,5%

Rental duration in days (6 month/ 6 months) total days: Capacity of Guests + Tenants 100% Minimum: 120 Maximum: 180 Season turnover 128.160€ Average: 150 Net profite (without interest, taxes and Capacity of guests depreciation of capital) Minimum: 30% In calculating total expenses with 25% of Maximum: 98% turnover 96.120€ Average: 64% Percentage of annual profit in Season turnover Minimum: 15.804€ comparison with the initial investment Maximum: 132.124€ Maximum: 16,7% Average: 57.024€ Long term payback Net profite (without interest, taxes, Total investment period: 10 years depreciation of capital) Total profit for the period 961.200€ In calculating total expenses in 25% of turnover Minimum: 11.853€ Percentage of profit for that period in Maximum: 99.093€ comparison with the initial investment Average: 42.768€ 167,2% Percentage of annual profit in comparison with the initial investment Minimum: 3,3% These two properties, Maximum: 27,9% Average: 12,0% A+B can be sold separately but it would be ideal for Long term payback Total investment period:10 years a prospective investor to Total profit for the period Minimum: 118.530€ buy both together as that Maximum: 990.927€ would multiply their profit Average: 427.680€ by far and also in such a Percentage of profit for that period case a much lower price can in comparison with the initial investment be accepted, thus making Minimum: 33,4% Maximum: 279,1% the investment even more Average: 120,5%

profitable.

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sales - plots - villas - houses www.corfuconstruction.com Since 1994, our company has specialised in the design and construction of many houses, ranging from charming holiday cottages to grand, luxury villas with swimming pools and many sizes in between. We also build hotels and many different types of tourist accommodation. Our office is situated in the heart of Corfu Town and all our partners and personnel are highly skilled, speaking several European languages including Greek, English, Italian, Russian and French. All our plots have been checked by a solicitor and an engineer to protect potential clients from any possible ‘traps’. Some house are ready, some are still under construction and most are available off-plan. All enjoy eastern and western aspects, capturing the magical sunrises and sunsets which Corfu offers. Each house is differently designed, so that the prospective buyer can choose something to suit their individual requirements and specific budget. In addition, our company also owns other lovely plots in some of the island’s best areas: Poulades, Kato Korakiana, and Nisaki, with wonderful sea views. As a further, we’ve got the best testimonials from our clients in Corfiot market. Theodoros Karametos, Civil Engineer T. E. Corfu Construction Mitropolitou Methodiou 3, 49100 Corfu, Greece Tel: +30 6973 024 618 (also voicemail) • E-mail: metos-ce@otenet.gr www.corfuconstruction.com

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Why Invest in Greece... Why should I invest in Greece?

It is a fact that Greece has been hard hit by the financial crisis but there are now signs of recovery and an increasing number of investors are now interested in investing in Greece. The main reasons are: • Greece has competitive prices compared to other Mediterranean destinations • A residence permit is granted by the government to non-EU residents for investments in excess of 250,000 Euros which is valid for five years and can be renewed at the end of this period. • The Greek government reduced the transfer tax from 10% to 3%, minimising the overall transaction costs. • Greece has relatively low cost of living, especially compared to the UK (about 20% lower). • Greek properties can grand high rental yields for high quality holiday homes in attractive locations.

DESTINATION

1. Easy access: As a central location at the crossroads of three continents, Greece is easy and directly accessible from most parts of the world. 2. Being part of the EU, visitors can enter the country with just their passport. 3. Mediterranean climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Winters are mild and short, while summers are hot and dry with cooling breezes. 4.Infinite coastline with the longest Mediterranean coastline, compared in size with the coastlines of Italy, Spain, Cyprus and France combined. Geographical diversity: coastline, mountains, islands 5. Over 250 mountains (Mount Olympus 2,917m), 2,000 islands, 60 lakes and 25 rivers while 25% of the territory is covered with forests (the 4th largest in the EU) 6.Greece has an attractive climate, affordable living costs, excellent quality of life, rich history and culture and all the necessary facilities and infrastructure to draw the attention of foreign buyers.

LIFESTYLE:

the Pagasitiko and Maliako Gulf, while on the west and southwest with the north and south Evian Gulf. Islands of Argosaronic Angistri, Aegena, Methana, Poros, Salamina, Spetses, Hydra. The Cyclades A group of 56 islands, with the most important being Amorgos, Anafi, Andros, Antiparos, Delos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Kythnos, Milos, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Serifos, Sikinos, Sifnos, Syros, Tinos, Folegandros, as well as the “Minor Cyclades” comprising Donousa, Irakleia, Koufonisia and Schinousa. The Dodecanese Astypalaia, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastellorizo, Kos, Lipsi, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Symi, Tilos, Chalki. Crete Crete is divided in to four prefectures. From west to east: Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion and GREEK ISLANDS The islands are the main characteristic of Lasithi. Greece’s morphology and an integral part of the country’s culture and tradition. Greek sovereign The Ionian Sea has only one land includes 6,000 islands and islets scattered island complex: in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only The Ionian Islands Zakynthos, Ithaca, Corfu, 227 islands are inhabited. This is a truly unique Kefallonia, Lefkada, Paxi, and Kythira which is situated opposite the southern Peloponnese phenomenon for the European continent. The Greek Archipelago takes up 7,500 km of the (Laconia). These islands, which are the biggest of country’s total 16,000 km coastline, offering a the Ionian Sea, constitute the famous Eptanissa highly diversified landscape: beaches stretching (meaning seven islands; epta in Greek means over many kilometers, sheltered bays and seven). coves, sandy beaches with sand-dunes, pebble Antipaxi, Ereikoussa, Kalamos, Kastos, beaches, coastal caves with steep rocks and Mathraki, Meganissi, Othoni, Skorpios, Strofades dark colored sand typical of volcanic soil and are smaller islands of the Ionian Sea. The islands of Gavdos (situated south of Crete), coastal wetlands. Many of these Greek beaches have been Elafonissos (in the Gulf of Laconia) and Trizonis awarded the blue flag under the Blue Flags of (in the Gulf of Corinth), do not forme a group but Europe The ideal climate, safe waters and small are still of unparalleled natural beauty. distances between ports and coasts, have made the Greek islands extremely popular among INFRASTRUCTURE Greece has a developed infrastructure that Greek and foreign visitors. Most of the islands are found in the Aegean Sea enables the uninterrupted implementation of and are divided into seven groups (from north to most investment activities. south): The Northeastern Aegean Islands Agios Road Network Efstratios, Thasos, Ikaria, Lesbos, Limnos, During the last decade, the road network has seen substantial improvements. One of the Inouses, Samos, Samothrace, Chios, Psara. The Sporades Alonissos, Skiathos, Skopelos, largest infrastructure projects in Europe is the Egnatia Highway. Skyros Evia The prefecture of Evia (which also includes The PATHE highway system has also been the island of Skiros), is next to the prefecture substantially upgraded The third major highway of Viotia on the east and on the south touches system in Greece is the Ionian Highway that the Aegean Sea, on the north and northwest to connects Patras with Igoumenitsa. Quality: Mediterranean, outdoorsy, culture, healthy and social. Convenient: English is widely spoken, foreign newspapers and satellite television are widely available while satellite broadband internet covers 100% of the Greek inhabited territory. Health: Well developed private and public healthcare systems. Education: High standard education system, offering good foreign private schools and top performing universities. Safe: One of lowest crime rates in Europe with fewer than 60 recorded robberies per 100,000 people according to United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

These main arteries are of a high standard and many of Greece’s secondary roads have been constructed and improved. Airports Greece has 45 airports - 15 international state airports, 26 domestic state airports, and 4 municipal airports. In 2001, the Athens International Airport opened and is considered to be one of the best airports in Europe. Ports With hundreds of islands, Greece has many seaports, 16 of which are international. The port of Piraeus is one of the busiest in Europe and is the main cargo port of the country, followed by the ports of Thessaloniki, Patras, and Igoumenitsa. Greece has more than 140 ports that serve passengers and cargo. In November 2008, China’s Cosco signed an agreement to run a part of the Port of Piraeus in a 35-year, 4.5 billion-Euro deal that is slated to significantly increase the port’s cargo capacity and efficiency. Railway The Greek railway system has been placing emphasis on upgrading its infrastructure. The rail system is essentially north to south and connects Patra-Athens-Thessaloniki. The Athens Metro, the first in the city, has been extremely successful and has had a major impact on improving urban transport. Waterways The shipping lanes serving Greece’s mainland and islands are highly efficient and transport large quantities of passengers and cargo every year. In addition to passenger and cargo ferries, a large number of high-speed catamarans introduced in recent years have reduced travel times considerably.

Power and Energy

Greece relies on lignite for the majority of its electricity production. In wind and solar, major progress is being made as Greece has committed to a minimum 29% of energy from RES by 2020. Telecommunications the market is highly competitive and services are of a high standard.

Water and Sewage Systems

As international concerns about climate change mount, Greece has managed to avoid serious problems to date in its water supply. Innovative desalination projects using RES technologies aren being planned for implementation. by Maria - Michelle Rouva

STEPS FOR BUYING PROPERTY IN GREECE: Appointing a real estate advisory firm Legal and technical due diligence Preliminary contract Deposit of transfer tax Final contract & registration of property transfer AVERAGE FEE COSTS: Transfer tax 3 % Reduced from 10% Notary2% Lawyer 2% Real estate agency fees 2%

MAJOR REAL ESTATE DEALS IN 2013

Greece has been hardly hit from the financial crisis. Now, after four years of recession the first signs of recovery appeared.

COUNTRY’S LOCATION AND BOUNDARIES

Greece is situated on the Northeast part of the Mediterranean Sea. In the North the country borders with Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of “Macedonia” and Bulgaria. Turkey is to the East side. Africa is to the South and Italy to the West. Greece has been a member of the European Union since 1980, Greece’s geographical position makes it EU’s “gatekeeper” from the South-East. Until the late ‘80s Greece was largely a homogeneous country.

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Welcome

to the famous Theotoky Estate situated in the beautiful fertile Ropa Valley sheltered by mountains below which grow the fragrant pine forests, ancient olive groves and verdant vineyards. The 300 acre Estate is famous for its fine wines, organic extra virgin olive oil and mouth-watering olives that are exported across Europe and beyond.

The Tradition

The Theotoky family is one of the oldest families in Greece and the Estate has been in the Theotoky family for generations.

The Cellar

The development of the Theotoky Estate, has been George’s and his Italian wife’s Claudia’s passion and their delectable red and white wine has become among the most celebrated estate bottled vintages in Greece. Under George’s direction, the cellar has been completely renewed and modernised, bringing its production methods up to modern high standards, whilst maintaining the traditional appearance of the buildings which house the old barrels and bottles.

www.theotoky.com THEOTOKY ESTATE, ROPA VALLEY CORFU - 49100 Tel: +30 6945 593016 info@theotoky.com

The Olive press

The Theotoky Olive Oil is produced from start to finish on the Theotoky Estate on which over four thousand olive trees flourish without the use of chemical fertilisers. It uses modern processing methods combined with traditional cold-pressed extraction to yield Virgin and Extra Virgin oil of the highest quality.

The Estate shop

Provides these products at excellent prices if you are passing by!

Corfu Connections Effortless moving of home effects and goods to and from Corfu from our Surrey base. We are an experienced company that specializes in all kinds of transfers. From bringing everyday shopping, groceries and goods from UK to Corfu, to moving larger items that need careful and fragile handling. We also have the capabilities of transporting cars and boats. Αlso buy for you and deliver to your door goods and items from British companies such us Ikea, Argos, Tesco’s, Woolworth’s, B& Q, Amazon, Ebay etc.

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Mancan Travel • Ferry tickets

Italy-Greece & Aegean Islands Mancan Travel is Head Office of ANEK LINES in Corfu. We can book for you ferry tickets to and from all Italian and Greek ports: Venice, Ancona, Bari, Corfu, Igoumenitsa, Patras. Also from Piraeus to Aegean Islands and Crete. • Tel (+30) 2661032664 / ( + 30) 2661024503/504 • Email mancan@otenet.gr • www.mancantravel.com • Address Ethnikis Antistaseos 1, Corfu

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Paxos untouched by time, is the smallest Ionian Island seven miles by two and is located just nine miles off the southern most tip of Corfu and ten from the mainland of Greece. Paxos has no airport and for this reason has thankfully eluded the masses who flock to the neighboring islands. This magical island holds many enchanting surprises of natural beauty and contrasts. The East Coastline is enveloped in a silvery green cloak formed by the olive trees sloping gently to glistering blue waters. Numerous secluded coves and bays offer solitude as which some are only accessible by boat, the clarity of the sea make snorkeling an excellent pursuit for the more energetic. Tiny harbours with colourful fishing boats complemented by picturesque houses typify the coastline.

RR1659 This is a unique, privileged plot measuring 2,400 sq.m. on the west coast perched over the famous ‘Erimitis’ rocks, with spectacular panoramic views across the vast blue waters of the Adriatic sea. A villa of magnificent architectural conception is in the process of being built on this plot and will measure 200 sq.m. and is designed by the architect/owner with total respect to the island’s tradition, which will form a spectacular and dramatic backdrop to the villas location. The lucky owner will enjoy enchanting sunsets as well as relaxing walks in the olive grove. The house once finished will consists of a master suite, plus an additional 3 large bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, a living room with fireplace, a large separate kitchen with dining area, an infinity swimming pool, spacious covered exterior areas with steps leading up to the belvedere terrace from which you will enjoy ever changing 360° vistas. The style of the villa will be light and contemporary, merging the inside with the out, like a marriage made in heaven. It is estimated that the cost to complete the villa will be approximately 400,000€. Price: 650.000€

The West Coast has a dramatic array of the most stunning limestone cliffs dropping away to bleached white shingle bays, huge caves, blue grottoes and crystal waters of aquamarine, truly worth a visit by boat. Paxos surely must be a walkers paradise with it network of mule tracks and donkey paths breathtaking views and natural geological wonders.

Plot on Paxos RR1186

Unique seafront plot of land 10.924sq.m, situated in a magnificent area, having spectacular sea views and sunsets. Part of the land ends to the sea, having a point which makes the sea approachable. At the land there is 60sq.m unfinished stone house. The building licence for the above land allows a build of up to 270sqm.in total. Gaios, the capital of the island is about 1.5klm. away. Price: 600.000€ New lower Price: 450.000€

RR1079

Land for sale in the picturesque area of Lakka on Paxos island. The land measures 828sq mtrs and is slightly elevated offering fantastic sea views together with the outstanding natural beauty of the surrounding area and Lakka port. The beach is only 250m away. Building licence for this plot is 200sq mtrs. Price: 190.000€

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Privileged plot with magnificent views, located just 600s.qm far away from Paxos, Gaios as well close to all the amenities. Measures 2.000s. qm and is slightly elevated offering fantastic panoramic sea views while the plot is offered with licenses for 2 residence, 100sq.m. each. This is a beautiful spot for building your dream property. Price: 195.000€

RR1314

Four small maisonettes within two buildings just 15 meters from the sea on a plot of 1,500s.qm, measuring 50s.qm each, consist living room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor with a single room on the second floor. The gardens are landscaped and feature olive trees and native plants. It would make a wonderful country/seaside house or is an ideal investment property. Price: 500.000€

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Reasons to Hire an Agent

The process of buying a house may be complex, and most people find it’s easiest to get through with an agent by their side. Paperwork will be flying around like a small tornado, and it can be helpful to have someone familiar with the process to deal with it. Other parts of the transaction will be happening quickly too -- hiring inspectors, negotiating over who pays for needed repairs, keeping up good relations with the sellers (through their agent) and more. All of this is second nature to an experienced agent. What’s more, experienced real estate agents usually have contacts with good inspectors, mortgage loan brokers, and others who can make your buying process easier. And they know what’s considered appropriate behavior and practice in your geographical area

Finally, agents can negotiate on your behalf the best property deal possible.

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Reasons to Hire an Attorney

n some countries real estate transactions are so standardized that most people in those countries will use the exact same purchase contract, by just filling in a few blanks. However, if legal issues arise that your real estate agent can’t answer, you’ll need an attorney’s help. It is wise for every potential buyer to have a legal representative do a title search. This is a vital service which can be completed by or through attorneys, and their purpose is to make sure that the property being sold is free of any encumbrances, such as liens or judgments. The outcome of the title search is extremely important because it reveals whether the seller has the legal right to sell the property in question. For example, if you’d like to rent a home for an extended period, such as a year, before you’re obligated to buy, then that will require drawing up an unusual lease. Another example is, when you’re drafting the purchase contract or a mortgage in a different language from your own, it is wise to have an attorney to look the documents over.

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Catherine S. Monney For many years, I have been trained and involved in different aspects of personal growth and body therapies throughout Europe, America and Asia. I have been practicing bodywork since 1989 and worked in various upscale Spa’s around the world.

Specialized in Osteo Thai, relaxing & deep tissue massage and Balinese massage. I am inspired by the unique and new form of treatment that bridge and embrace the practice of the east and the west. I found it to be the most effective and holistic method of healing. I invite you to contact me for a private session through my website: thai-yoga-massage.info. Or my mobile: +30 695 7566 362 Everybody is welcome and I will be happy to share my passion for healing arts, wellbeing and meditation with you. Catherine S.Monney


Lawyers for conveyancing Mario Paipetis

Mario Paipetis is the most ancient (but he likes to say “not the older”) Solicitor of Corfu’s Barr. He is practicing Law already for 49 years. His father and his son are also Solicitors. Mr. Paipetis served as Honorary Consul of France from 1981 till 2009. He speaks English, French and Italian. Paipetis Marios D. 17 Dessylla Stamatiou str., Corfu - Greece P.C. : 49100 Tel: +30 26610 38591, 30 26610 39960 Fax +30 26610 22227 Mob: +30 6944 255519 Email: paipetislawfirm@gmail.com

Katerina Vontetsianou is practicing law since 2001. In 2005 she established her Law Firm in Corfu, practicing all areas of law. Katerina’s Vontetsianou Law Firm is specializing in Real Estate Law, Property Law and Civil Law. With the fifteen years old experience and the ability to offer services in English, French and German speaking clients, Katerina Vontetsianou and her associates provide with effective and specialized legal services. Katerina A. Vontetsianou 14 Theofilou Fronimou (1st floor), Corfu 49 100, Greece, TEL: + 30 26610 49215 (land line), Mob: + 30 6972 081 260, Email: vontetsianoukat@yahoo.gr, Website: www.abcorfulaw.com

Jennie (Eugenia) Pouli I am an English speaking lawyer, being half - English; I have studied law in the UK gaining an LLB Law (Hons.) and an LLM in International Criminal Law, currently practicing law in Corfu, Greece and specializing in property law, civil law, personal injury and criminal law.

Jennie (Eugenia) Pouli, 39 Alexandras Avenue, (2st floor) (near San Rocco square) Corfu 49 100, Greece, Tel: +30 26610 45200 (land line) Mob: 00 30 6934 035 059, Email: epouli1@yahoo.gr, ep-law@otenet.gr

GEORGIA KOUTSOURI

Stavroula Savani My name is Stavroula Savani. I have been practicing law since 1997 in Corfu, in a family firm “Tzivanidis - Savani & Associates” which operates from 1961. I am specialized in Property Law, Civil Law, Commercial Law and Financial Law. I also act as a lawyer for Pireus Bank for almost a decade and I speak English fluently and French. STAVROULA SAVANI 6 Mantzarou Corfu str. Corfu Greece, P.C 49100 Tel. +30 26610 26258, +30 26610 30334, Mob.: 6976635000 Fax: 0030 26610 31407 Email: stavrsav@otenet.gr & tziv-law@ otenet.gr (secretariat)

Georgia 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 National & Kapodistrian University of Athens – Greece and has also been awarded with a Diploma in Negotiations by Athens University of Economics & Business. She speaks Greek, English and German. Georgia Koutsouri 3d Side Street Solomou 1, (2st Floor) Corfu Town - Greece, 49100, Tel: +30 2661301417, +30 6934111648, Email: georgia_koutsouri@yahoo.gr & corfulegal@yahoo.gr, Website: www.corfulegal.gr

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