3 Bedrooms |
2 Bathrooms |
Air Conditioning | WiFi | Beach 2km | Taverna 1.5km |
- Ground floor: Living/dining area: (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with doors to terrace. Kitchen (oven,dishwasher, microwave). Twin bedroom (A/C) with terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C). Bathroom
- First floor: Landing with balcony. Double bedroom (A/C) with two balconies. Bathroom. Utility room (washing machine).
- Outside: Inbuilt barbecue. Covered and open terraces. Private parking.
- Private infinity swimming pool (8.5m x 4.5m) with Roman steps.
With breathtaking views to be enjoyed from the pool terrace, sitting room balcony and the two balconies on the first floor you are spoilt for choice when deciding which spot to choose for admiring the sunsets (and enjoying an aperitif?). Situated to the north of charming Corfu Town, the scenic coastal journey to Astarti reveals a series of increasingly beautiful panoramas looking out across the deep blue Ionian channel. Vigla, a tiny village in a lovely position, is situated above some of the prettiest coves and bays in the Ionian Islands.
Astarti has a classic country style, the sitting and dining areas bright and contemporary and the whole floor opens out onto the terrace with magnificent sea views towards Albania, a distant neighbour.
Two twin bedrooms are on the ground floor, one sharing the same sea views and the other with a garden view. Upstairs the master bedroom has two separate balconies looking down on Kouloura bay, Kalami and Yaliskari beaches.
Restful and relaxing inside, the exterior areas are equally appealing. Dominating the main terrace and down some steps at the side of the house is a good size private pool, a stone archway to one side provides plenty of shade for daytime dining and a further terrace houses the barbecue all adorned by pretty flowers and a romantic statue.
When the author Lawrence Durrell lived in Kalami, 3.5km downhill, one of his favourite walks was through the woods and lanes carpeted with cyclamen, up to Vigla (the name means 'Vista' as historically it was the spot where local sea captains would meet to watch ship movements on the waters below). Many of Durrell's childhood pursuits such as delving into rock pools, 'messing about in boats', and fishing off the rocks are just as much fun today.
Kalami's horseshoe shaped bay has a few beachside tavernas and bars, a mini-market and some watersports. Sheltered by the dense cypress forest on the lower slopes of Mount Pantokrator, nearby Kouloura Bay (3.5 km) is overlooked by the elegant Rothschild residence while Aghios Stefanos is a chic low-key village, offering boat hire and two popular coffee/cocktail bars.
Most of the coveted bays in this picturesque region have charming, laid back tavernas serving feta cheese, salads, grilled meat or fish and delicious Greek yoghurt with honey. Kassiopi (7km) has an excellent selection of amenities around its bustling main square.
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