Andreas

North East Corfu

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  • Accommodation: Open plan sitting room (TV, DVD, WiFi) and kitchen/diner (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with doors to dining terrace. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and terrace access. Twin bedroom (A/C) with terrace access. Shower room.
  • Outside: In built barbecue. Second dining terrace with circular stone table. Sun terrace. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with infinity edge.

Pause a while at Andreas. Take time to absorb the picture perfect, panoramic spectacle unfolding before you.  From the first glimmers of sunshine over the distant hills of Albania through to the pink haze of a glorious sunset and soft moonlight shimmering on the Ionian Sea this view, without doubt, is amongst the best we offer in Corfu. Revel in the sense of overwhelming calm as you relax around your private pool, the pretty bays of Koloura and Kalami merging seamlessly with the clear blue waters of the pool’s infinity edge.

Tucked away in Vigla, a sleepy hillside hamlet comprising just a handful of houses gently wending their way up to the aptly named ‘Panorama Taverna’ (2km), Andreas is a simply-styled home from home in a most enviable location. Commanding a sweeping, unbroken view from north to south along the Albanian Channel, Vigla was once a key lookout point for pirates!

Open plan and comfortably furnished, the large windows of the living space bring the outside inside, while two sets of French doors lead directly onto a dining terrace. Here, the mesmerising scenes created by the gorgeous elevated location make meals an absolute joy.

Off the entrance hallway the double bedroom has an en suite bathroom, the twin a conveniently adjacent shower room. Both bedrooms are air conditioned and each has patio doors giving access to another perfectly positioned viewing terrace while, at the same time, inviting that dramatic, constantly shifting collage of light, shade, colour and water-based activity to become part of the house décor itself!

Crafted from local stone, the poolside sun terrace is a wonderful haven on which you can spend many a lazy day watching small boats come and go from the pretty harbour below. A second terrace nearby includes a traditional in built barbecue and stone table.

An early evening stroll through olive groves and shaded woods reveals Vigla at its peaceful best, whilst the twinkling lights of tiny bays beckon from below. The family-run 'Old School' taverna (2.5 km) serves an interesting range of fresh local dishes while Kalami (3.5km) has several equally appealing beachside tavernas, handy mini markets and various charming little pockets of traditional Greek life. About a fifteen minute walk from Kalami, Kouloura is an attractive sheltered cove which also offers an occasional boat service to/from Corfu Town.

Hiring a little motor boat is a very popular way to discover other coastal gems including Agni, Kerasia, Kaminaki and Aghios Stefanos, all of which are within easy distance.

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Great Things to Do Near Andreas

Play a round of Golf

This really is an excellent course, the oldest and currently one of only half a dozen in all of Greece! We have the British to thank for this, for it was created during the time of the British occupation of the Island. You'll find the golf course close to Ermones on the Ropa Valley.

Try canoeing or kayaking

For beginners, Corfu is the ideal place if interested in sea-canoeing and kayaking as rental shops dot most of the popular beaches, while more confident and experienced sports buffs can explore the island's stunning shoreline independently.

Go for lunch on Vidos Island

Vidos Island used to house an ancient Venetian fortress, later turned into the Corfu ‘Alcatraz’! Now, it is simply a wonderfully tranquil spot to go for a walk, a quiet swim and a perfect setting for lunch – with the beautiful view of Corfu town and its fortresses in front of you. You catch the boats for Vidos in the car park at the old port, which you will find situated in front of the new fortress.

Visit Pontikinissi (Mouse Island)

What a lovely way to spend a half day, take a trip out to the Kanoni peninsula and enjoy a coffee on the waterfront café there, next to the Vlahernon monastery, which is also an Island, but has been connected to the Kanoni Peninsular by a small causeway. It's from this small causeway that you take the regular boat crossing over to Pontikinissi about a 5 minute boat trip away. Don’t forget your swimming gear, as you can easily have a lovely swim here.

Small but magnificent -

The Archeological Museum,that is! Don't miss this little gem - you won't get museum indigestion here, it is quite small and very well laid-out, with a couple of real highlights which are as good as anything we've seen in the whole of Greece on many trips in the past. It is air-conditioned which makes it a lovely place on a very hot day - cool off as a culture vulture!

Take a trip to the 3 islands (Diapondia) off the north coast

Erikousa, Mathraki and Othoniare 3 very quiet and completely un-commercial islands 11 nautical miles off the north coast ofCorfu. This caique trip, mostly departing from the resort of Sidari, takes about 1 hour and iswell worth the trip. You can have lunch on one of the Islands, and the photo opportunities onboth journeys are brilliant.

Read Gerald Durrell's 'My Family and other Animals'

His book was based on the area of Vigla, Kalami, Kouloura and he writes about the carpets of cyclamen found in the Spring in the area walking up from Kalami to Vigla.

Go walking along the many trails

The coastal path from Agios Stefanos to Nissaki is particularly enjoyable, passing through Kerasia, Kouloura and Kalami. Take your bathing costume, some money for a delicious lunch - and a little bit extra in case you decide to take a taxi back home after over indulging on the wine!

Take a trip to Agios Stefanos

Visit the pretty little fishing village set between Kalami and Kassiopi which is home to waterfront tavernas, mini-markets, shops and boat hire.

Sit in the garden at Achilleion

after having walked around this amazing palace, built forSissy, the empress of Austria in tribute to Achilles, her spiritual hero. The garden, statues andviews here are fabulous - you won't want to leave. Try the Corfiot version of Ginger Beer - a leftover of the British occupation.

Glass bottom boat

This is far more than just a trip on a glass bottom boat. As well as seeing the wonders of the Ionian sea, you'll also be taken to the amazing caves close to Ermones that can only be accessed from the sea, and then you will be left to enjoy the afternoon on Paradise beach - a huge expanse of white sand/shingle beach and aqua marine sea, no road, and only accessed by sea – truly amazing. These trips leave from the village of Paleokastritsa daily.

Bird watching

Ornithologistswill know about the birdwatching in the mountain ofPantokrator, where you can seeseveral different species ofhunting birds, amongst others.

Explore Corfu Town

See the palaces and Venetian fortresses and explore the old town that is home to the Greek Royal family during their annual vacation. Our very own Prince Philip was born right here, in Mon Repos palace.

The Red Corfu Bus

Drive up to Corfu Town and either park at the port or the new fortress, and join the open topped Red Bus. This will take you all around Corfu town and the surrounding areas. Its the perfect way to see Corfu Town and get some great photos.

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Corfu 60 mins
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