Danai

North East Corfu

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Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 8
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 3 Twin Bedrooms
  4. 5 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Beach 1.2km
  8. Tavernas 2km
  9. Supermarket 2km
  10. Small Party Rate
House
  • Ground floor: Entrance hall (washing machine). Open plan living/dining room (A/C, TV, DVD, Wi-Fi) with doors to covered terrace/area. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave) with doors to covered terrace/pool area. Twin bedroom (A/C) with large en suite shower/wet room and doors to covered terrace/garden. Shower room.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to long covered terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to long covered terrace.
Self-contained studio
  • Accommodation: Private entrance from garden into open plan living area with A/C, TV, WiFi, twin beds and doors to shaded seating terrace/garden. Kitchenette with fridge and sink. Shower/wet room.
  • Outside: In-built barbecue. Shaded dining/seating area. Sun terrace. Private parking.
  • Private kidney shaped swimming pool (8.5m x 5m at widest points) with infinity edge.

Close to the celebrated beach of Avalaki as well as the picturesque harbour of San Stefanos, with impressive sea views across the shimmering Ionian Channel to Albania, Danai enjoys a most impressive location in one of the most scenic and sought-after corners of Corfu. Proud local owners have imaginatively refurbished this former farmstead with taste and care, reusing some of the original stone, wood and ceramics with strikingly modern fixtures and fittings whilst adding a colour scheme of soothing pastel shades. The result, a property of pleasing style and elegance, makes a delightful holiday base.

Creating appealing options for larger groups or maybe family members seeking some additional privacy, accommodation at Danai consists of a larger, three bedroom/four bathroom property with a similarly attractive self-contained studio immediately alongside. Independently accessed yet only steps apart, both are similarly spacious and comfortable with direct access to the grounds, private pool and those wonderful sea views.

Visually calming, the interior décor features exposed stone walls, vaulted wooden ceilings, cooling ceramic floor tiles, contemporary soft furnishings and skilfully colour-coordinated bed linen, cushions, curtains and wall prints. Each of the bedrooms as well as the studio is individually styled, with exterior access keeping the rooms airy and fresh while inviting the sweeping views to virtually become part of the décor itself.

Around the grounds and kidney-shaped private pool there is no shortage of space in which to enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine or recline in soothing shade when temperatures rise. Positioned to take full advantage of the rural and coastal panorama, the covered dining terrace to one side will undoubtedly be a focal point for al fresco holiday meals.

Just 1.2km away, Avlaki is noted for its family-friendly stretch of pebble beach and peaceful ambience of its two popular tavernas while San Stefanos (1.5km) has a small crescent of white beach, several similarly laid-back waterside tavernas, and the fun-filled option of hiring a little motor boat and sailing off for a picnic at one of the numerous tiny coves that dot the coastline. Walkers will enjoy exploring the quiet footpaths that wind around the rolling hillsides behind this harbour and also the neighbouring beach of Kerasia.

In the other direction Kassiopi (2 km), one of Corfu's more lively coastal towns, offers a wealth of diversions to suit most ages, tastes and pockets.

Part-terraced grounds mean younger children may need supervision.
Parties paying the Small Party Rate (ie up to 6 people) will have access to the main house only

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Great Things to Do Near Danai

Snorkelling

If you would like to do a bit of snorkelling in clear, deep waters, go to the blue flagged Kerasia beach where the water is sublimely clear. It’s particularly nice to snorkel at either end of the bay, near to the protective rocks that create such a perfect bay.
 

Corfu Town

The old town is an absolute gem. Visit the palaces, climb the fortresses (there are 2 of them, one old and one new!), explore the maze of cobbled streets and get a sense of its Venetian history, or simply sit in a courtyard, bedecked with flowers and people watch.
 

Go to the sailing club at Avlaki

A perfectly positioned sailing school which offers lessons for beginners, or local knowledge for the more experienced, in one of the most stunningly beaches of the island. There are a selection of toppers, lazers and windsurfers to choose from. 
 

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, followed by an afternoon on Paradise beach. So called, because it is simply nothing short of Paradise - a huge expanse of white sand/shingle beach and aquamarine sea and only accessible by sea – truly amazing. These trips leave from the village of Paleokastritsa daily.

Spend the day at a Waterpark

Aqualand is Greece's largest water park.  This really is a terrific day out for all the family, and in such a delightful setting tucked in the Ropa Valley in central Corfu.

 

Visit Mon Repos

A visit to Mon Repos is well worthwhile. A Royal mansion, with huge gardens, fountains, ancient trees and plants. Also famed for being the birthplace of Prince Philip. Mon Repos is only a 20 minute walk from the centre of the old town of Corfu, at the start of the Kanoni peninsula.
 

An evening boat trip to Corfu Town

Starting in Kassiopi, is a lovely way to while away an evening, and takes the strain away from having to drive in the dark to the fabulous shops in Corfu town. This is a fabulous way to see Corfu town at night, and to have the added advantage of cruising back in the dark – star gazing on the sea. Heaven.
 

Go to the beach!

Just a few minutes away - and what stunning beaches they are too. The best local ones are at Kerasia and Avlaki, which has a small and excellent windsurfing/sailing school at one end of it. Both are less than a 10 minute drive away from Danai.
 

Sunset supper!

For romantics and fish lovers alike. Some of the best fish restaurants can be found in San Stefanos, sitting at the waterside, sipping wine whilst watching the mountains of Albania in front of you changing colours with the sun going down, delicious! 
 

Go for lunch over on Vidos Island

Vidos Island used to house an ancient Venetian fortress, later turned into the Corfu ‘Alcatraz’! Now, it is simply a beautifully tranquil spot to go for a walk, a quiet swim and a perfect setting for lunch – with the beautiful view of Corfu town and it’s 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.

St Spiridon Lake's ornithological nature reserve

A lake and swamp of great interest to bird watchers in particular, although it is also of great interest to plant lovers and walkers in general. It is the temporary and permanent habitat of more than 100 bird species, as well as many rare and beautiful plants. You will find this interesting lake and the beautiful beach and discreet coves nearby a short distance down from the main road linking Kassiopi with Acharavi. 

Visit Pontokinissi (Mouse Island)

What a lovely way to spend a half day. Take a trip out to the Kanoni peninsula (literally at the end of the airport runway) 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 Peninsula by a small causeway. It’s from this small causeway that you take the regular boat crossing over to Pontokinissi – about a 5 minute boat trip away. A very tranquil spot, and don’t forget your swimming gear, as you can enjoy a lovely swim here. 
 

The Big Red Bus

Drive down to Corfu Town and pick up the Big Red Bus from the Port. This is a new service in Corfu and runs just like the London Buses. Open topped, guided Hop on Hop off Bus, that allows you to have a guided tour all around Corfu Town and the outlying areas. Its a great way to see the Town and avoid the traffic. The kids will love it.

Explore the North East Coast by Boat

The best way to see the Coastline in this area is by boat. Stop in one of the many coves that are only accessed by boat, and either have a lovely swim or try some snorkelling before heading off to one of the 3 bays in the area - San Stefanos, Kalami or Agni to explore these little villages or have a lovely harbour side meal. A perfect day out.

Agni

If you are hiring a boat for the day, don't forget to plan in your agenda to stop at the famous bay of Agni. World famous for its 3 Tavernas. People come from all over the world  just to sample the food. It is a foodies paradise and you will not be disappointed.

Angelocastro and Paleocastritsa

Drive over to the West Coast of Corfu, which is a complete contrast to the North East. Steep cliffs and spectacular scenery are over on this side of the island. Visit the Byzantine Castle of Angelocastro which was built centuries ago to protect the island. The views are amazing and there is a little cafe at the bottom to refresh yourself, before heading down to Paleocastritsa. Here are 2 bays surrounded by cliffs that you can hire a pedalo to explore further. Visit the monastery set above the little village, or just sample one of the tavernas that line the little bays.

Nearby

Towns

Kassiopi 12 mins
San Stefanos 12 mins
Acharavi Town 20 mins
Corfu 70 mins

Beaches

Avlaki 10 mins
Kalamaki 12 mins
Kerasia 15 mins

Airports

Corfu 70 mins
Times are approximate

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