Elissavet

Central Corfu

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Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 6
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 2 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Beach 1.3km
  8. Tavernas 1km
  9. Golf 700m
  • Ground Floor: Living/dining area (TV, DVD, Wi-Fi) with doors to garden. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave). Internal hallway (washing machine). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Double bedroom (A/C) with doors to garden. Twin bedroom (A/C). Shower room.
  • Outside: Enclosed lawned grounds. Barbecue. Shower. Covered and open dining terraces. Sun terrace. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (9m x 4m and uniform depth of 1.4m) with corner Roman steps.

Surrounded by generous grounds of mature trees, shrubs and lawns, set amidst a landscape recognised for its abundance of natural beauty, Elissavet is a wonderfully welcoming property and a real ‘home from home’. In this appealing location guests can choose to be as active or relaxed as they wish. Keen golfers will be delighted to learn that the first tee on the island’s renowned 18-hole golf course is only about 700m from the house while the sedate coastal village and attractive cove beach of Ermones, sheltered by striking wooded hills, is just 1.3km away.

Internally, contemporary décor creates a warm and homely feel ideal for laid back family living. Designed across one level, you enter into a spacious open plan living/dining area with doors to the garden and terraces plus a well-equipped, modern kitchen alongside. All three bedrooms are light and fresh with two elegant shower-rooms (one en suite) completing the beautifully maintained accommodation.

As there is such plentiful space to enjoy, many a moment will surely be spent outside either relaxing on the various terraces, enjoying stressless summer dining under the flower-bedecked pergola, sipping a cooling drink at sunset or simply watching the younger party members let off holiday steam as they run and play around the garden. Tiled in soothing ultramarine, with mature palms and bougainvillea shading its adjacent suntrap terrace, the gorgeous private pool defines the word enticing.

A further benefit of this attractive location is that the soaring temperatures of the main summer months can often be tempered by a natural cooling effect created by the airflow circulating between the sea to one side and lush green hills to the other.

Nearby Ermones is home to a minimarket and a couple of family-run tavernas specialising in fresh local produce and delicious sea food dishes. Lapped by clear Mediterranean waters ideal for snorkelling, the beach here is a mix of soft sand and shingle with water sports such as boat hire, pedalos and scuba diving often available.

Many other picturesque beaches such as Glifada (5.2km) and Agios Gordios (12.9km) can be found within easy distance and various local tavernas dot the surrounding countryside. The island capital, Corfu Town as well as the celebrated seaside town of Paleokastritsa which boasts six beaches together with an enviable selection of water-themed activities, shops, bars and local tavernas are each around a 25-30 minute drive.

  • Property licence number: 00000365673

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Location of Elissavet

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Elissavet

Take some kodak moments from the Old Fort

Otherwise known as Paleo Frourio, construction on Corfu's Old Fort began in the 8th century, and this structure has served to protect Corfu Town throughout various historically significant conflicts. Much has been contributed to the fort over the years, with the Venetians adding a moat in the 16th century and the British adding various buildings inside the fort such as the church during the 19th century. Magnificent views over the city are available from the top of the fort, which is one of the island's most popular historical attractions.

Take a trip to the monastery of Mirtiotissa

Not easy to find, but well worth the effort. Head out of the village of Vatos, towards Glyfada, and look out for the signposts nailed onto the olive trees along the right hand side of the road. Remember your map, but don't worry if you forget your swimming costume, as the beach at Mirtiotissa is the only naturist beach on the Island!

Play Golf!

You’ll find the golf course close to Ermones on the Ropa Valley. 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.

Enjoy a little retail therapy!

In the narrow streets radiating off from the Liston in Corfu town, you will find small shops of all sorts, but dominated by the 'gold shops'. Corfiot craftsmen excel at designing and making Greek jewellery in gold - this coupled with competitive prices may tempt you. Among the bustle, look out for those shops and stalls selling local items like wild honey, fig cakes and handmade lace.

Visit Paleokastritsa (easier to get there than to say it!)

Pa-le-o-ka-str-it-sa (pronunciation: just let it roll off the tongue!) is set around three main bays. It is famous for being Corfu's most treasured beauty spot; beware it can become busy in high season. Luxury yachts sail in to admire the backdrop of the beautiful green hills around Paleokastritsa. The best way for the views, is to go via the Troumpetas pass. Look on your map for Skipero (which is on the main Sidari road) - the pass is just above.

Set sail for Paxos

A truly idyllic island, very unspolit and full of olive trees! Paxos is a tiny island, with only 3 small coastal villages, and of course a very famous little sister in Anti-Paxos (small Paxos!) where the beach resembles the white sand of the Caribbean. Well worth a day's visit.

Visit Lake Korission at the southern tip of the island

Go for a walk around the lake, watch the windsurfers just off the huge expanse of golden sandy beach, and explore the nearby Gardiki castle – a busy day out for all the family. And right on your doorstep too!

Snorkelling

If you would like to do a bit of snorkelling in clear, deep waters, go to Alonaki beach where the water is sublimely clear. I’ve been told that it’s particularly nice to snorkel at either end of the bay, near to the protective rocks that create such a perfect bay.

Sip wine in Agias Mattheos

Home of some of the best locally produced wines in Corfu! Just drive into the old village, park (abandon like the locals do) your car and knock on one of the doors that are signposted local wines - Yammas!

For those who would like to know more about the cuisine here on Corfu

Try bourdetto, one of the many local dishes created here on Corfu. Bourdetto is a spicy fish stew made from freshly caught scorpion fish. Be warned though, you have to eat this dish with your fingers and a lot of bread for the salsa (sauce), as it is a very bony fish, and is far too fiddly to try to eat with a knife and fork, so eat it the local way!.

Benitses Shell Museum

Not to be missed by all shell lovers, this extremely impressive collection is lovingly curated and features shells from not only the Ionian Sea, but from all over the world. The children will love it too.

Visit Pontokinissi (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.

Go ride a bike!

There are a number of dedicated cycle trails all over Corfu. Enquire at the ‘Giant’ mountain bike shop in Dassia for a map and information on bike hire locally. What better way to enjoy the scenery?

Take Corfu Town's little train

For a fabulous view of all the best landmarks. A chance to rest your feet after a hard morning of sight-seeing! The little train leaves from the Liston every day, practically on the hour. This is great fun for all the family, and should not be missed.

In July & August, many of the local villages hold evening festivals

with local produce and then a communal meal is prepared with everyone joining in.

Nearby

Towns

Corfu 30 mins 

Beaches

Ermones 3 mins 
Glyfada 10 mins 
Paleokastritsa 25 mins 

ports

Corfu 25 mins 

Airports

Corfu 30 mins 
Times are approximate

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