Erato

North East Corfu

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Accommodation

  • Entrance level: Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, A/C, WiFi) with doors to terrace. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, microwave). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and balcony.
  • Garden level: Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to pool terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and French doors to pool terrace. Cloakroom. Washing machine.
  • Outside: Barbecue. Shower. Shaded dining area. Sun terraces. Parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4.5m)

Erato is a smart semi detached villa in the heart of Kalami village, just over a hundred metres from the beach, shops and tavernas. Pretty pink and pastel yellow, Erato’s exterior reflects the traditional colours of the Ionian Islands and contrasts most attractively with the greenery surrounding the garden and pool terrace.

On entering Erato, the delightfully designed open plan living area is very comfortably furnished in soothing neutral tones brightened with colourful cushions; the clever use of wall lights creating a welcoming environment. The kitchen is also a good size with tastefully designed cupboards and a farmhouse-style dining table and chairs giving an understated subtle tone. Along a corridor is a double bedroom with en suite shower room and a balcony with a further two en suite twin bedrooms situated on the garden level, both opening onto the charming pool terrace.

Outdoor living revolves around the pool terrace and the balconies although glimpses of the sea from the living area through the rooftops and houses will make it very tempting to forgo the pool and head for the beach curving around the horseshoe-shaped bay. This charming spot is relaxing and laid back, perfect for unwinding and gradually absorbing the slower pace of life in Corfu

At Erato, being in such close proximity to the local amenities effectively makes a car redundant, especially if sailing is an appealing form of transport! Boat hire (available locally) is a hugely popular way of discovering the many coves and bays along the north east coastline of Corfu. Just fifteen minutes walk, Kouloura is the next bay along, quieter than Kalami it has one taverna and a boat that regularly runs to Corfu Town; a fun way to travel south and take a look around the unique and intriguing capital.

Kalami is a charming fishing village with one lane running through it, parallel to the beach and from which everything radiates. The joy of getting to know the local community and a feeling of belonging soon plays its part and the place becomes home very quickly. The fact that family groups can easily split up as desired to ‘do their own thing’ imbues Erato with an informal, restful ambience and the simpler pleasures in life easily become addictive; fresh bread from the shops for breakfast, reading a good book by the pool, lazy afternoons swimming, snorkelling or exploring the rock pools on either side of the bay, no hurry... and no worries!

Property licence number: 0829K10K768201

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Great Things to Do Near Erato

Go to another island for the day - Paxos

A truly idyllic Island – very uncommercial (as are ALL islands are that do not have an airport). 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 reminds you of images from the Caribbean.

Visit the Achileon Palace

Built in the late 19th century, for Sissy (Elisabeth), the empress of Austria. This beautiful palace has wonderful gardens, excellent views and is well worth a visit. You will find it well signposted, and is close to the village of Gastouri, heading south from Corfu town.

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!

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

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

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

Just laze by the pool in the brilliant sunshine.... ..

cooled by a gentle mountain breeze, before rolling into the pool for a lazy swim and feel life's stresses peel away.

For a fun day out for the children

(and the adults too) Aqualand is on the 'must do' list for all families visiting the Island. It really is a great place, very relaxing and a lot of fun for all.You'll find it very well signposted throughout the Island. It is located in the village of Agios Ioannis, just 10 minutes out of Corfu Town.

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 wonderful 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!

Bird watching

Ornithologists will know about the bird watching in the mountain of Pantokrator, where you can see several different species of hunting birds, amongst others.

Blue flag beaches

See how many blue flag beaches you can swim on during your stay, an ideal way of seeing the Island, experiencing the diversity of the Island, and having a lot of fun at the same time.

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.

Kerasia Beach

With its crystal clear waters which are great for snorkeling, this pebbly beach is one of the most idyllic spots on the island.

Agni

Take the evening boat from the Kalami jetty to the 'village' of Agni to enjoy a meal in one of the 3 waterfront tavernas. It is best to book a table beforehand as this village is well known for its food.

Play 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.

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.

Nearby

Towns

Kassiopi 15 mins
San Stefanos 15 mins
Corfu Town 60 mins

Beaches

Kalami 3 mins
Agni 15 mins
Kouloura 15 mins
Agni 20 mins
Kerasia 20 mins

Airports

Corfu 60 mins
Times are approximate

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