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At a glance
- Sleeps 10
- 3 Double Bedrooms
- 2 Twin Bedrooms
- 6 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Beach 2.3km
- Taverna 1.2km
- Supermarket 2.2km
- Small Party Rates (up to 6 & 8 people)
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Location of Kastraki
Great Things to Do Near Kastraki
Old Perithia (gr. Palaia Peritheia) is a deserted village located high in the moutains, off the main road between Kassiopi and Acharavi. It is strange coming across this deserted village with just a few sheep and a couple of tavernas in the centre! Take a walk and try to imagine when it was a bustling village of 1,500 people. Now just a handful of people remain, to tend the local livestock.
Sit in the garden at Achilleion
...after having walked around this amazing palace built for Sisi, the empress of Austria, in tribute to Achilles, her spiritual hero. The garden, statues and views here are fabulous – you won't want to leave.
Search for the bat cave in Kaminaki
Difficult to find, but worth it once you get there. Park your car near to the shell petrol station, and walk down the path towards the beach, you’ll find the entrance tucked under an ageing fig tree on one of the bends about halfway down the steep hill!
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.
The summit of Mount Pantokrator
is a definite must to visit. Choose a clear day and drive to the top (you can cycle but it is so much easier driving!). It may be hot down in the valley but you will definitely feel the difference in temperature at the top! As you drive up, note the amazing changes in landscape.
The Big Red Bus
Drive down to Corfu Town and pick up the Big Red Bus from the port. This relatively new service is an open-topped, 'Hop On / Hop Off' bus that takes you on a guided tour all around Corfu Town and the outlying areas. It’s a great way to see and hear about the Town's history and highlights.
Experience the 'volta'
In any town or large village, especially on a weekend or holiday, the inhabitants of the town will congregate in the main square in the early evening, to have a stroll around, talk to their friends, have an aperitif or ice cream, before dispersing for dinner. It is the perfect time to people watch!
Explore the north-east coast by boat
Hire a boat for the day to explore the beautiful north-east coast, probably the prettiest coastline here on the island. You can stop off in any number of little coves that can only be discovered by sea, go for a swim or try some snorkelling, before heading to one of the bays (Agni, Kalami or San Stefanos) for a spot of lunch.
Enjoy a little retail therapy!
The narrow streets radiating off from the Liston house small shops of every commercial nature. 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.
Take a drive over to the Ropa Valley and head for the Theotoki estate, famous on Corfu for its wine making. You can take a tour and see the process from the vine to the bottle.
Sail on a glass bottom boat
Leaving Paleokastritsa daily over the main season, you'll see amazing undersea wonders, visit incredible caves close to Ermones that can only be accessed from the water, and enjoy an afternoon on Paradise Beach - a huge expanse of white sand/shingle beach and aquamarine sea also only accessible by boat.
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 peninsula 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.
Play a round of golf
You'll find the island's 18-hole golf course close to Ermones on the Ropa Valley (west of Corfu Town). This excellent course (one of only half a dozen in all of Greece!) was created by the British during their time of occupation.
A fun day out at Aqualand
Corfu Aqualand, near to the village of Agios Ioannis, is one of the largest water parks in Europe and features 51 slides, several pools, a lazy river and a wide variety of other water attractions. There’s something for all ages here and it is a great way to keep the whole family entertained.