Olivia

North East Corfu

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall (A/C) with stairs to first floor (right). Cloakroom. Open plan living/dining area (A/C, DVD, WiFi, TV) with doors to front terrace and stairs to first floor (left). Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with door to side balcony and steps to garden. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite wet room and door to front terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite wet room and door to rear terrace.
  • First floor (left): Galleried landing. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower/wet room and private balcony.
  • First floor (right): Double bedroom (two single mattresses) with A/C, en suite shower room and balcony.
  • Basement: Utility area (washing machine).
  • Outside: Barbecue. Shaded and open terraces. Shower. Private parking.
  • Private infinity swimming pool (9.5m x 3.5m) with corner Roman steps

Eye-catching and desirable in so many different ways, this recently built, architect-designed home is just 1.5km from family friendly beaches and excellent amenities including many good tavernas. With magnificent sea views from its terraces and balconies plus a delightful swimming pool, ideally situated to enjoy the vistas over the landscape to the stunning Albanian mountains, Olivia has all the ingredients needed for a relaxing, memorable holiday.

Contrasting nicely with the crisp, clean lines of the beige façade, landscaped flower beds and wide gravel-edged pathway sit to the front, silvery green olive trees, wild shrubs and natural countryside to the rear. Strategically positioned to one side of the house to maximise both sunshine and privacy, a part-decked sun terrace fringes the longer than average private pool.

Internally there is an inviting sense of space. Styling is smart, modern and appealingly minimalist with numerous contemporary touches in evidence, some subtle, some more obvious. Walls of soft pastel shades and cooling whitewash provide the ideal backdrop for an attractive, eclectic variety of colourful prints and objets d’art. Other features include a galleried landing, floors of wood and tile, a limed oak ceiling in one room and carefully coordinated fabrics adorning the comfortable soft furnishings.

Of particular appeal to larger families or perhaps a group of friends looking to holiday together, two independent staircases enhance privacy by giving an equal left/right distinction to the first floor, a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms ensuring an even distribution of the sleeping accommodation and en suite facilities.

Lapped by tempting, translucent waters the gorgeous north east corner of Corfu is one of the most appealing coastlines on the island. Widely celebrated for its superb choice of sandy, family-friendly beaches (many awarded a coveted Blue Flag for quality and cleanliness) there is a superb selection to choose from within easy distance of Olivia; to the west you will find Acharavi (1.5km), Roda (1.5km) and Astrakeri (4km); to the east Almyros (3.5km), Agios Spyridonas (7km) and Apraos (7.5km). Most have beachside tavernas/bars and offer seasonal watersports such as pedalos, banana boat rides and paragliding.

A great range of tavernas as well as comprehensive amenities are all within a short distance at Roda (1.5km) and Acharavi (1km). Boat and bicycle hire are also readily available, the Hydropolis Water Park (1.5km) opens for action from mid-May and Acharavi folklore museum offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into Corfu’s vibrant history.

  • The twin beds in each ground floor bedroom can be placed together and prepared as a double on request – please ask at time of booking.
  • In combination with nearby sister property Stefania, Olivia would be a great choice for larger families or a group of friends wishing to holiday together whilst retaining individual space and privacy.

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Great Things to Do Near Olivia

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.

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!.

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.

A bookworm's delight - Lawrence Durrell's home

Visit the white house in Kalami. Home to the Durrell family back in the 40's, whilst Lawrence wrote his novel, Prospero's Cell, and where Gerald created his novel, 'My Family and Other Animals' - both a must read before heading of on holiday to Corfu. There is a taverna on the premises which is a delightful stop-over to enjoy the scenery.

Visit Paleokastritsa (probably easier to get to 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 back drop 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.

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.

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.

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.

Visit the Achilleion 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.

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.

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.

Enjoy a little orchestra music in the square

Splianada Square is the main square of the island and the central meeting spot for locals and visitors, situated in Corfu (Kerkyra) Town. It was constructed to resemble the European Royal Gardens. It is the largest square in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe. During the summer months, symphonic orchestras perform at the kiosk that is situated in the square. Order a Greek coffee and soak in the atmosphere....

Nearby

Beaches

Roda 10 mins
Acharavi 10 mins
Almiros Beach 10 mins
Kalamionas 20 mins
Kanoni 25 mins

Airports

Corfu 70 mins
Times are approximate

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