Pythia

North East Corfu

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  • Ground floor: Open plan living area (TV, DVD, A/C, WiFi) with doors to pool terrace. Kitchen (table for 4, oven, microwave, dishwasher). Double 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. Stairs to...
  • First floor terrace: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom (accessed across the open terrace).
  • Lower floor: Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room (washing machine) accessed by internal staircase and  with external stairs to pool terrace.
  • Outside: Barbecue. Shower. Shaded dining area. Sun terraces. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4.5m)

Stepping onto the first floor terrace of Pythia to gaze out at the sea, sparkling invitingly between the village houses, we immediately knew we had discovered a gem of a property right in the middle of this charming fishing village on the desirable north-east coast of Corfu.

Internally the compact, open plan living area on the ground floor is smart and chic with sofas, rattan chairs and a modern kitchen area. A double and twin bedroom sit to either side, each with an en suite shower room and French doors that open onto the delightful garden and swimming pool. Down the internal staircase is another bedroom on the lower floor with en suite bathroom and external steps leading up to the pool terrace. The first floor bedroom is romantic yet informal accessed by stairs behind the living area  and across the spacious terrace, it is  an appealing spot in which to enjoy an early evening aperitif.

Looking towards the pool, a shaded outdoor dining area provides the ideal spot for putting the barbecue to good use during extended lunches or dinners.

Linking one end of Kalami to the other is a simple ‘high street’ with two mini-markets selling every day essentials, a couple of shops, café-bars and a few tavernas, some of which front directly onto the wonderful beach that stretches right around the bay. A typical Kalami evening will be spent enjoying Greek salads, fresh fish and other island specialities washed down, perhaps, with a glass of local wine whilst enjoying good conversation against a backdrop of the sea gently lapping the shore.

With so much on the doorstep there is really no need to stray far from this little hidden enclave but do consider taking the coastal walks to neighbouring Agni (3km), Kerasia (7km) or Aghios Stephanos (9km), all exhilarating and beautifully scenic. Several times a week from Kouloura (another attractive beach just a 15 minute walk away) a boat runs to the island capital, Corfu Town, whose numerous unique attractions include the historical Liston, an arcade of shops and cafés built in Napoleonic times, the famous cricket pitch, a labyrinth of cobbled streets and many first class restaurants. Hiring a car is the best way to discover the fascinating hinterland where tiny mountain villages nestle half-hidden amongst picturesque ancient olive groves.

Please note:
While the bedrooms can comfortably sleep 8 people we feel Pythia is best suited to a maximum of 6 adults.
The twin beds can be made up as one double bed on request – please ask at time of booking.
Internet provision is via a satellite connection.
Property licence number: 0829K10K768201

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Great Things to Do Near Pythia

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

A bookworm's delight - Lawrence Durrells 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.

Nearby

Towns

Kassiopi 15 mins
San Stefanos 15 mins
Corfu Town 60 mins

Beaches

Kalami 2 mins
Agni 15 mins
Agni 20 mins
Kerasia 20 mins
Kouloura 20 mins

Airports

Corfu 60 mins
Times are approximate

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