Stefania

North East Corfu

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Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 4
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 2 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Beach 1.5km
  8. Tavernas 1.5km
  • Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room (A/C, TV, DVD, WiFi). Galley-style kitchen (oven, microwave,dishwasher). Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to pool terrace.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and balcony. Basement: Utility area (washing machine)
  • Outside: In built barbecue. Sun terrace. Shower. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 4m) with designated children's section (2.4m x 2.3m).

Relaxing at Stefania is pure pleasure. From the private pool, terraces and balcony a sweeping panorama can be admired over olive trees to the outskirts of Acharavi, the beautiful blue Ionian Sea and the distant mountains of Albania looming gracefully through the heat haze. This is a lovely location in which to escape from everyday hurly-burly, perfect for immersing yourself in the gentle pace of island life whilst at the same time remaining within very easy distance of gorgeous beaches and excellent amenities.

Architect designed, furnished with style and decorated with a deft touch this attractive property flows gracefully over two levels. Heart of the home is the open plan living/dining area where a vaulted wooden ceiling, sympathetic colour scheme and large sliding glass doors on one side combine to make this a bright, airy and welcoming space.

Both the good-size balcony off the living area and the spacious pool terrace make lovely locations in which to enjoy a breakfast coffee, lunchtime salad, evening barbecue... or just a cooling drink at any time of the day.

Surely appealing to non-swimmers and younger party members alike, a dedicated shallow section has been incorporated into the private pool, further evidence of the thought and care invested in Stefania by the charming local owners.

The north eastern coastline of Corfu is renowned for the great choice of family-friendly beaches on offer (many flying a coveted Blue Flag for quality and cleanliness) and Stefania is perfectly placed for exploring with Astrakeri (4km), Almyros (3.5km), Agios Spyridonas (7km) and Apraos (7.5km) being some of the most attractive and easily reached.

Both Acharavi (1.5km) and Roda (1.5km) are just a few minutes’ drive, each with its own inviting beach as well as an excellent range of amenities that incudes supermarkets, shops, local kafenions and numerous tempting tavernas. A seven kilometre coastal path stretches all the way from Roda to Acharavi and on to Almyros, passing a salt lake and nature reserve before ending at Agios Spyridon and the Bay of Molos.

Informally considered the capital of northern Corfu, the once tiny fishing village of Kassiopi (12.5km) has grown to become an interesting ‘town of two halves’; the vibrant main street abuzz with shops, cafes and an energetic nightlife together with a more laid back harbour area where several atmospheric tavernas look out to a well preserved Byzantine fort. Just around the peninsula from here, the Blue Flag beach of Kalamionas, and smaller coves of Pepitos and Kanoni, all have (yet more!) extremely inviting, crystal clear waters.

  • Please note:The twin beds can be placed together and prepared as a double on request – please ask at time of booking.
  • In combination with nearby sister property Olivia, Stefania would be a great choice for larger families or a group of friends wishing to holiday together whilst retaining individual space and privacy.
  • Internet provision is via a satellite connection.
  • Property licence number: 1017710

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Great Things to Do Near Stefania

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Small but magnificent...

The Archeological Museum,that is! Don't miss this little gem - you won't get museum indigestion here, it is quite small and very well laid-out, with a couple of real highlights which are as good as anything we've seen in the whole of Greece on many trips in the past. It is air-conditioned which makes it a lovely place on a very hot day - cool off as a culture vulture!

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

Spend a few hours visiting the place where Prince Philip was born

Mon Repos, the birthplace of Prince Philip can be found a short 20-minute walk away from the town centre of Corfu. The walk to and from the palace of Mon Repos along the Garitsa Bay is delightful. On arriving into Mon Repos you will be amazed at the lush gardens and the grandness of this royal abode where the Greek royal family used to spend their annual vacations in the early part of the last century.

Saddle up and explore!

There are two horse riding schools along the NE coast of Corfu. One at Avlaki (Avlaki Horse Riding School) and one at Ano Korakiana (TrailRiders Corfu). Different rides are available for beginners and children. Those with experience will be taken on more demanding rides, through the olive groves and along the beach

Visit another country - Albania!

There are organised day trips to this fascinating country, which are well worth the cost involved, to experience the culture of a country that is still completely un-commercialised. You can purchase tickets directly from the Ionian cruises office in the old harbour in Corfu town.

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.

Visit Halikounas

The long stretch of Halikounas' sandy beach protects Lake Korission from the sea. The lake is haven for over one hundred species of bird life. A small wooden bridge crosses the point where the lake flows into the sea and leads to a forest of cedar and juniper trees and then to Agios Georgios beach. Halikounas beach has soft sand dunes, safe shallow swimming and is a popular spot for kite surfers. There is no beachfront building though there is a taverna nearby.

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 islands most popular historical attractions.

Nearby

Towns

Kassiopi 23 mins
Corfu 70 mins

Beaches

Acharavi 10 mins
Roda 10 mins
Almiros Beach 10 mins
Roda 15 mins
Kalamionas 20 mins
Kanoni 25 mins

Airports

Corfu 70 mins
Times are approximate

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