Verde Azur

South East Corfu

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  • Upper level: Entrance from private parking. Living room (TV, WiFi, A/C) with balcony. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room. Twin bedroom (A/C) with balcony. Bathroom (washing machine). Staircase to...
  • Lower level: Entrance from pool terrace. Open plan living/dining room (TV, WiFi, A/C). Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Double bedroom (A/C) with balcony. Twin bedroom (A/C). Bathroom. Cloakroom.
  • Outside: Barbecue. Shaded dining terrace. Sun terrace. Shower. Sloping driveway to private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 4m) with infinity edge.

Gorgeous sea views across the Ionian channel border the quiet coastal lane that gently winds its way past the little fishing village of Petriti to Boukari, a sleepy coastal hamlet with a narrow beach of smooth pebbles and shallow, azure waters. Running southwards from Messonghi this peaceful stretch of olive tree-clad coastline is dotted with a variety of family run tavernas, widely recognised for serving some of the tastiest seafood dishes on Corfu.

And Verde Azur is in a prime position to make the most of everything this appealing area has to offer. Newly built in a quite remarkable, elevated location, crisp clean lines and fresh minimalist styling are the hallmarks of this striking, contemporary property.

The sea is an integral part of life on any Greek island and this is certainly no exception at Verde Azur where the glittering Ionian can be fully admired from numerous vantage points inside and out.

We feel the word ‘magnificent’ barely does justice to the sweeping seascape on offer from the infinity pool, adjacent terraces and panoramic windows in both living areas, let alone the first floor balconies where the sea, less than 20m away from the foot of the property’s sloping driveway, inevitably becomes a seamless part of your holiday.

Vying for attention in addition to the wonderful private swimming pool, a small strip of shingle beach directly opposite Verde Azur provides easy access into the turquoise waters of the bay - an invigorating morning dip anyone?.

A further highlight of this enviable location is being spoilt for choice at mealtimes with several tavernas, many highly recommended by the locals, just a short distance from the house. Two of the most well known and respected eateries on the island, Fisherman’s Haunt and Boukari Fish Taverna are just 1km and 500m away respectively. Even closer to home the Akrogiali and Potomaki tavernas are both about 100m away.

Home to all amenities (as well as a long sandy beach with seasonal watersports), vibrant Messonghi is a 12 minute drive yet seems a world away from the laid back, calming environs of Verde Azur.

There are not many such places left but Boukari is definitely one of Corfu’s best kept secrets.

Please note: The lane leading to/from the nearby tavernas does not have a footpath. The property driveway, while wide and well paved, is also sharply inclined.
Property licence number: 1004776

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Great Things to Do Near Verde Azur

Go for lunch over on Vidos Island

Vidos Island used to house an ancient Venetian fortress, later turned into the Corfu ‘Alcatraz’! Now, it is simply a wonderfully tranquil spot to go for a walk, a quiet swim and a perfect setting for lunch – with the beautiful view of Corfu town and its fortresses in front of you. You catch the boats for Vidos in the car park at the old port, which you will find situated in front of the new fortress.

Take Corfu Town’s little train

For a fabulous view of all the best landmarks. A chance to rest your feet after a hard morning of sight-seeing! The little train leaves from the Liston every day, practically “on the hour”. This is great fun for all the family, and should not be missed.

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.

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!.

A 'must do' on anyone's list is to 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!

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.

Go hill walking along the many trails

The Spartillas to Ano Perithia via Mount Pantokrator is one of our favourites. Through the hills to the highest peak on the Island and visit the deserted hillside village of Ano Perithea for a delightful lunch in one of the 4 tavernas there along the way. Remember your camera!

Visit another country - Albania!

There are organised day trips to this fascinating country. It is well worth the trip, 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.

Walk along the Liston

and after having selected your café, and waited for a seat, enjoy the atmosphere and take your time, as the children run around the esplanade and the locals parade their newly purchased clothes. This is the place to people watch. The coffees may be a little bit more expensive than in other parts, but the entertainment comes free of charge!

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 off on holiday to Corfu.

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.

Birdwatching

Ornithologists will know about the bird watching area at the Korission lake, where you can see several different species of wading birds, amongst others.

Step back in time and visit Old Perithia

Old Perithia (gr. Palaia Peritheia) is a deserted village. It is located high up, off the main road between Kassiopi and Acharavi. It is strange driving in the mountains, coming across this deserted village with a few sheep and a couple of Tavernas in the middle! Even more interesting, walking around just wondering about those who used to live here. At one time 1,500 people lived in the village, now just 6 people remain tending the local flocks and looking after livestock.

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.

Visit Mouse Island Pontikinissi

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.

The Olive Oil Museum

Why not take a drive to the village of Aghios Matheas and visit the olive oil museum. Corfu is famous for its oil and trees, and the locals are very proud of their oil which is all hand produced. The museum lets you see the whole process of the making of the oil, from the tree right through to the finished product.

A Visit to Lefkimi

Drive down to the second largest town on Corfu, called Lefkimi. Set right at the south of the island, it is like stepping back in time. Drive through the town and head for the river ( Potami ) where you will mingle with the locals and can sit back at one of the cafes or very traditional tavernas and soak up the atmosphere of a real Greek town.

Nearby

Towns

Moriatika 15 mins
Lefkimmi 25 mins
Corfu Town 45 mins

Beaches

Kalami 5 mins
Messonghi 10 mins
Halikounas 25 mins

Airports

Corfu 45 mins
Times are approximate

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