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For something different, delightful and secluded, we are happy to tell you about our friend Philippos’ house. He doesn’t advertise nor rent out commercially elsewhere but feels happy to offer his country home through us. I should point out that we are not tour operators in any sense and, once in Corfu, your contact would be Philippos and the house, maid service etc. is his responsibility. However, for both your peace of mind, and ours, Nico will be around too and you will have his mobile number.

Situated on the south west coast near to Corfu’s large saltwater lake, Korission, the locality has been designated a nature conservation area and bird sanctuary. This area draws local Greeks at the weekend for its superb swimming but is never busy as the location is somewhat tucked away and off the “beaten track.” As a car would be essential, we offer this villa with a small car included in the rental price.

Halikounas does have a few other houses but is sparsely populated and you will not be disturbed by anyone. The hamlet boasts, however, one of the very finest tavernas on the island. Owned and run by a Greek family, the Alonaki is unique, with each table surrounded by vegetation and flowering shrubbery, with waiters tip-toeing down mini garden paths to approach your table. The food is home cooked each day, depending on what was best in the market, and is so famous in its long held reputation that Corfiots travel down especially to eat there. Alonaki’s setting overlooks the tiny fishing cove below with steps down to the private beach. The nearby village of Ag. Matheos (St. Matthew) is no more than 2kms away and has everything you will require – grocers, a doctor’s surgery, butchers, bakers and (honestly!) candle stick makers. Nearby, you’ll find the ancient caves of a Palaeolithic settlement to explore and the ruins of a Byzantine fortress (if you’re lucky enough to there at the right time, the fort hosts wonderful outdoor concerts). The least developed part of the island, this area provides plenty of opportunities for gorgeous picnics and long walks.
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The villa was very peaceful and met our needs tremendously. We would return. Thanks very much for organising everything. The holiday was very good and enjoyed by all.
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Tricky to find the first time (but well sign-posted with Philippos’ hand-carved signs), at the end of a farm road, the villa is isolated by the island’s oldest olive groves and vineyards, with no other houses visible. The surrounding private gardens, enclosed by lockable gates, are well planted with various species and are wild enough for the children to play and hide to their hearts’ content, searching for the resident tortoises and geckos.

Villa Kissos has a compact, above-ground pool approximately 1 meter deep and 3 metres in diameter. Parents can rest safely nearby in a hammock under the tree or turn their hand to cooking lunch on the barbecue. At the end of the garden is Phillipos’ and Mary’s orchard and they would be quite happy for you to pick your own breakfast of sun-ripened grapefruits, apples, pears and figs.

The island’s most spectacular beaches are yours for the taking but a short stroll away, across the dunes – truly white golden sands and crystal clean blue seas. A car would be a necessity for this holiday but Villa Kissos is not as cut off as it might appear – for example, the nightlife of Moraitika or fish tavernas of Boukari, on the eastern coast, are only 7 kms away as this is the narrowest part of the island (see map of Corfu). St. George is 12 kms away, with its Jetskis and paragliding and magnificent boat trip to Paxos and you are well situated to discover much of the island’s beauty.

The villa is encircled on three sides by an ivy-clad, covered verandah – Kissos means ivy in Greek – and the house is spacious enough for six people without treading on each other’s toes. The huge family room and open plan kitchen are very well equipped, cool and roomy and there is a fireplace for those early or late bookings, when the evenings may turn chilly. The furniture is traditional Corfiot country style and you’ll find paintings and personal touches all around you as well as a television and hi-fi system.

All the windows are fitted with mosquito screens and everything has been arranged with maximum comfort in mind. Downstairs the master bedroom has an ensuite marble bathroom, and there is the spacious twin room and a further family bathroom with bath tub. The upstairs loft twin bedroom is a particular favourite with children. All bedlinen and towels are provided (not beach towels).

This is a very special, very private house that is beautifully maintained by the owners – please do not hesitate to call us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you in due course.
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To make a booking or enquire about availability, please contact us:
Tel: 0208 8960 5286
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