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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

PHILOXENIA HOTEL, Ermones ***


The Philoxenia Hotel is located on the west coast, only 1 km from Corfu Golf Club. Each of the rooms has a large balcony from which to enjoy the beautiful sunsets and children are catered for with their own playroom and a babysitting service.

There are regular "Greek" nights with folk and traditional dancing held in the pool area and once a week a barbeque is organized for guests with a selection of appetizers.



Address Ermones, Corfu 49100
Phone 26610 94660 / 94090-1
Fax 26610 94092
E-mail pxenia@otenet.gr
Website http://www.hotelphiloxenia.gr/

Open May - October

Rooms 49

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Pool Bar - Outdoor Pool - Children's Pool - Children's Playground - Parking

Room Facilities TV - Fridge - Mini Bar - Room Service - Safety Box

Airport 13km
Port 14km
Beach 80 metres

Thursday, 18 December 2008

CORFU HOLIDAY PALACE, Kanoni *****

Located in Kanoni, 4km from Corfu town and 4 km from the airport, the location is one of outstanding beauty with an elevated panoramic view of the Ionian Sea.

On one side overlooking the picturesque Convent of our Lady Vlacherna, the fully renovated hotel is the only one on the island with a direct view to the famous Mouse Island, the trademark of Corfu island. On the other side, there is a beautiful view of Lake Halikiopoulou and distant hills.

Address Nafsikas St., Kanoni, Corfu 49100
Phone 26610 36540
Fax 26610 36551
E-mail reservations@corfuholidaypalace.gr
Website www.corfuholidaypalace.gr

Open All Year

Rooms 256

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Pool Bar - Outdoor Pool - Indoor Pool - Shops - Casino - Internet Room - Meeting Room - Gym - Wellness Centre - Garage - Parking - Children's Playground - Sea Sports - Tennis - Credit Cards Accepted

Room Facilities TV - Mini Bar - Room Service - Hairdryer

Airport 4 km
Port 6 km
Beach 200 metres

Sunday, 30 November 2008

SAN MARINA HOTEL, Kavos ***


The San Marina Hotel is situated in the resort of Kavos, 40 km south of Corfu Town, located in the centre of the resort, in a wonderful beach setting - the best part of the sandy beach in Kavos - with its own private road.

If you enjoy a social atmosphere and lively surroundings, it is an excellent choice, and is only 150 metres from the nearest shops, pubs and lively discos.


Address Kavos Lefkimmis, Corfu 49080
Phone 26620 61345-6
Fax 26620 61147

Open May - October

Rooms 54

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Pool Bar - Outdoor Pool - Parking - Oudoor Games - Mini Golf - Internet Room - Credit Cards Accepted

Room Facilities TV - Mini Bar - Hairdryer - Room Service - Smoking/No Smoking Rooms

Airport 45 km
Port 2 km
Beach 30 metres

Saturday, 29 November 2008

SUMMERTIME HOTEL APARTMENTS, Sidari **

Located in the Canal D’Amour on the picturesque northern coast of Corfu, surrounded by the area’s most beautiful beaches, Summertime Hotel Apartments offers guests a rich holiday experience with special attention given to the needs of families with children.

The property has received the highest award from both the tour operators they have worked with, the Black Diamond Award from Enterprise and the Gold Choice Award from First Choice.

Address Melitsa Perouladon, 49081 Corfu
Phone 26630 95401
Fax 26630 99212
E-mail info@summertimeapartments.com
Website www.summertimeapartments.com

Open May - October

Rooms 87

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Pool Bar - Outdoor Pool - Children's Pool - Laundry Service - Gym - Wellness Centre - Parking - Suitable for Disabled - Animation - Children's Playground - Tennis - Mini Golf - Credit Cards Accepted

Room Facilities TV - Kitchen - Fridge - Room Service - Safety Box

Airport 32 km
Port 30 km
Beach 100 meters

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

HOTEL TELESILLA, Kontokali **


The Hotel Telesilla is located in Kontokali, just next to the Marina Gouvia. This family-run hotel has been offering its guests their own home made wine and recipes, as well as international dishes. Located just outside Corfu Town, it is convenient both for visits to the town and the beach and nightlife of Gouvia and Kontokali.



Address Nat. Rd. Paleokastritsa, Kontokali, 49100 Corfu
Phone 26610 91820-2
Fax 26610 91194
E-mail info@hoteltelesilla.com
Website www.hoteltelesilla.com

Open February - November

Rooms 33

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Pool Bar - Outdoor Pool - Parking - Internet Corner - Wi-Fi Broadband Internet - Credit Cards Accepted

Room Facilities TV - Fridge - Hairdryer - Safety Box - High-Speed Internet Connection

Airport 5km
Port 4km
Beach 300 metres

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

MALTEZOS HOTEL, Gouvia **

The Maltezos Hotel is a small, family run hotel located in the centre of Gouvia resort only 7 km from Corfu town and offers the perfect base for those who want to be in the heart of things but at the same time have privacy when desired. For nightlife everything is on the hotel's doorstep with bars, clubs and restaurants just around the corner.


Address Gouvia, 49100 Corfu
Phone 26610 91667
Fax 26610 90271
E-mail info@hotelmaltezos.com
Website www.hotelmaltezos.com

Open April - October

Rooms 26

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Bar - Pool Bar - Outdoor Pool - Parking

Room Facilities TV - Fridge

Airport 8km
Port 6km
Beach 250 metres

Thursday, 30 October 2008

PELEKAS COUNTRY CLUB, Pelekas ****

Pelecas Country Club is an 18th century estate converted into a luxury hotel with all modern amenities. The estate is located on grounds covering an area of 50 acres, which totally remove the visitor from the hustle and bustle of modern-day Corfu.

The estate includes the large old summer home, which has now been converted to include the dining room, plus three more buildings which used to house the stables, the olive presses and the warehouses. All have been converted into luxurious living quarters, complemented by uniquely restored period furniture. Most of the furniture dates to the era of British rule over the island and a lot also traces its history to contacts with Florence, in neighbouring Italy. Some of the furniture belonged to royalty who spent summers in Corfu, including the armchair of King George II.


Address Pelekas, 49100 Corfu
Phone 26610 52239 / 52917 -8
Fax 26610 52919
E-mail pelecas@country-club.gr
Website www.country-club.gr

Open April - October

Rooms 10

Hotel Facilities Bar - Outdoor Pool - Tennis - Parking

Room Facilities TV - Kitchen - Fridge - Hairdryer - Room Service - Internet Connection - Safety Box

Airport 8 km
Port 9 km
Beach 3,5 km

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Corfu Golf Club

There are very few golf courses in Greece, but one of them is located on the island of Corfu. If you enjoy playing golf, then you will certainly enjoy playing here. It has been described as "one of golf's best kept secrets in Europe" and featured in the Encyclopaedia of Golf as one the 19 greatest championship courses in continental Europe.

The treelined fairways and the sandtraps combine with the several lakes and meandering streams, to make an attractive picture against a backcloth of high hills. A modern irrigation system keeps the course in perfect condition at all times.

The turf is very good and easy to walk on and every hole on the course provides infinite variety - as well as its own problems. Corfu is a great golf course and its fame is spreading rapidly as golfers come from all over the world to test their skill here.


Saturday, 18 October 2008

SIORRA VITTORIA, Corfu Town *****

This aristocratic mansion, located in the old town of Corfu, dates back to 1823 and was the residence of Loukas Metaxas and his family. Recently, the family decided to renovate the 19th century mansion and convert it into a gorgeous boutique hotel, naming it after their grandmother, Victoria, known by the locals as Siorra Vittoria.

The restorations have preserved the authentic style and the interiors take you back to another era, influenced by the Venetian architecture and Corfu’s cultural heritage.


Address St. Padova 36, 49100 Corfu
Phone 26610 36300
Fax 26610 40777

Open All Year

Rooms 9

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Bar - Meeting Room - Laundry Service

Room Facilities TV - Mini Bar - Hairdryer - Room Service - Internet Connection

Airport 2 km
Port 2 km
Beach 300 metres

Friday, 17 October 2008

Places to Visit in Corfu

Listed here are some places that you might like to visit when you are in Corfu. They do not include the Museums, which are in an earlier post.

OLD FORTRESS
This fortress was built by the Venetians in two stages – the first in the 15th century and the second between the 16th and the 18th centuries. It was finally completed with additions and alterations made by the British. Today, there remain two large bastions, where the names of the Italian engineers Martinengo and Savorgnan can be seen inscribed, along with later British buildings such as the church of St. George, built in 1840 as a basilica.
ACHILLEION PALACE
This wonderful Palace was built for the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth von Wiltelsbach (more familiarly known as Princess Sissy) by the Italian architect Raffaele Carito in 1892. The Empress chose Corfu as her permanent residence because of her love of its natural beauty and its mythology, which she honoured by naming the palace after the hero Achilles and filling the wonderful gardens with statues of Greek gods, philosophers and Muses. The museum houses a collection personal possessions of the Empress and of Kaiser William II.
THE LISTON

With its series of arches forming the western boundary of the Esplanade and designed by Mathieu de Lesseps in 1807, the Liston looks similar to the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. The name Liston comes from the Venetian practice of having a list of noble families in the Libro d’Oro or Golden Book and only those on this list were allowed to promenade here. It is Corfu’s traditional meeting place where people come to read and drink coffee or ouzo at the cafes or watch band or majorette parades as well as religious processions.
LAKE KORISSION
Lake Korission’s lakeshore is lush with reeds and cane, glasswort, poplar, walnut, willow, plane and many other plants and trees which thrive on wetland shores and a very rare orchid – Orchis palustris – is found only here. Wildlife including weasels, foxes, hedgehogs and otters can be seen along with some of Corfu’s rich reptile fauna and many species of birds.

NEW FORTRESS
Standing proudly on the hill of St. Mark, this fortress with its twin bastions offers a glorious view of Corfu Town and the Ionian Sea. Originally built between 1572 and 1645, it has recently been restored and is often used exhibitions, concerts and many other cultural activities. There is a bar/café within the fortress and a gallery offering various publications.

THE ESPLANADE

This mixture of town square and park between the Liston and the Old Fortress offers relief from the packed streets in summer. Near the fountain is the marble Enosis Monument (the word ’enosis’ means ‘unification’), which commemorates the 1864 union of the Ionian islands with the rest of Greece, with intricate carvings representing each of the Ionian Islands. A statue of Ioannis Capodistrias, modern Greece’s first president in 1827, and a native of Corfu, stands at the end of the street that flanks the Esplanade and bears his name. Facing this is the Maitland Rotunda (1816), a memorial to Sir Thomas Maitland who became Britain’s first Lord High Commissioner to Corfu after the island became a British Protectorate in 1814. A bandstand, which is the focus for the Celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Saturday at midnight, offers musical performances throughout the year.

PANTOKRATOR MOUNTAIN

Set at a height of 915 metres above sea level with a 17th century church on its peak. The word Pantokrator means ‘Ruler of Everything’ or ‘Christ, Lord of All’. Farming used to take place on the slopes and you can see the threshing-floors (alonia), the dry stone boundary walls, the stone water cisterns and the isolated buildings from these times scattered over the slopes. The area is now a paradise for walkers and is ideal for jeep safaris with wonderful views and lots of wild flowers. During August, the biggest festival on the island takes place here.

SAINT SPYRIDON CHURCH
St. Spyridon is the patron saint of the island of Corfu and one of the great Saints of Greek Orthodoxy. Thousands of visitors from all over Greece come on pilgrimage every year to this church, which is the most famous on the island.

Built in 1589, it has the island’s tallest campanile, which is similar to that of the San Giorgio del Greci in Venice.

ANGELOKASTRO

This old Byzantine fortress is situated on a cliff top on the northwest shore of Corfu, near to the small town of Krini. The fortress was originally built as an outpost in the 13th century and later, during Venetian rule, it became the Governor’s seat before falling into partial ruin. Remains include a chapel, a shrine and a hermit cell and the grounds offer marvellous views.

PALACE OF ST. MICHAEL AND ST. GEORGE
Standing at the northern end of the Esplanade, this palace was built between 1814 and 1824 to a design by Sir George Whitmore. It has two wings, dedicatd to the Archangel Michael and St. George and the main entrance is fronted by a colonnade in Doric style. It was completely restored in 1994 to host the European Leaders Summit Conference.

OLD PERITHIA
This village was once the wealthy capital of the Municipality of Kassopaion. In the 20th century, the village was mainly abandoned and now, with its stone-built mansions and many churches, it is a ‘living museum’ with only a few people living there in the winter. In July there is a colourful procession here with the icon of the Virgin carried around the village.

IASON AND SOSIPATROS CHURCH
Also known as the Church of St. Jason and St. Sosipatros, this Byzantine church, constructed around 1000 AD on an older church of a monastery, was originally dedicated to St. Andrew. Only a few fragments of the wall frescoes have survived and new icons were painted in the 17th century by the famous Cretan artist Emmanuel Tzanes. Starting in the 1960s the church was restored and is now fully functional.


Tuesday, 14 October 2008

HOTEL AKTI, Perama ***

The hotel is located on the east coast of the island, just south of Corfu Town and all the rooms have verandahs overlooking the famous Pontikonissi or "Mouse Island".

The hotel has its own private beach.


Address Perama Gastouri, 49084 Corfu
Phone 26610 36868 / 30574 / 21053
Fax 26610 36923
E-mail info@corfu-hotelakti.com
Website http://www.corfu-hotelakti.com/

Open June - September

Rooms 57

Hotel Facilities Partial Air Conditioning - Bar - Pool Bar - Outdoor Pool - Parking

Room Facilities TV - Fridge - Safety Box

Airport 6 km
Port 8 km
Beach 10 metres

Thursday, 9 October 2008

North West Corfu

The north west region of Corfu extends over approximately 120 square kilometres and comprises some 60 villages. Most of these were established as a result of the local farmers’ need to be close to their land during the period of the olive harvest, from October to January. The 14,000 inhabitants, like those of the rest of Corfu, are employed in olive cultivation and tourism.

The Afionas peninsula at the north west of the island affords fantastic views towards Ag. Georgios Bay (see photo), with its long sandy beach and crystal clear water, and over the open sea to the Diapontian Islands.

Further down the coast is Angelokastro, a Byzantine fortress, sited on a rock 160m above sea level, surrounded by the sea on three sides with only one narrow passage connecting it to the land.

To the south of Angelokastro you will find Lakones and Paleokastritsa (see photo). Lakones is famed for its Bella Vista, which is said to be one of the best views in the Mediterranean.
Paleokastritsa consists of two large headlands and six coves, and the area's unique combination of lush vegetation, cliffs and sandy beaches has established it as a top-class resort where you will find some of the island's biggest hotels, best restaurants and liveliest bars. The clear, deep sea of the area is a favourite spot for scuba diving and harpoon fishing.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

PARAMONAS HOTEL, Paramonas ***


This is a family hotel, located in the west part of Corfu by one of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches on the island , called Paramonas.

It is mostly recommended for couples and families who prefer to spend their vacation in a quiet place. The hotel overlooks the sea and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and palm trees, thus offering an enjoyable environment to all the guests. The evenings offer a breathtaking view of the sunset.


Address Ag. Mattheos, Paramonas, 49084 Corfu
Phone 26610 76595 - 6
Fax 26610 75686
E-mail info@paramonas-hotel.com
Website www.paramonas-hotel.com

Open April - October

Rooms 22

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Bar - Parking - Children's Playground - Credit Cards Accepted - Suitable for Disabled

Room Facilities TV - Hairdyer - Safety Box

Airport 23 km
Port 25 km
Beach 200 metres

Thursday, 25 September 2008

SPITI PRIFTI, Gouvia ****


The Spiti Prifti Apartments are located in an idyllic and secluded green environment just outside Corfu Town. Nearby is the marina at Gouvia, as well as plenty of nightlife for those that want it. Spiti Prifti has been run by the Prifti family since 1980 and all the apartments have been recently refurbished.


Address Gouvia, 49100 Corfu
Phone 26610 91263 / 91585
Fax 26610 90247
E-mail info@spitiprifti.gr
Website http://www.spitiprifti.gr/

Open May - October

No. of Apartments 20 - 2 Bedrooms each

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Outdoor Pool - Pool Bar - Laundry Service - Entertainment Room - Parking - Credit Cards Accepted

Apartment Facilities Kitchen - Fridge - TV - Hairdryer - Safety Box

Airport 7,5 km
Port 5 km
Beach 400 metres

Sunday, 21 September 2008

MAGNA GRAECIA, Dassia ****


The Magna Graecia hotel complex is situated on the east coast of the island, in the Dassia area, one of the most popular areas of the island. It is surrounded by magnificent grounds with olive trees, fir trees and majestic cypresses all of which go to make up a landscape of rare beauty.



Address Dassia, 49083 Corfu
Phone 26610 93053 / 93056
Fax 26610 93396
E-mail magnagr@ker.forthnet.gr
Website http://www.magnagraeciahotel.com/

Open April - October

No. of Rooms 122

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Outdoor Pool - Pool Bar - Mini Market - Hairdressers - Internet Room - Laundry Service - Meeting Room - Gym - Garage - Parking - Children's Playground - Tennis - Wellness Centre - Credit Cards Accepted

Room Facilities TV - Hairdryer - Fridge - Room Service - Safety Box

Airport 10 km
Port 8 km
Beach 300 metres

Thursday, 18 September 2008

VILLA REGINA, Barbati

Villa Regina is located in Barbati at the foot of Corfu's tallest mountain, Pantocrator, by a beautiful sandy beach. Surrounded by olive groves, there is a path that takes you to the village centre and the beach, about 350 meters away.

In the yard of the villa there is a round table in the shade of the olive trees where you can enjoy a meal or a drink.


Address Barbati, Corfu
Phone 26630 92481 / 91165
Fax 26630 92481

Open All Year

No. of Apartments 2
4 Rooms - 3 bedrooms / 6 beds
3 Rooms - 2 bedrooms / 4 beds

Facilities Parking - Garden - TV - Fully-equipped Kitchen - Washing Machine - Hairdryer - Room Cleaning every 3 Days

Airport 20 km
Port 18 km
Beach 250 metres

Monday, 15 September 2008

ARILLAS STUDIOS, Arillas


Located in the north west of Corfu, Arillas is an idyllic seaside location, one of the most popular locations for the people who are seeking relaxing holidays. It has a sandy beach, with plenty of water sports available.

Nightlife is available, with plenty of bars and restaurants. You may also take a walk on picturesque foot paths through the magnificent local flora to the Arillas summit, where you can enjoy the magnificent sunset.



Address Arillas, 49082 Corfu
Phone 26630 51583
26610 37975
6948 173568 (Mobile)
E-mail info@arillas-studios.com
Website http://www.arillas-studios.com/

Open May - September

No. of Studios 6
1 Room each - 1 Bedroom / 2 Beds

No. of Apartments 2
3 Rooms each - 2 Bedrooms / 4 Beds

Facilities Air Conditioning - Parking - TV - Kitchen - Garden - Room Cleaning every 3 Days

Airport 32 km
Port 30 km
Beach 200 metres

Thursday, 11 September 2008

BELLA VISTA HOTEL, Benitses **


The Bella Vista is a small, charming and friendly hotel, ideal for independent holidaymakers. It has been completely renovated and the basic principle of the owners is to provide excellent value, comfort and fun.

Benitses is a small fishing village on the east coast, just south of Corfu Town. It offers a good choice of restaurants, cafe-bars as well as a yachting marina.


Address Benitses, 49084 Corfu
Phone 26610 72087
Fax 26610 72088
E-mail info@bellavistahotel.gr
Website www.bellavistahotel.gr

No. of Rooms 23

Open April - October

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Internet Corner - Laundry Services - Parking - Pets Allowed - Children's Playground - Sea Sports - Credit Cards Accepted

Room Facilities TV - Fridge - Mini Bar - Room Service - Smoking / No Smoking Rooms

Airport 11 km
Port 13 km
Beach 20 metres

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

CAVALIERI HOTEL, Corfu Town ****


The Cavalieri Hotel is situated in the heart of Corfu Town along with 7 and 8-storied Venetian houses, which circle a large, green esplanade, where cricket is played on some Sundays next to an ornate Victorian bandstand.

The hotel enjoys an uninterrupted view of the sea and an unparalleled vista over the entire town, the fortress, ships far out at sea and even the mountains of Albania.

Originally a 17th century nobleman's mansion belonging to the family of Count Flamburiari, the building was partly bombed during the second World War. The original walls and facade were kept when the Cavalieri was created in 1967. The hotel, which has been completely renovated recently, is open all year around and consists of 5 single, 36 twin and 9 maisonette-style rooms.


Address Kapodistriou 4, 49100 Corfu
Phone 26610 39041 / 39336
Fax 26610 39283

No. of Rooms 48

Open All Year

Hotel Facilities Air-Conditioning - Roof Garden - Credit Cards Accepted

Room Facilities TV - Mini Bar - Room Service - Hairdryer - Internet Connection
Airport 1 km
Port 1 km
Beach 50 metres

Thursday, 4 September 2008

AKROTIRI BEACH HOTEL, Paleokastritsa ****


Akrotiri is a modern 4 star hotel located in the beautiful area of Paleokastritsa, on the northwest coast of Corfu island - Greece. The combination of the excellent location, the first class hotel facilities and friendly staff, have established the hotel as one of the most enjoyed holiday choices of Corfu.



Address Paleokastritsa, PO Box 28, 49100 Corfu
Phone 26630 41237 / 22227
Fax 26630 41277
E-mail info@akrotiri-beach.com
Website www.akrotiri-beach.com

No. of Rooms 127

Open April - October

Hotel Facilities Air Conditioning - Restaurant - Bar - Pool Bar - Outdoor Pool - Children's Pool - Internet Room - Mini Market - Hairdressers - Parking - Mini Bus - Animation - Children's Playground - Sea Sports - Tennis - Credit Cards

Room Facilities Hairdryer - Refrigerator - Room Service - TV

Airport 21 km
Port 20 km
Beach 10 metres

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