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What Oliver loves…
- There is an outstanding private pool at this villa, topped off with a luxurious jacuzzi, just like a spa!
- There are so many opportunities to soak up the gorgeous sea view around this villa, from the secret terrace spot to the balcony by every bedroom
- Guests staying at this villa get access to a private beach, accessed by a little lane
This extraordinary villa has all the ingredients for a fantastic holiday. From the bubbling Jacuzzi to the piano inside and ping pong table outside, it's a beautiful and inspiring space for families. There are several layers to the property, decorated in sunny ochre, sienna and cream tones. The enormous patio doors open to reveal a sensational and unobstructed view of the Mediterranean deep blue water, above a gorgeous private beach. Access the beach down a discreet, 30m long lane.
The five bedrooms are fresh, minimal and all have private balconies. Elegant double beds dressed in fine linen and fluffy blankets are perfect to sink into at the end of the day. Sweeping drapes frame the large windows that bathe the bedrooms in light. Most bedrooms are decorated in neutral, but one has cheerful ochre walls and a coral en-suite bathroom, kitted out with modern glass and chrome.
Walk through to the airy indoor space, where there are not one but two living rooms. In one, dark grey sofas pop against the sienna walls, while in the larger living room their buttermilk walls and floor to ceiling windows all around to maximise the mesmerising views. An array of leather seating and armchairs create a luxurious space to play games together and unwind.
The kitchen is perfect for whipping up a feast and is equipped with modern appliances, including an oven and microwave. Glossy red worktops add extra style points. The delightfully rustic dining table is the perfect spot to gather for a tasty home-cooked meal or a takeaway from a local taverna. Decorated in buttercup yellow, it's cheerful and has huge windows where you can look out at the view. Stylish pendant lighting hangs from the ceiling. Alternatively, enjoy an alfresco meal on the terrace outside - at night, the villa is illuminated in warm light.
Outdoor living is an important motif at this property. There is ample terrace space around the villa, as well as lush green gardens punctuated with exotic flowers. On the lower level, Mediterranean plants and olive trees conceal a secret terrace spot, perfect for watching spectacular sunsets over the beach.
The infinity pool is paradise personified. Quirky and irregular in shape but enormous in size, it's absolutely perfect for a swim to cool off from the island heat! In one corner, you'll find the famous jacuzzi - take a relaxing soak to melt away any stress and enjoy the spa atmosphere.
What you should know…
- There is a babysitting service available on request at this villa
- At this villa, there is ample parking space for up to six cars - a car would be advisable for getting around the island
- Children should be supervised when using the jacuzzi
- Prices are on request. Please contact our concierge team for a quote.
Ancatha Villa is a stylish 5-bedroom villa located on the Greek island of Corfu. The villa can comfortably accommodate up to 10 people.
- Spacious lounge area
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Dining room with fabulous views over the sea
- Twin bedroom
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath
- Guest toilet
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and balcony
- Master bedroom with en-suite, walk-in wardrobe and balcony
- Double bedroom
- Study area with computer
- Infinity pool
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Gardens with olive trees and Mediterranean plants
- Outside dining area
- Large terrace
- Access to the beach via a private 30 metre path
Ancatha Villa is perfectly situated just 8km north of Corfu Town, yet wrapped in serene nature and close to the beach. Corfu is the second largest of the Ionian Islands and has strong Venetian influence in the architecture around town, as well as Byzantine. Literally translated as 'a pair of peaks', the island has two hills topped with fortresses that once successfully defended the island from the Ottoman Empire. The largest of these hills has a lighthouse with spectacular views over the sea.
The Old Town is a winding network of narrow lanes, filled with Venetian and Neoclassical architecture, painted in sunny yellow and orange - just like the villa. Just off Spianada Square, where locals congregate for coffee and socialising, is the Old Fortress on the site of an acropolis atop a rocky peninsula. Visitors can walk up to the highest point for breathtaking views, passing a small chapel and museum along the way.
Liston Arcade is a lovely spot to explore, full of famous cafes and with a promenade inspired by the Rue de Rivoli in Paris. It is so atmospheric with its graceful archways and is the perfect spot for people-watching with a coffee in hand.
A visit to Gastouri is a popular choice for visitors to Corfu. The village is also known as Acheillio, after the famous summer palace of Empress Sisi of Austria. Located just 30 minutes away, the palace draws intrigue due to its historical and cultural significance. The palace was built in 1898 by an Italian architect and Greek sculptor with inspiration from Greek mythology. Iconic statues of Zeus, Hera and Achilles himself are dotted around the palace, which is surrounded by dazzling gardens and boasts incredible views of the Ionian Sea.
A popular trip from Corfu is to nearby Pontikosini (Mouse Island) where there is a tiny Byzantine monastery surrounded by pine and cypress trees. According to local legend, this is the spot of Ulysses' ship after it was turned to stone by the wrath of Poseidon. The island gets its name as it's said to be the outline of a mouse when you look at it from above.
A beach day is always a good idea in Corfu - and with so many to choose from, you could try a different beach every day! Canal d'Amour is a popular beach in Sidari, the northwest side of the island. This beach has gorgeous sand and turquoise water, but the unique element is the rectangular rock with a gap that you can swim through on a calm day. It's said that couples who swim through together will get married within the year.
A spectacular beach on the west side of the island is Agios Spyriodon - you can drive across the island to reach it. Two-tone, crystalline waters make up the bay, and an endless stretch of golden sand makes up the beach. Many of the beaches have pebbles in this area, so this beach is considered one of the best. The monastery of Agia Ekaterini stands proudly nearby, as well as plenty of coffee shops and restaurants.
Corfu International Airport
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Corfu Ferry Port
One of the largest and greenest of the Ionian Islands, Corfu is far more than its trademark blue-hued seas and sandy coastline. With its UNESCO World Heritage status and unbeatable strolling opportunities, there is no better place to start exploring than the main town and its historic old quarter, where ancient churches, scattered ruins and a handful of museums mean Corfu’s layers of history can be found just about everywhere. And if you’re in need of a cosy abode, take a look at our flawless villas in Corfu.
How to reach Corfu island
There are two ways to get to Corfu island: either by flight or by ferry.
By plane: During April to October, several direct flights arrive to "Ioannis Kapodistrias" Airport from Europe as Corfu is one of the most popular travel destinations in Greece. During these months, the airport also receives many domestic flights every day from Athens and Thessaloniki.
By ferry: Travelling by ferry is the most popular way of transport in Greece. Ferries to Corfu depart from Patra and Igoumenitsa. If you are travelling from Europe, Corfu is easily accessible by ferry from Venice, Bari, Brindisi or Ancona too. You can easily book your tickets using the link below or the search engine - the port you are looking for is "TBC".
A holiday in Corfu is a great choice for families - it's bound to be an exciting and memorable experience! There's plenty for kids to see and do all over the island, from the glorious beaches to interactive, child-friendly museums. At the villa, kids will have a great time showing off their swimming skills in the pool.
Aqualand - one of the best water parks in Europe is right in the centre of Corfu. With a staggering 36 water slides and 15 adventure pools, this water park caters for the whole family. There are lazy rivers, rafting and kayaking galore, and for little ones there are dedicated shallow pools with gentle waterfalls. Daredevils will love the Extreme Zone which has slides with sheer drops and a black hole.
The interactive museum of Corfu's history, Casa Parlante, is bound to impress the most sceptical of kids. Slot the objects displayed into the scenes from history, and watch them enjoy the sensory interaction of sounds, smells and even robotics. It really brings to life what life was like for Corfu's 18th-century nobility.
One of the most spectacular ways to see the island is by horseback. Guided treks are available that wind through charming local villages, picturesque paddocks with sheep and olive groves. New riders will adore cantering through the countryside - watch them fall in love with horse riding.
Marine lovers will enjoy the Aquarium for the chance to get up close and personal with exotic fish, eel and lobsters. It's a great place to cool off from the midday sun. If they are really awestruck, take them on a glass-bottomed boat to see the sea creatures in their natural habitat. Getting to see beneath the waves will be a dream come true!
Of course, children will adore Corfu's stunning beach days - Agios Gordious beach is bound to captivate little ones - swimming in the jade waters, strolling on the sand and building sandcastles.
Locals are very welcoming towards children and are often slipping them little presents and tasty treats, especially in the tavernas. Adventurous kids will love trying out Corfiot cuisine!
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Restaurant
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Table Tennis
- Daily Housekeeping Included
- Changing of Linen and Towels Twice a Week
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Minimum stay||7 nights|
|Internet access?||Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price|
|Security deposit||€2000 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.|
|Other Ts and Cs||Prices and availability are on request. Please contact our concierge team for a quote.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 30th 2022||£18,219|
|Aug 30th 2022 - Apr 28th 2023||£14,461|
|Apr 28th 2023 - May 29th 2023||£13,664|
|May 29th 2023 - Jun 28th 2023||£14,461|
|Jun 28th 2023 - Aug 29th 2023||£18,219|
|Aug 29th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024||£14,461|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 30th 2022||€20,236|
|Aug 30th 2022 - Apr 28th 2023||€16,062|
|Apr 28th 2023 - May 29th 2023||€15,177|
|May 29th 2023 - Jun 28th 2023||€16,062|
|Jun 28th 2023 - Aug 29th 2023||€20,236|
|Aug 29th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024||€16,062|
Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:
|Aug 18th 2022 - Aug 30th 2022||$20,616|
|Aug 30th 2022 - Apr 28th 2023||$16,364|
|Apr 28th 2023 - May 29th 2023||$15,462|
|May 29th 2023 - Jun 28th 2023||$16,364|
|Jun 28th 2023 - Aug 29th 2023||$20,616|
|Aug 29th 2023 - Feb 19th 2024||$16,364|
Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.
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