Empress Sissi

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 7 Bathrooms: 5

Overview

Pool
Wow Factor
Modern Self-Catered Ideal for Kids Walk to Beach Walk to Village

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Corfu’s Empress Sissi is a luxury seven-bedroom villa that certainly impresses. The extensive villa is in an idyllic and quiet spot between the sleepy fishing villages of Perama and Benitses, and is only a short 9km drive from Corfu’s culture-packed old town. Perfect for families or groups of friends, this villa – although one building – is divided between three different areas, offering that bit of extra privacy while also ensuring everyone can be together at the same time. It’s set in beautifully landscaped grounds – with century-old cypress trees, olive trees, fruit trees and flower gardens – and features a sun-lounger-dotted infinity pool that overlooks the glistening Ionian Sea below.

If that wasn’t enough, there’s also a yoga and fitness area, as well as a table tennis table, football nets, darts, beach rackets and volleyball. There’s also a variety of board games – ideal for those family entertainment evenings in. When you’d like to go exploring, Benitses village is a short 1km walk away where you can find a sandy beach with a variety of watersports on offer like parasailing, snorkelling and scuba diving. Around this coastal village, there are also shops, restaurants and local cafes. You could rent a small boat and explore the more secluded parts of the rugged coastline.

When you get back to the villa from an action-packed day, you can enjoy cooling air conditioning. Built in traditional Corfu style, with a modern twist, Empress Sissi can sleep up to 14 people and has five bathrooms with walk-in showers, three relaxing living rooms with dining areas and three fully-equipped kitchens, too. There’s also terraces and balconies, where you can sit and relax and enjoy those Ionian Sea views, and plenty of spots for alfresco dining. For a stress-free experience, the villa’s also equipped with washing machines, bed and bath linen and free toiletries.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Although this villa is one building, it is split into three apartments, each with its own access – perfect for groups or for three-generations family holidays!
  • We highly reccommend hiring a car when staying in Empress Sissi, since the access to the villa is through one of the main roads of the island, where the walking path is not very visible
  • The exterior grounds are immense; one of the alfresco dining area is next to the pool area, where there is access to a fridge, and it is good to note that the access is through a set of stairs from the main building

Property Features

Self-Catered Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Beachfront

The Villa

Empress Sissi is a truly impressive property, with amazing sea views and lots of space. With seven bedrooms, even though it is only one building, it is divided into three self-contained apartments, the villa accommodates up to 14 guests.

Ground floor (own entrance)
- Open-plan living and dining space with outdoor access to a furnished veranda and garden
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom

First floor
Residence I (own entrance)

- Open-plan living and dining space with outdoor access to a furnished veranda
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and outdoor access with stairs to pool
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom with balcony
- Family shower room
 
Residence II (own entrance)
- Open-plan living and dining space with outdoor access to a furnished veranda
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Master bedroom with en-suite shower room and outdoor access with stairs to pool
- Double bedroom
- Twin bedroom with balcony access
- Family shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Swimming pool (9x5.5m; 1.55m depth) with Starlit Fiber Optic
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Bar with fridge and coffee machine
- Gas barbecue
- Alfresco dining area on first floor veranda
- Alfresco dining area on pool deck
- Seating areas
- Garden and lawn
- Playground with numerous sports activities: football, volleyball, basketball, beach rackets, badminton, table tennis

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Bluetooth connectivity to villa speaker system
- Flat screen television
- Netflix
- CD Player
- Dishwasher
- Iron
- Hairdryer
- Garage
- Air-conditioning
- Books
- Fridge with ice maker
- Nespresso machine
- Ceiling fans in bedrooms
- Washing machine
- Iron and board
- Board games
- Safe deposit box
- Water cooler
- Security/Alarm System
- Complimentary toiletries
- Pool towels
- Playstation 4 in Residence II
- Mosquito nets
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Empress Sissi
Walk to Beach Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Empress Sissi is near the charming Greek village of Benitses on the island of Corfu. It’s about 14km south of Corfu Town. The village is quiet and laidback, with a few local tavernas, bars and cafes, and there are a couple of Blue Flag Beaches that are ideal for swimming, snorkelling or simply relaxing. You can wander the village’s cobbled streets or sip cold coffee while looking out over the sea here. The villa is only 2 minutes from Achilleon Palace, where the legendary Empress spent her time in this paradisiacal island.

The centre of Corfu is about a 20-minute drive from Benitses. In Corfu Old Town, you can explore the Venetian-style neoclassical architecture. Walk along the cobbled streets between the pastel-coloured and bougainvillea-draped houses, browse for one-of-a-kind souvenirs in the boutique shops or visit the hidden gardens. To the west, there’s also a fortress with fantastic views over the harbour. Corfu is also known for its friendly tavernas serving everything from Moussaka to Souvlaki. Sample imported beer, get your fill of pastries and delicious fresh pies at one of the charming bakeries or head to one of the sun-soaked beaches – there are plenty to choose from.

Venturing further afield, you could drive one hour north to Sidari. This charming Greek village is bursting with classic charm. There are more powder-soft sand beaches here, as well as welcoming tavernas and a nearby water park. The coastline is studded with secluded coves that are made for exploring, and there’s also a lively nightlife scene with bars, pubs and clubs. For a fun day trip, you can hop on a boat and traverse the coastline. Most trips stop for swimming and snorkelling.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Corfu Airport

(9km)

Nearest Town/City Corfu

(9km)

Nearest Village Benitses

(1km)

Nearest Restaurant Kaiser Bridge Restaurant

(800 m)

Nearest Beach Faliraki Beach

(300 m)

Nearest Supermarket Benitses Minimarket

(1.5 km)

The Island/Getting There

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. 

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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".

Book your ferry tickets to Corfu here >>

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Besides the showcase main old town in Corfu and a handful of museums, there are plenty of sandy beaches, scuba diving centres and sleepy villages – perfect for keeping children entertained.

When the little ones have had their fill of splashing about in your villa’s private pool, they can keep themselves entertained by playing table tennis or one of the many games available at the villa. There are a few sets of steps to reach the garden and pool deck, so it is important to supervise the little ones at all times. Alternatively, you can walk to the nearest sandy beach for calm, crystal-clear waters – perfect for snorkelling and swimming.

For exploring the beautiful natural surrounds, there are plenty of walking trails. You could also hire a mountain bike or join a horse riding tour. Boasts usually leave Corfu to discover the coves, caves and rugged coastline, or you could head to the nearby water park for a fun family day out.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Beachfront

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Welcome hamper

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 transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.
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!

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit Guests may be required to present a credit card as security deposit and charged on departure for any damage or losses incurred during their stay.
Arrival time 2pm
Departure time 10am
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.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Internet access? The property has complimentary Wi-fi connection. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Minimum stay 7 nights during July and August, 3 nights otherwise
Changeover day Flexible
Pets welcome? Not allowed
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.
Other Ts and Cs Please note that on occasions, in Greece, extremes in weather can cause water and/ or electric supply to be cut or reduced. Services are normally restored as soon as possible.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 26th 2021 - - - £6,270
Apr 26th 2021 - May 3rd 2021 £3,583 £4,874 £6,164 £8,360
May 3rd 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 £3,225 £4,387 £5,548 £7,524
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 £3,285 £4,468 £5,651 £7,664
Jul 1st 2021 - Aug 1st 2021 - - - £11,704
Aug 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 - - - £11,704
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 £3,225 £4,387 £5,548 £7,524
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 31st 2021 £2,329 £3,168 £4,007 £5,434
Dec 31st 2021 - Feb 28th 2022 - - - £5,434
Feb 28th 2022 - Mar 31st 2022 - - - £5,434
Mar 31st 2022 - Apr 25th 2022 - - - £6,270
Apr 25th 2022 - May 2nd 2022 £3,583 £4,874 £6,164 £8,360
May 2nd 2022 - May 31st 2022 - - - £7,524
May 31st 2022 - Jun 30th 2022 £3,285 £4,468 £5,651 £7,664
Jun 30th 2022 - Jul 31st 2022 - - - £11,704
Jul 31st 2022 - Aug 31st 2022 - - - £11,704
Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 £3,225 £4,387 £5,548 £7,524
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 16th 2022 £2,329 £3,168 £4,007 £5,434

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 26th 2021 - - - €6,773
Apr 26th 2021 - May 3rd 2021 €3,871 €5,161 €6,452 €9,030
May 3rd 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 €3,484 €4,645 €5,806 €8,127
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 €3,548 €4,731 €5,914 €8,278
Jul 1st 2021 - Aug 1st 2021 - - - €12,642
Aug 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 - - - €12,642
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 €3,484 €4,645 €5,806 €8,127
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 31st 2021 €2,516 €3,355 €4,194 €5,870
Dec 31st 2021 - Feb 28th 2022 - - - €5,870
Feb 28th 2022 - Mar 31st 2022 - - - €5,870
Mar 31st 2022 - Apr 25th 2022 - - - €6,773
Apr 25th 2022 - May 2nd 2022 €3,871 €5,161 €6,452 €9,030
May 2nd 2022 - May 31st 2022 - - - €8,127
May 31st 2022 - Jun 30th 2022 €3,548 €4,731 €5,914 €8,278
Jun 30th 2022 - Jul 31st 2022 - - - €12,642
Jul 31st 2022 - Aug 31st 2022 - - - €12,642
Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 €3,484 €4,645 €5,806 €8,127
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 16th 2022 €2,516 €3,355 €4,194 €5,870

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 14th 2021 - Apr 26th 2021 - - - $8,097
Apr 26th 2021 - May 3rd 2021 $4,627 $5,918 $7,208 $10,795
May 3rd 2021 - Jun 1st 2021 $4,164 $5,326 $6,487 $9,716
Jun 1st 2021 - Jul 1st 2021 $4,242 $5,424 $6,607 $9,896
Jul 1st 2021 - Aug 1st 2021 - - - $15,113
Aug 1st 2021 - Sep 1st 2021 - - - $15,113
Sep 1st 2021 - Oct 1st 2021 $4,164 $5,326 $6,487 $9,716
Oct 1st 2021 - Dec 31st 2021 $3,008 $3,847 $4,685 $7,017
Dec 31st 2021 - Feb 28th 2022 - - - $7,017
Feb 28th 2022 - Mar 31st 2022 - - - $7,017
Mar 31st 2022 - Apr 25th 2022 - - - $8,097
Apr 25th 2022 - May 2nd 2022 $4,627 $5,918 $7,208 $10,795
May 2nd 2022 - May 31st 2022 - - - $9,716
May 31st 2022 - Jun 30th 2022 $4,242 $5,424 $6,607 $9,896
Jun 30th 2022 - Jul 31st 2022 - - - $15,113
Jul 31st 2022 - Aug 31st 2022 - - - $15,113
Aug 31st 2022 - Sep 30th 2022 $4,164 $5,326 $6,487 $9,716
Sep 30th 2022 - Oct 16th 2022 $3,008 $3,847 $4,685 $7,017

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Reviews

  • The most amazing sparkling pool

    Posted by JE on 19/11/2019

    The Empress Sissi is perfect for large family groups as divided into 3 separate apartments / suites, each having their own kitchen and sitting room. This means it's perfect for three families as you aren't always on top of each other. The beds were comfortable with nice bedding and the hosts had really thought of everything. The highlight was the pool area which was a fabulous design with little lights that sparkle at night. It's at the back of the house, up a staircase. There was everything you needed including a bar. The benefit of this is for those with children as it's not just on the patio and you can keep them out of it if you want. Benitses itself is a cute little town with a marina and some nice traditional restaurants. You still see the locals sat in the street. The beach is easily accessible from the house, but it's across a main road. The owner's hospitality was beyond expectations, he's around if you need him but not intrusive. The welcome hamper was generous. Would definitely recommend Empress Sissi

  • One of the best

    Posted by AG on 05/09/2019

    This was one of the best luxury villas we have stayed in, with 3 inter-connected units that provided our extended family with the perfect balance of togetherness and privacy. It also had an amazing pool, great not just to cool off during the day but also for hanging out at night, with endlessly fascinating lights that danced in the water like stars. The place was sparkling clean and super well stocked with everything we could possibly need and more, even including some frozen meals cooked by the landlord Petros’ mother!

    Petros speaks English fluently and was very friendly and helpful, taking us from and to the airport even as our flights kept changing, giving us great suggestions for sightseeing and restaurants and helping to arrange a really enjoyable trip on a private sailboat. The villa is centrally located minutes from the main town of Kerkira, and a reasonable drive to all the best beaches, villages and other places worth visiting across Corfu, so we were able to see and do a lot while still getting a lot of rest and recreation.

    We would happily return to this villa the next time we are in Corfu.

  • Perfect for extended family or large group

    Posted by JM on 13/06/2019

    As we were the first family to stay in the newly revamped villa I feel an obligation to do a slightly longer review than normal.

    Location:
    The villa is 15 minutes south of the airport (10 mins no traffic, 20 mins at rush hour) so perfect for pick-ups if your group is arriving on different flights. It sits on the east coast overlooking the sea and just outside Benitses which just happens to be one of the nicest villages we visited, with a small beach, lots of life and plenty of shops and great tavernas. The best beaches are on the west side but our favourite was only a 26 min drive along an easy road door to sand.

    The villa:
    It has seven bedrooms but is actually divided into three self contained apartments each with their own kitchen and living space. Two apartments are mirror images and contain three beds and two bathrooms. The third is a one bed apartment. You can open it up to be one huge villa or separate into three if different members of your group want privacy so wonderfully flexible.

    The pool:
    This is a highlight. We were the first to use it but the whole pool area is simply stunning. The pool is just the right size for a decent swim and equally perfect for playing or relaxing. It is set in a stone terrace with open shower, really comfortable sunbeds, plenty of shades and a separate sundeck. There is also a dining table on the terrace if you want to eat there. The terrace itself is elevated at the rear of the villa with commanding views over the sea towards the Greek mainland. Simple heaven.

    Amenities:
    There are lots. Parking for I would say four cars. A outdoor but shaded balcony with two more dining tables, BBQ, fully equipped kitchens, TVs, air conditioning, games console, electric piano. Bedrooms and bathrooms are all lovely with classy toiletries and towels provided.

    Internet:
    Fast enough to stream a HD movie but the great thing about it is the mesh wifi which means you can wander around the whole property and even out to the pool area and your device will keep connecting to the nearest wifi point.

    Security:
    The property is gated which is probably all you need to know - but each apartment also has high security locks and there are safes in each too.

    The owner:
    Saved the best until last. Petros has invested significantly in the property and clearly takes a pride in his service and really wants you to have a good time. He is really trying to make sure guests have the perfect holiday and you can tell each visitor experience will be better than the one before as he continues to make improvements. He is not at all intrusive but when he advertises 24/7 concierge service that is what he means. I communicated with him via Facebook Messenger and he usually responded within a few minutes, with help and advice or offers to book restaurants etc etc. No problem was too small. Our welcome included a well stocked fridge and samples of local delicacies. He even did our first shop for us as we settled. Can't recommend him highly enough.

    Conclusion:
    Having never booked a villa before I don't have anything to compare this experience with but it was perfect for our family of eight

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