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What Oliver loves…
- We love that Kerkyra Estate has a sustainable philosophy, with farm to fork organically grown fruit and veg, free range chicken and eggs, homemade olive oil, sourcing with a five kilometre radius, and recycling where possible
- The estate is idyllic, imagine staying in an eighteenth century property, surrounded by ancient olive groves, with uninterrupted sea views, it is the ultimate Corfiot Elysian Fields
- The property has been and lovingly restored, with meticulous attention to detail, and the most exquisite subtle sophisticated interiors
- The cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, handmade on the premises is a foodie delight, enjoy it whilst you are there, take a bottle home with you
Stay in sustainable luxury when you chose the idyllic Kerkyra Estate to rest awhile. This extraordinary property has to be seen to be believed, lying on the east coast of the beautiful Greek island of Corfu, this gated estate is set in ancient olive groves, surrounded by a backdrop of dramatic mountains, and panoramic views over the azure waters of the Ionian Sea. The property was originally an eighteenth century Venetian merchant’s family estate, that has been lovingly restored into the most serene nine ensuite bedroom, escape from it, all holiday destination.
Kerkyra Estate can comfortably accommodate up to eighteen guests on this sprawling property, and is tailor-made for a large family gathering, or a group of friends’ sharing. The estate is set in ten acres of Corfiot countryside, populated with mature trees, green grass lawns, an olive press, a farm to fork organic garden, fruit orchards, free range chickens for your breakfast eggs, a private chapel, incredible sea views, an infinity swimming pool, and the beach just a five minute walk away. Kerkyra Estate is built out of original traditional local stone over one or two storeys, with a centrepiece manor house, surrounded by out buildings that make up the nine emperor suite bedrooms. The property comes with plenty of private parking, complimentary air conditioning, and Wi-Fi throughout, including the extensive grounds. The calm, graceful interiors complement the exterior, retaining the original stone walls and arches, furnished in contemporary minimalist chic, and decorated with crisp clean whites, and subtle soothing earth tones.
The living space is set in the original olive press room, furnished with sophisticated white L-shaped sofas, and natural wood coffee tables. There is an elegant dining set, with a long wooden table with upholstered chairs and an antique bureau, ideal for some discerning entertaining. A fully equipped professional kitchen has all the appliances you will need to cater for your holiday, and by arrangement a private chef and a dedicated team of staff, can cook all of your meals using the estate’s own grown organic produce. There is an office with facilities, a two loo guest cloakroom, and a library and television room for your entertainment, The nine huge bedrooms are homed in the various original out buildings, giving every couple a sense of privacy and their own space. Each are charmingly named after their original purpose, and are exquisitely furnished with emperor size beds, unique artefacts, and ultra-modern ensuite bathrooms, some with freestanding baths, and all with complimentary LA-EVA toiletries. The two storey Honeymoon Residence, has its own seating, and dining area, and ensuite bedrooms.
The grounds are simply magnificent, ten acres of ancient olive groves with its own press, home to indigenous trees and shrubs, flowers in season, an organic garden and greenhouses, fruit trees, free range chickens, and manicured lawns, all set in the hillside with stunning Ionian Sea views. Take the path down to the infinity sea view swimming pool, surrounded by sun loungers, and billowing white curtained soft seating areas with panoramic vistas, the perfect place to sip a cocktail at sunset. Enjoy a game of ping pong on the terrace, and watch your favourite films alfresco on the projector screen as the stars begin to shine.
What you should know…
- All the beds in the nine bedrooms are Emperor size beds, fabulous size for couples – there are no twin beds
- The estate is ideal for hosting events, including weddings, anniversary celebrations, corporate events, art exhibitions, and concerts
- There is a concierge team that can arrange anything from private chef and personal trainer, to travel plans and yacht hire
The idyllic 10 acre gated the idyllic Kerkyra Estate has 9 ensuite bedrooms with emperor size bedrooms and 100m² outdoor swimming pool.
- Olive Press Room: – indoor seating and dining
- Professional kitchen – fully equipped and dining facilities
- Cloakroom – 2 WCs, hand basins, seating
- Pergola Room – Emperor bed, ensuite bathroom
- Gate Room – Emperor bed, ensuite bathroom
- Seaview Suite – Emperor bed, ensuite bathroom
- Garden Suite– Emperor bed, ensuite bathroom, dressing room
- Ionian Suite – Emperor bed, ensuite bathroom, dressing room
- Orchard Room – Emperor bed, ensuite bathroom
- Chapel Suite- Emperor bed, ensuite bathroom
- Honeymoon Residence: 100m2 – Ground floor: hall, seating area, dining room, bedroom with Emperor bed. First floor: Emperor bed, ensuite bathroom, dressing room
- Office - desk, furniture, computer
- Gardens and grounds: 100msq infinity swimming pool, extensive grounds populated with mature trees and olive groves, lawns, sun loungers, pergola soft seating, sea views
- Additional services by arrangement: spa, personal training, yoga, personal wine storage, personalised menus, event management, boat hire
- Wi-Fi: including the grounds
- Football table
- Ping pong table
- Projector screen for showing films
- TV Room
LocationAbout the surrounding area of Kerkyra Estate
The Kerkyra Estate is a ten acre property nestled into the hillside above the quaint village of Messonghi, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. Located on the east coast of the Greek island of Corfu, the estate is just a five minute walk to the nearest village. The property is a scenic half hour drive from the international airport of Ioannis Kapodistrias, along the island’s coastline. If you are island hopping, there are two ports in Corfu town, and a twenty kilometre journey to your destination. In the village you will find supermarkets stocked with provisions to cater for your holiday, and local tavernas where you can enjoy traditional Corfiot dishes, most especially freshly caught seafood by the seashore. The estate comes with a concierge service that can arrange anything from private tours and boat trips, to your own chef, and in-villa spa treatments.
Messonghi is the nearest beach, a short one hundred metre, five minute walk away, with its white pebbles and crystal clear waters. Corfu has two hundred and seventeen kilometres of coastline, which is populated with beautiful organised beaches, including the recommended Chalikouna, Alonaki Bay, Halikouna, Paleokastritsa, Glyfada, and most notably St George’s in the south, with the longest sandy beach, and fabulous facilities. Don’t tell anyone, but do visit the secret beach of Arkoudillas, on the southern tip of the island. For those who want to keep fit the island offers a whole host of activities, including hiking, mountain biking, cycling, yoga, walking tours, snorkelling and scuba diving, horse riding, water rafting, sailing, and an international golf course too.
Corfu is steeped in ancient and modern history, with ruins and temples two thousand years old, medieval fortifications, Byzantine fortresses, Venetian palaces, Greek Orthodox cathedrals, churches, and monasteries, and museums galore. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Corfu old town is well worth a visit. The old town dates back to before the time of Greek myths, with thousands of years of history, Venetian architecture, French influences, and English rule, and only a thirty minute drive from the villa. Follow the ancient winding streets to discover fortresses and palaces, Byzantine and Archaeological museums, destination squares, thirty seven churches and a cathedral, souvenir shops, and a whole host of inviting restaurants, cafes, and bars. Visit Achilleion Palace, once the summer home of Sisi, Elizabeth, Empress of Austria, take a trip to Mon Repos Palace, the summer residence of the King of Greece, and birthplace of Prince Philip, or see the home made famous by Gerald Durrell’s My Family and Other Animals. For the twitchers, the protected Korission Lagoon near the south coast village of Agios Matteos is a must, with over a hundred and twenty bird species and some notable butterflies set in sand dunes, its nature’s paradise.
Get a taste of Corfu with an olive oil or wine tour, sample the delights, then take some home with you. If it’s nightlife you are after, many of the beach clubs offer after sundown sets, top of the list is Pazuzu Club in Glyfada, or Fabrica at Acharavi. Party until dawn at the holiday hot spot destinations of Sidari, Acharavi or Kavos, or take a gamble at the Corfu Casino. Venture a few kilometres north to Benitses Bay, where you can take daily boat trips, cruise along the shore, or island hop to Paxoi and Antipaxoi, tiny islets in the Ionian Sea.
Corfu International Airport
(21 km )
|Nearest Ferry Port||
Port of Corfu
(23 km )
(400 m )
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".
KidsBest Suited For: All Ages
There’s loads for kids to do and see when you holiday on the island of Corfu, Starting with the property, and your own private infinity swimming pool, and as there’s no set hours they can play and splash all day. Your older children will love playing on the ping pong and table football, and enjoy watching their favourite films on the alfresco projector. The nearest beach of Messonghi is just five minutes away, with its white pebbles, and crystal clear water that makes it great for snorkelling, lots of family friendly cafes and restaurants, and local boat trips around the bay. Other recommended family-friendly beaches are Paleokastritsa, near the old fortress, Agios Gordios on the west coast next to a church, and Glyfada, Nissaki and Ipsos beaches, for being organised and offering great facilities.
All the family will enjoy a day out to the Aqualand Corfu Water Park, where they can slip down the forty nine different slides, splash in pools, jump in the jacuzzi, and play video games. Your daredevil offspring will be thrilled with a day out at Sidari Watersports, where they can parasail across the complex. For those seeking adventure, your kids can try their sea legs wakeboarding, water skiing, or stand up paddleboarding, and if they don’t take to the water, there’s a whizz around the island Vespa tour. In the Corfu Aquarium your children will love spotting fifty species of the local fish. For the more adventurous, don their walking boots and go Radar Hiking where they can discover, just like Gerald Durrell, author of My Family and Other Animals, the flora and fauna of the island. If you don’t fancy walking, take a Jeep or Quad Bike Safari across off-road terrain, and stop at authentic villages, where you can learn about Corfu culture and traditions.
All aboard the daily boats from Benitses Bay, superb for a swim and snorkel in the sea, and a barbeque on board. Charter your very own private yacht for a family fun lazy day at sea, just ask the on-site concierge, and they’ll arrange it all for you. Take the kids to Corfu town, where they can climb ancient fortifications, explore Byzantine and Venetian castles, stroll through the public gardens, listen to bands at the music pavilion, and play cricket on the English pitch in the old square. Visit many of the museums, including the unique Banknote Museum, displaying Greek money from coins to the Euro, and the Doll Museum in the Casa Palante, which brings traditional Corfu society to life. And if all that gets too tiring, hop aboard the city bus tour for a sample of all the major sites and sights!
Kids Activities Close-by
- Beach Nearby
- Walk to Beach
- Walk to Village
- Walk to Restaurant
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Historical Sites
- Table Tennis
- Catering Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
- Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
- Yoga Classes Available
- Spa Treatments Available
- Transfers Available
- Catering Available
- Chef/Cook Available
- Maid Service Available
At Oliver’s Travels, we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to travel services, 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
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!
|Security deposit||Non stated|
Terms & Conditions
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||Non stated|
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, included in rental price|
|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.|
|Internet access?||Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. 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|
|Smoking Allowed?||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, personal 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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|May 31st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||£23,000|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 9th 2023||£35,395|
|Sep 9th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023||£29,906|
|Sep 30th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023||£20,236|
|Nov 11th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||£13,800|
|Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024||£20,236|
|May 18th 2024 - Jun 6th 2024||£25,300|
|Jun 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024||£36,355|
|Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||£29,906|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024||£22,916|
|Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024||£20,236|
|Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 1st 2024||£13,800|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|May 31st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||€24,990|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 9th 2023||€38,458|
|Sep 9th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023||€32,494|
|Sep 30th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023||€21,987|
|Nov 11th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||€14,994|
|Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024||€21,987|
|May 18th 2024 - Jun 6th 2024||€27,489|
|Jun 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024||€39,501|
|Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||€32,494|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024||€24,899|
|Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024||€21,987|
|Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 1st 2024||€14,994|
Prices based on an occupancy of 16 people:
|May 31st 2023 - Jul 1st 2023||$26,828|
|Jul 1st 2023 - Sep 9th 2023||$41,286|
|Sep 9th 2023 - Sep 30th 2023||$34,883|
|Sep 30th 2023 - Nov 11th 2023||$23,604|
|Nov 11th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||$16,097|
|Mar 30th 2024 - May 18th 2024||$23,604|
|May 18th 2024 - Jun 6th 2024||$29,510|
|Jun 6th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024||$42,406|
|Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||$34,883|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Oct 19th 2024||$26,730|
|Oct 19th 2024 - Nov 9th 2024||$23,604|
|Nov 9th 2024 - Dec 1st 2024||$16,097|
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.
Can't wait to return!
The Kerkyra Estate Experience starts the moment the gates open to let you drive to the front entrance. You are welcomed like a long lost family member and made to feel right at home! I couldn't stop taking photos as every time the light changed the buildings, arches, plants, trees, etc looked more beautiful. Dedicated to sustainability and organic gardening the food is grown on the estate whenever possible or sourced locally. Simple and delicious Greek cuisine! I enjoyed my stay so much especially the infinity pool, the views and the staff who did so much to make me feel at home.
We had the most wonderful week at Kerkyra Estate in July '22 for our wedding. The estate is truly tranquil, has photographic potential at every turn, with sublime sunrise and sunsets. Credit to Chryssa and team for restoring Kerkyra to maybe even better than its former glory. A high spec whilst keeping the character of the estate in tact. This is a place that will age beautifully if cared for as it is today.
The in-house team are very hard working and were available at any time for questions which we really did appreciate. Liliana specifically is a super talented chef! Kerkyra gave us an unforgettable experience and once in a lifetime memories our family will never forget.
Great memories made
We had an amazing time at the Kerkyra Estate staying for the Beaches of Corfu week in June. Kerkyra is a traditional 18th century Venetian estate incorporating a central manor house enclosed in a courtyard by numerous buildings which contain the various spacious bedroom suites.
The vast outdoor space has olive groves and breath-taking views over the hills and Ionian Sea while the infinity pool will help you rest and recuperate.
Chryssa is a wonderful host and her team took care of us with delicious meals and curated excursions to a variety of amazing local beaches.
We will cherish the memories of our special time at Kerkyra.
A beautiful holiday villa, in a beautiful part of Corfu. I have stayed here twice and highly recommend it. The rooms are huge, with large shower rooms and gorgeous views over the garden towards the sea. The Olive press is an amazing room with views over the hills and sea. We enjoyed delicious meals cooked by Liliana.
The closest beach is only a 5 minute walk away, together with the bars and restaurants of Messonghi.
We stay every year!
We stay at Kerkyra at least once a year. Its a place where time can stand still and quality time be spent with family.
The facilities and services are what you'd expect for a place like this - their chef is phenomenal and truly introduces you to delicious Corfiot cuisine although she can turn her hand to anything you request.
The space is perfectly designed. I felt close and connected to my family but at the same time able to have my own space. I found it hugely child friendly and my children were able to explore the grounds and farm safely.
All in all, if you have the opportunity to stay here - you must!
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