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What Oliver loves…
- Villa Kanouli sits amongst lush greenery and is only 150 metres from the lovely Kanouli Beach. This is a continuation of the famous Chalikounas Beach with its exciting watersports and glorious sands
- The villa is contemporary, smart and beautifully appointed. If you have more than four guests, you can use the sofa bed in the games room for two extra
- The villa boasts gorgeous outdoor space with a huge balcony off the master bedroom, landscaped gardens with a children’s playground and gym equipment, a wonderful pool and a lovely alfresco dining area with a barbecue
Villa Kanouli is a contemporary gem, perfect for families and within moments of the tranquil, isolated Kanouli Beach. The famous Chalikounas Beach is only fifteen minutes away boasting a sensational, golden sandy beach, the crystal clear deep blue waters of the Ionian Sea and the natural beauty of the protected Lake Korission. The beach enjoys friendly beach tavernas and organised sections with sun loungers and umbrellas. There is a kite club in the middle section of the beach where you can learn to kitesurf plus other watersports. Visitors enjoy strolling along the full stretch of the 2.5 km beach or taking a wander around the shimmering Lake Korission, looking for wildlife. The closest village to the villa is Agios Matheos. The vibrant Corfu Town is only 22km away. This area of Corfu is authentic and beautiful, the perfect spot for guests looking for a relaxed beach escape.
Villa Kanouli has been beautifully designed with contemporary architecture and materials. It boasts a dazzling white, straight lined exterior and minimalist, modern interiors with neutral colour schemes. The rooms are bright and airy, all drowned in natural light. The villa comes with a smart, open plan living space, two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a basement with games and a sofa bed and wonderful outside space. The spacious living area enjoys comfy sofas, a coffee table, a Smart television and direct access to the pool terrace. The dining area is behind this with its trendy white table and chairs followed by the sleek kitchen, also in dazzling white. The chef in your family will enjoy cooking in this immaculate space.
Upstairs, you will discover a wonderful master double bedroom which comes complete with a stylish kingsize bed adorned with luxury linens, an ensuite shower room and access to a giant private balcony. Here you can enjoy an early morning cup of coffee made with the villa’s Nespresso coffee machine or an early evening glass of chilled white wine while relaxing, mesmerised by the gorgeous views. The second bedroom enjoys comfy single beds which can be made up as a kingsize bed and another fantastic, beautifully tiled ensuite shower room. All of the mattresses are COCO-MAT ensuring you of a perfect night’s sleep!
In the basement you will probably find your children playing on the ice hockey game, PS4 or snuggled on giant floor cushions, bean bags or the sofa bed watching a movie. It is a great space where they can chill out. You are very welcome to use the sofa bed for two extra guests.
The outside space of Villa Kanouli is wonderful. The hilly views and the towering trees at the edge of the garden make you feel totally away from all the stresses of everyday life. Within the villa’s landscaped gardens are lush lawns with a children’s playground including swings and a slide together with some fitness equipment for those that want to burn off some calories after eating some delicious Greek feasts. The pool is fabulous, surrounded by luxury loungers, deck chairs and parasols. Your barbecue masters can enjoy themselves on the high quality barbecue, preparing a meal to be eaten alfresco under a trendy sail canopy. Villa Kanouli makes it very easy to unwind and relax. It is beautiful, generous in size and just a very short stroll from the beach.
What you should know…
- The villa is situated in a beautiful, tranquil area of Corfu. It is perfect for nature lovers and guests looking to totally relax. If you want a buzzing night out, you can head to Corfu Town which is only 22km away
- The access to Kanouli Beach is down a steep staircase on the cliff so it may not be that easy with very young children or with pushchairs
- The villa is next door to another villa but the entrance and grounds are completely separate
- Open-plan living area with smart TV, PS4, dining facilities and access to terrace
- Kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and nespresso machine
- Master double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin and access to a private balcony
- Bedroom with twin/double beds and en-suite bathroom with shower, WC and washbasin
Lower Ground Floor
- Play room with sofa bed
- Private swimming pool
- Sun loungers & parasols
- Covered dining area
- Air conditioning
- COCO-MAT sleep system
- Washing machine
- Iron & board
Villa Kanouli enjoys a fabulous secluded position just 150 metres from the peaceful Kanouli Beach and is surrounded by hills, olive groves and lush greenery. The area is home to many rare birds due to the natural reserve of Lake Korission close by. Kanouli is a continuation of Chalikounas Beach, famous for its watersports, crystal clear water and fine sand.
Chalikounas Beach is one of the most sought after in Corfu. It is on the west coast yet still within easy reach of Corfu Town’s many wonderful attractions. Chalikounas boasts a sensational, golden sandy beach and the natural beauty of the protected Lake Korission. The beach enjoys a couple of beach tavernas, sun loungers and umbrellas and a kite club in the middle section of the beach where you can learn to kitesurf. There are other watersports including stand-up paddleboards and sailing. The closest village to Chalikounas as the crow flies is Agios Georgios South though you have to drive around the enchanting lake. It is a shorter drive to Messonghi. Also close by are Alonaki Beach, Prasoudi Beach, Issos Beach and Agios Gordios Beach. This coastline of golden sand is simply astounding. Kitesurfers enjoy thrilling days on the beaches, particularly Chalikounas Beach. Visitors also enjoy fishing and hiking around the lake. Agios Georgios South enjoys a long sandy beach to the south of Lake Korission and is surrounded by olive groves. It is very laid back and tranquil, perfect for couples, families and those that love nature. It boasts gorgeous sand dunes and easy walks to the saltwater lagoon, a must for wildlife lovers. There are an endless supply of day trips, boat trips and beachside tavernas. Messonghi is another fabulous village with a good selection of restaurants and bars and a few supermarkets and shops.
Lake Korission is a coastal lagoon separated from the sea by the fabulous Chalikounas Beach. The lagoon was created by the sand dunes that cut the lake’s basin off from the sea. The lake is over 5 km long from one end to the other and roughly 1.5 km at its widest. The lake is home to native and migrating birds including seagulls, owls, buzzards, swallows, cormorants and if you are lucky, flamingoes. Bird watchers love this protected wetland with more than one hundred and twenty different bird species. Cycling is very popular to as there are many routes and hidden paths where you can get close to nature and breathe in fresh air.
There are many attractions within very easy reach of the villa. Corfu Town, birthplace of the late Duke of Edinburgh, is one of the most beautiful, graceful and elegant towns in Greece. Corfu Town falls between two great Venetian coastal fortresses and within lies a very modern capital brimming with elegant mansions, magnificent palaces, beautiful squares and no fewer than thirty nine churches including the beautiful Church of Saint Spiridon. The Duke of Edinburgh was born at the fabulous Mon Repos Palace. Next to the palace gardens you will find the calm waters of the Mon Repos Beach. To the north, you will find Faliraki Beach. The town’s stunning architecture has many influences including Sicilian, Venetian, French and English. The entire Old Town is declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, a tightly-packed warren of cobbled winding lanes bursting with lively bars, boutiques and fine restaurants. You will also see timeless alleys with the day’s washing stretching from balcony to balcony, such a pretty scene, especially with colourful bougainvillea draped everywhere. There are also some interesting museums including the Byzantine Museum of Corfu which is housed in a 15th century church. Others are the Museum of Ceramic Art, the D Solomos Museum and the Asian Art Museum.
Close to Corfu Town and north of Gouvia is the magical Kontokali peninsula. The town is named after Christophoros Kontokalis, a sea captain and shipowner who was awarded he estate by the Venetians after his successful participation in the Battle of Lepant. It is definitely worth a visit, as is Gouvia. Gouvia is a charming, former fishing village which is now a modern holiday resort with plenty of amenities for all ages. It boasts a pretty pebble beach and a stunning marina. It also offers many atmospheric restaurants, bars and cafes along the main street of the village. Its 18th century shipyard is still remarkably intact. The views from Gouvia are really stunning with the sparkling Ionian Sea and Corfu Town on the horizon.
Guests staying at Villa Kanouli also enjoy visiting the Achilleion Palace, the residence of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth and the wonderful resort of Benitses. Benitses is wonderfully picturesque old fishing village that has expanded into a buzzy tourist resort. It boasts a bustling, colourful harbour, cobbled alleyways, Roman Baths, a delightful pebble and shingle beach, a vast array of charming restaurants and bars and a fascinating shell museum. The pretty marina is home to roughly two hundred boats and yachts and is a wonderful sight. The marina is lined with some cool and trendy bars as well as some traditional Greek tavernas.
Corfu International Airport
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".
Villa Kanouli is perfect for a family holiday. It offers two bedrooms but also a sofa bed in the games room in the basement that would be perfect for any extra child or two. The villa enjoys a fabulous garden with a children’s play area. It also boasts an excellent swimming pool and is just moment from Kanouli Beach, albeit there is a steep pathway and steps to get there. The beach is very quiet and perfect for swimming and snorkeling. There are so many wonderful beaches in this stunning area of Corfu. Skydi Beach is another secluded wonder located between Prasoudi and Kanouli, just 650 metres from the villa. Prasoudi Beach got its name from ‘Prasoulida’ which is a species of chives that grow on the cliff above the sea. It is a local favourite surrounded by green hills and olive trees. There are a few tavernas offering delicious seafood delicacies. Of course, Chalikounas Beach is the most impressive in the south west of Corfu. The road in takes you past verdant olive groves, citrus orchards and vineyards. Visitors can stop to by fresh fruit, olive oil and delicious house wine. The Gardiki Castle, a 13th century Byzantine castle is also enroute. Children love the dunes, the sand, the lagoon and the beautiful waters of Chalikounas Beach. Brave children can get out on the water on stand-up paddle boards and older ones can try their hand at kitesurfing. The winds on the beach tend to pick up around 16.00 so you will see lots of surfing and sailing equipment coming out then. Issos Beach is often called ‘The Sahara of Corfu’ for its beautiful sands and enormous dunes. It also boasts a watersports centre and enjoys the most amazing sunsets against a backdrop of mountainous dunes.
Children love Aqualand, Corfu’s water park. It is just the place for a thrilling day out and offers a wonderful combination of fun, relaxation and adrenaline. The park caters for all ages and boasts a 350 metre long lazy river, a wave pool, an interactive pool with a rope course and jacuzzi, kayaking, family rafting and extreme slides such as the Double Twister, Catapult, the 12 metre high Kamikaze slides and the Hurricane Twist. In total there are 51 attractions to enjoy. For the very young ones there is a baby pool, a pirate area and the kids fantasy island. You can buy a half day pass, a full day pass, a two day pass or a weekly one.
For a completely different, non-water based day you can head to the majestic Mount Pantokrator. It is the highest peak in Corfu and dominates the island’s northeast region. It boasts the most amazing views of the whole of Corfu Island. On a clear day you can even see Albania and Italy even though Italy is 130km away! You can drive or hike to the mountain top, stopping at traditional Greek villages on the way. The zigzagging mountain road starts halfway between Ipsos and Barbati Beach passing through Spartilas and Strinilas, one of the island’s highest villages. You can enjoy delicious local moscato wine from one of the village’s taverns. If you want to hike to the top you can start at the 14th century village of Old Perithia. It is a 3 hour round trip through thick forests, olive groves and rocky terrain. At the top you can visit the 17th century monastery.
In Corfu Town, children enjoy climbing the walls of the Old Fortress, the Venetian fort built in the 15th century and the New Fortress. The fortresses boast fantastic views of the turquoise waters. Also in Corfu Town, you can take a trip in Kalypso Star, the glass-bottomed boat that leaves the harbour to explore the Ionian Sea’s fascinating marine life. A ten-minute boat trip from Corfu Town takes you to the tiny island of Vidos where you can enjoy feeding the rabbits, seeing the peacocks, swimming and having lunch at the charming taverna.
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Indoor Games
- Outdoor Games
- Fenced Grounds
At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting service
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Energy costs included?||Yes, included in rental price|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, twice weekly linen and bath/pool towel change included in rental price|
|Heating costs included?||Yes, included in rental price|
|Internet access?||Yes, Wifi is included in rental price|
|Minimum stay||Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay|
|Tax||From 1 January 2018, the Greek Ministry of Tourism will be charging a tourism tax. This will be collected from you when you get to your accommodation. The tax works out between 0.50 - 4 Euros per night. The amount you’ll pay will depend on the official rating of your accommodation.|
|Pets welcome?||Pets are not allowed|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Sep 25th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||£3,925|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||£2,109|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Mar 29th 2024||£2,285|
|Mar 29th 2024 - May 29th 2024||£2,057|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024||£2,740|
|Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||£5,167|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||£3,835|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||£2,063|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025||£2,285|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Sep 25th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||€4,237|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||€2,277|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Mar 29th 2024||€2,467|
|Mar 29th 2024 - May 29th 2024||€2,220|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024||€2,957|
|Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||€5,578|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||€4,140|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||€2,226|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025||€2,467|
Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:
|Sep 25th 2023 - Oct 1st 2023||$4,515|
|Oct 1st 2023 - Dec 30th 2023||$2,426|
|Dec 30th 2023 - Mar 29th 2024||$2,628|
|Mar 29th 2024 - May 29th 2024||$2,365|
|May 29th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024||$3,151|
|Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||$5,943|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024||$4,411|
|Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 28th 2024||$2,372|
|Dec 28th 2024 - Mar 28th 2025||$2,628|
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.
I have no words to describe what we lived with my family in this villa! everything is made with true love, the hosts were always there to give us advice and information about the villa and the local events of the island and and in a nutshell we had the most relaxing experience ever!
Thank you for everything!
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