The resort complex ISO 22000 Certificated is situated within a private
olive grove on the emerald beach of Agios Ioannis Peristeron which
boasts a European blue flag award for its crystal clear waters. It
consists of six buildings of Mediterranean architecture, all
overlooking the beautiful coastline of Corfu and the colorful
reveals luxurious and spacious
accommodations combined with elegantly decorated restaurants, terraces,
lounges and bars offering unique views of the Ionian Sea. The lush
greenery along with the brand new cascade seawater swimming pool invite
you to indulge in comfort and style.
On the beach various water sports facilities await you next to idyllic
area with olive trees and straw umbrellas, providing the perfect
scenery for sport and relaxation.
Ever since the 60s, Corfu has become a favorite destination for jet
setters and families alike. Around the town and along the northern
coasts, tourist development has been growing steadily . The eclectic
traveler is invited to discover the unspoiled, hidden sights, the
age-old sounds and smells that have been hymned by Byron and render the
island a small jewel of the Mediterranean.
Discovering South Corfu
The southern part of the island is, happily, known only to the lucky
few. Just 4 kilometers past MARBELLA, the shady country road unwinds
past the ruins of the medieval castle Gardiki, through centuries-old
twisted olive trees leading to endless, stark sandy beaches escaping
all tourist exploitation (Halikounas, Megas Horos, Agios Georgios,
Prasoudi ) . In the neighborhood, Korissia Lake constitutes an
extraordinary wetland featuring a variety of wildlife in scenery of
sandhills, cedars, wild orchids (14 varieties!) and white lilies.
The villages of the south (Chlomos, Agios Demetrios, Kato Spelaio,
Boukari ) depending on fishing and olive oil production, have kept not
only the picturesque architecture but the traditional way of life so
that a visit becomes a rarely genuine experience. Panygyria , or
village feasts, with traditional music and dance are held throughout
At the southern cape Arkoudilas, the Panagia Monastery ruins,
overwhelmed by the lush greenery, transfer the visitor to past times.
The town is, without doubt, Greece's prettiest. The British, the
French, but most importantly the Venetians, have left their glorious
traces in public buildings, squares, churches and private residences.
The romantic city centre, comparable only to Venice, invites you to
walk through the tiny streets, explore the antique shops and stop for
refreshments at the Liston-the promenade once reserved to the island's
Overlooking the magnificent central square (Spianada-Europe's second
largest) with its cricket field, the Castello crowns the town with its
imposing silhouette. Proud for its rich musical tradition, Corfu has
the oldest Opera House in Greece, numerous music schools and hosts a
wide variety of concerts.
Museums and Monuments
The island's major attraction has always been Achilleion, or Austrian
Empress' Elizabeth's (Sissy's) Summer Palace named in honor of the
famed Greek hero of the Trojan War, Achilleus, whose landmark statue
stands proudly in the property gardens. Perched on a hill, just a five
minute drive from MARBELLA, the neoclassical palace, surrounded by
beautiful gardens with amazing view is the charming remnant of the
world's last tragically romantic princess.
The Archeological Museum exhibits impressive excavation finds such as
segments from Diana's Doric temple, Menecrates lion and busts.
The Byzantine Museum features an exquisite collection of icons and
church vessels, the Antivouniotissa Museum keeps masterpieces of the
post -byzantine Ionian school of painting and the Museum of Asian Art,
housed in the Sts. George and Michael Palace, a sight in itself as seat
of the British Consul. The National Gallery's Corfu Annex boasts an
interesting collection of original prints by such artists as Toulouse-
Lautrec, Picasso and Braque while the Benitses Sea World Museum (just a
few minutes drive from MARBELLA), features shell, fish, corals and many
other finds from the Ionian underwater.
Ponticonissi, or Mouse Island is Corfu's trademark. Immortalized in the
famous painting The Isle of the Dead by Swiss artist Boecklin, the tiny
island is adorned by an 11th century Byzantine chapel.
Paxos and Antipaxos, the famous little islands with the legendary
turquoise waters just a few nautical miles south of Corfu.
Mathraki, Ereikousa and Othonoi, three tiny uninhibited islands with
rich vegetation and crystal clear waters, Greece's northwest boundary.