Corfu villas with pool, luxury cottages, holiday rental, self-catering accommodation to let in the Greek island of Corfu. Rent a luxurious villa in Corfu in the pretty fishing village of Kassiopi for a perfect, relaxing summer break.
Corfu is a Mediterranean island located off the west coast of the Greek mainland. The mild climate has made the island a long-standing popular holiday destination. The island enjoys plenty of rain in the winter months which generates beautiful greenery during the warm summer months.
The Corfu countryside is mainly covered with olive trees which provide the island's principal crop. There are mountainous areas with the highest peak Mount Pantokrator rising to over 1000 metres. However, it’s the beautiful beaches, pretty creeks and idyllic bays which are the main draw.
It is easy to get to Corfu as there are direct flights, averaging around three hours, from most European airports to Corfu International airport (CFU), Kapodistrias. There are numerous charter flights to Corfu and Easyjet offer a low-cost option from the UK.
The climate in Corfu is splendid, indeed it is the reliable warm sunny weather from April to October which attracts many of the island's visitors. The main summer months of July and August get quite hot and an air conditioned villa is essential.
Some choose to drive to Corfu via the regular ferry services from continental Greece (Patra and Igumenista) and Italy (Venice, Ancona and Brindisi) which dock at Corfu (Kerkyra) town port.
Corfiot cooking has developed hugely in recent years and the emphasis these days is on fresh local produce and exciting tastes. You can still get Mousakas and chips but nowadays you have plenty of choice and innovation. There is also a good choice of local wines and local liqueur specialities including the brandy Metaxa and liquorice flavour Ouzo.
Hiring a car in Corfu is the best way to get out and about from your Corfu villa, however, there are plenty of alternatives including public transport, taxi services, you might even want to rent a motor boat.
There are a number of very attractive resorts in Corfu with Corfu Town (Kerkya) being the main centre. The likes of Ipsos, Kassiopi, Agios (Saint) Nikolas, Kassiopi and Kalamaki are very popular with discerning holidaymakers. A very friendly place, you can enjoy the local Corfu holiday events on the island throughout the summer.
Corfu holiday books to read
The lovable classic is the Gerald Durrell novel My family and other animals, with the island of Corfu, where the author grew up, at its heart.
Corfu villas have also changed a good deal in the last twenty years and we are now able to offer properties which are best described as “Greek chic” offering luxury and comfort on a par with anywhere. Our luxury Corfu villas with pools selection also offer the option of catering.