Surrounded by pine-clad mountains and golden-sand beaches, the verdant Ionian island has taken on a profoundly cosmopolitan culture.
Corfu has many of the most beautiful villas in Greece. Among them are some of the most expensive to rent. The following five are a representative selection of the uniqueness of the island by uniting the green of the land with the blue of the sea.
Hanassa, Agni Beach
A short distance from Gyaliskari beach and the island’s well-known taverns and 29 km from the historic town, Hanassa is a luxurious villa surrounded by the green Corfu countryside. It consists of 4 double rooms that can accommodate up to 8 people, each with a private bathroom and a spacious and modern living room with access to the infinity pool for relaxing hours overlooking the blue waters of the Ionian. The impressive balcony of the villa surrounds the property and is equipped to satisfy all the needs of the visitor, from sunbathing and relaxing on its comfortable sun loungers to hours of fun with friends and family in the BBQ area.
8 guests / 4 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms
The rental prices for a week range between €7,640 and €16,410
Posillipo, Kontokali beach
The estate that housed the cast of the protagonists of the British series “The Durrells” from 2016 to 2019, is located in Kontokali, Corfu, on the eastern side of the island. The 18th century villa connects the old with the modern and offers days of comfort to its guests, through its 5 spacious bedrooms with capacity for 10 people, the traditional living room and dining room, and the lush green garden that surrounds it. With a unique view, the position of the outdoor dining area in the garden, the barbecue overlooking the sea, but also the small private beach.
10 guests / 5 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms
The rental prices per week range between €8,800 and €24,010
Villa Iola is built on a green hill on the promontory of Kommeno overlooking the sea of the Ionian Sea, a short distance from the beaches and taverns of the area and at a distance of 11 km from the city. The central living room is complemented by a spacious dining room and a modern equipped kitchen, in which the personal Chef can provide his services. The five spacious bedrooms with separate bathrooms each and exclusive access to the outdoor area can accommodate up to 10 people. Villa “Iola” also offers a yoga studio, sauna, jacuzzi, home theater area and an infinity pool.
10 guests / 5 bedrooms / 6 bathrooms
Rental prices for a week range between €14,630 and €26,790
The Iconic Shore Estate sits on a semi-private beach, overlooking the Ionian Sea. The property is surrounded by green landscape and terraces with direct access to the infinity pool and steps leading to the sea. It has seven bedrooms to accommodate 14 people, a spacious living room, a comfortable dining room, a fully equipped kitchen and a wine cellar for wine lovers. Guests’ entertainment is completed with game areas that include billiards and ping pong, while offering services such as concierge, villa manager, and Chef.
14 guests / 7 bedrooms / 8 bathrooms
Rental prices for a week range between €24,500 and €60,000
Anassa, Agni beach
The villa consists of three independent properties on a 12,000 square meter estate. thus offering the sensation of privacy in all its spaces. The main property consists of 4 en-suite bedrooms, hammam, gym and cinema. Part of its rock-cut terrace provides natural protection to the dining room that leads to a free-form infinity pool, while providing access to a small private cove. The second house of 187 m2. spread over two levels with three bedrooms and featuring a fully equipped kitchen, living room with fireplace which, together with the first floor studio apartment, offer the perfect escape for family and friends. The outdoor spaces with the shaded terraces and the barbecue area are a proposal for al fresco dining, while the infinity pool “joins” the third house of the 2-bedroom estate.
18 guests / 9 bedrooms / 9 bathrooms
Rental rates to consult
Sources: The Thinking Traveler, Sotheby’s International Realty