Villa Aurilia

  • 16 Guests

  • 8 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • 2 Fully Equipped Kitchens

  • Dining Room

  • Living Room

  • Fully Air-Conditioned

  • High-Speed Wi-Fi Connection

  • LCD TV

  • Dishwasher

  • Private Garden

  • Swimming Pool

The magnificent holiday Villa Aurilia

Villa Aurilia has an area of 540 sq.m and over three levels, with private land of 2.234 sq.m and terrace areas of 560 sq.m. It is consisted of 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, large sitting rooms (parlour) with play areas that lead to beautiful pergolas, spacious living rooms with access directly to the heated pools with its own kitchen and many utility areas. All materials used for construction of housing are chosen based on the methodology of environmental preference and are green, renewable, proven safe for health and quite friendly with the natural environment in which it is located.

A construction in appropriate circumstances it is possible to become an integral part of the natural beauty of the region in line with the environment. With this in mind Villa Aurilia is built following faithfully the local architecture of Corfu, but also connecting with the latest trends in manufacturing.

The walls are double and insulated, ensuring the protection from weather conditions, which are never intense in the region, while external and internal large parts of the house invested in stone that has come from the excavation of the same plot.

The huge area of sitting room, leading to the kitchen and dining room, all cleverly combined to make an amazing living space. A TV room for “vegging out”, Wi-Fi, computer and printer ensures a private space for teenagers. Outside, the 52 sq.m heated pools, heated with hydro-massage, lead to overflow, while they are surrounded by wooden deck of high quality. The space is magical and the vegetation around the house is thick (heavy), the perfume of trees and flowers stimulate the senses and the wonderful view from every point of the house is unique.

From the pool, the terraced, garden area slopes down to the track which leads guests either to lovely Krouzeri bay, or to the village of Nissaki no more than 5 minutes walk away.

Villa Aurilia is more than a comfortable holiday home, for all ages and all requirements. An adult group who wants to relax out of season, will enjoy the walk into the village for fresh bread and cappuccino. Whilst a car is recommended it is by no means essential. Boat hire is a must, and the best way to explore the beautiful coastline.

How to reach Corfu

Directly to Corfu airport (CFU): Corfu’s Airport “Ioannis Kapodistrias”, serving both scheduled and charter flights from European cities, is located around 2 km south of Corfu Town, 0,5 km north of Pontikonisi.

From Italy by ferry: Corfu is connected with Italy by ferry. There are numerous operating companies departing from Venice, Ancona, Bari and Brindisi.

From Thessaloniki “Macedonia” Airport (SKG): Igoumenitsa is connected with Thessaloniki by Thessaloniki–Igoumenitsa “E90” Egnatia road. Thessaloniki to Igoumenitsa is about 3 hours by car. Corfu is connected with Igoumenitsa by ferry and the journey takes about 1,5 hour.

Explore the beautiful Corfu

Majestic Corfu, was Homer’s "beautiful and rich land". Located on the north western side of the country, Corfu island has a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special traditional character. Verdant mountains and steep coastlines in the North, flatten valleys and olive groves in the South, compose the perfect combination for a unique holiday experience.

The highlight of the island is the Old Town with the characteristic Venetian style which roots go back to the 8th century BC and to the Byzantine period. It was designed by renowned Venetian engineers and used for four centuries to defend the maritime trading interests of the Republic of Venice against the Ottoman Empire.

History of Corfu

Corfu is mentioned frequently in Greek mythology. The modern Greek name Kerkyra (Corfu) comes from the nymph who was the daughter of the river-god Asopos. Posideon, the god of the sea fell in love with her and made love to her on the island, giving birth to the race of the Phaeacians.

Artifacts from the Paleolithic period (40.000 to 30.000 BC) have been found in a cave at Gardiki in the southwestern part of the island. There is also evidence of habitation during the Mesolithic period and several Neolithic (6.000–2.600 BC) settlements have been found including an important one near Sidari.

During the Geometric period, sometime before the 8th Century BC, the Illyrians (ancestors of the modern Albanians) inhabited the island. The Greeks did not arrive until around 750 BC, when the Euobean city of Eretria established a colony here.

In 734 BC the Eretrians were driven out by the Corinthians, who brought great wealth and culture to the island, and used it as a stepping-stone west for such ventures at the colonization of Kroton in southern Italy.

During the Persian Wars of the fifth century, Corfu had a fleet second only to that of Athens. They sent a fleet of 60 ships to the Battle of Salamis but according to Herodotos they took their time about getting there to avoid the battle and were criticized by the Athenians.

In 229 BC, the republican Romans showed up and seized the island from Illyrian pirates, and for the next five-and-a-half centuries Corfu was a privileged Roman naval base. Nero, Tiberius, Cato, Cicero, Octavian (later Augustus) and Mark Anthony all visited the island, and many wealthy Romans had estates here.

From 395 AD to 1267 Corfu was part of the Byzantine Empire and suffered raids by the Vandals and Ostrogoths, which prompted the gradual abandonment of the ancient capital at the site now known as Paleopolis. Starting in 1080, Norman raiders from Sicily attacked (and briefly held) Corfu several times, and when the forces of the Fourth Crusade captured Constantinople in 1204, Corfu was nominally ceded to Venice. However, they failed to occupy the island, which by 1214 had passed to Mihaïl Angelos Komnenos II, head of the free Byzantine Despotate of Epiros, based a Arta in western mainland Greece. During his tenure, the previously existing fortresses at Angelokastro and Gardiki were refurbished to defend against pirates or Latin invaders approaching from the west.

In 1259, Corfu was given to King Manfred of Sicily as the partial dowry of Helena, daughter of Mihaïl Komnenos. Just 8 years later, the island was formally annexed by Charles d’Anjou, the new King of Sicily and Naples, whose Angevin dynasty then ruled Corfu for over a century. They established Roman Catholicism as the official religion, displacing the Byzantine Orthodox clergy.

In 1386, viewing Angevin decline (and increasing pirate raids) with alarm, the island notables essentially invited the Venetians to assume control of Corfu, which they did until 1797. This was probably the most important period for the island, not only because of the economic progress – primarily the introduction of over 3 million olive trees – and the ongoing program of urban and military construction, but also because it was during this period that the rest of Greece fell under the domination of the Ottoman Turks.

In 1537 Hayreddin Barbarossa, a pirate-admiral in the service of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, laid siege to the town with artillery and 20.000 troops.

When the Napoleonic French occupied the island in 1797, the Corfiots initially welcomed them with enthusiasm, believing that French revolutionary principles meant that the lower classes would be treated better than under Venetian rule . But this was not the case. The French imposed heavy taxes on the people, though they did introduce a system of primary education and a printing house.

In 1807 when Russia and France signed the Treaty of Tilsit, Corfu and the other Ionian islands once again reverted to Napoleon . This time around the French took more of an interest in local development, establishing the first Ionian Academy, importing printing presses and introducing new crops like potatoes and tomatoes.

Museums

• Achilleon Palace, Gastouri (Tel: 26610 56245; open 9am-6pm daily)

• Archaeological Museum, Corfu Town (Tel: 26610 30680; open 8.30am-3pm Tue-Sun)

• Museum of Asiatic Art, Corfu Town (Tel: 26610 30433; open 8.30am-3pm Tue-Sun)

• Byzantine Museum, Corfu Town (Tel: 26610 38313; open 8.30am-3pm Tue-Sun)

• The Folkloric Museum of Central Corfu, Sinarades (Tel: 26610 54962; open 9.30am-2pm Tue-Sun)

• Mon Repos and Palaeopolis, Corfu Town (Tel: 26610 30680; open 8.30am-3pm Tue-Sun)

• The Museum of Capodistrias, Evropoulis (Tel: Open 10.30am-2pm Tue-Sun)

• The Mantzaros Music Museum, Corfu Town (Tel: Open 9.30-13.30 Mon-Sat)

• Corfu Costume Museum, Pelekas (Tel: 69325 15421; open 10.00-14.00 Mon-Sat)

• Acharavi Folklore Museum, (Tel: 26630 63052; open 10.00-19.00 Mon-Sat)

Corfu’s Beaches

• Paleokastritsa, 23 km Νorthwest of Corfu Town. Paleokastritsa is the most famous beach resort of the island.

• Agios Gordios, 20 km Southwest of Corfu. One of the most popular beaches in Corfu. The beach is Sandy, Family Friendly and Organised with lot of facilities.

• Myrtiotissa, 16 km West of Corfu Town. Near to Monastery of Virgin Mary Myrtiotissa. It is a sandy not organized beach friendly nudists.

• Nissaki, 22 km north of Corfu Town. Nissaki is one of the most beautiful beaches in Corfu. Is a pebbled shore with amazing blue green water (available diving activities).

• Agios Georgios Pagon, 40 km Northwest of Corfu Town. It is a sandy beach with crystal clean water.

• Gialiskari Location: 15 km West of Corfu Town. It is a nice, sandy beach with plenty of activities.

• Halikounas, 25 km South of Corfu Town. It is one of the longest sandy beaches, on the southern side of the island.

• Kouloura, 30 km Northeast of Corfu Town. It is a pebbled, crystal water beach.

Gastronomy and Nightlife

Delicious local cuisine and other delicacies are in abundance! Pastizzada, bordeto and strapazzada are some of the best traditional dishes of Corfu’s cuisine, all you need to do is just look for one of many restaurants and taverns where a lot of locals are dining and hanging out.

Where nightlife and pubs in Corfu are concerned, the more popular establishments to visit to, are the cafes situated on the Liston Promenade or those that are located at the Northern end of the Splianada Square. Most of these cafes and pubs are open from early morning to late in the evening and are usually buzzing with activity.

Price per Rental Period

January 1 – March 30 € 5,750 per week
April 1 – April 20 € 6,900 per week
April 21 – May 20 € 8,050 per week
May 21 – May 31 € 9,200 per week
June 1 – June 30 € 11,270 per week
July 1 – July 31 € 15,525 per week
August 1 – August 31 € 16,675 per week
September 1 – September 20 € 11,270 per week
September 21 – September 30 € 9,200 per week
October 1 – October 31 € 7,475 per week

Villa's Policy

• Change of sheets & towels 1-2 times per week

• Car is recommended

• Kinds friendly

• Pets are permitted only with prior approval

• Approval for rent and controlled by National Tourism Organization (EOT)

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