Villa Venetia

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • 1 Fully Equipped Kitchen

  • Dining Room

  • Living Room

  • Fully Air-Conditioned

  • High-Speed Wi-Fi Connection

  • LCD TV

  • Washing Machine

  • Clothes Dryer

  • Private Garden

  • Barbeque

  • Swimming Pool

The cosy holiday Villa Venetia

Located just 6km away from City of Corfu, the cultural and touristic heart of Ionian Sea, Villa Venetia is a perfect and ideal shelter of recreation and renewal for groups, families or group up to 12 people. Breathtaking view, upgraded facilities and the Venetian aura welcome and promise you an unforgettable journey, through time and all around the place.

Venetia's Description

Villa Venetia, situated in the settlement Kyra Hrysikou, on “Potamos” location, combines traditional Venetian architecture with the most modern facilities. Outside, a sizable cozy pool, a lush garden, the paved BBQ area with two spacious dining rooms, and the convenient parking area, able to accommodate four cars, create a carefree cheerful space for relaxation for adults and kids.

Inside, 6 comfortable bedrooms, master and auxiliary, at the ground and first floor, 7 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living and dining room in the sunny and airy basement, compose the dreamy rest and uplift area, like nowhere else in the island of Corfu. Fully air-conditioned rooms, Wi-Fi connection, SAT LED TVs and interior audio system, are included in the Villa’s facilities, and support our goal to offer you an unforgettable stay in unique, carefully selected private villas in excellent Greek lands.

Enjoy your stay

Just 1.5km away from Villa Venetia is the Marina of Gouvia, where our yacht “Seabirds” is moored and ready to trip our guests anywhere around magnificent Corfu and the islands of the beautiful Ionian Sea. City of Corfu, being one of the most beloved international tourist destinations, stands out for the old city with monuments like Achilion, Spaniada, Old Fortress, St Michael and St George Palace etc.

The sandier beaches on the West side and calm Ionian sea that waters the East coasts are a marvelous holiday set. Fresh natural products and traditional delicacies in local restaurant and taverns add an unforgettable culinary taste at your stay. The whole island is the main and capital of Ionian Region. So, it is has a great range of hospitals, pharmacies, athletic and gym clubs and offers a great variety of choices for noisy nightlife and clubbing or relaxed fun with friends and the persons you love. A high quality time for your exceptional holidays, that starts with your knocking on Villa Venetia’s wooden doors.

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.

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Villa's Policy

• House and swimming pool cleaning twice a week

• Change of sheets & towels twice a week

• Towels or linens are not to be taken from the Property

• Pets are permitted only with prior approval

• Events welcome upon request

• Kids friendly

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

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