At Periyali the sea is barely a stone’s throw away and the views of the sublime Kalami headlands are just as inspiring now as they were in the days when Lawrence Durrell lived at the White House, on the opposite side of the bay.
The villa is situated on the lovely cypress-clad headland that divides the two bays of Kalami and Kouloura. In high season, the nearby resort of Kalami is busy and popular, but its broad, sheltered bay continues to attract the elegant yachts of those for whom Corfu’s north east coast is unrivalled in its beauty. Unassuming but comfortable, Periyali has a broad terrace, partly shaded by a pergola and with ample room for relaxing and eating out, that is virtually an outdoor living room.
Few houses are so close to the sea – a short path, rough and steep in parts with some stone steps, leads down to a small beach just below the villa, where the colours of the water are an artist’s palette of blues and greens. Large flat rocks provide space to stretch out and sunbathe at the water’s edge. Kalami is ten minutes’ walk away, while the exquisite bay of Kouloura, one of Corfu’s ‘trademark’ views, is only five minutes walk away on the other side of the headland.
Large sitting/dining room • Kitchen
Steps up to: Twin bedroom • Bathroom • Double bedroom with shower room en suite
Washing machine, Dishwasher, Air conditioning in bedrooms (payable locally), Ceiling fans in bedrooms, Portable barbecue
This villa is a Monday changeover