Corfu’s south west coastline of small sandy beaches frames a peaceful and agricultural landscape of olive groves, citrus orchards and vineyards, beneath the mountain village and monastery of Agios Mattheos.
As Nigel Summerley expressed in a 2014 Sunday Times article: "Here you'll find ancient olive groves, cliffs that fall away to untouched bays and villages that have seemingly succumbed to perpetual siesta."
The seaside village of Paramonas has around 50 residents, one small hotel, three tavernas, a bakery and a minimarket. Villa Kalithea is one of just a few villas above Paramonas beach and offers a comfortable escape from the crowds.
Villa Kalithea is just 100 metres from the beach and two of the village's tavernas, which specialise in traditional cuisine and freshly caught fish.
Spacious interiors open out to sea facing terraces, for both sun and shade, and provide theatrical settings for west coast sunsets.
Kalithea's pool terraces, bordered by grass lawns, lead to colourful gardens of multi-coloured oleander, citrus trees and hibiscus.
Paramonas beach, with more sand than pebble, has sunbeds and sun umbrellas at one end, two tavernas, no water sports and no bars to amuse the younger crowd but if peaceful seclusion becomes monotonous, the resorts of Messonghi (on the east coast) and Agios Gordis (on the west) are a 15 minute drive away.
Nearby Agios Mattheos is a pretty village, which has many events taking place in the summer such as festivals, concerts, plays and traditional dancing in the village's main square.
Villa Kalithea, in our opinion, is one of the most comfortable and private villas in Paramonas.
Private pool 10 x 5.5 metres & depth 0.80 - 1.70 metres
Maid service and towel change twice weekly. Linen change once per week.
Location: car hire recommended to explore and to have easy access to nearby tavernas, shops and other beaches. The shops and tavernas of Agios Mattheos are 2 kilometres away. Lake Korission, a haven for over 100 species of birdlife including great white egrets, oyster catchers and curlews, is 10 kilometres south. Corfu Town is 22 kilometres.
Accommodation: ground floor of a large open-plan sitting room (WiFi/satellite TV/DVD/CD player) and dining area; kitchen (dishwasher/microwave); 2 double bedrooms (air-con) each with an en suite shower room. First floor of a large open-plan sitting room (WiFi/satellite TV/DVD/CD player) and dining area; kitchen (dishwasher/microwave); 2 double bedrooms (air-con) each with an en suite shower room.
Each bedroom has a double sofa bed.
Washing machine. Mosquito screens on all bedroom windows. Pool towels provided. Barbecue.