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 Sunday Times travel article: "Here you'll find ancient olive groves, cliffs that fall away to untouched bays and villages that have seemingly succumbed to perpetual siesta."
On this coastline lies Lake Korission, protected from the sea by a long stretch of sandy beach called Halikounas. The lake is a haven for over 100 species of birdlife including flamingos, great white egrets, purple herons, oyster catchers and curlews. The beach has soft sand dunes and no beachfront building.
The Flamingo Retreat enjoys peaceful seclusion and privacy overlooking Lake Korission with panoramic sea views from sunrise to sunset.
Built into the hillside and set in its own half an acre of landscaped natural stone terraces with wild thyme, wild flowers and surrounded by olive trees, the Retreat blends into the natural surroundings and puts you at one with nature.
Flamingo Retreat's owners have created comfortable living both inside and outside. The outside area includes a large barbecue terrace and dining area. To the far right of the terrace is an outdoor shower and separate toilet and wash basin facilities, to save you walking into the villa while sunbathing by the pool.
Private swimming pool 4.8 x 2.8 metres & depth 1.1 metres
Maid service and linen change twice weekly.
Location: car hire recommended. Moriatika village, 6kms away, has a beach and shops. Bioporos Organic Taverna is just a 10 minute walk. The sandy beach of Issos is 6 kilometres and the long sandy stretch of Halikounas beach is 10 kilometres. The shops and tavernas of Agios Georgios (water sports) is 8 kilometres south. Corfu Old Town is a 35 minute drive away.
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen; double bedroom and en suite shower room.
- Bedroom air-con
- Flat Screen TV
- Pool towels & hairdryers provided