Corfu’s south west coastline of 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 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 great white egrets, purple herons, oyster catchers and curlews. The beach has soft sand dunes and no beachfront building.
Villa Kalami is two kilometres from the beach and is set, with total privacy, in large grounds of grass lawns bordered by pine and olive trees.
Maid service and linen change twice weekly.
Location: car hire recommended. Local taverna just 400 metres away. 2 good tavernas by the sea are a 5 minute drive. Halikounas beach is 2 kilometres. The shops and tavernas of Agios Mattheos are 4 kilometres and the livelier beach resort of Agios Georgios (water sports) is 8 kilometres south.
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room (WiFi/Satellite TV/DVD/CD), dining area and kitchen (dishwasher/microwave); one double bedroom (air-con) and en suite bathroom with shower; one twin bedroom (air-con) and en suite bathroom with shower.
Washing machine. Pool towels and hairdryers provided.