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."
Compared to the busier north east coastline, the south west has a more untamed and undisturbed feel.
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 Karpouzi is two kilometres inland from Halikounas beach and is surrounded by olive groves to ensure privacy.
Views are over surrounding plains of olive groves and umbrella pines and over the west coastline. A special spot for sunsets.
Karpouzi is a comfortable and modern villa with large terraces to enjoy the longer days on the island’s west coast. Although not shown in the photos, there are poolside sun umbrellas.
The villa owner plans to build a tennis court on his land in front of the property for 2021.
Private pool & childrens’ pool
Maid service and linen change twice weekly.
Location: car hire recommended. 2 good tavernas by the sea are a 5 minute drive. The shops and tavernas of Agios Mattheos are 6 kilometres and the livelier beach resort of Agios Georgios (water sports) is 8 kilometres south.
Accommodation: ground floor of an open-plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen; one double bedroom and en suite shower room; cloakroom and utility area. Lower ground floor of a games room with table tennis table. First floor of one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, each with an en suite shower room.
- Air-con throughout
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine & dryer
- Safety deposit box
- Pool towels & hairdryers provided
- Elaborate barbecue area