A COSMOPOLITAN DESTINATION
Visit Corfu island in Greece, one of the most beautiful holiday destinations
Holidays in the unspoiled nature
of Corfu island in Greece
Villa Casa Alta Mare is located on one of the few pristine beaches of Corfu. It is almost 20' drive from Corfu Town, 5 miniutes drive from the local Village Agios Matthaios and 100 meters to the Skidi Beach. Skidi is a quiet sandy beach with no umbrellas, deck chairs and showers. It offers unparalleled natural beauty and tranquility in a beautiful island setting.
NEAR THE VILLA
Access to Skid and the Villa Casa Alta Mare is easy by car, through the village of Agios Matheos, following the relevant signs. Around the beach, there is a beautiful natural landscape with lush vegetation and paths surrounded by centuries-old olive groves, ideal for walks and cycling. Skidi is located between the beautiful beaches of Prasoudi and Kanouli.
Villa Casa Alta Mare in Skidi, in the southwestern part of Corfu, is just 5 minutes from Korission Lake and the famous Halikouna Beach. Korission Lake is the most important wetland of Corfu. It has an area of 6,000 acres and is a protected area within the Natura network due to the biodiversity of the area. The rich ecosystem of the area includes more than 100 species of birds, among them flamingos and cormorants. A small wooden bridge allows the passage to the opposite bank to the point where the lake is connected to the sea. This image, combined with the impressive dense cedar forest, looks like it came out of a travel guide for the wonders of nature. The lagoon is famous for the roe deer (buffalo) and the delicious fine shrimp that deserves to taste fried.
WHAT TO DO
Halikouna beach, a huge sandy beach of about 3 km, one of the most impressive of Corfu, spreads along Korission Lake, dividing the lake and the sea. An impressive natural landscape that has remained unchanged from the tourist movement. With a sandy beach and shallow, deep waters, it is ideal for families with young children and relaxing moments by the sea. Due to the winds that blow in the area, Halikouna beach is also a pole of attraction for Kite surfing and windsurfing friends. It is also famous for the wonderful sunset, while, although it is one of the most popular beaches on the island, its area is never crowded.
The island of Corfu is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist destinations in Greece with great history, picturesque villages, dozens of natural and historical sights and many excellent beaches for all tastes.
The city of Corfu, a jewel! With a cosmopolitan atmosphere and nobility! A stroll through the slopes and its paths will enchant you! Medieval architecture with a strong Venetian element, as well as English and French influences, will introduce you to its historicity.
It has a population of about 30,000 and is the economic, commercial, social and administrative center of the island. The city, the seat of Ionian University and the Ionian Islands Region, has all the modern services, such as banks, hospital, police, municipal services, international port and airport.
The two impressive Venetian fortresses in the center, where summer concerts are given and theatrical performances
Spianada, the largest square in Corfu and the Balkans
Liston, the only street with arches
The church of Agiou Spyridona, the patron saint of the island, stands out with its large bell tower
The tomb of Ioannis Kapodistrias, the first governor of Free Greece
The Mayor's Hall (San Jacamo Theater)
The Archaeological Museum
The Asian Art Museum, with the civilization of the peoples who passed through Corfu
Mon Repos (former royal summer palace)
The Museums of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine History
The islet with the Virgin of Vlacherna (in front of Kanoni)
The famous Pontikonissi, with the small church of Pantokrator, 11th century
The Palace of Michael and George, the most beautiful palaces of the "British Empire"
Out of town:
Achilleion (close to the center) with the famous statue of the wounded Achilles and unique works of art and frescoes, summer residence of Empress Elizabeth of Austria
The area of Pelekas, famed for the wonderful sunset
Palaiokastritsa with the Byzantine fortress of Angelokastro.