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The scenery-rich Ionian island of Corfu is swathed in olive, lemon and orange trees, elms and tall cypresses, giving it a distinctive luscious beauty that has inspired many. Forming the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece, it is a popular destination with holidaymakers looking to relax in the sun and enjoy spectacular landscapes, abundant wildlife and sparkling aquamarine water.

Southern Corfu, particularly Kavos, attracts hordes of hedonistic party-goers and is heavily anglicized. If this isn’t your scene, Corfu is a very large island and has many peaceful areas that offer a more serene way of life. The best way to enjoy these places is to rent a villa with your friends and family. The standard of accommodation in Corfu is very high, particularly on the north east coast, where the rugged coastline meets the crystal clear Ionian Sea.

Corfu villa specialist, CV Travel, has put together a hand-picked selection of truly luxurious villas in Corfu that are havens of tranquility and style.

Atolikos House – perfect for a stylish getaway

Sophisticated Atolikos House offers breath taking views of the azure Ionian Sea and the mountains of Albania. This exceptional property nestles peacefully on a private headland with fabulous natural surroundings allowing for an intimate and secluded holiday. For those who would like to explore, this villa is located close to the charming harbour town of Kassiopi which has an excellent selection of restaurants and bars.

At Atolikos House, you can enjoy al fresco dining next to the stunning fresh water infinity pool which leads on to a flourishing natural garden. Suitable for all seasons, this villa is full of light and space and decorated in a contemporary style, almost entirely in white.

This sublime hideaway sleeps up to 6 people and rental also includes a concierge and maid service. Prices start from £3000 per week.

Villa Daphne – ideal for groups of friends

Villa Daphne exudes a rich and ornate elegance and has some great spaces that are perfect for socializing. The villa gets sunshine most of the day and you will be treated to a fresh breeze that makes the area popular for windsurfers. You can also cool off in the swimming pool and lounge on the fabulous terrace, which boasts a large stone barbecue. More active guests can enjoy dinghy sailing and horse riding nearby in the Bay of Avlaki and you will find plenty of shopping and entertainment in the attractive harbour town of Kassiopi.

This chic house is ideal for a group of up to 8 friends with its various large terraces, fabulous sea views and the beach just a few minutes’ walk away. Prices start from £4430 per week including car hire, welcome hamper and maid service.

Allegra – for boat lovers

Occupying a vast seafront area, Allegra is a majestic villa that will take your breath away. Its privileged position means you will be treated to spectacular views and a path leads from the front of the villa down to a small, tree-lined beach. The spacious rooms are all furnished comfortably and open on to sunny terraces. The lower terrace has a large infinity pool with lots of loungers and a barbecue.

You can even explore the coastline by boat as there is a jetty on the beach below the property. The nearby town of Kassiopi is also worth a visit and has a lively nightlife scene.

The villa sleeps up to 12 people and rental includes car hire and maid service. Prices start from £4530 per week.

Melyssia House – great for families

Complete with its own gym, swimming pool, large TV room, housekeeper and chef service, Melyssia House will cater for your every need. All the bedrooms open onto terraces enjoying amazing views of the azure Bay of Avlaki and the mountains of Albania. This elegant and glamorous villa offers absolute privacy although the nearby town of Kassiopi and shingle beach of Avlaki are just a few minutes’ drive away.

You will be impressed by the stylish interior of Melyssia House, with its fusion of subtle colors mixed with contemporary furniture, sculptures and vintage pieces from France and India. Cushions and bedspreads are made from silks and linens sourced from around the world.

Accommodating up to 10 people, this impressive house is the height of luxury and perfect for a large family group.  Melyssia House is only available in July and August and is priced at £14000 per week, including cook and maid service.

The Bay Estate – the ultimate private sanctuary

The Bay Estate is a serene retreat with its own shaded near-private beach at the foot of the property.  You can swim in the sparkling swimming pool whilst enjoying the enchanting view of the Ionian Sea. The villa’s interior is equally luxuriant, with marble floors, soft fabrics and crystal chandeliers.

Nearby you will find the pretty harbour village of St Stephano with its various waterside tavernas and the long sweeping beach at Kerasia, great for swimming!

In peak season the house includes a chef, concierge and housekeeper and in other seasons housekeeping and access to a CV Travel representative, with a chef available on request. Whenever you go, rest assured you will be extremely well looked after at this fabulous villa – all you need to worry about is putting your feet up! For a limited time only prices start at £11,330 per week for CV Travel customers, a reduction of 20% on the original price.

CV Travel

A specialist in luxury villas and holiday houses worldwide, CV Travel proudly presents an award-winning collection of villas and hotels in some of the most sought-after locations in the world. CV Travel is currently celebrating 40 ‘Fabulous Years’ in 2012, having started originally as Corfu Villas in 1972.

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