|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Villa Aphrodite commands one of the most stunning views on Corfu island. From the front terraces bordering the swimming pool one looks out across the sea channel to the Greek mainland, the coast line and mountains of Albania and the fortress above Corfu town.
The villa is set in its own private garden on a hillside of pine and olive trees above Mon Repos, the birth place of Prince Philip. The fountain of Kardaki lies below on the fringe of a small beach. Within the garden there is a 10.5 x 4.5m private swimming pool of 1 - 2.2m depth.
The interiors of Aphrodite are of a classical style with a beautiful combination of Greek marbles and oak. The four bedrooms lead out on to private patios and the spacious living areas of the ground floor open out on to shaded terraces bordered by flowers, trees and shrubs. The swimming pool lies on the same level with the living room, with its own surrounding sun terrace.
The villa enjoys a secluded, peaceful location. Our guests usually rent a car, so they can have easy access to shops, tavernas and beaches. Nearby Corfu town caters to many tastes for cuisine and nightlife. In about 800m from the villa the guests can also choose the regular blue bus to Corfu town.
For something different, during your stay you can hire a yacht with skipper and enjoy your private cruise around Corfu coast line and nearby islands, such as Paxos.
If you don't like the hot summer weather, villa Aphrodite is an excellent choice for all seasons. Come and see the spring flowers, or the fabulous autumn nature. Also, a must-see is the famous traditional 'Corfu Easter': The brass bands of the island will amaze you parading through the historical town center, playing classic music.
Ground floor: large open-plan sitting room with fire place, well equipped kitchen with dishwasher,
and WC, all leading to terraces.
First floor: master double bedroom with en suite bathroom and whirlpool bath, one twin-bedded
room with en suite bathroom and shower, two double bedrooms and one bathroom
Lower ground floor: one room with bunk and one toilet.
• Sat TV, DVD and CD player
• internet connection
• air conditioning (and central heating for the winter)
• safety box
• washing machine
• barbecue area
• Maid service
• Car hire available (optional).
We rented the magnificent villa Aphrodite for several months this year and also invited friends and relatives to stay there. The villa definitely enjoys one of the best locations on the island, an idyllic site with a spectacular panoramic view on the sea and the Corfu old castle, only a few minutes’ drive from the airport and the lively city centre. We must have taken hundreds of photos but none can convey the real splendour of the place.
The villa itself is elegant and spacious, in a traditional style and with a personal touch that makes one feel cosy and secure as if staying with friends rather than renting a holiday home.
What makes Villa Aphrodite a truly rare jewel, however, is the extraordinary hospitality of its hostess Mina, who from the very first contact did everything to accommodate our wishes: special dietary (allergy) concerns, car rental, advice on dining or places to see. As we arrived the first time, Mina was there to welcome us and to make sure that we’d know everything about the house. She did the same with every arrival of our guests, welcoming them with fresh flowers and fruit from the garden, home-cooked food, wine, and grocery enough to last for days. Thank you, Mina, for your attention and for making your guests feel at home! I can’t wait to be back next year, perhaps already in early spring. I’d recommend Villa Aphrodite to any solo traveller, couple or group of family or friends who wish to combine a breathtakingly beautiful setting with the best of Greek hospitality.
Must see: The famous traditional 'Corfu Easter', The 19 brass bands of the island
Other attractions: The concerts that take place very often at the central square