Set on the hillside among the olive groves and overlooking the spectacularly blue Ionian Sea towards Albania, the extraordinary Villa Aphrodite has so much to offer. Accessed via a long private driveway and with beautifully maintained gardens, its idyllic location in the sleepy village of Agios Spyridonas, complete with golden sandy beaches, charming tavernas and a mini-market within easy strolling distance, is just for starters.
With the accommodation housed in two wings, joined by an impressive glass conservatory-style living area, there’s great flexibility to cater for various family dynamics. Four classically styled bedrooms with oak flooring, lofty ceilings and French doors leading out onto a covered patio are located in the main wing, each with its own en suite bath or shower room. There’s also a games room here, with a television, Playstation console and cross-trainer to keep both youngsters and fitness fans happy.
At the far end of the house is a further spacious bedroom with a super king size bed, en suite shower room with twin basins, a separate living and dining room, fitted kitchen and utility room. It’s perfect for multi-generational families who like to enjoy a little space and privacy while still relishing their time together, or for those travelling with nannies.
At the heart of the house, the open plan living and kitchen area is flooded with light from its glass roof and floor-to-ceiling row of picture windows, ensuring that the breathtaking view of the sea and the misty mounds of the Albanian coastline is constantly visible. A blend of rustic timber and patterned tiles with beautifully upholstered linen sofas and chairs gives the space an air of relaxed chic, inviting guests to chill out over a movie or linger over a bottle of wine after supper. The modern kitchen is well fitted and includes a useful island unit that encourages sociable meal preparation, though the gas barbecue outside is likely to bear much of the load, as you would expect in this glorious Greek climate.
Stepping out onto the vast terrace, lined with stylish sun loungers and parasols, the villa’s stunning private infinity pool is the ultimate indulgence. A generous 12m by 4m, it even has a separate shallow section to splash around in and can be heated (at extra cost) on request should you wish. (The swimming pool can be heated \’on request\’ which has been fitted with a Pool Heater Pump making the pool about 3°C to 5°C warmer at 1 pm than a non-heated pool)
The gardens have been thoughtfully planted with flourishing shrubs and perennials, enhanced by carefully placed traditional Grecian pots filled with vibrant petunias, bougainvillea and clematis.
A short wander down the hill through the olive groves will bring you to a pretty little sandy cove with a delightful beach taverna, while a few minutes further round the coastline is the main beach, where a seafront restaurant, bar, play area and mini golf are on hand, part the Pyramid City Corfu Villa complex where guests of Villa Aphrodite are eligible for 10% discount off food and beverages.
Agios Spyridonas sits on the northern coast of Corfu, close to the fishing village of Roda, with its long sandy beach and the more lively port town of Kassiopi, both of which can be reached by car in around 10-15 minutes. The Antinioti Lagoon is also nearby, a peaceful, protected area of wildlife and flora, while the ancient hilltop town of Perithia is well worth a visit.
- Luxury Greek and French fusion design
- Large pool with separate shallow pool
- Features a one bedroom ‘annexe’
- Stunning sea and countryside views
- Conservatory style living area with picture patio doors
- Walk to beach and local amenities
- 5 bed
- 5 bath
- Air Conditioning