July 2010


Welcome to our July newsletter.  First of all we would like to thank everyone who kindly took the time to complete our recent survey. Your comments were very positive and constructive we are working on a few things to improve our service to you...and many congratulations to Mr Allouin from the Loire Valley on winning the competition!

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New build 2 bedroom bungalows, Afra, central Corfu
    Price: From €129.000
2 bedroom bungalow, Afra. Corfu
Price: €199.000

      Price: €255.000 

    Price: €439.000 

    Price: €220.000 
1-bedroom property in Sinarades, ideal holiday retreat, 2kms from Agios Gordis, west Corfu
 Price: €60.000

3-bedroom restored village house plus seperate studio, Sinarades, west Corfu

Price: €285.000

    New Price: €180.000 


   2720   2720 views       
Newly built modern villa in the much sought after area of Agios Stephanos, overlooking Kerasia beach, and the Albanian mainland.
This property was completed in 2006, to very high standard. Built on 3 levels, the villa is uniquely designed so that every room takes advantage of its positioning. The main floor consists of a very spacious living room, with open fire, vaulted wooden beam ceilings, and large sliding balcony doors onto the large terrace. The two double bedrooms on the main floor also open on to a terrace, and are equipped with fitted wardrobes.

A wide staircase leads to a massive master suite, also with vaulted wooden beam ceilings, ensuite bathroom, and private terrace with spectacular views.

The ground floor houses the modern kitchen, a further sitting/dining area, and bathroom. The ground floor accesses the manicured, landscapped, garden, with plenty of room for a pool.
Additional features include central underfloor heating and satellite tv.
   2720c   2720d       
PRICE: 690.000 Euros


Dating back to the 14th century, the historic village of Old Perithia is situated in the North East of the island, just below Mount Pantokrator and is the oldest inhabited settlement in Corfu. The village was once the capital of the Municipality of Kassopeon and was extremely wealthy - its fields stretched as far as the settlement known today as New Perithia
The road to Old Perithia    

There are 130 stone built houses in the village which are surrounded by eight churches.

Distinctive and picturesque, Old Perithia has been designated as an area   of outstanding natural beauty and is a protected heritage site.            


Old Perithia is typical of the several almost deserted villages which are a feature of the Pantokrator mountain range. It was established during
Byzantine times when pirate raids forced people to leave the coastal plains and hide themselves in more inaccessible regions which were also where they were able to grow crops and keep livestock.

Its location is perfect - a mountain ridge made it invisible to the pirates; however, it is accessible from the coast via a series of connecting valleys. Driven into the mountains to protect themselves from the pirates, the then inhabitants were almost sufficient but made the occasional journey to other local villages lower down the mountain on foot or by donkey.


Today there are only 2 permanent residents and 4 tavernas, open during the summer and weekends during the winter. It's an hour's drive from Corfu town and about 20 minutes from Kassiopi, Agios Stephanos or Acharavi - so if this is not a place you've visited as yet, it's well worth the effort.


A book entitled 'Old Perithia' with detailed information, map and walking guide is available at all good book stores in Corfu Town and on the NE Coast. 


All photos are copyright and courtesy of Merchant's House Publishing


For more information on the book please go to


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