This small estate, on a hilltop just above the sea, has stunning 360 degree views across to mainland Greece and Albania, as well as inland to the unspoilt Aghios Markos valley. Set within its own grove of more than a hundred ancient olive trees (producing delicious extra-virgin olive oil, which you can sample during your stay), the location offers total privacy and peace. The house has all the elegance and intimate style of an old Corfiot mansion, combined with every possible modern amenity.
Inside, the house is decorated with exquisite taste. Beautiful antiques and paintings mix effortlessly with fresh orchids, hand-painted bed covers, sumptuous linen and masses of books.
Spacious hall with three-directional views and broad curved staircase.
Large sitting room with traditional Greek wooden ceiling and open fireplace, three French windows on each side, opening on one side to a covered terrace, on the other to an old bricked terrace with wisteria-covered pergola. An additional French window leads down steps to the small study terrace with outdoor massage area.
Book-lined study with open fireplace, two south-facing windows and a French window to private terrace with pergola. Flat-screen internet television and a printer/photocopier/scanner.
Large kitchen/dining room with French windows giving onto terraces on three sides. The south-facing terrace with pergola and dining area (seating 10) with superb views.
Cloak room with antique marble basin and W.C. and hanging cupboard for coats.
Double bedroom suite with bathroom and private terrace, steps leading down to the olive grove and swimming pool.
Double bedroom suite with four-poster bed and large balcony with spectacular views, dressing room and spacious bathroom.
Twin bedroom suite (can be converted to a double) with shower room and balcony, with views over the olive grove.
Spacious double bedroom suite (can be made up as twin beds) plus one sofa bed, shower room and two French windows, private terrace and direct access to the swimming pool through the olive grove. The cottage is not available during the months of November until end of April.
Outside, numerous terraces, both covered and open, are perfect for relaxing and admiring the spectacular views. From the house a stone path winds down through sweet smelling shrubs to the swimming pool set within the olive grove. Here you can tan yourself on one of the numerous sun beds or sleep in the shade of an ancient olive tree. With its fabulous views and zen-like calm, this is the perfect place to chill out away from it all.
Large 15 x 4.5 meter infinity edge pool.
Spacious sun-bathing area with sun-loungers and choice of sun and shade from the olive trees.
Open-sided pool pavilion with tiled roof and cushioned seating around three sides. Low tables, fridge and cupboard for drinks etc. Separate sound system and wifi connection.
Pool room with changing area, shower, W.C. and wash basin.
Corfu Town: 20 minutes by car.
In the opposite direction, Barbati beach and the bay of Agni are just a short 10 minute drive/boat ride away. A further 20 minute journey takes you to the fashionable Kassiope village.
For the more adventurous, the wildly beautiful west coast is just twenty minutes away by a wonderfully scenic drive across the island.
From Corfu town you can take day trips by ferry, hydrofoil or sea taxi to the beautiful island of Paxos, the Greek mainland and Albania.
The historic village of Aghios Markos is just five minutes by car
Corfu Airport: 25 minutes by car
The outstanding chef and well-trained staff will attend to your every need.
During the High Season (July 1 – August 31) Selene offers the following:
Airport collection and/or car rental.
Maid service morning and evening.
Bathrobes, toiletries, complimentary champagne on arrival.
Concierge service for arranging and booking:
Massage, yoga and personal training,
Car hire or chauffeur,
Sailing yachts and motor boats,
Excursions to mainland Greece, Albania and the island of Paxos,
Inclusive in the low and mid season price is a maid 3 times a week. Additional maid and chef service can be provided at an extra cost.
2 days speedboat hire are included in July, August and early September (days will need to specified in advance due to high demand)
Selene House is ideally situated for exploring the island. Beautiful and romantic Corfu Town is just twenty minutes to the south. Here you will find the unspoilt old quarter of the Campiello with its narrow winding streets, the stylish Esplanade where you can relax with a drink or a meal under the trees and even watch a cricket match! As well as fashionable shops, museums and galleries.
Just a short drive (or, better still, boat ride) in the opposite direction will take you to Barbati beach, with its excellent restaurants and bathing establishments, and then the beautiful small bay of Agni, with its three famous restaurants much frequented by the jet-set. Another twenty minutes and you will arrive in fashionable Kassiope. For the more adventurous, the wildly beautiful west coast is just twenty minutes away by a wonderfully scenic drive across the island.
Closer to home, the historic village of Aghios Markos, with its single old-fashioned taverna with superb panoramic views, is just five minutes by car, as is the famous Etrusco restaurant, considered possibly the finest in Greece.
A small supermarket, several Tavernas and Ipsos beach are all just a ten minute walk (3 minute drive) away. A much wider variety of shops and restaurants can be found within a ten minute drive. Gouvia Marina (for boating enthusiasts) and Corfu town are within easy reach. From Corfu town you can take day trips by ferry, hydrofoil or sea taxi to the beautiful island of Paxos, the Greek mainland and Albania. Private boat hire facilities are located close by and can be arranged by the concierge.
Selene House Facts:
Pirgi/Ipsos – 3 minutes by car/10 minute walk
Dassia – 5 minutes by car,
Barbati – 10 minutes by car.
Nearest supermarket: 5 minute walk.
Nearest tavernas/restaurants: 5 minute walk.