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Corfu Accommodation with pool

  Selected Corfu villas and apartments with stunning views in quiet, verdant locations near to the sea ensuring you a relaxing holiday in traditional villages. Leave yourself under the spell of the magical scenery of the colourful Ionian Sea, the golden beaches and the flourishing hillsides of the northeast coast of Corfu. Escape from your busy life and treat yourself to relaxation on the beach or by the pool. Blue Bay Travel introduces you the most popular apartments of Nissaki, Kalami, Agios Stephanos, Kalamaki and in some of the most charming resorts of Corfu that meet your preference in every way. Experience a memorable holiday in Corfu amongst our accommodation on offer.   {tab=Kalami} Frosso Apartments Corfu apartments in Kalami Sleeping 2-4 MORE INFO Set in classic Corfiot landscape amidst olive groves, the Frosso property with pool is in an ideal location for all amenities in Kalami within easy walking distance   Dimitris Apartments Corfu apartments in Kalami Sleeping 2-4 MORE INFO Perfectly located in the centre of Kalami within a few metres of the beach, Dimitris apartments and studios offer a quality accommodation.   Villa Niovi Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 8 MORE INFO Villa Niovi, a spacious and beautifully designed villa, lies at the heart of Kalami village just a short walk from its renowned beach and the resort amenities. Villa Niovi is the perfect house for a large family party or a group of friends.   Villa Pythia Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 8 MORE INFO Villa Pythia is an attractive and contemporary villa, sure to appeal to people who are seeking a restful and undemanding holiday near the sea.   Villa Frini Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Villa Frini provides the perfect peaceful setting with idyllic views of the seaside village of Kalami.   Villa Fylira Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Villa Fylira is a contemporary villa situated in an elevated position within the Erkina Complex enjoying the benefits of privacy and marvellous views to the Kalami bay.   Villa Erato Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Villa Erato is one of the stylish villas in the Erkina complex, in the heart of Kalami village promising relaxing holidays near the sea.   Villa Myrto Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Villa Myrto is a two-storey villa situated in an elevated position within the Erkina Complex.   {tab=Ipsos}   Il Giardino Segreto di Prospero Corfu traditional villa in Ipsos Sleeping 15-17 MORE INFO ΙL GIARDINO SEGRETO DI PROSPERO is an intriguing mix of tradition, elegance, finesse and comfort that offers a get away with a fairy-tale view of the most amazing Corfiot landscape, flora and fauna.   Ariel's Residence Corfu traditional house in Ipsos Sleeping 4-5 MORE INFO ARIEL, at the highest level of the mansion, is a sophisticated two bedroom-one bathroom residence that accommodates 4-5 people amongst the greenery surroundings enjoying panoramic views of the Ionian Sea, the Corfiot landscape and the Albanian mountains.   Oberon's Residence Corfu traditional house in Ipsos Sleeping 4-5 MORE INFO OBERON is a sophisticated residence for 4-5 people with two bedrooms-two bathrooms (one en-suite to the bedroom) with a large fully equipped indoors kitchen and dining table for 5 persons along an outdoor BBQ kitchen and dining table for 12 persons and a spacious living room..   Titania's Residence Corfu traditional house in Ipsos Sleeping 5-6 MORE INFO Titania is a large stylish apartment for 5-7 people, ideal for families and friends who seek a relaxed holiday in a peaceful environment surrounded by lush of greenery.   Puck's Residence Corfu traditional house in Ipsos Sleeping 2 MORE INFO Puck is an artistic and thoughtfully planned one space studio with a wonderful outdoor space for relaxation. {tab=Nissaki}   Villa Diana Corfu villa in Nissaki Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Set in a classic Corfiot landscape, Villa Diana is an attractive holiday villa with breathtaking views in a secluded elevated position between Nissaki and Kaminaki on the northeast coast of Corfu.   Amalia Apartments Corfu apartments in Nissaki Sleeping 2-6 MORE INFO Well-presented apartments with stunning views to the sea within easy walking distances to Nissaki amenities.   Aphrodite Apartments Corfu apartments in Nissaki Self-catering accommodation (sleeping 2-4) MORE INFO A high standard of accommodation ensuring a wonderful relaxing holiday in the attractive hamlet of Nissaki. {tab=Krouzeri} Exarchou Apartments Corfu apartments in Krouzeri Sleeping 2-4 MORE INFO Set on a perfect idyllic location, just a few metres from the sea, the Exarchou Apartments and Studios offer the ideal accommodation for a tranquil holiday.   {tab=Kalamaki}   Chrismos Apartments Corfu apartments in Apraos, Kalamaki Sleeping 2-4 MORE INFO Luxurious bed & breakfast accommodation next to the sea, promising relaxing and idyllic holidays in Corfu. Bed & Breakfast   {tab=Kassiopi}   Villa Melanthi Corfu villa in Kasssiopi Sleeping 6 MORE INFO Villa Melanthi is a new classy holiday villa on an elevated hillside position with astonishing views to the sea and the surrounding luscious countryside landscapes near to Kassiopi village in Corfu. The perfect retreat for relaxing holidays.   {tab=Agios Stephanos}   Villa Ionian Pearl Corfu villa in Sinies above Agios Stephanos Sleeping up to 12 people MORE INFO Villa Ionian Pearl is a new built luxuriious villa sharing an exceptional hillside location above Sinies village on the North-East of Corfu Island. The villa offers total privacy along the fabulous panoramic views over the Ionian Sea.   {tab=Barbati}   Villa Renata Corfu villa in Barbati Sleeping up to 4-6 people MORE INFO Villa Renata is a stylish villa on an elevated position surrounded by olive groves, just 70 m from the renowned beach of Barbati. The villa enjoys peacefulness as well as marvelous views across the sparkling Ionian Sea to Greek mainland and Albania. {/tabs}

 

Corfu Apartments, Studios

Thoughtfully planned and well presented accommodation and facilities in quiet, idyllic settings on the northeast coast of Corfu. The apartments and studios are ideally located amidst the olive groves overlooking the charming bays of Kalami, Agios Stephanos, Kaminaki and Nissaki promising a spectacular holiday in the island of Corfu.  

 

Corfu Villas, Houses

  Exclusive luxurious and charming villas, houses and cottages in Corfu Island. A selection of private villas, tradtional houses and cottages, all proudly situated in the most impressive regions of Corfu within the picturesque landscapes, luscious of verdant surroundings and panoramic views to the Ionian horizon. Experience a memorable holiday in Corfu amongst our accommodation on offer.   Villa Ionian Pearl Corfu villa in Sinies above Agios Stephanos Sleeping up to 12 people MORE INFO Villa Ionian Pearl is a new built luxurious villa sharing an exceptional hillside location above Sinies village on the North-East of Corfu Island. The villa offers total privacy along the fabulous panoramic views over the Ionian Sea.   Villa DianaCorfu villa in Nissaki Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Set in a classic Corfiot landscape, Villa Diana is an attractive holiday villa with breathtaking views in a secluded elevated position between Nissaki and Kaminaki on the northeast coast of Corfu.   Villa Melanthi Corfu villa in Kasssiopi Sleeping 6 MORE INFO Villa Melanthi is a new classy holiday villa on an elevated hillside position with astonishing views to the sea and the surrounding luscious countryside landscapes near to Kassiopi village in Corfu. The perfect retreat for relaxing holidays.   Erkina House Corfu house in Kalami Sleeping 5 MORE INFO Erkina House is lovely house boasting a traditional influence and stunning views to the sea. The house is ideally situated in sublime Kalami just a few metres from the beach, a perfect retreat for couples.   Villa Niovi Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 8 MORE INFO Villa Niovi, a spacious and beautifully designed villa, lies at the heart of Kalami village just a short walk from its renowned beach and the resort amenities. Villa Niovi is the perfect house for a large family party or a group of friends.   Villa Pythia Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 8 MORE INFO Villa Pythia is an attractive and contemporary villa, sure to appeal to people who are seeking a restful and undemanding holiday near the sea.   Villa Frini Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Villa Frini provides the perfect peaceful setting with idyllic views of the seaside village of Kalami.   Villa Fylira Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Villa Fylira is a contemporary villa situated in an elevated position within the Erkina Complex enjoying the benefits of privacy and marvellous views to the Kalami bay.   Villa Erato Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Villa Erato is one of the stylish villas in the Erkina complex, in the heart of Kalami village promising relaxing holidays near the sea.   Villa Myrto Corfu villa in Kalami Sleeping 4-6 MORE INFO Villa Myrto is a two-storey villa situated in an elevated position within the Erkina Complex.   Il Giardino Segreto di Prospero Corfu traditional villa in Ipsos Sleeping 15-17 MORE INFO ?L GIARDINO SEGRETO DI PROSPERO is an intriguing mix of tradition, elegance, finesse and comfort that offers a get away with a fairy-tale view of the most amazing Corfiot landscape, flora and fauna.   Villa Renata Corfu villa in Barbati Sleeping up to 4-6 people MORE INFO Villa Renata is a stylish villa on an elevated position surrounded by olive groves, just 70 m from the renowned beach of Barbati. The villa enjoys peacefulness as well as marvelous views across the sparkling Ionian Sea to Greek mainland and Albania.

Corfu History for Paleolithic Period

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Paleolithic Period & History (734 – 229 BC) of Corfu

Human remains and tools have been found mainly in the southwest of Corfu (Gardiki), which indicates that the island was inhabited since the Paleolithic period (30.000 – 7.000 BC). The first acknowledged Neolithic (6000 BC) settlement was discovered in the north of Corfu, in the area of Sidari, which continued until the Bronze Age. There have also been discovered similar findings from that age in the southwest Corfu, as Kefali, Afiona and Ermones.

The Greek speakers, Eretrians, from Euboia in the middle of 8th century BC, colonized Corfu for the first time. The Illyrians, the previous residents of the island, were displaced to the center of the island. The Eretrians were staying near to the Yllicos Port, where the lake of Chalikiopoulos is now located. The Corinthians, with their leader Hersikratos, were settled in the island in 734 BC and occupied it, assimilating the Liburnians, who were living on the island. The colony had a quick development; it became an independent state, winning a battle against the old metropolis during the 7th century (Thucydides, “Kerkyraika").

The Corfiots together with the Vackhiades managed to obtain power over the other colonies, Sicily and Illyria and they became a threat to the Corinthians. They established the prosperous first colony, Epidamno, in 625 BC. (known as Dyrachio today). The Corinthian tyrant, Periandros, managed to defeat them.

The Corinthian influence, mostly during the Periandros’ tyranny, was extremely significant for the economical development and the flourishing of the Corinthian art. There are still remnants from important monuments such as the circular cenotaph of Menekratus (Kyprou str.) aged around the end of 7th century BC. and the Doric Temple of Artemis on the west of Monastery of Ag. Theodoron.

After Periandros died, Corfu, being a free island, became a flourishing commercial center due to the commercial transactions with the other areas. According to the archeological findings, the center of the town was in Paleopolis and the Alcinoos’ Port. Houses had been built on the west side of the Kanoni Peninsula, and the holy place of goddess Hera and Apollona, the Corkyrian, was on the east side, above the hills (Mon Repo). The cemetery was outside the town, in the area of Garitsa in Corfu.

In 435 BC there was a big crisis in the relationship between Corinth and Corfu. Athens, on the other hand, was trying to extend its economical and political influence to the west. Corfu made an alliance with the Athenians, which resulted in the beginning of the Peloponnesian War. This crisis was also because of the power that Corfu had created. Corinth had established many colonies in the west with the purpose being to secure the commercial transactions. Corfu managed to develop the economical status with its own commercial fleet, establishing also colonies by itself. After a while, Corfu became totally independent from its Metropolis (Corinth). Corfu Town had two ports, the port of Alcinoos, that was located on the market place opposite to Epirus, and the port of Illycos, where Perama is now located.

In 427 BC. Corfu established a democracy. The system of democracy was vulnerable; it was dependant on the successful battles or defeats of the Athenians. When the Athenians won, democracy was stable in Corfu, but when they were defeated, the oligarchics came up and developed their activities. Their goal was to recall the neutrality of the island in order to gain as much profits as they could, especially in war times. On the contrary, the democratic part supported the Athenian war, which led to the catastrophic civil war in Corfu.

At the end of the Peloponnesian War (404 BC.) the Athenians introduced a Federation including the naval cities against the Spartans. Corfu participated by the side of the Athenians. The Spartans decided to dominate the island, but the Athenians sent their forces and they succeeded in displacing them. After some years, Corfu was still having civil conflict and a lot of crusaders conquered the island. The Illyrian pirates tried to besiege Corfu, in 229 BC. The weaken Corfiots were forced to compromise with the crusaders.

As a result, Corfu was exhausted and unable to deal with the problems from the wars. The island got through under the administration of the Romans in order to avoid the pirates.

 

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