Corfu – the perfect lifestyle choice
Corfu is the emerald isle of the Ionian Sea, where there is an enormous choice of land and property, including luxury villas, holiday hideaways, permanent homes and commercial investments – a range to suit every budget, in all areas.
Although the island is not large, it’s hugely varied, offering a wealth of views, terrains and climates. You can breakfast on your balcony overlooking the sea, lunch on top of the mountain among the olive groves, and have pre-dinner drinks watching the sunset on the beach. All within just a few minute's drive!
Apart from it’s obvious appeal, on a practical level Corfu is a great ‘living’ choice – nowhere is far away from a beach, taverna or shops, plus Corfu Town offers Venetian architecture, museums, shopping and atmosphere.
Flights are frequent from all over Europe - including Russia - and flight times are short. Plus the airport is no more than an hour from even the most distant parts of the island.
Corfu really does offer something for everyone – spectacular sandy beaches, rock bathing, fishing harbours, turquoise sea and stunningly beautiful views.
The locals welcome all nationalities, both as visitors or permanent residents, and many speak several languages. Add to this ease of access, an incredibly low crime rate and an enviable climate and it’s hard to think of a better choice for an overseas property.
"Corfu is almost two different islands, one in the summer, and one in the winter, and both appealing in their own way."
There is a wide range of travel options when you plan your journey to buy property in Corfu, including scheduled and charter flights, domestic and international ferries.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like advice before booking flights, hotels, ferries, car rental, etc. We will be only too happy to help. Our experience means that we are ideally placed to assist you with recommendations for virtually any service you are likely to require, whether for your trip or for your stay in Corfu.
During the summer months there are direct charter flights from many parts of Europe, the Balkans and eastern Europe. In addition, Easyjet offers regular scheduled flights from London, Bristol, Manchester, Berlin and Milan. Ryanair also fly twice weekly from Stansted and Monarch have a scheduled service three times a week from Gatwick. Wizz Air offer cheap summer flights from Budapest and Warsaw. Access to Paxos is either by a combination of flights to Corfu and then the regular ferry or Flying Dolphin services from Corfu, or by ferry from Igoumenitsa.
During the winter, flying to and from Corfu is via Athens or Thessaloniki with daily scheduled flights from Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines, British Airways and Easyjet.
Alternatively, Ryanair fly regularly from London to Brindisi, Bari, Ancona and Venice, all of which are just a ferry ride from Corfu.
If you are planning to arrive by car the main ferry operators have routes from Italy to Corfu and mainland Greece.
Corfu has a large number of hotels to suit any budget. Choosing and booking online has never been easier. However, in the winter months it's difficult to find any outside Corfu Town that are still open. We are always happy to describe hotels either over the telephone or by email, so that your choice is likely to suit your taste and budget.
We have many years of experience with luxury villa rentals, so if you would like to rent a villa or a smaller apartment in Corfu while you look for property, do let us know and we will make some recommendations. For car rental whilst you are in Corfu we would recommend corfucarhiredassia.comfor economical new vehicles.
Please ask for assistance and advice. We have arrived and departed from Corfu (mostly from the UK) more times than we care to remember and are always happy to pass on any hints and tips that we have picked up over the years.
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Corfu town is one of the prettiest towns in the Mediterranean. A mixture of Italian, French and British influences combine to make the town unique in Greece, almost a half-way-house between the East and the West.
The old town, which runs between two ancient fortresses, along the sea coast and inland in a maze of cobbled streets and steep steps, has been granted UNESCO World Heritage status, and is full of delights for the visitor and resident alike. There are myriad churches, squares and alleyways to explore, the famous esplanade - Liston - modeled on the Rue de Rivoli - is famous for its coffee shops and restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by. In the summer the wide pavements and adjoining park are thronged with visitors, and in winter the locals congregate here to exchange news and views and gossip while their children play. In the evenings as the dusk falls and the house martins whirl and swirl amongst the rooftops, groups of teenagers gather to pass the time on their way to and from extra lessons or music practice. Totally Mediterranean in this respect, Corfiots live their lives outside and the climate encourages the visitor to join in and pretend to be Greek.
There are many top quality restaurants serving a wide variety of local specialities and dishes from other countries as well as smaller local tavernas, intimate bars, coffee and cake shops. The town is the centre of island life not only because of its many shops, but because it is here that you will find doctors, banks, accountants and all the essentials for daily living. Ferry boats to and from the mainland ply the narrow straits - it takes just 1.5 hours to reach the Greek port of Igoumenitsa which then connects with various mainland locations via wide and largely empty motorways. Cruise ships regularly dock and unload their passengers to explore the island, and the airport is located on the edge of the town.
Central North Corfu
North East Corfu
North West Corfu
- Location: Central
- Nearby Villages: Sgombou (1.5km) Gazatika (1.5km)
- Nearest Beach: Dassia (5.5km)
- Distance to Corfu Town: 12km
Poulades is a small hamlet nestled in the hills in the centre of the island, not too far from Corfu Town to the south and the beaches on the North East coast. The countryside around the village is virtually unspoilt so is perfect for those seeking a tranquil location.