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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 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.   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 Mythology

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Mythology for the name of Ionian Sea

Io, the princess of Argos, was the priestess of Hera. Zeus fell in love with her. In order to avoid Hera’s suspicions, he turned Io into a white heifer.

Zeus was with Io in the clouds when Hera was looking for him, she saw him with Io. Zeus pretended that he had never seen that cow before and offered Io as a present to Hera, who in turn sent her away having Argus – who had hundred eyes – to watch her. Zeus sent god Hermes, who lulled Argus to sleep and eventually killed him. After Io was free, she wandered trying to avoid Hera’s range.

So, the Ionian Sea was named after her wanderings in her attempt to escape. On her travels, she met Prometheus who told her that she would get back her human form again, but she would have been wandering for many years. Io’s wanderings finished to Nile, where she re-obtained her human nature and delivered her son, Epaphus. Many generations after him, Hercules was born and he was the one who set Prometheus free.

Corfu Island' s Ancient Names

Corfu has a long history through the ages. Corfu was named Corkyra, who was a naias nymph of the Argolis, daughter of the river Assopos. She was abducted by Poseidon, the god of sea, to the island and bore his son, Phaiax. Since then, the inhabitants of the island were called Phaecians, as mentioned by Homer.

Another name of Corfu in the ancient times was Drepane, - which means scythe – because of its shape.

According to Homer, Corfu was also named Scheria. The Phaecians had moved from Hyperia. King Nausithus surrounded the city with walls, built houses and temples in order to protect his people from the Cyclops, who plundered them.

After the Greeks had conquered Troy, Ullysses, the most well known hero, started his adventurous return journey back to Ithaca, which lasted 10 whole years. The reason for this long delay was the implacable hatred that god Poseidon had against Ullysses, as he was the one who had blinded his son, the Cyclops Polyphemus, so he continuously restrained him from arriving home by generating tempest, which wrecked his boat. But Athena, who was the goddess of wisdom, battle and war and certain crafts, protected him (at those times the gods of Olympus had their own friends and enemies!), she ceased the tempests and led his craft into an island. So Ullysses reached the coast of Corfu and fell asleep.

At those times, Alkinoos, son of Nausithus, was the king of the Phaecians. Nausica, his daughter, being pushed by Athena in her dreams, went with her maids to the river to wash the clothes; she found Ullysses and gave him shelter in the palace. In this way Homer shows that hospitality was very important to the Greeks since the ancient years. After Ullysses had recounted his adventures, King Alcinoos offered him a ship, properly equipped, to take him back to Ithaca. He was also the king who gave shelter to Jason and the Argonauts from the Colchains who pursued them after they had stolen the Golden Fleece from Colchis with the help of the sorceress and the princess of Colchis Medea. It was a quest to bring it back to the king of Iolcus, Pelia, who had overthrown his father, in order to take the kingdom back in his hands.

The name of Corfu is also related with Gorgyra or Gorgo, the monstrous Medusa, who was snake-haired and had the power to transform everyone looking at her into stone. Perseus with the aid of goddess Athena managed to kill her, cutting of her head, as Medusa was one of the three Corgons who was mortal. Pegasos (the winged horse) and Chrysaor were born from her blood.

Medusa is depicted on the west façade of the Doric Temple of Artemis, in Kanoni peninsula in Corfu. The “Gorgo pediment” is the oldest archeological finding (590-580 BC – Middle Archaic Period) of the excavations in Greece (Archeological Museum of Corfu).

It is also said that the name Corfu is derived from the corypho = coryphi (peak), by the twin peaks of the Corfu town where the old fortress is located.

 

 

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