There is nowhere quite like Villa Posillipo; gracefully emerging from her secluded seafront gardens over the pristine waters of the Channel of Corfu. Dating back to 1750, once a vigilant defender of the Venetian Port, just a few kilometers from the UNESCO town of Corfu, this extraordinary property in Kontokali embodies a fusion of timeless charm, modern indulgence and an air of serenity that transports you through a dreamlike experience. The villa’s design, shaped by centuries of history, effortlessly merges with the vast expanse of nature that surrounds it – boundless space, shimmering waters, refreshing air.
This unique blend forms a profound sense of belonging, one that can only be found in a few remarkable places. The villa’s 300 years of heritage add a layer of richness and depth, inviting guests to immerse themselves in its captivating story. Amidst a sea of alternatives, this exceptional retreat stands unyielding, offering a genuine and unforgettable escape. The estate offers delightful discoveries at every turn, including two pathways that lead to a picturesque pebble and shingle nigh private beach, just a stone’s throw away from its enchanting sea gates.
May / October: Minimum stay of 5 nights
June / July / August: Minimum stay of 7 nights / Check-In / Out: Saturdays
Accommodation at Villa Posillipo
Villa Posillipo Layout:
Posillipo has undergone a meticulous and affectionate preservation endeavor, skillfully reviving its rich tapestry of Venetian, French, and British architectural elements to their original splendor, surpassing all expectations. With modern luxuries, discreetly and thoughtfully interwoven, this magnificently preserved 18th century residence breathes newfound vitality into its noble heritage. Accommodation spreads over three floors with spacious entertaining space on ground floor and five en-suite bedrooms in the upper floors.
A majestic entrance leads to Pigna, an elegant reception room adorned with high ceilings and original tiled floors. The Rotonda dining room offers mesmerizing bay views and a French veranda door for delightful al fresco dining. Explore the Salizzo terrace with its breathtaking sea panoramas. The Sisi bathroom, graced with a marble bathtub from Empress Elizabeth of Austria’s summer residence. The Ivy kitchen features vintage cabinetry, modern appliances, and an ivy-shaded outdoor dining area.
The Cyclamen double bedroom, with an adjoining Amaryllis drawing room and a shower room with beach views. The Belladonna double bedroom, offering en-suite facilities and sweeping vistas of the Ionian Sea.
Three double-twin bedrooms: Calla, Mallow, and Magnolia, each boasting en-suite shower rooms. The gardens showcase the diverse beauty of Corfu, with old stone pines and lush flora.
The estate is graced with beautifully maintained gardens, featuring a variety of trees, plants, and outdoor activities. Savor outdoor dining on the Ivy al fresco and relish sunrise breakfasts on the east-facing Salizzo terrace. The estate’s 200m shoreline beckons for sea glass hunting and snorkeling in the Posidonia meadows, a thriving marine ecosystem.
Guests can enjoy the tennis court and pool, offering the ideal balance between relaxation and physical activity.
Villa Posillipo gained fame as the enchanting backdrop for the acclaimed British TV series “The Durrells,” artfully capturing the essence of the Durrell family’s idyllic life in 1930s Corfu.
Villa Posillipo offers a dedicated team, including a house manager, maid, breakfast cook, caretaker, and gardener, ensuring a carefree and restful stay.
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