Kassiopi area, Avlaki, Corfu

The north-eastern region of Corfu, an island noted for the outstanding beauty and variety of its scenery, is set apart by the harmony of its landscape, a perfect marriage of mountain and sea, forest and olive grove. It is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the Mediterranean, and is already home to some of the most desirable properties in Greece. No wonder, then, that it is now one of the most sought-after areas.

Avlaki is one of many particularly lovely bays in this area, but is unique in that half its area is protected from development being Forestry Commission land. One of the two headlands that embrace the graceful curve of the bay is covered in thick undergrowth, a fragrant blend of shrubs and herbs that shelters wild flowers and wildlife of all kinds. Sea eagles soar over the bay and sea-lilies grow at the very edge of the white beach, with its smooth, egg-shaped pebbles and clear, clean water.

A fresh breeze blows here every afternoon, bringing respite from the heat of summer and providing hours of wonderful sailing and windsurfing weather. Yet, with all its advantages, Avlaki is never crowded, and remains virtually unknown, even to the majority of the inhabitants of Corfu itself. In this unspoiled corner of Corfu, this property has so far remained a secret, invisible, inviolate, the perfect setting for a Corfiot home in the sun.

Only an hour's drive from the airport, the port, the town of Corfu and the Gouvia yacht marina, and a few minutes away from the amenities of the attractive resort of Kassiopi, Avlaki retains a serene exclusivity, attracting those who seek tranquillity. There are two excellent tavernas right on the beach, a sailing school, and boats and pedaloes can be hired. Just across the headland is the pretty little harbour of St. Stephano, popular with yachtsmen and a favourite with up-market villa companies and their clients.  

Avlaki Bay, Corfu