Villa Giovannina is owned by the great grand- daughter of Giovannina herself. As a young girl, she came to live at the Achillion Palace with her parents, who were part of the entourage of the empress. Her father was the captain of her yacht and her mother was in charge of the palace and all the servants. She married and her children grew up running and playing in the palace gardens. They continued to live there during the Kaiser’s occupation of the Achillion until the beginning of WW2, when they left to live in Alexandria. In 1960 her son and grand- son returned to Corfu and built this villa, where she spent her final years, enjoying the tranquility and remembering times gone by.
The villa has been transformed by a complete restoration program providing an environment of the highest standard whilst adhering to an eco-friendly philosophy throughout. The villa is set on a hillside overlooking the bay with breath-taking views down the south-west coast of Corfu. The house is centrally air-conditioned, has a pool with hydro-massage and a small gym with a massage table (appointments can be booked for a fee) All beds and bedding have been provided by COCO MAT, an internationally known company using only natural materials in their products.
Fully fitted kitchen, with filtered water on tap
Large living room /dining room
WIFI free, TV in all rooms with satellite
Covered eating area outside
Swimming pool 5mx10m, pool towels provided
Washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine
CHECK IN 14.30. CHECK OUT 10.30
5 min. walk to small supermarket, bus stop to Corfu town and the south, car hire
5 min. walk to the beach
30 min. walk to Gastouri, where the Achillion Palace can be found, also tavernas, coffee bar
10 km. from airport
Many beaches available around the Villa.
There are lots of beaches in Corfu Island offering you the ability to learn and practice Scuba Diving and we can arrange that for you!
Visit Paleokastritsa Beach for a tour in places only a boat can take you!
What is more to love about this place is that it’s available all year long! If you are more like a winter traveler, you’ll find yourself the perfect sanctuary with all the comforts someone could ask for and at the same time feeling reconnected with nature and totally astonished with the views of the raging sea. Give yourself the luxury of relaxing in a heavenly environment while the fire is burning in the fireplace and you’ll be enjoying wonderful sounds and views that offer an idyllic setting of total coziness and indulgence.
What is more, from Villa Thalia stunning beaches and wonderful caves are within close reach to be explored, like Angelokastro, Agia Triada etc! You also have the chance to easily organize memorable day trips to exotic and unknown beaches which you can visit only by boat. The boat trips can be arranged in various bays at Paleokastritsa area and these magnificent beaches are far enough to feel away from the crowds but still close enough to the comfort of your home. Otherwise if you prefer the convenience of an organized beach, you have numerous choices within a short walk to various coasts, where you can rent umbrellas and chairs. The distance from the Corfu Town, where the port and the airport are located as well, is about 25 kilometers.