If you’re craving some Mediterranean sun, but wish to avoid the same old locations and tourist traps, you’re in luck. Two alternative luxury places to stay in Corfu, Greece have recently opened up and are ready for you to visit.
As well as offering an unforgettable guest experience, both of these luxurious spots on Corfu have sustainability and eco-friendliness at their core. Both are committed to minimising their impact on the environment, so you can enjoy a guilt-free green break. Here’s how you can book your alternative luxury stay in Corfu…
The Olivar Suites
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, away from the hustle and bustle of the town and tourists, the Olivar Suites are the perfect alternative place to stay in Corfu.
Located only a 30 minute drive away from Corfu Town, the Olivar Suites were built around an 18th-century olive oil mill and are situated on the gorgeous sandy southeast coast of Messonghi beach.
Made up of just 120 suites, the owners are able to tailor your experience to meet your needs – giving a unique and personal touch to your stay. Whether you’re in the market for a romantic trip for two or a family holiday, you can choose from a wide array of suites to suit you. Better yet, many of the suites even have their own private pools for you to enjoy the Mediterranean heat away from the rest of the hotel’s guests.
Just some of the amazing features at The Olivar Suites include a luxury pool, a spa, a gym, an all-day Corfiot restaurant and an all-day bar. They also offer a variety of experiences for you to enjoy by appointment, such as an exclusive dinner on the beach or private room dining.
If this wasn’t enough to convince you, they are committed to providing a 5-star luxury experience without the usual toll on the environment; they aim to keep their consumption of natural resources and environmental impact to a minimum.
Dr Kavvadia’s Organic Farm
If you’re hoping for a rustic retreat into the heart of Corfiot tradition, history and culture, try Dr Kavvadia’s Organic Farm for size.
This family-run farm is conveniently located 15 minutes north of Corfu Town by car. This organic farm is the perfect location and easily accessible to popular beaches of Corfu’s northeastern coastline.
The Dr Kavvadia’s Organic Farm has a rich history, dating back to the 18th century, when a small olive press was built by the farm’s olive grove. It is now home to the famous Dr. Kavvadia Extra Virgin Olive Oil – which is still made by traditional methods. The family-run business practices natural, sustainable farming, based on the belief that the tastiest, healthiest olive oil is produced from the healthiest, happiest olive trees.
Accommodation is available in the Olive Storage House, which, as the most historic building on the farm, was once used to house farm goods and olive oil during the 19th century. This beautiful, rustic space has 2 bedrooms which sleeps up to 4 people, as well as and a large living room.
During your stay, you can also enjoy al fresco meals made from the farm’s fresh produce in its stunning garden which includes hammocks, chairs and a dining table. You won’t be alone, either — the farm’s cats are sure to keep you company throughout your time there.