Holiday Villas in Kassiopi, Corfu
Boubas Villas - Villa Angelina and Villa Loukas - are two very comfortable, stone built houses, located on a hillside overlooking the small port of Kassiopi. They enjoy the rare facility of being in a tranquil rural location and at the same time offering beautiful sea views - and just five to ten minutes easy walk from the village of Kassiopi. Filippos and his English wife Ruth are the proud owners of Villa Angelina and Villa Loukas. Ruth takes great pride in taking care of the villas and acting as 'concierge' to the guests staying in them. She lives close, but unobtrusively nearby and is 'on hand' 24 hours a day to deal with any problems should they arise. Ruth prides herself on guests feeling totally at home during their stay.
Family and Kassiopi History
Many years ago, Filippos's ancestors came from Epirus on the mainland of Greece, driven out by the marauding Turks, and it was in 1560 that Filippos's great, great, great ... grandparents bought a substantial property, sloping down to what was then the tiny fishing hamlet of Kassiopi, with its perfect natural harbour. A stone house was built with a commanding view of the sea, holding a strategic position, looking north to the Corfu Channel and the Albanian mountains. The location proved valuable in the last war, when the Germans and Italians used it as a look out point and to store ammunition. Filippos's mother, a small child at the time, remembers being given chocolate from the "enemy" and also hiding in a small natural cave on the property to avoid British bombs. This small cave has been retained and made into a feature.
The Perfect Villas for your Corfu Holiday
Filippos's immense pride in his family's history is reflected in the many touches found in these comfortable houses. Whilst the original stone house (Once occupied by Filipos's mother) was demolished to make way for the new villas, each original piece of old stone has been "recycled and utilized", giving the houses a wonderful feeling of history. The houses faithfully follow traditional Corfiot design, whilst incorporating today's modern comforts. Built also with the use of local stone, there has been huge attention made to the detail in retaining the traditional style. Extensive all round terraces ensure a mixture of country views over olive groves and up to the hills behind and panoramic views over Kassiopi to the sea and coastline. During high season, when temperatures can soar, a very welcome breeze visits of an afternoon, especially at Villa Loukas which is situated on a higher level than Angelina. Each villa has its own private pool, BBQ area, gardens and terraces as well as a parking area secured by its own gate. The villas have the advantage of being situated in tranquil surroundings amongst olive trees but at the same time boasting the most stunning rural and sea views. Both villas are within 5 to 7 minutes walking distance of the local village of Kassiopi with holiday ameneties such as bars, restaurants, tourist offices, beaches, shops etc.
Family Holidays in Kassiopi, Corfu
Being so close to Kassiopi, the villas are ideal in the cooler low season enjoying scenic walks and admiring the natural beauty of the area (beautiful wild flowers in May), reading and chilling out. A perfect time for couples or those with small children. In the high season, those with teenagers can enjoy a quiet night at home whilst their children can walk safely into the village and creep back in the early hours without disturbing their parents. It is possible to manage without a car, although it is always recommended in order to explore the island. Renting a boat is also recommended as a very enjoyable way of seeing the stunning coastline and enjoying a secluded swim at one of the many beautiful bays, or relaxing over a long lunch at one of the many tavernas on the coast.