“Gradually the magic of the island settled over us gently and clingingly as pollen.’
– Gerald Durrell, My Family and Other Animals


The magic of the island still seduces every visitor who is magnetized by the unparalleled beauty of the cosmopolitan Queen of the Ionian Sea: a green haven of 4 million olive trees, 6,000 rare species of wild flowers, picturesque villages, a spectacular coastline, a stunning landscape and a jewel old town that is a Unesco Heritage Site. The cosmopolitan old town with the tall impressive houses, the picturesque alleys and the two imposing fortresses has an italian air as Venetians have left a distinct mark, having ruled the island for over 400 years.

Corfu owes its charm to its multicultural heritage, a unique mosaic of Venetian, British, French and Greek civilizations. This magnificent amalgam of cultures is reflected in architectural buildings, local customs, dialect and food.

On the northeast coast of the island there is a hideaway heaven with a legendary horseshoe-shaped bay. This is Kalami, our home, in the heart of Corfiot Riviera.

Graceful cypresses, wise olive trees, magnificent rock formations and most emerald calm waters, characterize this idyllic spot, located at 28 km from Corfu town, which has become legendary as its landscape inspired the English writer Lawrence Durrell for his novel “Prospero’s Cell.” Lawrence and his wife Nancy lived in the seaside White House in the 1930’s and absolutely fell in love with the location and people.

Apart from its connection to the Durrells, Kalami is also famous as it was the setting for the 1981 James Bond movie ‘For Your Eyes Only” and the 1978 film ‘The Greek Tycoon’.

The host – Vassia – is amazing!

The property is located in a beautiful spot and Vassia could not have been more helpful while we were there! Would recommend this property so highly!

Rob, UK

Perfectly located, immaculately clean room with great well equipped kitchen facilities and an amazing view out to sea.

Vassia is the perfect friendly host with great connections and ideas for exploring the best of Corfu. Thank you and Demitri for taking us on a walk and sharing some secrets of Corfu. From five days exploring Corfu this has to be the best place to stay in the best location on the island with some lovely beaches right outside or all within easy walking distance.

Ian, UK

Kalami and Villa Nena really exceeded our expectations

When we arrived at the apartment, there were already some little nice things, such as water, fruits, kumquat sweets etc. So it was a really warm welcome 🙂 ...

Hanna, Poland

Simple, modern, clean and very comfortable villa.

Bed was the most comfortable I had whilst touring Corfu. Lovely views of the bay through the olive trees. The real star of this property is the host Vassia....

Matt, UK

A perfect destination to relax and enjoy the peace of a villa and the quiet life of a Corfu village

First impressions count and our host Vassia met us with the keys and a glass of wine on the terrace. What a great start. The rooms are beautiful and the beds are the most comfortable we have slept in....

Helen & John, UK

Villa Nena is a hideaway in a private estate of 4.000 sq. m. in the heart of the Corfiot Riviera. The villa is an architectural jewel, overlooking Kalami Bay, perfectly integrated in the natural landscape.

It is just above the famous White House, where the famous writer Lawrence Durrell lived in 19030’s with his wife Nancy.

The Studio Suites

Green is the color of nature, trees and this is the concept of Studio Vassia bedroom area. You instantly get the feeling of being in a beautiful forest and the Coco-Mat “Sleep On Nature” bed system finds its perfect home…

Lavender is linked to the value of youth and vitality and lavender flower represents love at first sight! This is the concept of Studio Tonia bedroom area. Once you enter the suite it is going to be a love at first sight feeling!…

Italian inspired studio suite Lucilla has a charming distinct pinkish terracotta color, characterising many venetian buildings in the old city of Corfu and beautiful cottages in the countryside…