Our Story

Our story begins in 1981. Our parents were endlessly searching the whole island to find the perfect location to build a summer home.

Kalami was always a beloved Sunday destination for a summer swim and we have spent magical childhood moments swimming and jumping from the White House rocks, imagining the great life Lawrence Durrell and his wife Nancy had lived in exactly the same spot in the 1930s.

Prospero’s cell was our bedtime story, narrated with tenderness by our mother, a great admirer of Durrell, a fact that played a key role when the opportunity to acquire the plot above the Durrell’s rocks arose. So this is how our story begins, with our father, a renowned Corfiot doctor purchasing a plot from a client whose’s family owned many acres in Kalami. The family villa was built, designed by our mother Nena, soon to become the iconic house with the tower overlooking the bay. Three beautiful studios were developed in the guest house of the villa, named after the three daughters: Vassia, Tonia and Lucilla.

Since then, the villa has been hosting the family, friends, children, grandchildren, weddings, anniversary parties and many special moments. In the decade of 1990-2000 the studios were rented to holiday makers, many of them became repeated visitors and great friends.

In 2019 the decision was taken to fully renovate the guest house with the vision to start offering boutique accommodation to sophisticated travelers who are looking for a sanctuary in nature.