The best hotels in Corfu


The Olivar Suites

Less is definitely more in this trendy spot on the island’s beach-fringed southeast coast, buried in centuries-old olive groves opposite a narrow pebbled cove near the bustling resort town of Moraitika – and a stone’s throw away. only 15 minutes along scarlet and vanilla oleander-lined roads to Corfu town. Minimalist style combines here with touches of comfort to create a village-style haven away from the coastal crowds. 120 spacious suites each have a swimming pool surrounded by delightfully private gardens, clustered around an old oil mill, with a solid granite millstone and oak-beamed levers.

Run by former Grace Santorini chef Spyros Agious, the Flya Restaurant offers delicious meze snacks and other local delights, while the resort’s Aegeo Spa offers a host of scented therapies, including a vigorous massage inspired by the techniques used during of the first Olympic Games and an invigorating deep tissue treatment using white spirit punch-packing, raki.

Address: MESSONGHI, 490 80, Greece

Rodostamo Hotel & Spa

Discreet, elegant and effortlessly friendly service is the keystone of this lavish and sprawling couples resort adrift in its 28-acre estate of silver-leafed olive trees rippling along the exclusive Kommeno Peninsula in Corfu, where well-heeled Corfiots have their posh villas. 50 open-plan rooms and suites have thick beds and sea or garden views. For more exclusive digs, hop on the glass-walled cable car and be whisked to the top of a tree-lined hill where 16 bungalows and villas with hot tubs or private pools offer spectacular views of Kommeno Bay. With plenty of tasty treats, including chef Bruno Braga’s modern take on local cuisine at the a la carte restaurant RR and a spa where treatments include the signature Rodostamo using the fragrant rose water for which the resort was named, there’s really no reason to leave this peaceful refuge. If you’re tempted to explore, however, the Rodastomo’s private shuttle will whisk you in air-conditioned comfort to the cobbled streets of Corfu Town or the silk-sand beach of Dassia in minutes.

Address: 3 Kyknon St. , Kommeno, Kerkira 491 00, Greece


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