Old Perithia

Corfu's Oldest Village – Guide and Where to Stay

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Planning a Honeymoon? How about a ‘Town & Country Escape’ in Corfu

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It may be the most photographed house on Corfu, but The Merchant’s House Boutique B&B in Old Perithia continues to be one of the most unique places to stay, an exclusive accommodation in the oldest village on the island.

Old Perithia used to be a hideaway from pirate attacks, which blighted mountain villages and towns near to the coast. Old Perithia at 408m, located in the northeast corner of the island, nestles below Mount Pantokrator, 906m and the highest point on Corfu. We discovered it on one of our trips to the island and loved the clean mountain air, the spirit of the place, the mood and beauty of the landscape, the undisturbed charm of its houses and churches. The village had a few popular tavernas but nowhere to stay, and so…

During ‘a year in Corfu’, working closely with the archaeological department, we faithfully restored a row of mid 17th century ‘Merchant’s Houses’ in this protected heritage site. From Spring until Autumn, in an area of great natural beauty, we are open to guests who seek a unique, exclusive and atmospheric place to stay.

Stroll through the cobbled paths, admire the characteristic houses with their Venetian origins, explore the surrounding countryside, or enjoy the peace and quiet, rest and relaxation. The glorious beaches of the north east are just 20 minutes drive away.

In the evening we welcome you back to the gentle luxury of our boutique B&B where, resting on our terrace beneath unpolluted night skies, you can listen to the sounds of the Ionian night as it settles over the hills.

From our own ‘honeymoon’ experience we also highly recommend our ‘Town & Country Escape’ where you can spend a relaxing time unwinding after your wedding, and then soak up the culture and cuisine in Corfu town, whilst staying at the charming Hotel Bella Venezia. For more information visit: http://www.merchantshousecorfu.com

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