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Old Perithia & The Merchant’s House B&B Corfu | Press & Media 2014-2015

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Here are a few links to press and media articles that we are delighted to share, as we continue to endeavour to bring Old Perithia, one of Corfu’s oldest villages, and certainly the best example, back  to life and to restore its community once more. To stay in touch with what’s going on in Old Perithia and around the island of Corfu visit or ‘Like’ our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OldPerithia:

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2015 B&B’s and Inns, Greece: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/TravelersChoice-Hotels-cInnsBB-g189398

BA Highlife [British Airways] | Six was to see the Real Corfu: http://highlife.ba.com/articles/six-ways-to-see-the-real-corfu

Telegraph Travel Best Hotels, Best Places to Eat, Best Attractions Corfu: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tr…/hotel/36517/Corfu-hotels.html

Travel Weekly |Ionian Idyll: http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/01/09/46578/corfu+ionian+idyll.html

Fodor’s Choices in Corfu 2015: http://www.fodors.com/…/eur…/greece/corfu/review-608150.html

The Vie Design | The Merchant’s House B&B Review, Corfu: http://theviedesign.com/2015/01/29/corfu-greece/

The Press & Journal | Discovering Corfu’s Charms: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/travel/478882/discovering-corfus-charms/

Jacoline Vinke’s 80 Small Hotels in Greece: http://www.smallhotelsingreece.com/hotels/ionian/the-merchant-s-house

The Northern Echo: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/entertainment/11177517.True_Corfu/

Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/travel/ct-top-10-undiscovered-destinations-corfu-photo.html

 

 

 

 

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Old Perithia | Telegraph’s: Best Hotel, Best Tavernas, Best Attraction – Corfu

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Click on the link below to see what Telegraph Travel had to say about Old Perithia:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/hotel/36517/Corfu-hotels.html

Corfu’s Oldest Village | Old Perithia | Revealed

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Click the link to read the Reveal Greece article about Corfu’s Oldest Village | Old Perithia – http://www.reveal-greece.com/corfu-oldest-village-old-perithia

The Merchant’s House Boutique B&B Corfu 2013 Bookings

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For those planning a holiday in Corfu this Spring, Summer or Autumn – The Merchant’s House Boutique B&B in Corfu’s oldest village is now bookable directly or via HolidayLettings and through selected leading travel agents.

Open from the beginning of April this year, this privately owned and managed restoration is of three house dating back to c. 1650 and is located in the Heritage Protected mountain village of Old Perithia in the northeast of the island offering a truly personal holiday experience.

As the only accommodation in the village, it is a unique place to stay, although the village has five tavernas so there’s no shortage of good places to eat. Breakfast is included at the adjoining taverna and Old Perithia is established as a perfect location for walking, relaxing, and enjoying the countryside as it is also designated as ‘an area of natural beauty.’ Many of the island’s most beautiful beaches are within 20-30 minutes drive away.

 

The Merchant's House B&B in Corfu's oldest village, Old Perithia.

The Merchant’s House B&B in Corfu’s oldest village, Old Perithia.

 

Tomorrow on ITV1 Corfu: A tale of two islands, features Old Perithia, Corfu’s Oldest Village

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The Merchant’s House Boutique B&B in Corfu’s Oldest Village features in – Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands  ITV1 UK 8-part series

EPISODE 2, ITV1 Thursday, 18th October 22.35 GMT

Billing:

Director|Producer Peter Beard – Series Director|Producer Matt Pelly – A Century Films Production

Corfu is buzzing. 500,000 Brits fly there each summer and around 10,000 of us have even chosen to live there. It is the Greek holiday island of choice for many British holidaymakers, and we easily out-number every other nationality holidaying on the island.
This week we meet more Brits who have fallen for the charms of this alluring island.
Marcus sells and develops multimillion pound, beachfront properties. He’s profiting from Corfu’s shift in industry from the agriculture that dominated the economy up until the 60’s, to tourism today. But as the island grows more popular it is becoming increasingly difficult to track down the picture-perfect plot.
Marcus’s most recent client is Oxfordshire housewife Susie who, along with husband Mark, has scoured Corfu for the perfect retreat from the stresses of life in the UK.
Further inland in the shadow of the “The Almighty”, Mount Pantokrator, lies a village where one couple are trying to reinvigorate the old ways. Mark Hendriksen and his Dutch wife Saskia Bosch fell in love with the abandoned village of Old Perithia while on holiday. The pair have now started an ambitious project to breathe life back into the idyll, and the first step is to get their Boutique B&B up and running.

Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands – EPISODE 2, 18th October ITV1 22.35

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Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands  ITV1 UK 8-part series

The Billing for next week’s episode… features a visit to Old Perithia and The Merchant’s House Boutique B&B

EPISODE 2, ITV1 Thursday, 18th October 22.35 GMT

Corfu is buzzing. 500,000 Brits fly there each summer and around 10,000 of us have even chosen to live there. It is the Greek holiday island of choice for many British holidaymakers, and we easily out-number every other nationality holidaying on the island.
This week we meet more Brits who have fallen for the charms of this alluring island.
Marcus sells and develops multimillion pound, beachfront properties. He’s profiting from Corfu’s shift in industry from the agriculture that dominated the economy up until the 60’s, to tourism today. But as the island grows more popular it is becoming increasingly difficult to track down the picture-perfect plot.
Marcus’s most recent client is Oxfordshire housewife Susie who, along with husband Mark, has scoured Corfu for the perfect retreat from the stresses of life in the UK.
Further inland in the shadow of the “The Almighty”, Mount Pantokrator, lies a village where one couple are trying to reinvigorate the old ways. Mark Hendriksen and his Dutch wife Saskia Bosch fell in love with the abandoned village of Old Perithia while on holiday. The pair have now started an ambitious project to breathe life back into the idyll, and the first step is to get their Boutique B&B up and running.
Down in Sidari 21-year-old singer Becca is also embarking on a new project. As the hottest tribute act on the strip she’s taken the town by storm, performing as both Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. Worried about the competition she faces from other acts, Becca has decided to take the risk of becoming someone new… Jessie J.

Boutique and Unique

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Press Release: For immediate release

Boutique and Unique: The Merchant’s House B&B is now open in Old Perithia, Corfu’s Oldest Village, a protected heritage site

22.08.2012 — Within Corfu’s historic village of Old Perithia, The Merchant’s House (circa 1650), is a privately owned and managed four star boutique B&B designed and restored by Mark Hendriksen and Saskia Bosch, offering suites and breakfast with a difference.

The Merchant’s House captures the history of Corfu within six individual, luxury suites, each with their own separate entrance, hand-made furniture, lavish furnishings, antiques and paintings, comfy beds, power showers, BeeKind™ toiletries, Nespresso machines and all the techy stuff that’s required.

A touch of luxury combined with a homely charm, set in what is undoubtedly the most peaceful spot on the island. This highly acclaimed restoration, the first of its kind on Corfu, is one of the reasons it has become the most photographed house on the island. Though the village is buzzing during the day, at night it falls silent with only the gentle hum of the tavernas accompanied by a melody of hooting owls.

Breakfast is served at the adjoining taverna Ognistra, and for lunch or dinner there are five traditional tavernas all within two minutes walk of The Merchant’s House.

Some of the island’s most stunning beaches are within 15-25 minutes drive from the village. Alternatively, leave the hustle and bustle of the coast behind and head up the mountain in search of the cool, air-conditioned suites, and enjoy a drink on the private garden terrace before wandering off through the cobbled streets to dinner.

Suites start from 130 per night, including breakfast.

Photos: The Merchant’s House, Old Perithia, Corfu copyright 2012

For bookings or further information contact: stay@merchantshousecorfu.com

The Merchant’s House Boutique B&B: www.merchantshousecorfu.com

Press only – for further information or further images please contact:
Mark at Merchant’s House Public Relations
editor@old-perithia.com

Featured in 2012 editions of Telegraph Travel, Kathimerini, Corfu Today and Athinorama Alpha Guide.

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