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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






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:



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The long lasting love of a couple for Old Perithia, Corfu

The long lasting love of a couple for Old Perithia, Corfu









Translated Article 05|06|2013: PRESS ARTICLE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |



The long-lasting love of a British couple for Old Perithia
Mark and Saskia, a young British|Dutch couple, ordered a tasteful place-name sign of wood, which was placed at the entrance of the Heritage Protected Village of Old Perithia. The wooden sign has a detailed map of the settlement with information about the sightseeing of this peaceful mountain village in Greek and in English. The young couple, who are almost permanent residents of the Perithia, have invested their life dreams here and prove their love for this island every day by their actions.

In the last years, the abandoned village of Old Perithia has come to life again and enjoys a lot of traffic daily.

In the last years, the abandoned village of Old Perithia has come to life again and enjoys a lot of traffic daily.











Two young British people never stop confirming their love for Old Perithia .
In the last years, the abandoned village of Old Perithia has come to life again and enjoys many visitors each day.

Now, there are five traditional tavernas in Perithia and last year “The Merchant’s House” an accommodation of the highest quality, boutique bed and breakfast suites, opened in three old renovated houses, located at the entrance of the heritage protected village. The investors are Mark and Saskia – a British|Dutch couple – who have almost become permanent residents of Perithia and enthusiastically love the island, its history, its beauty, its people, its tastes, its smell and sounds.

They are excellent promoters of Perithia, using every available method of promotion, and mostly the internet. And they keep on at it. They care about Old Perithia’s being kept clean, its accessibility to locals and visitors alike, its traffic control and parking places away from the buildings, its lighting and, as happened recently, about its visitors’ information.

They have even ordered and placed a tasteful place-name sign of wood at the entrance of the village (see photo above), and last Sunday they placed a detailed map of the area and information for the visitors in both Greek and English languages. They have also placed at the entrance, a bilingual sign, ‘Welcome to the Heritage Village of Old Perithia’, made in accordance with the standards of the signs of the Greek Ministry of Culture for Heritage sites (picture on the left).

The love for this land, as you see, is not just about talk. It has to be proven and confirmed by our daily acts.

This is exactly what we learn from Mark and Saskia’s love for Old Perithia …


Choosing a Villa or a Village? Corfu’s Oldest Village

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Party of 10? Instead of a villa, why not have a village to yourselves… in Corfu’s oldest village. There are also 5 tavernas (and it’s just 15mins drive to the beach.) For more details…




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Nightfall over The Merchant's House

Nightfall over The Merchant’s House









Nightfall over The Merchant’s House Boutique B&B, Old Perithia, northeast Corfu. Copyright Merchant’s House Publishing 2013.

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May 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

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

Spring In Corfu. The beaches may not be open, but the countryside is humming

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For anyone sat at home in the UK or elsewhere, wondering why it’s still raining in Spring and planning their summer holiday, then why not think a little more laterally next time the Easter holidays are approaching or, even better, just after they’ve finished.

Although Corfu may be best known for its beaches and azure blue seas, what placed it firmly on the map some years ago were the wonderful Durrell stories based somewhat around the nature and wildlife that fills the island.

In Old Perithia (Ano Peritheia) northeast of the island and nestling beneath Corfu’s highest mountain, Mount Pantokrator, is a Heritage Protected Village in A Designated Area of Natural Beauty – and, although it’s only 15 minutes from the beach, ideal for when the summer really sets in, in spring this 14th century gem of Venetian village architecture is bursting with the best that mother nature has to offer.

The butterflies appear in their hundreds, birds tweet, bees buzz about the place and locals can be seen wandering the mountains through the colourful wild flowers in search of ‘horta’ (wild greens to take home and cook) and for the trained eye, wild asparagus too. Dive into one of the village tavernas and eat fresh ‘from the mountain to your table.’

You can stay in the one 4 star boutique b&b in the village, The Merchant’s House, a faithfully restored row of three houses, dating back to 1650 and built entirely by hand, using the same methods that were employed all that time ago.

As you sit on the terrace and listen to the sounds of the Ionian night descending over the clear skies above the mountains, you’ll soon forget about the rain back home and fall asleep dreaming of the next day’s walk and simply getting back to nature. It’s still not too late, Easter in Corfu is in early May this year…

Photos copyright Merchant’s House Publishing, 2013 Corfu, GRImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

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.


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