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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

Translated Article 05|06|2013: PRESS ARTICLE | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | FRONT PAGE | KERKYRA SIMERA | CORFU TODAY NEWSPAPER 05|6|13

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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 |

FRONT PAGE  | KERKYRA SIMERA | CORFU TODAY NEWSPAPER 5|6|13

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 …

ENDS

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

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.

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