Are you sure that you want to live on one of Greece’s beautiful islands but feel unsure on where to settle on? Today, we’ll be looking at Corfu. It is one of the Ionian islands, off the western coast of Greece.
Mamma Mia is in the air
The new television programme, Mamma Mia! I have a Dream was finished on location in Northern Corfu. In April 2024, the musical theatre version of Mamma Mia will celebrate 25 years in the Novello Theatre in the West End. To mark this, Mamma Mia! I have a Dream is a contest to find the next Sophie and Sky. The panel is made up of TV personality and comedian Alan Carr, singer-songwriter Jessie Ware and stars of Frozen, Amber Riley and Samantha Barks.
This is not the first time that Corfu has fallen under the film camera’s gaze either. Corfu was featured in The Return (2023), My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 (2023), The Durrells (2016-2019) and James Bond: For Your Eyes Only (1981).
Its natural & architectural beauty
Unlike the rest of Greece, Corfu never fell under Ottoman oppression, so it has its own unique feel. It has been under Venetian, French and British rule, until its union with Greece in 1864. These influences are still felt today. The Old Town, which is a recognised UNSECO World Heritage site, with its cobbled streets, small squares, and fortresses, is the perfect place to see this cultural historical blend. In the northern part of Spainada, you’ll find the Saint Michael and George Palace, which was built during British occupation. Today, it houses the Museum of Asian Art. Plus, the Mon Repos Palace is a small but extraordinary building; it was the birthplace of the late Prince Philip. So, if you want to take in loads of history and culture, Corfu is an ideal place.
Corfu has a reputation for being one of the greenest islands. So much so that it has been called the “Garden Isle”. It is made up of extensive olive trees (some of which are more than 400 years old), 36 different species of orchid and over 400 species of wild flowers. Particularly noteworthy natural spots include: the waterfalls in Kyprianades, Cave of Lotuses and the Boschetto Garden. In other words, Corfu offers plenty of opportunity for a breath of fresh air, a lovely, long leisurely walk and the chance to feel at one with nature.
Undoubtedly, one of the big draws of a property for sale on a Greek island is the promise of amazing beaches. And from well-organised stretches of sand to shingle coves with a less discovered feel, Corfu has plenty of choice. On the east coast, within easy reach of the island, and populated by cafes and a great selection of water sports, Dassia Bay is a popular beach. Meanwhile, on the west coast, Paleokastritsa boasts of turquoise waters, golden sands and charming, traditional taverns. Also on the west coast, you’ll find Glyfada, it has volleyball, water sports, and both golf and Aqualand water park nearby.
Property for sale in Corfu
On the Greenacres property portal, we have a fantastic choice of properties for sale in Corfu. If you fancy building your own home there, then we have land plots for sale for as little as €40,000. If you’d prefer a property that’s already standing, the starting price for an old home or a small apartment is €100,000. For a family villa, you will need a budget of around €200,000. When compared to Cyclades islands, Corfu (and the other Ionian islands) have much more affordable property options.
Fortunately, we have lots of lovely properties for sale, check them out here.
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