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Description of Villa Zo
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
Villa Zo OverviewFeaturing an exquisite outdoor pool and sun deck, the spacious Villa Zo lies right on the beachfront, just a few minutes’ drive from Lefkimmi in southern Corfu. With room for up to 8 adults and 2 children, this beautiful villa has a private entrance to the beach and its own beach gazebo for dining and relaxing.
Located on an attractive private estate filled with olive trees, Villa Zo offers an incredible island experience. The villa’s outdoor spaces are truly special, incorporating a large swimming pool and cypress wood pool house with seating area, dining tables and plenty of sun loungers. There couldn’t be a more pleasant space to spend your evenings together, or to soak up the sun during the day. A few steps away, the beach enjoys a beautiful view of the coast and has a covered seating area and sunbeds just for you.
Inside, you’ll find an open-plan living and dining area, along with a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher, Nespresso machine, microwave and a host of other appliances, large and small. The décor is soothing, with harmonious white and earth tones adding to the villa’s relaxed feel.
The four bedrooms give you lots of flexibility, and each benefits from its own private bathroom. On the ground floor, you have a master bedroom with private patio, and two guest rooms – one a double and one a twin. On the first floor, there is another master bedroom with balcony, along with a mezzanine guest area which can accommodate two children in twin beds and is accessed via one of the ground floor guest rooms.
Within a 10-minute drive, Lefkimmi is a charming small town where you can access useful amenities including a supermarket, bank and post office. There are cafés and restaurants to try, and several more beaches are a few minutes away.
Corfu Town, the capital of the island, is just under one hour’s drive from Lefkimmi, and also accessible via bus or boat. The town may surprise with its mix of Italian, French and British influences, evident in the grand Spianada Square and the chic covered terrace of the Liston.
Villa Zo Property FeaturesThe Villa
Villa Zo is a 4-bedroom villa sleeping 8-guests located in an impressive beachfront position with private pool. An additional 2 children can make use of the mezzanine level, raising maximum capacity to 10. Ground Floor
- Open-plan living & dining area
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Master bedroom with private terrace and en-suite bathrooom
- Bedroom with double bed, en-suite shower room and additional twin beds set upstairs on mezzanine level (an ideal family room!)
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite shower room First Floor
- Master bedroom with private balcony and en-suite shower room Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool
- Dining facilities
- 10m walk across the garden to sandy beach Additional Facilities
- Air conditioning
- Iron & board
Villa Zo LocationIn southern Corfu, Lefkimmi retains a traditional, small town feel. Not a place for nightlife or tourist attractions, Lefkimmi shows an authentic side of island life. A small river runs through the town which offers restaurants, cafés and useful amenities for the visitors staying in the area. While Lefkimmi lies inland, it’s only about 2km from several beaches, such as Bouka and Alikes.
You can take a bus from Lefkimmi to the capital, Corfu Town, and it’s one not to miss. Full of surprises, this richly historic town punches above its weight when it comes to cultural attractions and landmark sights.
A nod to a period of British rule, the 19th-century Palace of St Michael and St George is a Neoclassical mansion originally built as the residence of the British High Commissioner. It’s now the location of Corfu’s excellent Museum of Asian Art. With impressive collections of Japanese, Chinese, central and south east Asian art, it holds around 15,000 pieces. You can also tour the palace itself, which is one of the highlights of the town.
Another is the magnificent Spianada Square, which acts as a logical meeting place for locals. With its landscaped gardens, water features and bandstand, it feels more British than Greek – it even has a cricket pitch. All this is explained by a near 50-year period when Corfu was under British rule. Cricket isn’t big elsewhere in Greece, but on Corfu it’s a different story. Next to the Spianada is the French built covered gallery, the Liston. It’s now lined with cafés which make going out for a coffee in Corfu a very chichi affair.
You will find numerous churches around the town, the most famous being Saint Spyridon’s Church with its distinctive red dome. It’s here that the island’s patron saint was laid to rest. Many house interesting pieces of art, among them the 11th-century Byzantine Church of St Jason & St Sosipater.
Other cultural highlights in town include the Municipal Gallery and the Archaeological Museum, with exhibits from the prehistoric to Roman period.
Be sure to visit either the Old Fortress or New Fortress for a wonderful view over the area. The latter is only comparatively new – it dates back to the 15th century. The former is now home to a university music department, so if you listen carefully you may be able to hear its students playing as you tackle the considerable climb to the summit. When you return, be sure to spend some time wandering through the evocative streets of the town’s medieval centre, the Campiello, and see why it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Map of Corfu