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  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bathroom
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The Old Kafeneion Apartment—located in Psaras, Messonghi in mid-southeast Corfu—is a ground-floor apartment with serene views of the garden and sea. It has private access to the beach, a balcony that faces the garden and sea, a shaded personal outdoor sitting area, a double-size bed in a separate bedroom, a single sofa bed, a full kitchen with all the basic amenities, and also a shower with toilet.

The space
The Old Kafeneion Apartment is part of a family-run seafront property of rental apartments and studios, all of which are set within a vast garden that leads to a privately accessed pebbly beach with crystal clear waters. Guests thus have unparalleled private access to the crystalline sea for bathing and other water activities just a few steps from their rooms. The entire property was originally a point of sea transportation during the mid-1950s and 1960s, used by locals to catch or disembark from boats that would take them to and from points around the island. A seafront kafeneion (coffee house) was also located at this site at that time.

The unique Old Kafeneion Apartment is so named because it is the original space of the old kafeneion (coffee house) that was famed throughout the mid-1940s to 1970s amongst locals, who would patronize it to play cards, eat, drink and socialize. The apartment retains the traditional thick stones walls of the original structure, which creates a cave-like atmosphere that is cool in the summer and warm in the colder months.

Thus, special attention has been given to the apartment to honor the spirit of the kafeneion from that era. Guests can enjoy their stay amidst rare vintage prints of Corfu, antiques from the family’s private collection, and other artifacts that hark back to a different time and way of life. This exclusive space is also filled with handmade items created from recycled and locally sourced natural material, such as driftwood and unique rocks.

This ground-floor apartment has two personal outdoor spaces. The French doors of the bedroom open into a balcony that has a retractable sunshade; fragrant flowering plants bordering the balcony provide additional privacy and serenity. And outside the apartment door, there is a sheltered porch leading to a personal sitting area under a graceful mimosa tree where you can sip a drink in the shade like in the old days of the kafeneion. All these outdoor spaces have calming views of the luxuriant garden and changing sea, including of a fig tree in front of the balcony.

The Old Kafeneion Apartment is air-conditioned, and has a spacious fully equipped and well-organised kitchen (with a bottle of olive oil from the family’s grove), and a bathroom with shower and toilet. In addition to the double-size bed, there is also a single sofa bed.

There is free Wifi and parking space.

What this place offers

Sea view
Beach access – Beachfront
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Corfu, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece

A quiet neighborhood, originally a small fishing village, right outside of the busy tourist center of Messonghi. The place is really quiet and relaxed, but at the same time you are just a few steps away from some of the best fish taverns, and Greek restaurants on the island.

Hosted by Σωτήριος

  1. Joined in September 2012
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I am an environmentalist cartographer with studies in culture and history, while I run the Thalassa Garden rentals together with my parents. I have a great interest in environmental, cultural and social matters. I believe in maintaining environmental balance together with the preservation of the local culture, through the traditional social and cultural practices. Currently, I am working on a guide project for south Corfu, so I am not very often present at Thalassa Garden, but my parents are always there to attend to our guests.
I am an environmentalist cartographer with studies in culture and history, while I run the Thalassa Garden rentals together with my parents. I have a great interest in environmenta…

During your stay

My parents, or I, will be available or in everyday contact with the guests.

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  • Languages: Čeština, English, Ελληνικά
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 15:00 - 00:00
Check out: 11:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water

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