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Thalassa Garden Corfu MALTAUNA APARTMENT

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3 guests1 bedroom0 beds1 bathroom
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The Maltauna Apartment—located in Psaras, Messonghi in mid-southeast Corfu—is a 1st floor apartment with spectacular views of the garden, sea, and the mountains of mainland Greece and Albania. It has a balcony that faces the garden and sea, a double 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 Maltauna 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 airy Maltauna Apartment is named after the mountain behind the property: Mt. Maltauna, which is unmarked on maps, and is a name that has been forgotten by all but the locals who use it. Mt. Maltauna’s wildness is reflected in the fact that it is still largely uncharted. And it is connected to Thalassa Garden by the stream that runs down it and flows into the sea next to the property. The apartment pays homage to this link with its handmade decorations created from recycled and natural material, like driftwood and unique rocks collected from the mouth of the stream where it meets the sea.

You get stunning views of the sunrise from the bedroom in the Maltauna Apartment, as well as the beautiful colors of the sun as it falls behind the mountains of the west. You can also take in these spectacular displays of light from the apartment’s balcony and kitchen window.

The Maltauna 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 bed, there is also a single sofa bed.

Guest access
Located at a privileged point in the bay of Psaras and Messonghi, the entire 2500 square meters property consists mostly of a lush garden with many palm, citrus, lentisk, apricot, fig and pomegranate trees, an ancient mulberry tree, and lavender, rose, aloe vera, mint, oregano, and angelica plants.

It is ideal for those who want a quiet and private place to relax, but at the same be near some fish restaurants and local tavernas. You can spend your time enjoying the sun next to the sea on a sunbed, or hide under the shade of a tree, or just fish directly from the garden. Alternatively, you can use freely our pedalo and canoe to explore the picturesque nearby beaches.

Next to Thalassa Garden is a small traditional seaside fish taverna, a restaurant specialising in traditional Greek kitchen (30 m) and a grill house (50 m). The supermarkets, tourist shops, bakeries, cafes and an organised beach with sea sports facilities are just an easy 1 km-walk away in Messonghi. 1 km to the south is the secret beach of Kodrakas, which is hidden under a forest of myrtles and lentisks. 4 km away is the spellbinding medieval mountain village of Chlomos, with its breathtaking views of the east and west of the island. Thalassa Garden is 22 km away from Corfu Town and the airport; we can arrange the transfer. The place is also reachable by public transportation to and from Messonghi. However, a car may be needed if you want to explore the rest of Corfu.

We would be happy to provide tips with insider information about places off the beaten path. This includes local beaches, little-known and unknown walking paths for nature lovers, bird watchers and hikers, and recommendations for alternative experiences of the history and culture of Corfu. Finally, we can also connect you to local guides who can take you to unmapped trails to get a different experience of the nature, culture and history of the area.

Other things to note
Guests should keep in mind that Corfu has very dramatic weather changes between the cold and the warm months. What might be a pleasant walk in the summer or spring is much more challenging in the colder months. Most local shops and tavernas open around May and close on November. That means that most restaurants will be closed on the winter months; however, the winter guests will be able to try out more genuine eateries in the near villages that focus mostly on the local residents. Also, the colder months are perfect for those who want to avoid the summer crowds.
The Maltauna Apartment—located in Psaras, Messonghi in mid-southeast Corfu—is a 1st floor apartment with spectacular views of the garden, sea, and the mountains of mainland Greece and Albania. It has a balcony that faces the garden and sea, a double bed in a separate bedroom, a single sofa bed, a full kitchen with all the basic amenities, and also a shower with toilet.

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Air conditioning
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Corfu, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece

A quiet neighbourhood, 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 of the island.

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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…
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Not suitable for children and infants
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