Could this be Paradise? Perched above the sea, amid ancient olive trees, Villa Salina is in one of the most gorgeous and tranquil locations on the Greek island of Corfu. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and the soft warm breeze rustling in the trees. Follow the winding path down to a secluded rocky cove, where sun loungers a shower, toilet and fridge create the ultimate beach hideaway. Perhaps when the sun gets too hot, you might swim out to a luxury yacht, waiting at the cove’s private morning, for a leisurely excursion.
If you are feeling jaded and stressed, Villa Salina will cast a soothing spell on you. Just drink in the neoclassical style, the muted tone of decor, and the panoramic vista. Italian marble bathrooms and a fabulous chandelier in the hall help create a calming sense of opulence.
Just two minutes down the road is the pretty fishing village of Agios Stefanos with a lovely sandy beach, and numerous restaurants and bars. But it’s good to know that your luxury retreat is waiting for you at the end of the day. Although it’s newly built, this luxury villa feels as if it has been here forever, on the craggy hillside looking out over the Ionian Sea. At night time a truly magical quality permeates Villa Salina when the lush gardens are illuminated, and the little path down to the cove is lit up. A midnight swim in your private cove under starry skies is a romantic dream come true.