Family owned and operated hotel & hostel, situated on one of the most breathtaking and beautiful exclusive beach locations on Corfu, Greece. We deliver a unique travel experience while still keeping you on a cheap and reasonable budget and guaranteeing a memorable stay.
The hotel centered on the beach, extending back onto the olive tree covered slopes of Agios Gordios, has a big number of beds (single, double, triple and quad rooms), offering a luxurious hospitality to our guests.
All of the rooms have private balconies with spectacular sea views, private bathrooms (hair dryer, 24 hour hot water), telephone, and air-conditioning.
The island of Corfu
Described as the Emerald Isle, the Garden of Eden, the Happy Isle and even – by Homer – as a rich and beautiful land, this island has large modern resorts, tucked away fishing villages, myriad beaches ranging from loose pebbles to gorgeous sandy sweeps and hidden inlets along its coastline. It also features wide fertile plains, towering mountains giving commanding views of the island and beyond (from Mount Pantokrator you can glimpse Italy!) and a huge diversity of wildlife.
You can expect to come face-to-face with over 600 species of wild flowers… and a surprising number of exotic birds – including pelicans and hoopoes, golden orioles and bee eaters. As well as creatures like foxes and pine martens and even the island’s famous wild tortoises!
Corfu – having been prized by many nations, including the Corinthians, the Romans, the Venetians, the Byzantines, the French and the British – has had a rollercoaster of a history, as evidenced by its village architecture, fortresses, museums, temples and churches.
Added together, it means that Corfu is always much more than the sum of its parts. Hire a 4-Wheeler Quad and explore to make the most of your stay at the Pink Palace.
More info about Corfu
In 2007, the city’s old city was designated for the UNESCO World Heritage List, following a recommendation by ICOMOS.
The legacy of these struggles is visible in the form of castles punctuating strategic locations across the island. Two of these castles enclose its capital, which is the only city in Greece to be surrounded in such a way. As a result, Corfu’s capital has been officially declared a Kastropolis (“castle city”) by the Greek government. Corfu was long controlled by Venice, which repulsed several Turkish sieges, before falling under British rule following the Napoleonic Wars. Corfu was eventually ceded by the British Empire along with the remaining islands of the United States of the Ionian Islands, and unification with modern Greece was concluded in 1864 under the Treaty of London.
The island’s history is laden with battles and conquests. The island is bound with the history of Greece from the beginning of Greek mythology. Its Greek name, Kerkyra or Korkyra, is related to two powerful water symbols: Poseidon, god of the sea, and Asopos, an important Greek mainland river. According to myth, Poseidon fell in love with the beautiful nymph Korkyra, daughter of Asopus and river nymph Metope, and abducted her. Poseidon brought Korkyra to the hitherto unnamed island and, in marital bliss, offered her name to the place: Korkyra, which gradually evolved to Kerkyra (Doric). Together, they had a child they called Phaiax, after whom the inhabitants of the island were named: Phaiakes. This term was transliterated via Latin to Phaeacians.
Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and, including its small satellite islands, forms the edge of the northwestern frontier of Greece. The island is part of the Corfu regional unit, and is administered as a single municipality. The municipality includes the island Corfu and the smaller islands Ereikoussa, Mathraki and Othonoi. The principal city of the island and seat of the municipality (pop. 33,886) is also named Corfu. Corfu is home to the Ionian University.
Some other Corfu Trivia
The James Bond film “For Your Eyes Only” had many memorable scenes filmed in Corfu. In particular The Achillion Palace and the Old Fortress featured, as well as many other scenic locations across the whole island.
Prince Philip the husband of Queen Elizabeth (Queen of England) was born on the 10th June 1921 at Villa Mon Repos on Corfu.
The Achillion Palace was built between the years 1890 and 1892 by the Empress Elizabeth of Austria (known as Sissy) after one of her visits to Corfu. The large building, in neoclassical style, has three floors adorned with many statues and paintings. The vast gardens surrounding the building, with a wonderful view of a large part of the island, run down to the coast road. They are decorated with many statues, the most famous of which are the two bronze runners, the dying Achilles (the mythological Greek hero) and the statue of Achilles Triumphant. After the assassination of Empress Elizabeth in 1898 in Geneva, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany purchased the palace in 1907 and used it as a place for relaxation. All of the rooms contain personal items of the former owners and their original furniture.