Properties for Sale in Gastouri
For some visitors and locals, Corfu’s rugged west coast is its most attractive area, while others prefer the crystal-clear waters of the east coast or the party town of Kavos in the south.
However, central Corfu has something for everyone, with dramatic hills and leafy valleys, charming fishing villages and beautiful beaches with hidden coves and caves.
Dassia, Benitses, Pelekas and Kommeno are popular destinations here, but gorgeous Gastouri, just 10km south of Corfu Town, is also worthy of your attention.
The main attraction here is the Palace of Achilleion (more of which later), but you’ll also find cafes and restaurants serving authentic local fare and the surrounding green hillsides are dotted with delightful churches.
In the older section of the village you can wander through winding alleyways between wonderful old buildings for a spellbinding step back in time, the expansive sandy beach of Agios Gordios is just a 15 minute drive away, while Kinopiastes and Benitses are also close if you like to vary your entertainment and dining options every so often.
Whichever type of property you choose here, you’ll instantly feel at home.
Things to do in Gastouri
You can’t spend time in Gastouri without visiting the amazing Achilleion Palace at least once. Built in 1890 for Empress Elisabeth of Austria (also known as Empress Sisi), it was designed by Italian architect Raffaele Caritto and features several fabulous sculptures by German master Ernst Herter. The opulent interiors are complemented by stunning formal gardens where you can stroll around at your leisure and take in the panoramic views.
Gastouri is also a great base for excursions and the trip a few kilometres north to Mouse Island is particularly pleasurable. Known as Pontikonisi to locals, this iconic rocky islet is crowned by a lovely 11th Century Byzantine church surrounded by lush vegetation and it’s one of Corfu’s most scenic spots.
A day trip to Paxos, Antipaxos and the Blue Caves is also within easy reach. Paxos is a nature lover’s paradise, the beaches of Antipaxos are legendary and the Blue Caves, surrounded by the iridescent Ionian sea, are out of this world. These caverns played an important part in Greek mythology and the cave at Ahai is said to have once hosted Poseidon’s marble palace.
Which types of properties can you buy in Gastouri?
There’s an excellent choice of properties available in Gastouri so you’re sure to find something that satisfies your requirements.
For instance, you might opt for a spacious villa with luxury pool and sun terrace, a chic maisonette that’s comfortable but manageable for couples or small families, or an elegant detached home set on two or three levels.
Alternatively, why not buy an attractive land plot and build a home in Gastouri where every element is customised to meet your needs?
Whatever you choose, as Corfu’s biggest real estate agency, no one is better equipped than Roula Rouva to make your property dreams come true.
Ready to grab your Gastouri property? Contact us to discuss your next move!