Real Estate Corfu
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Corfu Town is blessed by bountiful attractions that captivate Corfiots and visitors alike ̶ you’ll find amazing ancient ruins, vibrant Venetian architecture, inventive museums that bring this idyllic island’s past to life in inspirational ways, cool contemporary cafes serving chic cocktails and traditional tavernas offering authentic local fare.
In desirable suburbs like Kontokali, Gouvia and Alepou, you’re sufficiently removed from the hustle and bustle of the city to feel calm and collected, but close enough to dip into its delightful social milieu whenever the fancy takes you.
Kanalia is another classic suburban settlement in close proximity to Corfu town, and it has much to recommend it to anyone looking to lay down roots here. Named after a canal constructed in the Venetian occupation which connected the Halikiopoulou lagoon with the Ionian Sea, this area is mentioned in historical manuscripts stretching back to the 12th Century and still has a superb strategic position to this day as it’s practically equidistant from the capital and airport.
Whether you’re looking for a commercial or residential property here, the location offers convenient access to everything Corfu has to offer.
History buffs will love Kanalia as it’s within easy reach of the fascinating sites at Corfu Town. The Old Fortress completed by the Venetians in 1546 is always worth visiting ̶ it’s perched on a rugged rocky promontory east of the old town and accessed from a bridge that spans a formidable moat which is 15 metres deep and up to 40 metres wide at some points.
Meanwhile, the church of Saints Jason and Sosipater is named for the two disciples of St Paul who brought Christianity to Corfu in AD70 and it’s a brilliant example of 11th Century Byzantine architecture crafted from large stone blocks most probably procured from nearby ancient buildings. The exterior is striking, and the interior boasts some beautiful religious iconography.
Beaches in Corfu Town include Mon Repos, Spilia Beach and Faliraki Beach, so there are plenty of places to sunbathe and dip your toes in the water. However, you can also take a boat cruise to Paxos, Antipaxos and the famous Blue Caves, or even sail over to Albania, which is just across the Straits of Corfu and has its own distinct charms.
There’s usually a range of diverse properties on offer in Kanalia. For instance, you might choose a luxury detached house complete with hot tub, walk-in wardrobes and a stunning sun terrace, or alternatively, an apartment complex with excellent potential as tourist magnet.
However, despite being so close to the capital, there’s often land for sale in Kanalia, which offers you the rare opportunity to construct your perfect customised property from scratch. If you’re yearning for a room with a view, this is one of the best places in the world to make your dream a reality.
As Corfu’s largest and best-connected real estate agency, Roula Rouva are perfectly placed to help you find your ideal property in Kanalia.
Can you picture yourself living in Kanalia? Contact us today to talk about your property plans!