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Discovering Corfu

Villa Helanes is at the heart of it all.


Central Corfu

Located on a small hilltop just off the central road from Corfu Town to the west of the island, Villa Helanes is easily accessible by car or motorcycle as well as rural public transport. Getting here upon your arrival is a courtesy offered by Villa Helanes free of charge.

In the immediate area surrounding Villa Helanes you have access to some of Corfu’s most popular attractions like Aqua Land, an equestrian centre called Silvaland, the Corfu Golf Club and a beautiful country estate called Ambelonas.

All of the above are within a 5km radius from Villa Helanes. Your immediate needs for food shopping, fuel and pharmacy are equally close by.




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Aqualand 1,5km
Corfu Town 12km
Corfu Airport 10km
Nearest Beach 6km
Golf Club 4km
Silvaland  6,5km
Ambelonas 4km
Super Market 700m
ATM 1,5km
Pharmacy 2km
Cafe 1km
Restaurant 1km
Gas Station 600m


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Villa Helanes is located in the geographical area defined as Central Corfu. It spans from the east to the west coast of the island and includes Corfu Town, many of Corfu’s important cultural monuments and some of the most celebrated Blue Flag beaches in Greece.

Villa Helanes sits on a small hill just off the main road which runs across the centre of the island from north to south, though the Ropa valley. Villa Helanes is at a crucible of sorts from east to west and north to south, making it central to every direction of Corfu Island you might wish to explore.

Vineyards, pine forests and fertile land describe Corfu’s central countryside with traditional villages away from the more developed coastline, scattered across the landscape.

The hilltop village of Pelekas is a stone’s throw away and is characterised by it’s rich cultural heritage, music and good food, only after having marvelled at one of Greece’s most famous sunset spots.

There are some popular beach bars on nearby beaches like Pazuzu in Glyfada and Nagual in Kontogyalos. While in Corfu you might also want to try multi award winning restaurant Etrusco, La Cucina in Corfu Town and Taverna Stamatis in Vyros.

From Villa Helanes it easy to get to some of Central Corfu’s cultural and historical moments without needing to use the busy roads through Corfu Town. You can get to Achilleon Palace through the countryside quicker than one would from Corfu Town for example.

Corfu’s private Gouvia Marina is also a popular spot for evening drinks and restaurants. The drive across from Villa Helanes is easy as is the direct road to Paleokastritsa.

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One of the largest in Europe, Aqualand is a family water oasis in a total area of 75.000 square meters. You can easily spend the day there wondering where they time went. Aqualand is on the main road just before you reach Villa Helanes.
Ermones Golf
The beautiful golf course of Corfu Golf Club has been characterized by many as one of the best hidden secrets in Europe. The Corfu Golf Club course, located only 5km away from Villa Healnes, was designed by the famous Swiss architect Donald Harradine, who combined the natural beauty of the Ropa Valley with his own interventions in a harmonious way, to create a course pleasant for both advanced and beginner players.
Glyfada beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Its central location makes it an easy destination from Corfu Town but its long golden stretch of sand make it an ideal family beach too. Pazuzu Beach Bar is also located here with famous cocktails, beach dining and famous DJs.
Ermones is the closest beach to Villa Helanes and is said to be where the epic hero Ulysses first got washed ashore on the ancient island of Scheria. Just past the Corfu Golf Club, Ermones beach is worth checking out for its historical reference.
Kontogyalos is another popular nearby beach with golden sand and crystal cear waters that will give a nice small surf every now and then. Nagual is a popular beach bar here with all Blue Flag Beach specifications available to the public.
Liapades has coarser sand than other west coast beaches and has wonderful views of the Paleokastritsa coastline. From here you can rent a canoe or pedalo and go have your own little adventure. The sea here is breathtaking.
The hilltop village of Pelekas is a stone's throw away and is characterised by a rich cultural heritage, music and good food, after having marvelled at one of Greece's most famous sunset spots.
Paleokastritsa is busy but well worth your visit. The views from the monastery are unique as are the museum exhibits inside. Waters are infinite shades of blue and from here you can catch a small boat to visit the caves in the area,
Yaliskari beach is less crowded and more authentic in character. A small traditional taverna sits just above the small sandy beach from where you can marvel at the mushroom like rock formations or keep out of the sun with an ouzo and a meze. Yaliskari beach follows on from Kontoyalos.
Silvaland is a unique equestrian and life enrichment centre that has played an important role protecting rare animal and plant species. Here you can learn, practice or train your horsemanship at any level amidst beautiful natural sussoundings on the way to Corfu Town from Villa Helanes.
Ambelonas Corfu is a multi-purpose establishment within a vineyard at the heart of Corfu island. Here you can spend the afternoon wining and dining on local gastronomy and culture. Ambelonas is on the way to Corfu Town from Villa Helanes.