Beautiful Villa, Stunning Location
The best villa we have stayed in.....
The best villa we have stayed in, everything about Villa Loukia says quality from the well maintained villa and gardens to the bed linen and towels, even the toaster is a Dualit! Lucy has thought about every possible need and is so helpful and thoughtful with help and information. The views across to Albania are breathtaking , watching the sunrise over the mountains or the moon come up in the evening, it would be easy to stay at the villa all day. We hired a car through Julia and although not essential I would recommend it. The road to the villa is quite steep and from the centre of Kassiopi probably a good 20 minutes or more climb ( quicker going down!) and at night it is very dark. We found a car made exploring, shopping and eating out much easier. Nicos supermarket at the bottom of the hill had everything we needed and were very friendly and helpful. We also loved Nicola's bakery in Kassiopi, delicious bread, pies and the largest doughnuts we have ever seen, word of warning get there by mid morning as they sell out quickly. Restaurants in Kassiopi that we enjoyed were Tavanakkis on the harbour , The Old School House and Little Italy, all were delicious and reasonably priced. Bar Limona on the opposite side of the harbour to Tavanakkis was fun for delicious sundaes. Out of town Harry's at Perithia is definitley worth a visit and Ice Dream just before the turning to Perithia is a great ice cream parlour, there is a play area for small children. Lawrence Durrells house, The White House at Kalami is in a beautiful spot and the food was very good. My teenagers enjoyed rock jumping from a beach between Kalami and Agni, we then walked to Agni for lunch and ate at Nikolas Taverna which I would also recommend. If you have children and they want a bit of pedelo fun we found a lovely little beach at Agios Spirodon where you can hire them, I would imagine this beach is busy in the summer months though. We made the journey up to Mount Pantokrator, it is a long twisty journey but the view is worth it. We also found an incredible cave just outside Perithia which we have found no mention of in any guide book, bit of a climb down into it but quite an amazing sight. This was our first visit to Corfu and we loved it, Villa Loukia has spoilt us for any other villa, I'm sure we will be back.
....it was even better than I could have imagined
I knew from the reviews and the photos that Villa Loukia was going to be great, but it was even better than I could have imagined. The location and views, the outside areas and the interior could not be faulted. Everything was spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed and very well maintained. It is the best equipped holiday rental we have ever been to...a complete home from home and more! Lucy even arranged for a potty to be provided (little extras that mean so much) We stayed as a family of four adults and a 2 year old. Perfect for all ages and particularly impressed with the safety of the pool area which was gated, allowing my granddaughter the freedom of playing out on the veranda without worrying about her gaining access to the pool. I would honestly not wish for anything more from a holiday home....just perfect. We all want to return again and recommend it 100%.
The small town of Kassiopi, a 15 minute walk away, was lovely with lots of bars
and restaurants. We particularly enjoyed Petrino restaurant at the harbour....excellent food and service. We did walk back up the hill to the villa a couple of nights (torches provided) but a taxi costs only 5 euros which was well worth it.
- Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
- Date of Stay: May 2015
- Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
This was our third stay at Villa Loukia and each time it has got better....
This was our third stay in Villa Loukia and each time it has got better. It was September and we weren't sure what the weather was going to do but for seven days the sky was blue from horizon to horizon, temperatures were in the mid 30s and we didn't want to do anything but lie by the gorgeous pool and slide in now and again to cool down. For seven people it was paradise. OK someone had to summon up the energy to make the five minute trip down to Nicos' supermarket to get the beer, wine and supplies for the evening's entertainment. Once a day we all had to drag ourselves away from the pool to answer the call from the barbecue and massive dining table down in the grotto where we spent most of our evenings drinking, eating, talking and playing games. There's a great assortment of games in the villa and this year we discovered Carcassone! The attention to detail in the villa is second to none. It is superbly equipped and spotlessly clean. An amazing holiday! We will be back!
- Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
- Date of Stay: Aug 2015
- Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
A Beautiful Villa with Fantastic Views
A truly wonderful villa. Very comfortable, immaculate both inside and out and it has everything you need.
A truly wonderful villa. Very comfortable, immaculate both inside and out and it has everything you need. We went with four children from the ages of 19 down to 8 and all ages were happy. There is lots of space for everyone to find a place to be quiet. The views are stunning and worth being above Kassiopi for. It is a walk from the town to the villa so a car or moped is a good idea but near enough for teenagers to walk back after a night out.Thebbq is excellent and sitting under the pergola is like being in your own private taverna. The kitchen, though small, is very well thought out with everything you need. A real bonus is the outside fridge and sink. The beds are very comfortable with beautiful bed linen and proper pillows. The team behind Loukia were all extremely helpful and though no maid service is offered they were very happy to come in and clean when needed for a reasonable price. The pool is heaven, lots of shady spaces under olive trees and comfortable sun beds.
Villa Loukia is a real haven, little touches make it a home from home and we really felt that we were staying in someone's well loved home. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this villa.
Wonderful Holiday in a Fabulous Villa
This was a really lovely villa, clean and also very well equipped and thought out....
This was a really lovely villa, clean and also very well equipped and thought out. True to the description it was within easy walking distance of Kassiopi, which was a real bonus for our teenagers (and us!) complete with stunning views and a generous size pool. Lucy the owner was delightful to deal with. This is the third villa we have stayed in on Corfu and the best by far. I cannot recommend Villa Loukia highly enough - we had a wonderful stay and will definitely be back!"
The Pleasure Bubble
.......we were stunned by the view from the window across the sea to Albania
Walking into Villa Loukia for the first time, we were stunned by the view from the window across the sea to Albania. And looking around you can tell that the owners have obviously thought about what they would like on a villa holiday and it shows.
Comfy settees, a well equipped kitchen, lots of glasses, air conditioning and ceiling fans, insect blinds, and plugs everywhere.
But it is the extra touches that make this villa stand out, an outdoor refrigerator, ubs plugs, a bar b q in a sheltered tranquil setting. Beautiful gardens. The owner’s bedroom and ensuite are gorgeous and we were told that our room was being upgraded this year.
Our lovely bedroom opened onto a large balcony with comfy chairs and sofa where you can watch the sun rise, catch the afternoon breeze and spend all day just relaxing with the changing light of the landscape.
The pool area has plenty of sun loungers and seating with olive trees shading you from the sun, and there are plenty of pool towels.
We did not want to leave the villa, but the local shops and restaurants are a 15 minute walk away and all you have to worry about is the last 50 metres to the villa on the walk home…………. oh and did I mention the view!
- Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
- Date of Stay: Jun 2016
- Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway