I have had the most enjoyable stay with my seven-year-old son in the rented accommodation of Bouriko. Its comfort and adequate facilities allowed us to relax and fully appreciate the beauty of Corfu.
Our hosts, Dmitri and his wife, Rula, who occupy the first floor of the house, are a lovely couple.
Discreet but most helpful, they were attentive to all our needs and their help was invaluable: they did their utmost to make our stay as pleasant as possible. Moreover, thanks to the outlay of their house and the rented part, one feels completely independent.
One needn't be put off by the absence of air-conditioning: the house is well insulated, the temperature in the sitting-dining room is quite comfortable and in the bedroom the ceiling fan provides the coolness necessary for a good night's sleep. All the doors and windows are fitted with very efficient mosquito nets. The terrace, the use of which we enjoyed, is on the same level as the swimming-pool, a delight at all times of the day.
The house is situated slightly inland in the middle of a fragrant garden planted with fruit trees and flowers cared for by Dmitri himself. There is a beautiful view of the hill, the trees and the sky, added to which the welcome peace and quiet after day trips or afternoons on the island's busy beaches.
I would strongly advise renting a car for easier access to food outlets, taverns and beaches a few kilometers away. There is a bus service but standing at the bus-stop in the heat can be tiresome.
Finally, this rental is unbeatable value for money. The helpfulness of the hosts, the peaceful and unspoiled natural setting would perfectly suit a couple or small family wishing to get away from the hurly-burly of overcrowded tourist spots.