A Bijoux heaven
Kaminaki is an idyllic hidden gem of a bay on Corfu’s mostly unspoilt north-eastern coast and Bijoux is the perfect place from which to enjoy it. It quite literally has “the best seat in the house” as it is positioned in one corner of the little horseshoe and is possibly the most beautiful terrace I have ever had the pleasure of spending time on. The studio itself is, as its name suggests, small, but it has nevertheless been so beautifully designed inside that it never feels anything other than luxurious and, to be honest, the terrace is where you want to be; reading a book, laying on one of the gorgeous sun loungers or lunching under the awning, drinking cold, white Greek wine from the fridge whilst enjoying freshly made aubergine salad and sheep’s cheese from Aphrodite’s supermarket just up the (very steep) road. A week spent here is a week well spent, reading books, gazing out over the turquoise water’s and trekking the long 100 yards to Spiro’s taverna at the other end of the bay. Christina (who’s family have owned the beautiful, yellow beach-side houses for generations, will go out of her way to make you comfortable, but she has very little to do as everything you could possibly want is right there before you.
Bijou Studio ,Kaminaki Villas
My third visit to Kaminaki beach and my first stay with Kaminaki Villas. Bijou Studio did not disappoint. Was the most delightful and perfect space for a solo female holidaymaker. Private, safe, secure and secluded but with access to beach and taverna on the doorstep. The welcome pack was very generous and the additional provision of a beach towel a welcome luxury. Christina (the owner) and her family were extremely welcoming and it was very reassuring to know that they were right there if I had any problems.
Bijou, Kaminaki – a lovley studio in a beautiful setting
Bijou is a very special place and has the most spectacular views over the bay. We have visited many times over the years and always enjoy every moment of our stay. It is always like going back to se family and always such a pleasure to see Christina, Nicole and Spiros. We have already booked for next year and cannot wait!
Peace and serenity in a magical setting.
Our second visit to Bijou,Kaminaki.
Beautifully furnished and well equipped property in a truly idyllic setting,outside on the terrace and you feel like you are on your own yacht looking out to sea,perfectly private,perfection!
Two local tavernas are on hand and a good small supermarket and bakery a few minutes drive away.
We loved everything about bijou- a real gem- the beautiful views from the terrace and excellent quality of every aspect of the interior. Well thought out and tasteful. The sound of the sea at night and the sea just below for swimming. The perfect place to relax.
Small but Perfectly Formed
Bijou is a small apartment located in an elevated position, about 3 metres above Kaminaki beach. The apartment comprises a sleeping area and kitchen. It has a separate toilet and shower room. Outside there is a large terrace that overlooks the beach. The apartment has been beautifully modernised and very tastefully decorated. It is immaculately maintained. The apartment’s location is fabulous with beautiful views across the narrow straights to Albania and across the bay to Corfu town. Walk through the double gates and down a couple of steps to the beach and you are 50 metres from a Taverna in either direction.
Bijou is ideal for a couple wanting to have privacy without being isolated. Our favourite times are first thing in the morning breakfasting on the terrace while the beach is deserted or again in the evening watching the moon rise over the hills. The terrace is sunny through to about 1300hrs but the beach keeps the sun all day
Christina and her parents Spiros and Nicole always make us feel very welcome.
We would advise hiring a car as Kaminaki is a very small village accessed down a very steep,long hill but Aphrodite is a supermarket on the main road about three kilometres away. They are very helpful and will deliver. You can also get water taxis from the beach to tavernas at Agni. You can also hire boats for the day, or longer, to explore further afield.
Bijou is our favourite holiday destination, we cannot rate it highly enough.
Bijou studio in Kaminaki
We have just returned from an absolutely fantastic trip to Kaminaki, staying in Bijou Studio. The property has an amazing location, sitting across the beach and rocks right on the sea. The view is incredible and we spent alot of time just relaxing looking across the sea watching the boats, listenening to the gentle waves on the beach etc with a glass of wine or two. It was even a brilliant place to relax in the middle of a rain storm (october changable weather). The renovation of the property has been done to a very high standard and is really nicely done, cosy luxuary. Christina at Kaminaki villas and her family were very friendly, helpful and welcoming and dealing with them is a pleasure. Kaminaki itself has not changed a bit since we were last there 10 years ago and is probably the nicest beach and swimming spot on the NE coast. Also a great base to hire boats from Dimitri in the village and head up the coast for day trips. The village Taverna is great but it is also walking distance to the Tavernas of Agni (25 mins). I can’t recommend Bijou or kaminaki enough and we will definately be back with Kaminaki villas. A wonderful trip.
Two weeks in the bijou
The definition of bijou ‘small and elegant’ describes it perfectly. Well equipped. The photos on line are exactly as it is. Private terrace looking out to see. What more could you ask for. Christina the Owner is very helpful and welcoming. Her parents live next door to the bijou who are very willing to answer any questions or queries you may have.
The Pefect Bijou Studio
We have stayed at this wonderful Studio on 2 occasions and have already booked for next year. Its position above the rocks with amazing sea views is enhanced by the level of seclusion you feel…and yet its seconds away from the beach and Tavernas in Kamanaki. The owner Christina is so welcoming and helpful and when you arrive you will receive a welcome pack of food and drink including a bottle of wine to get your holiday off to a relaxing start. I could recommend it more !!
Stayed one week with our 4 yr old and 2 yr old in heavenly kaminaki. Perfect location and apartment. Tastefully decorated it is simple and comfortable. Host Christina could not have been more helpful with a wonderful personal service.