Beautiful spot for serious R&R
We stayed a fortnight in Kaminaki and had a really wonderful time. The accommodation – The Cottage in the first week, before moving down the road to Bijou – has been renovated to a high standard and you even get a little welcome pack of coffee, wine, tea, bread, milk, feta, honey and cookies!
The Cottage is a little way back from the beach (few minutes walk) up a bit of a hill, amongst the olive groves. The smell of place is amazing and you can hear chickens clucking away across the road: the whole effect is serene. The space inside has just been upgraded, with beautiful views over the sea to Albania. There’s a small pool outside though unfortunately the mosquitoes were out in force when we were there because of the humidity so we didn’t spend a lot of time outside the front in the evenings – insect repellent and citronella candles are a must!
The second week in Bijou was lovely. We loved this little property. Its perfectly positioned so you can get down to the beach for a swim and snorkel in under 30 seconds. Balcony area is great – we’d just sit staring at the view feeling like we were in paradise. It really is bijou though – it’s one room, with a nice bathroom – but you don’t really notice because the location is so amazing.
Both villas- and a number more- are run by Christina and her family, who are very helpful and friendly. Kaminaki itself is a quiet spot which suited us perfectly. This might be because the hill out of the village is pretty steep – it’ll take about 10-15 mins to walk up, possibly with a couple of breaks along the way! There is a network of pretty paths along the coast though (and of course, car rental) so very easy to get to Krouzeri and Agni, where there are a number of places to eat and have a few drinks.
Hopefully one day we’ll be back to Kaminaki – definitely recommend if you’re after a relaxing holiday!
Recently returned from our stay in June at The Cottage in Kaminaki Village. We knew the property was undergoing renovation, but were unsure how it would be as at the time of travel no updated photos were available. We were delighted to find on our arrival an absolutely beautiful property. All the updating and work that had gone into the property had been done to the highest standard and had produced a great holiday property. We have stayed in the village before at assorted villas etc but this has to be the best. The outdoor area is very nice and in late June early July the plunge pool is a godsend. Very quiet, peaceful, and private, with a view of the sea. Inside the large high ceiling living area was very spacious and cool. New full fitted kitchen with everything you would need on holiday and more. A step up to the comfortable air conditioned bedroom allows you to look out to sea while lying in bed. A full en-suite luxury bathroom with huge walk in shower is just off. A good welcome pack awaited our arrival, and we were visited by Christina and her father Spyros to ensure all was ok. We wont hesitate to return here to what is a really lovely property.
A most wonderful place to stay, perfect in every way.
We returned for our second year at the end of August this year to stay at The Cottage one of a handful of superb holiday villas owned by Kaminaki Villas in Kaminaki on the NE Coast.
Christina the owner is lovely and is very hands on ensuring that every little detail is covered with her parents living in the small village so any immediate requirements are provided for.
The cottage has been extensively refurbished this year and is a gem with a small pool in a private olive grove not overlooked at all. The beach is only a few minutes away with 2 tavernas and boat hire etc
We love this place and have already booked for next year
Jon and Rachel Williams
Lovely secluded cottage
We have been staying at the Cottage now for fourteen years. It is in a beautiful setting, quiet, wonderful view of the sea and the mountains. This year the owners carried out a complete renovation of the property which has improved it a great deal. It has still however retained its charm and greek feel. The owners are now our friends after so many years, and nothing is too much trouble for them, although things always go smoothly there for us so we have no need for queries! The owners come and have a drink with us on the terrace which we all enjoy. The surrounding area is also beautiful, not having changed in all these years. We are booked for next summer and hope to be there for many years to come.
The Cottage at Kaminaki Villas
We visited Corfu in the 3rd week of May which we found out to be a little early for the season and whilst it was lovely and quiet, the water taxi wasn’t operational which was a shame as it was promoted as the best way to explore other beaches. You can rent a small motor boat for the day from the beach to get around and they were available although we didn’t venture out on one.
The Cottage was a lovely secluded villa with all amenities – couldn’t fault it at all! The welcome pack was a nice touch especially as we arrived early and somewhat hungry! Christina will change items in the pack if you let her know beforehand. Send a quick email to the local supermarket and Aphrodite sends her son down the hill on his motorbike to your front door!
Two tavernas on the beach which is literally 5 mins walk from the villa.
Highly recommended for a quiet holiday – thank you to Christina and her Dad!
We know Christina and love what she has done to The Cottage. It was a simply perfect stay!
We know Christina and love what she has done to The Cottage. It is a truly wonderful place and so close to the amazing sea at Kaminaki and Spiros taverna with it’s amazing food. And it has a plunge pool!
The cottage was amazing – in a beautiful quiet spot. It is very well maintained and immaculately cleaned, twice during our week stay. Christina was very helpful with advice on where to eat and responded immediately when we had a small issue with the safe. We would highly recommend The Cottage and Kaminaki for a truly relaxing stay!