its name suggests the villa is a 250+ year old olive press, converted into a luxury home. A villa with a unique persona, seeped in history, both rustic and old-world elegance, romantic gardens, and a 360o breathtaking view from its roof-top terrace.

The villa is enclosed within one acre (4,000 m2) of a fenced garden. Should you wish to bring along your dogs they are welcome, they are safe and will thoroughly enjoy roaming around the gardens.

The kitchen and outdoor cooking centre was designed by a gourmet.

It sleeps up to 7+ (4 bedrooms).

It is situated 5 km from the nearest beach.

The villa is located within a very private, calm estate of centuries old olive groves. It is in the area of Poulades, roughly 11 km from Corfu town and the airport and about 9 km from the port.

Relaxing on the roof-top terrace, most of Corfu is at your feet, and facing east in the background the city of Corfu with its Venetian castles, the coast lines of Albania and Mainland Greece. With its 360° bird’s eye view of beautiful Corfu landscape, the terrace offers you romantic sunrises and sunsets surrounded by one of the most diverse flora in the Mediterranean. 

“Poulades Olive Press Villa” is in the northwest of Corfu-island, in an unspoilt area which still retains all the charm and nature uniquely described by the early travelers to the island. It is away from the maddening hustle and noise of over-crowded locations. Yet, should you wish to visit them, you are only a 10 minute drive away. 

The villa sits upon the top of a hill, is only 4 km away from the Corfu Gouvia Marina, and great nightlife and close to town. Yet, it preserves its tranquility, its romance and serenity.  

The house and its surrounding gardens create a unique setting, and call for outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, mountain biking, bird watching and flower and herb gently-picking. The beaches nearby offer water sports of all kinds including skiing and paragliding. 


Poulades: Πουλάδες, "Where the birds are"



Ground floor:

1st bedroom and ensuite luxurious bathroom. Windows to the gardens and the window-door leads to old “Xehiti” and the gardens. (A/C) (40 m2)

2nd bedroom, a queen size bed and antique Venetian furniture and a window to the gardens. (A/C) (16 m2)

3rd bedroom, has a double bed, it is cool and beautiful. (16 m2)

4th bedroom is small with a single bed and an intriguing window to the Grand Salon. (8 m2)


There are two bathrooms and they both have their own stand-alone showers. The ground floor bedroom has a luxurious ensuite bath. It has the original stone floors and specially commissioned hand painted tiles by our local pottery.


The kitchen is fully equipped. Country style with hand painted tiles, commissioned at our local pottery along with all modern equipment, and a breakfast area.

The gourmet kitchen itself is the heart of the house (28 m2) and a continuation of the garden. It used tobe the old stable of the Olive Press and has a stunning view of the olive tree horseshoe shaped stone patio.

If cooking on vacation is not your style, we can provide you with a “cook” and /or professional local “boutique catering”; will advise on costs upon request.

Living room

The main feature of the house is the immense living room, library and mini-grand piano area (160 m2). The 6,5 meters high arched cathedral ceiling with the original Venetian wooden beams rest upon two spectacular arches made of bricks and stone.

Old, locally-made polished bricks and wood, form intricate floor patterns. The original old stone mill, which was used to crush the olives to extract their oil, is most certainly a lot more than a conversation piece. The original cast iron boiler, with its bold rivets is also preserved in its original state and location.

The living room and dining room are surrounded by antique Venetian, British and Corfiot furniture and artwork and are a true manifestation of the island’s history.

The library holds approximately 7,000 books in English, Greek, and French (on demand). The spacious living room enhances the unique sound of a concert mini grand piano. A formal cards table (bridge table), a fully equipped desk, internet, a hi-fi system, etc. are also included.

The living room main entrance leads to the porch (the Corfiot “xehiti”) and the gardens. It includes a sitting area and a dinner area.

The traditional Corfu style porch/veranda “Xehiti” with its original 250 year old wooden beams andceiling, along with a stone floor, is ornamented with the old carved solid stone vessels and scales of the olive press. The large “Xehiti” (over 40 sq. m or 430 sq. feet) is ideal for breakfast or dinner (table sits 8). The “Xehiti” overlooks the citrus orchard, flower beds and lavender bushes.


Beautiful garden with organic fruits which you are welcomed to pick and eat! Denting on season: figs, oranges, lemons, cumquat mandarins, plums, grapes of four different kinds, pomegranates, quinces, almond trees, etc).

An outdoor cooking center with a gas BBQ, fridge and a traditional wood-burning oven is also available. Close by a sitting area with a stone pavement forming a semicircle around an old olive tree is ideal for the warmer summer evenings. A table tennis is set up under the trees close to the cooking center.

A covered garage is available to keep the car away from the fierce summer sun.


Cleaning towels, linen, maid service:

Towels and linen are included, the property is cleaned once a week and the towels and linen are changed also once a week. Spare sets of towels and linen are available. Beach towels are also provided.

Maid service is available upon request at an extra charge of €40 euros per day.

Gardener once a week (owner’s expense).

Property’s superintendent available on call at all times (owner’s expense)


Amenities & Facilities provided:

  • Gas stove
  • Electric oven
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Machine
  • Nesspresso Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Dryer (though you will not need it in the summer!)
  • Steam Iron / Ironing board
  • TV x 3
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Air-conditioning
  • High chair (upon request)
  • BBQ
  • Mediterranean wood-burning oven
  • Table tennis table, full set
  • Mini-grand piano



Ideal for people with mobility restrictions as the main bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room are at ground level with direct (no stairs) access to the beautiful gardens. The living room has two levels, of one small step difference 15 cm. This can be accommodated, by providing the necessary wheelchair ramps; upon demand, zero cost.

Your car can stop right in front of the house on the same level as the main entrance.


Outside the villa

An acre of enclosed garden, with a private automated iron gate, which leads under a vine arcade to the villa, and its auxiliary buildings (storage room, laundry room, cooking center, covered garages).

A roof top terrace offers a 360° bird’s eye view to the beautiful Corfu landscape. Half of the island of Corfu, its town and the Albanian and mainland Greek coasts are towards the east. Mount Pantocrator to the North. Olive groves and villages nestled among the greenery are towards the West and South.The terrace can be enjoyed in glorious sunrises and sunsets along with the spectacular waves formed by the silver branches of the olive trees stricken by the cypress trees darker accents.


Coast, beaches

While resting on the roof-top veranda, you can admire the pastel colored landscape and the sea which is only 5.5 km away.

“Poulades Olive Press” is in the north-east of Corfu, which happens to be the most beautiful part of the whole island. Alongside the coast you can find breathtaking chain of beaches which offer you great places for swimming, water sports, boat rental and night life. The positioning of the villa is ideal not only because of the beaches nearby but also, because it is located between town and countryside which enables great sightseeing.


The Corfu Golf Club

If you are a golf enthusiasts, the beautiful 18-hole Corfu Golf Club is only 10 km away and awaiting you.


Special interest holidays

Herbalists, Cycling, Mountain Bike tours, Walking tours, Hicking.



Gouvia Marina 4 km away

Nightlife, shops and restaurants are at about 4 km. The newly built General Hospital is just only 4 km away.

Maps and suggestions for the best beaches (ranging from 4 km, 5 km, 7 km or 10 km to long trips around the island) are provided. Tours for visits to the two Venetian fortresses, Byzantine churches, museums and walks around town are also suggested.



Google Maps link:,19.8096513,21z/data=!3m1!1e3


Notes on accommodation

Poulades Olive Press Villa” and its 30 acre estate have been in the family for over than 300 years. The building was constructed as an olive press in the mid-1700’s and it was one of the largest presses in the island. It operated as an olive press up until 1959. Then, it was restored in stages in 1995, 2002 and 2007 transforming it into a Home. The renovations of 1995, 2002 and 2007 have left its architectural beauty untouched and have provided all the home comforts of the present. Inspired by love and respect for history and tradition, all renovations have left the building’s character untouched and at the same time have secured warmth, comfort and the modern amenities. The home is a place where “Corfiot” history and culture can be sensed, enjoyed and appreciated.

The unique architectural features of the building especially the impressive brick and stone arches and the incredibly high ceiling in the living room give a sense of freedom and calmness. The old porch (the corfiot “Xehiti”) is large enough (40+ sq. m) to have dinner among the flower pots while enjoying the view of the citrus fruit orchard. At the same time, one is protected from all elements even in midwinter.

The East West gives the benefits of both the sunrise and sunset sun, leaving the house to enjoy the sunshine all day long. The surrounding vines and trees form a natural shading tent around the house and protect it from the harsh summer rays giving indoors a beautiful soft light.

The house and the gardens have inspired artists and have been used in films.



(0030) 6987 168628 
(0030) 6975 426873

S. Contomari 19
Corfù, Isole dello Ionio
Grecia 49100

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