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"CONTI" Mansion at Gastouri - Achilleion, Corfu, Greece



Updated: 20-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Description of the Conti Mansion

The Conti family mansion (in Gastouri-Achilleion village)

Detached mansion of authentic corfiot character, in the historical and picturesque village of GASTOURI – ACHILLEION, where the palace of Elisabeth of Austria is, as also the old philharmonic orchestra of Gastouri is, which participates in great events in Austria, Athens and in other places of the world, 15 minutes of driving from the sandy beaches of kontogyalos, Glyfada, and Gyaliskari, and 20 minutes of Issos beach, a sandy beach protected of any constructions. The mansion is situated, on a hill from the one side, and in front of the main stone road by the other side, 9klms from the town of Corfu and the airport, on a land of 414m2 so a garden of 317m2 in 2 levels, 191,8 m2, with 83th m2 under roof play – room, a warehouse of 25,18, and another storehouse. The mansion, with external walls of 58 cms width, and internal walls of 70 cms width (the reason, the house has no humidity), has 4 rooms, a matrimonial bed in a beautifully decorated room which gives in the garden. (three rooms upstairs, the one, a reading room with great view upon the hills and other villages of Corfu till Pelekas, and 1 master bedroom and 1 bathroom downstairs). The house has a great view from every corner of it and the garden where lemon and mandarin trees offer their beauty and aromas, has a totally renovated roof in 2008. The two level gardens have 9 lemon, and mandarin trees, and a three centuries olive at the left corner, and a free space, ready to be a barbecue corner if someone wants. All the wooden parts are from cypress wood, polished. As the mansion never stopped to belong to the family of KONTOS from 1720, always conserved, due to the careful restorations my grand – fathers and me have done after 1950, till now, all the authentical architectural characteristics which make of it, an authentic corfiot countryside mansion, and ready to be inhabited.

With refrigerator, kitchen, one matrimonial bed with new imperial- mattress, 4 beds upstairs in nicely decorated rooms with polished cypress-wood roofs and floors, a sofa that becomes double bed two sun beds and the owner doing the cleaning and the preparation of the rooms. Τhere is also, Central petrol heat of modern installation, and one modern Sampo air- condition upstairs and a beautiful corfiot garden with tall walls which give privacy.

Τhe Conti family in Mars of 1720, after the formal suggestion of the Venetian Duke, John CORNER, to the General Proweditor of sea Georges PASCHALIGOS, they enter in the ‘’LIBRO D’ ORO ‘’ because of their charity of 500 duchies for the needs of the corfiot and Venetian army manning, and their will to serve kindly in every need the island. More value has, that my grand father and mother, a couple for 53 years in love, when the second war got over, with excess love which transmited to me, with great sacrifices for years, reclaimed during the summers house parties of the house in their effort, to deliver me a warm house and a corfiot garden of two levels, which nowadays I am trying to offer it to people who want to make me the honor to choose as vacations house the vacation home of my childhood.

Informations concerning the offered parking place, and the village facilities, and interesting places to visit in Gastouri.

Just at 5 minutes from the house we offer one private parking place protected from the sun and the rain , and in 30 seconds from the main entrance of the house, there is a little very modern mini-market, and a little further, a picturesque stone café with great atmosphere. During Easter time we have great festivities with the participation of the philharmonic orchestra and during the summer, on the 22 and 23 of august local dancers give a great spectacle in the beautiful round square that we have in our village. A stone-oven bakery is also 4 minutes by foot, named ‘’Ektoras’’, with delicious types of bread, and rye-bread. The famous and elegant Achilleion palace is in the village, and in its gardens the philharmonic orchestra ‘’OMONOIA’’ (year of foundation 1864) gives during the summer extremely relaxing recitals.

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About the Owner

Alexandra Poulopoulou
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Greek
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2017

About Alexandra Poulopoulou

I grew up in Athens, Greece.

This house used to be then my summertime home, where I stayed with my family and grandparents.

I've studied French literature in Athens then I diid a master in International Law in Grenoble, France.

Alexandra Poulopoulou purchased this house in 1800

Why Alexandra Poulopoulou chose Corfu

Because it's a house full of history and character.

Because this house has a lot of space in and out.

Because it is situated in one of the most beautiful Mediteranean islands.

Because it is close to beautiful beaches, close to beautiful countryside, close to beautiful villages, close to the capital of the island (Corfu Town), close to shops restaurants and bars and very very peacefull at the same time!

What makes this house unique

Don't you want to feel the atmosphere of a real traditional Corfiot house and village?It's not easy to find this style elsewhere!

3 Reviews

4.7/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Superbe séjour de début de printemps!!

  • 4 of 5

Le gîte d'Achileo est un lieu plein de charme, avec un agréable jardin planté de citronniers et d'orangers en pleines fleurs délicieusement odorantes. La maison est spacieuse offrant de grandes pièces de vie. Les fenêtres donnent sur un beau panorama des coteaux verdoyants de l'île, Ce village pittoresque situé non loin de Corfou est très central pour visiter toute l'île. Proche des commerces de dépannage, comme des petites supérettes, il n'en reste pas moins un lieu calme, dédié à la détente.

Nous avons beaucoup apprécié l'accueil très chaleureux d'Alexandra qui nous a guidé dès l'aéroport, jusqu'à l'accès au gîte. Très belle destination, superbes paysages, gentillesse des corfiotes, dépaysement garanti !!

Isabelle, Nantes

  • Review Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Madame Bouvet, Dear Isabelle, and lovely family Bouvet, all my thanks for your lovely review for Mansion Conti, and for the surroundings of Gastouri-Achilleion village, and for all Corfu. I would like to express my deep feelings for you dear Isabelle, and for your lovely so well educated three children, Arthur, Margot, and Juliette!!!!!!!!!! to whom I wish best luck to their studies!!! Mansion Conti always will be at your disposal. with honor, Alexandra - Catherine Poulopoulou alexandrapoulopoulou@yahoo.gr
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Great vacations

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house because we needed to have 3 separate bedrooms. It is located in a quiet village a few minutes to Achilleo palace.

There is a nice restaurant and a mini market 20 meters from the house, really useful. The bakery is about 200 meters away.

We could enjoy having breakfast and dinner on the beautiful terrace amongst lemon trees.

We loved the old style of the house. Old beautiful wooden floors, and lots of space.

The owner was really kind welcoming us at the airport, cleaning the place every 4 days and even making laundry for us.

Thanks a lot!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Desplobains, Thanks a lot for your kind review!!!!!!!!!! It was a pleasure to me to meet you all at the airport, and have so pleasant and trustworthy guests with your two lovely little boys, playing around and creating so nice carton airplanes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish to have you again in MANSION CONTI, and offer you an even more pleasant staying!!!!!!!!!!!!! with honor, POULOPOULOU Alexandra-Catherine owner of MANSION CONTI
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Casa con mucho encanto

  • 5 of 5

Fuimos recibidos por su dueña, que nos fue a recibir al aeropuerto y nos ayudo en todos nuestras necesidades con absoluta amabilidad y simpatia.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Miss Soledad, Fernando, Teresa, Anne, Maria, it was a pleasure to have you all in the house of my grand-parents, MANSION CONTI, and to have the honor having guests, coming from your beautiful country with a so reach history and a so great music and architecture!!!!!!!!!!!!! you are always welcome to the island of Corfu!!!!!!!!!! sincerely and truly yours, Poulopoulou Alexandra-Catherine
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From the Owner

Because it's a house full of history and character. Because this house has a lot of space in and out. Because it is situated in one of the most beautiful Mediteranean islands. Because it is close to beautiful beaches, close to beautiful countryside, close to beautiful villages, close to the capital of the island (Corfu Town), close to shops restaurants and bars and very very peacefull at the same time!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Corfu (Kerkyra) International Airport at 10 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : in front at the right, named ''petrino bar'' Nearest Ferry : at 12 Kilometres Nearest Golf : ermones golf , at 6 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : in front of one of the main entrances Nearest Beach : BENITSES.GLYFADA, KONTOGYALOS, GYALISKARI, at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Gastouri village is a listed traditional settlement, a very picturesque old village at an altitude of 77 meters from the sea, 9 klms from the airport of Corfu. located 11 Km south of Corfu town, what means that in a 10 -15 min drive you have many many choices. In Gastouri on the main road 500 meters from the Mansion Conti there is the very well known ''ACHILLEION PALACE'', where princess Elizabeth of Austria created in its beautiful gardens sculptures of the mythical greek hero Achilles, and the garden of Muses. The Achilleion palace was her secondary residence in Adriatic and Ionian sea, and its gardens give on the calm Ionian sea and on the little island pontikonissi. A very pictureaque village with real corfiot character and nice festivities on the 15th, 22 th and 23 th of August.

Prices and Availability

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spring summer
24 Mar 2017 - 5 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Mar-2017


From the Owner

Don't you want to feel the atmosphere of a real traditional Corfiot house and village?It's not easy to find this style elsewhere!

Property Type

  • house


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 210 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed


  • Garden
  • Veranda


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • smoking allowed
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome

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