Location - Halikounas, Agios Mattheos, Corfu
Liostasi Villa in Haliokunas is within short distance from the big picturesque village of Agios Mattheos, one of the oldest and most beautiful traditional villages of the inland built amphitheatrically at the foot of the mount Gamilio. A paved path takes you to the monastery of Pantokratoras on the top of the hill. On the top of the hill you can see ‘The hole of the Open Sea’, a cave which is believed to be connected to the sea.
There are supermarkets, Kosabelis cafe a traditional café serving Greek coffee and tavernas in the village. The taverna Rozina-Pavlos serves traditional food and can deliver your meal at home! The grill taverna “VLACHOS’ makes delicious souvlaki and delivers food in the area. The supermarket ‘Coop Varagoulis’ in the center of the village can bring your shopping at home and even take you to and from the villa in their van to do the shopping yourself! There is also a doctor, pharmacy and post office in Agios Mattheos.
In the fertile area of Gardikio there is another Venetian fort, a twin of the fort “Aggelocastro”.
One of the local products worth mentioning is the olive oil ‘GOVERNOR’, considered one of the best in the world. There are guided tours and tasting events in the oil press where it is produced.
The beaches near the villa are the best in the Ionian Sea: Prasoudi at 2.5 km, Paramonas at 3 km, Halikounas 1.5.km. Halikounas is particularly beautiful with its natural reserve (animals, lilies) and facilities such as kite, surf etc.
There are also seaside tavernas around the village which offer tasty meat dishes and freshly caught fish.
The seaside village of Moraitika is a modern tourist village with various shops, supermarkets, pharmacies, doctor, infirmary, post office and plenty of night life.
There is regular connection to the city of Corfu with the ‘Interurban Buses of Corfu’. Information about the timetable is on https://greenbuses.gr/el/routes-gr.
Police in Benitses:
Tel: 2661071222 / 2661072222
Tel: 166 (general number)
Tel: 2661032333 (Corfu direct number)
Tel: 199 (general number)
Tel: 2661028950 (Corfu direct number)
Pharmacy in Agios Mattheos:
Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 08:30 - 13:30
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30-13:30 & 18:00-21:00
(and some Sundays)