Durrell Strawberry-Pink Villa

Things to do

Nestled on the eastern coast of the beautiful Greek island of Corfu, the village of Perama holds a special place in the hearts of travelers seeking a serene and picturesque escape. This charming destination is renowned for its stunning views, idyllic beaches, and its proximity to the legendary Mouse Island, also known as Pontikonisi.

To reach Mouse Island, visitors can take a short boat trip from Perama’s shoreline. The journey itself is a delightful experience, as you glide across the clear turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, taking in panoramic views of the coastline and the nearby Vlacherna Monastery. Once you arrive at Mouse Island, you can explore the lush greenery, discover hidden coves, and even climb up to the chapel for a breathtaking vantage point.

While Perama Corfu offers a peaceful retreat, it is also conveniently located near several other popular attractions. Just a short distance away is the historic center of Corfu Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site that captivates visitors with its Venetian architecture, ancient fortresses, and lively atmosphere. Exploring the town’s narrow streets, you’ll discover charming cafes, boutiques, and tavernas offering delicious Greek cuisine.

For beaches


Head one bay beyond the village of Kalami, on the north-east tip of Corfu, to reach Agni.

Lounge at the beach, or hire a boat from a local fisherman to make your way out to sea.

The secluded bays are surrounded by wooded hills, and the waters are also great for snorkelling.

Make a meal of fresh fish from one of the seaside tavernas.

For Sea Life


Corfu remains a big favourite thanks to naturalist and author Gerald Durrell’s delightful books, and a great way to meet the weird and wonderful creatures is at the Corfu Aquarium.

You’ll find Mediterranean fish, reptiles as well as boa constrictors. The kids will love it!

For a bit of grandeur

For nature enthusiasts, the nearby Achillion Palace, a former residence of Empress Elisabeth of Austria, is a must-visit destination.

Surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, the palace boasts stunning views of the sea and is filled with elegant statues and neoclassical artwork.

It provides a glimpse into the opulent lifestyle of European royalty.

For nature

To experience some of the island’s prettiest countryside, head to the west coast of Corfu.

Find hidden coves and quiet beaches in Paleokastritsa, which is surrounded by green mountains, cypresses and olive trees.

For walking

Hike up to the island’s highest peak, Mount Pantokrator, which is sited north of Pyrgi on the northern coast.

The hike – or a drive, if you’d like – will traverse wildflower-laden landscapes and cosy tavernas.

The views at the top are absolutely fascinating.