Diamantina

Corfu , Greece

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Historic renovated cottage
  • Central village location (Agios Stephanos)
  • Delightful walled courtyard
  • Simpson family extras available
  • Shops, restaurants and beach 2min walk

Diamantina – a little slice of local history – is conveniently situated just behind the sea front at Agios Stephanos harbour, and has the honour of being the very first house built in the village, dating back to the 1800s. The present owner inherited it from his great grandfather and then set about refurbishing the house as a characterful holiday home. During the excavation for the swimming pool, archaeologists found fragments of pottery dating back some 2,300 years, indicating continuous habitation of the area since ancient times.

The house is accessed via external stone steps in traditional Corfiot style, complete with a covered porch. It has a delightful walled courtyard, planted with roses, oleander and a mature weeping willow around the pool. The shops, harbour tavernas and beach of Agios Stephanos are literally on your doorstep, making this the perfect base if you’d rather walk than drive. Renting a small boat for your stay (highly recommended), you’ll be able to moor it just 100m from the house. So whether you’re a summertime sailor, a history scholar or just someone who appreciates a traditional and comfortable town house, Diamantina is a uniquely special place to stay.


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Accommodation

Layout

  • 2-bedroom cottage (sleeps 2-4)

Upper ground floor

  • Living room with TV (for playing DVDs only), DVD player and CD player, steps up to small kitchen
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite bathroom (shower attachment)
  • Twin bedroom (90cm x 200cm beds)
  • Shower room
  • Outside covered dining area (accessed from living room and twin bedroom)

General

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned bedrooms
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels
  • Laundry room with washing machine
  • Barbecue
  • Private swimming pool 4.5m x 6m (depth 1m – 1.8m)

Simpson family extras

  • Complimentary infant pack (includes cot/travel cot, bed guard, highchair, baby-gate, bottle steriliser, baby bath, non-slip bath mat, potty)
  • Car seats and booster seats can be provided at a supplement, subject to availability
  • To pre-book any of our family extras please call 020 8392 5747
  • Private nanny service offering babysitting and full or half-day childcare packages. Please ask one of our Destination Specialists for details or visit Ionian Nannies.

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.

Local Boat Hire – in partnership with San Stefano Boats

  • There is no better way to explore the coastline’s clear waters and discover some deserted bays than in a boat. Small boats, speedboats and cruisers can be pre-booked with our UK office prior to departure and we recommend early reservations, especially for July and August, as availability can be limited.

National tourist licence (EOT): 0829K123K7893001


Location

  • Harbour (tavernas, shops, supermarkets) 2min walk
  • Beach 4min walk
  • Kerasia beach 5min drive
  • Avlaki beach 5min drive
  • Corfu town and airport 50min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group C, Peugeot 208 or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group D, Peugeot 301 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specification

Group C – 1.25 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group D – 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group L – Fiat Tipo or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group M – Fiat Tipo Station Wagon or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group E1 – Automatic Citroën C3 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

Group E2 – Automatic Fiat Tipo or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group J2 – Nissan Qashqai SUV or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group J3A – Automatic Ford Kuga SUV or similar, 1.5 litre engine, 3 medium suitcases*

Group F1 – Fiat Doblo 7 seater or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group F2 – Fiat Talento 9 seater or similar, 1.5-2.0 litre engine, 3 large and 2 medium suitcases*

Group N – Mercedes Benz A160 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 3 large suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

The concierge, Jackie, was very good - we lost our keys and she brought out spares quickly. The villa was lovely with all the facilities you could want and very close to the amenities along the bay. We would definitely come again.

Mrs Heather Jefferies, September 2023

Delightful villa, superb location, well equipped. We had a wonderful week here in this tiny bit of paradise on earth. The villa is in the centre of the village, so close to everything you need, including lots of delightful tavernas. Jackie was so knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Would love to have stayed longer.

Miss Claire Forsyth-Brown, September 2023

Had a wonderful stay in San Stephanos, Corfu. The accommodation and location was so perfect and from start to finish we simply had the best holiday. Hiccups? The water was very stop start in the house. There were a few storms so we put it down to potential electricity problems but one day it failed and there actually was an issue. It was fixed within 24 hours and didn’t spoil a thing. This is my second time with Simpson and I couldn’t be happier. Will always start and holiday search with them!

Mr Daniel O'Brien, August 2023

Our first time in Agios Stefanos – we loved it! The house has worked perfectly as a base to enjoy all the local tavernas and boat trips. Jackie has been characteristically professional and efficient. Love this place. Definitely coming back.

The Lucy Family, August 2023

Wonderful holiday in excellent location. Our first time booking with Simpson Travel and would highly recommend them courteous ,friendly ,efficient and seamless booking. Top notch service.

Anne Kerr, May 2023

Agios Stephanos is a lovely place to stay and had lost none of its Greek charm. Diamantina is a very convenient place to stay and is spacious and well equipped.

Elizabeth Smith, September 2022

Our 6th successive September with Simpsons. Jackie as always a total diamond.

Mike & Michelle, September 2022

We spent a wonderful two weeks at Diamantina. We tried most of the tavernas and were not disappointed. Many thanks to Jackie who has been super helpful. We hope to come back to Corfu.

L & M, August 2022

Lovely unique accommodation, relaxing holiday, lovely little village. Fantastic concierge. What more could you ask.

Susan Bailey, July 2022

Magical holiday in a magical location. Already planning our trip back next year.

Olivia Bayliss, May 2022

Lovely place to stay. More spacious than we expected and perfectly located. It was a joy to sit outside and enjoy breakfast looking down at the lovely garden.

Joanne, September 2021

Accommodation superb, all support excellent, especially Jackie, who was outstanding. We would love to return some time.

Simpson Traveller, August 2021

We enjoyed a beautifully relaxed holiday in this special cottage with pool. Comfort with everything we needed. Cleaner, pool man and owner of the cottage helpful and charming. Special words of thanks to Jackie – she went to great lengths to help when we needed it. Weather perfect – sun with blue sky. We would love to return.

Judith & David, August 2021

We had a lovely time on our first family holiday with a toddler and a baby. Great place to stay. Tani was super helpful as was Jackie.

Mel, Woo, Sid & River, August 2019

Another lovely holiday with Simpson Travel. The property was of a very high standard and ideally situated for us, within walking distance of five good tavernas. As usual, the Simpson rep provided appropriate suggestions for local visits and walks. Consistently reliable and a trusted holiday provider.

Jane & Ian, June 2019

Going on holiday with Simpson Travel is one sure way of having a great holiday – very easy to book; excellent quality and choice of accommodation and locations; and just knowing that you will be looked after from start to finish.

Chris & Sue Garden, June 2019

Our first visit to Corfu and we are pleased that we chose this pretty corner of the island. We love the villa and pool and Jackie has been very kind.

Kathryn, Martin & Kian, May 2019

Our fourth trip to Corfu with Simpson. Impressed with seamless travel arrangements and their representative, Jackie.

Chris & Vivienne Blandford, May 2019

This was my first visit to Corfu – a beautiful island so I hope to come again. Agios Stephanos is a lovely village, equipped with good eating options. Diamantina is lovely too – clean, well equipped, comfortable and well positioned for quick trips to the well-stocked supermarkets. We hired a boat and tried one of the walks. We hope to be back.

Ruth, Sue & Jude, September 2018

A delightful little cottage in an excellent quiet location in the centre of the village.

Mr O, September 2018

Our third visit to this beautiful island and our first time travelling with Simpson Travel. The villa is charming, well equipped and although in the centre of the village, is peaceful and secluded. Agios Stephanos is perfect for a peaceful holiday, the people are friendly, the tavernas excellent (Eucalyptis and Galivi being our favourite) and the warm water, clean and good for relaxed snorkelling. Very impressed with Simpson Travel and the way the holiday was organised and the high standards in the villa. Especially Jackie, the rep, who was very helpful when I managed to lock ourselves out of the villa one evening! Surely, I am not the only one to have done this? I am? Oh!..My wife had a bad knee claiming our time here but all we want for a wonderful holiday was on our doorsteps in the village. Very much hope to return to this beautiful part of Corfu soon, with Simpson Travel of course!

Jane and Bob, September 2018

Another lovely relaxing week courtesy of Simpson Travel – these days our tour operator of choice for European sun. Jackie, the representative for Diamantina, more than lived up to expectation – quiet, calm and full of common sense and good ideas. No doubt we will return to this pretty place.

Caroline, Simon & Katherine, August 2018

Diamantina is a lovely villa – just like the images on the website. Agios Stephanos is lovely, a real gem. We had a really relaxing holiday on a beautiful island.

Lisa Stocker, June 2018

Simpson Travel provided us with an excellent service from start to finish. Corfu, our chosen destination, was superb along with all those who we came into contact with. High praise to our rep, Jackie, who went beyond with her help and assistance.

Mr Kelly, October 2017

From the moment we opened the big green gate into Diamantina we knew that we were going to have a wonderful holiday. The cottage has a real 'wow' factor and is wonderfully equipped. We would recommend the walk to Kerasia beach, great for a beer and a swim before coming back. The scenery is stunning. Thank you Jackie for all your help. Hopefully we'll be back.

The Oddy's, September 2017

So many reasons to love Diamantina – great location, lovely shaded and sheltered garden and well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds, a restful and relaxing sitting room and several enticing outdoor areas to enjoy a drink and a meal. Many thanks to Jackie yet again for looking after us and doing her best when a problem came up to help solve it. We are sad to be leaving. We will return.

Mr Rich, September 2017

Great experience with Simpson Travel; knowledgeable and helpful staff, lovely villas and a very smooth service.

Mr Conroy, August 2017

We love it here! Diamantia is beautiful everything you could want. Perfectly equipped – lovely garden and pool. Location amazing! So relaxing to just stroll out – have a drink and a meal. Jackie has been great help – booking restaurants and helping us rearrange travel plans when our children came out to join us.

Cruttenden Family, August 2017

We have had a great week here staying in Diamantia. The house is very nice and comfortable with great air conditioning in the bedrooms. We have enjoyed very relaxing days lounging by the pool. It has been a wonderful stay in Agios Stephanos and we would happily come again!

The Squire Family, August 2017

We have also had a really lovely week staying here! Hired a boat for three days and went up and down the coast stopping off at many different places. We were very surprised how easy it was to tie up at a jetty while being free of charge coupled with the friendliness of all the locals. We will miss the sea swimming – very beautiful. Hope to come back!

The Clarkes, July 2017

As usual Simpson Travel staff have been excellent, both in the office and in the resort helping to make my holiday an enjoyable experience. I will, of course, be travelling again with Simpson Travel. Many thanks to all.

Mrs Alford, July 2017

Simpson ravel has always provided us with quality holidays; tasteful and clean accommodation, knowledgeable and helpful representatives and in unspoilt locations. The company's attention to detail means we never have to experience the apprehension of wondering if our precious holiday time will meet our needs and expectations. Thank you.

Jones Family, October 2016

It is an absolute pleasure going on holiday with Simpson Travel. We felt completely relaxed with arrangements made and appreciated the extras that come with a well-organised holiday. The quality of the accommodation is superb every time. We will definitely be booking another holiday through you. Many thanks.

Mrs Firman, October 2016

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.

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A hundred stories unfold on lovely Corfu… Tales of gods and goddesses, Phoenicians and Venetians, vibrant towns and sleepy villages. There’s also a rich natural history of mountains, olive groves, fertile valleys and a coastline dotted with picturesque coves, sandy beaches and rocky inlets. Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence and Gerald Durrell with a luxurious retreat near Agios Stephanos, or venture North West, to enjoy more sandy beaches and scenic coastal drives.

To help you make the most of your holiday in Corfu, our collection includes a magical range of luxury villas and a charming beachfront hotel overlooking Avlaki Bay. Choose a romantic cottage by the water's edge for an idyllic couples' retreat or a contemporary family villa complemented by our private nanny service, for a relaxing holiday in the elegant North East of the island. 



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