Acaste Villa is located at the Southwest part of Corfu, 5km from Agios Mathaios village and near the isolated Kanouli Beach.
The mountain Gamelion is landscape’s dominant component. It took its name from the Greek word ‘gamos’ which means wedding as there it took place the wedding ceremony of the ancient king of Phaeaces, the ancient inhabitants of Corfu, Alcinoos.
At the foot of Gamelion Oros is amphitheatrically built the picturesque village of Aghios Matheos with its unique alleys. A beautiful path with holm oaks connects the village with the Holy Monastery of Pantocrator on the top of the mountain.
Another must-see part of the area is Chalikounas Beach and the Korission Lake which runs parallel to it. Korission Lake is a nature reserve and provides shelter for many rare bird species, flamingos and cormorants and different species of sand orchid. Also there is a magnificent ancient cedar forest along the dunes.
Chalikounas beach is an endless sandy beach, famous among kite surfers. On the way to Chalikounas man will also encounter the Gardiki Castle, a 13th-century Byzantine castle where on its walls remain visible elements of its ancient structure.
What’s more enjoyable than to explore the beach on a board? Try Stand-Up-Paddling in order to enjoy the water and obtain some exercise simultaneously. You can rent SUP boards in Chalikounas Beach or you can ask us to provide you some.