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Spiti Meraki, Giannades – From €490 to €875 per week, 1 Bedrooms – sleeps 2 persons

Spiti Meraki is a little dream house, a quirky fairy tale with great stories and a place where the taste of Greek life is still pure and embraces you with all its philosophy.

The stones, that have been laid 250 years ago from Maltese builders during the Venetian rule, are the houses biggest pride. They have seen so many faces and things that they all got their own character, (framed in white) and together with the broken mosaic tiles on the floor give a colorful and magical impact on everyone who steps into the house.

Beginning the morning with breakfast on the stone bench under the wine pergola, listening to the bird’s symphony, one can very fast realize that far away is the stress of “the world turning around” and that here there is nothing better than the smell of “SUMMER IN GREECE”, the smell of freedom.

Spiti Meraki lies in the center and old part of the village Giannades. There are no tourists in the village and it remained almost untouched with its old houses and Greek traditions. This is a very rare opportunity for you to insert yourself into an adventure that will be in your memories for a very long time.

There will be plenty of time to relax, explore, meet new friends and the best and most important thing is to see and live together with “real people” and feel the Greek lifestyle. You will be a guest and for some time, a member of the village and community.

Spiti Meraki is an artistic house. During renovation many things stayed as they have been for centuries and many have been added or created freely, without any “must” and “have to”. It is a simple house that has everything and it encourages to dream and create.

Most of the day you will spend outside the house, as Corfu is a magic place to discover and the most beautiful beaches are not far. But when you will come “home” in the afternoon or evening, you will find yourself sitting on the “open air terrace”, enjoying the view, have a little dinner and watch the stars, talk and drink a glass of wine and feel like a Greek God. (ohhhh, I am jelous)

Spiti Meraki invites to stay for a longer period of time and is perfect for a working holiday. There are two working tables, wireless internet and enough time to combine creative work with your holidays. For that reason, the prices are addressed to a longer stay, as they get much lower, longer you stay.

Spiti Meraki is a attached house in the village of Giannades, Corfu, Greece. Comfortable stay for 2 persons with one bedroom, a separate kitchen area, bathroom and a spacious living room.

There are two outside spaces. The stone bench and table under the wine pergola at the entrance of the property, perfect for breakfast and morning coffee and the “open air terrace for the afternoon with its spectacular view.

The house, situated in the old part of the village, is accessible by a little walking path.

1 bedroom: 1 Queen size bed, cupboard, office table (view on “open air terrace” and country side view)

1 kitchen: electric cooking plates and oven, fridge, toaster, moka pot, main cooking utensils (view on old village houses, country side view)

1 bathroom: toilet, sink, shower (no bidet) (country side view from shower)

1 living room: convertible sofa (for one more person), eating table, office table, printer, library, fire place (country side view)

Open air terrace: table and chairs, 2 sunbeds (amazing view on the whole central part of the island)

Spiti Meraki is attached and surrounded from all sides by an old Venetian mansion that is uninhabited. The other little house connected to Spiti Meraki is owned and used as a summer residence by a Greek, very friendly elderly lady.

Location: Giannades

The village of Giannades is located in the central west of Corfu around 18 km away from Corfu Town. It is the biggest village in the surrounding with many houses and approx. 700 inhabitants.

Giannades was originally established closer to the coast above the sea, but due to constant pirate raids, the inhabitants relocated to a saver location around the 16th century. On an altitude of 150 meters, the village Giannades has a perfect view over a great part of the island from Mt. Pantokrator over Ropa Valley all the way far to the Albanian and Epirus mountains.

The old village is situated on the southern part of the village. A small paved alley passes the picturesque old houses and leads to a beautiful old mansion. Often painters sit there with water colors and pencils. When the arch and the second garden is passed, right there on the right side a wine peaks out from behind the next stone house. There is Spiti Meraki.

The village has a very well supplied supermarket with great variety of local fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs, local olive oil and a freezer cabinet. Fresh bread can be bought in the bakery, fresh meat at the butcher and the post can be picked up at the post office (supermarket). There are two more mini markets in the village and a kiosk, open all day.

In the late afternoon you can find Marangos Grill room open, located directly at the main square. One can enjoy charcoal grilled meat and local grill specialities while watching the darkness falling over Ropa Valley. Next to the grill room you find Café Odeon and above the square the Creperie.

The main village square is one of the most sensational of the island. Around the 14th and 15th of August the locals hold their Panegiri (day of the church patron). The square is transformed into a fiesta place where music, dance and food entertain every generation.

At the entrance of the village, down at the crossroad there is the famous Tristrato Bar. The owner is known on the island for hospitality, great meze’ (local snacks) and for his live events, which during the summertime fill the Saturday night air with a joyful and rocky breeze.

A few kilometers further down the road lies the Theotoki Estate. Since generations they produce olive oil and a fabulous wine. The estate is open every day for purchases and visits.

Many inhabitants of the village have plots of land where they grow vegetable, fruits and hold chickens, sheep and goats. Most of them use seeds, which have been passed down from their grandfathers. Lately, young people came back from the capital and started a new life in the village, dedicating themselves to the nature. “Mother Nature”, as they are called, is providing information, sell handmade products, teas and give old, clean and healthy seeds to everybody who asks for.

Behind the hill, there is the beach of Giannades, known as the most secret beach of the island, called Yali. Not many people are visiting it because it is accessible only by boat or climbing/walk. It is a small bay with a mix of rough sand and small pebbles with breathtaking clean water, beautiful underwater sea life and a very peaceful atmosphere.

ATTENTION You need a basic knowledge of climbing and good walking shoes or trainers. There is no network signal  on Yali beach and you are absolutely walking at your own risk!

Giannades village is proud to be on the Corfu trail route, established in 2001. Many walkers pass the village, wandering around and glimpsing into the narrow alleys to then continue there way along the 220 km of Corfu’s natural paths  into a landscape untouched by the tourism, delving through the central countryside which visitors rarely discover and explore.


  • Cooker
  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Toaster








Wi-Fi available


Free parking at village square


Period Price (per day)
May 70 €
June 1 – July 15 90 €
July 16 – August 31 125 €
September 90 €
October 70 €