Evening Standard | Homes & Property Weds 11 July 2018

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For interested parties: 2018 Direct Booking Enquiries so far 530 Nights, average €150 per night = €79.500,00 + booking.com usually 50%+ on top i.e. Annual Revenue Potential €120.000,00++ Best time to buy? Now 🙂 aylesford.com/property-for-sale/old-perithia/the-merchants-house-old-perithia-corfu/21024

TripAdvisor Review of Old Perithia

Thanks to the recent reviewer [AviemoreScotlandUnitedKingdom] who kindly mentioned us in their 5 star review yesterday [part of the full article follows below]:

Reviewed yesterday

I went up to Old Perithia twice, twice in the evenings, because like most drives on this island, the one up to this gem is a hairy ride (You do get used to it after a while!).

As you travel up, any passengers (Anyone not driving) can look back at the spectacular sight over the Ionian sea, in the early evening I think this view is even better. From the North of the island, you’ll pass Loutses and a few more settlements, until you reach the village.

Parking is on broken up road, dont go up here in a posh car, unless its a 4×4, because its likely to get scraped on the bottom on the last little bit going down to park, alternatively park next to the bins, reverse, so you can go Right and you’re back on the road down.

Usually there are not too many people up there. Tour buses wont get up the road, so its those that like something off the beaten track that’ll be up in the village. You’ll be thirsty on arrival but don’t worry, there’s a decent choice of restaurants, surprisingly, for a ghost town!

Explore the old buildings, enjoy the historic honey produced here, speak with Mark and Saskia, pioneers in bringing this place back to life. This is a magical place.

Not for wheelchairs or those with mobility problems, it is not a purpose built museum, there is no way this place could be adapted, it is not government sponsored.

Mark and Saskia run renovated, upmarket quirky accommodation in Old Perithia, you can book locally, or more sensibly, online before you get there.

Of all the places in Corfu, you’ll always remember Old Perithia.

The Merchant’s House B&B is also no.1 on TripAdvisor & Travellers’ Choice 2016 -2018

‘Reborn from Ruins’

‘Reborn from Ruins’ | copyright GREC14N Identity Media

June 2018 edition: pp96-98 Old Perithia Corfu Greece

“Nevertheless, since 2010 a change has occurred. Sitting at the neat flowery yards of the few remaining tavernas, Corfiots and foreigners alike, enchanted by the aura from the village’s past, are listening carefully to its historic whispers, while and Englishman with his Dutch wife restored three houses and established an exemplary B&B, thus instigating others to join them in genuine escape.’


Kimchi & Sourdough

For those that follow Mark’s instagram account [markhlondoncorfu] you’ll know he bakes traditional organic homemade sourdough bread (just flour, water & air + a pinch of Himalayan salt) having done a course with Vanessa Kimble to, ‘bring back traditional sourdough baking to Corfu.’ Mark’s principle is to bake one for home, and one or two for the wonderful people in his, and his wife Saskia’s, lives – oh, plus quite often their 2 children too of course.

Mark also makes homemade Kimchi – which is a different process altogether albeit following on in the ‘fermented’ factor, and is given to specific people who love Kimchi. Anyway, the highest compliment received today from Jae at ‘Petite Coree’ [a fusion of European and Korean food] in West Hampstead. Jae trained in the hallowed kitchens of Nobu and Hélène Darroze…  Now, enough of all that –  back to the day job! 🙂

“Hello Mark

This is Jae from Petite Coree

Want to say thank you for your kimchi and sourdough. They tasted like proper sour dough and authentic kimchi.
Thanks for your support all the time.
Enjoy the weather and we hope see you soon.
Best regards


The Petite Coree,
98 West End Lane
NW6 2LU London UK
020 7624 9209