A dreamy week in Corfu {second year runnng}

September 20, 2016

Do you remember when we rented the most gorgeous villa in Corfu last year? {posts here and here} Well we loved the week so much that we came home and booked the exact same week again this year! I tried to find somewhere similar in style but in a different location yet had to admit defeat. You see, I just don't think anything else would compare. Especially as a villa for 2. Trust me it is so so hard to find villas for just two people. I've always been one for saying that there are too many gorgeous places in the world to go back to the same place twice, yet on this occasion I've had to eat my words.. The thing as, I feel that as I get older and life gets busier, you want to go away somewhere that you know you will love. We knew just how gorgeous this villa was and we knew where our favourite beaches were to visit and restaurants to eat at. It was easy. We didn't have to think and that's exactly what I wanted. It was a week of pure relaxation, I switched off properly for the first time in months, I read 5 books {!} and loved spending time with Ben. We pretty much ate, sunbathed, oohed at the crystal clear water, sunbathed some more, ate some more, slept and just lazed about for the whole week. The best kind of holiday. Whilst we've said that we won't go back next year, I don't think this visit will be our last. Greece is just too beautiful. Photos from our week below, and I'm also working on my first video which will be released as soon as I've found some time to edit it! {Forgive me by the way if all these photos look similar to last year!}. Plus a video!

Villa Iriti by SJ Villas. So damn gorgeous. That kitchen!

Most mornings we'd get up, have breakfast sat by the pool and then get ready for the beach. We went back to our favourite beach in Kassiopi where the water was so so blue nearly everyday! 

It was so heavenly to have so much time to read for once. I read 5 books that week:
When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalinthi, A Thousand Small Explosions, Stolen and I need to go on my Kindle to remember the names of the other two. Ben read the latest Millenium Trilogy book {remember the girl with the dragon tattoo etc? It's been carried on after the original author died}

 At lunchtime we'd walk round to Kassiopi for gyros and frozen yogurts. Stopping to take photos of the beaches, water and boats along the way. And to buy some figs from the fruit man.

We'd then head back to the villa for the afternoon, usually stopping at another little bay along the way. This was Avlaki. 

I have this thing with jettys.. 

Camera self timed photos.. 

Kouloura Harbour was our favourite too. 

Getting back to the pool in the hot midday sun for a swim and a lazy afternoon was heaven. 

we cut up a whole watermelon to freeze and eat as ice lollies every afternoon to cool us down.

In the evenings we'd either stay home and cook in, lighting the candles as it got dark..

... or get ready and head out for the evening. One of my fav things about holidays is letting my hair dry naturally in the sun. 

We love love love Greek tavernas. And would order a Greek salad to share as a starter every single night.

Agios Stephanos had the best pink skies.

We went back to Kalami Bay for dinner at The White House one night.

We had a night of crazy storms out there and woke up one morning to grey clouds. We decided to walk down the track at the bottom of the villa down to Nissaki where my parents, coincidently were staying for the week! It was so funny/nice to see them and the walk was so beautiful. It took 2 hours there and back which would have been too hot in the full sun.

We found some wild fig trees on the way!

That evening the blue skies were back.

Some of the bays almost felt like they were sat on lakes rather than the sea. The water and scenery was so amazing out there.

We ate greek salads, fried courgettes, fish and moussaka all week long. The best!

One day we decided to break the mould of our normal beach trip and went to Agni Bay for the morning instead. We had lunch at Taverna Agni {another fav} and used their sunbeds for the morning

The week flew by despite not doing very much. On our last visit we'd rented a boat for a day and gone into Corfu old town. But this week we were more than happy to just beach beach beach. 

And just like that, our magical week was up and it was time to head home. Sad face. But here's to the next adventures, whatever they may bring!

Video coming soon!
Corfu from Rebecca Kedgley on Vimeo.

R <3 xx 

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