Me and Dominica couldn’t have pictured a more lovely place to stay than the one at Michalis’s Panorama rooms. To start with, the view from the terrace is absolutely stunning. It made our jaws drop instantly! Secondly, this is truly a bewitching location - just a stone’s throw from the Mirtiotissa beach, considered by many as the most beautiful beach in Europe. The rooms are basic, cosy, however totally satisfactory and sufficient. The kitchen is supplied with everything you might need. There is a fridge, all necessary kitchenware etc. The bathrooms are shared with other guests. Nevertheless, if you wish, you can also book a studio apartment (check ‘Kostas studio in Panorama’ on airbnb) and have your own bathroom & kitchenette as well. Perfect choice for families or young couples who want to have a bit more privacy.
Next, we would like to say a big thank you to the owners. Kostas (Michalis’s son) gave us a lift from the airport as we arrived very late. Thank you Kostas! He showed us around the Panorama rooms, brought to the mini market, pointed out the good taverna where we could eat & told us about the spectacular shortcut through the forest (5 mins) how to get to these spots on foot even quicker.
Also, Kostas organised a car hire for us with Antony’s Car Hire. At this point, we honestly would like to recommend Antony. Not to mention, if you are on Corfu a bike, car or a scooter is definitely a must. Antony is a very communicative man, he offers cars at perfect prices. You can have a car pick-up straight from your accommodation place and leave it at the airport. Great deal & time-saver! Ask Kostas at the place and he will help you with that.
The mini-market owners are also fantastic (5 mins through the forest from Panorama). Very helpful and easy-going. They helped us with organising postcards stamps and with sth else I can't tell ;). The owner, husband, makes the best coffee and says if you don’t like it, he covers the cost then :)
If you are really considering what part of the island to choose as your accommodation, we are quick to tell you - the western part. It is much less touristy, wilder than the eastern part of the island. Veni, vidi, trust us.
Cutting a long story short, Panorama rooms are perfect for a quiet retreat close to the sea (200m). We enjoyed being there! Planning to come back very soon. In love with Corfu & people there!