Historical Luxury Retreat in the South of Corfu

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The Courti estate  is a traditional 18th century Venetian estate offering  complete privacy for clients seeking to relax and rejuvenate.It incorporates a central manor house enclosed in a courtyard by numerous buildings, including a large olive press and private chapel.

Its history is unique. Originally  an important farming estate, Courti is typical of Venetian country architecture. For generations it belonged to the Trivoli-Pieri family who were important members of the local nobility.

The estate is composed of a number of buildings that are likely to have been built at different times, which makes it difficult to date. The earliest written record of Courti is 1723, though there is evidence that the central buildings existed much earlier than this.

Courti is surrounded by fortified walls, within which are the main house which was rather large for standards at the time, the olive press, the stables, the church and ample warehouses.

A previous major renovation, which took place in 1770 by Michiel Steffano Trivoli Pieri, is commemorated over the front gate. The estate has now been entirely restored to its original glory adhering to strict architectural guidelines by the Greek Archaeology Supervisory Authority.

The transformation of this beautiful estate is down to the vision, creativity and passion of the now owners Chryssa Poupard and her husband and partner in crime Keiran McKenna. 

I had the pleasure of meeting them both after being invited to the estate. With both our interests and passion purposely focused on the south side of Corfu island we immediately found common ground and enthuziastically chatted about why we love Corfu. 

Being shown the estate it was immediately apparent that the reason for this project being so successful was the vison, passion and creativity that both Chryssa and Keiran have together as a couple. 

A strong side to this is of course is their business savvy, but it is so muchmore than that. Passionately wanting the estate to be sustainable in every way possible for an old structure, the environment plays a huge role and keeping a balance of luxury as well as respecting the surroundings played a huge role in the success of the project. 

Whe you visit the website for the Courti Estate as well as the social media pages both on Instagram and Facebook you can see the intellectual way that they have restored this place, brilliantly for both home and holiday vacation accommodation. 

The creation of Experience weeks in 2020 during lockdown, that are hand in hand with highlighted spots of Corfu as well as the influence of seasonal celebrations. From visiting the best parts of the island to tasting the best parts too. Beaches you thought you would only ever see in the Caribbean, to horse riding in Cedar forrests, Courti, is the ultimate place to have as the centre of your holiday experience. 

They grow from strength to strength, unindated with wedding ceremony events, honeymoon couples and of course organising retreats too for people enjoying yoga, art, photograghy, gastronomy, as well as charity events such as  Ataxia-Telangiectasia Soceity which will be held this coming May. 

It truly is a success story. It is immacutley done with both parties both enjoying the estate as a family home as well as a prosperous business.

A beautful family coupled by a stunning home.


If ever there was a place  to put on your bucket list then the Courti Estate is with out doubt one for your list!

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