Escape it all at this dreamy hillside hideout with romantic digs and sea-view pools
It’s all about the views at Grecotel Eva Palace. Flower-filled gardens wrap around gleaming pools, cascading down to a pale turquoise bay below, infinity-edge pools merge with the horizon, and tiered dining terraces are poised on a lofty plateau, plunging 30ft to the Ionian Sea below. Open-sided lounges gaze out over the mountain-rimmed bay, and pale-cushioned loungers and sail-white parasols surround a vast outdoor pool complex. Sun beds can also be found at the secluded beach, where jewel-toned waters lap a strip of silver sand.
Peeking out from a lush tropical grove, macaron-hued bungalows and villas are scattered around the main hotel building. Inside, rooms and suites are romantic cocoons, awash in cream and blush tones, with billowing fabrics and white-painted wooden furniture. Most open onto a private balcony or terrace, either looking out over the mountains or sea.
Honeymooners should book a beachfront Romantic Villa with Private Pool for their own dreamy swimming spot overlooking the sea and a canopied four-poster bed, and sign up for a couples’ massage at the rooftop spa. Larger families or groups of friends should plump for the Palazzina, a private beachfront villa with two pools and panoramic sea views, plus a furnished sundeck and al-fresco dining area, all surrounded by olive and cypress trees.
Bay-side location in Kommeno, on an eastern peninsula
Good to know
• Try your hand at watersports on the bay, with everything from water skiing to canoeing on offer* • Horse ride or cycle through the beautiful landscapes of Corfu* • Stretch it out with an early-morning yoga session.
3 restaurants, 3 bars
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Mediterraneo.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Comfort All-In Package • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Mediterraneo • Set credit allowance at a selection of à la carte restaurants around the peninsula • 1 x dinner at your choice of à la carte restaurant (minumum 7-night stay and applicable to every consecutive 7 nights; reservations required) • Selected drinks and snacks throughout the day served at selected venues • All-in dining for kids under 12 years: • nacks, fresh fruits, cakes, biscuits, ice cream, juices and water available all-day at Grecoland • Tasty Corner at La Contessa Restaurant 12.30pm-2pm • À la carte kids dining in designated restaurants with special kids menu.
*Denotes local charge