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Recharge your life force in Corfu

  • Soul
  • Body


Alternative Island Living

Corfu, Greece
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€ 60 combadi price


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The Combadi Insight:

This converted old olive press and its gardens and pool will enchant you. The perfect base to visit Corfu, completely relax, recharge your life force or simply return to a healthy you in this garden oasis. You can participate (or not) in meditation, yoga, Tai chi and other workshops, while your kids have fun in the children's activities.

Holiday Code: CW1

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This is Greece as it should be.

Come and stay at this converted old olive press in Corfu for an alternative experience of Greece and a revitalizing, holistic holiday.

The property is located on the Ionian island of Corfu with 8 self catered cottages—some dating back to the Venetian times—lovingly restored and converted to the comfortable accommodation with extensive and beautiful gardens, a recently restored pool area and a large event space.

Since 1981 it has been a unique meeting point for holiday makers, workshop holidays and the local community. Its unique atmosphere, tranquility and liberal attitude appeal to all ages, nationalities, to families, individuals and groups. Many friendships have been forged here and people come back year after year. It is ideal for individual/family holidays and for groups (e.g. a retreat).

Come and stay for as long as you like. Simply enjoy the beautiful property or choose to participate in one of the many activities such as meditation, t’ai chi, qigong, yoga, bodylistening, voicing, dance and other regular classes. Numerous workshops, concerts, family and child-centered activities are organized. You can also enjoy massages, alternative treatments and therapies such as Bowen Therapy, Beauty treatments, Manicures and Pedicures, Shiatsu, Thai Massage and Reiki.

Based in the centre of Corfu, three kilometres from the nearest beach, twelve kilometers to Corfu town to the east and Palaiocastritsa to the west, it is an ideal starting point to explore the whole island.

Corfu is home to several activities and events that you can enjoy. There are yoga classes for those who would like to get fit and touch base with their spirituality. Manage your stress and experience the health benefits of t’ai-chi. Reward yourself with relaxing massages and beauty therapies.

You'll engage in many other activities that will introduce you to authentic Grecian holidays. The guided walks along the picturesque countryside, hills and beaches will leave you inspired. Reconnect with your creativity and participate in painting and art classes led by famous local artists. Greek cuisine is widely recognized and admired around the world. Join Greek cookery classes and you will never regret a thing. Truly immerse yourself with the local culture through music as you watch concerts and performances.

2014 Workshop Schedule

  • May 2nd to 5th; Tew Bunnag: Form and Formlessness, Tai Chi and Qigong
  • June 1st to 9th: Michael Konarkowski: MaTsun Kuen Tai Chi
  • August 29th to September 5th: Yoga with Cheryl Rivers

Spring and Autumn

Agrotourism weeks: visiting organic farms, bee-keepers, ceramicists, the Sylva project of saving the Skyros small wild horse: olive picking and pressing, grape-picking and wine-making, cheese-making, classic Greek cooking

Price is for 2 person cottage per day

Note: Cottages can accommodate 2 to 5 people (depending on the cottage).

  • self-catering
  • daily maid service except Sundays and public holidays

NOT Included:

  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.

Each cottage is equipped with amenities to cater to basic needs of guests. These include linens, towels, table fans, refrigerator and hair dryer. Air conditioning system and television are not installed for ecological reasons.

Information booklets on island of Corfu will be provided. The welcome pack includes the following items placed in the fridge free of charge for your arrival: milk, tea, coffee, sugar, bottled water, juice, beer, yogurts, bread, butter, jam and fruit.

Soap, washing- up liquid, matches, toilet paper, face tissues, anti-mosquito devices and tablets, beach umbrellas will be provided

All taxes and VAT included.

Feel free to contact us for prices of activities and events.

A month or longer stay can be arranged. Contact us for more information.

Cottages and other spaces

The Venetian buildings were restored and converted to ultra comfortable and quaint cottages. While renovations were made, the old charm was thoughtfully maintained through thick stoned walls, clay tile roofs, high cross-beamed ceilings and vaulting stone arches.

Each cottage is equipped with amenities that will bring forth comfort and convenience to every guest. Special attention is given to cleanliness as seen with daily maid service and regular inspection of appliances. Individual cottage has its own outdoor area with chairs, table and umbrella.

Gardens and the Pool

The indigenous flora and innate love for nature have inspired the creation and maintenance of the gardens. In the gardens you'll find olives, cypress, quince and Judas trees, bougainvillea, roses, geranium, citrus, peach, fig and apricot trees also flourish around green lawns.Βignonia, jasmine and vines provide aromatic shade and screen the mosaic swimming pool.

Useful Information

Check-in time: 2:00 PM

Check-out time: 11:00 AM

If you will arrive earlier than 2PM, we will be happy to accommodate you at the reception area while we prepare your cottage. The swimming pool is at your disposal. We try to avoid delays as much as we can. However, this might be unavoidable during Mondays when we become extremely busy. While you wait, you will be treated by refreshing drinks.

Night-time arrivals

The standard procedure for night arrivals is that lights on your cottage will be left open and a note at the reception will tell you where to go. If any problem arises, just ring the bell and we will come to your rescue.

It would also help if you will be able to inform us of your arrival schedule ahead of time.


Being a prime tourist destination, we are popular amongst taxi drivers. You would normally have to pay 25 Euros for the airport fare.


A short walk brings you to the local shop and bus stop. These landmarks are within 3 kms from the nearest beach.

How to Find Us?

From the airport, turn right when you reach the crossing along main road. Walk until you reach the sea. At this point, turn left. All roads from here will take you the outskirts of Corfu town. You will reach a huge junction with traffic lights after passing by ports (old and new) and a disco strip. Turn right and continue along this road passing Kontokali and Gouvia in the direction of Paleocastritsa.

After l0 kms, you will come to a junction. Continue to walk towards Paleocastritsa. You will reach a crossroads after around 2kms – this is the village of Sgombou. Turn left again immediately, then after 50m turn right. There are street signs that will guide you.

From the local or the international port, turn right as you come out and follow the road along disco strip until you come to the big junction and turn right to Paleocastritsa. After l0 kms, you will reach a junction where the right-hand road leads to Dassia and Kassiopi. From here, keep moving forward until you set foot in Paleocastritsa. After 2km you will come to a crossroads – this is the village of Sgombou. Turn left again immediately, then after 50m turn right. Please contact us for questions and clarifications. We will also be sending you a detailed map and booking confirmation.

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