The Merchant’s House Corfu

One of the island’s most unique places to stay. A Village of Venetian origin. Once a hideaway from pirates. Now it’s a perfect hideaway for up to 8 guests.

Stay in Old Perithia, ‘Corfu’s Oldest Village Heritage Protected & Designated Area of Natural Beauty

Looking for a safe place to stay? Look no further. Get a taste of the ‘Real Corfu’ in Corfu’s Oldest Village & just 15 minutes from the sea. This unique house, located in one of the most historic villages on Corfu, sleeps up to 8 guests for a 7 night minimum stay. There’s a choice of 4 tavernas within 1 minute walk, open for lunch & dinner. The accommodation includes 3 double suites & 1 twin. The 3 suites each have a double bedroom, separate sitting room & bathroom, the spacious twin has en suite bathroom. Guests have use of the main kitchen & a charming breakfast / guest room [Katoi]. Both seat up to 8 inside, or out on the private terrace in the garden.

Julia Bradbury, Greek Islands, ITV Jan 2020 episode 2 featured Mark & Saskia of The Merchant’s House and catalyst for the village gently coming back to life

Throughout 2020 Corfu remained one the few places within the ‘air corridors’ for safe holiday destinations. Old Perithia, by nature of its protection & location still continues to be one of the safest places to stay on the island.

7 nights | 8 guests

from €3200 per week

Bookings are open end of April. Prices include all local taxes & are for 7 nights stay

  • May & June 7 nights €3600
  • July & August 7 nights €4800
  • September 7 nights €3600
  • October 7 nights €3200 The above rates are based on 8 guests & 7 nights stay. Please get in touch for any other requests, availability,
What to Expect

+ additional services

Everything from a transfer from the airport, car hire, daily maid service, even a personal chef

Feel immediately at home. Arrange to be met on arrival with your hire car(s) or take a relaxed trip to the village by booking a transfer in advance. When you get to the house we’ll show you around. To get you started a complimentary ‘welcome pack’ awaits. We’re here to help you relax, (pause) & … breathe

Helpful Hints

all you need to know

All you’ll need to know to ensure we make it the perfect stay and best experience of Corfu

Beaches in the north east & north west, places to eat, things to do & see, the best walks, sunsets, explore Corfu town, uncover the island’s history, cycle, visit museums & attractions or simply take time to unwind at the local spa. Choose from numerous days out and get some truly ‘local knowledge’.

A Potted History | 1357 to 2021

This historic ‘Heritage Protected’ village of Paleá (Old) Períthia is situated in the north-east corner of the island, just beneath the highest mountain, Mount Pantokrator. It is the oldest permanently inhabited settlement in Corfu, with records dating back to the 14th century. Once the wealthiest village on the island, by the mid 17th century there were 130 houses of Venetian origin, built entirely by hand surrounded by 8 churches. Originally the village acted as a hideaway from pirate attacks on the island during summer months, ‘to see the sea but not be seen‘. Then in the 1960s with the onset of tourism the inhabitants drifted back down to the coast. Today, the village, loved by locals & visitors alike, is practically your own hideaway from 4pm to 10am after the day trippers come & go. As night falls a gentle peace descends over ‘The Merchant’s House’, interrupted only by the sounds of nature beneath the unpolluted night sky.

Scroll through our gallery above & catch a glimpse of what’s in store…

We’re here to answer any questions about anything – just ask / WhatsApp free or call +44 (0) 7940088508

Press & Contact Information

No. 1 B&Bs and Inns TripAdvisor 2015-2020. ‘Best Places to Stay on Corfu’ Telegraph Travel. Virtuoso Life. BA Highlife. The Independent Indy Travel. DK Eyewitness Guide ‘DK Choice’. The Rough Guide. Fodor’s ‘Choice’. Lonely Planet. London Evening Standard, MTV Travel. House & Garden. GREC14N. Woman&Home. Hotel Guru. Great Small Hotels in Greece. Sunday Times Travel. Expedia. TrufflePig. Libro d’Oro. Mr Hudson Explores. Jamie Magazine. Brigitte Magazine. Culture Trip. The Financial Times. Norwegian Airlines. Atlas Obscura. Trivago Business. Thomas Cook ‘Recommends’. EasyJet Magazine. Reise Knowhow Guide. As featured on ITV 2012 Corfu ‘A Tale of Two Islands’ & 2020 ‘Greek Island’s with Julia Bradbury’

Contact For any questions about your stay, booking the house, the village or anything else – contact:


t. +44 (0) 7940 088508

Old Perithia, Corfu 49081 Greece

Car Hire | Driving Instructions

We recommend a luxury transfer from the airport & car hire during your stay [quote: Merchant’s House Perithia]

TripAdvisor Reviews ‘No.1 B&Bs & Inns 2016-2021’

Maria’s Fairytale | A short film about The Merchant’s House & Old Perithia copyright 2020 Roula Rouva Corfu & The Merchant’s House. Old Perithia & The Merchant’s House also featured in ‘episode 2 of the series Greek Islands with Julia Bradbury’ TwoFour for ITV 2020 copyright & Julia Bradbury…
See Mark & Julia in Old Perithia below. [photo credits TwoFour Broadcast & Village Aerial View Mark Hendriksen]