Seafront apartments and studios with a vast garden and private beach, In Psaras Messonghi, in Corfu.
Originaly a coffee house and a point of sea transportation during the 50's, has being turned into a complex of apartments and studios, built in the genuine Corfiot style. There are two apartments and four studios, all with view of the sea and the garden. The two apartments have a double bed and sofa which can turn into a bed. The four studios have queen size double beds, and if needed can be added an extra bed or babycot for children under 12 years old. They are all airconditioned, with fully equiped and well organised kitchens, and bathrooms with shower and toilet.
There is free wi-fi, and parking space for all the costumers in the apartments and the garden.
The place consists of 2.500 square meters of mostly green (a garden of many pistacias, angelicas, apricots, figs and pomengrade trees), located at a privileged point in the bay of Psaras and Messonghi.
It is ideal for those who want a quite and private place to relax, but at the same be near some fish tavernas. You can spend your time enjoying the sun next to the sea on a sunbed, or hide under the shade of a tree. Or, you can use freely our pedalo and canoe's to explore the charming nearby beaches, or just to go fishing.
Next to Thalassa Garden is a small seaside traditional fish taverna, a restaurant specialising in traditional greek kitchen (30 m) and a grill house (50 m). The market, with super markets, turist shops, bakeries, caffe's and an organised beach with sea sports facilities, is just 1 km away, in Messonghi. 1 km to the South is the majestic beach of Kodrakas, which is hidden under a forest of myrtles and pistacias. @ km away is the medieval vialge of Chlomos
Thalassa Garden is 22 km away from Corfu town and the airport and we can also arrange the transfer.. The place is reachable also by public transportation from and to Messonghi. A car may be needed If you want to explore the rest of Corfu.
This is a special place. The regular appartments are not very big and with basic comfort only but the whole property is a very nice one, with a direct access to the sea.
Actually, you have the sea right at your doorstep, not more than 30 m away and it's like a private bay, just for the guests of Thalassa Gardens.
The place itself is a very quiet one, and the property is large enough
to accommodate easily all its guests - you just need to pick up your olive tree and to take your sunbed there , there's enough space for everyone to feel private and undisturbed.
The WiFi could be more reliable but it works fine in the garden ( not so well inside the appartments ).
The A/C was OK ( we were staying in mid-August so this was of importance ) and the owners do not mind if you use it all the time, which is not a rule elsewhere.
In general the owners are very nice and friendly people, always ready to help and give you some useful advice how to get around.
As for other things : there are 3 nice tavernas nearby, literally a few steps away - one with decent seafood ( an octopus to rememeber :-) ) , the other - Dionysos with more fancy local cuisine (excellent lamb ) and yet another one with quite decent food too, none of them really expensive.
To be honest - it's a very nice neighbourhood as you do not have to go for cooking when staying in Thalassa, unless it's your preference of course.
Shopping is possible in Messonghi or Martaika which are some 2 km away.
A car is not a must but it will prove very useful and not for shopping only.
The Island is well worth some sight-seeing and Sotirios would surely give some interesting recommendations were to go and what to see.
Our experience is that these are really worth to be followed.
In brief : if you are not looking for like 5 star comfort but for an easy going and relaxing stay in a really nice place, the sea next to your door - than this is definitely the place to be recommended.
Finally, my personal thanks to the hosts - it was indeed the best ouzo I ever had :-)
We really felt at home at Thalassa garden, the host and his family are very welcoming and ready to satisfy any request, Sotirios can suggest very special places to visit in the area and we much enjoyed our stay for that. The room was clean and comfortable and the garden full of flowers is open to all guests: we had breakfast in the shadow of an olive tree just three steps from the sea, a beautiful way to start a day!
The apartment was good, roomy and clean. Sotirios (host) has excellent communication and information for visitors with lots of little extras. Perfect location!