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Review: Erkina Villas

Accommodation - Villa/cottage

Kalami, Corfu, Greece

Dream holiday gone sour

  • By SilverTraveller wendycl

    34 reviews

    Ribbon Ribbon

  • 2020

58 people found this review helpful

We were scheduled to fly to Corfu in June this year and after much research choose a really lovely looking villa with sea views, a path to the beach and its own swimming pool, and in the village so no need for a hire car. We had to book it last summer in order to get as vacancy it was so popular. Unfortunately as with all other foreign holidays our flights were cancelled and eventually we will get a refund from BA, but we paid a deposit on the villa direct to the owners by bank transfer. We realised in the small print it did say it was non-refundable so we requested to rebook or have a credit for 2021. Our request was refused and we were told no refund was possible either. We are now dealing with our insurers. Its a real pity as I would have loved to have given a splendid review of not only the village but Kalami and the White House and all things Durrell, but I’m afraid we have been put off Corfu for a while and are looking elsewhere for our holiday in 2021 which will be closer to home unless a vaccine becomes available. If book our own self-catering again we won’t be using bank transfer!

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  • wendycl
    5 months ago
    Thanks for your comment Hardyplant. The Villa is owned by a local company together with several others adjacent. Not entirely put off Corfu although it took us a long time to find a villa where you didn't need a hire car and close to tavernas etc., but once we are feeling safe about travelling again in Europe we might choose somewhere different initially.
  • Hardyplant
    5 months ago
    Sorry to hear about your problem. I hope this doesn't put your off Corfu forever; all the Corfiots we've met are lovely and helpful. You don't say if the villa was owned by a local or someone from another country, maybe the UK (who have bought and built lots of villas in that area in the last 20 years).