THE HOTEL

Corfu Holiday Palace 5* historic hotel offers a five-star stay and it is blessed with the best breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea, the famous Mouse Island, “Pontikonisi” in Greek, and the quaint Monastery of the Virgin Mary of Vlacherna. Its ideal location offers easy access to important sites of Corfu, as well as the island’s stunning beaches. Welcome to your unforgettable holidays at Corfu Holiday Palace! In a lush natural setting of pine trees, cypresses, herbs, flowers, and a charming private beach lapped by emerald waters, you will find the Corfu Holiday Palace gracefully nestling on the tip of the cosmopolitan peninsula of Kanoni in an area of 40 acres characterized by unique beauty, only 4 km away from the historic Center of Corfu Town (UNESCO World Heritage site).

History

In 1965, Mr. Charalampos Tsaousoglou bought the Xenia Hotel in Corfu, building the Corfu Hilton Hotel in its place. The former Hilton Hotel was built in the place of the Xenia, today being the location of the 5-star Corfu Holiday Palace, making it a historic hotel. The Prime Minister at that time, Konstantinos Karamanlis, selected only the best locations to built the Xenia hotels. In 1972, the main building of the iconic Corfu Hilton Hotel was designed by the famous architect N. Chatzimichalis. The sculpture of the entrance was inspired by the most famous Greek painter Giannis Moralis, the most important Greek visual artists of the "Generation of the '30s" movement.

The hotel operated as the Corfu Hilton until 1996, and it was a great project that surpassed any other hotel in Corfu island, in terms of scale and architectural innovation. Today, after major renovations, operating as Corfu Holiday Palace, it consists of upscale rooms, bungalows with private pools, and suites with spectacular views of the Mouse Island and the Ionian Sea. The hotel also features restaurants & bars, a Spa Wellness Center, outdoor & indoor swimming pools, a modern fitness center, tennis courts, parking lots, a banqueting department with conference and events rooms, and exclusive beach access via an inclined funicular that is located at pool level. What is more, in the group of "Tsaousoglou Enterprises", you will also find the international Golf Course of Corfu, one of the finest 18-hole Golf courses in Europe, only a few km from the hotel Corfu Holiday Palace.

VIP Guests

Over the years, the Corfu Holiday Palace has had the honor to offer its signature hospitality to many great personalities: Heads of states, politicians, and famous artists, including the President of Greece Konstantinos Karamanlis, the President of the United States of America, James Earl Carter Jr., the Head of the States of Governments of all European Countries during European Council in 1994, the famous actors Sean Connery, Roger Moor, Ursula Andress and Peter Michael Falk, the famous singers Demis Roussos, Nana Mouschouri, the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Teodore Zivkov, the Prime Minister of Albania Fatos Nano, the Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Sheikh Yamani, the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios, the President of Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Greek Prime Ministers Kostas Karamanlis and Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the Prime Minister of Spain Felipe Gonzáles, the Portuguese Prime Minister Aníbal António Cavaco Silva, the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Jacques Santer, the Belgian Prime Minister J.L. Dehaene, the President of the European Commission Jacques Delors, the Danish Prime Minister Poul Oluf Nyrup Rasmussen, and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Ruud Lubbers. 

Cinema enthusiasts may recognize Corfu Holiday Palace in famous films, such as “James Bond–For your eyes only”, starring Roger Moore (1981), and “Greek Tycoon,” starring Anthony Quinn and Jacqueline Bisset (1978), both of which were shot on our premises. What is more, Karl Lagerfeld often chose the Corfu Holiday Palace as a backdrop for his glamorous fashion photoshoot sessions.
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