In a paradise - unseen till 20 years ago - which hid a sacred mountain covered with dense forests over fertile meadows and small rivers, we discovered one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Ionian sea. It is there where we have built the Gelina Village complex, which comprises the GELINA VILLAGE RESORT & spa, CORFU NOSTOS MARE Hotel, BASILIA Hotel and the HYDROPOLIS Water-park, plus 600 metres of sandy beach, 300 metres from the Acharavi village centre, 35 km from Corfu town.
Greece is the ideal destination for summer, winter, cultural and alternative tourism. CORFU (or KERKYRA) is the chosen island. A window to nature, a flight to adventure, a joy to discover. A wealth of fascinating villages, beautiful churches, historic monuments, museums, relics of the glorious past, natural beauty, festivities, clubbing, shopping, water galore, crystal clear seas, fun...
The PROPERTY is situated on a spectacularly beautiful coastline. It stands on the east part of the 8 kilometer long sandy beach of St. George's bay. At a short distance is the beautiful natural reserve of Lake Antinioti and the coast of St. Spyridon, ornated with tiny coves, rocky islets and small islands.
With the sea at the front, the hotel is framed at the back by the beautiful green mountain of Pantokrator ('he who dominates everything'). Mt. Pantokrator dominates the surrounding landscape and affords breathtaking views. At its peak is an interesting 14th century monastery.
The PROPERTY lies in an area of ten villages which collectively form the Municipality of Thinalion, with Acharavi - the new thriving town and administrative centre - by the sea. The main traditional villages of the area, however, are not located by the sea, but have for centuries been hidden on Mount Pantokrator amidst sprawling olive-groves, which have provided a lasting source of wealth beyond tourism.
The largest communities are Episkepsi, Perithia and Nymphes. Still thriving, they still own much of the land along the coast. The picturesque villages have houses and churches which are more than 500 years old. Ano Perithia, the old Venetian feudal town of northeast Corfu, is now almost deserted and very impressive to visit.
The Gelina Village Hotel Complex has a maximum capacity of 1600 beds . It is structured in neighborhoods, summing up 15 major buildings (1400 to 4000 sq.meters) and a total of 442 fully equipped apartments and standard rooms (302 standard rooms, 100 2-room apartments, 4 3-room apartments and 32 major suites, ranging from 28 sq.m. .up to 67 sq.m. each.
The construction started in 1991 and it was gradually completed in its present form and size in 2007. It includes the Gelina Village Resort and Spa 5-star hotel (1994-2007), the satellite hotels Corfu Nostos Mare 2-star hotel (2000-2001) and Basilia 4-star hotel 1993). The older buildings have been renovated and upgraded several times. All apartments are equipped with modern air-conditioning systems, satellite TV distribution systems and kitchens. The hotel complex has its own independent (from the municipality) and autonomous water-supply system due to drills, wells and spring.
Facilities include several restaurants, main bar, 3 bars on the beach, 4 water-pools (300 – 900 sq.m.) 3 tennis courts, a 500 sq.m. SPA with internal (heated) pool and GYM, folklore-museum, conference room (200 seats) mini-markets, open-air theatre, play-grounds, sports-grounds, football court, water-sports school on the beach and the well known in Corfu HYDROPOLIS WATER-PARK & SPORT CENTRE including 7 major waterslides, lazy river, 3 pools, bar and restaurant.
Tour Operators, Prizes, Reputation
The Hotel Complex has been awarded the following prizes and honors:
In 1999 the REWE TOURISTIK 1rst prize of the best family resort in Europe.
In 2001 the REWE TOURISTIK 5fth prize of the best family resort in the World.
In 2010 the REWE TOURISTIK the title of the hotel whith the highest turnover in Europe.
It is the first hotel in Greece, which got the ISO 9001 certification in 1999.
2010 -2012 The hotel has been awarded the «green key» because of the abundant flora of the environment.
2004 – 2012 The beach is awarded the "blue flag" while the landscape of the coastline is considered " of outstanding natural beauty" by the Ministry of Environment every year since 2004.
2012 JOOVER internet evaluation site in Belgium - Netherlands: recommended hotel with the highest rate in guest satisfaction in the Ionian Islands.