Craftsmanship and Elegance: The Merchant’s House in Historic Old Perithia

The Merchant’s House is a boutique guesthouse located in the heart of Old Perithia, a historic village in Corfu. This exquisite property boasts five en-suite suites and a spacious twin en-suite garden room that exudes unparalleled charm and character. Its 17th-century architectural features blend harmoniously with modern amenities, offering guests a luxurious and comfortable stay. Every room provides awe-inspiring mountain views.

The Merchant’s House provides a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds, making it the perfect place for those seeking relaxation and tranquility.

The property embodies true craftsmanship, showcasing the finest in traditional local artistry. All details, including the windows and doors, are meticulously crafted by hand. The Merchant’s House is committed to preserving the natural beauty of its surroundings with eco-friendly features such as a bio-degradable tank system that nurtures the gardens with fresh water while safeguarding the environment.

As a perfect finishing touch, The Merchant’s House transports guests to a world of Venetian splendor, both on the island and in Old Perithia. The suites are adorned with a harmonious blend of rich Venetian tints, where wooden beams and limestone accents add a touch of timeless elegance. Every detail has been meticulously considered to create an experience that will linger in guests’ memories, beckoning them to indulge in the opulence of a bygone era. 

Let The Merchant’s House envelop you in a truly unforgettable stay where luxury and nostalgia intertwine in a symphony of beauty.

The Merchant's House
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If you wish to have a place different from the crowded hotels on the coast, you must go there.The place is located in the mountains within a lost traditional village, and is super charming. David are Marieke are wonderful hosts, and are always giving great tips to visit the surroundings. Special mention to the gin bar, which enlightened our evenings.Thanks for everything
martin jefferiesmartin jefferies
15:54 05 Sep 23
We stayed for 5 days with David & Marieke, who run this conversion of 3 old village houses into 9 apartments. The accommodation is of a very high quality in terms of finishing and space. David & Marieke are a great combination of professionalism & genuine friendliness, & are both fun and informative in equal measure. The gin bar was a valuable asset. Highly recommended.
Arnout MostertArnout Mostert
08:43 10 Aug 23
Staying at the Merchant’s House is a unique experience. The hotel is wonderfully located in Corfu’s oldest village, with 5 traditional and lovely tavernas on its doorstep. The rooms are beautifully decorated with loads of unique artifacts and memorabilia. Beds are comfy, bathrooms spotless and modern and the garden offers various spots to sit and view the amazing scenery. But what makes the hotel truly outstanding is the presence of Marieke and David. FromThe moment you wake up in the morning and they serve breakfast, the time they take to tell you more about the village and the region to the evening when they set up the “Gin Bike” or offer advice where to eat (hint:all tavernas are great…), they make this hotel exceptional.We loved the breakfasts, lovely yogurt with home made granola and fruits, home made amazing bread and two types of lovely egg dishes. We loved the evening we had GTs and chatted with other guests. We loved every moment here and will for sure be back one day.
20:53 11 Jul 23
We stayed at this beautiful place for 3 nights. Simply fantastic. Everything about this hotel is exceptional, from check-in to check-out. Very highly recommend and will definitely visit again.
Arina SukachArina Sukach
19:15 10 Jul 23
Amazing place. We had a wonderful time here. Hosts are lovely, breakfast is superb, tavernas nearby are delicious, sky is full of stars at night and hiking trail is just around the corner.
16:53 28 Jun 23
The Merchant's House is a real gem. Located in the heart of Old Perithia it is a fabulous location not only for exploring the village but also for hikes and adventures to the coast. But the real highlights are the wonderful welcome and care from David and Marieke, the fabulously restored and decorated high quality rooms with incredible attention to detail not to forget the delicious breakfasts. We spent 3 nights there in June which were absolutely delightful. We will definitely be going back.
Coral BaileyCoral Bailey
07:17 26 Jun 23
We had two wonderful nights at the very beautiful Merchant’s House as we neared the end of hiking the Corfu Trail.Following an arduous but rewarding stage, the village of Old Perithia came into view, and we stumbled into a little bit of paradise.We were welcomed by David and Marieke, who have created a perfect calm, relaxing and comfortable boutique hotel in simply stunning surroundings.The rooms are individually and tastefully styled. The outside seating area offers views of the dramatic scenery all around.David set up his unique gin bar in the early evening, which was a welcoming surprise.Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Home baked bread, home made preserves and granola. We were too full to try the eggs!A perfect treat toward the end of our holiday.
patrick thorsbypatrick thorsby
11:46 04 May 23
David and Marieke have been the perfect hosts once more. If you want to escape from everything and relax in nature, this is the perfect spot. We can't keep away and will be back later in the year.
Kelly HartmanKelly Hartman
14:09 16 Jul 22
The most beautiful place ! Rustic cozy place in a lovely historical village amongst local tavernas and hiking trails. The owners Marieke and David are just so wonderful! Make you feel so welcome, even picked me up from the beach one day! They make the best breakfasts and help with anything ! Rooms are quaint and beds super comfortable ! Love this place
Anja Jessica KlugeAnja Jessica Kluge
11:52 20 Jun 22
We stayed one night at The Merchant's House and were fully satisfied. Everything was just perfect! The room and the breakfast was excellent. David and Marieke are super friendly. You can understand that everything is done with love. The location is a dream and the special vibe of the village is just magical. We will definitely come again!
Jeannine McAndrewJeannine McAndrew
16:20 13 Jun 22
Not only is the setting stunningly beautiful, David and Marieke are superb hosts. They are incredibly thoughtful and have in depth knowledge of the local area. Our stay was sheer bliss from arrival to departure, and I had some of the best nights of sleep in years! Can't recommend this place highly enough.
6 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Handcrafted charm that transports you back in time
  • Tranquil haven with breathtaking mountain views
  • Eco-friendly features that preserve nature's beauty
  • Venetian-style suites with rich colors and timeless elegance
  • Warm and welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel at home
  • Delicious breakfast with locally sourced ingredients and homemade treats
  • Starlink high-speed satellite internet, up to 200MBPS

Rooms Overview

Indulge in the luxurious and serene experience that The Merchant's House has to offer, with six bespoke and elegant suites. Housing two luxurious bedrooms and studios, with two additional apartments in the adjoining house, each suite is a unique work of art. 

The suites provide the perfect blend of timeless tradition and modern comfort, offering an escape to the idyllic countryside and mountains with breathtaking views of the crystal-clear Ionian Sea.

Doctor’s Suite

3 guests One-bedroom suite View into the garden View into the mountains

Step into the grandeur of the Doctor’s Suite, where you’ll be transported back to the 1850s when Corfu was a cultural hub. Immerse yourself in Venetian-inspired décor, with high cupola ceilings, grand wooden beams, and lush carpets. The sumptuous master bedroom is adorned in regal blue shades, and from the windows, you can gaze at the breathtaking mountain views.

Experience a sense of timeless luxury and indulge in a truly unforgettable stay.

The Carpenter’s Suite

4 guests One-bedroom suite Private terrace View into the garden View into the mountains

Enter The Carpenter’s Suite and be embraced by a comforting sense of warmth that echoes the artisanal character of the house. Behold the beautifully crafted furniture in the living area, featuring an exquisite writing desk adorned with relic tools to inspire your creativity.

Rise gently from your slumber in the luxurious bed of the master bedroom, then treat yourself to a delectable breakfast on the lush green terrace, all while delighting in the joy of missing out amidst the soothing sounds of nature.

Gabrieli’s Suite

4 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the garden View into the mountains

Experience the timeless charm of Gabrieli’s Suite, an exquisite sanctuary named after a local icon from the 1920s. The suite’s refined elegance and modern comforts blend perfectly with the original limestone walls and recessed bread oven. Be mesmerized by curated artworks and artifacts while indulging in the tranquility of the terrace with a glass of chilled local wine, surrounded by the wildflowers and ruins of Old Perithia.

A true escape for the mind, body, and soul.

The Kafeneion

2 guests View into the garden View into the mountains

Indulge in the timeless allure of The Kafeneion, where history meets modern luxury. Step into a bygone era with thick stone walls, Venetian-era furniture, and antique relics. Revel in the serenity of the stunning garden terrace, where you can savor breakfast or stargaze at night. Immerse yourself in the rich history of The Merchant’s House, where old-world charm and modern conveniences intertwine for an unforgettable experience.

The Weavers Suite

3 guests One-bedroom suite View into the garden View into the mountains

Step into the timeless allure of The Weavers Suite, where the spirit of a traditional weaver’s home comes alive. Meticulously restored to preserve its original charm, this spacious suite exudes history with its artisan furnishings and wooden beams. Discover past treasures in the limestone nooks, and unwind in the indulgent embrace of the master bedroom’s luxurious wrought-iron bed.

Bask in the ethereal glow of natural light and savor the mountain breeze as The Weavers Suite offers a private sanctuary for an unforgettable and authentic journey.

Goussi’s Suite

3 guests One-bedroom suite View into the garden View into the mountains

Step into Goussi’s Suite and immerse yourself in the history of a bygone era. Named after a beloved donkey, this beautifully restored suite boasts Venetian-influenced architecture and a luxurious master bedroom dressed in prestigious orange. The living room’s high ceilings and limestone-carved nooks harken back to the village’s bustling past as a local grocery.

With breathtaking scenery and modern amenities, Goussi’s Suite offers a unique and unforgettable experience for the discerning traveler.

Services and facilities

Air conditioning
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
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Taste the flavors


Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast served on the terrace of The Merchant’s House. Let Marieke and David know your preferred time, and take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and historic village while enjoying your meal. Savor the flavors of the freshest ingredients and indulge in a refreshing drink to kickstart your day.

About sustainability


Olive Tree is often a symbol of success, as sustainability seems embedded into the property’s identity and DNA.

  • The Merchant's House has been restored with the utmost care and attention to detail, using local limestone and wood, as well as adhering to the regulations of the archaeological department to preserve its historic character.

  • The property features a discreet state-of-the-art air conditioning system and central heating, which have been installed with special permission from the archaeological office to minimize environmental impact.

  • An eco-friendly bio-degradable tank system has been implemented to irrigate the gardens with fresh water and protect the local environment, while LED lighting is used throughout 95% of the property to reduce energy consumption.

  • The furnishings in The Merchant's House include wrought iron beds and handmade furniture that recreate the traditional Corfiot design, showcasing a commitment to preserving and promoting the local culture and heritage.

Explore the location

The neighborhood surrounding The Merchant's House in Corfu is steeped in rich history and captivating charm. Old Perithia, a preserved heritage site, is a 14th-century village nestled on the northern slopes of Mount Pantokrator. Its Venetian-style stone houses, churches, and ruins tell the tales of its once-prosperous past. Meander through the winding streets and marvel at the crumbling walls, overgrown gardens, and broken window shutters that evoke a sense of ancient mystique.

Today, Old Perithia is experiencing a revival, with five tavernas and The Merchant's House heritage guest house offering a glimpse into its storied past. Spend the night in this enchanting village and immerse yourself in the magic of the night sky, the hoot of owls, and the rustle of leaves in the forest. Early risers are rewarded with breathtaking sunrise views over Mount Pantokrator, casting a golden glow over the hills.

Beyond the village, the neighborhood boasts stunning beaches, olive trees, and vineyards that dot the landscape. Explore the nearby coastal villages and indulge in local and international cuisine at acclaimed restaurants and tavernas. The Ionian tides that once brought unwelcome visitors have now brought a new wave of travelers seeking to capture the beauty and history of this unique neighborhood.

Immerse yourself in a world that blends the enchanting beauty of a bygone era with the modern luxuries of today. Stroll through the ruins of Old Perithia and feel the echoes of ancient history, savor the sumptuous flavors of the local cuisine, or simply bask in the serene tranquility of the surrounding nature. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the nearby beaches, or explore the rugged coastline on a boat tour. Hike through the lush green hills and discover hidden waterfalls, or simply relax under the shade of an olive tree with a good book in hand.

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