Maria Studios

Accommodation in Paleokastritsa

Andrea A          10/10

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What a fantastic place to stay in Paleo. Although we have visited Paleo many times and usually stay in the Oceanis Hotel, which is now closed. The Maria is definatly the best place to stay by far. Clean comfortable rooms. Bar, Pool and food excellent. Yiannis and Katerina are absoulute stars, nothing is ever too much trouble. Just sorry we havnt been able to go this year. Cant wait to go back. Strongly recommend staying here, you wont be disappointed

Rachel N          10/10

Thanks for all the feedback regarding how to book at Maria Studios, Paleokastritsa, Corfu. The Maria/Faros website is updated now with info on how to book. We actually found them with Planet Holidays and booked two weeks in August, only to then be told that there had been an error and the apartments were no longer available. After speaking with Katerina we were disappointed to find out that they are almost fully booked so have now booked with Thomson for the Paleo Inn which is almost next door so shall still be able to visit everyone at Maria Studios and of course enjoy lovely Paleokastritsa just as easily.

Hope we all have great holidays folks!! Enjoy the sun!!!
Rachel and Grant, Stourbridge, West Mids.

Wendy K

Hello Elaine, I don't know if this will be of any use to you but we find the taxi's very expensive 50euros each way from the airport and back, yes the mini bus with Lord travel does take a bit longer but it is a great deal cheaper only 20 euros for two for one way. We have only booked one way as we have a day flight home so we intend to catch the local bus opposite the Maria Apartments to Corfu town it's only 2 euros each.You can get a connecting bus to the airport from the bus station in Corfu. We booked Lord Travel over the internet and we pay them when we get there. So it all depends on what you wish to spend. Good luck.

Elaine O

Was thinking of the thomas studios but after reading about the steps............... any how saw all the comments about Marias, checked the usual websites and want to come to Marias in September instead. Have found a great flight from East Midlands with Jet2. Found room prices at at £143.23 for 2 weeks for 2 people thay also add on a taxi transfer service but this is over £100, (everyone says take a  taxi cos the bus can take 2 hours as opposed to 1/2 hour by taxi)
Would it be cheaper to get a taxi at the airport and does anybody know how much this will cost????
Thanks in anticipation of result.

Wendy K          10/10

Hi, We have only just booked up this week for 2 weeks in September this year.We booked through but I have since spoken to Francesca at Maria studios and the telephone number is from the u.k. 0030 26630 49213. Good luck by the way we got a great bargain and are looking forward to our holiday.

Derek C          8/10

My travel agent sorted me ot with flight only then went on to we are all booked for august,

good luck

Brian L

Try DirectLine Holidays to book for Maria Apartments

Rachel N          10/10


We have stayed at Maria Studios before and are desperate to stay again this year but are at a loss as how to book due to the collapse of the agents we used before. We have tried to email Yianni but it failed to send and every avenue we try in order to find anything out is a dead end!
Does anyone have any news or info on the situation?
Hi to Bob and Jan, if you are still spending time out there let us know how we can too!
Rach and Grant x

Sara W


We're going to stay at Maria Studio's next week, can anyone tell me where it is in Paleo? We stayed at the Mermaid last year, is it anywhere near this or furthur down the Hill?

Kevin M

hi folks looking to book maria appartments again for summer 2009 we stayed there last june. and just had a fantastic week. does anyone know the telephone n.o of the appartments. only we are looking to build our own package. this would be of great help to us. many thanks ang kev. ohh and just for the record D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F happy days

Joanne B          10/10

Paleokastritsa is beautiful, in fact most of Corfu is.., but Paleo is especially nice.  The Maria Studios are lovely and clean and very welcoming.  In a great position too.  The pool is lush and if you get too comfortable you can always go for a drink at the bar and get insulted by the barman!  He's not that bad everyone, just make sure you tell him where to go!
Bob & Janis - Its us, the geordie computer nerds!  We came in 2007.  Booked up for Sept 2008 and lost the holiday due to the collapse of Excel Airways.  We're hoping to come this year - late September as always to escape the crowds!  We're getting married in May so can't come early May this year.
Hope to see you at the end of Sept!  Tell Yannis he's a tw*t from me!
Joanne (and Neil)

Helen M          10/10

we stayed here last summer June 08 , what a fab time, Katrina is so welcoming and helpful ,Yannis is behind the bar most nights with his entertaining nature. Good little mover when it comes to Greek dancing!! Yannis 's mum and dad are also around most days , very nice couple always said hello to everyone.

The apartments are very clean and nothing is too much trouble for them, and yes Bob we have met you , thanks for 'mending the lightbulb in the bathroom light'. The Pool area is spotless and the food they serve is great. Supermarket a few minutes away and restaurant even closer. The beach is only a 8 minute walk
water is very safe for Children.
My little girl Holly took quite a shine to Maria, and played with her most days. Katrina is so generous she would even buy Holly a pastry so she was not left out, and Yannis would give her free ice creams.
What a surprise we had when we received a Christmas Card from them  this year 08 , not everyone would go out of their way to do that.
Hope you are all well , we are hopefully going to book again for next year, see you then
Helen , Simon and Holly Mountford , Leek, Staffordshire 

Bob C

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Hi, Just a quick note to all who love Paleocastritsa and Maria studios,There have been some confusion as to how to book at Maria Studios since they were taken over by Allbury travel, I have found out and confirmed that the operators are Allbury travel , but booking must still be made through either ARGO or LIBRA HOLIDAYS,  [ website or phone ] .

I probably have met all of you at some point as I go there every year and am already booked to travel.and may see some of you in Corfu.
Love to all of our friends writing here,
Bob +Janis xx

Leanne C          10/10

We've just gotten back from a fantastic week, staying with Yianni and Katerina and their family at Maria Studios. It was my husbands first time in Greece and we had a cracking time, down to the amazing welcome and friendly atmosphere! Almost everyone we spoke to had been there at least once before, some even in their 20th or 39th year of visits and it really is testiment to the hard work of Yianni and his family.

The apartments are lovely, perfect location with lovely sea views and the pool bar, Faros, was fab too. Always plenty of loungers and umbrellas and the pool is perfect, so refreshing!! The food at Faros is fab too, whether you just fancy something light for lunch or a full on meal its got something for everyone!! The BBQ is an absolute must!!! I had the chicken, my husband had the lamb and it was fantastic, and followed by lots of laughs when Yianni gets everyone up to do some greek dancing!!!
You really can't help but relax, enjoy yourselves and make some new friends there because everyone is so friendly!! We will definately be back!!! Thanks again to Yianni, Katerina, and all of their family, you really made our holiday fantastic!!!
Leanne and Danny xx

Sarah J          10/10

We had a fantastic week with Yannis, Katerina and family in August 2008. Met some lovely people, if John and Debbie from Sheffield read this, Russ and Sarah say Hi. Greek night was fantastic. These apartments are located in the best part of Paleo, Yannis and family are a joy to spend time with and make you feel very welcome. Food is excellent. We have booked for June 2009. (Just heard about the XL airways bomb shell) anyone booking with Argo Holidays through Allbury Travel for next year (2009), I was told that everything will be fine and a new airline will be allocated to your holiday.

Love to everyone at the Mario Studios.
Ps. Yannis NO LIME !!!
Sarah & Russell Jones - Paleo 18th August 2008

Natasha C

Can you help question

Hi there,
I've just booked a last minute deal to the Maria apartments I booked with libra holidays they seem to do a lot of the smaller hotels. They fly from manchester and Gatwick if this is any good to you and have good deals on at the moment. We've not been there before so were looking forward to it.

Helen J

Just replying to the email sent by Jack Cooper.  I f you go onto the ARGO Holidays website, the maria apartments are featured there dont think you will find them else where. Good Luck

Jack C

Me and my girlfriend stayed at Maria Studios last year and loved it. Paleokastritsa was gorgeous and i couldn't recommend it highly enough. We would  desperately like to go again in the summer but can't find anywhere on the internet to book a holiday to Maria Studios. Does anyone know of a place where we can find details ??? We see all these people talk of how they go there year after year so there must be a way!

Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks

Mandy M          10/10

Everything that has been written in previous comments, I would endorse whole heartedly! 
We first visited Maria Studios in 2007, and enjoyed it so much that we booked again as soon as we got back.  Had another fab holiday in May 2008 and looking forward to our next visit!
Yiannis and his family are so welcoming, the food is excellent, the place is kept scrupiously clean, air conditioning is a real bonus and well worth 7 euros a day.  The views and scenery from the balconies is stunning.

Hollie J


my names Hollie + im 14, my mum and dad had a fantastic time in corfu in the maria apartments and cam home telling me all about it.
Im just asking fro a bit of help really.while they were there they met a family of three Stuart an Mandy who have a son called Chris who is about 14 or 15. They were there at the end of may 2008. If anyone who knows them knows their last name please e-mail it to me on or write a message back on here. I would really like to get in contact with them. By the Way my mum and dads names are Helen and Phill Jackson.
i would be really greatful if anyone replies.
thanks again

Helen J          10/10

  We have just returned from the Maria Apartments in Paleo what a fantastic place, the resort is fab and totally unspoilt. We were originally booked at another apartment but were changed at the last minute thankgod.

We are in the process of booking for next year we loved it so much, Yannis and Katerina certainly could not do enough for us and we met some great people, Stu, Mandy and Chris hope to see you next year.
Helen and Phill

Philip G          10/10

click to enlarge click to enlargeWe have stayed at Maria Studios for the past 5 years and it is fantastic! Yiannis and Katerina are lovely hosts and everyone is very friendly. We will be there once again this summer for sure!!!

Stephanie P          10/10



Michael J          9/10

I haven't stayed at the apartments, but it is part of Faros (Pharos) pool bar.
This is truly a family run business, run by Yiannis and his wife Katerina as well as his father Spiro and Mum Maria (who are both excellent cooks).

This must be the best pool bar in Paleo. During the day you can just relax by the pool (loads of beds and umbrellas), nip to the bar for refreshments, or go and sit down and have a light lunch. You must try Yianniís Dads mousaka with a few chips, absolutely fantastic.

In the evening Yianni is the entertainer, what a comedian. On a Saturday night itís Bar-B-Q time, again the food prepared by Spiro. Yianni, his sister and Katerina get up and do the Greek dancing (watch out for the fire dance).

I have been here many times over the past 5 years since it was changed from a taverna. Once you get to know Yiannis and his family, you will become friends for life. I highly recommend it.Wink

Aline H          10/10

We stayed at maria apartments last year in  August 2006 and had the most fantastic time. The rooms were excellent clean and comfortable apart from the heat but yanis said air con was being fitted that winter. We have been looking where to book but cant seem to find anywhere so if anyone can help i would be most greatfull. This stay is a must as Yanis and Katarina will make you feel most welcome