Kalami Bay
North East Corfu
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    The White House History

    Our Story

    The White House Holiday Experience is about literary history, Greek island hospitality and fresh seafood.

    The White House in Kalami is best known as the former residence of British author, Lawrence Durrell. Lawrence lived here in the 1930’s with his wife, Nancy. Their Kalami home, was regularly visited by his family including, a young Gerald Durrell who later became a leading conservationist and popular author. The White House has been owned by the Atheneos family for generations and we are proud of our close personal relationship with the Durrells. Our family will look after you too, on own your memorable holiday experience.


    The Durrells’ descriptions of Kalami Bay and Corfu have captured the hearts and the imaginations of many visitors, giving a special identity to this part of Corfu – an island Gerald Durrell referred to throughout his life as “paradise”.

    Your own unique holiday experience can also unfold in this small waterfront village of Kalami, set on the north-east coast of the island of Corfu, surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea.

    Brilliant blues and emerald greens welcome visitors to one of the most picturesque and charming bays in the Mediterranean. Days here are spent leisurely gazing at the ever-changing blue horizon, soaking up the warm sunshine or swimming in the tranquil waters. And what could be more perfect than the taste of the local catch, freshly caught by our own fishing boats?