If you’ve been watching ITV’s hit drama The Durrells, you’ll already know and love the gorgeous island of Corfu. After four successful seasons of shooting The Durrells, sharing the island’s breathtaking and beautiful scenery, the European Film Commission Network (EUFCN) also fell in love with Corfu – and awarded the island the Best European Film Location 2018.
Corfu was chosen from among 12 European locations as the best of 2018, in recognition of the key role it played in the TV series The Durrells. Corfu is known for having a cosmopolitan feeling combined with a special, traditional character. Apart from the wonderful beaches and landscape, the highlight of the island is the UNESCO-protected Old Town, with its characteristic Venetian style that has contributed to the success of the TV series.
The spectacularly beautiful North East coast where The White House is based was part of the “outdoor home” of Gerald and Lawrence Durrell and their family while they lived here. The Durrells film crew used villages and landscapes from this coastline to highlight Corfu’s natural beauty.
Thus, the guests of The White House in Kalami – whether it’s in the restaurant or guest rooms – experience one of Europe’s most famous movie and TV locations in real life! A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you should not miss if you are a true Durrell enthusiast.
Stay at the house, Lawrence Durrell to live in that is still owned by the same Corfiot family. Enjoy sitting down on the rocks where his visiting family would swim in the sea; take the boat from Kalami to explore Corfu Town like Lawrence and Nancy would. In short, see the beauty of Corfu through their eyes. We will be happy to make this possible for you!