12 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Kefalonia, Greece - Updated 2024

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As the largest island in the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is famous for its immaculate beaches, with crystal clear waters, that are perfectly framed by glorious mountains. It is an ideal destination for numerous recreational activities such as diving and snorkeling. Must-see beaches include Antisamos Beach, Myrtos Beach, and Petani Beach. If you are into hiking, you will love exploring Mount Aenos, the island’s tallest mountain at 1,628-m (5,341.2-ft) high. You can also learn about the island’s rich heritage by visiting historic attractions such as Sacred Monastery of Agios Gerasimos. This monastery houses the mummified body of St. Gerasimos, the island’s patron saint. You will never run out of things to do here. For a place to stay, check out some of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Kefalonia, Greece.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status. recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on February 07, 2024.

1. Villa Rock (from USD 163)

Sit on the balcony of Villa Rock, and you can’t help but marvel at the stunning views of Lourdata, Cephalonia. The beach, mountain, sea, and bay views are breathtaking, giving a feel that you’re living in a dream.

There’s everything you need for a comfortable stay with all the modern amenities - including a fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, a pool, a TV with standard cable, and a washer. The villa’s modern clean lines and natural materials create a cozy atmosphere, making it the perfect retreat for romantic escapes or a small family vacation.

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Lourdata, Cephalonia, Greece
15.66 km (9.8 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
115 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
villa rock is stunning with the most spectacular views and great pool
beautiful private villa with an amazing pool and views
the pool was great and sitting on the deck was amazing
the outside area and pool are very nice with a beatiful view
the villa itself is modern and beautiful very spacious and well laid out very comfortable with accessible mod-cons
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice appartment
the villa was clean and stylish
) infinty-pool with very clean water
rooms were very clean
very clean communication with gerasimos super swift and kind
Host:
host was very helpful
the host was very communicative and helpful with questions we had about the area
outstanding host very punctual and understanding
owner was very easy to deal with and made us cakes on our last day
gerasimos gave great recommendations and was very responsive
Location:
beautiful location if you want a quiet break
very quiet and well placed for an easy 20 minute drive drive from the airport
the villa is beautifully designed and very well located
fantastic location with private pool and wonderous sunsets
the location is ideal and close to amenities and also to key towns for visiting
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2. Diosas Luxury Villas (from USD 872)

Diosas Luxury Villas, located in the heart of the village, offers a luxurious and minimalistic getaway. With two villas available, each spanning 135 square meters (1453.13 square feet) over two levels, they are perfect for large families or groups of friends. The villas are equipped with a modern kitchen, a spacious dining area, and a living room with large glass doors opening onto the infinity pool.

The first floor boasts a king-sized bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, while the second has two single beds and a bathroom. Offering a panoramic view of the mountains, each room in this idyllic luxury villa features a furnished private veranda with seating for two. Lastly, the outdoor area has an infinity swimming pool, sunbeds, umbrellas, and outdoor showers - with extensive terraces and private gardens for relaxation.

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Agia Effimia, Greece
7.62 km (4.8 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
13 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice pool & various seating areas to enjoy the views & sunshine
Cleanliness:
the house and the pool were very clean and comfortable
the villa is clean comfortable & very well equipped
the pool was also great and very clean
the villa was spotlessly clean furnished to a very high standard
it is very modern clean and spacious with stunning views
Host:
martha was the perfect host
martha is also an exceptional host so fast to respond and so giving with her time and kindness
martha was also very friendly and responsive
martha was there to greet us despite our late arrival she was very helpful and accommodating
we couldn’t have asked for a better and more friendly host
Location:
wonderful stay beautiful villa & good location close to amazing beaches & town
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3. Modern villa with a huge veranda

This modern villa is ideal for family holidays. It boasts a huge veranda where you can marvel at magnificent views of the ocean. It has a private swimming pool where you can enjoy a relaxing dip with your loved ones. Enjoy a delicious meal and some fresh air in the outdoor dining area. The place can accommodate up to six people and provides two bedrooms with one double bed each. There is another bedroom with two single beds. Public transportation is limited, so bringing a private vehicle is highly recommended. Complimentary parking on site is provided.

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Kefallonia, Greece
15.79 km (9.9 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
50 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view on the see and zakyntos are stunning and can be admired directly from the pool
roomy villa with amazing views over the pool
lovely villa with stunning views and beautiful pool
mattresses are hard but comfortable
every room had an ensuite so perfect for family trips or trips with friends
Cleanliness:
very clean and well equipped house
dream villa is spotlessly clean and well maintained
everything is pretty new and clean
clean with everything you’d need to make the place feel like home
Host:
helpful host superb facilities
william and georgis are the best host
having said that william was a great host and very quick to respond with help and tips
exactly as pictured and very communicative and helpful host
william is a fantastic host always available to solve any problem and make your stay memorable
Location:
this villa is in a perfect location to explore the island
great location with amazing views
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4. Studio with a furnished balcony (from USD 71)

This studio is located in a quiet neighborhood. It offers quick access to the town center. You will find many bars and restaurants within a 1-km (0.62-mi) radius. It can accommodate up to three guests and provides two single beds and a sofa bed. It has a kitchen fully equipped with basic appliances, so you can cook your own food. You can eat your meals while enjoying the beautiful views on the balcony, which is furnished with a table and chairs.

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Sami, Greece
2.21 km (1.4 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
94 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire loft 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a wonderful stay in sofia's beautiful apartment which had everything we needed
the bed is super comfortable and the peace is perfect
a beautiful apartment in a lovely town
Cleanliness:
clean and very carefully designed studio
it was super clean and tidy
the studio is clean and have everything you need
the flat was very clean and the bed was comfortable
levanda studio is just as described spotlessly clean and very comfortable
Host:
great hospitality from all the owners
lovely hosts who were very welcoming
our host gave us fresh eggs and greek greens
the family are amazing hosts
beautiful accommodation and lovely hosts
Location:
location is very close to the major attractions
location is very nice and very close to sami
great location with a walk or short drive to the local town
great location a 10-min walk away from sami seafront
it is in a good location 7-10 minute walk into town
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5. 19th-century farmhouse with a private, open-air cinema (from USD 107)

You will enjoy spending quality time with your loved ones at this 19th-century farmhouse with 3 bedrooms. This place is luxurious and well-designed with a bohemian style. It has a private, open-air cinema, so you can have memorable nights watching your favorite films. You can lounge about and enjoy good food in the barbecue and outdoor dining areas. There is a swimming pool too. The property also has a hammock area, which is the perfect spot for afternoon naps. It is located in the heart of Kefalonia, so you will get to explore the island’s unspoiled beauty easily.

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Davgata, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
12.18 km (7.6 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
126 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
second separate room is quite small but have fit our children very well
beautiful garden and pool area but inside lacking a few details to deem a ‘luxury retreat’
the estate offers a nice outside eating area a pool and a garden full of vegetables and fruits
we've spend 2 nights made breakfast and diner in the lovely kitchen
the house and pool are beautiful and there is a lovely vegetable garden
Cleanliness:
the outdoor pool was very good and clean
everything was great all clean and easy to use
the decoration was very nice and the house was very clean
we absolutely loved this place it was so secluded clean well decorated and quiet
very tidy and nicely fitted out interior
Host:
spyros was such a great host
spryos is a hospitable thoughtful and helpful host
he is a very hospitable and friendly host
beautiful place and very hospitable friendly and helpful host
this was one of the best experiences i had with a host and with airbnb
Location:
would definitely consider this location again for a future holiday
great food and an amazing location
the location and style of the house was beautiful
the villa is a 10 min drive from argostoli set in a beautiful location in davgata
the bohemian retreat is a great place to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas
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6. Exclusive villa with views of the Ionian Sea (from USD 313)

This exclusive villa with two bedrooms is only a few minutes away from Kefalonia International Airport and is situated in the countryside, so you will get to have a tranquil escape here. It offers stunning views of the Ionian Sea. It has an open floor plan with a lounge and a fully functional kitchen. The doors lead to a large shaded veranda, which overlooks the private swimming pool. The property also provides concierge services upon request, such as massage treatments and private yoga lessons, so that you can have a hassle-free stay.

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Vlachata, Greece
14.65 km (9.2 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
73 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire villa 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing view from the balcony and the pool
great view and very comfortable villa
the pool was great with stunning views across the island
the view is stunning which you can enjoy from the pool the balcony or the breakfast/dining table
the garden/ pool area is beautiful and the view out over the sea is stunning
Cleanliness:
very clean and the pool was fantastic
it was incredibly clean and comfortable
fantastic clean cool well appointed villa
everything was so clean and perfect
the space is sparkling clean and well equipped
Host:
she was also super helpful with our various queries
julia is a great host
we really appreciated the thoughtful treats that the host left us
julia was a very responsive host and the check-in/check-out process was seamless
julia was incredibly helpful throughout the trip answering any questions we had and happy to book taxis etc
Location:
great restaurants close by as well
everything you need in nearby lourdas etc is pleasantly walkable
we enjoyed 4 lovely days here both in the house and at the amazing beaches close by
we thought it was in a perfect location with a car being highly advised to explore the island
comfortable beds and plenty of place to store your belongings
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7. Cozy cottage with a huge patio (from USD 70)

This cozy cottage with one bedroom can accommodate up to three people and features a huge patio and a garden, which serve as perfect spots for unwinding. It also has a treehouse, so you will get to experience an authentic island experience. Cooking your own food will be more fun here since the property comes with a barbecue area and a brick oven. Within a six-minute drive, you will find the nearest bakery, gas station, mini grocery, and pharmacy. Private parking is available, so bringing a car will not be any trouble.

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Simotata, Greece
15.62 km (9.8 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
97 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fan :-) all the time
the house is comfortable with a beautiful garden and an amazing view over the coast and see
the house is fully equipped for basic cooking has a smart tv and a/c
the view is superb and you have everything you need : barbecue fully equipped kitchen terrasse etc
sitting on the terrace for breakfast looking at the view over the sea is what makes this place special
Cleanliness:
really clean well equipped house
the house was very clean
the house was sparkling clean with all essentials in order
we recommend this place 100% it is clean safe comfortable and well-positioned
a comfortable well-equipped and spotlessly clean house with lots of nice details by the host family
Host:
very friendly and helpful hosts
the host is a super communicator super friendly ready to make your stay unforgettable
the hosts are adorable very helpful with any kind of tips and recommendations friendly and welcoming
emmanouella and her family are the kindest hosts always making sure that everything was okay
they are such warm and kind people who made everything to make our stay pleasant
Location:
the house is close to a beautiful beach agios thomas and close to the capital city argostoli
emma's place is beautiful and in a great location for relaxing beaching and exploring
definitely recommend the place if you are planning a trip to kefalonia
great location not far from lourdas beach quiet and scenic: an authentic greek hospitality
shops and good restaurants are at lourdata beach also good swimming about 5 km away
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8. One-bedroom cottage with complimentary parking (from USD 44)

This one-bedroom cottage is situated in a small village, which is only a few minutes away from various points of interest. As a family-friendly home, it provides a cot upon request. Its interiors are inspired by traditional island architecture. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area. Complimentary parking is available too. With all these amenities, you will have everything you need during your stay.

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Faraklata, Greece
10.94 km (6.8 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
115 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was full of great amenities and thoughtful touches that made it extremely comfortable and welcoming
amenities and kitchen supplies are perfect for a long stay
i enjoyed having breakfast underneath an olive tree every morning and could not have been any happier
we liked to sit outside and enjoy our breakfast or chill outside in the evenings
Cleanliness:
cozy clean and comfortable accomodation
the bedroom is clean bright and very comfortable
the house is very clean the bathroom brand new
it was very clean and had everything we needed during our vacation
the apartment was very good and clean
Host:
thank you for the helpful little info pamphlet too
a great host and a lovely place
they have been great hosts
hosts are very nice welcoming and supportive
panagiotis and vana are great hosts
Location:
the location is perfect
nice and quite village close to averything
the village is the perfect location to reach every spot on the island
quite neighbourhood lovely village close to argostoli and in a good location for traveling the island
great location to explore the island with a car
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9. Two-bedroom house with a front garden (from USD 125)

With its great location, this two-bedroom house offers a tranquil holiday experience. During your stay here, you can enjoy captivating views of the Ionian Sea. The place features a front garden with outdoor furniture. You can lounge about on sun beds while admiring the views. A barbecue area is also available. The property also provides one bedroom with a double bed. Another bedroom comes with a double bed and a single bed.

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Lefkes, Greece
18.62 km (11.6 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
73 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the deck is comfortable and the outdoor shower was nice
fab beaches where you can rent sun beds for 5 euros for two
Cleanliness:
the house was really clean and tidied up
the place is big very clean and really well looked after
also very clean especially given current circumstances we felt safe
the house is homely spacious and clean
the house was sparkling clean and when we checked out he gave our kids some farewell presents
Host:
very communicative with helpful advice and friendly suggestions to make our stay one we will never forget
george is lovely and very helpful
george was a fantastic host sharing his advise and providing delicious delicious produce and fresh fish
george is such a generous host i would definitely recommend staying here if you can
thank you george for your kind help and for hosting us we really want to come back
Location:
the location is fantastic and also only a short distance to the town to get provisions
it was a good location to drive to skala and not too far to get to sami
the house is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the sea front which was a real bonus
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10. Luxurious villa with a built-in barbecue grill (from USD 150)

This luxurious villa with three bedrooms is part of a five-star resort, so you will have access to bars, restaurants, and leisure facilities such as a swimming pool and tennis courts. It is only 2 km (1.24 mi) away from Skala, Kefalonia. This Airbnb offers unobstructed views of the Ionian Sea. The patio area comes with a built-in barbecue grill, so you will get to enjoy a barbecue party with your loved ones while marveling at breathtaking views. Each bedroom has either a balcony or a terrace.

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Skala, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
23.29 km (14.5 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
48 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 5 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing ocean views from every room two huge patio terrace areas - lovely bbq space and balcony too
wifi was very good and important to my kids
the apartment is stylish and spacious with fabulous views and outside space
had an excellent stay at panos place with great sea views and the facilities are excellent
the living room and kitchen are beautiful with views looking out to the ocean
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable - we will be back
the villa has everything you need and is super clean and relaxing to stay in
Host:
host was very welcoming and helpful
panos is a great host
i highly recommend the place and the host
the host (panos) is very thoughtful
panos was an excellent host & i would highly recommend this villa
Location:
skala beach is a taxi ride away although you can walk if feeling energetic
a very nice and spacious villa close to skala
house is not perfect but location is special and panos is great
the house is large and in a great location over looking the sea and swimming pool
this is a fabulous villa in the most amazing location
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11. Two-bedroom flat with two balconies (from USD 107)

This two-bedroom Airbnb in Argostoli, Kefalonia, is only a few minutes away from the town center. It offers lovely views of Koutavos Bay. It is well-designed with beige and light grey hues, which perfectly complement wooden furnishings. It exudes a unique charm that will instantly make you feel at home. It features two balconies and an outdoor sitting area where you can dine al fresco. In each bedroom, you will find a double bed. Kefalonia International Airport is only 7.5 km (4.7 mi) away.

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Argostoli, Greece
15.2 km (9.5 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
109 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tina's apartment is very beautifully furnished and has a lovely sea view
the apartment has a great living room and view
we had a lovely stay in tina's apartment
the bathroom had a nice shower over bath with shampoo soap and body wash available
we had a wonderful stay in this apartment
Cleanliness:
the apartment was very clean and beautiful
the place was super clean comfortable
the whole apartment is beautifully decorated sparkling clean and has everything needed
we loved staying at tina's apartment it was very stylish sparkling clean and cosy and well equipped
tina's apartment is very spacious and clean
Host:
tina is a wonderful and thoughtful host
tina in particular was a fantastic host always available and quick to reply to questions and requests
the host :one of the best
fantastic apartment and great host
more than the apartment itself tina is an excellent host
Location:
location of the apartment is great can see out over the harbour and beyond
excellent location great responsiveness extra time for checkout very convenient
all in all we recommend this place to anyone
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12. One-bedroom apartment with terraces (from USD 58)

This one-bedroom apartment is suitable for small families and groups of friends since it can accommodate up to three people. It has terraces where you can take relaxing afternoon naps under olive trees. If you are bringing a car, you will find the complimentary parking on site beneficial. The nearest beach, Myrtos Beach, is less than 2 km (1.24 mi) away. The place includes a bedroom with two single beds. A washing machine is provided, so you can do your laundry anytime without any hassle.

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Divarata, Greece
10.56 km (6.6 mi) from Melissani Cave Lake
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Casa particular 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds were very comfortable the bedroom had a good size and a big closet in it
we enjoyed our breakfast on the big terrace and the view of the olive trees and beautiful mountains
anna's apartment is wonderful with nice terrace surrounded by flowers and in a quiet area
the apartment is spotless and well-equipped we particularly enjoyed having breakfast in the outdoor dining area
Cleanliness:
the apartment is clean and well set out
the kitchen was super clean and well equipped
the apartment was very comfortable clean and spacious
the best place in cefalonia the house is beautiful and very clean with a great view
the apartment is clean will a well equipped kitchenette and extremely comfortable beds
Host:
anna is a lovely host
anna is an amazing host
friendly and made us lovely cakes and pancakes
anna was a perfect host friendly and welcoming
anna and her husband were very helpful and courteous
Location:
we are likely to recommend this place to friends
the location is perfect to explore the island
great location with all kind of facilities really quite area in the middle of nowwhere
the location on the island is perfect for exploring it's beautiful north
very comfortable for 2 people and a great location in a quiet village in the north of kefalonia
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Bask in the sun on Kefalonia

If you are looking for an island experience for your next vacation, consider Kefalonia, which is one of the best places to visit. This island offers a complete package: beaches, mountains, and historical landmarks. While exploring the island, you can stay at one of the best Airbnb accommodations in Kefalonia.

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Frequently asked questions about Airbnb vacation rentals in Kefalonia, Greece

1. What is the average price per night for an Airbnb vacation rental in Kefalonia?

The average price per night for a vacation rental in Kefalonia varies greatly, ranging from as low as 37 USD to as high as 845 USD. However, the overall average price is around 100 USD, with some rentals priced as low as 53 USD and others as high as 148 USD per night.

2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Kefalonia have parking?

Several vacation rentals in Kefalonia Island offer parking facilities. Some options include Villa Rock, Diosas Luxury Villas, this studio with a furnished balcony, and this 19th-century farmhouse with a private, open-air cinema.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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