Greece has an abundance of delightful islands and it’s sometimes hard to choose between the prettiest ones. The largest island of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia, is a very popular tourist destination thanks to its green mountains and its turquoise waters. The island is pretty much a mix of dry rugged landscapes, and a charming coastline full of bays, and sandy coves. While diving or snorkeling here, there is a likely chance to encounter the endangered species of the Caretta turtle and the Monachus seal, so keep your eyes open. Incredible caves, divine traditional food, and 18th-century Venetian-style houses are among the things the island has to offer. If you are up for a relaxing and very comfortable holiday, have a look at the following 10 most idyllic luxury villas in Kefalonia, Greece and book a sunny vacation.
Have you ever wondered why Kefalonia is called the ‘balcony of the Ionian Sea’? Well, in this idyllic villa you will get the whole point of it. Step out of this well-appointed villa and soak in all the infinite blue and as much of the sun as possible, and you won’t need anything else. The house is large enough to sleep up to 11 guests, while four out of the five bright bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. Family features make the place suitable also for kids, while other facilities include an outdoor dining area and an infinity pool with lounge chairs. Within a 15-minute drive, you can reach the capital of the island, a fine monastery and a 16th-century castle.
Large Private Villa with Pool, Stunning ViewsPesada, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
Top guest reviewsRead more reviewsadded to this the lovely beaches and friendly tavern in pessada are 5 minutes walk away
This gorgeous property includes four stunning villas with all the comforts to offer you an amazing experience. Among the highlights of the villas are certainly a private swimming pool for each villa and a lovely outdoor terrace with awesome views. Each cozy unit comes with a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning, a seating area, and a private bathroom as well. Wifi, free parking space, laundry service, and safety deposit box are also provided. The property stands 37 km (23 miles) far from Kefalonia Airport.
Magganos Sunset Villas
Address: Magganos 280 84
This recently renovated property is a 1768 building that has kept several traditional details while featuring luxurious facilities. It is ideal for families that are looking for peaceful holidays, which the picturesque village that this villa is located in, undoubtedly provides. The house is surrounded by beautiful lush gardens, so imagine yourself having a cup of Greek coffee under the shadow of the trees, listening to the sounds of nature. The villa is equipped with a spacious, fully-functional kitchen, that also includes an old stone-built oven. The nearest largest village is just 3 km (1.8 miles) away.
Villa Demetra 1768
Price: from 86 USD
Nestled in a beautiful garden, this stylish villa can accommodate up to 11 guests and offers spectacular views of the blue Ionian Sea and Zante island as well. Perhaps the biggest perk of this property is the unique greek sunshine entering from all windows and doors, warming up every little corner of this fabulous villa. Needless to say about the numerous facilities that include an indoor fireplace, family features, beach essentials, breakfast, and a barbeque grill. Don’t miss the night scenery, with an illuminated pool and a well-lighted house to capture your senses.
Stella di Helis Villa, KefaloniaCephalonia Prefecture, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
Top guest reviewsthe house is great the pool is great the views are stunningthe house itself was really clean and well maintainedthe pool is big beautiful and kept clean at all times
Host:the hosts were all lovely and very accommodating to all your needstina was remarkably helpful and responsive before our tripadditionally they were available and remarkably helpful with arranging taxi's and other things during the weekRead more reviewsthe location of the villa offers a lot of privacy and felt very secureit's nicely secluded but in close proximity to a wicked beach and a lovely restaurantoutstanding location and property to matchthis is a stunning villa and one that we would return the pool and location is fantastica perfect place to sit back and relax
Wake up to the sound of the waves and jump into the blue of the Ionian Sea the moment you will open your eyes. After that, relax at the delightful veranda to enjoy your morning coffee, or sit by the pool for an extra suntan. Later on, pick up fresh fruits and vegetables from the back garden to prepare your own meal if you feel like cooking. The beach and the surrounding area feels quite secluded, however, if you wish for some entertainment, a number of restaurants, bars, and water-related activities are within walking distance. All these, and more, you get when booking this splendid villa.
Kefalonia Private ParadiseΛηξούρι , Κεφαλλονίας, Greece
This fascinating 19th-century renovated villa can host up to seven guests and is truly ideal for children. Sublime flowers and trees bloom all around the house, making the many outdoor seating areas pretty cozy and shady. This eco-friendly, two-story villa exhibits a traditional Mediterranean style with thick stone-walls, sun terraces, and private balconies, while it enjoys the unimpeded sea, village, and mountain views. You can stay and relax in this picturesque village of Assos, or take a short drive to see the spectacular caves of Melissani and Drogarati.
Asos Blue Note House - Private Pool - 250m BeachKefalonia Prefecture, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
Top guest reviewsour kids loved the pool and we really enjoyed the view from the balconythe showers are a delight and we never ran out of hot water despite power cutsthe house is really nice build and has a lot of sleeping space and bathrooms for everyonepool was the perfect area to chill out indecor very cute good wifi washing machine etccleanliness everywhere is superbit was quiet clean and spaciouswe are really taken by assos and its beautifully clear and clean harbour swimming off the beaches
Host:perfect host and magic housenikki was always available and responsive and her staff on site very helpfulprior to our visit niki answered our questions immediately and provided very helpful information about our visitniki very prompt and helpful with communications toofinding the villa would be extremely tricky but for the host’s perfect directionsRead more reviewsthe location is perfectthe location fantastic the villa is 2 minutes walk to the beachvery close to some great restaurantsfantastic house very charming perfect locationand the location to the beach and restaurants was also ideal
Up to 10 guests (including children) can be accommodated in this lovely villa comprised of one main building and another stone guesthouse situated next to the pool. Traditional details, such as stone-built or old wooden sofas with traditional pillows, antique mirrors, and high ceilings, make the place quite cozy and comfortable. Rooms are differently, tastefully decorated, featuring private sunny balconies and bathrooms. In the basement, you will find old furniture and a typical Ionian bedroom, along with a jacuzzi cabinet. Striking sea views can be enjoyed from the outdoor covered dining area.
Private villa in Kefalonia island!Nifio, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
Top guest reviewswe enjoyed a lot the pool and the viewamazing house great views lovely pool and athina couldn't be more helpfulwe were 5 couples travelling together and the house worked great with each bedroom having its own bathroomwonderful swimming pool cleaned everydaya complimentary breakfast is included everyday and the house is also cleaned very regularlythe one thing that could improve is making sure the person comes to clean the pool more regularlythe property is very well maintained clean and equiped with everything you needevery room perfect and clean
Host:athina was a great hostgreat house and very nice hostathina was an extremely kind and accommodating hostathina was extreamly helpful she sent us tips on what to do each dayshe was the kindest host always willing to provide us with the best tips to enjoy the islandRead more reviewsathina’s place is centrally located on the island enabling visitors to see many sites easilythe house is well located at the center of kefalonia with nice beaches close and places to eatbeautiful villa in a perfect peaceful location easy to get around the island with a caroverall this was just the most fantastic experience in a truly beautiful locationthe house and the pool are both fab in a very quiet location with lovely views
Nestled within an ample Mediterranean ‘jungle’, this thrilling eco-boutique features many outdoor areas, including hammocks, charming tables, and lounge chairs, for relaxation under tall trees. The interior is just as fascinating, boasting traditional wood ceilings, an open plan kitchen, traditional exposed stone, and bathrooms with handmade sinks and porcelain handles. Other great facilities include a fireplace in the master bedroom and a lovely swimming pool. Well-appointed, the villa stands quite close to Myrtos Beach and a traditional tavern and cafe.
Arterravilla, a hidden sanctuary.Makriotika, Greece
Top guest reviews
Host:gavriela is an amazing hostgavriela was very welcoming host and provided lots of great recommendations for sights and places to eatgavriela was a very lovely and helpful host even after our very delayed late arrivalon top of that gavriela is a very friendly and responsive hostgavriela was extremely helpful to communicate with and very generousRead more reviewsthe house is perfectly located -you can drive to many towns and beaches close bybeautiful villa in a fantastic hillside locationketalonia is a very nice island and gabriela’s place is perfectly situated to discover itthe shop is surprisingly well stocked and a good place to start for provisionsreally a special place the village is small but there is a lovely tavern with great food and a cafe
This kid-friendly villa has to the capacity to sleep up to 12 guests and offers magnificent views of the Ionian Sea. Each of the five well-equipped and airy bedrooms boasts its own balcony with sea views, while there are three full bathrooms for the guests’ convenience. The outdoor area is simply fantastic: you can choose between barbequing at the shaded patio, relaxing at the beautifully landscaped gardens, cooling down in the infinity pool, or just enjoying a cup of coffee. Although located in a rather secluded area, local amenities of the village are within easy reach.
Luxury villa with fabulous infinity pool and amazing views of the Ionian SeaKefalonia, GR
Top guest reviewswe did try to think of anything that was not provided - we failedthe villa itself was very spacious and comfortable, large kitchen, plenty of bathrooms and a large living room with lots of sofastowels and linen changed twice a week, and the pool cleaned at the same timeit was how we remembered it, and better, and the pool, oh that fantastic poolfrom the stunning views over the ionian sea to the very spacious living areas, this villa has it allthere were 11 of us, 3 generations ranging from over 60 down to five
Host:disappointing but so understandableit was our first family holiday with the grandchildren and they did not want too leavewe had a problem getting a flight for the sunday arrival, which sue immediately helped to rectifywe had clean linen half way through the week and the villa was well maintained by a local english couple who made us feel very welcome and were very helpfulthe villa is very well looked after and we had a wonderful family holidayRead more reviewsthe water sports offered on the beach are a must, lots to choose from and reasonably pricedthere are restaurants and a supermarket along the beach before you get to skala5 minute drive to the centre of scalayou need a car to get to the local beach, local restaurants and local supermarket/shops, you can walk but hard going up the hill coming backit was lovely just lazing by the good sized well maintained infinity pool and gazing out at the amazing view
Located in a rather peaceful area, overlooking mountains, this fabulous villa can accommodate up to seven guests and features exceptional facilities and amenities. Among them, there is a modern kitchen with the latest appliances, three tastefully decorated bedrooms, a lovely pool (well lit in the night), a large porch with a barbeque, available bicycles, free wifi, and smoking allowance as well. If you rent a car, it will take you a short 20-minute drive to the nearest beach and much less to a famous local monastery.
Family - frendly, Near Saint Gerasimos, Robola Wine Feast
Top guest reviewsThe TV and cable does have movie channels in English most of their TV is subtitled *- we did not need to use the AC but is was good to knowI think is the ideal place to have your privacy and have nice moments with friendsThe web page for the villa is fantastic but when seen in the flesh the villa is greatWe actually cycled to the nearby cafe and church and it was easy to cycle aroundComes fully equipped with hairdryer beach towels iron + board bath towels
Host:We were greeted with some food and drinks when we checked inBarbecue outside there is an annex with all the necessary tools to have a good barbecueAs one of their first guests we decided to share our experience* 5 bikes were available which is great for a family with kidsnuova e arredata con gusto Anche l'esternoRead more reviewsIt does have a local restaurant that has good food (10 min walk) called Mpotsolos Predominantly a meat and cheese restaurantbut if you are keen to explore the whole island and its beaches then the property location is actually quite suitableLa piscina bella e pulitaThis house is located right in the middle of the island with some great mountain views in a little quiet villageThe property is modern and has all amenities to ensure a relaxing break Valsamata is located within reach of great beaches and days out however a car is needed to get around Marion's the villa's ...
Treat yourself to a sunny little haven
Pristine secluded beaches, often reached on foot or by boat, picturesque small bays, culinary delights, even for the most demanding food lovers, and splendid natural wonders, are altogether enough to make you fall in love with this island. Even before the summer, the place looks magical, so a trip there is absolutely unmissable.
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