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10 Most Idyllic Luxury Villas In Kefalonia, Greece - Updated 2020

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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.

1. Stunning home with uninterrupted views (from USD 783)

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 Views
Pesada, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
Entire villa 7 Beds 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Location:
added to this the lovely beaches and friendly tavern in pessada are 5 minutes walk away
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2. Well-equipped villa with sea views

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.

3. Peaceful property amidst lush greenery (from USD 86)

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.

4. Bask in the Greek sun (from USD 1118)

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, Kefalonia
Cephalonia Prefecture, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
20 reviews
Entire villa 8 Beds 6 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house is great the pool is great the views are stunning
Cleanliness:
the house itself was really clean and well maintained
the pool is big beautiful and kept clean at all times
Host:
the hosts were all lovely and very accommodating to all your needs
tina was remarkably helpful and responsive before our trip
additionally they were available and remarkably helpful with arranging taxi's and other things during the week
Location:
the location of the villa offers a lot of privacy and felt very secure
it's nicely secluded but in close proximity to a wicked beach and a lovely restaurant
outstanding location and property to match
this is a stunning villa and one that we would return the pool and location is fantastic
a perfect place to sit back and relax
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5. Traditional retreat with sea views (from USD 500)

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 Paradise
Ληξούρι , Κεφαλλονίας, Greece
Entire villa 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

6. Eco-friendly house with private pool (from USD 336)

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 Beach
Kefalonia Prefecture, Peloponnisos Dytiki Ellada ke Ionio, Greece
32 reviews
Entire villa 6 Beds 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our kids loved the pool and we really enjoyed the view from the balcony
the showers are a delight and we never ran out of hot water despite power cuts
the house is really nice build and has a lot of sleeping space and bathrooms for everyone
pool was the perfect area to chill out in
decor very cute good wifi washing machine etc
Cleanliness:
cleanliness everywhere is superb
it was quiet clean and spacious
we are really taken by assos and its beautifully clear and clean harbour swimming off the beaches
Host:
perfect host and magic house
nikki was always available and responsive and her staff on site very helpful
prior to our visit niki answered our questions immediately and provided very helpful information about our visit
niki very prompt and helpful with communications too
finding the villa would be extremely tricky but for the host’s perfect directions
Location:
the location is perfect
the location fantastic the villa is 2 minutes walk to the beach
very close to some great restaurants
fantastic house very charming perfect location
and the location to the beach and restaurants was also ideal
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7. Sunny palace with a jacuzzi (from USD 631)

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
30 reviews
Entire villa 7 Beds 5 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed a lot the pool and the view
amazing house great views lovely pool and athina couldn't be more helpful
we were 5 couples travelling together and the house worked great with each bedroom having its own bathroom
Cleanliness:
wonderful swimming pool cleaned everyday
a complimentary breakfast is included everyday and the house is also cleaned very regularly
the one thing that could improve is making sure the person comes to clean the pool more regularly
the property is very well maintained clean and equiped with everything you need
every room perfect and clean
Host:
athina was a great host
great house and very nice host
athina was an extremely kind and accommodating host
athina was extreamly helpful she sent us tips on what to do each day
she was the kindest host always willing to provide us with the best tips to enjoy the island
Location:
athina’s place is centrally located on the island enabling visitors to see many sites easily
the house is well located at the center of kefalonia with nice beaches close and places to eat
beautiful villa in a perfect peaceful location easy to get around the island with a car
overall this was just the most fantastic experience in a truly beautiful location
the house and the pool are both fab in a very quiet location with lovely views
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8. A hidden sanctuary (from USD 553)

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
18 reviews
Entire villa 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Host:
gavriela is an amazing host
gavriela was very welcoming host and provided lots of great recommendations for sights and places to eat
gavriela was a very lovely and helpful host even after our very delayed late arrival
on top of that gavriela is a very friendly and responsive host
gavriela was extremely helpful to communicate with and very generous
Location:
the house is perfectly located -you can drive to many towns and beaches close by
beautiful villa in a fantastic hillside location
ketalonia is a very nice island and gabriela’s place is perfectly situated to discover it
the shop is surprisingly well stocked and a good place to start for provisions
really a special place the village is small but there is a lovely tavern with great food and a cafe
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9. Enjoy seclusion and privacy in a luxurious setting (from USD 278)

enjoy seclusion and privacy in a luxurious setting
Source: www.vrbo.com

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 Sea
Kefalonia, GR
12 reviews
villa 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we did try to think of anything that was not provided - we failed
the villa itself was very spacious and comfortable, large kitchen, plenty of bathrooms and a large living room with lots of sofas
towels and linen changed twice a week, and the pool cleaned at the same time
it was how we remembered it, and better, and the pool, oh that fantastic pool
from the stunning views over the ionian sea to the very spacious living areas, this villa has it all
Cleanliness:
there were 11 of us, 3 generations ranging from over 60 down to five
Host:
disappointing but so understandable
it was our first family holiday with the grandchildren and they did not want too leave
we had a problem getting a flight for the sunday arrival, which sue immediately helped to rectify
we 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 helpful
the villa is very well looked after and we had a wonderful family holiday
Location:
the water sports offered on the beach are a must, lots to choose from and reasonably priced
there are restaurants and a supermarket along the beach before you get to skala
5 minute drive to the centre of scala
you 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 back
it was lovely just lazing by the good sized well maintained infinity pool and gazing out at the amazing view
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10. Family-friendly holiday home with mountain views (from USD 367)

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
4 reviews
villa 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The 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 know
I think is the ideal place to have your privacy and have nice moments with friends
The web page for the villa is fantastic but when seen in the flesh the villa is great
We actually cycled to the nearby cafe and church and it was easy to cycle around
Cleanliness:
Comes fully equipped with hairdryer beach towels iron + board bath towels
Host:
We were greeted with some food and drinks when we checked in
Barbecue outside there is an annex with all the necessary tools to have a good barbecue
As one of their first guests we decided to share our experience
* 5 bikes were available which is great for a family with kids
nuova e arredata con gusto Anche l'esterno
Location:
It does have a local restaurant that has good food (10 min walk) called Mpotsolos Predominantly a meat and cheese restaurant
but if you are keen to explore the whole island and its beaches then the property location is actually quite suitable
La piscina bella e pulita
This house is located right in the middle of the island with some great mountain views in a little quiet village
The 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 ...
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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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