Villa | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This 2007 built detached 2 floor villa are situated approximately 200 meters from the seafront.
The villa enjoy lovely panoramic views over the Pyllaros Valley to the front and right and to the left the beautiful bay of Agia Efimia and the Ionian Sea. Since the villa are all facing towards the south, they all enjoy sunshine the whole day through. The maisonette villa are all detached and they all enjoy the privacy you would expect.
Downstairs consist of a living room with open kitchen full equipped and dining room area with a spacious toilet and shower. The couches in the living room can be easily converted into two single beds (double bed when they are attached)and air-conditioning. The balcony in front of the kitchen also has a spacious table with comfortable relaxing chairs for those days and nights you prefer to sit outside. Upstairs there is a spacious bedroom and a bathroom with a full size bath and washing machine, has the comfort of a television, air-conditioning,safe, dressing table with mirror and large built-in wardrobes. The spacious balcony with comfortable deck chairs can be accessed from the bedroom through liding doors. The balcony enables for lovely valley views to the front and right and sea view to the left. Complimentary wireless internet
Relaxing at the pool.The 40 square meter swimming pool is ideal for those days you prefer not to go to the nearby beaches. There are also toilets down the stairs next to the pool. From the swimming pool you can enjoy the beautiful views over the valley of Pyllaros to the right and the village of Agia Efimia and the Ionian Sea to the left.
GARDEN VILLA has been approved and licensed by the GREEK TOURISM ORGANISATION E.O.T
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
The Ionian Islands region
Kefalonia is the largest and one of the most appealing islands of the Ionian cluster. Ideal for serene and peaceful vacations, the beauty of the unparalleled landscape of Kefalonia shall definitely bedazzle you as the pure natural beauty is delineated all over the scenery. At the same time, the remains of an ancient civilization create an enigmatic and interesting atmosphere that in combination with the unique mentality of the inhabitants compose an amalgam of excellence.
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands that lie in the heart of the Ionian Sea and it is located between the island of Lefkada (on the northern part) and the island of Zakynthos (on the southern part), at a very close distance to the island of Ithaca.
AREA:781 sq.km, POPULATION:32500, CAPITAL:Argostoli
The island of Kefalonia has a very peculiar morphology as it pulses with enigmatic caves, strange rocks, wooded slopes, silver coasts and dominating mounts.
During the summer time, which is regarded as the high season of the island, Kefalonia becomes a tourist center that attracts visitors from all over the world.
The bridge of Drapano, the sinkholes, the lighthouse of Agioi Theodori, the monastery of Agios Andreas and the mountain Enos, at Argostoli.
The monastery of Panagia Thematon at Agia Efimia.
The Venetian castle and the wall as well as the church of Prophet Elias at Assos.
The monastery of Panagia Sission, the church of Agia Marina and the villages Markopoulo, Mousata and Eliou at Vlahata.
The castle Paleokastro, the house of Laskaratos, the monasteries of Panagia Kehrionos, Panagia Koronatou, Agias Paraskevis, Kipoureon and Tafion and the region Kondogenada at Lixouri.
The church of Agia Paraskevi at Lourdata.
The monastery of Panagia Atrou and the Cyclopean walls at Poros.
The church of Agis Spiridonas, the Roman bath, the monastery of Panagia Agrilion and the ancient town at Sami.
The church of Panagia, the villages Lakithra and Kourkoumelata and the Venetian fortress of Agios Georgios at Svoronata.
The ruins of the Roman mansion, the ruins of the Doric sanctuary of Apollonas and the settlement Paleo Horio at Skala.
The ruins of the Paleochristian Basilica, the monastery of Panagia Platitera, the church of Agios Gerasimos and the ancient stone baths at Fiskardo.
The archaeological museum, the Korgilanios library and the collection of Byzantine icons at Argostoli.
The municipal library and the archaeological collection at Lixouri.
The lagoon Koutavos and the cave of Agios Gerasimos at Argostoli.
The famous Kounopetra and the cave Drakospilia at Lixouri.
The fountain Karavomylos and the caves Zervati, Melissani, Drogarati, Aggalaki at Sami.
The cave Sakos at Skala.
The caves at Fiskardo.
SPORTS / RECREATION:
If you have a boat you will be able to visit all the coasts of Kefalonia or the neighboring island of Ithaca. You can wharf at the marinas of Fiskardo, Sami, Argostoli, Agia Efimia, Lixouri and Poros.
At the island of Kefalonia you shall find numerous traditional taverns, restaurants, cafeterias and bars for your entertainment.
The theatrical festival on July the 15th, the celebration of the union of Eptanissa with Greece on May the 21st, the cultural events during summer time and the litany of Agios Gerasimos on August the 16th and October the 20th, at Argostoli.
The festival of Panagia on August the 15th at Agia Efimia, Lixouri and Assos.
The cultural events on summer at Poros.
The festival of Panagia Agrilion on August the 23rd at Sami.
The festival of Agios Gerasimos on August the 16th, the carnival, the Shrove Monday, the Celebration of May the 1st and the athletic happenings during the summer time at Skala.
The festival of Panagia on September the 8th at Fiskardo.
At the island of Kefalonia you can buy thyme honey, wine the famous ROBOLA, cheese products, must-cakes, cookies with aniseed and perfume from the pine trees of the Enos Mountain.
MAJOR TOWNS / CITIES / VILLAGES
Argostoli is the capital of the island of Kefalonia and it is an ideal resort for holidays. After the earthquake 1953, the town was rebuilt and now it has spacious squares and large municipal buildings that follow the traditional architectural order, creating a beautiful icon.
Lixouri is the second largest town of Kefalonia and it is built at a close distance to the site of the ancient town Palis. Nowadays, Lixouri is a modern town with new buildings, broad streets and commodious squares.
Sami is the largest port of the island of Kefalonia. The clean and broad roads, the beautiful waterfront and the elegant buildings in combination with the natural beauties, the interesting sinkholes and the archaeological sites, compose a very attractive icon and that is way Sami is a popular tourist resort.
Fiskardo is a traditional settlement with intense tourist lifestyle. Built in the inside of a bay, Fiskardo is considered to be a town of superb natural beauty.
Agia Efimia is coastal village that comprises of numerous other settlements such as Makriotika, Potamianata, Divarata, Drakopoulata and Feredinata. Due to the crystal clear beaches and the natural beauties, the village is a becoming a popular tourist resort.
Poros is the main port and one of the most popular regions of the island of Kefalonia. Situated at a very preferential site, the settlement of Porosis an attractive tourist center.
GARDEN VILLAS are located inside Agia Efimia village resort in front the sea.
Agia Efimia is a beautiful small country town with a picturesque harbor which attracts a lot of yachts.
In Agia Efimia – called “Agia Thimia” by the locals – are the headquarters of the Municipality of Pilaros. Agia Efimia means “Saint Honor”, a name derived from the small white church which stands in the port.
Around the gulf of Agia Efimia there are two mountains, Agia Dinati and Kalonoros and 24 villages. The locals are mostly farmers and seamen.
Tourism is well organized in Agia Efimia, and the visitors may get all the services needed for a fine holiday.
The town is located at a 9 km distance away from the harbor of Sami and it has got magnificent landscape and beautiful beaches.
Along the road to Sami there are several small beaches, suitable for one or two groups each. Myrtos, the most celebrated beach of Kefalonia, is just a few kilometers away.
Above all these, there is Myrtos Beach only 8 kilometers far from Agia Efimia whose picture has served as the island's trademark for many years.
This is the shore that you must see for yourself in order to believe, to allow every sense to be captured by this utmost of experiences. You just cannot come to Kefalonia and not view or swim in this beautiful beach.
The most celebrated beach of Kefalonia and according to many, the most beautiful all over Greece.
It's the absolute blue and turquoise waters engaged in an unending struggle for supremacy with the steep rocks of western Pylaros and the wide shore paved with perfectly round white pebbles.
It's the beauty of the sea and the celebration of color. It's the very first sighting from high above the road which literally takes the breath away.
It's the descent through the densely wooded gorge which permits intermittent peeks at the sensation that waits just below to unsettle the senses. It's a refreshing dip in the most famous Greek waters. And, a playful timeout for sunbathing on the totally white pebble vastness.
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26 Jul 2013
We stayed at Garden Villas at the beginning of July 2013 for about 10 days and it was really one of the best vacations I remember. Everything was perfect, starting from the communication with Stavros, the owner, who has generously offered to make arrangements for the ferry, to the warm welcome by his daughter and the nice surprise in the villa, to the impecably clean and well equipped house. It really felt like home away from home. The owners have obviously thought of every single detail. We appreciated that our house was right next to the pool so my son could spend hours in it and we could enjoy our coffee on the lovely veranda.
Agia Efimija and Kefalonia are also a perfect location for a fun, relaxing and romantic vacation and Garden Villas are just the cherry on the top :)
Thank you so much for everything! We would love to come again next year (as a matter of fact my 6 year old son wants to move to Agia Efimija :))
11 Jul 2013
"Lovely villa, lovely village, beautiful island"
We have stayed here 7 times because we find the villa comfortable and in a good situation with lovely views; we like the garden area and the small pool in particular. The village is about 5 minutes away and has several good quality tavernas and a couple of bars. Nightlife is what you make yourself. The harbour is regularly used by the flotillas. The island itself is beautiful and green - different beaches to visit, monasteries, caves, and villages such as Assos and Fiskardo. It is easy to get around by car hire (available in the village).
24 Jun 2013
"Wouldn't stay anywhere else!"
Our week here was fabulous for my husband and our 3 year old daughter. Spotlessly clean villa which is a easy walk to main part of town...even for a 3 year old. Terrific that provisions were in the fridge on our arrival and the owner couldn't have been friendlier. The pool was also immaculate and it was easy to forget about sightseeing and just lounge around all day! Love it.
15 Jun 2013
"Excellent accomodation, beutiful views, attentive hosts"
We received excellent service from our hosts Stavros and Antonia.
The villa was one of four all with beautiful views, situated within a five minute walk from the centre of Agia Efimia, where there were a very good selection of tavernas where we had lovely meals.
There are 3 small supermarkets where you could purchase a good range of products
The villa had everything one would need for a very comfortable stay, with plenty of inside and outside space.
There is a small pool shared by the four villas with sunbeds and parasols
15 Jun 2013
"as always an excellent holiday - perfection"
we have been staying at the Garden Villa's for a number of years now and regard it as home from home...it's our bolthole!! the villas have excellent views of the bay and mountains and are only a 5 minute walk from the village, the locals are very friendly and helpful. Stavros and his family are always very warm and welcoming and want your stay to be perfect. the villas have a private pool and lovely gardens, someone comes in everyday to clean, empty bins, change bedding and towels, there is always a welcome pack from Stavros to tide you over until you go shopping (including a lovely bottle of wine!). we regard the villas as excellent value for money and would highly recommend that people contact Stavros if they want a truly relaxing holiday!
6 Jun 2013
"2nd Visit to Garden Villas & Beautiful Kefalonia"
This is our second visit to Garden Villas in Agia Effimia, we came here last year looking for a venue to get married. So when we came back this year to get married we decided to spend our first week here as we liked it so much, then go on to the hotel in Skala for the second week.
Agia Effimia is a very nice little town and you get an excellent view of the bay & mountains from the villas. It is a short walk down to the town were there are lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from all facing the sea, the locals are all very friendly and very helpful.
We are planning to come back next year already as we love it here and we will be staying at Garden Villas again, as they are very good value for money. The villas have a private pool + gardens, Stavros the owner has someone come in every day to clean, empty the bins, make the bed and he always leaves milk, water, a loaf of bread and bottle of wine as a welcome gift.
We found that it is also a brilliant base to explore the island as you have easy access to Myrtos Beach, Antisamos Beach, Assos, Fiskardo, Sami. Other areas are still less than an hour away.
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