Villa Argostoli Bay View - 318
About the home
Villa Argostoli, Kefalonia
Perched on the hillside above the lovely town of Argostoli with uninterrupted views across the sound to the Lixouri Peninsular, its less than a 5 min downhill drive to the cosmopolitan waterfront. Yet the hustle and bustle of the town could be a world away from the surrounding garden and terraces with its sparkling deck level pool. This lovely Villa with its distinctive patrician, modern/classic Greek dcor is well designed and exceptionally comfortable with all three bedrooms having sea view private balconies and ensuite bath/shower rooms. The living area, to the right of the entrance hall, has comfortable sofas, fireplace, satellite TV and DVD and patio doors to a covered dining terrace by the pool. To the left of the entrance hall, the well designed and equipped kitchen/dining room has a convenient side door to the terrace convenient when cooking on the nearby barbecue. Also on the ground floor is a twin bedroom with its own private sea view balcony and a shower room.
On the first floor, the twin bedroom with ensuite shower room has no less than two private balconies, the first with sea views towards Argostoli, is warmed by the morning sun whilst the second, with views over the bay to the Lixouri Peninsular has sunset views. There is also a double bedroom with full ensuite bathroom on the first floor and patio doors to a private balcony with a wonderful view of the bay, where cruise ships often anchor at night with their twinkling lights reflected in the water.
Kefalonia the largest of the Ionian Islands, is still relatively small and you can get just about anywhere on the island in less than an hour from Argostoli so this Villa is particularly highly recommended as a starting point for exploring the island. There`s no need to travel far though as some of the best beaches on the island Macri-Yialos and Plati-Yialos are no more than a 5 mins drive away and the smaller beach at Gradakia, which you can just about see from the Villa is probably a little less. At the end of the day, returning for a barbecue, enjoying the sunsets or dropping down to Argostoli for an evening meal on the waterfront will be a daily pleasure, guaranteed - that`s if you haven`t just decided to stay `at home` to revel your lovely surroundings.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Makris Yialos , 1.7km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 en suites and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Ionian Islands region
Sitting off the west coast of Greece, Kefalonia is the largest of this group of the Ionian Islands. From its highest mountain, surrounded by a natural park where wild horse live, to it`s 250kms of coastline, where loggerhead turtles come to nest; Kefalonia is a natural wonderland, full of suprises. There are underground lakes, limestone caves, and of course many Beaches. Many of the longer sandy south and east coast now offer all the facilities that add to a holiday but with no building over 3 stories allowed tourism has been contained, maintaining a pleasant laid back atmosphere. There are many smaller undeveloped bays and little fishing harbours waiting to be discovered.
The Kefalonia / Argostoli area
Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece
The capital town of Kefalonia, Argostoli is at the far end of a deep inlet flanked by steep hillsides blanketed in pine trees. Once a very beautiful Venetian harbour, it was almost entirely raised to the ground by an earthquake in 1953.
The cosmopolitan town, built to replace it, is not without its charm although more down to earth than other more clichéd Greek island capitals. What the quayside and streets of Argostoli lack in ancient beauty is more than compensated for by the charm of the people going about their daily life within them. It is important to remember that this is not a town preserved for tourism but a real working town for Kefalonians, who proudly rebuilt it after the disaster. It's a town best visited in the early or late evening when the tavernas are full of families and the shops are buzzing with activity. You will be sitting at the tavernas around Valianou Squareor rubbing shoulders in the shops with predominantly locals of the island, famous for their friendliness and good humour.
Having said all that, the town is not without attraction. The setting itself is unequalled; surrounding steep wooded hillsides reflect in the water turning it a deep shade of aquamarine. The (now) pedestrian Drapono Bridge makes the 900m connection with the north side of the estuary and little ferries ply their way across to Lixouri on the other side of the bay every half an hour. The long quayside, where fishing boats are secured is a great place to stop for coffee and the town itself has wide traffic free streets and squares.
For historians there is plenty to interest including the Archaeological Museum of Kefalonia contains artifacts from the Mycanean, Helenistic and Roman periods. On the ground floor of the Korgialenian Library is a folklore museum worthy of a visit with a rich photographic exhibition of the island.
How to get there
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Many charter flights fly direct from several UK cities to Kefalonia
Ryanair will also be flying from Stansted on Mondays & Thursdays.
Easyjet fly from Gatwick - Milan - Pisa
Direct flights from Amsterdam with Transavia
Direct flights from Oslo & Stockholm
If you cannot get a direct flight to Kefalonia you can fly via Athens. The flight is 45mins from Athens to Argostoli.
Activities near Kefalonia
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|15 Apr 13||28 Apr 13||£ 798||£ 114||£ 114||5 Nights|
|28 Apr 13||5 May 13||£ 497||£ 71||£ 71||5 Nights|
|5 May 13||25 May 13||£ 693||£ 99||£ 99||5 Nights|
|25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 952||£ 136||£ 136||5 Nights|
|1 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 994||£ 142||£ 142||5 Nights|
|22 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 1295||£ 185||£ 185||5 Nights|
|1 Jul 13||13 Jul 13||£ 1596||£ 228||£ 228||5 Nights|
|13 Jul 13||20 Jul 13||£ 1694||£ 242||£ 242||5 Nights|
|20 Jul 13||24 Aug 13||£ 2198||£ 314||£ 314||5 Nights|
|24 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1995||£ 285||£ 285||5 Nights|
|1 Sep 13||10 Sep 13||£ 1295||£ 185||£ 185||5 Nights|
|10 Sep 13||24 Sep 13||£ 1393||£ 199||£ 199||5 Nights|
|24 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 1043||£ 149||£ 149||5 Nights|
|1 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 595||£ 85||£ 85||5 Nights|
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