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Dolce Villa Dessimi


Excellent 5/5 Score from 23 reviews

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Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Dolce Villa Dessimi is a beautiful stone villa located in the ideal place for total relaxation right on the beach. Enjoy a privileged tranquil setting, being completely private but also surrounded by amenities such as boat hire and tavernas.

Dolce Villa Dessimi has been designed as, and is still primarily, a family home. We offer a modern kitchen with ALL necessities. Crockery, cutlery, pots and pans, even a Nespresso machine, for those who wish to bring their own Nespresso coffee capsules. There is a large size fridge for the family and a dishwasher for the dishes after the meals. A wine rack is also available for storing your precious wines and enjoying them each day.

3 separate bedrooms all with reverse cycle air-conditioning and lots of built in wardrobe space, one also with a generous ensuite and the other two sharing a family style bathroom, plus a 3rd toilet with laundry facilities downstairs. There are 2 dining areas, one internal and one external, along with a separate lounge to meet all your dining and entertaining needs. The lounge also has a sofa bed for occasions when it’s needed.

Externally you are only 3 steps from the beach in one of the best bays in Lefkada. After your swim, you can enjoy your own private sunning area with 3 sun-lounges and drinks table. The backyard area is perfect for the kids to enjoy a game of beach paddle, once again in safety and privacy. You can also enjoy a quiet drink at sunset on the 2 love seats under the main olive tree, with a spectacular view of the picturesque Dessimi Bay and both Meganisi and Attikos Islands. Later there are BBQ facilities including a preparation area and an outdoor sink to ensure you have it all at your fingertips. For those who like to indulge, there is a wood fired outdoor pizza oven. With secure parking for at least 2 cars, its not just a home away from home, it’s a home plus more…..

Make Dolce Villa Dessimi your base to discover the Island and culture or let it become your headquarters of relaxation by the beach in a sun-soaked world of your own.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dessimi
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Preveza-Aktion Airport - 1 hr car drive 49.6 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking

The Ionian Islands region

Lefkada is a beautiful island within the Ionian Sea surrounded by a total of 24 islets - Aristotle Onassis. Skorpios being one of them. It connects to the opposite coast of Central Greece via a floating swing bridge (length: 50 m).

The bridge offers easy access to Lefkada to visitors from all over Greece. On Lefkada you will find noteworthy sights, churches and monasteries, picturesque villages, lush vegetation, idyllic coves of transparent, turquoise waters, busy and secluded beaches of stunning beauty, a significant cultural heritage and hospitable locals.


Lefkada town is the islands capital and port town. The town planning is a very particular one and resembles a fish backbone. There are picturesque alleys, small squares, traditional houses, elaborate belfries and paved pedestrian zones that give this town its character.

The city is surrounded by a canal and a lagoon, while, farther north, lies Gyra, a thin stretch of a sandy beach forming a circle, dotted with windmills and scant vegetation. The lagoon is one of the Ionian Seas most significant wetlands, protected by the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international importance. There is also an ivari, a fish farm where fish grow in their natural environment.

In and around Lefkada Town you can visit:

. The Town promenade

. Agia Mavra fort, at the towns entrance, constructed by a Sicilian named Giovanni Orsini in 1300.

. Bosketo Park, where busts of the islands eminent scholars are to be found.

. The pedestrian zone along the coast, lined with the younger generations hangouts.

. The central square with many restaurants and cafes where Agios Spyridonas church is located (late 17th c.)

. Kouzounteli (or Kouzoumpei) area, where age-long plane trees stand next to traditional coffee shops that serve freshly ground coffee and soumada drink made from fragrant almonds.

. The Archeological Museum. Where finds (mid-Paleolithic times - 4th c. AD) come from tombs excavated at Nydri, burial grounds of the ancient town of Lefkada, etc.

. The Public Library. There is a wide collection of printed documents and post-Byzantine icons painted in the style of the Eptanesian iconography school by eminent religious iconographers such as Doxaras, Roussos, etc.

. Charamogleios Eidiki Lefkadiaki Library (a library treating exclusively local themes) exhibiting rare books, gravures and maps. The art gallery is often the venue for painting and photography exhibitions. The librarys collection has been included in the Guiness Book of Records.

. Pantazis Kontomichisa Folk Art Museum. Exhibits include a wide and rare collection of items related to local everyday life and work.

. The Phonograph-Memorabilia Museum whose exhibits include old phonographs, vinyl records, decorative antique items, old banknotes etc.

. The agelong Elaionas (Olive Grove).

. Megalos Avlaimonas and Mikros Avlaimonas wetlands, two natural-habitat fish farms near the city.

. The windmills at Gyra.


. International Folklore Festival. As of 1962, bands and artists from all over the world meet in Lefkada every August and exchange the product of their cultural and artistic folklore in the fields of dancing, music, and traditional heritage.

. The Discourse & Art Festival. It has been organised by the Cultural Centre of Lefkada and involves theatrical and musical events, exhibitions, conferences, and poetry nights. It is one of Greeces oldest cultural institutions along with the Athens Festival.

. Wine festival that takes place in Sfakiotes Municipality on Frya Square, around the historic Frya Well.

. Representation of a traditional wedding in Karya (August 11th).


. Swimming. Around Lefkada town, you can swim at Kastro, Gyra, Myloi, and Agios Ioannis. You will discover there are amazing beaches almost everywhere and to the islands east you will find numerous beautiful, wooded isles.

. Visiting the sea caves. Kalamos and Kastos isles are within a short distance and can boast beaches and sea caves of great beauty.

. Bicycling; the town of Lefkada as well as the nearby coastline are ideal for a bicycle ride. Go round the lagoon, following the exceptional scenic route: Agia Mavra, Gyra, Myloi, Ai Giannis, Lefkada.

. Marina: it is located at the towns east side, and is considered to be the best equipped marina in Greece.


. Kite surfing in Myloi beach.

. Mountain Biking. Rent your Mountain Bike in Lefkada Town.

. Paragliding (parapente) over Kathisma beach.

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27 Sep 2014


"A little piece of paradise"

Dolce Villa Dessimi.....words can not do this property justice but I will do my best. The villa is nestled in beautiful Dessimi Bay, in Lefkada. The villa was recently built and as a result is in an i… More

11 Sep 2014


"Amazing place"

The bay where the house is located is amazing. It's a small and quiet bay, really really beautiful. At weekends sailboats would dock in this small bay and come eat at the taverna next to the hous… More

3 Aug 2014


"Exceeded our expectations"

Beautiful house in beautiful place - everything we could want in the house and garden and the photos had not exaggerated anything - in fact the opposite. Dessimi bay wonderful for swimming and boats … More

20 Jul 2014


"Another great stay at the Villa Dolce Dessimi"

This is was our second stay at the Villa Dolce Dessimi. The villa and the surrounding area were just as we remembers it. The villa itself is clean, comfortable and has all the amenities one needs for … More

24 Jun 2014


"Outstanding experience, hospitality excellence! A gem of a find!"

Delightful, quiet and charming! Spacious master bedroom. Extremely tidy. Ample living area that opens up to a large private garden and the beach. Expansive dining area. Fully equipped open-plan kitche… More

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We do sincerely apologise for the Internet not connecting during your stay. We have now looked into the issue and made sure that it has been corrected. It will be monitored on an ongoing basis. Your feedback is very important to us so thank you once again for taking the time to provide us with your review. We hope to see you again next year.

20 Jun 2014


"Stunning Greek island escape"

We absolutely loved our time at Dolce Villa Dessimi. After 5 weeks of travelling through Europe , arriving at this stunning beachside home was just what we needed. The home is spacious and modern … More

16 Sep 2013


"Simply Breathtaking, absolute stunning location and amazing villa."

Words simply cannot describe how amazing this villa is. It was everything we expected and much much more.The location is superb only a short 5 minute drive to the town if you want to stock up on supp… More

5 Sep 2013


"Could have not asked for a better location in all of lefkada island!"

You definitely know how your holiday is going to be from the very first hours. In this case when we arrived in the villa and were handed over the keys I got really sad! The reason is that we had only … More

28 Jul 2013


"So sollte Urlaub sein!!"

Auch dieses Jahr war ich wieder in Griechenland in der Villa Dessimi und ich muss sagen, es ist ein wirklicher Geheimtipp. Für mich einfach Erholung pur, man kommt rein und fühlt sich gleich wohl un… More

10 Jul 2013


"Das Paradies - WOW"

Es gibt nichts perfekteres als dieses Haus direkt in der Bucht, direkt am Meer. Man schläft abends ein mit dem Meeresrauschen und man wacht auf mit der Sonne und dem unglaublichen Ausblick! Es ist ei… More

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