This is a lovely villa that makes you feel that you have just walked into that villa that you have always wanted to own. The photos on the website do not do it full justice.
We were contacted enough - but not overly - in the build up and met at the airport. Walking in to the villa itself was such a lovely feeling as this is clearly someone's home and not just a sterile building that is rented out during the summer. Lots of homely touches - a stocked fridge of basics, books galore, knock knacks abound. You really do walk in and sigh.
We arrived at night so to wake up in the morning and have that wonderful view of the sea, Kefalonia sparkling on the horizon; the sound of cicadas; and lemon,lime and olive trees beyond the pool was amazing and views that we never tired of.
Some very good tavernas and a couple of various sized supermarkets within easy walking distance even in that freak heatwave that was going on whilst we had the pleasure of visiting. We didn't hire a car but relied on taxis as and when we needed them. They are happy to take five in a taxi (!) but just not from/to the airport... maybe worth hiring a car for a trip to Kefalonia on the ferry and driving around over there but we didn't want or need to.
Worth doing a couple of the organised trips which are promoted constantly in all the main towns and I would thoroughly recommend the the day-long boat trip around the island's coastline. Jumping off a ship into those turquoise Ionian waters is a must! Also worth visiting the main towns just to see some people - either in car, quad bike, moped or taxi. Buses sporadic and difficult to find!
If you are looking for the 'tourist hotspots' of Sivili or Alykes or even Laganas and Zakynthos town then this villa is probably not for you. If you are looking for a quiet holiday with a beach within easy reach, tavernas to hand, a private pool and wonderful views then your imaginary home from home Psarou villa is for you. …