Brand new Villa CHRISANTHI (completed September 2011) is located in the centre of the island in the peaceful and graphic village, of Grizata in Kefalonia close to the town of Sami, with views of surrounding mountain and country side.Crizata is a small Greek village 3km away from Sami port where you can find good restaurants, harbour side bars & tavernas, internet cafe, shopping (fresh fish, fruit markets) .
The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia is unspoilt, with a varied, beautiful landscape. The island is very friendly, particularly in Grizata! The beaches are extremely good, the sea usually impossibly blue, particularly on the west coast of the island, and the hospitality in the wealth of tavernas, bars and restaurants is warm & genuine.
Flights to Kefalonia
Kefalonia’s airport is services by Athens International Airport which is a 45 minute flight from Kefalonia. The airport is just a few minutes from the capital Argostoli, and villa Chrisanthi is 18 miles away from the airport.
Cheap flights available from Ryanair from Italy (PIZA,BERGAMMO) and U.K (from Stanstead airport) to kefalonia airport.
Cheap flights available from Easyjet from U.K (LONDON GATWICK) to kefalonia airport. and also
from Italy (MILANO) to kefalonia airport.
Also Airberlin flies to kefalonia(see the following site for details)
There are daily ferries from kefalonia(4,5 times a day) to mainland,and to other islands(Lefkas,Zante,Ithaka)
Villa is located 3 km away from Sami village-port and about 30 km away from Poros port
There are also ferries from Italy to Kefalonia
Car hire available from vacationcar
Antisamos famous beach is only 7km away from the Villa: a spectacular beach surrounded by impressive verdant hills, with turquoise-blue, crystal clear water ideal for snorkelling. Water sports on offer.
Along the coastline Sami - Agia Efimia (3-12 km from the Villa) there are numerous little white pebble coves with crystal clear water, ideal for snorkelling.One of them is Santa Paraskevi , with beach bar and a nice restaurant
/taverna by the sea.
A 20 min drive from the villa is the renowned 'Myrtos' Beach (white sand and pebbles, blue-turquoise waters), voted one of the best beaches in the world.
Karavomylos lake, 6km from the Villa is another fantastic place with a friendly tavern looking across the sea to Ithaca.
Drogarati Caves, situated about 2,5km from the villa are stalagmatic caves thought to be 150 million years old. The acoustics inside are so good it hosts concerts, where there is room for an audience of 500 people.
Melissani Lake 7 km from the Villa: again situated just outside Sami, is an underground cave with a lake where you can be punted around in a rowing boat. When the sun is overhead around midday it hits the turquoise-blue waters, creating a magical illusion and suddenly filling the cave with blue light.A boat trip on its bluish green water is a wonderful experience
The Ancient Acropolis of Sami and the monastery of Fanendes 6 km from the Villa: with stunning views to ithaka and a lot of pathways ideal for walking and exploring .
Furthermore, you can rent a motorboat in Sami and in Santa Efimia and visit secluded idyllic bays accessible only by boat. A truly unique experience! The Bavarian Horse Riding Stables, approx. 12 km from Villa Zoi: a completely different way of exploring Kefalonia, by following old donkey trails with wonderful views through olive groves and fruit orchards.
Assos is a tiny village built on a small peninsula, dominated by the ruins of a 16th century Venetian castle. It is situated on the North-West coast, not too far from Myrtos beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Fiskardo is a picturesque fishing village situated right at the far North of the island and is one of the few villages not to be destroyed in the earthquake of 1953 (ferries/boat trips to Ithaca/Lefkada sail from here
St Gerassimos Monastery is at the heart of the island and the interior of the church is decorated with breathtaking murals. Saint Gerasimos is the patron Saint of the island and his remains are kept in a small chapel in a silver and glass sarcophagus. The ferry to Zakynthos sails from Pessada, a port situated 3Okm from the Villa. Ferries from Argostoli sail to Lixouri for exploring the island’s western peninsula.