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The villa was well located just 2 mins from beach, as described, and 10 mins stroll into town. Nice view from balconies of the sea. It was well equipped with everything you need. A few problems were resolved by Glen quickly. Lovely friendly maid and pool man, really polite and helpful . The biggest downside for me, a poor swimmer who loves to doggy paddle within my depth all day in the pool , was the depth of the pool. I did not realise it was deep all the way along. I am 5ft 7in and could not touch the bottom even on tip toes at either end so it made the stay somewhat disappointing. Just something to note for others who like to be in the pool but can not swim very well.
The villa was fantastic and was by far the best equipped we have ever stayed in. The island is truly beautiful and the people very friendly and warm. Our average meal was around half the cost of the equivalent in, say, Cyprus and the food was varied and delicious. Two things to be aware of though. The roads are in a very poor state of repair, understandable when you consider the nations debt, so be prepared for some very tight squeezes as you venture on down to the beaches or up the mountains. The second point is the wasps! Cephalonia has a large problem with wasps and they tend to get everywhere especially when you sit to eat in any restaurant or tavern, you have been warned. If you go be sure to visit the harbour in Agostolian and watch the huge turtles as they get fed by the fishermen, quite a spectacle and the kids will love it. Get to the beaches, they are superb with white sand and shallow warm crystal clear water, a real treat as they never seem to get too busy either. Why not five stars? Well the wasps and the roads were bad but also there was a lot of barking dogs all night long which kept us awake on occasion. The villa was worth five stars though for its cleanliness and high tech modernness. Andreas the owner greeted us with gifts of wine and local confectionery, a lovely touch. The pool was perfect. The rooms all had aircon which was much needed as the temperatures averaged 30 degrees plus every day but there was no doubt at all about the main attraction.. the views! you are some 800 metres up the mountain overlooking the town and the sea below, absolutely spectacular and absolutely worth the hire car cost. Go there, you will love it.