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Villakalimera - Charming traditional stone house -up to 6 People

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

pool, two bedrooms with 3 private batherooms

Located in the typical greek village of Tselendata , surrounded by a forest of cypresses, Villakalimera is distinguished by its traditional stone houses’s character and charme.

Here you can relax in the several outdoor , articulated under the shadow of two apricot trees between cypresses and olive trees , just few steps from Foki beach . The house is spread over two floors: on the ground floor there is a large living room and kitchen; on the first floor there are two large bedrooms, with its own bathroom each .

Full equipped with facilities for barbecue , breakfast and lunch outdoors with friends ; for children to play , for reading under the trees, swaying lazily in the hammock.

Villakalimera is only 2 kilometers from Fiskardo, the lovely marina destination for the most experienced sailors and pleasure craft the most prestigious of the Mediterranean sea. Many small pubs and restaurants animate the picturesque sea front .

Villakalimera therefore has the double advantage to remain hidden from the more massive tourism but at the same time so close to Fiskardo to allow, to those who want ,to immerse themselves in the comings and goings of the many visitors that animate the picturesque harbor .

The welcome is guaranteed at Villakalimera by custodial staff that provides water and linen cleaning on arrival and departure of guests who stay there . It should be noted that the water on the island of Kefalonia is a precious good to be consumed with care and attention . It is stowed in the ancient cistern and is not drinkable but can be used for all needs: cleaning and cooking of visitors.

We wait for you and we are sure that you will spend happy hours and an unforgettable stay in opur woods and sea.

More Details

Gian Piero Donin
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Portuguese, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About Gian Piero Donin

I'm Gianpiero Donin, landscape architect.full professor of landscape architecture at the University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria.

Gian Piero Donin purchased this villa in 2000

Why Gian Piero Donin chose Erisos

I hang out the island of Kefalonia For many years , Fiskardo particularly. I arrived almost 35 years ago when the houses were still all white and free camping still permitted. Slowly I watched tourism and facilities to accommodate grow. There where many buldings partially destroyed in the past by an earthquake and one by one they has been renovated . So was Villakalimera that appeared to me immediately beautiful: surrounded by a forest of cypress and so close to the amazing beach of Foki. The house has been declared 'traditional home' by the greek government and therefore protected in its forms and details.

What makes this villa unique

The finishing and details are left as much as possible related to its past: the ancient cistern, the entrance to the lane facing to the village track, the small blue windows. The interiors are simple and there are mixed objects collected by the owner over many trips in Africa. The renovation of the house, built in 2006, has endowed it with important works in order to make anti-seismic reinforcement structures. The respect of the traditional forms of rural house did not prevent, however, to provide it with every modern comfort.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Erisos in Kefallonia Regional Unit

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16.00 / Check-out: 11.00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • forests
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Villakalimera - Charming traditional stone house -up to 6 People
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

A lovely villa in a tranquil location whilst remaining within walking distance of Foki beach and Fis

  • 5 of 5

A traditional stone built property set amongst other similar dwellings. Furnished with care throughout the accommodation feels like a home from home. Outside there are plenty of shady spots beneath the apricot trees. A refreshing dip in the pool can be followed by an outside shower. Many personal items of furnishing can be found inside which makes your stay feel as if you are a guest in someone home. The owners are readily on hand if you need them but remain discreet so as to enhance your stay. Home made apricot marmalade was provided together with some practical assistance following a spectacular storm. Well located being a 15 minute drive to Alaties beach with Foki and Fiscardo being reachable by foot. With the coast road now open Assos can be reached in 20 minutes with Myrtos Bay 5 minutes further on. This is our sixth visit to the island and this villa remains our favourite with plans to return..

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We also enjoyed the stay of you and your beautifully family. We are glad that you appreciated our house atmosphere and our beautifully island. We look forward to have you again next year. Gianpiero and Marzia
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Lovely property, lovely hosts

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Piero and Marzia's property. The cottage is beautifully and tastefully decorated, with a lovely terrace and sweet little pool which our kids (5 and 3) loved splashing in. The kitchen is small but has everything you need to cook. We were there in late May and the pool was comfortable to swim in. Marzia and Piero live in another wing of the house; they are available but keep a discreet distance except to water the garden, etc. They were very friendly and helpful.

You're only a five minute drive from Fiskardo and a good little supermarket there, as well as all the lovely restaurants, etc. Foki beach, just a short walk from the property (although with two small children, we drove!) is absolutely brilliant, with lovely walks and fantastic snorkelling, as well as plenty of shade in the olive grove next to the beach. There's also a brilliant, traditional family taverna just up from the beach there.

There are loads of things to do nearby, from spending time in Fiskardo to wonderful beaches (we especially liked Jerusalem beach with its fabulous taverna, and Dafnoudi beach). Ionian Discoveries have an unmissable day's boat trip which is a must-do. The taverna in Magganos, just a kilometre or two away, will do any of their food as takeways which was great for a family with small children. A hire car is an essential if you're staying at this property.

The only downsides we found to this property were the lack of air conditioning in the bedrooms, which were rather warm even with shutters kept closed all day, and there is no sea view from the terrace. But we warmly recommend as a wonderful place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home and garden!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Villakalimera, the house and garden are so beautiful, lovely shady areas, flowers and the pool was perfect to cool down in; kids enjoyed endless hours playing around in the pool, and being right next to the house we could easily keep and eye on them. The house was beautifully decorated inside too with the blue and white theme, lovely outlook and really nice and close to Foki beach.

We loved Foki beach, great snorkelling and lots of shady places to chill out in the heat of the day, easy to find your own spot along the rocks too. We loved other beaches too, Kimilia and Emblisi;

We had a great day out with Ionian Discoveries on their day trip where they take your to various beaches for snorkelling and show you the sea life, delicious lunch and highly recommended! We ate very well along the seafront in Fiskardo and beach restaurants, our favourite being the one at Jerusalem Beach, Odysseas Taverna, fantastic authentic Greek food!

Piero and Marzia were really lovely hosts, so friendly and helpful, thank you both for providing such a fabulous place for us to stay for the week, we loved Kefalonia and hope to return one day soon!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sula, for us has been a real pleasure have you and you lovely family. Perfect guest. Full of joy and enthusiastic. We wont forget you. Marzia and Piero
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The perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

Firstly, thank you Piero and Marzia for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. You were the perfect hosts. From organising baby essentials for our little girl, to advising on good places to eat and visit you made our 10 days with you feel like a home from home.

The house was fully equipped, clean, comfy and had a wonderful homely feel to it where we all felt very safe.

It is in a great location, a small stroll to Foki beach (which is glorious) and very close to fiscardo and even closer to supermarkets in


We are looking forward to coming back next year. Thanks again

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Meraviglia di casa!

  • 5 of 5

Siamo stati a Fiskardo alla fine di giugno 2015. La casa del sig. Donin ( davvero super cortese!) ci ha subito accolti con il suo calore e buon gusto. Che dire, comoda per ogni necessità.Il piano sotto è composto da un'accogliente salotto con un bel tavolo dove abbiamo potuto cenare nelle sere particolarmente ventose e di una cucina attrezzata di ogni cosa. Il piano superiore, al quale si accede con una scala esterna tutta scavata nella pietra, è compostra da tre belle e accoglienti camere ognuna provvista di bagno privato. Essendo noi tre famiglie, con tre bambini, la sistemazione si è rivelata ottimale. La maggior parte del tempo lo abbiamo trascorso all'aperto, nel bel giardino, attorniati da piante e fiori, coloratissime farfalle e squisite albicocce con le quali siamo riusciti persino a fare la marmellata e un'ottima crostata per le colazioni. L'esterno è fornito di tavolo e sedie, sdraio e amaca dove rilassarsi dopo una giornata di sole e di mare. Che dire ancora? Consiglio assolutamente questa dimora per le vostre vacanze a Cefalonia...per noi è stata un sogno!!!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
900 Metres
Foki restaurant
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
900 Metres
Foki Taverna
Nearest Beach
900 Metres
foki beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Erisos, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Luglio 2
16 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
agosto 1
30 Jul 2018 - 12 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Agosto / Settembre
13 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Settembre 1
3 Sep 2018 - 16 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Settembre 2
17 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Acqua di cisterna non potabile. Possibilità di piccole gite in barca a pagamento da concordare sul posto con il proprietario.
No drinkable water in the house. Possibility of small boat trips for a fee to be agreed on site with the owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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