Apartment for 2 in the center of Agia Efimia, Kefalonia - All amenities offered
- English, Greek
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Fantastic venue and just renovated.
The area is lovely. Were pleasantly surprised when we arrived as the kitchen had been fully updated. Apartment is now really clean and freshly painted. Location is great with local shops, bars and taverna's. Perfectly sighted mid Island for exploring. The Island has breath-taking scenery. Host was really helpful and left a welcome pack.
Brilliant location, amazing view, desperately in need of updating.
The apartment is perfectly situated and has amazing views. Unfortunately the property itself is in need of updating, de cluttering and the kitchen is almost non existent and unusable for anything more than making a drink.
Despite that however, the apartment is well positioned to easily access all the local tavernas and is very close to the harbour.
Everything was close by, which suited us. The facilities in Agia Efimia are just right, good local supermarkets and Tavernas. Just below the flat (on the sea front) is a little bakery which sells nice fresh bread.
The town itself is well positioned if you wish to tour the island. There were quite a lot of English people there, but I didn't mind that.
Driving on Kefalonia is a little challenging because the roads go up and down steep slopes. You have to be careful and drive slowly.
The apartment has a splendid balcony which is a great place to sit and contemplate the activity around the bay. Inside, it is well furnished and everything we needed was there. Perhaps the kitchen was a little small, but it was possible to cook there.
The owner, Mr Papadatos, was kind and helped us to settle in. A cleaner appeared regularly and replaced our towels. The neighbour upstairs was very nice. We felt 'looked after'.
We would definitely return to this flat in the future.
Agia Efemia is a great location, the apartment overlooks the harbour which is lovely, the accommodation is nicely appointed and functional, the kitchen is very small and in need of redesigning and refitting which the owners intend to resolve during the next winter. There is plenty of choice in tavernas and restaurants local to the apartment.
A fantastic location to drink wine on the balcony overlooking the harbour
A very simple basic functional apartment. Clean but very outdated.
Great views over the harbour. Don't expect luxury.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your opinion is important to us. As described within our listing what we offer is a simple basic functional apartment, as you also mention. We offer exactly what is described within our listing, being simple and clean. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back on any future visit of yours in Kefalonia. Kind regards
Die Wohnung ist relativ klein, aber da wir jeden Tag Ausflüge gemacht haben garkein Problem. Der Balkon mit Blick auf den Hafen ist einfach einmalig. Handtücher werden regelmässig ausgetauscht. Die Küche ist so klein, dass sie zumindest zum Kochen fasz nicht nutzbar ist. Für Frühstück etc völlig ausreichend. Mehrere Supermärkte und sogar ein guter Bäcker sowie einige Geschäfte und jede Menge Bars/Restaurants sind in unmittelbarer Nähe. Das einzige Manko war für uns die Sauberkeit im Bad, das hätte besser geputzt sein müssen.
Alles in allem aber ein sehr schöner Urlaub und wir würden wieder kommen.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your opinion is really important to us. The kitchen has now been updated and renewed. We we will be really happy to welcome you back on any future visit of yours in Kefalonia. Kind regards
In Agia Efimia, you can choose from numerous beautiful pebble coves to enjoy swimming and snorkeling all within approx. 400 m (5-10 minute walking distance) Motorboats are available to hire to explore some more idyllic hidden little beaches that can not be reached by car. Within a 10 minute drive you will reach Myrtos beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece and within 23 minute drive along the east coast you will find Antisamos beach with stunning mountain view. As you drive from Agia Efimia to Sami more small white pebble coves can be found along the way, ideal for snorkeling.
Kefalonia Airport (EFL) is approximately 40 km from the apartment with flights from Athens and direct flights from abroad. The easiest way to come to Kefalonia is by direct flight to the airport of Kefalonia. If such a flight is not provided in your country, you can take a flight to Athens and then a connecting flight to Kefalonia. Alternatively, you can rent a car from Athens and drive to the ports of Patras or Kyllini. From those ports there are daily ferries to Kefalonia. Should you need more information or assistance by organizing your travelling, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be glad to assist .
The port of Sami is 9 km (a 12 minute drive) from where you can take a ferry to Patras, on the mainland of Greece, Italy and the island of Ithaca. A car rental during your stay is recommended in order for you to explore the island. In Agia Efimia you can either hire a taxi or catch the local bus to take you to Myrtos beach and the surrounding villages. Feel free to contact us for any questions. You will also find a tourist office in Agia Efimia for further information.
In the center of Agia Efimia.
6 km to the underground Lake of Melissani, in Karavomilos.
9 km (12 minute drive) to the port of Sami.
11 km to the Drogarati Cave nearby Sami.
15 km to the quaint little fishing harbour of Assos with its Venetian Castle.*Due to possible roadworks, if you follow another route the distance is 24 km from the apartment to Assos but the view along the way will be worth the drive.
32 km to the picturesque yacht harbour of Fiscardo with beautiful scenery and view while driving.
30 km to Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia Island.
40 km to the Airport of Kefalonia.
33 km to Poros.
47 km to Skala.
Agia Efimia is one of the little villages within Pylaros valley, where you can enjoy a pleasant stay in a beautiful environment. This apartment is on the first (1) floor and one of the three properties (also a studio & an attic all within the same building) owned by the same owner, thus, apart from being rented individually, all three properties can also be rented for groups up to 7 guests.
The apartment has access to all amenities (traditional taverns, shops, bars/cafes, bakery, supermarkets, a pharmacy, atm machine, car/motorbike rental places). Enjoy a walk along Agia Efimia picturesque fishing port and waterfront. A diving school is located in the village offering guided dives. In the summer time public festivals are held here and in the little villages in honour of the Saints of the Island Kefalonia. Here you can see how locals celebrate with traditional food, local wine and Kefalonian dances.
Those who love nature and hiking will discover numerous walking trails and unspoilt mountain roads leading to the other local villages in the valley.
Local villages, such as Dendrinata and Drakapoulata, offer an insight into unspoilt Greek rural life and numerous buildings and sites of historical interest.
For those content to spend their time in Agia Efimia car hire is not mandatory. For exploring the island, however, car hire is recommended.
Agia Efimia and “Amalia’s Apartments & Studio” are at the heart of Kefalonia island and is thus an ideal base for daily excursions to the villages, sightseeings and beaches of the island, like the famous Melissani Lake (just outside the village of Karavomilos) where a mini tour is done, the Drogarati Caves with stalactites and stalagmites still forming, the unspoiled, picturesque village of Assos with its Venetian Castle, the cosmopolitan harbour of Fiscardo from where you can take a boat to Lefkas, the stunning Myrtos beach, Antisamos beach and more.
A medical centre is located in Sami and from the port of Sami you can take the ferry to visit Ithaca island.
A trip to Mount Aenos, Kefalonias highest mountain with unique protected fauna and flora, is recommended to enjoy spectacular panoramic views. Hiking to its peak is highly recommended for nature lovers and hikers.
Visit the village of Frangata for some local wine-tasting.
In the capital of Kefalonia island, Argostoli, you can visit the Archaeological Museum and Corgialeneion Historical and Folk Art Museums. You will find many shops and in the central square many restaurants, cafes and bars where much of the busy nightlife of the island is found.
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