Stone Cottage in Makriotika, near Agia Efimia, Kefalonia - Peaceful Location In Quaint Village Of Makriotika, 5 Mins Drive To Agia Efimia And The Beach
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Pets are welcome
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Unique hidden gem
We stayed at the Stone Cottage for two weeks in September. The owner, Gerry came to welcome us and show us around. Words cannot describe how perfect for us it was. It was tiny, quirky, quaint and so comfy with everything that you need. It is completely opposite to the bland faceless apartment that you normally find. The bed was extremely comfortable and we were very pleased to see fly screens covering the windows so at night we could have them open. The water was solar heated and it was lovely and hot. The garden is lovely, totally secluded and not overlooked. We loved getting up in the morning to watch the sunrise and listen to the birds. After a hot day touring/beaching we would relax on the terrace to have our apero before either having a bbq or strolling up the road 200m to the local taverna where “Mr P” and his family made us so welcome and cooked the most delicious homemade food made by his wife. We made many friends during our two weeks here. The cottage was perfectly situated in the small village but within five minutes we could drive to the local town and the best beaches within 20 minutes. There are too many to mention here.
We have both agreed that this has been the most relaxing , peaceful and perfect holiday we have ever had and 100% recommend the Stone cottage.
Many thanks for taking the time to write a review, it is very much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage. It's so pleasing to get such positive feedback. We looking forward to welcoming you back should you return to Kefalonia. Best regards
A wonderful stay
This delightful stone cottage (aptly named!), set in a garden of olive and lemon trees with mountain and sea views, proved ideal for a relaxed, away-from-it-all break. With a small roadside beach ten minutes drive away and two friendly tavernas 100m up the road, we loved just mooching about close to home. But it was also well placed to visit Sami, Assos and Fiscardo. One of our best holidays!
Thank you for being great guests and for finding time to write nice comments about our cottage. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again should you return to Kefalonia,
Heaven away from home.
The Stone Cottage is fully equipped beyond expectation, it is both Cool in the heat of the day and a cosy retreat in the evening. The large garden provides an amazing level of privacy. The bbq in the garden and the outside cooking area was an instant success for us, we are on the island for a month and eating out too often is beyond our budget. The local taverna was a delight, good quality at reasonable prices and the owner was charming. We would love to come back next year and do it all over again. This was by far our best accommodation in ten years on the island. Well done Gerry for the welcome and Vicky for the smooth booking process.
A little bit of paradise.
My husband and I stayed at Kalivaki for 6 nights and found it very hard to leave. Such a beautiful cottage surrounded by an equally beautiful (and large) garden and terraces.
Everything you need to start your holiday is provided as well as many items you didn’t realise you might need.
A generous welcome package of fruit, wine and beer was also provided with everything from salt and pepper to coffee, tea, herbs and spices and the owners own delicious olive oil. We had rented a very expensive villa in Lefkada the week before and not one of the basics were provided.
The cottage is located in an ideal spot with two restaurants/tavernas only a few minutes walk from it.
A very short trip to the beautiful Myrtos beach, the port town of Agia Effimia and other points of interest.
I really can’t find the words to describe how magical our stay was.
Thank you Gerry, if we return to Kefalonia, Kalivaki is where we’ll definitely stay.
Fiona and David
Everything was wonderful at the cottage. Gerry gave us a wonderful basket with all sorts of goodies when we arrived, so we weren't rushed to go shopping right away. The cottage was perfect... beautiful, fully stocked for all our needs, great shower, fluffy towels, comfortable bed. The views are wonderful from the spacious yard, and we loved sitting outside on the patio, taking in all the sights & sounds.
The location of the cottage is perfect. There is a taverna & cafe just down the road, a few houses distance. We ate at the Taverna many times and they have great fresh food (but so do all the restaurants on the island!). Divarta is only a short ride away (we walked there once), and has great restaurants, and the first store on the left when you get into town has really great prices and the owners are super nice. Agia Efymia is about a 10 minute drive (we walked there and back one day... good work out!). It is a gorgeous town with lots of restaurants and gift shops, and beaches. We went all over the island to many towns. Poros was probably our favorite, since it was the least crowded out of all the larger towns, lots of beaches and restaurants to choose from.
The only complaint I have is that we had to go home. I highly recommend Kalivaki! When we go back, we will definitely choose Kalivaki again!
Fabulous week in Stone Cottage!
Fantastic little cottage in a beautiful location. In the many years we have been renting direct from owners we have never had a property so well equipped with EVERYTHING you could possibly need for your stay, including a British plug extension lead. Local taverna serves good homemade food with a friendly welcome. Would thoroughly recommend Stone Cottage!
Thank you for being great guests and for finding time to write the nice comments about our villa. We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again should you return to Kefalonia, Kind regards
A 10 minute drive west of Kalivaki is Myrtos Beach - voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. 25 minutes to the east of the cottage is Antisamos Beach - the location for part of the film set of Captain Corelli's Mandolin - an ideal place for snorkelling. In Agia Efimia, 5 minutes driving from Kalivaki, there are numerous small beaches and coves, some can only be reached by hiring a motor boat and so will give you the seclusion you may wish for.
Kefalonia Airport is approximately 40km from Makriotika, about 50 minutes driving. The port of Sami is a 15 minute drive from which you can catch a ferry to the beautiful island of Ithaca, to Patras on the main land of Greece and to Italy. A local bus service runs to Myrtos Beach and in the villages in the valley (further info. available at the tourist office in Agia Efimia). Should you wish to explore the island a hire car is recommended. Taxi are readily available.
The capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, with its wealth of shops, restaurants and bars, plus the Archaeological Museum and Corgialeneion Historical and Folk Art Museums is 30km. A 15 minute drive away is the Port of Sami which has a medical centre. The fascinating Drogorati Caves are 11km away and the Mellisani Underground Lake, just outside Karavomilos is 6 km. To the south of the island Poros is 30km and Skala 40km. To the north spectacular Assos is 10km and picturesque Fiskardo is 30km.
Agia Efimia has several supermarkets, 2 bakeries, a post office, a chemist, a cash point, numerous tavernas, bars and coffee bars. One can hire cars and mopeds and motorboats in the village and book tennis courts and scuba diving or water ski lessons. The municipality of Pylaros, in which Agia Efimia is located, offers numerous enchanting walks both in the valley and the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views and wonderful varieties of flora and fauna.
Local villages, such as Dendrinata and Drakapoulata, offer an insight into unspoilt Greek rural life and numerous buildings and sites of historical interest. We recommend a trip to Mount Enos, Kefalonias highest mountain, to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Kefalonia and other Ionian Islands. Stop for some local wine-tasting at the village of Frangata.
Follow the dramatic cliff and mountain road to Myrtos Beach, then wind down in the atmospheric little harbour of Assos. Take a boat trip from Sami across to nearby Ithaca or take the twice-daily boat trip from Fiscardo to explore Lefkas.
Explore the fishing port of Fiskardo for its smart yachts and charming narrow streets of Venetian-style houses. Native to Kefalonia are some of the best beaches in Greece. Hire a small boat and spend the day visiting tiny isolated beaches and coves all along the pretty coastline. Drive along the main coastal road to Sami and stumble across small scattered beaches amongst the rocks.
Much of the busy nightlife in Kefalonia is concentrated in the main town of Argostoli. The central square is lined with many restaurants, cafes and bars.
In Kefalonia you will find an abundance of spectacular scenery, traditional tavernas, stunning white beaches and warm, friendly Greek hospitality.