Cottage in Makriotika, Kefalonia
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Hello, I am Panos. I was born in Athens and spent many happy summers in Makriotika, the village of my mother. I love walking, travelling, chess and dance. Marika's Cottage is my mother’s family home and our cottage. We renewed it with love and we offer it to you with love.
Panos purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Panos chose Pilarei
This property offers many services to couples or families for comfortable and beautiful holidays.
What makes this Cottage unique
Relaxing and enjoying
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Perfect little cottage with stunning views
We had a fabulous 2weeks in this beautiful cottage. It is very clean and tidy and was perfect for our requirements. There was everything there we needed for a relaxing holiday. The view is stunning and I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting a quiet holiday. (I will add a car is a definite requirement)
The owners mum Marika was lovely and her gifts throughout our stay were really nice and unexpected. Amanda and Marika were there to meet us,even though we arrived during a torrential downpour but we were quickly made to feel very welcome.
Within walking distance of the cottage there is a family run restaurant serving local specialties with a friendly warm atmosphere which we would highly recommend.
We will definitely be returning to this beautiful island next year
Special interest holidays:
Apart from the fabulous opportunities for water based sport, including scuba diving, yachting and swimming in the summer, during the off-season periods (May and October) there are a variety of outdoor activities that can be used as a basis for special interest holidays for horse trekking, walking, bird watching, painting and photography. This makes Marika's Cottage an ideal base for nature lovers and out-door activities.
A 10 minute drive from Marika's Cottage is Myrtos Beach - voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. In Aghia Efimia, 5 minutes driving from Makriotika, there are numerous small beaches and coves.
Kefalonia Island’s airport (EFL) is about 45km from the village with many daily direct flights and 4 daily flights from Athens The island's main port is Sami, 14km away. A car hire is highly recommended since there are numerous places of interest.
Kefalonia Airport is approximately one hour's drive from Makriotika. Sami port is 15 mins drive. Recommended places to visit include: Argostoli (35km), Assos (10km), Fiskardo (40km), Skala (40km) and Poros (35km).
Local villages, such as Dendrinata and Drakapoulata, offer an insight into unspoiled 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.
Agia Efimia has several supermarkets, bakeries, a post office, a pharmacy, ATM, numerous taverns, bars and coffee bars. One can hire cars and mopeds and motorboats in the village and book tennis courts and scuba diving. 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.
Follow the mountain road to Myrtos Beach, then wind down in the atmospheric little harbor of Assos. Take a boat trip from Sami across to nearby Ithaca or take the twice-daily boat trip from Fiscardo to explore Lefkas.