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Bedrooms 2
Separate WCs1
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms ,2 bathrooms sleeps up to 6 persons

Villa Zoi is new (COMPLETED JUNE 2011)set in a key unspoilt location of Kefalonia and comes highly recomended It is very tastefully furnished throughout; designed to the highest aesthetic standards, with unique style and quality, has fantastic panoramic views of the mountains.Villa also has a brand new large private swimming pool 9,40 m long x 4,20 m wide.. For safety reasons the swimming pool is gated and it is located in a different level from the villa.There are also 6 sunbeds in the pool area and a large umbrella.

It covers an area of 92 m2 set over 2 floors. The ground floor comprises of an open-plan kitchen / living / dining area with patio doors leading to a veranda. There is also a WC on this floor. The first floor accommodates 2 large bedrooms with one double bed and 2 twins beds with fitted wardrobes leading to a large balcony and a family bathroom.Designed to accommodate up to 6 people.The luxury kitchen is fully fitted with hob,oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine,and coffee maker.The villa has a private gated entrance with space for parking and stone boundary. The position of the villa makes it an ideal destination for those who want to combine their vacation by the sea and the country side

Further details for this holiday villa rental in Grizata,Sami , Greece

The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia is unspoilt, with a varied, beautiful landscape. The island is very friendly, particularly in Grizata! The beaches are extremely good, the sea usually impossibly blue, particularly on the west coast of the island, and the hospitality in the wealth of tavernas, bars and restaurants is warm & genuine.

Villa Zoi is located right at the edge of the pretty village of Grizata in the exclusive Sami region in the west of Kefalonia. The beautiful views from the front of the villa are of olive groves & cypress trees . Crizata is a small Greek village 3km away from Sami port where you can find good restaurants, harbour side bars & tavernas, internet cafe, shopping (fresh fish, fruit markets) .

Sightseeing :

Antisamos famous beach is only 7km away from the Villa: a spectacular beach surrounded by impressive verdant hills, with turquoise-blue, crystal clear water ideal for snorkelling. Water sports on offer.

Along the coastline Sami - Agia Efimia (3-12 km from the Villa) there are numerous little white pebble coves with crystal clear water, ideal for snorkelling.One of them is Santa Paraskevi , with beach bar and a nice restaurant

/taverna by the sea.

A 20 min drive from the villa is the renowned 'Myrtos' Beach (white sand and pebbles, blue-turquoise waters), voted one of the best beaches in the world.It is also one of the most photographed beaches in the world.

Karavomylos lake, 6km from the Villa is another fantastic place with a friendly tavern looking across the sea to Ithaca.

Drogarati Caves, situated about 2,5km from the villa are stalagmatic caves thought to be 150 million years old. The acoustics inside are so good it hosts concerts, where there is room for an audience of 500 people.

Melissani Lake 7 km from the Villa: again situated just outside Sami, is an underground cave with a lake where you can be punted around in a rowing boat. When the sun is overhead around midday it hits the turquoise-blue waters, creating a magical illusion and suddenly filling the cave with blue light.A boat trip on its bluish green water is a wonderful experience

The Ancient Acropolis of Sami and the monastery of Fanendes 6 km from the Villa: with stunning views to ithaka and a lot of pathways ideal for walking and exploring .

Furthermore, you can rent a motorboat in Sami and in Santa Efimia and visit secluded idyllic bays accessible only by boat. A truly unique experience! The Bavarian Horse Riding Stables, approx. 12 km from Villa Zoi: a completely different way of exploring Kefalonia, by following old donkey trails with wonderful views through olive groves and fruit orchards.

Assos is a tiny village built on a small peninsula, dominated by the ruins of a 16th century Venetian castle. It is situated on the North-West coast, not too far from Myrtos beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Fiskardo is a picturesque fishing village situated right at the far North of the island and is one of the few villages not to be destroyed in the earthquake of 1953 (ferries/boat trips to Ithaca/Lefkada sail from here

St Gerassimos Monastery is at the heart of the island and the interior of the church is decorated with breathtaking murals. Saint Gerasimos is the patron Saint of the island and his remains are kept in a small chapel in a silver and glass sarcophagus. The ferry to Zakynthos sails from Pessada, a port situated 3Okm from the Villa. Ferries from Argostoli sail to Lixouri for exploring the island’s western peninsula.

Our villa is licenced from the Greek Organisation of Tourism

(0458Κ91000346101 )

Other Activities: hiking, snorkeling, swimming, trips to ithaka,lefkas, wine tasting nearby.

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16 August, 2018


I am a civil engineer,i work for the municipality of kefalonia.I am married with Niki which is a teacher.

We both grew up and went school in Argostoli,we have 3 children .

DIMITRIS ROUCHOTAS purchased this villa in 2011


My grandmother Chrisanthi and my Mother were born in the village of Grizata.We have a small house in the village,I use when i was young to spent many summers in this place,so i always wanted to built a new house here.

What makes this villa unique

What i love in this villa is the spectacular views to the valley and to the swimming pool , also that villa is new,has all the comforts every body needs,plus the gorgeous swimming private pool.Our villa is located in the central of the island ,so it is an ideal base to explore the island and to visit many nice places of interests like Drogarati Cave, situated about 2,5km from our villa,Melissani famous underground Lake only 7 km away from our Villa,Myrtos famous beach about 20 mins drive from our villa,Antisamos gorgeous beach only 7 km away from our villa,Assos village ,Fiscardo village etc.

Also the area our villa is located is still unspoiled, it is surrounded from so much green,there is quiet,and of course the sound of the water of the small stream that flows only 200 m away(during winter and early spring time)

Not to forget that swimming in our new private swimming pool is fantastic and very relaxing.


Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time in kefalonia.Greek people are very nice and welcoming.

We enjoyed the food,especially the sweets,cakes....We wish Dimitris and his family goog luck.
Aug 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sami in Kefalonia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Termination up to 28 days before rental period 25 % of rental price Termination less tha 28 days before rental period 50% of rental price
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower , There is also α washbasin and a washine machine
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , There is also α washbasin
  • Large family bathroom situated on the 1st floor and a small WC, with a toilet and a washbasin with a mirror situated on the ground floor. There are also two outdoor showers,one next to the pool and the other just on the side of our villa
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The villa can accommodate up to 6 persons with the use of 2 sofa beds in the living room. The sofa beds open and become large comfortable beds with dimensions 1,00m wide x 1,95 m length. We can also provide a baby cot.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We offer a maid service every 3 days to clean and change linen and towels. In the living room there is a flat-screen satellite TV 42 inches and a DVD player .


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.8846154 based on 34 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Villa was everything we hoped for. Lovely quiet spot but only a few minutes by car to Sami. Great views and a fantastic pool.

The Villa has been finished to a very good standard and all the facilities are there.

Sami has some very good restaurants and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. In fact everywhere we went the Greek people were extremely welcoming and could not do enough to help us.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paul, Thanks you so much for your comments, i am happy that our villa met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay at our villa. We have tried hard to built the villa to a very high standard and to include many facilities. As you saw our villa is built in a quiet spot only a few minutes drive by car to Sami small town where you can find very good restaurants, supermarkets,bakeries,bars etc. You are very welcome to visit us again
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Perfectly located on this beautiful island

  • 4 of 5

The Villas are located a 5 minute drive from Sami in the quiet village of Kapodata. Dimitris met us on arrival and was most helpful throughout the booking process and during our stay.

Villa Zoi is one of two villas next to each other so would make a great choice if you were two families travelling together.

Our Villa had all the facilities we needed. The washing machine is a great addition as we stayed for two weeks and went home with clean clothes!

Nearby Sami has everything you need and is a very pretty place. It is also the perfect location to visit the many many beautiful sights on this amazing island.

The Villa has beautiful mountainside views and the pool is well maintained.

Thank you Dimitris for your hospitality and for all your help and kindness. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Villa

  • 5 of 5

Modern well equipped Villa. Located just a few kilometres outside Sami, the villa had everything we needed for a wonderful holiday.

We were met by Dimitris, who was very easy to deal with.

The Villa is well equipped but the best features are outside with a wonderful patio area with steps leding to pool and garden area..

I would recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your nice comments. As you saw our villa is located at the edge of Grizata village in a quite place that offers independence,freedom,quietness,away from crowds.You were delightful guests and i look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future.
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A great Friendly Host beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday at this villa every bit as good as it looks in the picture, tucked away in a peaceful tranquil environment.

Dimitris tried his hardest to make our holiday wonderful the villa is serviced regularly by very hard working staff.

Will definitely stay again if Dimitris will have us :-)

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you for your nice comments. Our staff who maintain the villa do their best to ensure that all guests are as happy and comfortable as they can be. It is a pleasure to hear that you really enjoyed your staying. We will be looking forward to host you again in future.
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Excellent private villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and cannot fault one aspect. Dimitris met us, showed us around the villa and gave some recommendations of places to go and things to see in Kefalonia.

The villa has everything we needed for our stay and we have already decided to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind and warm words. I'm very glad you had such a lovely time in our villa. Thank you also for deciding to return the same period next year. As you saw with your eyes end of September and (i inform that also April and October) are also nice periods for someone to visit kefalonia and stay in our villa as the weather is still nice ,the sea is warm ,prices are much lower than Summer and there are no many people as in the period of high season. Not to forget that Kefalonia is quite a big island , the area that our villa is located is quite and even in high season there are lots of quite places (beaches,taverns,cafe etc) Best wishes Dimitris
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Our stay at villa zoi

  • 5 of 5

The most amazing place to say, so beautiful, and quite. Arrive for a 10 day break with my husband and friend, Dimitris was there on our arrival and took us into Sami so we could do some shopping (very nice of him).

The villa has everything you need and is very well kept, clean sheets and towels changed every 3 days. Weather was fantastic, sun shone every day, lovely swimming pool, very clean.

The views from the villa are lovely, with nobody overlooking you.

A car is essential to travel around the island, although we spent most of our holiday at the villa not wanting to really go out, as all we required was right there.

We would highly recommend a stay at villa zoi, for a relaxed and peaceful holiday

Dimitris and his family are lovely, and very helpful, we wish them all the best and would like to thank them for the privilege of letting us stay at villa zoi and wish them well

We will return in the near furture 😎🌞🍧🍸👙🕶🍷🤗✈️

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positives comments.I am really pleased when i hear good words from our visitors.We always do our best to make our visitors happy when they stay in our villa.You were great guests .You are more than wellcome to visit us again.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Argostoli (Minies)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Location: Kefallonia (Cephalonia) in Ionian Islands

Brand new Villa Zoi(completed June 2011) is located in the peaceful and graphic village, of Grizata in Kefalonia close to the town of Sami, with views of surrounding mountain and country side.

A 20 min drive from the villa is the renowned 'Myrtos' Beach (white sand and pebbles, blue-turquoise waters), voted one of the best beaches in the world.Small beaches are only 15 min drive away as well as monasteries and ancient ruins. 'Antisamos' beach, setting of the film 'Captain Correli's Mandolin' (as Myrtos' Beach), ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving is only 15 min drive away'.Sami' Port is 3klm away (archaeological sites, tavernas, cafes, bars), Drogarati cave and Melissani cave lake with stalactites and stalagmites are also very close to Villa Zoi.

Flights to Kefalonia

Kefalonia’s airport is services by Athens International Airport which is a 45 minute flight from Kefalonia. The airport is just a few minutes from the capital Argostoli, and villa Chrisanthi is 33km away from the airport.

Cheap flights available from Ryanair from Italy (PIZA,BERGAMMO) to kefalonia airport.

Cheap flights available from Easyjet from U.K (LONDON GATWICK) to kefalonia airport. and also

from Italy (MILANO) to kefalonia airport.

Also Airberlin flies to kefalonia(see the following site for details)

There are also daily ferries from kefalonia(4,5 times a day) to mainland,and to other islands(Lefkas,Zante,Ithaka)

Villa is located 3 km away from Sami village-port and about 30 km away from Poros port

There are also ferries from Italy to Kefalonia

Car hire available from vacationcar


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

10% special discount for early booking
We accept credit cards,payments through bank transfer,paypal
Prices are for up to 6 people.
Included in the rate:Cleaning,change linen,towels every 3 days electricity,pool,air condition e.t.c
We request a 25% deposit on booking and the full amount 28 days before the arrival day
Please ask for availability We also own another stunning villa PROPERTY ID 884442

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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