2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms sleeps up to 6 persons
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About DIMITRIS ROUCHOTAS
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
Why DIMITRIS ROUCHOTAS chose Katapodata
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.
Pool / Spa
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excellent villa , very clean and comfortable
We stayed at this villa for 7 days, Dimitris was there to greet us even though we arrived late at night, Dimitris was very warm friendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble.
The villa itself was very clean and comfortable, furnished to a high standard, the pool was lovely along with the different seating areas.
The maid service visits every 3 days and Dimitris called in after a few days to check everything was okay
We had a lovely holiday and would not hesitate to recommend the villa, The area and the whole island.
We look forward to returning again very soon..
Thank you for your great review. I am glad that you spent a pleasant stay at our villa and hope to welcome you back again soon.
Relax in the countryside
We stayed here with friends and family for the last full week in September.
Great location for Sami, country walks, Agia Efimia for Motor boat hire.
Made good use of the barbecue and pool.
The house is very well appointed and equipped.
Very helpful and attentive owner, Dimitri, who also gave us local white wine....delicious! Thanks again Dimitri.
One small point....there is an identical house owned by Dimitri next door, so if you want complete isolation this is not the villa for you ( it didn't worry us)
Relaxing week-long stay
We found Sami a convenient base for exploring the island. We took day trips to Fiscardo and Argostoli, plus to lovely beaches within half an hour drive. The villa and pool were clean, the kitchen well stocked, and the bed was comfortable. We appreciated the dishwasher, which is rare in our experience of Greece. Dimitris quickly responds to any questions and kindly waited for us to check in very late after our first ferry was canceled and then the second ferry delayed. We felt very spoiled to have a spacious house and pool just for ourselves.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review .
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our facilities offered to you were to your fullest satisfaction.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon
A wonderful place to stay
We stayed from the 1st July to the 10th July , what a lovely villa it has everything you need and is set in a perfect location very quiet and peaceful and is just a short drive into Sami to the restaurants and shops.
Dimitris the owner was on hand to welcome us to the villa and gave us quick guide to the area he leaves no stone unturned to make your holiday a great experience
The real nice touch is the maid service every 3 days were the bedding and towels are changed
The only down side for us was antisamos beach if you like to be packed and stacked on a beach fine 12 euros for a salad each is well over the top although they will bring it to your sun bed we stayed for a couple of swims and then headed back to sami for a lovely lunch on the sea front which cost about 16 euros with wine and a beer for both of us
If you want a better beach experience head out of town to AGIA EFIMIA lovely coves to swim in and some great tavernas
Would we go back to Villa CHRISANTHI yes we would and will
Tony and Annette
Good central location, and a nice clean property.
Very helpful owner. Pool was Very welcome after a hot day.
Thank you David your your good words.
You are very welcome to visit us again
All the best
Lovely villa in beautiful Kefalonia
We really enjoyed our stay in Villa Chrisanthi. Dimitris gave us a warm welcome when we arrived, and the location was great - a quiet spot but close to Sami for shops/restaurants/bars. Dimitris gave us excellent recommendations for places to eat all over the island and also helpful suggestions of places of interest and beautiful beaches. The villa itself was very well equipped, with many thoughtful touches, and we felt at home there. It was also very clean and was cleaned every 3 days during our stay, with bed linen and towels also changed. The outside areas were great, plenty of space and everything we needed. It was very hot during our stay but there was always a shady spot or even go inside to cool off with the air-con! The pool was lovely also - perfect for our 2 teenagers!! It was very pretty with the pool lights in the evening. All in all, an excellent villa - we would definitely stay there again!
I'm so thrilled you enjoyed your stay, and we'd love to have you back anytime.
Brand new Villa CHRISANTHI (completed September 2011) is located in the centre of the island in the peaceful and graphic village, of Grizata in Kefalonia close to the town of Sami, with views of surrounding mountain and country side.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) .
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.
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 18 miles away from the airport.
Cheap flights available from Ryanair from Italy (PIZA,BERGAMMO) and U.K (from Stanstead airport) 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 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
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.
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.