With exquisite Unobstructed Sea View - to Ithaca and Sami - just 10m from sea
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I am an ordinary working woman, who lives a simple life, accepts the gifts of life even if they aren't pretty, takes what is given and gives what is taken, loves and cares deeply, speaks kindly, becomes useful when and where is possible, tries to grow through life and not go through it, leaving the rest to God.
Nasia purchased this Apartment in 2011
Why Nasia chose Karavomylos
I bought my property in 2011 because I believe its one of the most beautiful areas of Kefalonia I feel it is the designated place for someone who would like to find serenity, relaxation and enjoyment.
What makes this Apartment unique
The Holiday Complex apartments, are unique as to their location. It is right on the waterfront, has a fabulous sea view across to Ithaca Island and the mountain emerging with the sea water on the other side. It provides the ability to swimm from early morning until late at night since the crystal clear water beach is just steps away from the door. Not to mention the enjoyment of a candle light dinner on the balconies with the whispering of the sea water right underneath. At the same time is close to all the essential commodities, (within a distance of 500m).
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Lovely apartment in idyllic setting
This is a lovely, spacious apartment on the very edge of a complex and so nearest to a small beach. It is maintained to a high standard with a homely feel. The apartment itself, as well as the cutlery, crockery, utensils, furniture, linens and towels are very clean. Cleaners came in twice during our stay. The aircon is good (and quiet!), and there are electric shutters, so we slept well. The only slight criticism is that the upstairs shower cubicle is very small. A surprise welcome pack (including coffee, eggs, juice, water, toilet roll and a bottle of wine) was awaiting us, which was a lovely touch. It is about a 20-30 minute walk into Sami (depending on how far along the ‘strip’ you go) and it is a good-looking place with plenty of restaurants. If you don’t fancy the walk back after dinner, there is a taxi rank in town and a Spar nearby if you want to combine the ride home with a heavy shop (there is a small supermarket and bakery very near the apartment). The village of Agia Efemia is a 10 minute car/cab ride away and there are plenty of restaurants there too. Whilst hiring a car is a must if you want to explore the island, it isn’t essential for your stay here. We followed many of the recommendations in the visitors’ book in the apartment, which is worth a read (thank you everyone!). The pool in the complex is a good size, but the area around it quite small, and the sun doesn’t touch the water until the afternoon (in September anyway). However, this wasn’t a problem for us as very few people used it, plus we fell in love with Antisamos Beach (10 minute car ride) so even the diehard pool fans amongst us didn’t spend much time there. All the comms with Nasia (owner) and Vicky (Manager) were excellent. We took cabs to/from the airport (€50 each way), and our hire car was delivered to, and collected from, the apartment (€20 per day). Every review on HomeAway, and in the visitors’ book in the apartment, rates this property very highly, and I have no hesitation in doing the same.
Great location by the beach
Fully equiped spotlessly clean property, comfortably accommodated 6 adults.Quiet location, 20 minutes walk along the shore into Sami where you will find a good selection of eateries. Lovely views across the sea to Ithaka - well worth a visit on the glass bottomed boat. Good base for exploring the island by car. The booking process was easy with excellent and helpful communication.
We loved this apartment and with 3 Children there was more than enough space for them to have downstairs and their Dad and I to share upstairs.
The welcome pack was more than we expected including - eggs, water, jam, butter, coffee, washing up liquid, toilette paper, shower gel, wine etc and the list goes on. Never before have we experienced this.
The pool was smaller than we expected but that didn't really bother us as we were so close we made the most of what became our private spot on the beach each day we were there. The simple act of being able to make a cuppa and walk over the road to the sea was lovely.
On an evening when the kids had gone to bed we would sit on the balcony and hear nothing but the sea, Bliss.
The town was perfect for what we wanted with a great bakery with the largest doughnuts we had ever seen.
On an evening we enjoyed the 30 min stroll into Sami to sample the different taverna's and admire the yachts.
One thing we would say is stay away from the Taverna at the end of the road. The view is amazing but the food and prices do not match any of the ones in Sami. We would recommend - Faro and Mermaid as a starting point.
We would also recommend the boat trip with Sami Star to Ithaca which everyone of us enjoyed.
All in all the most perfect Greek holiday that had everything you could wish for and we will most definitely be back in the future.
Thank you Nasia for everything you have done to help make the booking process so easy and thank you for the wonderful apartment.
BR The Bateson's
Thank you Lisa for your very kind words about your stay in Kallisti, and your high rating! It's been a pleasure having you and your family and I will be happy to have you again as my guests, should you decide to visit Kefalonia again!
Stunning Duplex with great views.
Great location with stunning views across the sea to the island of Ithaca. Well equipped duplex ideal for our party of 5 adults. Washing machine, Dishwasher, 2 x kitchens. 2 x shower and bathrooms.
Great location with an enjoyable 20-30 minutes stroll into Sami along the sea front. Local bakery and a couple of shops within 5 minutes.
Great to take a swim before breakfast, or sit on the pebbled beach with your morning cup of tea! Ideal central location for exploring the rest of the Island with Antisamos a 15 minute drive, Myrtos Beach less than 1/2 hour.
Really nice property with great views and plenty of space to relax in a quiet area
Good size property with plenty of space. Lovely balcony with great views of the sea and mountains. Pool clean and tidy. Support when in the property was really good.
We loved everything. Kefalonia was beautiful, the apartment was excellent and well located
The apartment was very well equipped and spacious with a large balcony overlooking the sea. Very relaxing and a nice spot. The pool was very pleasant especially to cool off in the late afternoon. Sarah and Nick were very helpful too.
Special interest holidays:
Swimming, water sports, hiking, horse riding, scuba diving, bird watching, snorkeling, bay fishing, paddle boating and sightseeing. Football, basketball and tennis courts within five minutes walk.
Antisamos famous beach is only 7 km away from Karavomylos: a spectacular beach surrounded by impressive verdant hills, with turquoise-blue, crystal clear water ideal for snorkeling. Water sports on offer.
Along the coastline Sami - Agia Efimia (1-10 km from the house) there are numerous little white pebble coves with crystal clear water, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. One of them is Aghia Paraskevi, with beach bar and a nice restaurant /tavern/nightclub right by the sea. Myrtos the famous beach 20 min drive. The nearest tavern is 2 min walk and Sami is a 10 min walk across the seaside. Drogarati Cave with 60 meters depth (stalactites and stalagmites) 1.5 km. Aghios Gerasimos Monastery 25 km. Fiscardo seaside village 35 km. Aghia Efimia seaside village with many attractions 8 km.
A small quiet beach (shingle) with tall eucalyptus trees is right in front of the house. Nearest organized Beach is Sami at 1.5 km. A 20 min drive from Karavomylos is the famous 'Myrtos' Beach (white sand, blue-turquoise waters), voted one of the best beaches in the world. Other small beaches are only 5-10 min drive away, as well as monasteries and ancient ruins. 'Antisamos' beach, setting of the film 'Captain Correli's Mandolin', is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving and is about 15 min.
There are many direct flights from Europe (U.K, Germany,Italy, Holland etc) to Kefalonia from April to October. The rest of the year via Athens.
The airport of Kefalonia (EFL) is 37 km from the house.
Most airline companies offer car hire discounts.
The taxi service from airport to the house costs approximately 40€.
We can arrange this service for you in case you need it.
Ferries to the port of Sami from Brindisi and Bari (Italy) from June to August.
Nearest AIRPORT - 37 Kilometres
Nearest FERRY - within walking distance Sami: 1.5 Kilometres
Nearest BEACH - just infront of the house
Nearest BARPUB - within walking distance: 1 Kilometre
Nearest RESTAURANT - within walking distance: 30 metres
Nearest GROCCERY STORE - within walking distance: 50 metres
Nearest VILLAGE - within walking distance Sami: 1.5 Kilometres
The Ionian Islands are an archipelago on the west coast of Greece. The home land of Odysseus is a place that its hard not to fall in love with and a journey you will never forget . The beauty of the nature will fascinate you and the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea, will embrace you.
The Ionian Islands are also called the Eptanese(seven islands). The seven Islands are Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zante and Kythira. Smaller islands are spread all around.
Kefalonia is the largest and most beautiful island of the Ionian. It has a distinct tradition, cuisine and architecture. It has many hidden secrets. Vast olive groves, mount escapes, iridescent waters, picturesque alleyways and traditional arcades. It surprises you with the scenic vineyards, the roman ruins, the stunning caves, the Byzantine churches, the Homeric sites and the Venetian fortresses. Kefalonia has a variety of good tavernas and restaurants with really great cuisine. You can also discover walking trails with small rivers in the mountains, bird watching areas, vineyards with excellent wines. But most importantly Kefalonia will give you a taste of what greek philoxenia (hospitality) is after all.
The Capital of Kefalonia is Argostoli at 27 km. Nearest town Sami is 1.5 km away (archaeological sites, taverns, cafes, bars), Drogarati cave with stalactites and stalagmites is 1.5 km away and Melissani cave lake is only 500 meters away from the house. Sami is a bustling port, with regular ferries leaving to the Greek mainland and Ithaka.
Karavomylos has traditional colourful taverns. There is also a mini market and a bakery right next to the houses.
In Sami there are a lot of souvenir, butcher, post office, pharmacy, bank, health center, restaurants and bars. If you like to rent car we can arrange it for you.