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Luxury Stone Villa with private pool in Skala - Villa Apollo

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights



Villa Apollo

Situated in the pretty village of Skala, just a few minutes from the famous village of Katelios and a very short distance from Kaminia Beach, we find these three 140 m2 stone villas on a shared plot of land measuring 7400m2. The houses enjoy central heating, air conditioning and a private pool with pergola-covered patios. There is also parking area for two cars per villa. The ground floor comprises of an open plan kitchen/ dining/ living room, a double guest bedroom and a bathroom. The first floor comprises of 2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom opens onto two separate balconies that face in different directions. The villa enjoys excellent views of the blue Ionian Sea.

About the property

Châteaux d'Ionienne complex

Villa Apollo, Poseidon and Hermes are located in a beautiful location in Skala Village just 500 meters from Kaminia beach, the famous sandy beach of the Caretta Caretta Turtle. The complex is just 40 min from the island’s International Airport (direct flights from UK/EU) and 35 min from island`s main port Sami (ferries from Italy via Patra - mainland Greece). A few minutes away there are restaurants, bars, food shops, super market, bakery, pharmacy, local gift shops, car/bike rentals. Walking and cycling along the coast is a superb experience. Tennis is available in nearby hotels, while mountain biking, horse riding, sea kayak and trekking within 30 minutes drive. The villa measures 140 m2 on a plot of 7400 m2. The villa has a private pool and a children's play area.

Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Greek
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Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2018

About Philip

I grew up in Skala and lived there with my family until it was time for me to London for my studies, back in 2007. I now live and work in London while assisting my parents with the villas as much as I can.

My job is to help with the bookings because unfortunately they don't speak English. What they lack in English fluency though, they more than make up in their enthusiasm and love for the properties and their visitors.

Philip purchased this villa in 2007

Why Philip chose Elios Proni

My father built these villas and has poured all his love and effort in them. My mother and he are the ones looking after the complex all year round, taking care of the visitors and ensuring they have an unforgettable stay.

Enjoy the magnificent views of the Ionian see from the comfort of your private pool. Walk to the great sandy beach of Kaminia and maybe catch a glimpse of the Caretta Caretta turtle laying its eggs! Or simply relax in the garden, lay down in the hammock and enjoy a glass of our complimentary wine, from grapes grown in the very property you are staying at.

Far enough from the noise of the nearby town in an idyllic location, while still being close enough to the beach, these villas are perfect both for a family holiday and a romantic getaway.

What makes this villa unique

Amazing views of the sea

Walking distance to the beach

Private pool

Secluded, quiet location

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Elios Proni in Cephalonia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
    Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Linen and towel change included. Cots are available upon request.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Maid service available 3 times a week.


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(13 traveller reviews)

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Villa Apollo
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful villa on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

The villa is absolutely beautiful. It's so peaceful with the most amazing views. We didn't hire a car but taxis are readily available and reasonably priced. The villa was so lovely so we didn't leave the poolside for long. However we did do a day trip to Sami which was lovely and I would highly recommend a visit. A taxi was 50 euros each way. It takes around an hour to get there but the views are spectacular.

Thank you to the lovely hosts for a perfect holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Such a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely time at villa apollo the villa was so well equipped , perfect for families , clean ,easy to find, safe and secure pool was gorgeous with amazing views it was very well maintained and looked after .The owners were so kind and friendly and made us feel so welcome. Philip was excellent and prompt at communicating when we needed to ask questions .We would definitely go back and recommend it to others we had a super time there. Skala was very relaxed place to be with gorgeous beach that didn't feel too busy.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location for pure relaxation in some of the most beautiful scenery ever been to.

  • 5 of 5

Villa Apollo has everything and more anyone could ask for in a self-catering holiday. The owners could not have been more helpful and friendly. Skala town was perfect for driving in for drinks and dinner and the local supermarket and butchers were really well stocked. The closest beach is a 2-min drive down the hill or a 10 min walk if you have the energy and don't mind the heat. The covered terrace, pool and barbecue area in the villa are wonderful and on most days it was enough just to relax in the shade, dip in the pool and enjoy the incredible views of the little valley below the apartment and the sea beyond. The apartment also offers complete privacy and seclusion. Would advise hiring a car from the airport because there is so much to see all over Kefalonia. We really can't rate our holiday highly enough and also the owners Anti, Spiros and their son Philip. We hope to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful villa, would definitely go back!

  • 5 of 5

We (my partner and I, our parents in their 70s and our three year old daughter) had a wonderful, restful week in Villa Hermes. It is located above Mounda beach a few miles from Skala with gorgeous views out over the sea from the hill side garden and grounds.

The villa itself is extremely well equipped, large bathrooms and bedrooms, spacious living area, great TV and DVD, good quality wifi, a lovely, clean and well maintained swimming pool and beautiful gardens with a children's swing and see saw. The bedrooms are spacious and have great air con. The kitchen has everything that you might need.

In terms of location, we would suggest that you do need a car unless you are up for long walks in the heat. Pefkanis car rentals were great value and offered a brilliant service at the airport (it is about 50 mins to drive to Villa Hermes from there). You can walk to Skala in about 15 mins but the road is a busy one with no pavement so not advisable at night. Skala is very well served for bars and restaurants and we ate out there most nights. There are some great cocktail bars with happy hours and almost every restaurant we ate in was good value and served fresh fish, Greek dishes and vegetarian dishes.

Antigone and Spiro, the owners, were charm personified. They were very hospitable and kind but didn't bother us in any way. Their house is slightly up the hill from the villas but they were discrete and didn't come to our villa other than to refresh bedding and towels. On our last night, we bumped into Spiro in a bar in Skala and he very kindly bought us all a drink!

Overall, this is a perfect place to go if you are after a quiet relaxing holiday lazing around and swimming and sunbathing. A car is a good idea if you want to be more active but you can walk down to Mounda in ten mins where there is a nice beach with sun beds and a great hotel pool and bar open to all (walking back up the steep hill is more of an effort though!). Katelios is lovely too and about ten mins drive. Overall, we would throughly recommend Villa Hermes and especially the charming owners, Spiro and Antigone. Diolch yn fawr lawn!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic & Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Villa Apollo was immaculate. Everything you could wish for. Our hosts Spiro and Anti are the loveliest people, anything we asked or needed was no bother.

The villa is very spacious and perfect for a family holiday. Skala is 10 minutes or less away in the car where there are amazing restaurants and shops.

Views from the villa are stunning. Each bedroom has ample storage space and their own balcony.

Cleanliness and comfort are excellent. There are even swings and a slide for children in the flower garden.

Kitchen has a large fridge and there is a washing machine which was very much used.

A perfect chilled and beautiful holiday. We will return!!! Xx

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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We were very impressed with the villa and its location

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with Kefalonia, a very green and pretty island. The resort of Skala had everything that we needed to have a good holiday including sandy beaches, boat trips, restaurants and easy access to supermarkets. The villa is located on the hillside with stunning views of the sea and of Zante. The villa was v comfortable, safe and private. The owners, Anti and Spiros were very friendly and v helpful. The weather was perfect. We would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Nearest Ferry
14 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Car: recommended

Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea. You can get there either by plane or car. There are direct flights from UK and other EU countries. Châteaux d'Ionienne complex is 30 min drive from island`s International Airport. In case you use a car, you take the ferry from Italy to Patra (mainland Greece). Then you take the ferry to Sami (island`s main port), about 3 hours trip. Châteaux d'Ionienne complex is 35 min drive from Sami port. Another option is to take the ferry from Killini (1 hour drive from Patra) to Poros port, which is just 10 min drive to Châteaux d'Ionienne. At Châteaux d'Ionienne one can combine moments of tranquillity in the privacy of its seafront location, along with vivid night life at the close villages of Skala & Poros.

Local activities swimming, tennis, walking, sailing, cycling, fishing, wind-surfing, water skiing.