Thank you for enquiring about our villa. We think it is a very special place, however don't just take our word for it, please read all the reviews.
We just have a few remaining weeks available, but there are big reductions:
w/c sat 27th April now only £600 (was £800)
w/c sat 4th May now only £650 (was £850)
w/c sat 17th Aug now only £1900 (was £2250)
w/c sat 31st Aug now only £1750 (was £2000)
w/c sat 19th Oct now only £500 (was £650)
THESE ARE THE ONLY WEEKS LEFT AVAILABLE. Also the above rates are only for direct bookings. You can find our contact email in the name.
You can also book through HomeAway but you will pay considerably more than the above rates.
Do let us know if you have any questions or would like to book.
Location, location, location !
Situated on its own private headland Ionian Dream Villa has drop dead gorgeous views all the way around, overlooking the sea with Zante in the distance and the beach directly below, behind is Mount Aenos. The beach itself is a beautiful, sandy, almost private beach (never gets crowded) set between cliffs. The villa has been built with a natural stone frontage to blend in with the landscape, and offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – and 2 infinity pools : a main swimming pool, and a smaller Jacuzzi pool to just relax in and enjoy the views. Fully air conditioned the villa is luxuriously appointed with Miele fittings in the kitchen. While the lounge has a LCD TV, DVD, Playstation, Wii and FREE Wifi. The villa benefits from a large balcony and patio with built in BBQ.
At the end of the day..... please read the reviews. It sums up the villa far better than anything we can say !!
Wifi is installed and is free for our guests. We have always resisted as a family as the villa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Yet it seems that progress can't be stopped ! Our children are now demanding wifi - so we have given in. New for this year is a lovely set of outdoor furniture and also a astronomical scope - everyone talks about the amazing night skies (no light pollution) so we have a scope to enable you to spot the milky way even better.
What to See
Kefalonia is a large, unspoilt Greek island. Very pretty with lots of Greek charm and not at all crowded (even in peak season) it is a perfect place to relax in the sun.
The beach is directly below the villa. We think it is very beautiful and perfect. It never gets crowded. To get there turn left from the villa and follow the road to the beach.
Just because of the direction the beach faces the evening light is amazing – so perhaps go down one evening as well as during the day.
Please look after the beach and don’t litter. They try to keep it low key but turtles do nest on the beach in the summer. Last year there were 2 successful nests on the beach ! They tend to hatch in September so look out for those if you are at the villa during this month !
This is where you will probably eat out most. Just head back to the main road and turn right. You will reach Kateleios after 5 minutes. Drive down to the sea front and stroll along the beach front tavernas. Choosing which one takes your fancy for an evening meal is a very pleasant occupation. Many of the tavernas also offer reasonable breakfasts and lunches.
This is a very long strip of sand (about 4 miles long). It shelves very gently and is perfect for little tots. There is a small taverna on the beach. It is between Katelious and Skala. Again just follow the sign off the main road. Kaminia is the first stretch you reach, Mounda a little further on.
Beyond Kateleios, Skala is more of a resort – but still very nice too. The beaches here are good, and there are also some very nice restaurants, some perfect for that special occasion – or if you just want to indulge.
If you are staying a week you might not manage any more than the above, but there is still plenty more to see.
Take the coast road beyond Skala, it is very scenic and there are lots of beaches you can stop by. Poros itself is more of a real town rather than a resort, but still has character. As the sun starts to drop we would recommend the restaurant on the headland overlooking the beach.
With so many beaches to explore you often forget about the rest of the island. A very nice scenic drive is the trip to the port of Sami. From the villa turn left, but instead of driving straight on to Argostoli at the next fork turn right for Sami. You soon start climbing and the views are fantastic. Sami is famous for the filming of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and has a number of pleasant tavernas on the waterfront.
At some stage you might feel the urge for a shopping expedition – in which case Argostoli is the place to go. Much more cosmopolitan than the rest of the island, it has not only large supermarkets but plenty of designer shops as well. It is worth getting your bearings. As you drive into Argostoli try and keep to the waterfront, keep going until you can find a parking spot on the right hand side. You can always get parking at the ferry terminal if you haven’t found parking by then. The main shopping street runs parallel to the waterfront - just a couple of streets behind the seafront. It is pedestrianised and unlike the rest of the streets it is paved in marble ! Everyone who is anyone promenades up and down or just hangs out in the numerous coffee shops. Walk right along this street, pass the town hall and you will eventually come to a square – there is a whole host of restaurants here – just take your pick.
Well worth a visit. This little harbour is in an incredibly beautiful setting.
The most photographed beach on the island – although pebbly rather than sandy.
At the far north of the island and a favourite with the sailing set.
Directly behind the villa is Mount Aenos. It is a very dramatic mountain and dominates the area. There is a road that almost goes to the top and the views are just amazing. If any one gets to the top let us know. We have never made it ourselves – the draw of the beach and the pool is just too much !
St Georges Castle
Worth an afternoon’s exploration. This old Venetian castle, although now ruined is worth a visit (there are also some nice cafes’ on the way up).
There are 2 sets of caves near Sami, open for tourists. One you walk down, the other you go in a boat into an underground/sunken lake. They are both different and we couldn’t recommend one over the other. If you are exploring and are visiting Sami it is a nice thing to do.
Have you read the book – The Beach. It’s original premise is that a group of people have heard about the most beautiful beach imagineable, but it’s location is very much a secret, and it is difficult to get to. The group then have adventures trying to find the beach.
Well on our family holiday this year we discovered such a beach in Kefalonia – it is truly very beautiful. Very few people know of it – and yes it is difficult to get to.
Flights - Direct flights are available from the UK all year via Athens on Olympic Airways and Easy Jet. Easy Jet, Ryan Air, Thomson Fly, Thomas Cook, and other charter flights all offer direct flights within season.