Bathroom en suite to both rooms (shared between the two)
Ground floor and across the courtyard in guest area:
Single bedroom (with truckle under bed)
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom (can be converted into a twin)
Double height sitting room with French doors onto terrace which overlooks the pool
Fully equipped kitchen
Balcony with dining table to seat 12
Infinity pool (10 x 5m) with wide steps (can be heated, payable locally)
Sound system by pool with iPod docking station
Parasols by pool
Shaded pergola by pool with large table (3m 60cm in length)
Air con in bedrooms only
Table tennis table
WiFi in main living room
Satellite TV (not Sky sports)
Small selection of DVDs
Surround sound music system in sitting room and by pool
RIB included – 7.5m, 225cc engine, which can be driven by a member of staff – fuel must be paid for locally
2 man kayak
2 man sailing boat
Daily Maid service
Change of linen twice a week
Groceries delivered to the villa (payable locally)
Managing couple who make breakfast plus a light lunch and offer a concierge service
Chef/cook for evening meals on request and paid locally
Managing couple are also available to take clients out for water sports and to the village for dinner
The house is in the north east of the island, across from Lefkada and Meganissi
Kioni is a 10 minute walk or 5 minutes by boat (by car around 7 minutes due to winding road)
Vathy is 45 minutes by car, or 25 minutes by boat
Fly to Kefalonia or Preveza on mainland Greece & take the sea taxi both.
The drive from both airports is 45 minutes and the sea taxi is also 45 minutes
We can organise all transfers from the airport to the house (payable locally)
On arrival the sea taxi will drop you in Kioni where the RIB from the house will pick you up. Luggage will be transferred by taxi
A hire car can be organized from Kioni but not totally necessary as the RIB is kept below the house and there is a good taxi service on the island
Ithaca is the second smallest and the most under-developed of all the Ionian islands. There is magic at every turn – one of Greece’s most beautiful islands without a doubt. It is a popular island with the local yachting fraternity and the beautiful flotillas can be seen out on the open seas.
The villages have brightly coloured doors and rough walls, lost under countless layers of white wash.
Kioni is one of the nicest villages on the island with three beaches. It has 5 tavernas and 2 bars. There are some lovely little shops for present buying, lots of different jewellery shops, a great grocery store for provisions (and some lovely fresh produce) as well as a good bakery.
During the cooler months it is lovely to enjoy one of the countless walks on the island, venture coast to coast and try any one of the lovely tavernas on the island. There are some sites and museums dedicated to Homer who’s Odysseus is said to have left his Penelope on Ithaca during his epic journey.
There is a tiny weeeeny ’canteen’ on the beach directly below the house (1 minute walk) where you can get delicious sardines, calamari and Greek salad. An ice cold Mythos beer is a must. This little taverna is also open one night a week for slow cooked pork.
Frikes is the next nearest village where there is a very good fish taverna and many more bars and shops.
Visit one of the surrounding islands – the deserted island of Atokos is opposite Kioni bay and is a wonderful place for snorkelling. It has Robinson Crusoe beaches and there are no residents so enjoy the turquoise waters in the peace and quiet!
This is a fabulous house for anyone wanting a great holiday by the sea in Greece – we have visited the house three times. The location and setting of this new house are totally magical. The position above a small beach with a wonderful lunchtime taverna is beyond compare.
The villa is very private with spectacular views across the bay to the picture-postcard village of Kioni which is two minutes in the RIB. It is a joyful one minute’s walk down to a small beach below the house.
Spend your days by the pool, at the beach taverna supping on an ice cold Mythos beer or out on the RIB. For those who love waterskiing this boat is a major plus – early morning skiing is a great way to start the day.
The owner is an interior designer and it really shows. She has created a wonderful sense of calm throughout the house with cool white walls in every room. This calm is punctuated with splashes of colour in the paintings and accessories. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a local lady who can come and help with suppers if you want.
The pool area is big and generous. A huge table under the shaded pergola allows for a stunning setting at night with views of twinkly lights across the bay.
The bedrooms have all been designed with fresh colours, modern furniture & lovely bathrooms (there are Korres products for you on arrival – including shampoo and conditioner!). The sitting room is light and spacious with extraordinary views across the bay.
The owners are very sporty and have generously provided waterskis and wake boards for their guests to use during the morning when the sea is at its calmest.
We really can’t fault this house, with the Greek sun blazing and the delicious Greek salad beckoning there are few better places to spend your summer holiday.