2 double bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
3 twin bedrooms with en suite bathrooms
All the twin rooms can be made into doubles
Three of the bedrooms have their own terrace, one has a very private roof terrace
Large modern kitchen
Large double-height sitting room
Shaded terrace with table
Upper shaded terrace with linen shade and comfortable chill-out seating
Please note, due to many drops at the house it is not suitable for small children
Swimming pool (11 x 5m)
Huge shaded terrace by pool
Air conditioning in all bedrooms
2 upstairs bedrooms also have fans
Fly screens on all bedroom doors/windows
Outside ceiling fan above table on terrace
Maid service midweek
Cook available on request – payable locally
The house is above the gorgeous seaside village of Sivota which is a natural harbour with a small shingle beach
There are many beaches within easy reach
Lefkas town is 32 km
Fly to Preveza from Gatwick and some provincial airports.
Preveza is on the Greek mainland, approximately 55km from the villa, about an hour’s drive.
Lefkada is accessed by a bridge which attaches the island to the mainland.
A hire car is essential.
The west coast of Lefkada boasts long, sandy beaches and the vibe on the island is generally very laid back, all about the outdoors and having fun. There is so much to see and so much to do.
Sivota is well suited for boating. It has a wonderful small marina, great shops and a good choice of tavernas.
Hire a boat nearby and chug out to the delightful island of Meganissi, here eat in one of the fabulous fish tavernas, spend the day diving in the turquoise water before heading home to enjoy a drink on the terrace.
You can take a little path from the house down to a peaceful village – 20 minute walk taking in local farms and amazing views.
There are waterfalls, paths to hike and with a coastline of 117 kilometres this is the island to come to for variety, watersports and having fun. There’s literally everything from diving, windsurfing (for which the island is very well known), kitesurfing and sailing as well as waterskiing, canoeing and just pottering around in small boats. Agios Ioannis is very well known for windsurfing and there are many competitions here which surfers travel to from all over the globe.
There are ancient Greek Orthodox churches to visit, tiny mountain villages to explore, many coves to swim in from your boat as well as hundreds of great restaurants and bars to enjoy. You certainly won’t suffer from island fever when here, there’s far too much to do.
Local to Lefkada are Kefalonia and Ithaca, it is incredibly easy to visit both of these islands during your stay. There are ferries, sea taxis or… take your own boat!
Another nearby island is the mysterious private island of Skorpio. It belonged to the late shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis and is now owned by his granddaughter, Athina.
Onassis, his son and daughter are all buried on the island and it is thought that Athina’s staff go out to the island every day to maintain it… just incase she turns up one day.
We walked into a huge double-height sitting room that was flooded with light, a great start – Kalokairi is very beautiful. Our initial feelings were of a soft, light and sumptuous home above the bluest of blue seas. The views down across the water towards the tiny island of Ithaca are utterly breathtaking at all times of day, the view changes as the light on the water alters depending on the strength of the summer sun.
The house is very cool at the height of the summer, its thick stone walls keep the inside in and the outside out!
The bedrooms are light and airy with lovely finishing touches: a beautiful lamp, a sweet little table or a pair of bright red chairs around a bright red table outside on the terrace. Furnishings are soft blues and greens, very restful we felt. The enormous kitchen is very inviting with large American appliances. Lovely linen and pool towels as well as a generous amount of wooden beds by the pool which has a chill out area.
It is large, comfortable and stylish with beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. The English owners know what people like on their holiday and they have made sure that their guests will want for nothing.
The lovely Jackie is on hand to help with anything necessary. Be it booking tables at a local taverna or just a great beach recommendation.