Main House (3 bedrooms):
Twin bedroom with en suite shower room and small terrace overlooking the pool
Double bedroom with en suite bedroom
Twin children’s bedroom with en suite bathroom and small kitchenette (also has a separate entrance)
Open plan kitchen, sitting and dining room with balcony at the front of the villa
Cottage (1 bedroom):
Open plan master double bedroom with sitting room, small kitchen area and en suite shower room
Swimming pool with beach end (the pool has curved edges but is approx 11 x 7.5m)
Outdoor dining areas
Mosquito screens on all bedroom windows
Washing machine and dryer
wifi access by dongle (supplied on arrival)
Daily maid service
Cook for breakfast and one other meal a day is available (payable locally)
Baby sitting on request (please check references)
This house is in a great location on the east coast, half way down the island
Loutsa beach is a 3 minute walk away, a small bay with a little ‘cantina’ (snack bar)
Ithaca Mare taverna is within walking distance, with good seafood and waterside seating
Kioni is 10 minutes by boat, and has some of the best tavernas on the island
Vathy is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive
Ferries leave from Vathy for mainland Greece, Kefalonia, Corfu and Italy while excursion boats offer round island trips
1. Fly to the island of Kefalonia which is very close to Ithaca. From the airport take a taxi to the port of Sami (40 – 45 minutes drive). There are public ferries to Pisaeto in Ithaca twice a day or a sea taxi which will take you to Vathy in 30 minutes
You can connect to Kefalonia airport via Athens
2. Fly to Preveza on mainland Greece. From the airport take a taxi to Astakos (1 hr drive). There is a public ferry to Vathy which goes once a day
We can help with all transfers from airport to Ithaca (payable locally)
A hire car is recommended
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.
Rent a boat for yourself and visit some of the most beautiful Robinson-Crusoe-esque beaches we’ve ever come across. We are loathe to tell too many people about these beaches as it’s so rare to find properly deserted beaches in Europe!
The villages have brightly coloured doors and rough walls, lost under countless layers of white wash. Lovely tavernas and cool bars are interspersed between the traditional buildings. At the height of the summer children are up until the wee small hours while their parents enjoy a final drink before bed.
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.
Vathy the capital of Ithaca, is only a short drive or stroll away. Vathy has some good shopping, gift shops and fresh fruit and vegetable as well as a post office, banks, cash machine, bakeries and small supermarkets. There are also lots of different tavernas to enjoy and many waterfront cafes.
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!
Ithaca is an island for lovers of the sea – and what better spot to explore Ithaca than from this lovely house.
The pool is really big and really beautiful – rare to find such a big pool in a house this size.
The pool has been sympathetically built with curved edges which skirt the various olive trees in the garden.
There is masses of shade to sit in – or look at the sea from. The house is so close to the sea you can smell it! Wander to the edge of the Ionian for a swim early morning – or indeed late at night.
Retire to bed and sleep in one of the comfortable bedrooms. Floors are wooden and cool. The furniture is colourful and fun – and everything has been very carefully chosen to create an oasis of calm.
The main house has three bedrooms and the little cottage is self-contained with a small kitchen and a double room. Perfect for grandparents or teenagers who want to keep themselves to themselves.
Well kitted-out, the kitchen leads into the eating area (off the main terrace) and on to the sitting room – all open plan and very conducive to holiday living.
The views down to the water from the main terrace are just glorious.