Kefalonia Villa Holidays 2017 | Villa Plus

Kefalonia Villa Holidays
46 villas found

Introduction to Kefalonia
Imagine it - churches and monasteries perch precariously on cliff tops gazing down onto secluded sandy coves and timeless, untouched villages. Add the spectacular scenery, traditional tavernas, perfumed [more] pine forests, stunning white beaches and warm, friendly hospitality, and you have somewhere very special for your holiday. A earthquake in 1953 flattened most of the buildings in Kefalonia’s 365 villages apart from Fiskardo in the very north. As a result, because the whole island had to be rebuilt, Kefalonia is probably the least developed or commercialised of the Ionian Islands although it is the largest and arguably the most beautiful. Kefalonia is a peaceful place but not at all dull – perfect if you need a tranquil holiday in the sun. Lots of our villas here have fantastic views as many of the towns and villages were built on hills and mountain tops to avoid invasion in the 1820’s and then rebuilt on the same sites after the earthquake of 1953. There are attractive seaside towns and more remote villages deep in the countryside. [less] Download Kefalonia resort guide(pdf)
Best for...
  • A fantastic, mixed scenery
  • Location for Captain Correlli's Mandolin
  • A perfect place to relax
  • Every villa has a sea view!
  • A wide range of beach types
  • Gorgeous water front resorts

Your Kefalonia Guide
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Kefalonia
If you want the amenities of a lively town close at hand, you could choose a villa in Fiskardo, which is unique in that most of 18th the century candy-coloured Venetian buildings lining the horseshoe shaped harbour are still intact. The old buildings look particularly fine in the mellow light before sunset, when you are strolling along narrow streets brightened by tumbling cascades of vivid Bougainvillea. The food in the busy, family-run tavernas that line the waterfront tends to be classic Greek fare such as lamb kleftiko and stifado, and of course there is always fresh fish on the menu. If you want the sea but not the crowds, the tiny fishing village Katelios is a great choice as the 2 sand and shingle beaches, Agia Varvara and Agia Barbara are rarely busy. If you are keen on walking, cycling or horse riding, Trapezaki set amongst rugged hills, cypress trees and olive groves makes an ideal base for exploring the lush countryside on paths and trails rather than roads.
Kefalonia Villas
Our quietest villa is probably in Spartia, an old-school traditional Kefalonian village that is almost untouched by modern tourism. It has a slow pace and the natural rhythms of a small farming and fishing community. Not far away we have villas in Lassi, a purpose-built town with all the right ingredients for a top holiday resort, 2 sandy beaches complete with sun loungers and water sports, lively nightlife and a main street packed with bars and restaurants. Our clients love both places, so it all depends on you – your style and taste, and what kind of holiday you are dreaming of. All our villas in Kefalonia are different, and they are all special. The view may vary, but the quality does not. Our philosophy is simple. We want you to be happy. So, lazing by the pool or flying high on jet-skis? A hillside village inland or a man-made holiday resort on the beach? Whatever you go for, we want you to love it, and we are confident that you will.
Meet The Team
Nicole Lelean
Nicole Lelean

Nicole Lelean is the manager of the team that represents Villa Plus in Kefalonia. Nicole and her team have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the local area and provide a first class service. As well as being experienced travel reps, the team have an excellent relationship with local suppliers, helping to resolve any issues through their dedication and expertise. The overall service includes making guest pre-arrival checks at all villas to ensure that everything [more] is correct and that things are running smoothly. They are also on-call 24/7 in all destinations and resorts to answer any questions that our guests may have.
“My team and I are passionate about Kefalonia and Villa Plus. Our aim is to provide a friendly and efficient service helping clients to get the most out of their holiday. We are always available to provide help and advice.” Nicole Lelean [less]
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  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 10
  • Heated Pool
    31 x 15 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 200 yds
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £88 To: £443

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From: £879 To: £4429
Customer rating (3) :5/5
Villa Emelisse, Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
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  • Heated Pool
    26 x 13 ft
  • Wifi
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach 600 yds
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Useful
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From: £70 To: £422

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From: £559 To: £3379
Customer rating (4) :5/5
Villa Vounaki, Lourdas, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
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  • Heated Pool
    27 x 17 ft
  • Wifi
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £85 To: £397

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From: £679 To: £3179
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Villa Alkiona, Old Skala, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
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  • Heated Pool
    27 x 14 ft
  • Wifi
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach 600 yds
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Useful
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From: £86 To: £417

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From: £689 To: £3339
Customer rating (3) :4.5/5
Villa Chrissos, Lourdas, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
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  • Heated Pool
    27 x 17 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £87 To: £410

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From: £699 To: £3279
Customer rating (1) :5/5
Villa Thymari, Katelios, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
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  • Heated Pool
    33 x 20 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £95 To: £455

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From: £759 To: £3639
Customer rating (5) :5/5
Villa Orchidea, Katelios, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
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  • Heated Pool
    37 x 20 ft
  • Wifi
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 800 yds
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £97 To: £477

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From: £779 To: £3819
Customer rating (2) :5/5
Villa Athina Sun, Spartia, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
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  • Heated Pool
    46 x 20 ft
  • Wifi
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 2 ½ miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £116 To: £464

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From: £929 To: £3709
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Villa Estiasi, Old Skala, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 9
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  • Heated Pool
    30 x 15 ft
  • Wifi
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach ¾ mile
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £175 To: £371

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From: £1399 To: £2969
Customer rating (1) :5/5
Villa Panmaria, Svoronata, Kefalonia, Greece
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 7
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  • Heated Pool
    25 x 12 ft
  • Wifi
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Free Air Con
  • Car Essential
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From: £65 To: £387

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From: £389 To: £2319
Customer rating (3) :5/5
Villa Ireni Fiskardo, Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Greece
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Kefalonia Resorts

Home to the Hollywood blockbuster, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, this laid-back Greek island is perfect for those seeking stunning scenery!

Most of our villas are located in the south of the Island. If you’re looking for a holiday with the sea but not the crowds, the tiny fishing village Katelios is a great choice as the 2 sand and shingle beaches, Agia Varvara and Agia Barbara are rarely busy. If you are keen on walking, cycling or horse riding, Trapezaki set amongst rugged hills, cypress trees and olive groves makes an ideal base for exploring the lush countryside on paths and trails rather than roads. Or there’s Skala - once a small fishing village which has grown into a modern seaside town with many restaurants and tavernas lining the main street leading down to the beach.

In the North, the harbourside town of Fiskardo is beautiful - the seafront is lined with quaint shops and restaurants overlooking the yachts moored by the water’s edge. Most of 18th century candy-coloured Venetian buildings lining the horseshoe shaped harbour are still intact, which makes the perfect spot to dine by day, or night. The food in the busy, family-run tavernas tends to be classic Greek fare such as lamb kleftiko and stifado, and of course there is always fresh fish on the menu.

Fiskardo
9 Villas
Fiskardo is a picturesque and beautiful Greek harbour village on the northern tip of Kefalonia, set among rugged hills, cypress trees and olive groves, with wonderful views across the water to the neighbouring islands of Ithaka and Lefkas.
Katelios
2 Villas
Katelios is a great choice if you want a bit of peace! This tiny fishing village on the South West Coast of Kefalonia between Skala and Lourdas was not much more than an overgrown hamlet until relatively recently. Even now the 2 sand and shingle beaches, Agia Varvara and Agia Barbara are rarely crowded.
Lassi
1 Villa
With its beautiful sandy beaches and large array of shops, bars and tavernas Lassi is an ideal location for those wishing for a more lively resort. One of the first resorts developed after the airport was built in 1971, Lassi is conveniently located between the airport and the capital of Argostoli. Lassi is famed for its coast line and especially for the 2 superb soft sand beaches of Makris Gialos (Long Beach) and Platis Gialos (Wide Beach). Both beaches have sunbeds, water sports, and beach bars. The resort centre is only a stone’s throw from these 2 beautiful beaches, built either side of a kilometre stretch of road and boasts numerous bars, restaurants, super-markets, souvenir shops and 3 ATM’s. From Lassi the wonderful view of the sunsets, the uninhabited island of Vardianis and Paliki Peninsula are stunning. Lassi is a resort which caters for all age groups but for more cosmopolitan night life, Argostoli is easily reached by foot or a short taxi ride/drive. On the hillside there is a church built around a cave inhabited by Saint Gerasimos the Patron Saint of the island, who came to Kefalonia in 1555. He is believed to be blessed with the gift of healing people with mental diseases. Before it was developed, the area was a favourite location for the islanders May Day picnics.
Lourdas
12 Villas
Like many villages on the island, the main part of this resort, called Lourdata is slightly inland, built to resist coastal raids by maurading pirates. Lordas is the beach part further down. If you are travelling on the main road towards Kefalonia’s capital, Argostoli, you take a sharp left down a winding road down a steep hill. The village is halfway down and the beach and seaside part of the resort is a further trek down the hill after that.
Old Skala
5 Villas
Old Skala is a most unusual village, with a new life growing from the ruins of the old one. There has been a village on the site for centuries, built on the hillside slightly inland to protect the local people from pirate raids. It was called 'Skala', the Greek word for stairs, because there were rather a lot of them!.
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Things to do in Kefalonia

'Kefalonia's rich historical, cultural and agricultural heritage have bewitched visitors to her shores for centuries. With a diverse and verdant landscape, many traditional villages and miles of wonderful beaches, and a perfect Mediterranean climate it is easy to see why.

There is plenty to see and do on this beautiful island. To simply explore the little villages and countryside along the coast and inland is a delight in itself. There are endless beaches to try out and for the more active or for children there are more modern attractions such as water sports. If you have a real sense of adventure there are also other islands nearby, the Greek mainland and Ithaka.

Drive To Mount Ainos
Mount Ainos, which is higher than Ben Nevis, dominates the whole island. The Forest of Ainos has been a National Park since 1962 and is protected by the Greek state. The mountain is covered in a type of fir tree unique to Greece. In the days when the Venetians ruled, this place was called Monte Nero or the black mountain because the Kefalonian Fir trees were so thick and dark - and there used to be more of them! You can actually get right to the top [more] of Mount Ainos by car although the road is very rough and you might be taking a few risks with the suspension if you don’t have a 4-wheel drive. You will know when you have gone as far as you can because there are radio masts at that point. As you can imagine, the view from the top is amazing on a clear day. You can see the whole of Kefalonia, most of Ithaka and parts of Zante, Meganissi and Lefkas as well as Kyllini and the mainland coast, lots of vineyards and herds of goats. Will your camera cope? [less]
Hire A Boat
The best way to fully appreciate this gorgeous coastline with its small secluded bays and beaches, coves and caves is from the water. Why not pack a picnic and be the skipper of your own boat? It can be huge fun, great exercise and gives you a marvellous sense of freedom. You can drop anchor and swim with the fishes in the wonderfully clear waters. Many of the hidden little beaches along the coast can only be reached from the sea. If you arrive by [more] boat, you might have a secret beach all to yourself. You don’t need a driving licence, and will be given all the help you need even if you have no boating experience. This is a brilliant way to explore and escape the crowds. [less]
See The Turtles On Kaminia Beach
Many of the sandy beaches of Southern Kefalonia were untouched by human development until recently, which suited the Loggerhead Sea Turtles perfectly, giving them a safe place to nest, secluded from the outside world. Not far along the coast is Kaminia Beach, another haven for this increasingly rare creature. It has now been declared a conservation area.
Visit The Roman Villa
Just outside Scala are the interesting ruins of a 3rd century Roman villa which was excavated in 1957 to reveal 3 magnificent, remarkably well preserved mosaic floors. Part of the villa was covered by a church in in the early Christian times. Once the home of a wealthy Roman, it was discovered by accident in 1944 by the owner of the land. You can visit this site free of charge, which you must admit makes a refreshing change! If you are interested [more] in ancient history, you might also like to visit the site of a 7th century temple dedicated to the god Apollo, with the foundation stones and parts of 3 Doric columns clearly visible. You will find the temple 2 miles along the beach road towards Poros. [less]
Beaches in Kefalonia
Kefalonia has a remarkable range of lovely beaches to offer from long sweeps of golden sand to tiny pebbled bays and coves. What they all have in common is crystal clear water and little or no tide.

There are some wonderful little hidden inlets for those that explore (particularly by boat) and other long tree lined sweeps of white pebbles with water-sports, sun-loungers and the ever enticing turquoise sea perfect for swimming & snorkeling.
Aghia Jerusalem
Off the beaten track, further South of Alaties, is a little bay of sand and shingle with a taverna which opens in high season. It is quite a long and winding road down to Aghia Jerusalem through lovely villages of crumbling Venetian houses which were not completely destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. This beach is not very well known and is a romantic spot to watch the sunset.
Agios Thomas Beach
Agios Thomas consists ,of two sandy beaches which are the nearest beaches from the village of Karavados. The first beach is a small sandy beach located just below the tavern where the road stops.

The second beach is larger and reachable through a rocky slab where a comfortable snack-bar can be found, offering some shade and a beautiful view over the small bay of the [more] area. [less]
Ai Helis
A secluded bay on the south coast, close to the village of Svoronata, Ai Helis has unusual soft grey sand and shallow waters. Enclosed by steep imposing rocks it is safe for children and popular with families. Facilities include sunbeds, umbrellas and a cantina. A popular beach for sports, organised volley ball tournaments take place in high season. Access is via a long steep track or steps. There is free parking nearby.
Alaties Beach
A short drive from the Manganos crossroads, this tiny sandy beach is surrounded by smooth rock platforms on which to sunbathe. There are rock pools in the area where salt remains after evaporation of the seawater. The beach is reached by some steps below the taverna and you will find a couple of changing rooms which are quite useful as the beach is quite small.
Ammes
Ammes is located in the south-west part of the island, in the area of Svoronata, a couple of kilometres from the capital of Kefalonia. The area is situated a few minutes from the island's airport but is peaceful and full of verdant vegetation. The village of Svoronata is located ,a couple of kilometres from here and offers tavernas and cafes. The nice sandy beach of Ammes is surrounded by many accommodations and offers a snack-bar.
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Food & Drink in Kefalonia
The Greek menu contains something for everyone. Famous for their selection of smaller plates that comprise a whole meal (rather than the typical 3 courses), Greek food may share a similar palate to Italian, but the style of the cooking is rather different.

Kefalonia is just one of the idyllic Greek islands that sit in the Ionian Sea, and as such it is a great place to sample fresh sea food, but it is also a place that's known for rearing fantastic meat. Both are sold fresh in local markets and in the island's restaurants, or tavernas and estiatorios.

Local Markets - Kefalonia
Markets
Fresh food and the enjoyment of it makes up a large part of the Greek culture. Eating is a social activity, and meals out are relaxed, tasty affairs. For eating outside of the local taverna, Kefalonia is a dream location for those on the hunt for entirely local produce. Though many of the shops on the quaint, upmarket streets of Fiskardo town have their colourful doors thrown wide and may feel a bit market-like, more traditional, large produce markets take place in Argostoli. Down by the harbour, you'll find fish, meat, fruit and vegetables for sale. You'll also find many highly recommended restaurants in Argostoli, a firm favourite for all food lovers visiting Kefalonia, and you can find out more in our Kefalonia resort guide.

Speciality Dishes - Kefalonia Speciality Dishes - Kefalonia
Speciality Dishes
As an island, Kefalonia loves seafood. Whilst the food is not spicy, it still has the taste of the Mediterranean thanks to the range of spices that are frequently used in Greek dishes, but the flavours are typically full and rich as Kefalonians still embrace the one-pot dish style of slow cooking.

Sofrito - Kefalonian dishes include Sofrito, which is veal that's been cooked in wine, herbs, garlic and vinegar which is then reduced to a thick sauce.

Stifado - a common favourite on the island. A rich, meaty stew that is usually made with dark meat like beef, rabbit or lamb.

Moussaka - Kefalonian cuisine isn't solely slow-cooked though. Lamb, or Arni, that's marinated in olive oil and lemon juice, grilled and served on skewers is always popular, as is the Greek staple of Moussaka, where lamb, aubergines and tomatoes are layered in a dish and topped with a cheese sauce before being baked. The cheese used is typically Keftalotiri, a Greek hard cheese not too dissimilar to Parmesan.

Baklava - Like that of many Mediterranean countries, Greek cuisine doesn't focus too heavily on the dessert part of the meal. That being said, be sure to try the baklava should you get the chance, as the light but crunchy layers of nuts and pastry also ooze with honey – often locally sourced – and create an incredible sweet treat.

Local Recipes
Afelia
Afelia - Kefalonia
This tasty slow-cooked pork dish couldn't be simpler to make, but never fails to impress guests. It's usually cooked in a clay oven, but an ordinary electric or gas one works just as well! This recipe serves about 8. All you need is:
  • 1kg pork belly, cubed
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 glass of dry red wine
  • Half a glass of olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper
Pre-heat the oven to 160°C (325°F). Pour the red wine into a bowl with the coriander and bay leaves, then add the pork. Leave in the fridge to marinate for at least 3 or 4 hours, stirring once or twice - overnight is better if you can prepare ahead of time.

Heat the olive oil in a large pan before draining the meat, saving the marinade. Fry the pork on all sides until it is nicely browned, but not cooked through, then transfer the pork to a casserole dish. Fry the onions until soft and translucent and add these to the dish too.

Pour over the remaining marinade and add cinnamon, salt and pepper. Give it a stir and pop it in the preheated oven for an hour, until the meat is falling apart. Serve with rice and salad.

 
 
 

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