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Villa Rubi, Sami, Kefalonia, Greece
VILLA RUBI, SAMI, KEFALONIA
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Villa Rubi

Sami, Kefalonia

Villa Summary

Villa Rubi is a modern 3 bedroom villa positioned just 5 minutes' drive from the idyllic harbour town of Sami. The first floor balconies offer views of the lush countryside and all the way down to Sami Harbour. Smartly furnished throughout, the villa has spacious bedrooms and a stylish, open plan living space. What's more, you'll be within walking distance of the stunning Melissani Lake, one of Kefalonia's most famous attractions. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in all the bedrooms and the lounge are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
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Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 6
  • Beach 1000 yds
  • Pool 27 x 14 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
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Why our Kefalonia expert loves this villa
quoteupper Contemporary furnishings throughout and excellent views from the balconies. Plus, tavernas and Melissani Lake are within walking distance! quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The rectangular swimming pool has a terrace to one side with plenty of sunbeds for topping up your tan. A covered terrace provides respite from the sun and houses an alfresco dining table. There's also a brick built BBQ to the side of the villa and a lawned area that surrounds the pool terrace.


Entrance

The villa is gated from the road with plenty of parking space available for your hire cars. The main entrance leads directly into the living space.


Living space and kitchen

Contemporary and open plan, the living space features a modern L-shaped sofa set adjacent to a dining table. At the other end of the room you'll find a fully equipped kitchen, with all you need for preparing those holiday meals. Floor to ceiling patio doors lead out to the pool and garden. There is also a utility room on the ground floor.


Bedrooms and bathrooms

All 3 bedrooms are located on the first floor. Each is sleek and stylish with plenty of space. There are 2 double bedrooms, 1 of which has an en suite shower room. There is also a twin bedroom and a separate bathroom. Each bedroom has access to private balconies offering either sea or countryside views. On the ground floor you'll also find a WC.


This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 0830K10000846701.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 double bedroom  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 1 bathroom  
  • 1 WC  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air conditioning/heating in 3 bedrooms and lounge  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car parking (off-road gated)  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 27 x 14 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 2ft, Max. 6ft  
Villa Location
Villa Rubi is located in the countryside in an area called Karavomylos, a short drive from Sami. This detached property has a scenic, mountainous backdrop and views towards the sea, as well as Sami's attractive harbour. A 10 minute walk will take you to the village centre, home to some local tavernas and handy mini markets. Sami offers an excellent setting to enjoy, with bars and restaurants positioned on the waterfront. You're also well positioned to explore the gorgeous nearby beaches of Karavomylos and Antisamos. Our Villa Roses is next door.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

Karavomylos is ideal for picking up essentials. It has a couple of mini markets and a bakery. Alternatively, Sami has some larger supermarkets as well as specialist shops including a butcher. There are also some outlets perfect for souvenir and gift shopping, too.


Bars and restaurants

Locally, you'll find a few welcoming tavernas in Karavomylos. Don't miss the restaurant perched beside the water - a fantastic spot for watching the sun go down. Sami also has an array of bars, cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Many are around the harbour front and offer classic Greek dishes and excellent fresh seafood.


Beaches

The beach at Karavolymos is less than 5 minutes' drive from the villa. It's a long, pebbly stretch that runs all the way to Sami. There is also the beautiful horseshoe bay of Antisamos with plenty of watersports on offer, beach bars and sunbeds available to hire. A little further afield is Myrtos Beach, reachable in a 25 minute drive. With striking white pebbles and bright blue water, its easy to see why its one of the most photographed beaches on the island.


Family fun

Watersports are readily available in the area around the villa as well as boat hire, cruises and activities such as scuba diving. It's possible to take a trip over to the beautiful neighbouring island of Ithaca. You might like to check out Karavomylos Lake which has an abundance of wildlife including herons, ducks and swans. There's also horse riding and donkey trekking available near Sami.


Places of interest

The villa is just a 15 minute walk or short drive from one of the island's most visited spectacles, Melissani Lake. You can take a boat trip through this natural phenomenon and experience the wonder of the underground lake. Be sure to pack your camera! Outside Sami you'll find Drogati Caves, a vast collection of stalactites and stalagmites that are great to explore.


Remember...

Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.


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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 38.252231

Longitude: 20.624849

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Activities and things to do
Activity
Antisamos Beach
Antisamos beach is one of the best beaches of Kefalonia and is located nearby to the village of Sami, 22 kilometres from the capital of the island. It is a beautiful and attractive pebble beach with turquoise waters, surrounded by impressive verdant hills. Thousands of visitors are attracted every summer by the natural beauty of the place. Antisamos Beach also offers a snack bar.
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Captain Correli's Mandolina
Kefalonia was buzzing in the summer of 2000 with film crews and the actors Nicholas Cage Penelope Cruz and John Hurt who were starring in the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

Most of the filming took place in Sami, a village 9 km south of Agia Efimia, where a huge and beautiful set was built. The campsite of the Italians was built on the beach of Antisamos bay (see left). North of Agia Efimia village you will find the bay shown above (where part of the filming took place), and it can be reached in ten minutes by boat.

Myrtos beach, which is shown to the left and on top of this page was used in the film as well and is situated approximately 5 minutes by car west of Agia Efimia. Myrtos Bay (left) is where the bomb explosion on the beach took place in the film.

For those of you who don't know it - here is the story line -It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Kefalonia as part of the occupying forces. At first he is ostracised by the locals, but as a conscientious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilized, humorous and a consummate musician. When the local Doctor's daughter's letters to her fiancé - and members of the underground - go unanswered, the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable.

You should bring the book with you and spot the locations

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Horse Riding
The nearest riding schools are located near Sami and Lixouri where you can learn to ride, improve your skills or simply enjoy yourself. There are mountain trails and beach riding to swimming with the horses.

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Melissani and Drogarati Caves
Located in the area of Karavomilos near Sami, lies the Melissani cave which is undoubtedly among Kefalonia's most breathtaking attractions. Discovered in 1951 by speleologist Yiannis Petrohilos, Melissani cave also includes a beautiful lake with crystal blue waters which is 22 metres below ground level and its maximum depth is about 30 metres.

The complete tour is done by boat, first making a round trip around the first hall with the hole in the roof. Then the boat passes the island on the opposite wall, where a small channel exists. This channel is too narrow to row, but there is a rope at the wall and the gondolier pulls the boat through. The second hall is a huge cavern with an arched roof, which was also formed by a collapse, but this cave is more to the centre of the island and because of the slope of the hill, the overlying rock is still thick enough. The second chamber has numerous big stalactites and stalagmites.

Drogarati's Cave, which is also close to Sami is 60m deep and was discovered 300 years ago, when a part of it was destroyed because of a strong earthquake, and so the entrance was created. Initially the cave was developed and used by the community of Haliotata, under the supervision of the speleologist Mrs. Petrocheilos and since 1963 it has been open to the public.

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