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Villas in Kefalonia

We selected all our villas in Kefalonia for their proximity to the amazing Kefalonian beaches. Most are situated in the scenic countryside, mere minutes drive from the main resorts, but we also have villas located on the southern tip of the island. These villas are nestled in the hills, offering stunning landscape views like no other. If you fancy a twin centre holiday, Ithaka is only a short boat ride away, and it offers a relaxed and slower pace of life.

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Kefalonia - Picturesque landscapes and Grecian charm

With beautiful beaches, olive-clad landscapes, historic gems and a warm and inviting culture, Kefalonia holidays epitomise carefree getaways in Greece. From the northern most tip near Fiskardo to tourist favourites in the south, our villas in Kefalonia embrace the local, laidback way of living.

  • Kefalonia Beaches

    Kefalonia boasts some of the best beaches in the Greek Islands, with waters considered amongst the cleanest in the world. Explore the picturesque golden sandy shores and vertical cliffs in the north of the island on your villa holiday. Secluded sandy coves offer beautiful views over small bays to the west, while many of Kefalonia’s Blue Flag beaches offer clean, well-organised facilities ideal for a family holiday. Drive around the coast, especially the east and stumble across small beaches scattered amongst rocks and trees, under the main coastal road.

  • Kefalonia Activities

    Acres of inland forest-covered mountains provide captivating views of Kefalonia and its stunning scenery, neighbouring Greek Island Zakynthos can even be spotted on a clear blue-sky day. Spend the day visiting tiny isolated beaches and coves all along Kefalonia’s pretty coastline on a boat trip, observe the sea-turtles nesting on the beach and visit natural wonders like sinkholes that make sea water disappear then reappear across the island. Horseback riding is found at several holiday resorts, as well as watersports facilities, cycle hire and bird watching hotspots.

  • Kefalonia History

    Archaeological finds suggest that humans have lived in Kefalonia since Neolithic times 7,000 years ago. For the explorer, many ancient sites of unrivalled beauty still reside here. These range from Venetian fortresses and monasteries, Byzantine churches and underground Mycenaean tombs dating back to 1200 BC, to the remains of a Roman villa and its fascinating mosaics from the second century AD. More recently, visitors flock to this Greek Island for its connection to Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – the book and subsequent film, inspired by World War II.

  • Kefalonia Nightlife

    Much of the busy nightlife in Kefalonia is concentrated in the main holiday resort of Lassi and the island’s capital, Argostoli, where the central square is lined with many restaurants, cafés and bars and on a warm summer night, local people take their traditional evening walk here. Kefalonia’s larger harbour side resorts also offer bustling entertainment, including traditional dancing and live Greek music – a good way to observe the local way of life on your villa holiday. In the smaller, more rural villages you’ll find local tavernas and nightspots offering a quieter, relaxing and romantic evening retreat.

  • Kefalonia Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Explore the fishing port of Fiskardo for its smart yachts and charming narrow streets of Venetian-style houses

    • Take a boat trip from Fiskardo and sail across to nearby Ithaka or take the twice-daily boat trip to explore Lefkas

    • Take in the spectacular views of other Ionian Islands from Mount Énos, Kefalonia’s highest mountain. Stop for some local wine-tasting at the village of Frangáta on the hike down

    • Follow the dramatic cliff and mountain road to Myrtos beach, then wind down in the atmospheric little harbour of Assos

    • Relax the Kefalonian way in a beachside taverna or on your own villa terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea.

    • Take a ferry trip from Spartia to nearby Zakynthos for the day and explore its many historical sights and superb beaches

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Let's face it, when it comes to reviews you want to hear from straight from the holidaymaker's mouth! They're the ones who've been there, done that and swam in their own private pool. That's why we use independent review service Reevoo – giving you the good and the bad from genuine James Villas' customers. Honesty is the best policy after all…

Kefalonia reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Sights / Places to go
8.7
Night life
7.5
Overall rating
9.2
Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 571 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Glenys

Sanderstead Couple
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Fantastic view, very clean, great location, very quiet. Great restaurants not too far away.
Nothing really, only the pool issues.
Confirmed stay: 18 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
9 out of 10

Sean

Wokingham, Berkshire Couple
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Lovely island to be on, the food was good wherever we went. Nice, quiet and relaxing (apart from the road)
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 18 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
9 out of 10

Ken

Maidstone Kent, Couple with adult daughter
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Kefalonia is a very quiet holiday destination.
The locals are very friendly. The airport is very small. It is being expanded but currently has one luggage conveyor belt. The road network is mainly small country roads with very little traffic. The capital, Argostolli, is quite busy, but when we were there parking was easy and free.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 16 June 2019
Published on: 20 June 2019
10 out of 10

David

Chippenham Couple
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Dennis’s restaurant
Nope all good
Confirmed stay: 16 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
10 out of 10

Wendy

Wellington Couple
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Beautiful views. Lovely villa.
The pool was too deep for us to touch the bottom.
Confirmed stay: 16 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
10 out of 10

Lorna

Couple
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Night life in Kateleios is quiet and suits us with lovely restaurants
The showers in the villa are not nice and do not make for a relaxing shower. I am a size 10 and have no idea how bigger people would shower, the shower curtain hangs inside the shower base so one is standing on the curtain - yuk 🥴
Confirmed stay: 11 June 2019
Published on: 17 June 2019
9 out of 10

Claire

Orpington Group
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Local beach and tavernas really handy and good value for money. Stunning beach at Myrtos, a must visit but take swimming shoes with you as pebbly.
If you want to cook at the villa it’s quite a distance to a supermarket .. the local mini supermarket provides basic provisions only.
Confirmed stay: 11 June 2019
Published on: 14 June 2019
10 out of 10

Victoria

Swansea Couple
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Lovely beaches, quiet rural area.
Negative on a flight path
Flight path, very loud planes going overhead
Confirmed stay: 11 June 2019
Published on: 13 June 2019
10 out of 10

Charles

Couple
+
Everything
None
Confirmed stay: 11 June 2019
Published on: 12 June 2019
8 out of 10

Malcolm

Northamptonshire Couple
+
The scenic views. The pea e and quiet.
Beds!
Confirmed stay: 11 June 2019
Published on: 12 June 2019
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