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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 perched up in the hills or in the green valleys , offering stunning landscape views like no other. If you fancy a spot of island hopping, 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 585 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Glyn

Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Solitude
The car. Horrible to drive. Very underpowered and agricultural.
Confirmed stay: 21 August 2019
Published on: 22 August 2019
9 out of 10

Simon

+
Fiskardo restaurants and atmosphere, Dafnoudi and Emblisi beaches. Overall calm, quiet and easy pace.
None
Confirmed stay: 20 August 2019
Published on: 21 August 2019
10 out of 10

Brian

Bristol Family eldest working
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Quite location, excellent views, shadow of mountain delayed the morning sun rise giving opportunities for a rest full and cooler lid in in the mornings
Nothing particularly bad. You do need a car. No cultural activity locally.
Confirmed stay: 20 August 2019
Published on: 21 August 2019
10 out of 10

Tanya

Calne, Wiltshire Family with adult children
+
The views, location of & cleanliness of the Villa.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 20 August 2019
Published on: 21 August 2019
8 out of 10

Katherine

Devon Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Hiring a boat for the day from Agia Effimia, snorkelling along the coastline.
The food was fairly average.
Confirmed stay: 18 August 2019
Published on: 19 August 2019
10 out of 10

Jen

Rutland Family (the eldest child is at school)
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There is a visitors book in the villa and it has a great record of places to go and visit and helpful tips and recommendations. The area is great but you do really need transport or to be pretty fit. All the local businesses are welcoming and attentive. It is a very family orientated island, of which the locals are very proud.
This year although booking through James Villas our flight was with Tui. It meant we had to book in online and manage the flight aspect of the holiday ourselves, previously this was managed by James. It just meant the process wasn’t so seamless. I asked for assistance and was simply directed the the website to search for the information myself which wasn’t helpful. The administration side of the process was disappointing.
Confirmed stay: 18 August 2019
Published on: 19 August 2019
7 out of 10

Tracy

High Wycombe Family (the eldest child is at school)
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Nice restaurants and safe friendly area. Can't comment on night life but restaurants were nice enough.
roads and drivers
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019
Published on: 22 August 2019
5 out of 10

Zoe

Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Very quiet, friendly people
Seemed off season as lots of places seemed closed or not very busy. Also the roads do need to have warnings for hire cars, as some are too steep, narrow and slippery to drive up safely
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019
Published on: 18 August 2019
8 out of 10

Andrew

Colne Family with adult children
+
Views are amazing
Friendly people
Great climate
Clean beaches
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019
Published on: 18 August 2019
7 out of 10

Kevin

Family (the eldest child is at school)
+
Lovely scenery and beaches
Roads aren’t great
Confirmed stay: 17 August 2019
Published on: 18 August 2019
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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