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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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Scores 9.2 out of 10 based on 549 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10


Haslemere Surrey Couple
scala is just perfect for a laid back orbusy holiday
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 17 October 2019
8 out of 10


Bedfordshire Group
Beautiful island, safe beaches, good food and reasonably priced. Especially enjoyed loggerhead turtles in Argostolli Harbour
You really need a car to fully enjoy a holiday on the island

The toilet arrangements could be a bigger problem with some travellers, suggest taking scented plastic bags to use
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019
10 out of 10


Atherstone Couple
Beautiful island, end of season meant some places had closed but this didn’t detract from our holiday
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019
10 out of 10


Suffolk Couple
Scenery, very quiet in October.
Confirmed stay: 15 October 2019
Published on: 16 October 2019
10 out of 10


Tenterden Couple
For 3 days the weather was raining but did not stop us from enjoying the villa
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019
10 out of 10


Southport Couple
Melissani cave
Argostoli port-Turtles
Denis’ restaurant
Dennis-taxi driver
Jane-villa manager
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019
5 out of 10


Maidstone Couple
Beautiful setting of villa and views.
Items mentioned in villa particulars were not in villa when we arrived

Very basic
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019
10 out of 10


Mendlesham Friends
Watching the sunsets from the villa
A lot of noise from neighbouring building works but did not spoil my holiday
Confirmed stay: 13 October 2019
Published on: 14 October 2019
9 out of 10


Guildford Couple
The view from the balcony sitting with a glass of wine in the evening. Wonderful. The lack of night life as we love it to be quiet.
Confirmed stay: 08 October 2019
Published on: 09 October 2019
9 out of 10


Good restaurants. Lovely beaches. Friendly people. For us good weather.
Although 'used' to these.......1. Roads are poor. 2. Pretty useless road signage. 3. Drivers can be erratic! But as I say pretty used to these!
Confirmed stay: 07 October 2019
Published on: 08 October 2019
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