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Villa Galini

St. Thomas in Kefalonia

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi

Villa Details

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Private Pool
  • Free A/C Free A/C
  • Car Essential
  • Free Wi-Fi
Property ID 2751

Villa Galini

St. Thomas, Kefalonia

With splendid views overlooking the bay of St.Thomas, this well appointed villa boasts spectacular views of the mountains, coastline and out to sea. The small sandy bay and its beachside tavern can be reached within a ten minute walk, with more local tavernas and mini markets scattered around the neighbouring countryside , and the pretty village of Karavados is a ten minute drive.The owner is renovating the villa for 2017, and will include hairdryers in every bedroom, an I-Pod docking station, pool towels and new outdoor furniture, along with all the other modern amenities offered in this smart villa. Stairs lead up to a double and twin bedroom and a further bathroom, and patio doors lead out to a covered veranda overlooking the swimming pool and sun terrace, enjoying the panorama of mountains and countryside.

out of 10

Two Storey Accommodation

Ground Floor Amenities

  • A/C unit
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dining facilities
  • A/C unit
  • Satellite TV
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Patio doors
  • Bath with over head shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

First Floor Amenities

  • Double bed
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Twin beds
  • A/C unit
  • Patio doors
  • Balcony
  • Bath with over head shower
  • WC
  • Single washbasin

Villa Facilities

  • FREE A/C
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • FREE pool towels
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod dock

Rectangle Style Private Pool

Rectangle style pool
Steps, Ladder
0.49m - 1.80m
8.00m x 5.00m

External Features

  • Covered terrace
  • Built-in barbecue

Additional information

  • A non-refundable accidental damage waiver of £10pp will be payable pre-departure
  • Detached property, Licence No. 0830K10000820601
  • Cots and high chairs available free, just add during the booking process

Booking for a large group?

If you like the look of Galini but require more room, why not view and book the property next door? Not only does this give you flexibility but you know you'll have good neighbours! Located next to Almyra.

  • Galini sleepsx4
  • Almyra sleepsx6
  • Sleeps sleepsx10

Free extras

This property comes with Free Wi-Fi, Free Air Conditioning, Free Cots and Free Highchairs

Special Offers

Villa Floor Plans

Ground floor

Floor plan diagram

First floor

Floor plan diagram
Pool dimensions are for guidance only.


Over 30 Years of Timeless, Effortless Holidays

Your private pool, your space, your freedom, in your chosen destination - a Classic James Villa holiday.

Offering just what you need for a thoroughly relaxing stay, in a Classic villa you can fully experience everything there is to love about living the villa lifestyle.

Spend the long sun filled days around your own private pool. In our Classic villas the pool will be a minimum of 6x4m, so there is plenty of space for the whole family to go ahead and jump straight in!

The outside space is at the centre of your holiday universe, so fire up the barbecue and recline on your comfortable sun lounger.

Step inside, the modern amenities are all there - air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and flat screen TV.

The fully equipped kitchen comes complete with microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.

Our Classic villas are great value, without compromising on comfort.

All of the key ingredients are taken care of, so you can focus on your big holiday.

So discover the beauty of the local area, visit the sights and laze the days away at the beach. The choice is yours!

This is what a James villa holiday is all about.

Location and Setting

We have labelled this villa property as being "Car Essential"

Your Villa Setting

  • Short walk to beach
  • St. Thomas is 25mins from Kefalonia airport

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Villa Timeline

  • 2017
    • Enastron
      Mr Coombes, August 2017


      “Lovely views and really nice food”


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  • 2014
    • Milestone reached October 2014

      500th guest

  • 2013
    • Milestone reached October 2013

      Wi-Fi added

    • Mrs Perry, June 2013

      It was ideally situated for our needs, being at the end of a road. It was clean, well appointed and regularly serviced by a gardener, maid and pool maintainer.

  • 2012
    • Mr Graham, September 2012

      The position of this villa galini is absolutely superb offering seclusion with beautiful sea views.

    • Mr Bray, May 2012

      This is the third time we have stayed at Galini, I think that shows how good our experience has been. The villa is in the most idilic surroundings, this coupled with the most attentive service of your our Representativeies, made this the most wonderful holiday, thank you.

  • 2011
    • Mr Bray, July 2011

      The Villa and owners really are first class

  • 2010
    • Mr Farthing, July 2010

      Having stayed at Gallini before, there were a few disappointments this time. We had repeated trouble with the air conditioning (although, excellent speed of service when we mentioned this). The sunbeds were in need of replacement (two were replaced when we brought this up). DVD player had to be replaced twice (but again, excellent service). your rep, was once again excellent. He returned all calls and texts, and was friendly and efficient throughout. None of the above problems spoiled our holiday.

  • 2009
    • Milestone reached October 2009

      250th guest

  • 2008
    • Miss Lancashire, September 2008

      We went to Kefalonia, Gallini villa for our honeymoon for 7 nights. We found that the villa and the location were amazing and great for relaxing after the hectic wedding arrangements. We have used James Villas before when we went with friends to Cyprus and will definately use again, most probably with friends again as the cost is then reduced greatly.

    • Mrs Hargreaves, September 2008

      holiday was great. villa was the best yet, the pool was brilliant and the setting that the villa was in was idillic.hope the next villa will be just as good. we liked the idea that the villa was looking out to sea and the beach wasnt to far away. it was great that it was so quite and private and nobody over looked you or had to share your pool. thanks for a fantastic place to stay. see you in the futrure. hargreaves/nightingale party nottingham.

    • Mrs Cooney, August 2008

      we had an absolutely fab tiime yet again in Kefalonia & we would return again & again. We recommend it to everyone, couples,families & OAPS. It just great. See it for yourselves.

    • Mrs Wake, May 2008

      The villa was very comfortable and spotlessly clean and the view was breathtaking. A lovely place for a quiet and relaxing holiday.

    • Mr Dobney, May 2008

      i would like to thank all at james villas for a great service. had two great holiday experiences with you, thanks guys.

  • 2007
    • Milestone reached September 2007

      100th guest

    • Mr Banks, August 2007

      Second year running to Kefalonia which we love - please don't tell too many people about it in case we can't book up! Thanks for a great holiday.

    • Mr Wastell, June 2007

      A magnificent villa providing total relaxation in a glorious location which was exactly what we wanted.

  • 2006
    • Milestone reached March 2006

      50th guest

Comments that appear in the villa timeline were received via the following channels: web enquiry, villa guestbook and through postal correspondence prior to 2014.

Pictures that appear in the villa timeline were received via our Travellers App and any opinions provided are of the customers and not James Villa Holidays.

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Galini Reviews

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Overall rating
Scores 7.5 out of 10 based on 11 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
4 out of 10


Banchory Couple
Not what is was, dirty and poor maintenance, very poor compared with other operators on the island
Confirmed guest: 11 July 2017
Published on: 17 July 2017

We are sorry however to hear that the villa did not meet with your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your honest comments as this really does help us make our holidays even better. We hope that in the future you allow us the opportunity to reassure you of the quality holidays we offer.

5 out of 10


Aylesbury Couple
Only one of the 3 a/c units worked as it should, two were very feeble and needed rehashing. Swimming pool had a prominent tide mark that was not cleaned on any of the 3 pool cleaner visits we observed.

Kitchen is poorly designed with only one plug socket - I.e. cannot make toast and coffee at the same time.
Confirmed guest: 04 July 2017
Published on: 14 July 2017

We're so sorry to hear that you were not entirely satisfied with aspects of the villa. We have brought your comments to the attention of our resort team for their consideration and to ensure the air conditioning units are all now working correctly.

9 out of 10


Fabulous location and views. Very private outdoor space yet without feeling hemmed in. New shaded area an excellent addition.
Confirmed guest: 27 June 2017
Published on: 03 July 2017
9 out of 10


Guildford Couple
Lovely view of the sea as right on the end of the headland. Villa in good condition and upkeep. Pool kept clean with regular visits from pool maintenance. We barbequed out on the terrace by the pool each night and watched the ferry to Passada come in. Villa owner very friendly - supplied a brand new hairdryer within hours of mentioning to the rep and delivered it personally. Although easily accessible by car (tarmac right up to villa - no off road with this one) there are few tavernas nearby in walking distance. We tried the nearest hotel(10 minutes walk) but food here limited although friendly and good value. St Thomas beach has two tavernas (20 minutes) but only one was open in May and not in the evening. However villa position and view good and drive to Agostoli easy and only 20 minutes.
Confirmed guest: 23 May 2017
Published on: 26 May 2017
9 out of 10


Preston Couple
Overall this villa is superb the location is second to none. There are only really a few minor things we noted these were.

Patio furniture is really passed its best and needs updating.

The patio doors need addressing as they really aren't secure as one good pull and the door can open even when supposedly "locked".

Location of villa on the headland means it is suceptible to the frequent winds on Kefalonia and as a result the pool is regulary covered in blown debris so we think a pool clean at least twice a week rather than once might help.

Internally it is a bit tired but is adequate for now.

We only had one "issue" in that the dishwasher failed and kept tripping the electicty supply in the villa. This was resolved within 48 hours by the efficient rep and very pleasant and helpful villa owner.

Overall this was a superb holiday for the price on a stunning island despite the very minor points nothing would stop us booking this property again in future.
Confirmed guest: 09 May 2017
Published on: 16 May 2017
9 out of 10


An excellent villa in great location but needs an area of shade near the pool given that umbrellas are not allowed due to occasional high winds.
Confirmed guest: 04 October 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016

We're delighted you enjoyed your stay at Galini and thank you for the high score you gave this excellent property. The owner is installing a pergola to provide our guests with some shade, ready for the 2017 season.

1 out of 10


Bath Family with older children.
The view is second to none and helps to sell this villa.
Anna was very receptive and helped with any requests we had.
The villa was missing basic essentials like pegs, glasses and kitchen sundries. Only 3 comfortable seats inside and hard wooded external seating in the outside space. The furnishing were nothing like the photographs on the website. The downstairs shower head was broken and refused to stay on its fitting and there was no shower curtain in the upstairs bathroom which caused sodden floors even through the bathmat.
The sunbeds were worn and collapsed on me meaning I had to inform the rep and only 1 out of 3 AC units operated fully, the downstairs unit tripped the fuse after minutes of operation. The hot water ran out quickly on a slightly overcast day so the backup was switched on by the owner after a phone call to the rep and the beds were the single most uncomfortable I have ever encountered. I would not recommend this Villa as It’s not like the James Villas photographs and is extremely uncomfortable and badly in need of investment.
Confirmed guest: 30 August 2016
Published on: 11 October 2016

We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the certain aspects of your villa on this occasion. The villa is being upgraded and refurbished ready for 2017 and new photographs will be selected, to ensure the villa is meeting the high standards we set.

9 out of 10


West Wickham Family (the eldest child is at school)
We loved our holiday overall. It is basically a beautiful villa in an unbeatable location which we have visited before.However - a few irritations with this villa, including a downstairs air con unit that only went on for a few minutes before repeatedly tripping a fuse on the board. Since we have been back we have noticed that a previous guest also had problems with this particular air con unit.
When we arrived at the villa the oven was quite dirty and in fact there was a totally unwashed, used baking tray left in the oven which we had to clean ourselves - not ideal.
Two pillows per guest is also needed. We ended up using a blanket as a bolster under our pillows.
Overall we were comfortable at the villa however.
Confirmed guest: 23 August 2016
Published on: 04 September 2016
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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