Villa Anna is in a beautiful peaceful location with idyllic views, looking down on the splendid coastline and the castle at Assos. The very attractive town of Fiskardo is within a short drive, however the villa with it's lovely pool and gardens makes it tempting not to leave.
Something which added greatly to our holiday was the fact that Villa Anna is a home from home, not standard soulless holiday accommodation,- you feel you are a guest in someone's home a feeling we had from the outset, being greeted with delicious homemade food, jams and produce and an invitation to help ourselves to anything growing in the garden.
We had a wonderful holiday and can't wait for the chance to return.
We have just spent another amazing two weeks at Anna's wonderful villa in Kothreas. When looking for our holiday this year we all decided that there was no where else we would rather spend our break. The villa is comfortable and like visiting a home from home. It is in the most fabulous setting high up on the island with amazing sunsets every evening, a little cooler than the very hot beaches in the height of summer with a lovely pool and beautiful garden.
The fridge is full of delicious treats homemade by Anna who cannot do enough to please her visitors.
You are ideally situated for visiting the North of the Island with beaches and tavernas just a short drive away.
We will definitely return again.
The Clements family
As we walked through the door of the villa ,WE WERE GREETED BY A BANQUET.
there was beautiful home made food awaiting. GREEK COOKIES , FLANS, CAKES,
WINE. It was all so delicious. The weather was glorious.,We felt at home straight away.There are UNINTERUPTED VIEWS .It is very quiet just to listen to the birds
plus it is a very green area.The villa has everything one needs and more.THE VILLA AND SURROUNING AREAS IS UTTER PARADISE
The town of Fiscardo a marina is close by which is very pretty. for an evening walk and all the restaurants I can personally recommend plus a very good supermarket.
Our stay was PERFECT ,ALL THAT WE COULD WISH FOR AND MUCH MORE.
WE ARE GOING BACK 2018.
THANKYOU TO ANNA AND VILLA ANNA.
Our family has stayed in many different villas in many different European countries, but Villa Anna is very special indeed. It sits on a hillside with fantastic views over the spectacular north west coast of Kefalonia. The house is situated at the edge of a small hamlet, but it offers complete privacy and is set in beautiful terraced gardens. Villa Anna is clean, comfortable and very well equipped. The couple who live in the neighbouring house look after Villa Anna for the owner. They are there to offer help in whatever way they can and they ensure that everything is as you would wish it to be. The pool, with underwater lighting, is situated right by the house so refreshing dips can be enjoyed at any time. Best of all are the wonderful views. To sit on the balcony drinking a glass of wine and watching the sun slowly setting into the sea is a memory to be treasured. You will need a car to access the many lovely beaches and tavernas that are a short drive from the house. The nearby town of Fiskardo is delightful and provides all that you need by way of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, etc. Its Venetian architecture survived the terrible earthquake of 1953 and its picturesque harbour is crammed full of yachts. Assos, which sits on the coast below the villa, is a very pretty spot where one can enjoy a drink, a meal and a swim. Finally I must mention Anna Banou, the owner of the villa. You could not wish for anyone more considerate and helpful. She really strives to meet all your needs and to ensure that your visit is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible. I cannot recommend this villa too highly.
We chose this villa for its views of the sunsets, but it has so much more. To start with the villa itself – it’s a home, not a place, purpose-built for holiday rental. There’s a fascinating collection of ornaments, family photos and a teddy bear sitting on the back of one of the settees. Treats cooked by the owner are there for you to enjoy. Crockery, cutlery and glasses are there in plenty and we’ve never found so many tea-towels before at a holiday villa.
Then the sunsets - they were different every evening. The sun seems to drop out of view fairly quickly, occasionally it disappeared behind clouds and was gone. But often its rays lit up the clouds on the horizon with a variety of ever changing colours - oranges and golds. Sometimes the lightshow stretched across the entire horizon and seemed to last for ages. But the daytime views can be just as spectacular, particularly in the morning as the sun rises over the mountains behind you and illuminates the white cliffs across the bay.
A word of warning– there’s a price to pay for such magnificent views. You are up around 450m above sea level and whilst the weather forecast for Kefalonia airport promised us minimum temperatures in the mid-twenties, it can feel a lot cooler than that if there’s a breeze and you’re out watching the sunset. So it’s still worth taking a lightweight-fleece or two.
A very short drive from the villa takes you to a mini-market and Makis – a highly recommended restaurant. Larger mini-markets are in the next village and there are two super markets in Fiskardo, less than 20 minutes’ drive away. The swimming pool at Villa Anna is a really good size and there are plenty of beaches with wonderfully clear water to swim from not too far away as well. We thoroughly recommend it.
Just back from a fabulous week at Villa Anna. It is more beautiful than the photos show and everything everyone has already said in the other reviews is all true! Thank you Anna for the homemade mousaka, cookies and delicious jams. Incredible views, lovely gardens and total privacy, peace and quiet! Easy to get to Fiskardo for evening meals (15 mins drive) and there are lovely local tavernas on the beaches and at Assos. Brilliant place to stay to explore the north of Kefalonia. We hired a small boat in Fiskardo, walked up to Assos Fort and snorkelled in the local bays. Perfect holiday and Anna and Nezi could not be more helpful.
Welcomed by amazing spread of homemade treats, cakes, pie made by Anna plus wine to wash it all down with was a beginning of a wonderful stay at Anna’s Villa.
The villa itself had a lovely homely feel. It was clean, sheets and towels changed twice a week, lovely good size pool also cleaned twice a week and views to die for! Sun-downers whilst watching the sunset and almost no light pollution so star gazing was incredible.
Anna, although not based on the island, was very helpful and a fantastic hostess, excellent communication, could not do enough to make everything perfect for us, I left the villa feeling like I have gained a friend.
The location is fantastic, based on the North of the island it was only short drive to Assos, Fiskardo, many good local shops, tavernas/restaurants and beaches. Perfect quiet spot to relax.
Car is a must as lots to explore.
Thank you, Anna, I am hoping to come back soon!