My family and I came to stay here in June 2011 and we will be coming back very soon. From the very beginning when I made an equiry about Villa Alkionis Phillip, the owner, was extremely helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble. He even picked us up from the airport so that we only needed to rent a smaller car for day trips as he would be helping us with our luggage. This obviously saved us money on car rental and also we didn't need to worry about trying to find the villa from the airport,
The villa is beautiful and there is everything you could ever need including cds, dvds, internet access, games, etc. The views were outstanding and we often saw the odd turtle swimming by. Some people have said that they saw dolphins too but unfortunately we didn't! You can ring for a taxi from the villa to take you into the centre of Skala for about 3 euros and the first time they came it took a little while for them to find the villa but the second time we rang they knew exactly who we were and a taxi arrived within 5 minutes!
The villa is very clean and you can really tell that this is privately owned i.e. it's a real home from home. On our last day Phillip dropped by to finalised the times to take us back to the airport and he brought us an ice cream cake which was a really sweet touch and very welcome as by then we had eaten up all of our food ready to leave the next day!
I've heard that for 2012 they are thinking of building some steps down to the sea from the Villa along with a wooden decking area for diving and/or fishing. I think this will make a really good addition to the Villa as the sea views looked very inviting from the pool area!
On a couple of occasions we got up early to watch the sun rise which was absolutely beautiful. We just sat there by the pool with a cup of tea and it was definitely worth getting up for.
I cannot recommend this villa enough, Phillip makes you feel very welcome and lets you just relax in peace and enjoy your stay. We will be coming back very soon there is no doubt about it.
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Villa Alkionis is situated in a beautiful, private setting down from the Skala to Poros road - with stunning sea views and marvellous outdoor spaces. There are welcome breezes during the afternoon, and plenty of shade as well as ample “bronzing” sun bathing areas!
The accommodation is of an extremely high standard with all the facilities and amenities you could wish for. A lovely infinity pool and plenty of games for the family mean you can relax with lots of fun things to do.
The location suits well for both Skala and Poros (a car is advisable). Skala is a good quality resort town with a full range of places to eat and tourist shopping. Some of the restaurants are really quite excellent for family meals out. Poros is a lovely port town with decent “everyday” shops and an increasingly developed and attractive harbour (with a couple of well-placed and friendly Tavernas). Argostoli, the capital, is worth visiting (about 45 – 60 minutes away by car, on good roads).
Philippos and his family are excellent hosts who have become friends. They take great care to make sure your holiday is relaxing, hassle-free and as peaceful and private as you wish – they’re always available, but never interfering!
For an ‘up-market’ family villa holiday you might struggle to find better in Greece.
We love Kefalonia and have been coming back to Villa Alkionis for years!
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Family of 5 (3 teenage children). Lovely villa. About 1.5 miles from centre of Skala. (Poros 5 mins car drive north - plenty of shops if want to self cater) Villa very well thought out with everything you would need. Large terrace just right for relaxing and dining out side. Pool an added luxury. Lovely view and plenty of boats to watch. Very private.
Nicest landlord you will ever meet. So helpful from beginning to end of booking.
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