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Villa Alkionis
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27 reviews
Villa Alkionis
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Infinity swimming pool
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3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Skala, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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Olive W
Forfar, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
210 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed!”
Reviewed 21 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
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My only disappointment with this villa is twofold - firstly it is already fully booked for July 2017 and secondly they have set the standard so high that I am struggling to find anything to match it.

If you want a beautiful location with no neighbours then this is perfection. We loved our week in Alkionis. As others have said the photos are a true reflection of this villa - they are. There is so much space and lots to do: darts, giant chess, a bowling game and table tennis.

The temperature of the pool was just right. We've never spent so much time in a pool.The giant binoculars came in very handy when we all saw the dolphins on our first morning and saw them again even closer on our last morning.

To sum up - I am a one-week type of holiday person. I am always keen to get home - not this year. I would have happily stayed for two weeks...we all would have. A week is not long enough at this villa and the hosts are more than accommodating, Hettie even made a delicious pie and Phillip was so patient when we had a glitch on arrival with our hire car.

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Liked best: Quiet location
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
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nyaruwal
Folkestone, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Heaven on earth with views to die for.”
Reviewed 23 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
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We have had a perfect week here in Kefalonia! Wow, what a villa! We were gobsmacked from the minute we walked through the door we were greeted to a modern villa with wine, a fruit basket, chocolates and a fully stocked fridge which was thoughtful , the photographs do no justice to the natural beauty that surrounds this lovely temporary home. From the very second we enquired about our stay, Phillip and his lovely family have been amazing. We were greeted at the airport by Hettie so we didn't waste any time getting lost which was extremely helpful, the drive there was filled with surreal views of the ionian sea and it's beautiful beaches. The town of Skala and Poros are only a short drive away bursting with culture, shops, lovely restaurants and breathtaking sea views throughout. Renting a car makes it so much easier to explore the island. We were also surprised to see Phillip's lovely father after a few nights, he kindly came to ask us how our stay was going with some delicious home made cakes! There are so many more things i can say about the place but to truly discover the beauty you must find out for yourself, you won't regret it at all. We very much enjoyed our visit and it won't be long at all until we're back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Can't fault a thing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 18-24
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Daniel R
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
“A PERFECT STAY”
Reviewed 13 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

good location between skala and poros
nice villa with view on the ocean amazing
very quite, peaceful
the perfect villa to relax
nice decoration inside the villa
owners very helpfull
total satisfaction
a lot of extra ...

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Liked best: view on the ocean
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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333jude
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“AMAZING & SUPERB!!!!”
Reviewed 18 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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people found this review helpful

What a stunning villa this is! We booked it directly with Phillip, and he was brilliant from day one. He personally met us at the airport, guided us to his amazing villa, then showed us round everywhere. The place was spotless, and the towels and linen changed a lot more regularly than we've ever been used to! The large binoculars provided, were a Godsend, as we saw the dolphins and loggerhead turtles from the patio - and that made our holiday! Phillip's father was lovely, and cleaned the pool loads of times. He even brought his little dog Isla with him, and she's gorgeous! The outside area is enormous, and we spent nearly every evening using the barbecue and eating out there, watching the beautiful sunsets. Skala was a little too busy for our liking, but we can't recommend The Pines restaurant highly enough, and Solomos supermarket was superb. Poros was very pretty, and Sami harbour was beautiful. Argostoli was busy, but really enjoyable - even when we had the most amazing thunderstorm we'd ever seen! The beaches are all gorgeous, but our favourite was Kamenia - crystal clear water, which was very shallow for a good way out. About halfway between Mounda beach and Katelios. Fabulous butchers in Skala, that had the most delicious fillet steak for our barbi!!! We were so very sad to leave, but on our last morning, Phillip's father came again (with Isla), to give us a little gift from Phillip! Totally unexpected and very very thoughtful. What a lovely family and an absolutely stunning place. We'll definitely be back!!!

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Ita216
Hertford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing villa - relaxing holiday!”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
4
people found this review helpful

This is a lovely villa in a superb location just a few minutes from Skala. The booking process was simple and straightforward. Phillip answered questions promptly and his mother met us at the airport and escorted us to the villa. The villa was spotlessly clean and just delightful. Phillip and his father visited the next day to check all was ok and clean the pool. Philip also purchased some lovely fresh fish for us to BBQ. The facilities at the villa were superb and we were quite happy spending our days at the villa. Porus was the next village along and we loved the fact that this had less tourists than Skala it also had an excellent supermarket ( very friendly owners) and restaurant by the port. However we would also recommend the patisserie in Skala ( superb ice cream and baklava) and the Old Times restaurant! We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely villa if you want a relaxing holiday !

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Liked best: The position of the villa and the general facilities and feeling of spaciousness!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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lavinia10...
Petrosani, Romania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Exquisite location”
Reviewed 14 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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person found this review helpful

We enjoyed a perfect 10-day vacation at Villa Alkionis and appreciated the whole estate as well as the services provided. The astonishing scenery, the fragrant herbs nearby, the miraculous natural path that led to the sea, the waves reaching the shore, and even the rain, made our stay memorable. Not to mention the swimming pool, the outside amenities, and the little cat that added fun to our evenings by the pool.
More important, our perfect stay was possible owing to a perfect host: Philippos, whom we were delighted to meet and change a few ideas with.

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Liked best: location and villa designing
Liked least: Everything was perfect
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Fabulousd...
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Heaven on earth”
Reviewed 23 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Villa Alkionis is the most relaxing and beautiful accommodation I ever stayed at. We spend one week there and wish we could stay longer (read: forever). The villa is very comfortable and stylish but you want to be outside on the large and very private terrace, overlooking the Mediterranean sea, with only boats and dolphins passing by! Many nice seats, sunbeds, and even a huge hammock around the pool. You can stay in the shade or take in the sun, whatever you prefer. The swimming in the sea down the rocks is spectacular. Making day trips is also a great experience: Kefalonia is our favorite Greek island, so many stunning beaches, clear waters and beautiful villages. The owner Philip takes pride is his beautiful villa and makes sure your stay is comfortable. Very hospitable family. Highly recommended!

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Liked best: The privacy and the stunning views
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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