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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Lourdata, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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“Absolutely outstanding”
Reviewed 17 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We have just spent a wonderful and relaxing week at Villa Odysseus, a beautiful, and luxurious villa. The villa has stunning views from its balconies, and poolside terrace, and also has comfortable shaded areas for when you need to cool down a bit. It is situated within a gated perimeter along with its twin villa and the owners house. The view in front is a sea view overlooking Zante to the left and Lourdas Bay to the right, Towards the back of the property is a fantastic view of the mountains. It is an amazing location, also peaceful and private.
The owner is close by but not at all intrusive. He is a really excellent host, he cannot do enough for you and is most generous in providing a fridge stocked with food and drink, also bringing delicious pastries made by his wife Katrina. We hired a car so we were able to travel to some lovely nearby beaches and tavernas. We also had some meals in at the villa, sitting by the pool watching the sun go down. There are lots of good tavernas close by within a few minutes drive, included the renowned Lorraine's Magic Hill. This was our first visit and we hope to go back soon!

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Jon M
Chester, United Kingdom
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“A truly memorable holiday! For all the right reasons.”
Reviewed 31 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We stayed at Villa Odysseus which is first class. The Interior and exterior are finished to a very high standard. The villa is immaculate and spotlessly clean.

The pool and garden areas are fantastic. Again, maintained to a very high standard. You can be assured of complete privacy and wonderful ocean views.
The patio area above the pool has BBQ, eating and relaxing areas that are perfect for relaxing during the day. If it gets too hot, simply hit the loungers in the shade.

The position of the villa is very convenient for the airport (25 min drive) and Argostoli (25-30 min drive). Nearby villages are Lourdata (5 min drive), Kateleios (<10 min drive) and Skala (10 min drive). All have great restaurants and beaches. This is a truly beautiful island.

… and finally our host Paraskevas. He really looked after us during our stay. This included meeting us at the airport, arriving to a fully stocked refrigerator, advice and guidance on Kefalonia and regular treats.

Nothing was too much trouble. Paraskevas also has a great sense of humour and is very generous.

If you are looking for a luxury villa with beautiful views, an excellent host and conveniently situated, look no further.

Ευχαριστώ Paraskevas!

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TraceyNor...
North Wales
1 review
“Stunningly beautiful sea view villas - luxury!”
Reviewed 22 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

stunning views, tranquility, luxury, perfect location to travel and explore the island, fantastic service just some words to describe our fantastic holiday, thank you Paraskevas :-)

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gary469
Stokenchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic villa and pool”
Reviewed 12 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017

A beautiful property in a stunning location.
The villa was spotless, well equipped and very comfortable. The grounds and pool were always immaculate.
Our host, Paraskevas, took great pride in his properties and delivered a very high standard of hospitality. He did his utmost to ensure a relaxing stay and was always available without being intrusive. An abundance of food and drink was supplied on arrival, which meant that shopping could be done at our leisure.
The location is remote but not far from the very quiet main road. A car is necessary to explore the island and Paraskevas was happy to share his local knowledge, recommending places to visit and the best roads to take.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future.

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Alan K
Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A blissful week in perfect surroundings”
Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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The villa was faultless and the owner marvellous. He met us at the airport, helped us find the car rental office, then lead us to his wonderful property. This was a late-season visit, so the island was already calming down, but we still enjoyed warm and sunny weather. The villa is located in a stunning coastal location and is very peaceful. We heard goats being driven from field to field, and the occasional call of a buzzard, but that's about all. The hire car is essential; it is too far to walk for provisions etc. The owner Paraskevas offered to arrange the hire with a company he knew and trusted, but we'd already signed up for the Easyjet affiliate Europcar. My advice would be to take up Paraskevas' offer... The sunsets we viewed from the pool, the terrace, or one of the balconies, were sublime - I must have taken dozens of photos! If you could tear yourself away from the villa to do some sightseeing most attractions were within a 40 minute drive. Drivers of a nervous disposition might want to avoid some of the more mountainous roads though. After one of the more exciting drives we were rewarded with the sight of a tennis court in a Roman amphitheatre! (You can find it in the village of Old Skala.)

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Liked best: Peaceful tranquility
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Other
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David H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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“Idylic Get Away”
Reviewed 14 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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A well-appointed immaculately maintained property, by the owner and wife who reside on site, with every amenity that you need for a wonderful self-sufficient retreat. Situated in the foot hills of Mount Enos at Platies, just off the main road from Argostoli to Poros and Skala with only a few houses within a 1 km radius. Set in its own grounds with one other villa and the owners own house, this property commands breath taking views set back 60m from the edge of the property that drops 200m directly away to the sea, with Zante directly across the water.

The villa has 2 double bedrooms with excellent bathroom facilities and its own private swimming pool with towels provided, all linen is changed mid-week.

The owners Paraskevas & Katrina, personally oversee the running and upkeep of the property, providing a personal tailored service to each set of guests. Paraskevas & Katrina are very personal people with excellent communication skills and are always available for help and provide local information, keeping discreet owner guest relationship.
Local shops and amenities are a short car ride away and the location is ideally set for short trips to either, Lourdata, Lassis, Fanari and Argostoli west of the property or Skala, Poros and Sami to the east.

We have been to Kefalonia many times since the mid 1980’s and have holidayed at some stunning locations, this property and location is the best by miles. You will not be disappointed and like us will be resolved to return again ASAP.

David & Patricia Hudson of Folkestone, Kent

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Liked best: Quiet serenity, wonderful amenities beautiful panoramic views, superb hosts
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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DumDumBoy
London, England
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“Ocean views + Odysseus = Bliss!”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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One of the best holidays myself and the D have taken. From the moment we were greeted by our wonderful host, Paraskevas, at the airport and first took sight of our villa, we knew we'd made the right choice. A fridge filled with local delights confirmed that! From the infinity pool (early morning dips with the ocean in front of us and the mountains behind) to the shaded patio (I enjoy the sun from the shade), everything was perfect. The location in Platies is quiet (which suits us) but you're only 40 minutes from the main town bustle of Argostoli and a shorter drive to Lourdas Beach to the west and the slightly busier Katelios to the east. But if you're looking to just relax with some paperbacks (I'm old school) or a Kindle (D's embraced the digital age) and some fresh feta, tomatoes and olives, well this is the place for you. Paraskevas was the perfect host, a winning combination of available and discreet. If we could have stayed another week, we would have!. Will we be going back? For sure!

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Liked best: That infinity pool
Liked least: Nothing not to like!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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