Kefalonia Holiday Villas
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian group of islands. Its beautiful and much photographed beaches may not come as a surprise and you may have heard of its scenic pine clad mountains, you may already be familiar with Greek hospitality and perhaps have experience of the Mediterranean climate but this is one island that far exceeds its reputation and really is as pretty as a picture or should we say the picture.
Opportunities for cycling, walking, windsurfing, riding and caving will keep the active busy. But if you prefer to explore in a more leisurely manner then regular pleasure boats make the short ‘hop’ over to the mythical Island of Ithaca or go ‘island hopping’ taking in Lefkas, Meganissi and Skorpidi (owned by the Onassis family). If you get hooked by seafaring then you can hire a small boat and take off to discover your own beach. By car you can drive between pine clad hillsides where monasteries dot the countryside or along scenic coastal routes stopping at picturesque harbours where yachts gently bob at anchor and pastel tinted houses line the quaysides.
The island is a natural wonderland; home to wild horses that roam the natural park on the slopes of Mount Aenos, its highest mountain, and nesting ground to loggerhead turtles that come to bury their eggs in the soft warm sand of its beaches. There are underground lakes and limestone caves and all along its 250 kms of coast where azure sea meets limestone cliffs or pine clad hills in a wash of turquoise at an abundance of small undeveloped bays.
Many of the long sandy south and east coast beaches have grown into small and sophisticated beach resorts but with no building over 3 stories permitted, tourism has been contained, maintaining a pleasant laid back atmosphere.
For those with an interest in the past, Kefalonia has a diverse history which can be explored in the Museum in Argostoli the capital and whilst there, the walk across the 900 m bridge to Drapano is a must or the short ferry ride across to the Lixouri peninsular from which you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins in the bay. Stop for a coffee or something more substantial at one of the tavernas on the elegant waterfront or amongst the palm tree lined streets.
The Kefalonians themselves are known for their hospitality so that wherever you go you’ll be greeted by a hardly discernable nod of the head and a ‘yassou’ and very soon you’ll find yourself answering and relaxing into the Greek way of life.
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We love holidays, we love talking holidays and we're enthusiastic about Freelance Holiday Villas. Between us we have over 70 years of experience at work and on holiday, and as we have stayed in many of our Villas, we know the little details, so if you can't find them on our website, please call us and put us to the test. The Freelance Holidays difference is: We know the places.
Kefalonia Local Service
Diane Steger, (pictured left) is our Greece Operations Director. She and her able staff, based at Diana's Travel near Chania, oversee our agency in Lassi, Kefalonia. If you should need any advice or help whilst on your Kefalonia Villa holiday you will only ever be a phone call (or text) away 24hrs a day-7 days a week. You'll be in good, experienced hands so you can totally relax.
Your Villa or Apartment in Crete will be meticulously prepared for your arrival and equipped with our famous Villa information file, which contains very practical information about your Kefalonia Villa or Apartment, useful tips about your area and further afield. Interesting routes to places in Kefalonia that shouldn't be missed, beach maps plus a whole lot more, so that you can quickly get your bearings. A helpful recommended taverna guide is also provided so that you are pointed in the right direction from day one.
James & Karen Hartfield, Villa Argostoli, Kefalonia
"Just returned from 2 glorious weeks in Kefalonia (your Villa in Kefalonia, Argostoli) Just wanted to let you know we loved it and will be back, please pass on our thanks to Diane who telephoned us on our first day and sorted out our WiFi (our fault we did not look in the Villa file for the password!) and thanks for the cakes left by the owner."
Latest review - Villa Dimitra, Kefalonia
"We loved every minute of our stay at villa dimitra. The location in the small settlement of Spartia was idyllic, so peaceful and charming. A great location with panoramic views of the sea from the view were truly breath taking, making lazy days spent by the pool feel like true Zen. Early evening it's well worth taking a stroll from the villa and down to the sea as you follow the track to an awesome rock -formation which emerges from the sea. I would recommend this villa to couples, family's and friends..."Rachel & Jack - May 2016