The Island made famous by the author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Judy is just back from Villa Olivia and report excellent service and excellent food.
Sleeps: 10 (June to September only) 8 the rest of the year
Price Guide 2018:
Summer Period (16 June - 7 September) from €5,027 to €9,291 per week inc. staff of two (chef and daily maid).
• 50m2 Living/Dining room
• Dining Terrace and Sitting Area
• Large Kitchen
• Twin Bedroom with adjacent bathroom
• Double bedroom
• Shower room, WC
• Double bedroom with sea view balcony
• Twin bedroom with small balcony
• Professional in-house chef/cook 6 days a week for peak season The cook prepares breakfast, snacks and also prepares and serves one main meal per day of which up to four meals can be dinners. Low and Mid-season - the cook prepares breakfast only.
• Full time chambermaid service (plus additional maid service in the afternoon plus personal laundry for peak season)
• Private laundry by arrangement out of peak season
• Full concierge service including reservations of cars, boats, motorcycles, restaurants, extra personel and in-house massage
• Swimming pool 12m x 5m
• Fully air conditioned
• Satellite TV, DVD, Hi-Fi system with CD
• Internet connection
• In house massage can be arranged for an extra fee
• Concierge service available
By Car and Ferry boat:
Coming from Athens, take the highway to Patras. When in Patras go to the port and take the ferry-boat to Cephalonia (port of Sami). By Air:
From Athens Airport to the Airport of Cephalonia. There are also charter flights from UK airports to Cephalonia. The Villa Manager arranges for your transfers to and from the airport.
EOT Licence: MHTE No. 0830 K 100589401
"Our villa - in an ancient olive grove near the island's sheltered southern coast - was on a lush lip of land between the sea and the mountains which selflessly trap the passing clouds around their peaks." Country Life Travel
Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and one of the most ruggedly beautiful and dramatic. It has fine beaches (one of which, Myrton, is perhaps the most dramatic in all of Greece), two of the Country’s loveliest caves, lofty fir forests, splendid views and the distinctive lemony dry white wine, Robola, - a great island for a holiday!
Set in the middle of a private olive estate belonging to one of the oldest and most influential families on Cephalonia, the Villa Olivia sits elegantly overlooking the undulating valleys of olive groves down to the sparkling Ionian Sea. The current member of this illustrious Greek family, an ambassador and his wife, have created a pretty ‘barefoot chic’ rural retreat on the edge of their estate exclusively for guests and discerning travellers.
Only 12 km from the Island’s capital Argostoli, 2 km from the Castello di San Giorgio and 900 metres to the sea, the house was recently built to modern specifications but as a traditional Cephalonian style manor house using, where possible, original features including the terracotta roof made out of old tiles.
Elegantly furnished throughout, the fresh and light interior enhances the owner’s personal collection of art and antiques. The large Tuscan-style swimming pool extends right into the terrace and, together with the beautiful garden and lush greenery that surrounds it, provides a frame for the natural beauty of the place.
This villa is, according to the owner, the only one on the island with an in-house cook. She is excellent and, as a result, this is a top culinary and wine tasting destination. Along with the gourmet meals prepared in-house, there is a selection of extremely good local wines available from the Estate cellar which has been created over the years.