Ithaka Villa

  • Location: Beach / Coast
    Agios Ioannis white pebble beach: 10km (15 miny by car)
  • Kefalonia Airport (EFL): 85km (3hs by car and ferry)
    Vathy ferry terminal: 20km (30 mins by car)
    Car recommended
    Free parking
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An introduction to Ithaka Villa

How would you describe Ithaka Villa in a nutshell?

The villa is a secluded vacation rental in a little village on a tiny, peaceful island called Ithaca just off Kefalonia in Greece.

What was your inspiration to buy the villa and rent it out as a vacation rental?

My wife is originally from Greece and together we were looking to buy a villa in her home country, preferably in the Ionian Islands. The tourists that visit the islands are very different from the rest of Greece; they are mostly families and people looking for quiet vacations.

Finally we found this place in Ithaca, which the previous owners had rented out to holiday guests. At first our intention wasn’t to rent out the house but we eventually decided to go the same route.

How would you describe the villa and its atmosphere?

The villa used to be an old olive oil press that we restored according to the way it was built over a century ago. That is what makes me fond of the place.

We have 6,500 square metres of land with a huge garden and a swimming pool. We’d like to build a kitchen and lounge area next to the pool and grow olive trees here as well. We have a lot of ideas and there’s still a lot of opportunity for the place.

How would you describe the interior style at the villa?

The outside of the villa was kept the same, but on the inside we wanted to bring everything up to modern standards. We put in concrete floors and furnished it with mostly simple but modern furniture mixed with some older pieces as well.

Ithaka Villa
Ithaka Villa terrace
Veranda and pool
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bedroom and bathroom
Kitchen and dining area
Villa terrace
Harbour village
Ithaca beach

Ithaka Villa rooms & rates

The building is shaped in an L form, with one part as the main facility that has a kitchen and a living room. The living room is not very big and we deliberately chose not to include a TV in the house as most of the time is spent outdoors. But we do have WiFi if guests need it.

The other part of the villa is where the bedrooms are on two separate floors. Two bedrooms are on the upper level with one master bedroom, and on the ground floor there are two other rooms. The villa can accommodate up to 8 people.

There’s a large outdoor space with a swimming pool, terrace, barbecue, and a garden. The house sits only one kilometre from the Ionian sea and has views of the beautiful mountains surrounding the villa.

We have a manager who is available for check-ins and check-outs and also does the housecleaning once a week on Wednesday. She can arrange and organise activities and offer recommendations.

  • Ithaka Villa for 8 people / 240 m²
    / night
    • 3 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 4 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchen
    • 1 Other rooms
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)
Included in the rates
Villa rental rates include one cleaning per week and linen change on Wednesday.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. A baby cot and high chair is available on request.
Minimum stay
7 nights
Check in time
after 12:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • Swimming pool
  • WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
  • Music system
  • BBQ area
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair dryer

Things to do in Kefalonia & Itháki

  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing

It’s good to rent a car or motorbike to visit the whole island. Our guests can also rent little boats and travel from one bay to another or even to another island. Kefallonia is about 30 to 45 mins by small motor boat and no special license is required to rent those boats.

There are also many beaches close by that our guests can visit easily. All the beaches on Ithaca are pebble beaches with very clear, blue water that is perfect for snorkelling. You can bring a picnic to eat on the beach. There are also more touristic beaches on the south side of the island, but they will be much more crowded.

Diving lessons are offered at the diving centre nearby and our guests can also go sailing or bicycle around the island. Most people just rest and relax however, enjoying the peace of the villa.

The location of Ithaka Villa

The capital of Ithaca is in the southern part and the villa in the northern part of the island. We are 1.5 kilometer away from a little port called Frikes and 6 kilometers away from another beautiful little port called Kioni. Those are places very well known by the sailors, so there are a lot of sailboats mooring there over night during the summer.

From Frikes, about 1.5 kilometres away, is a little village called Stavros where there are mini markets that our guests can visit. If they require a lot of groceries, they can also go to the capital city.

From the villa in the north to the capital in the south takes about 30 mins by car.

From Kefalonia you can take a taxi to the Port of Sami, which is about 30 mins away. Then you hop on a ferry that will take 30 mins to go to Ithaca, from where it will take 20 mins by cab to go to the villa.

Sea taxis are also available to take our guests to the nearest port, but they can be quite expensive at around €250.

When is the best time to visit Kefalonia?

The best months to visit Greece are probably June and September. While in July and August the area is not so crowded it can also be quite hot. May and October can be a bit colder at night, but they’re still good visiting times. The sea is still warm in October. We’re also open November through April and those months tend to be a lot less crowded as well.