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Villa Varkoula with pergola shade
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Ideal location for a quite relaxing holiday The swimming pool has an overflow cleaning system keeping the water crystal clear
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Villa Varkoula with pergola shade
Ideal location for a quite relaxing holiday
The swimming pool has an overflow cleaning system keeping the water crystal clear
Villa Varkoula entrance
Lounge opening onto large patio with pool
Master bedroom with spacious en-suite bathroom and walk-in shower
Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine
Twin bedroom with spacious en-suite bathroom and walk-in shower
Let the kids have fun in the pool whilst relaxing enjoying the fantastic views from the patio
Fabulous changing views over the valley and to the sea beyond
Xi beach and it's famous clay cliffs with healing and skin cleansing properties
Water sports Xi beach
Xi beach with fine red sand and inflatable game only 15 minutes walk away
Kounopetra water park is great for a day out and takes only 10 minutes to get there
Lixouri promenade with many restaurants
Lixouri pedestrian market
Villa Varkoula pool and views
Lixouri Harbour
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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TaLeDa
Maastricht, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent location and great villa!”
Reviewed 30 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

First time in Kefalonia and what a wonderful Island this is :) the house is great and the service too. Welcome package is a very nice gesture and we felt really well accommodated. The pool is great, kids loved it and were in it all day long (before and after beach) but unfortunately we had problem with wasps so we had to be careful around the pool. The wasps were not aggressive so we peacefully lived around the pool together with them but there were hundreds of them so it was a bit inconvenient. The pool maintainer and owner however did everything in there power to help us with this problem so only good things about that. The house is very good situated (not for young folk looking for night life), you do need a car though. It's nicely private (for skinny dippers) and with some wonderful beaches in the area... Xi is very pretty and quit commercial but Vatsa (try Vatsa club restaurant on the beach) and Mega Lakkos (Fishbones taverna) are quite and more 'alternative' beaches (still with sun beds and umbrellas).. in Lixouri you have ferry to Argostoli which you can do with car or without and in Argostoli you have some more shops and restaurants (ferry takes about 20min and costs a few euro per person).

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Liked best: The pool and good state of the house
Liked least: Wasps around the pool area :)
Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
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John B
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquil and relaxing”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Comfortable, well-designed and well-located, the villa provided the base for a holiday from which we really didn't want to return. The pool is located on the terrace outside the bedroom doors, so a morning swim was the perfet way to start the day. A car is essential, but it is within easy reach of several beautiful, quiet sandy beaches as well as the more lively Xi beach. Eating out was easy. The quality of food and drink was good and the prices were reasonable. The attention to detail was evident throughout the villa, right down to the thoughtfully put together welcome packs.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The wasps!
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Trevor S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fresh comfortable accommodation, well situated for peaceful beach at Vatsa”
Reviewed 10 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Nice villa, well looked after, with good pool. Plenty of room both inside and out. Welcome pack was very good. Owner was very responsive and helpful. A couple of local restaurants were excellent. In particular we liked Captain Nicolas, a traditional and authentic greek taverna, which had superb views towards the sea at Vatsa, was family run and very friendly with excellent food cooked by 'Grandma'.....a must with Moussaka to die for! Spaggios, just down the lane from Captain Nicolas and on the beach, was also very good with excellent choice of fresh fish.....try the tuna....excellent cooked medium.

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Liked best: The pool and surroundings which offered sun and shade
Liked least: Building work going on across the road which caused some noise early on a couple of mornings
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Iman A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Wonderful villa in great location”
Reviewed 8 March 2015 for a stay in August 2014

This villa was absolutely perfect for our needs. It is well equipped and very comfortable and the pool is just great. The kids used the pool every day and we would sometimes eat our dinner on the patio outside which was lovely.
The villa is in an excellent location, just 5 minutes drive from the beach at Xi. There are several good restaurants in the area and a supermarket 10 minutes away.
We've enjoyed the villa so much that we are planning our 3rd visit shortly!

Travelling group: Young Children
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Iman A
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Lovely, comfortable villa in a great location”
Reviewed 18 October 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This was our third trip to Kefalonia and probably the best yet. The villa is of a very high standard with a fantastic pool and everything you might need. The location was ideal for us as we are very fond of the beach at Xi. There are shops and restaurants within a few minutes drive and the town of Lixouri is not too far away.
The accommodation was perfect for our family (we have 2 children aged 5 and 8). We loved eating outside by the side of the pool and also appreciated the peace and quiet in the evenings. Excellent all round.
Minor irritations: the wasps outside and dripping from the air-conditioning unit.

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Liked best: The location and the pool
Liked least: the air-con unit in the bedroom dripping
Travelling group: Young Children
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