Villa Voltara is a beautiful villa tucked away down a dirt track with what is arguably one of the best views in Kefalonia. The owner Kostas is a very attentive host who met us at the dock of Lixouri so we could follow him back to the villa on the first night, this was a god send as we arrived from the UK late at night so were struggling to get to grips with the LH drive hire car and there is no street lighting in Kefalonia.
The villa has absolutely everything you could need, the pool was serviced daily and the villa cleaned and towels changed every other day by a very lovely cleaner.
The best thing is the peace and tranquility, the swallows dip in and out of the pool and all you can hear is the crickets and goat bells in the valley.
The area is isolated but within a short drive to everything you could need, there is a supermarket just down the street but it was closed on Sunday and fairly basic, there are much better ones in Lixouri itself less than 5 minutes away where there was more fresh produce available and these are open on Sunday.
Xi beach is very close in the other direction with beach bars and restaurants and water activities suitable for teens but if you turn right instead of left and follow the signs to the water park there is a smaller quieter cove which was more to my taste. The water park was basic if you compare to the more commercial ones in Spain or the USA but actually was very lovely and great fun we had a great afternoon there and our teens went a second time.
Kostas checked on us daily by text so we never felt isolated if anything went wrong.
I would definitely recommend this villa, we booked through Airbnb but would have no worried about booking directly if we visit again which we certainly hope to do.
We've travelled to Kefalonia party of five (4 adults and one teenage kid). The island is goreous! A lot of places to visit and the beaches are the most beautiful part! We lived on Villa Voltera and it was as great as we expected! It looked just like on the pictures. The house, furniture are brand new, every room has bathroom and aircondition, the kitchen is fully equiped. The owner Kostas was more than hospitable! In the airport there was ataxi waiting for us, the fridge was full of water, milk and fruits. The pool is nice and clean and there is a great view to the hills and the sea. The best part is that there is no other houses around! So it's very quite and peacefull. There is one supermarket 3 minutes drive and Lixuri with all the restaraunts and shops is 7 minutes by car. The beaches are all in druving distance, but the island is not to big, so it's not a problem! The longest distance is the Antisamos beach and it's about an hour. Other wonderful beaches like Mirtos and Xi are closer.
The villa is suitable to any company - whether you like parties or relax. We highly recommebd it and would love to come back!