We had a lovely week here at Kostas’ home.
It is a spacious house in a fairly remote location, yet close to Lixouri for shops/restaurants and beautiful beaches close by. The house has lovely views (and wonderful, particularly at sunrise) across the bay towards Argostoli.
Kostas is a truly wonderful host. He quickly made contact after booking and was always there to answer any questions and was extremely helpful. The house was very easy to find using Kostas map/sat nav. The house is located close to a supermarket (few mins drive away) and the town of Lixouri with tavernas, shops etc.
The house is well equipped (in particular the kitchen) and clean, comfortable and simply furnished. It was cleaned every other day. The fridge was very well stocked for our arrival - thank you!
The children enjoyed playing in the pool and looking after the cat and her kittens. Note, they do not come in the house.
We would definitely recommend.
Situated off the road in Anemomilos on the Palliki peninsula in western Cephalonia. Stunning views from patio overlooking the straights between the two sides of the island with Mount Enos in the background. Only sound are of sheep/goat bells and occasionally the people who look after them. Villa is aseptically spotless and is maintained so by the maid every 2 days.The pool is cleaned every day. Kostas the manager/owner is very helpful and always available by 'Whatsapp' or text, but is in no way obtrusive. I would give this villa a five star rating on all counts
Kostas's villa is a fantastic base to visit Kefalonia, especially if you like to stay away from the tourist areas. Kostas met us at the port to help us find the villa which is tucked away in a beautiful spot with lovely views and away from other houses.
The villa has everything you need and both villa and pool were kept immaculately clean. Kostas regularly kept in touch with us to check if everything was ok and helped us with recommendations of places to visit and to eat. He even left food an drink in the villa to help us settle in. There is a supermarket a 3 minute drive away, so it was easy to stock up while we were there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our week at the villa and would highly recommend a stay here. Thanks Kostas :-)
We were looking for a quiet well appointed villa for a relaxing weeks holiday. Villa Voltera does not disappoint. Located along a narrow track jst a few kilometers from the attractive town of Lixouri it has 3 good sized bedrooms all with their own en-suites. Overall the accommodation is modern, clean and well appointed. Having said this we didn't spend any time inside the Villa, other than to sleep. The main attraction is the wonderful terrace and pool area offering stuning views of the hills and sea. Importantly there are no other villas within hearing distance. Just 3 minues away is a very well stocked supermarket and within 10 minutes some stunning beaches and great beach bars and restaurants.
Our host Kostas was incredibly attentive arranging taxis, boats and generally being there to assist any time of the day. Unfortunately there is not enough space to extol the virtues of Voltera - We loved Kefallonia and couldn't think of a better place to stay on the island than here.
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.