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Sea views, private pool, 5 min to beach, restaurants, shops and cafes

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Updated: 22-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Private two bedroom villa, en-suite bathrooms, spacious living area, pool.

Villa Erato sits on the hillside set in tranquil vistas of olive trees and Mediterranean wildflowers. Villa Erato is a modern villa that sits just above Mikros Gialos (also known as Poros) beach (about 5 mins drive) where there are several lovely fish tavernas and restaurants, cafés, motorboat hire and a useful mini market.

This beautiful, south-west facing, villa is perched on the hillside and built in such a way to ensure that wherever you sit you can enjoy gorgeous sea views over the beautiful bay and beach of Mikros Gialos and the vivid blue Ionian Sea and out to the island of Ithaca.

The villa is privately gated with its own parking area, villa Erato has a large open plan lounge/kitchen area with very comfortable sofas from where you can enjoy the majestic view through large sliding doors over the infinity pool and then out to the sea. Light and airy, this property is decorated in uncluttered modern Mediterranean style with high quality fixtures and fittings and every room has been designed to make the most of the views opening out to terraces or balconies. With excellent en suite facilities, it has Wi-Fi, is air conditioned throughout and has insect nets on all windows and doors, this property is ideal for couples or families alike.

The villa is about 15 mins walk from the unspoilt bay of Mikros Gialos it is easy to walk down to the beach but it may be more difficult to walk back in the heat of the day during the summer months. Villa Erato is 15 mins drive from Nidri to the north and Vasiliki in the south. The villa is stylishly furnished with all the mod cons you would need to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable holiday.

Mikros Gialos locally known as Rouda Bay has several excellent tavernas and fish restaurants. There are a handful of cafes plus a well stocked mini-market which also brings fresh bread each morning. You can reach Mikros Gialos on foot from villa Erato in about 20 mins and it is uphill on the way back so perfect if you are going out for an evening meal but beware in the heat of the hot afternoons! There is motorboat hire from the beach in Mikros Gialos and we can arrange this for you if you wish. The bay is perfect for swimming and snorkeling as the water is crystal clear and there are plenty of rocky areas at the sides where you may be lucky to see starfish, hermit crabs, sea cucumbers or even an octopus!

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About the Owner

Lilias Morgan
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Greek
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Calendar last updated:
22 March, 2017

3 Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


relaxing & private

  • 4 of 5

We booked through Owners Direct (as we have for the past 4-5 years, various villas) but were surprised to learn that this villa seems to have been built as a holiday rental rather than being the villa used by an owner (which for us is one of the major pluses and the true spirit of Owners Direct). The villa was clean & well maintained, but when we arrived the infinity pool water level was low & so not really infinity. We had to fill it up ourselves with a hose pipe. There was also a green algal stain around the edge - something we have never had before, previous villa pools being maintained every few days. For us the villa was a little far away from the main towns - in particular Vassiliki. (we had come to Lefkas for the windsurfing at Vass.). We had a car but the road up to the main road was tortuous & became rather tedious everyday. However if you are looking for a place near to the lovely beach at Mikros Gialos, which is quiet & great for little children, then this is fine. We like to eat out every night & there is no shortage of fantastic places around, but again you have to drive & it seems like an awful long way along narrow winding roads in the dark!

The villa itself is comfortable, well equipped, private & a great place to relax. The pool is delicious in the heat. We won't book this particular villa again but only because of the distance from Vassiliki; that's just our personal choice.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely clean villa with a gorgeous view

  • 4 of 5

this was the second villa we stayed in during our 2 week holiday. both villas were owned by the same people. both villas were very clean and well maintained, having everything needed for a great stay. this second week villa has views to die for, along with privacy, great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Perfect Holiday at Villa Erato

  • 5 of 5

First, the way in which our booking was managed was efficient and reassuring. We had a most enjoyable and relaxing time staying in Villa Erato - a lovely villa with a beautiful pool which was always clean (what a good design). We really appreciated the range of food and drinks in the fridge when we arrived after a very early start from Gatwick. Little touches like having pool towels, washing machine and dishwasher detergents made all the difference and showed that a lot of thought had gone into meeting the holidaymakers' needs. Having BBQ fuel and firelighters available (understandably to be replaced by the users) was also a good idea.

We have rented villas on many Greek islands for the last 30 years and have now put our latest experience on Lefkada top of the list in every way.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Preveza (PVK) at 45 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Poros at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Nidri at 7 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Egnatia at 145 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Poros at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Poros - Mikros Gialos at 2 Kilometres Car: necessary

Mikros Gialos also known as Poros Bay or Rouda Bay is beautiful and unspoiled. It is a small bay in the south of the island of Lefkas with a lovely shingle beach lined with traditional fish Tavernas and cafes. The sea is crystal clear, perfect for snorkeling and boat hire is available for those who would like to visit some of the endless coves and tiny bays close by.

Lefkas Town, 30 mins drive, is the main commercial centre. There is a quayside road south of the causeway entrance with a bustling marina. The High Street runs through the centre of town and is also known as the ‘Pazari’, this is the main street for shopping and cafes. A mid-morning coffee in the square is ideal for a break and a perfect opportunity to see the Lefkadians in ‘action’! The architecture has been mainly influenced by the Venetians and the post Byzantine traditions but also by the Turkish and the English. The houses in the main part of the town are two storey buildings, very closely packed, without yards or gardens and with narrow alleyways running between them. It is lovely to walk around the back streets of the town where you are also more likely to see the typical Lefkadian houses wrapped in brightly painted corrugated iron.

Geni, 15 mins drive, is a pretty little coastal village on the east coast with an abundance of great fish tavernas located on the water's edge.

Nidri, 15 mins drive, is the primary holiday resort on Lefkas. There are a variety of tavernas, restaurants and cafes here, also a handful of bars and a couple of nightclubs. The majority of shopping and tourist facilities are on the main street. On the seafront, known as the ‘Paralia’, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Pringiponissa islands - amongst which is Scorpios, owned by the Onassis family.

Desimi beach, 15 mins drive. White pebbled and family friendly with warm shallows, Desimi beach is set into a picturesque bay looking out to the Meganisi channel and Meganisi itself. Choose from two excellent family run tavernas supplied with fresh fish daily and offering traditional delights from the oven and local wines. Pedalos, canoes and rental boats are available the hire from the beach, and the nearby cave of Agios Nicolas is just a short paddle away!

Ag. Nikitas, 40 mins drive, on the north-west tip of the island, is a pretty little village surrounded by fabulous beaches such as Pefkoulia, Kathisma and Kalamitsi. The nucleus of the village has been placed under preservation order, thus maintaining the traditional Ionian ambiance.

Syvota Bay, 10 mins drive, is in the south-east at the head of a large bay and has an outstanding natural harbour. Syvota is wonderful for an evening meal with great fish tavernas by the sea.

Vassiliki, 10 mins drive, in the south is a self-contained tourist resort with a full range of facilities. The harbour is lined with restaurants and cafés and the main street has a fair number of shops. Many sailing companies operate from here and you may hire windsurf boards on a daily or hourly basis. Vassiliki has a ferry port operating a service to Cephalonia and Ithaca.

Nidri Beach - Pefkakia,15 mins drive, is a long sandy beach dotted with restaurants and hotels on the outskirts of the town. Excellent for children as it is very shallow for a relatively long way in and does not shelve steeply. There are water-sports facilities including paragliding, wakeboarding, water skiing and fun rides.

Kalamitsi Beach, approx. 1 hr drive, is one of the most beautiful beaches on Lefkas. Fine shingle dotted with rock formations and a long stretch of pure white beach. There are two small cafés and not much with regards to sun beds and beach facilities.

Porto Katsiki Beach, approx. 40mins drive, and the best known beach on Lefkada, is today considered one of the most outstanding in the whole of Europe. This is a beach of exceptional beauty at the most southern tip of the island. A gorgeous shingle beach framed by high limestone cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise water. There are cafes and tavernas at the beach and sunbed facilities on the beach.

Engremni Beach, approx. 40mins drive. There are 296 or so, steps leading down to this stunning, virginal fine shingle beach. One of the top beaches in the Ionian Sea this is a must for visitors to Lefkas island. As with Porto Katsiki it is a gorgeous beach framed by high limestone cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise water.

Motorboat hire is a must as it can open up a realm of uninhabited beaches and coves. The motorboat includes the provision of a map of the boating area, buoyancy aids, flares, oars and anchors. Detailed instructions will also be given for operation and mooring and a full local back-up service is provided. There are many small deserted coves on the coast and excellent snorkelling areas where you can enjoy the local marine life such as Sea Urchins, Sea cucumbers, Red Star Fish and when overturning stones or rocks perhaps you may find Brittle Starfish or even Octopus

Prices and Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Bird
30 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
21 May 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
18 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
2 Jul 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Peak Season
9 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Mid Season
3 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Mid Season
17 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low Season
24 Sep 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Generous welcome hamper included in the price

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Mar-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Housekeeping
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village


  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • En-suite to Double bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • En-suite to Twin bedroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin - 2 Single Bed
  • Double - 1 Double Bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

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