Villa in Metaxata, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece - Gloriously peaceful and perfect Location in the heart of the village of Metaxata.
Luxury three bedroom villa with sea views and large pool to rear of property. The villa provides an ideal setting for a family holiday during the school holidays or "The place" for a group of friends sharing. Perfect romantic setting for our honeymooners and for couples who need to relax and spend time together away from the crowd. The pool is simply stunning, with views overlooking the mountain range of Mount Aeinos and the ancient setting of St Georgos a 14th century castle in their view! Enjoy the pleasures of the outside BBQ and comfortable lounge area, taking in the breathtaking sunsets. Watch as the mountains turn to an array of colours towards sunset. Villa Apollo nestles in a beautiful tropical and well maintained garden and is located in the village of Metaxata the home of Lord Byron.We are just minutes away from Avithos beach with views across the Ionian Sea. Just 10 mins from the airport. 1km from the beautiful village of Lakithra. close to Spartia and St Thomas Bay. The capital Argostoli is only a 10 minute drive.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely villa in great location
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
Andy Blantern/ family 08.We had an absolutely fantastic time and I am happy to provide references. Fabulous house in a great location and it was perfect for us. Lovely to have such a superior level of fittings and luxury.
Corrinne Crewe 5 guests.08. We had a great time in Kefalonia.Villa was great, well equipped beautiful and well maintained. Thank you again.You have a beautiful home and I felt inspired.
Kyetil & Family June 09.Wonderful villa,loved the pool.
Carlene x 6 July 09. Had a fab time.Villa/pool amazing!
M.Cubleyx8 2011.Villa exceeded our expectations,location suited us.Had everything we needed views from the balconies were what dreams are made off
T.Griffiths x10 11' Gorgeous villa wonderful 2 weeks
Jan Rnic X 4 July 2013. 3rd visit to Villa Apollo gorgeous villa love soaking up the sun by amazing pool.
Maggie March X 8 Aug 2013. Fantastic holiday made all the better by having such a wonderful place to stay. Villa lived up to our expectations!!
Suzman x 4 June 2014 Fab! Fab! Fab! villa & pool, perfect location loved it all.
Assan x 3 July 2014 Wonderful villa and holiday we will return.
Sewell x 6 August 2014 The best holiday yet! villa lived up to our expectations and the pool and gardens amazing. Thank you.
Hodge x 4 Sept 2014 This was our 2nd stay at Villa Apollo and it was just as superb as the 1st time. We will return to enjoy this luxurious place and the wonderful locals of Metaxata and its hospitality.
4.8 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely villa in great location
Beautiful, well maintained villa with high quality furnishings and equipment. Lovely, very large pool just outside the back gate which we had to ourselves most days. Highlight was day out on Cloud Nine with Maz and Ray. Highly recommended!
Beautiful villa, excellent sized pool
Beautiful, clean, well equipped villa in a lovely little village. Easy drive to the beaches 5 mins ish away and near enough to Lassi approx 10 mins and Argostoli approx 15 mins max drive. Very friendly and helpful owners. The villa is set in beautiful gardens with plenty of outdoor seating areas which we all loved and made full use of!! The pool is an excellent size however it is shared and does get extremely busy so not particularly relaxing, however, if you are wanting some peace & quiet you can easily move to the comfy settee and chairs at the front of the property. Had a wonderful 2 weeks in Kefalonia staying at Villa Apollo (been to Kefalonia many times before but not for about 8 years) and it was great to be back on such a stunning island. The only negative I would have about the villa is apart from the en suite bathroom, the other two bathrooms are really quite small and a bit claustrophobic but I used the en suite so all good there!!
Modern, well kept villa, in a great location
A perfect location for our first visit to Kefalonia for a special Birthday. Villa Apollo had everything we needed, modern clean space with a great pool to relax when not sightseeing on this beautiful island. The village is small, however served by small local grill, with good, basic food. A few other Restaurants within 10-15 mins walk worth a visit. Would recommend for family holiday. Our Family also went out with Maz and Ray on their boat which was an absolutely fantastic day, well worth it if you get the chance.
15 mins by car to Argostolli
stylish, spacious villa in a lovely location
The villa is situated in a small, friendly village and has a massive pool which on the whole is a place of tranquillity. The villa has the best access to the pool with 6 comfortable pool side loungers and deep, comfy cushions for the sole use of people staying at the villa. Inside is spacious and the decor is well maintained.
Everything is easy, perfect for a relaxing holiday. The balcony's have stunning views over both mountains and the bay of Avithos.
Maz, the owner, is attentive without being intrusive. A very friendly lady with lots of knowledge of the island.
The gardens win every time..as soon as you step outside, each area has been carefully thought through for happy, easy days and evenings. Lots of sitting areas means enjoyment of the sun or shade, depending. The gardens are pretty and filled with colour.
A big benefit is the vine covered parking, to keep the car very cool.
This is the second year running that the three of us have stayed and the eighth time in different Kefalonian villas.
This one stands out in the crowd for us.
Fantastic Villa, beautiful location
Villa Apollo in Metaxata is a fantastic location if staying in Kefalonia. Upon arrival you are met by Maz, who shows you around the Villa and recommends areas to see and places to eat etc. the Villa is spotlessly clean, and the pool is so inviting my 2 boys were in within 10 minutes.The beds are comfortable and all 3 have a balcony some some stunning views. The American fridge with icemaker is a godsend and was used regularly.
A car is required although the local supermarket stocks all the essentials, and is within 1 minute of the Villa. The local grill is next door to the supermarket and provides superb grilled food and very cheap prices (6 of us ate with drinks for 40 euros).
We also hired Maz,s boat for a day and we all had the greatest day of our holiday which allowed us to visit bays unaccessable by car. We were wined and dined and I even had Pink Floyd playing the speaker system on our return! If you have a chance DO IT.
Overall this is the best Villa we have ever stayed in, the owners are always willing to help and our only regret is having to come home.
Fantastic villa in an ideal location
This villa is absolutely stunning and spotlessly clean, but feels like a home from home, so we felt relaxed right away. The pool, gardens and views are really beautiful. Property owner Maz was very friendly and welcoming, and gave us all the information and help we needed for a great holiday. We had booked a day out sailing with Maz and Ray on their yacht, and this could not have been a more enjoyable day, they are excellent hosts. The property is centrally located near Argostoli, so we found it easy to drive all over the island to explore. The beaches are all different, and all amazing, our particular favourite being nearby Avithos, but we loved the watersports at Lassi, the sunset at Xi and the views at Antisamos.
We were very sorry to have to leave at the end of our stay, and we would definately love to come back to Villa Apollo again. It is very highly recommended!
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Sailing. Private yacht available.
5 mins drive from the beach of Avithos, with crystal clear waters and sandy
beaches ideal for families.
Spartia, St Thomas Bay,Lourdata.. to name just a few. Fabulous beaches and bays all within 10/20 mins drive. Our South West coast is an array of beautiful beaches with coastal views across to the island of Zante/Zakinthos.
8 mins away by car to the local airport of Kefalonia. Planes approach/depart over the sea, hence no noise! Nearest main port is in the capital of Argostoli. We also have the local port of Pesada nearby with daily ferries to Zante. 25-30 mins to the port of Sami where you can take the local ferries. Car hire is recommended to take in the island. Local bus service operates through our village and stops a few metres from the villa daily.
The villa overlooks the village of Koukamelata and is known as one of the most historical and beautiful villages on the island with exceptional views of the Islet of Dias and coastline of Livathos. The village hosts classical concerts, musical events and local displays of dancing and festivities, not to be missed! Ask the locals for info they are only too happy to share in the local culture. Nearby Lakithra village with tavernas and small markets, bakeries and local shops. Baker delivers daily.
The villa overlooks the ancient Castle of St Georgos (14th century) and is close to the Tombs of Mazarakata. The pretty village church is close by, with our local giros/taverna within a stones throw. Surrounded by beautiful countryside with many paths for walking, take your cameras! We are so lucky to have some wonderful tavernas in our area of Livathos. Banks and large supermarkets are found in Argostoli with local markets for fresh vegetables/fruit/fish. Nightclubs to be found mainly in the capital. Discounted car hire by a local provider arranged for our guests staying at Villa Apollo. Also available for guests at Villa Apollo a private yacht with daily rates that apply.
We can also provide:
Health Spa & Massage Service
Private Chef for dinner parties
Private Dance Teacher
Driver to greet you at the airport & transfer to villa.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
2 Oct 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Nov 2016 - 15 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Deposit of £300, payable in advance at time of booking. With balance of full payment 6 weeks prior to departure. A refundable security deposit of £150 will be required. Payable 6 weeks prior to departure. This will be refunded to you upon your return to the UK.
Preferred day for changeover is Saturdays/Sundays/Tuesdays subject to availability. But we are flexible. We try to accommodate our guests as much as possible and can arrange a late stay depending on flight arrivals and departures.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Please contact the owners direct for winter rental rates.
Air con supplement applies.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Air Conditioning
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Freezer ...
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Music Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Private Pool
- Private Chef
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- jet skiing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- water skiing
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
- En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath, shower, wc and vanity unit. 2 Hairdryers provided. Bathroom 2 with double shower, wc, basin. Bathroom 3 situated downstairs with double shower, wc, basin and washing machine. Bath/hand towels provided.
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super king-size bed, en-suite shower/bath and balcony. Bedroom 2 King sized/balcony Bedroom 3 Twin beds & sofa bed if required. All bedrooms have plenty of fitted wardrobes and private balconies all with sea views.
- Balcony ...
- Boat ...
- Terrace ...
- Garden ...
- Veranda ...
- Tennis ...
- Notes on accommodation: There are plenty of wardrobes & drawers fitted in all bedrooms. Private balconies from all bedrooms with sea and mountain views with age old Olive trees and beautiful gardens and spectacular scenery all around as far as the eye can see. Every room throughout Villa Apollo is furnished to a very high standard and style and is immaculate throughout. Outside: The pool is truly spectacular with direct access at the rear of the property to our large shared pool. Watch your children play safely as you sit back and smile! kick back and relax and read away the hours. The pool is the largest on the island and is kept in pristine condition as are the gardens. Sun loungers are provided. A large shaded veranda beside the kitchen where you can breakfast/lunch or dine. A large spacious patio with a stone built BBQ and covered gazebo lounge area for outside dining! To the front of the property another shaded veranda with a lounge/table area for you to enjoy a glass of wine taking in the gardens and the atmosphere of the village. Villa Apollo has a large driveway for 3 cars under a shaded carport to the side of the front gardens. Beautiful newly laid lawns with lush tropical flowers and island shrubs enhance these gardens for you to admire and enjoy. Utility Room: Washing machine to be found in downstairs bathroom. Ironing board/iron/linen baskets/washing lines/dryers are all provided for your use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Upon arrival you will be met at the Villa to be shown around and to hand over keys. Bathroom towels and linen are provided but you need to provide your own beach towels. Our representative is on call should you require any assistance during your stay.