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Tranquil Location, 800m from Village, Close Beaches for Water Sports & Tavernas

Overview

Property

Updated: 10-Apr-2016
Villa Dionysos in Fterno, near Nidri, Lefkada (Lefkas), Ionian Islands, Greece. - Private Pool, Fully Air-conditioned. Breathtaking Sea Views

Greek Tourist Board licence 0831K91000547401 (12/6/13)

Dionysos is very secluded and stands in over an acre of land, surrounded by olive groves, overlooking the tranquil village of Fterno. With spectacular views of the Ionian sea and the nearby Islands of Arkoudi, Atokos, Petalou, Kythros, Ithika and Kefalonia. The Villa was built in 2009 to an excellent quality and is tastefully furnished with 4 bedrooms, split between 2 levels, a spacious lounge and a fully fitted kitchen with separate dining area. The Infinity Pool is surrounded by a large private patio that includes a covered area for alfresco dining. It is a child friendly home that is spacious enough for more than one family to share and enjoy. Within easy walking distance (800m) is the village of Fterno, where there are 2 family run tavernas and a coffee shop. Just a short drive away are the bustling port towns of Nidri and Vasiliki which have many tavernas, bars, shops, nightlife and great water sports facilities.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I live in Cheshire with my husband, our 3 children, Sammy 24, twins Abi and Charlotte 19 and our 2 golden retriever dogs. We enjoy walking, swimming, relaxing and entertaining. We have close friends living on Lefkas and fell in love with the beautiful green island when we first visited them in May 2007. The first place in the world where we would dream to live, other than the UK.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

We have spent many years holidaying in Villas as a family and with friends and none compare with Villa Dionysos. The villa is luxurious in every respect, and extremely spacious (there were 8 of us – 3 generations), whilst the location is absolutely stunning with magnificent views out to sea. Every need is catered for, and Diana’s care and attention is second to none, all of which ensured that we enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing 2 week holiday. We cannot recommend Villa Dionysos highly enough.



Fantastic facilities, superb location, so well thought out. Starter pack was a great help. We had a brilliant holiday, will book again.



Excellent accommodation, I am serious when I say that this is the best villa we have stayed in so far, & this was the 6th year we spent our holidays together. The house itself is so well conceived and equipped that even though we were 10 we had our own space.
Oct 2013
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Stunning views from stunning villa

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous place to spend a relaxing week. The villa is situated above the village with gorgeous views of the sea and over nearby islands. The villa is spacious and private. You do need a sturdy car if you want to explore beyond the village and to access some lovely local beaches and restaurants. Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning Sheila and your family, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. We are all so pleased that Villa Dionysos and the Island of Lefkas provided you all with such an amazing holiday. Your kind words and positive feedback are so appreciated, this makes myself and my support team of valued friends efforts so worthwhile. I am so pleased you all had a wonderful holiday and that my Villa provided you will all with your home comforts. I hope we will be able to share our Villa with you all again someday. Kindest Regards Diana
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Fantastic Villa

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic villa set in a ideal location, away from the more populated resorts but close enough to be there in minutes if that is what you are looking for. The villa really has it all, size, space, facilities and an absolutely fantastic view towards the islands of Ithaka and Kefalonia. Thanks to all the 'team' for not only looking after the villa and the pool for the two weeks we were there, but for being so friendly and sharing their local knowledge with us. We all thoroughly loved the villa and its location, and needless to say we had a fantastic relaxing holiday. We would highly recommend a tour around the island and stop off for lunch at the laughing Goat in Karya village square. Also a must is the butchers in Sivros who insists that you pick your own cuts of meat from his fridge before cooking them to perfection for you. Technology has really past this guy by as he writes your bill out on the tablecloth when you have finished your meal. Not al la carte but what a memorable experience! Loved the drive down to the shingle beaches of the east coast and the early morning swims. Beautiful sandy beaches on the west coast but be prepared for the crowds! Great range of water sports in Vassiliki and we would recommend a trip around the islands on the MS Christina.Highly informative and great value. Finally thanks to Di and her family for making booking so easy and all the help and advice beforehand. We would definitely recommend this villa to friends and relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Morning James and your family, What a wonderful review to read as my first email of the day. Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this review. We are all absolutely thrilled that Villa Dionysos and the Island of Lefkas provided you all with such an amazingly successful holiday. Your kind words and positive feedback are so appreciated, this makes myself and my support team friends efforts so worthwhile. I am so pleased you all had a wonderful holiday and that my Villa provided you will all with your home comforts. Yours comments regarding your Island experience are all so helpful for new potential guests, thank you again. I hope we will be able to share our Villa with you all again someday. Kindest Regards Diana
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week on our second holiday to this fantastic villa. The villa is in a stunning situation with friendly tavernas nearby and a 10 min drive to the beautiful port of Sivota below. The infinity pool looks towards Ithika and Kephalonia- an amazing place to unwind!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for providing your review. We were absolutely thrilled when you returned for your second visit. Your kind words and positive feedback are so appreciated, this makes all our efforts worthwhile. I am so pleased you all had a wonderful holiday and that Villa Dionysos again provided you will all your home comforts. I hope we will be able to share our Villa with you all again someday. Kindest Regards Diana
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June Villa Dionysos with 1yr old-our 1st Holiday

  • 5 of 5

My daughter & I headed off for our first trip abroad & it was a success thanks to the fabulous Villa Dionysos. The villa is so well equipped with cot, toys, kitchen wear (cups, cuttlery, plate, bows for little one) I didnt have to cart anything. We got a car with a car seat from the recommended car hire as well which was excellent. The weather was hot but the shade for playing outside made it easily bearable. The pool toys & gorgeous clean pool made Freya's holiday! The villa is in walking distance to beautiful local restaurants highly recommended for Greek chops which are to die for & a bargain. A short drive are beaches both sandy & pebbly which are also well equipped with brolly's/ beds to hire & taverna's for drinks, food & more shade. You can venture our or just chill out with the amazing view, barbeque & local wine ( so cheap & v quaffable). We would definately return & recommend to anyone with kids for both privacy, option to be noisy yet easy access to beaches & food. The villa is spotless, as said well equipped even with kids toys & games, DVD's & sky for amusement. Fantastic & highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good Evening Saffron, We are so thrilled to receive this lovely review and your positive feedback. Thank you so much for making the time to provide this review, I know your quiet time must be precious. We are so pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves so much and made full use of all the items we have supplied to help with youngsters. I know from experience how difficult it is to keep within your baggage allowance when travelling with children. With this in mind we shipped over many of our childrens useful toys, games and DVD's in the hope that they would be loved and played with again, wonderful to know they helped with entertainment in the shade. away from the sun. I have been over to the Villa myself recently and was so pleased to see that the Island is as always providing an idyllic holiday location. I am so pleased you all enjoyed visiting our local Taverna's and found the food and wine so delicious and great value. The Village Winery is a very interesting tour. I will pass on your feedback to my team of very treasured friends who are very dedicated to keeping the Villa well maintained and as clean as it was when we finished the build. Thank you once again. We hope we can be of help again in the future. Kindest Regards Di
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Luxurious villa with a spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this gorgeous villa where Di has done much to make the stay as comfortable as possible. For example lots of items already at the villa which you would often have to pack eg adaptors, hairdryers and straighteners. We used the airconditioning on the first night but despite the very hot weather we never used it again as the villa is so cool inside. Di's friends who supervise the house were on hand but not obtrusive and it was nice to get some local knowledge from them. The pool and its view are what really make the villa but the island has so much going for it too. We took quite a while to decide whether to stay on this side of the island or go to the west where the beaches are reported to be much more sandy. We definitely made the right choice for us. Although the beaches are all pebbly as long as you have appropriate shoes then they are much prettier and quieter and the swimming is glorious. We did visit the west coast and we really enjoyed the different views. We ate at a restaurant called Panorama View near Kalamitsi and had the most spectacular view overlooking Kathisma beach and an excellent meal. We loved nearby Sivota where we had three excellent breakfasts at the Sivota Bakery and an evening meal at the Ionion Taverna. We loved Vasiliki too. Our local village restaurant 'Philipous' was low key but the food and serviice was excellent - we wished we had gone there more than once.The highlight of the holiday apart from the villa had to be the island cruise we did on the M S Christina. We had researched this before our holiday and the cruise definitely lived up to our expectations. We would very much recommend paying more for a smaller boat than the bigger, cheaper cruise boats. If we returned to the villa again we would definitely consider having a 4 x 4 vehicle as there were 5 adults in a medium sized car and the track up to the villa is very rustic! However this meant that the villa was in a quiet and peaceful place with a view to die for - exactly what we wanted. I would definitely recommend this villa to other people.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear J , thanks so very much for taking the time and effort to send in such a detailed review, this is so appreciated, We are blown away by your detailed feedback. We are so thrilled that you all had such a brilliant break at Villa Dionysos. Thank you also for providing all your additional information which may help other potential guests to make there holiday decision. We hope you will return again someday to spend more time enjoying the peaceful beauty of Lefkas, Kindest regards to you all, Diana
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An amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay, the villa is very clean and well equipped. The pool area is wonderful, which my 2 nephews really enjoyed. The surrounding area is lovely and there's lots to do but a car is a necessity. However there is a taverna not to far if your willing to walk.

Any body wanting a relaxing holiday with beautiful scenery this is a must for you!

We will definitely visit again, thanks Di for an amazing stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emma, Thank you so much for taking the time to provide your review. We are so pleased to hear your kind words and positive feedback, my team and I really appreciate this. We strive to provide superior, yet homely, facilities. I am so pleased this enabled you all to have a wonderful holiday and that Villa Dionysos provided you with all your home comforts. Thank you again. We hope we can help you to have another exciting holiday at some time in the future. Kindest Regards Diana
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Location

From the Owner

We decided to buy land to build Villa Dionysos in 2007 when we found secluded land for sale surrounded by olive groves in the tranquil unspoilt Greek village of Fterno. The sea view constantly changes as the sun changes position, breathtaking. The island of Lefkas still boasts the traditional Greek way of life, friendly people, great food and wine, and is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in Greece.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Preveza at 54 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Fterno Tavernas at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Igoumenitsa, Ferries from Italy and Corfu at 167 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Patra at 150 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Fterno Tavernas at 1 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Poros or Ammousa or Vassiliki at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Island-Sailing.com - If Sailing may be of interest during your holiday we can recommend Island-Sailing.com. Weekly yacht charters are available throughout the summer season and in low and mid season they will consider shorter charters of around 3 days when customers can go out on a yacht during the day and sail back to the villa in the evening if they don’t want to stay onboard overnight. They offer either skippered yacht charter for those who can’t or don’t want to sail or bareboat or flotilla sailing (for more experienced sailors).

Coast/Beach:

10-15 minutes drive to Vasiliki beach, famous for wind surfing. 10-15 minutes drive to Poros Bay or Ammousa. 10-15 minutes drive to Nidri and Sivota. 50 minutes drive to Porta Katsiki (the wow beach) and Kathisma. 30-35 minutes drive to Lefkas Town.

Travel:

The nearest airport is Preveza (PVK) May to October. It is approx 45 minutes drive to the villa. There are direct flights from Manchester and Gatwick. Car hire can be arranged, on request, and can be picked up from Preveza airport. Athens is a 6 hour drive away, quite a straight forward route. Ferries from Italy and Corfu go into Igoumenitsa port, 2 hours drive away, again quite a straight forward route.

Further Details:

In the local village of Fterno there are 2 excellent family run tavernas and a coffee shop/bar located in the square.

Availability

Rental rates

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Payment of 25% to secure booking (non refundable if amended 10 weeks before arrival), with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.
Change over day is Sunday or Wednesday and we can be more flexible to align with cheaper flights on other day. To enquiry to discuss.

Changeover Day:
Sunday. Arrival time 4pm. Depart by 11am.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds based on groups of 8 sharing.

Payment in Euros will also be considered.

Price reductions will be considered for smaller groups.

A security bond maybe required.

Please contact owner for special winter rates between November and the end of April..

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Our vision was to create a family orientated, child friendly, home spacious enough for more than one family to share and enjoy unwinding together. Secluded, private and relaxing with our own infinity pool, with both covered and open patio areas providing shade and sun. Villa Dionysos is a 15 mins drive from the beach and some great family run tavernas and is close to Nidri and Vasiliki if you want the water sports and a busy nightlife. Being our second home we have most mod cons including Air Conditioning in all rooms, broadband Wi-Fi, satellite TV, iPod docking and CD systems - to make your stay home from home.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Floor Area

  • 236 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs: En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 and En-suite shower room to bedroom 2 Ground Floor: Bathroom with Bath/Shower, WC and Basin shared by Bedrooms 3 & 4 Separate WC with basin Outside Pool Shower room with WC and Basin.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, En-suite Shower Room, Own Balcony, Mountain View
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, Sea View, Direct access to the Lower Patio
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Child Bed, 1 Sofa bed/Futon, TV, DVD and Video Player, Sea View, access to Lower Patio
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, 1 Cot, Dressing room + Cot, En-suite Bathroom, Balcony & Sea view
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8/10 (4 Bedrooms) All bedding, bathing and swimming towels are provided. Hair dryers with adapters are provided in all the bedrooms. Alarm clocks are provided. All bedrooms have mosquito nets and shutters. Shutters are used are curtains to keep the rooms dark. For your comfort it is recommended that the Bedroom Shutters and Doors be kept closed during the day to keep the heat out of your sleeping areas.

Outside

  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: The villa is fully air-conditioned with underfloor heating, as well as an open fire in the lounge. All doors & windows have sliding mosquito screens & shutters. The villa also has lockable gates to all areas outside including the steps down to the lower patio area. Bedroom 4 also has a TV/CD/DVD/Video player to entertain the children. We have a wide selection of DVDs, Videos, CDs and games to help with entertainment needs. Unlimited Wi-Fi for up to 4 devices at all times. A cot with bedding is available for babies up to 2 years old. A 'welcome pack' is included to get you started. Outside: The villa has a 10 x 5m infinity pool, all one depth of 1.6m (the pool is unheated). All patio areas are enclosed with natural stone walls, railings and lockable gates. The covered patio area located outside the kitchen is fitted with an additional fridge, sink and work surface to help with BBQs, outside drinks and alfresco dining. As well as the covered patio, there are 3 parasols for shade around the pool. Also provided is a 6 burner gas BBQ (with hotplate), 12 sun loungers, table and chairs for 10, outside pool shower room with sink and WC. A washing line is available on the rear patio. There is plenty of parking space for several cars. Utility Room: The utility area is located in the Garage with washing machine, airer, Iron and Ironing Board supplied. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided and changed once weekly. Pool towels also provided. Other: The covered patio area located outside the main kitchen is fitted with an additional fridge, sink and work surface to help with BBQs, outside drinks and alfresco dining

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