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Gorgeous Villa in rural location with Privacy, Private Pool, marvelous Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,184 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

Detached Villa nearby Agia Efimia, Kefalonia, Greece, 5 min walk to next restaurant, 10 min drive to superb Myrtos beach, quiet, idyllic location

The beautiful Villa Vounaki is situated on private grounds measuring about 2000m², at the edge of the little village Makriotika: a peaceful and low-key traditional village with gentle tourism and typical Greek atmosphere. The location offers fantastic views across the green valley of Pylaros, the glistening Ionian Sea, the surrounding mountains and the little villages. Here is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the authentic Greek life, far away from mass tourism.

In a just 5 min drive you will reach the popular harbour of Agia Efimia with good amenities (cafés, restaurants, shops), the spectacular Myrtos beach and several idyllic white pebble coves with crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling. The local tavern "Maklithari" is loved by insiders for its good Kefalonian food and the friendly service of the owners and is within 5 min walking distance from the Villa. Here you will also find a cafe with delicious traditional sweets and a mini market.

Villa Vounaki is built and furnished to a very high standard. The living space of some 110 m² is arranged over two floors and provides superior standards of comfort. The tastefully decoration combines traditional style with the latest modern amenities. The perfect equipment will make you feel home away from home. A free wi-fi internet is of course in the Villa provided.

The private pool (width 4 x 7 m / depths 0.50 – 1.50 m) and the pool terrace are set on the south-western side. This location offers plenty of sun during the whole day. 4 steps take you from the pool terrace to a comfortable seating area shaded by a pergola with marvelous panoramic views of the mountains of Pylaros. Here you can relax and enjoy the privacy you look for during your holidays in Kefalonia.

Two further terraces, one on the east and one on the west side provide further sitting facilities with both sun and shade. They are equipped with comfortable wooden furniture, sun umbrellas, a mobile gas grill and a mobile electic grill.

The secluded terraces and the pool offer a high level of privacy and are set within beautifully landscaped Mediterranean gardens with colourful geraniums, roses, oleanders and local sweet herbs.

More Details

Property Manager
Lida Kougianou
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German, Greek
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2018

About Lida Kougianou

My husband Peter and I live during the winter time in Germany. We love to return to Kefalonia and spend our summer time here in Makriotika, this picturesque little village with unique authentic Greek atmosphere and warm hospitality of the people.

We have travelled a lot around the world and our dream has been to return sometime here to this beautiful place and create a Kefalonian holiday accommodation to remember. The project has been designed personally by us with careful consideration of all possible needs of our guests. Though, our aim has been to nest the property harmoniously in its unique wild-romantic environment without changing this.

Since then, we concentrate our efforts on improving and enhancing the accommodation over time. Peter is a keen gardener, so he created a magnificent garden surrounding the villa with colourful Mediterranean flowers and local sweet herbs. A magical place to relax!

Quite simply, "Our priority,...is Your enjoyment... ! " We invite you to to share with us the Kefalonian experience.

Lida Kougianou purchased this villa in 2002

Guestbook comments from the manager

The location is perfect for access to the best beach on the island, Myrtos, the nicest harbour town, Agia Efimia and the most stunning views and countryside on the island, all from the villa's terrace. Sunrise over the harbour is a sight to see over and over again. The layout and quality of the accommodation and surrounding grounds is amazing, you will want for nothing, all kitchen appliances, air conditioning and stylish furnishings enhance the experience no end, and the outside space is simply the best especially after a hot morning on the beach. Evenings are a joy to be spent in the local village square, enjoying authentic Greek cuisine watching the comings and goings of village life with only a 5 min stroll back to the comfort of the villa. A short drive, 10 min, takes you to Agia Efimia for a more varied choice of eateries and tavernas where you can watch the sail boats swaying at the keyside and pass a little time browsing the shops. Ginny&Justin, Brett&Jacqui, England, Jun 2010
Nov 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Pilarei in Kefalonia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1184 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , hair dryer
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , hair dryer
  • A hair dryer is in both bathrooms provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Air Conditioning and balcony with great sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Air Conditioning and balncony with great sea views
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , Air Conditiioning and balcony with pool view
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 non-smoking, individually decorated bedrooms, with plenty of storage, air-conditioning and balcony with lovely views.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: - Air-conditioning is provided in all bedrooms. - All Windows and balcony doors are equipped with mosquito screens. - A Baby cot, high chair, safe and pool towels are provided. - Free wireless internet access - Private parking place inside a gated entrance - Little pets in the property are welcome. Please inquire. - Storage room with iron and ironing board, space for your luggage - Maid service: mid cleaning with change of linen and towels twice a week


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Gorgeous Villa in rural location with Privacy, Private Pool, marvelous Sea Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Bristol, United Kingdom

Beautiful Villa and lovely hosts .

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views from a mountainside setting all the way down to Agia Efimia . Within 10-25 minutes we could get to several lovely beaches . Great food , Sunshine and friendly people 😊

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic, private villa

  • 5 of 5

Our second trip here - the only place we have ever returned to!

A beautiful villa which is completely private, with a lovely south facing pool. Internally fitted out to a very high standard. Fantastic pergola at the back of the property which is perfect for lazy nights in.

Location is great - about 45 mins from the airport, 10 minutes from the spectacular Myrtos beach and with Agia Efimia the same distance in the other direction.

Can't recommend highly enough.

I'm sure we'll be back again.... :-)

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely Villa/Setting really cute little village

  • 5 of 5

Really good, could not fault it , we would have no hesitation is returning. every thing you could want to a high standard supplied, and welcome pack waiting for us. Thank you we loved it. Easy to get to nearest costal town only 7 euros and nice restaurant in village square.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! You will be always welcome if you would like to return! Thank you, Lida and Peter
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  • 5 of 5

We visited in early September and despite slight trepidation about the weather coming late in the season, we weren't disappointed at all.

From start to finish our break was perfect. Exceptional communication from Lida prior to our arrival, a wonderful welcome, beautifully manicured gardens and stunning views took our breath away from the beginning. We stayed in Villa Vounake which has lovely terraces, seatings areas to enjoy Al Fresco dining morning or evening, a lovely swimming pool and tastefully furnished rooms which make you feel right at home from the beginning.

A car is essential to enjoy the beauty of the island and Lyra Villas are the perfect place to do this from. Just 40 mins from Fiskardo via the mountain roads (a great way to enjoy some of the spectacular scenery Kefalonia has to offer), Assos is only 30 mins and well worth a visit for a taste of traditional Kefalonia. Closer to home, Agia Effimia is a pretty harbour with a selection of excellent restaurants and all the facilities you could need.

I can't recommend Lyra Villas highly enough - we will certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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East Sussex

Immaculate Villa

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful two week stay at this delightful villa. It was immaculately clean and simply but tastefully furnished. The different outside seating areas provided great variety and the pool was kept spotless. The villa is set in well maintained gardens and the owners' welcome pack was a real treat. Very well located for this part of the island with great access to a number of lovely beaches - the beach book in the villa was such a terrific idea! I would thoroughly recommend this quiet and peaceful villa for a truly relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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New York

One of the Nicest Places I Have Stayed

  • 5 of 5

I have been traveling to Greece for the last 15 years and have stayed at Lyra Villas 5 times. It is undoubtedly one of the nicest places I have stayed in all of Greece. Lida and Peter, the incredibly welcoming owners of the property, come from Germany (although Lida is Greek) and cater to exactly what any visitor looking for privacy, a well-stocked house and a beautifully-appointed property want. It is in the village of Makriotika and driving in there are beautiful, narrow winding streets. The main square of the village has a great authentic restaurant with delicious grilled meat. We loved the location in the hills because of the amazing views and it gets cool at night which is nice since its so hot during the day. Our house was probably a ten minute drive to the beach and if we didn't have the energy to go out we just stayed at the pool. The gardens are beautifully maintained and to top if all off, Lida and Peter are extremely helpful, giving a welcome basket with fresh bread, eggs and wine and always offer good recommendations of places to eat or go the beach. Overall, it is a very tastefully-appointed place with all the amenities that my family and I were looking for in a vacation home while also providing an authentic Greek experience.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Kefalonia Airport (EFL)
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Agia Efimia (10 min easy drive)
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Makriotika (5 min walk)
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Myrtos Beach (10 min easy drive)
Car: necessary


The closest beach is the famous Myrtos Beach (5 min drive), one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece. Surrounding Agia Efimia (5 min drive) you will find a lot of small white pebble coves with clear crystal water, ideal for snorkeling. Furthermore, you can rent a motorboat in Agia Efimia and visit the numerous idyllic bays accessible only by boat. A truly unique experience!


Easiest way to come to Kefalonia is by direct flight to the airport of Argostoli (EFL), approx 40km from the villa. If a direct flight is not provided in your country, you can take a flight to Athens and then a connected flight to Kefalonia. Alternatively, you can take a car rental in Athens and drive to the port of Kyllini. From Kyllini there are daily ferries to Kefalonia. We will be glad to assist you by your travel arrangements. Please contact us. A car rental is recommended.


Only 5 min walk to the village square with a friendly tavern with good Kefalonian food and marvelous view, a little cafe with delicious traditional sweets, a mini market and bus station.

5 min drive to the picturesque port of Agia Efimia with little coves and small flint bays ideal for snorkeling, super-market, bakery, cafes, taverns, pharmacy, cash station, car, motorbike and motorboat rental, diving school, ferry to Ithaca.

Further Details:

The village of Makriotika is situated 5km from the picturesque port of Agia Efimia, framed by high mountains, on a height of more than 200m. The Kefalonians call it "The balcony of Pylaros", as it offers, indeed, a fascinating view across the wide valley of Pylaros: the port of Agia Efimia, the sea, the surrounding high mountains and the small traditional villages. Across the water, you can see Ithaca and some days you can even make out the mountains of Peloponnes.

Makriotika is located in the centre of the island, and is thus an ideal base for exploring the island. Here you can taste the flavour of the authentic Greek life. A nice "Platia" (village square), small red-roofed houses with flower-filled terraces, a traditional cafe, a friendly tavern, a mini-market, a bakery, a school and, as in each Greek village, a church. In the summer, the Platia is filled with playing children, native and emigrant Kefalonians and tourists. There are numerous beaches closed to the villa offering opportunities for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving in the summer.

The location is also ideal for nature lovers and hikers. You can walk for example to Agia Efimia. You will pass through an old traditional village, above the valley of Pylaros and facing Agia Efimia and the sea. Or you can leave the main road and take one of the several paths going through the valley to Agia Efimia. You can also walk to the beautiful monastery of Themata (approx. 4 km) which offers spectacular views. A path from the monastery leads to the top of the wild mountain of Agia Dynati and its new aeolic power park, capable to cover big part of the island' s power needs. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to visit the Bavarian Horse Riding Stables in Sami (approx. 18 km from the villa) and take part in a horse ride, a completely different way of exploring Kefalonia, by following old donkey trails with wonderful views through olive groves and fruit orchards.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Pilarei, Ionian Islands

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
19 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
16 Jun 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
23 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
14 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
8 Sep 2018 - 20 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
21 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
28 Sep 2018 - 11 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check-In / Check-Out:
In consideration of cleaning, guests are kindly requested to check-in not before 15:00 hrs and check-out not later than 10:00 hrs. If you wish an earlier check-in or a later check-out, please contact us.

No additional costs:
Our rates include VAT and community tax; cleaning and change of linen and towels twice a week; Air-Conditioning; Baby-bed and high chair; pool towels, wi-fi internet, welcome-hamper on arrival.

Licensed Property:
Villa Vounaki meets the standards of the Greek Tourist Board: License Number: (M.H.T.E.) 0458K91000341701.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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