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Luxurious Holiday Apartments with spectacular sea view right on the waterfront - IRIS apartment Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

Bedrooms 1
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking



IRIS apartment Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)

IRIS Apt is on the upper floor and has one double bedroom with fitted mirror wardrobe. Open plan living room with fireplace, Sofa, 2 comfortable chairs, coffee table. The two patio doors lead to 2 spacious balconies with superb panoramic view towards Ithaca Island, the mountain of Antisamos and the bay of Sami. Has an elegant dining area with a dining table seating 6 guests and a fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, kettle) and all the cooking utensils. One bathroom with hydro-massage shower(hair dryer, iron, iron board) and washing machine.

IRIS has a beautiful unique décor throughout, with artwork of distinguished artists, fully air conditioned, wireless internet, TV, CD player, fly screens and a secure front door.

Both balconies are equipped with outdoor furniture. Shared swimming pool.

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About the property


The IRIS-KALLISTI-NIOVI-NEFELI complex apts are right on the seafront of the most beautiful part of Karavomylos, where one can relax and enjoy the unobstructed sea view, listen to the whispering of the sea-water right underneath the balcony, and the rustling sound of the eucalyptus trees lying in front, enjoy the crystal clear water beach. Being so close to the vibrant area of Sami has easy access to destinations where one can enjoy swimming in clear blue water beaches, entertain, taste delicious local cuisine and the famous local wine robola, and explore unforgettable sightseeing. Various attractions and services can be found within walking distance such as bakery, mini market, taverns, coffee shops. 1.5 km away,in Sami, one can find pharmacy, post office, bank, health center, bars coffee shops, restaurants, tourist shops. The cave of Melissani is only about 500 meters away, and Drogarati cave with stalactites is 3.5 km away.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 June, 2018

About Nasia

I am an ordinary working woman, who lives a simple life, accepts the gifts of life even if they aren't pretty, takes what is given and gives what is taken, loves and cares deeply, speaks kindly, becomes useful when and where is possible, tries to grow through life and not go through it, leaving the rest to God.

Nasia purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Nasia chose Karavomylos

I bought my property in 2011 because I believe its one of the most beautiful areas of Kefalonia

I feel it is the designated place for someone who would like to find serenity, relaxation and enjoyment.

What makes this apartment unique

The Holiday Complex apartments, are unique as to their location. It is right on the waterfront, has a fabulous sea view across to Ithaca Island and the mountain emerging with the sea water on the other side. It provides the ability to swimm from early morning until late at night since the crystal clear water beach is just steps away from the door. Not to mention the enjoyment of a candle light dinner on the balconies with the whispering of the sea water right underneath.

At the same time is close to all the essential commodities, (within a distance of 500m).

Guestbook comments from the owner

Eva M(guest of July 2013) wrote:

"Amazing place! I had the most wonderful holiday of my life! The apartment is gorgeous. The hospitality generous-real Greek.Nick and Sarah are the best hosts. I will definetely come back next year. Thank you Nasia, Nick and Sarah"

R & E (guests of Sept.2013) wrote:

"We had a wonderful 2 weeks. The apartment had everything we needed. The beauty and peacefulness of the location is just stunning! Thank you to Nick & Sarah, really helpfull! and thank you Nasia for letting us stay at your wonderful house, we hope to return soon!"

L & M (guest of Aug, 2012) wrote:

"What a gem! We could'nt have wished for more! The appt speaks for itself, just fabulous! We have totally enjoyed the serenity & piece which the appt & location offers. We embraced our stay and hope it remains a special place for a long time! Thanks very much Nasia for allowing us to share your glorious home"
Feb 2012
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Booking Notes:
Booking by email contact.
The owners request 200 euro non-refundable deposit on booking and the full amount 4 weeks prior to arrival.
Cancellation refunds
Up to 8 weeks – no cancellation charge
4-8 weeks – 50% of rate refunded
Less than 4 weeks – no refund
A 200 € refundable security deposit is also to be paid when the whole amount is due. The security deposit will be returned after inspection of the houses at departure.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Check out time until 10:00
Check-in time after 14:00

Notes on prices:
The prices for Kallisti and Nefeli houses apply for 4 people In case of additional guests, please contact the owner for the additional cost.

The prices for Niovi house apply for 2 people. In case of additional guests please contact the owner for the extra cost.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Karavomylos in Kefallonia Regional Unit

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • 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
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Upon your arrival a welcome refreshment pack is provided in your apt. You will be welcomed by the English house managers who will hand you the keys and guide you around and also receive the keys before your departure. The house managers will be available for any emergency or unavoidable need during your stay. In case you would like any additional services from the managers, it will be upon your request and at your expense. No smoking and no animals are allowed. A baby cot, bathtub and high chair are available on request. Towels and linen are included and are changed with the room cleaning once a week. Extra cleaning service – available upon request. Outside: Outdoor furniture on the balconies and the private patio.


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IRIS apartment Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Lovely apartment in a superb setting.

  • 5 of 5

Great service from Nick & Sarah before & during our stay. Lovely apartment with fantastic views from 2 terraces. Well equipped kitchen & spotlessly clean. Only a 20 minute walk along coast path into the centre of Sami. Great location for exploring the island. This apartment was perfect for our stay in Kefalonia.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we've stayed in Iris. Nick and Sarah are great hosts and our check-in and ongoing service were excellent. The apartment is the ideal size for us with breathtaking views over beautiful Sami Bay, so close that we could hear even the smallest waves lapping on the shore. The facilities and furnishings are great - everything we needed.The two balconies enabled us to sit and relax to the view, wherever way the sun or wind was. A couple of minutes walk to Karavomylos Tavern if you want a close meal or it's easy walking distance to a choice of numerous great restaurants. The amazing bakery is only five minutes walk away. The pool is very nice but I always prefer to swim in the sea. (You do need beach shoes as the beach is pebbles) We just love it here and hope to go again next year and onwards.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Maidstone, Kent

A beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had excellent directions and instructions emailed to us prior to our stay from Nick and Sarah, the house managers. Who were very helpful during our stay. Nothing was too much trouble.

Basic cleaning products were supplied as was a lovely welcome pack, which included bread, butter, eggs, water, fruit juice etc. They even supplied anti mosquito products.

The apartment was clean and tidy.

The apartment has the most beautiful view from both balconies. It was lovely to wake up to the sound of the sea.

I would just say that this apartment would not be suitable for anyone with walking difficulties as there are lots of steps.

You can walk along a beach path to Sami, (where you will find numerous restaurants), lovely during the day and a torch is provided for your after dark walk!

Easy drive to Aghia Efimia, with some nice beaches en route. Also a nice drive to Anti Samos.

We really enjoyed our stay here and would like to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Clifford, I am really glad you enjoyed your stay at the apartment IRIS and its unobstructed sea view from the two balconies.Thank you so much for your kind words and your great rating of the apartment. We look forward to having you again as our guests, hopefully in the not too distant future. Nasia, Nick and Sarah
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South yorkshire

Stunning apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in iris apartment twice and hope to return next year everything about it is perfect the apartment is ideal the view from the two balconies is stunning the owner is a lovely lady and the managers are the nicest and most helpful ones we have ever met.It is a nice walk into Sami We would recommend iris to anyone looking for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sincerely thank Kath and Peter for their excellent review and the high rating of Iris. I am really pleased that they enjoyed staying at Iris, enough to spend their holidays two consecutive years and over a month and a half each time. They are both very special and warm people and I will be more than happy to have them as my guests again, whenever they choose to. Thank you Kath and Peter. I look forward to seeing you again!
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Cave Lake of Melissani
Drogarati Cave
Nearest Airport
37 Kilometres
in Argostoli
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
In Sami, or Aghia Paraskevi
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
In Sami
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
underneath the house
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Swimming, water sports, hiking, horse riding, scuba diving, bird watching, snorkeling, bay fishing, paddle boating and sightseeing. Football, basketball and tennis courts within five minutes walk.

Antisamos famous beach is only 7 km away from Karavomylos: a spectacular beach surrounded by impressive verdant hills, with turquoise-blue, crystal clear water ideal for snorkeling. Water sports on offer.

Along the coastline Sami - Agia Efimia (1-10 km from the house) there are numerous little white pebble coves with crystal clear water, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. One of them is Aghia Paraskevi, with beach bar and a nice restaurant /tavern/nightclub right by the sea. Myrtos the famous beach 20 min drive. The nearest tavern is 2 min walk and Sami is a 10 min walk across the seaside. Drogarati Cave with 60 meters depth (stalactites and stalagmites) 1.5 km. Aghios Gerasimos Monastery 25 km. Fiscardo seaside village 35 km. Aghia Efimia seaside village with many attractions 8 km.


A small quiet beach (shingle) with tall eucalyptus trees is right in front of the house. Nearest organized Beach is Sami at 1.5 km. A 20 min drive from Karavomylos is the famous 'Myrtos' Beach (white sand, blue-turquoise waters), voted one of the best beaches in the world. Other small beaches are only 5-10 min drive away, as well as monasteries and ancient ruins. 'Antisamos' beach, setting of the film 'Captain Correli's Mandolin', is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving and is about 15 min.


There are many direct flights from Europe (U.K, Germany,Italy, Holland etc) to Kefalonia from April to October. The rest of the year via Athens.

The airport of Kefalonia (EFL) is 37 km from the house.

Most airline companies offer car hire discounts.

The taxi service from airport to the house costs approximately 40€.

We can arrange this service for you in case you need it.

Ferries to the port of Sami from Brindisi and Bari (Italy) from June to August.


Nearest AIRPORT - 37 Kilometres

Nearest FERRY - within walking distance Sami: 1.5 Kilometres

Nearest BEACH - just infront of the house

Nearest BARPUB - within walking distance: 1 Kilometre

Nearest RESTAURANT - within walking distance: 30 metres

Nearest GROCCERY STORE - within walking distance: 50 metres

Nearest VILLAGE - within walking distance Sami: 1.5 Kilometres

Further Details:

The Ionian Islands are an archipelago on the west coast of Greece. The home land of Odysseus is a place that its hard not to fall in love with and a journey you will never forget . The beauty of the nature will fascinate you and the crystal waters of the Ionian Sea, will embrace you.

The Ionian Islands are also called the Eptanese(seven islands). The seven Islands are Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zante and Kythira. Smaller islands are spread all around.

Kefalonia is the largest and most beautiful island of the Ionian. It has a distinct tradition, cuisine and architecture. It has many hidden secrets. Vast olive groves, mount escapes, iridescent waters, picturesque alleyways and traditional arcades. It surprises you with the scenic vineyards, the roman ruins, the stunning caves, the Byzantine churches, the Homeric sites and the Venetian fortresses. Kefalonia has a variety of good tavernas and restaurants with really great cuisine. You can also discover walking trails with small rivers in the mountains, bird watching areas, vineyards with excellent wines. But most importantly Kefalonia will give you a taste of what greek philoxenia (hospitality) is after all.

The Capital of Kefalonia is Argostoli at 27 km. Nearest town Sami is 1.5 km away (archaeological sites, taverns, cafes, bars), Drogarati cave with stalactites and stalagmites is 1.5 km away and Melissani cave lake is only 500 meters away from the house. Sami is a bustling port, with regular ferries leaving to the Greek mainland and Ithaka.

Karavomylos has traditional colourful taverns. There is also a mini market and a bakery right next to the houses.

In Sami there are a lot of souvenir, butcher, post office, pharmacy, bank, health center, restaurants and bars. If you like to rent car we can arrange it for you.