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Boundless Sea & Mountain Views with a Private Swimming Pool - Villa Odysseus



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
A Pair of Exquisite Villas above the Ionian Sea in Kefalonia – Cherished, Private Property for a memorable holiday

Between the misty mountains and breathtaking coastline of the island of Kefalonia stands two incredible sea-view villas: Villa Odysseus and Villa Penelope.

These two nearly identical villas sit side-by-side on the same secluded 4 acres, facing an unmatched view of the Ionian Sea. Rent one to sleep 4, or rent both to sleep 8 and share a holiday to remember.

Both villas have their own private swimming pool suspended above the sea. Each also has its own BBQ grill for a truly memorable alfresco meal.

Views To The Horizon

Take your place on the sea-view hillside, a peaceful and private location with uninterrupted views of the blue horizon. Close your eyes, feel the warm sun on your skin, and breathe in the sea air. Located at the end of a secluded road, you won’t hear any traffic here...just ocean breezes.

Then explore the terrain of this majestic Grecian island. Rent a jeep to see the rugged black fir forests and the wild horses that call these mountains home.

Or spend a scenic afternoon renting a small boat and travel to the serene Lefka Beach, located just under your cliff-side villa. Explore the dazzling sea caves via kayak, or take a short six miles drive to sunbathe on one of the most famous sandy beaches on the island, Lourdas Beach. A great beach for families, Lourdas features boat and canoe rentals, jet ski excursions, and more. Drive just two miles and swim in the sparkling waters of Koroni beach.

From the villa, drive 10 minutes to the Village of Lourdas, where you can savor delicious local fare and explore the colorful culture. Travel a little further to Argostoli, the energetic capitol 15-miles away where delicious food is around every corner as well, or take a leisurely winery tour. Come find your slice of heaven by the sea!

A Holiday to Remember

Kefalonia is gorgeous year-round. One of our favorite times of the year on the island is May or September, when the ocean breezes are calm and the temperature is just right. August is another lovely time to visit: take-in the gorgeous full, blue moon through your bedroom windows.

Our Service

There’s a reason our guests return to stay at our villas year after year. Our family-owned properties have been meticulously maintained and cared for, and we live close by and on-hand for any help you may need...or dinner suggestions!

We always welcome our guests at the airport and will provide any recommendations or assistance you need to be completely comfortable here. Early check-ins and late check-outs are available upon request.

Twice a week, while you are out exploring, we will change the linens and clean the villa for you.

When you arrive you will find a welcome pack with pantry items like a bottle of local wine, fresh seasonal fruits, milk, coffee, sugar, bread, local cheeses, refreshments, beers and more, plus amenities like soaps, shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, bath salts, and a sewing kit.

The villas can accommodate up to 4 adults and a baby up to 2 years old in a baby cot.

The spacious private pool area features umbrellas and wooden deck chairs for sunbathing and a shower. The pool itself (4 x 7 m and max depth 1.70 m) is ecological and water overflowing.

All rooms feature air conditioning and luxury furnishings. Complimentary Wi-Fi is also provided.

No security deposit here – we trust our guests!

Ask us about our extended stay prices.

NOTE: Pets are not allowed.

Minimum stay: Low/Mid season is 3 nights. High-season is 6 nights.

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Details for holiday villa Villa Odysseus, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

As in Greek myth, Odysseus is brilliant and versatile. Bring a group of 4 guests and lounge poolside with expansive views of the sea,or take a short drive to explore the shops,eateries and taverns in Lourdas.


Unwind in a dreamy master suite with a double bed and attached bath with hydro-massage shower.The 2nd bedroom features 2 twin-sized beds. From either bedroom, step out onto a private, sunny balcony facing the sea. Post-beach clean-up is easy with a 2nd full bath with a jetted tub and a downstairs washing machine.

Handmade pottery and original paintings,the work of a dear friend, decorate the living room.The charming kitchen provides all the essentials for a seaside dinner.Or fire up the BBQ grill by the pool.Feast at the dining table,then pour a glass of local wine to savor on the breezy veranda.


Our private,traffic-free location makes this an ideal spot for quiet,romantic getaways or family holidays.Find your paradise on Kefalonia!

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Just a few years ago, me and my family decided to build this villa on this lovely spot. We used to come to this land, gazing at the view, as it belonged to my father and my grand father.

Over the past few years that we’ve been renting this villa, we’ve met exciting people and made great friends. My family and me personally manage this property putting into it a lot of effort and our passion.

We are only genuine hosts, trying to share with our guests, our love for this place and the island, offering them everything we would like to have, in a home away from home.

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Ionian Sea View Luxury Villas
Paraskevas Chionis
28086 Platies Kefalonia Greece
MHTE 0458Κ9100036900
VAT Reg NoEL023857182

15 Reviews

based on 15 holidaymaker reviews


Perfect for unwinding and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Delightful property in a fantastic location. Everything in great condition, from the gardens and wonderful pool to the well appointed rooms. Wifi and satellite TV were a bonus for evening catch-up on news and email. The owner Paraskevas lives close by and was a genial host - also a great source of local information. He kindly met us at the airport so we could follow his car back to the villa. You will need a car. The villa is too far to reasonably walk for provisions, bars or restaurants, but that brings the great benefit of tranquility; the only sounds you'll hear at the villa are the gentle tinkling of goat bells or the cry of raptors as they soar on the rising currents of air from the sea to the mountain (a nature reserve) behind.

The island is not big, so any sites or attractions are an easy drive away. Some of the more mountainous roads are not for the faint-hearted though!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Breathtakingly beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate. Our hosts were overwhelmingly gracious. The view was stunning. The location is perfect - very private and quiet, yet close to surrounding communities.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Idylic Retreat

  • 5 of 5

A well-appointed immaculately maintained property, by the owner and wife who reside on site, with every amenity that you need for a wonderful self-sufficient retreat. Situated in the foot hills of Mount Enos at Platies, just off the main road from Argostoli to Poros and Skala with only a few houses within a 1 km radius. Set in its own grounds with one other villa and the owners own house, this property commands breath taking views set back 60m from the edge of the property that drops 200m directly away to the sea, with Zante directly across the water.

The villa has 2 double bedrooms with excellent bathroom facilities and its own private swimming pool with towels provided, all linen is changed mid-week.

The owners Paraskevas & Katrina, personally oversee the running and upkeep of the property, providing a personal tailored service to each set of guests. Paraskevas & Katrina are very personal people with excellent communication skills and are always available for help and provide local information, keeping discreet owner guest relationship.

Local shops and amenities are a short car ride away and the location is ideally set for short trips to either, Lourdata, Lassis, Fanari and Argostoli west of the property or Skala, Poros and Sami to the east.

We have been to Kefalonia many times since the mid 1980’s and have holidayed at some stunning locations, this property and location is the best by miles. You will not be disappointed and like us will be resolved to return again ASAP.

David & Patricia Hudson of Folkestone, Kent

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Incredible nice experience! Come back in 2017 :)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this villas two times (2014 and 2015) and decided to return in 2016. It was an excellent idea :).

Greece is our preferred destination for summer (for the last 16 years). We traveled in different locations, in different islands. We can say that, definitely, Odysseus and Penelope are the the best accommodations with gorgeous location and extraordinary friendly environment we experienced.

Since we have been here for three times already (and preparing to come back again in 2017!), I would like to mention that not only the villas stay as nice as they were first time but also we find in Paraskevas, the owner of the villas, an outstanding host and a good friend. We are looking forward to see him soon.

Thank you very much Paraskevas!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastische villa met prachtig uitzicht!

  • 5 of 5

Voor de tweede keer Kefalonia bezocht met gezin,3 kinderen 7,13 en 16. Fantastisch huis op hele fraaie rustige locatie. Uitzicht is werkelijk prachtig. Huis is van alle gemakken voorzien, kwalitatief uitstekend met bv in ieder vertrek goede apart in te stellen airco, prima keuken, mooi en schoon zwembad, twee (kleine maar goede) badkamers en voldoende linnen, handdoeken en keukengerei. Eiland en omgeving heerlijk met fraaie stranden, zee en restaurants. Bootje en scooter huren erg leuk! Eigenaar is zeer attent, hartelijk behulpzaam en zorgt dat alles tot in de puntjes geregeld is met respect voor privacy van zijn gasten. Enthousiaste ontvangst op vliegveld en koelkast gevuld met fruit, feta, bier etc als warm welkom. Zeer de moeite waard en voor wie een heerlijke vakantie zoekt in Griekenland echt een aanrader!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Blissful week at the Odysseus

  • 5 of 5

This was quite simply one of the best holidays that myself and the D have ever taken. Greeted at the airport by our wonderful host Paraskevas, the moment we set eyes on the villa we knew we'd made the right choice! A fridge filled with local delights only helped confirm it! The villa's infinity pool was a highlight, early morning swims with views of the ocean in front of us and the mountains behind us. The shaded patio was perfect for me (I enjoy the sun from the shade) and the evening sunsets were take-your-breath-away beautiful. Paraskevas was the perfect host, a winning combination of available and discreet. Located in Platies, you're only a short drive away from the beach at Lourdas to the west and the slightly busier Katelios to the east. Even Argostoli is only half an hour or so away (if you're missing the bustle!). If we could have stayed for a second week, we would have! But we shall be going back, for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cave Lake of Melissani
Drogarati Cave

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Airport of Cephalonia at 25 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Koroni View at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Port of Poros at 17 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Koroni View at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Koroni beach at 3 Kilometres Car: necessary


The villas are a 20 minute drive from both the international airport of the island (direct flights from UK/EU) and the ports of Argostoli (scheduled journeys from Italy via Patra) and Poros (scheduled journeys from Killini) as well as a 30 minute drive from the port of Sami.

We always welcome our guests at the airport and honestly assist them in their needs.

The villas are situated close to restaurants, bars, supermarkets and gas stations and car rental offices.

Car needed.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 14
15 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 1
28 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 2
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 3
3 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 4
10 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 5
24 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Rate 7
22 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Rate 9
26 Aug 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Rate 10
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 11
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Rate 12
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Notes:
At least 30% deposit in order to secure booking.
Cancellation Policy: Please contact the owner.

Changeover Day: Any
Check-in time after 14:00
Check-out time until 11:00
These hours may be different on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

The privileged and peaceful location of the property, the picturesque surroundings with spectacular sea and mountain views, the privacy that provides make this villa an ideal destination for a romantic holiday or quality time with your family. The villa is decorated with handmade pottery and paintings, gentle contribution of a dear friend of mine.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 100 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, En-suite to double bed bedroom with hydro-massage shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Jacuzzi
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, WC at the ground floor with washing machine
  • Amenities provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, Folding bed or baby cot can be provided for a child
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, Large Double steel bed


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Taking good care of our guests is our primary responsibility. To achieve that goal, we personally manage our two villas to a very high standard. We do our best trying to meet our guest’s demands and to offer them a relaxing and memorable holiday. Providing a spotless and healthy environment is very crucial to us. Linens and towels are changed twice a week and the villa is also cleaned twice a week. Amenities are provided as well. We always welcome our guests at the airport and honestly assist them in their needs. Pets are not allowed. Early check-in and late check-out, upon request. Security deposit is not needed. Long stay prices on request. Minimum stay: Low/Mid season 3 nights. High season 6 nights. The villa is catered with a welcome pack for your arrival to get you started containing plenty of pantry items such us a bottle of local wine fresh seasonal fruits, milk, coffee, sugar, bread, local cheeses, refreshments, beers and everything that a guest would like to find on arrival.

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