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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking



Villa Penelope

Welcome to Villa Penelope: a cliff-side hideaway for 4 guests perched over the Ionian Sea! Take a dip in the pristine pool, then sip a drink on the veranda while dinner sears on the gas BBQ grill.


In the master, stretch out in the double bed, step out onto your private balcony, or enjoy a water massage in the en-suite’s decadent shower. Two more guests are spoiled with their own private balcony in the 2nd bedroom and 2 comfortable twin-size beds. A 2nd full bathroom features a jetted tub.

Open the French doors to let the sea breeze into the living area.The rustic kitchen has all cooking essentials and a dark wood table for intimate dinners. Enjoy all the comforts of home, including original artwork by our close friend and a washing machine.


Kefalonia is famous for its verdant mountain landscape, which abuts the crystal-blue sea.Impressive limestone cliffs and caves carve the coastline and lead to magazine-cover beaches. Come find your slice of heaven!

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About the property

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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Villa Penelope


Villa Odysseus


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About Us

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

Paraskevas Chionis
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Greek
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

About Paraskevas Chionis

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.

What makes this villa unique

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.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
At least 25% 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.


Accommodation and facilities for Villa Penelopein Elios Proni in Kefalonia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • 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
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
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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Villa Penelope
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Best hotel in Kefalonia (5 Stars)

  • 5 of 5

If your looking for a home away from home this is it. From the minute you arrive you are welcomed by the hotel owner catering to your needs. The ridgerator was fully stocked with the necessities, which was nice after a long trip. The villa is beyond what we expected. Very clean and like new accommodations. The views are amazing. Enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Believe the hype!!

  • 5 of 5

Yes believe the hype. The property and views are as good as the reviews and pictures suggest. In fact the views in reality are more breathtaking in person with the view across to Zakynthos and down to the beach below the property particularly beautiful. To match the views and property you also have your host Paraskevas the most discreet and helpful owner we've come across in our many years of renting villas. You will find the property spotless and if arriving late on your first day are welcomed by ample provisions in the fridge to start your holiday. We stayed in mid September and the climate was Goldilocks like.......just right. Given the size of the island there's plenty to do and most things are accessible within an hour and a halfs drive. I'd advise speaking to Paraskevas who can provide expert recommendations on what to see and do to make your stay as enjoyable as ours was.

Matt & Jayne

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Per il secondo anno consecutivo siamo tornati in questa stupenda villa immersa nella tranquillità con una stupenda vista mare.

La casa è meravigliosa, arredata con gusto e semplicità. Pulizia impeccabile durante il nostro soggiorno. Inoltre il vero valore aggiunto è da attribuire al padrone delle case, Paraskevas, una persona squisita e sempre molto disponibile a soddisfare le nostre richieste. Tutto questo rende la permanenza ancora migliore.

Consigliamo vivamente un soggiorno presso questa residenza, a un quarto d'ora di macchina dalla capitale Argostoli e situata nelle vicinanze delle principali spiagge dell'isola.

L'ospitalità e il servizio migliore mai ricevuto durante le nostre vacanze in Grecia.

Ancora un grazie a Paraskevas e la moglie Katerina.

Famiglia Moresi, Lugano, Svizzera🇨🇭

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Can you improve on perfection?..

  • 5 of 5

It seems you can! Last year we stayed in Paraskevas' other villa ('Odysseus') and thought we'd found heaven! Well 'Penelope' tops 'O' for us! The slightly different layout of the villa just seemed more in tune with us. I particularly liked the way the lounge area opened onto the raised deck - I'm not a sun-worshiper, so being able to simply step out of the heat into the cool was ideal. Located in Platies, about 30 minutes drive from the airport, you're far enough away from the bustle to be able to completely chill (3 hardback thrillers and a private pool meant swimming and reading were the order of the day). But Kefalonia is a small island, so a day trip to Fiskardo (the old fishing port at the island's northern tip) is no problem and shorter trips to Lourdas (about 15 minutes) and Argostoli (the main town) are no problem at all. Once again Paraskevas was the perfect host...and more! If you're looking for serenity with proximity - then Head to Villa Penelope!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant villa, astounding views, great service

  • 5 of 5

The surprise was actually that the reality on site was better than the description as the pictures don't show much of the villa's quality of the detail, the privacy, the layout, the facilities, the breath taking views and Paraskevas friendly's dedication to create the conditions for a perfect holiday, in fact he went beyond that by helping us overcome some personal problems we've encounter the year before, that's the kind of guy he is. We've had the best holiday in the Greek islands by far. The island of Kefalonia is one of the best resorts we've ever been to and the car has open up all the great places for us not to mention the scenery to and from. We came to love the island.There are great places to eat relax and meditate near and far of the villa to cater for anyone's desires. We're looking forward to come back to have another piece of heaven next year. Do we recommend it? Absolutely!!!

Cornelia and Cristian

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A unique holiday experience

  • 5 of 5

I believe that all reviews of this holiday experience across all relevant media award 5 stars. They are not wrong, and inevitably I am about to add a further supreme accolade, because quite simply that is what it deserves.

I imagine if it were only the quality, in all respects, of the property and its spectacular location and views that was being appraised then the top award would still be completely appropriate. Yet if you add in the completely unexpected dimension of attention and thoughtfulness from the on site owner Paraskevas, then your holiday becomes pretty much unique.

We booked immediately to return next year and my abiding frustration is that I can award only award 5 stars. It deserves more.... believe me!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cave Lake of Melissani
Drogarati Cave
Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Airport of Cephalonia
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Koroni View
Nearest Ferry
17 Kilometres
Port of Poros
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Koroni View
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Koroni beach
Car: necessary


The villas are a 20 minutes 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.