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Peaceful, family-run studios with great views and sunsets. Super guest reviews!

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Marina Studios in Lourdata, Kefalonia, Greek Islands - Large Pool. Breath-taking Sea & Mountain Views. Quiet Location. Near Beach, Tavernas & Supermarkets

* Direct flights from the UK, virtually daily. Our arrival days are flexible.

* Collection from airport, included

* Welcome pack on arrival at Marina Studios, included.

* Complimentary litre of house wine with your first meal at local taverna,included.

* Private balcony with fabulous sunsets across the Ionian Sea.

At Marina Studios gifts of locally grown fruit, honey and yoghurt are just part of the warm welcome awaiting you by owners Marina and Patrick Petroutsou. They are resident at the studios & over the years have become well-known for their generous Greek hospitality. Each of the spacious air-conditioned studios is traditionally furnished with twin-beds & there is ample room for an extra bed or cot if needed. Each studio has a south-facing balcony with breath-taking views over the sweeping bay of Lourdas & across to the island of Zante, see photos. The studios have open-plan compact kitchenettes with good storage & equipment to enable guests to prepare light meals with ingredients which can be bought in the village supermarkets or at the colourful fruit and vegetable stalls in the island’s capital town Argostoli - 20 mins’ drive by car. Guests can spend the day in the grounds, swim and relax by the pool or at one of local beaches. At night there are many tavernas and bars often with live music and Greek dancing!

More Details

Property Manager
Marina Petroutsou
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

About Marina Petroutsou

We are Marina and Patrick Petroutsou.

After many years living in the USA we came back to the island of Kefalonia where Patrick was born, to build and run our family business - Marina Studios.

Here in the traditional Kefalonian village of Lourdata where many of our relatives and friends live, we offer you everything the independent traveller could wish for, including very competitively priced accommodation!

We live on the premises and visitors have told us that it is like "having a friend downstairs" because we are available if anything is needed.

This is our aim- to provide guests with a warm welcome, relaxed Greek hospitality and friendly service.

Marina Petroutsou purchased this apartment in 2001

Guestbook comments from the manager

The hospitality was superb and the owners Marina and Patrick could not have done more to make our holiday so enjoyable. The room was spacious, bright and spotlessly clean. Laura and Ben, Colchester June 2013

There are just so many great things about this place that if we listed everything it would turn into an essay! Suffice it to say, if you're looking for a lovely, peaceful, relaxing place to stay go here! Trevor & Claire, Northampton. June 2013

With fantastic views of the sea and coastline from the balcony and dramatic mountainous landscape behind, Marina Studios have the best views we have ever experienced. The rooms are clean and spacious with enough facilities to make your stay comfortable. Sue and Paul, London September 2013
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lourdata in Ionian Islands

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The ensuite comprises toilet, shower and basin. Towels and linen are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 1 Bedroom Studios Notes on bedrooms: Each of the spacious air-conditioned studios is traditionally furnished with twin-beds & there is ample room for an extra bed or cot if needed.
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The studios are on three floors with wide staircase to each floor. Outside: The grounds are level and include lawns, large pool, terrace, parasols and sunbeds Other: These studios each have their own sea-facing balcony and balcony furniture. Very spacious (30 sq.meters in size) Each studio is cleaned mid-week and towels and linen are also changed at this time. The studios have T.V. and internet access via Wi-Fi.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(40 traveller reviews)


Peaceful location, stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived Marina could not have been more helpful.

No request was too much, we soon felt at home in the clean well appointed apartments.

Set up a steep hill from the road down to the sea the location is wonderful, the morning view across to the island of Zante was always stunning.

The quiet location is ideal for those who do not want the noise and bustle of a tourist area. However there are a selection of tavernas and shops within easy reach, especially if you have the use of a car. Marina will find you a local car hire firm if you ask her!

After chatting to other guests it became apparent that we were in the minority as first time visitors to Kefalonia . Many of them were loyal returnees to the studios.

We had a fabulous week there , making the most of the great pool and the sunbeds and umbrellas.

We asked Marina to recommend places to visit and places to eat . We especially enjoyed the food at Lisa's grill at the bottom of the hill, regularly eating a range of freshly cooked Greek dishes, all at a reasonable price.

Also Spiro's in the busier local village run by his entire family it seemed.

We also enjoyed visiting a quirky bar opposite and trying several of the vast array of local craft beers on offer.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Marina's studios for a quiet peaceful holiday.

We like to hope that we will return in the near future.

Thanks to Graham too who met us at the airport.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very friendly, great views, lovely pool.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was in a very central location for town and beach, lovely views from balcony. Marina very friendly and helpful. Several other guests were repeat visitors, one couple staying for a month so that recommendation says a lot about the property and area. Really nice pool, and nearby Trapazaki beach excellent. Van Gelis boat trip to Ithaca was really enjoyable. Only downsides were that the mattresses and pillows very hard, and kitchen space very limited, could have done with some work surface for food preparation. Lourdas area and the south of Kefalonia generally ideal for a late autumn beach holiday

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very complimentary review, save for the matter of the beds in your studio. We will certainly look into that for next season. For the future it should be said that Marina is on site and will always do her utmost to make our guests comfortable. As for the kitchen space there we do have a dilemma as we like to keep the studios as uncluttered as possible. However we can provide additional work surface when asked. Thank you for pointing these matters out.
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Total Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

A peaceful spot with fabulous pool and lovely host in Marina

Good size very clean studios with amazing views from the balcony

We wanted a chilled & relaxed holiday and that's exactly what we had

Thank you also to Graham for the airport collection and insider tips

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much to the lovely Marina for a beautiful stay at Eagles Nest.

Studio was clean and spacious with a lovely welcome pack from Marina.

Pool area was peaceful and spottless with views to die for.

We would love to return some day soon

Many thanks

Liesl and Gary Lowe

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous place, very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Super apartments, very well kept by Marina who is extremely helpful and friendly, nothing being to much trouble, treats throughout the day, car hire booking, supermarket runs she does it all. The pool area is superb, no queuing for sunbeds at this one often you will have the pool to yourself, also thanks to Graham who picks up from the airport, all in all a lovely place to visit ! ( only thing missing was a kettle)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Homage to Kefalonia - Marinas Studios, Lourdata

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin!

We had never been to Kefalonia before, so did a fair bit of research before booking in January. This left us 6 months of looking forward to a relaxing break and dreaming of what was to come... And we were not disappointed!

We arrived in the afternoon of 21st July, a Thursday, and were immediately struck by how green and lush Kefalonia is. Having visited a number of Mediterranean islands, including Malta, Sicily and Sardinia, as well as the obligatory numerous visits to Spain, I had expected brown rocks and lots of dust. Kefalonia couldn't be further from that. With a regular wet winter period and high mountains that feed fresh, running water all year round, the variety of plants is stunning! And a veritable riot of colour.

Our online booking had included being collected at the airport by Graham, a very helpful and pleasant Englishman who hails from Yorkshire, but spends his summers in Kefalonia at his 2-bedroomed B&B. Anyway, Graham delivered us safely to the Eagles Nest, Marinas Studios, only some 25 minutes from the airport. This was when we met the wonderful Marina! She showed us to our studio apartment, ran through how things worked, offered us a telly-box (which we declined), gave us some very handy local leaflets (shops, tavernas, grills etc.) and left us to the lovely welcome-pack, which included bread, eggs, tea, coffee, beer, butter, milk, wine (local red and white), fruit, biscuits... In fact, plenty to ensure not having to worry about going shopping on that first day.

The apartment was bright, clean, airy and very comfortable. And the view just magnificent! Eagles Nest is an apt name, offering a stunning panoramic view over the Ionian Sea, straight across to Zante on the horizon. We couldn't wait to walk down to the beach! So we did.. On an incredibly hot afternoon. Beautiful walk.. The only problem was, we had to walk back. Kefalonia has some of the steepest hills I have ever tried to walk up. This is just a suggestion; walk them when the temperature has dropped. Even then, they are still challenging.

One good thing came out of our walk; a cold beer at Platanos, a lovely bar owned by a gent from Newport, Gwent. Over 300 beers, including some gorgeous local IPA's. And we found Liza's Grill. Fantastic food and, quite literally, a 5 minute walk from the studios.

I can't praise Marina, and the studio apartments enough. We are already planning a return visit next year... for a bit longer we hope.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 2
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
16 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
You may book to arrive at Marina Studios on any day. Therefore guests can travel on a weekday when fares may be less expensive !

Notes on prices:
Prices are shown in £'s sterling per studio, per week. i.e. the studio rate is only £299 for a couple staying for seven nights in June 2016. Our prices include free collection/meeting you at the airport, a generous welcome pack (see photo) on arrival at Marina Studios and a complimentary litre of house wine at a local taverna . Where your stay covers two price periods we allow for that in the overall price. Note you can book to arrive any day you wish.

A deposit of £100 per studio per week is requested to confirm the booking. The balance is payable six weeks before arrival.

STOP PRESS !!! 20% discount off list prices for confirmed booking for 2017 received by 31st October 2016. Confirmed means a deposit of £100 per studio per week booked. Simples!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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