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Unique Property of 1878 with Heated Pool and Spectacular Sunset Sea Views



Updated: 04-May-2017
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

'Aria 1878' near Fiscardo, Kefalonia, Greek Islands, Greece - Private and Secluded Location.

Villa Aria is a unique property of 1878, only a few minutes drive from Fiscardo harbour, which has recently been rebuilt with modern standards and luxurious interior. The 235m2 property hosts up to 8 guests in 4 double bedrooms. The main level comprises of the living room and a separate kitchen, both with direct access to the pool. A staircase leads up to the first floor to the bedrooms. The Master Bedroom has a King Size bed, Ensuite Bathroom with Built In Shower and private balcony with Sea View. The VIP Bedroom has a King Size bed, Adjacent Bathroom with Bath Tub, enjoying Sea View. The Twin Bedroom which has Twin Beds, sharing the same bathroom with the VIP Bedroom and backyard view. Adjacent to the main building is a 40m2 guesthouse with King Size Bed, Ensuite Bathroom with Built In Shower and a private small Terrace with Sea View and direct access to the swimming pool. All rooms are Air-Conditioned.

The 9x4 meters Swimming Pool is heated and also has a Jacuzzi, where the guests may enjoy the unique Sunset Sea Views of Myrtos Bay!

The property is approx. 10 minutes drive from Fiskardo Harbour where all Restaurants, Cafés, Bars, Supermarkets and Shops are situated.

The property is fully equipped with High Definition TV, Satellite, DVD player, Hi-Fi Music System, fully equipped Kitchen with Fridge, Cooker, Oven, Dish-Washer, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Espresso Machine, Kettle and Toaster. Also Free Wi-Fi Access is provided for added convenience.

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About the Owner

Akrivi Vrioni
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Greek
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2017

About Akrivi Vrioni

Ms. Akrivi Vryoni

Property Manager

Ms. Eleni Vryoni

Property Owner

6 Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


We didn't stay despite paying in full. Not appropriate for young children and very isolated

  • 1 of 5

We booked Villa Aria for 10 nights via Ownersdirect for two adults and three children (including a baby). We chose it as it looked beautifully decorated, large, conveniently situated near Fiskardo and it advertised itself as suitable for families and children. We paid a LOT of money for 10 nights - and paid it all upfront. The villa is in a fairly isolated position on top of a hill. Fiskardo is a 20 minute drive away. Within 50 metres of the villa is a large telecommunications mobile phone mast. We strongly believe that this should have been disclosed to us before we booked and paid for the villa since these masts emit substantial radiation. We told the owners we did not feel comfortable staying in the villa with a baby and two young children with a mast so close and requested a full or partial refund. They refused to refund anything. The next day we found a lovely villa (substantially cheaper) within walking distance of Fiskardo and moved over to the new place. We subsequently received a text from the Villa Aria property manager (who we understand is the owners' daughter) asking us to pay additional significant amounts in cash as a security deposit, to heat the pool and for our welcome hamper! We refused to pay. That evening we went to Fiskardo for dinner. The villa owners turned up and decided to sit at the table right next to us while we had dinner, which made us feel uncomfortable. As we got up to leave, they approached us and demanded that we pay the cash security deposit. We were shocked that they would confront us in public and we refused to pay. The property manager then continually texted us to demand that we paid the additional amounts – eventually threatening to call the police. We ignored all further communication from them and we were eventually able to enjoy the remainder of our holiday. In summary, Villa Aria is beautifully restored and decorated (as the photos show), although it was much smaller than we expected and has no land other than the pool area. The interior decoration is stylish but there is a fair amount of glass, sharp edges, crumbly exposed brick etc. that in our opinion make it less then ideal for young children - although it was the presence of the mast that ruined it for us. And as indicated above we found the attitude and behaviour of the owners’ and the property manager to be very unreasonable. Also, note that the advertised villa price does not include tax – which added more than 20% to our bill!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Dream Wedding!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Aria 1878 is so special! The setting, the restored ruins, the design details, every room has a conversational piece, its endless. I can't articulate how incredible this villa is and how it made our dream wedding a reality. My husband and I planned our wedding from New York so we had to rely on photos to find the venue we would invite our guests and celebrate our special day. With our fingers crossed we chose Villa Aria based on photos. So we were more then happy when we realized the photos didn't do the villa justice. Not only was it absolutely beautiful but Akrivi (the homeowner and designer) was beyond helpful! To have her present on the day of our wedding with her exquisite eye took so much pressure off of me. Without me even asking she was outside with the vendors finalizing the last details so I could relax and finish getting ready. I cant wait to go back and vacation here in years to come and share it with our children.

Akrivi and her team are professional, the villa is immaculate! Great location to visit both Assos and Fiskardo!

Thank you so much Akrivi! :)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolute bliss on a gorgeous island!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for my birthday with a few close friends and it was one of those few properties that is even better in real life than the pictures! The build-out is simply gorgeous- the perfect mix of rustic and modern. Loved the location as well. We rented a car at the airport and certainly needed it for our week stay. We enjoyed the facilities at the nearby hotel, and had perfect day trips to the cave, Myrtos beach, and Assos. Can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really wonderful Top Class villa

  • 5 of 5

When we booked this villa the pictures looks fabulous. When we got there we found that they didn't do it justice - the reality was even better. The owners have renovated this old building to the highest possible standards - everything is beautifully done and very very comfortable. The pool is also lovely and the view incredible. We did not have small children but teenagers who were very happy with the wi fi and the huge TV. It really would be difficult to fault the house and pool in any way.

The location is also good as it is away from the more touristy parts of Kefalonia in the South. We loved going to Jerusalem Beach (10 minutes) and Kyriaki beach near Zola. We also loved having evening cocktails at the Hotel Emelisse which staying at the villa entitles you to. Another great thing to do is hire a "yellow boat" at Agia Efimia. It is a bit of drive from the airport to the villa but it really worth it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An Exquisite Experience

  • 5 of 5

There are villas and then there is Aria 1878. I could write 5000 words on how brilliant everything was but I will just say that for the intellectual traveler wishing to live in understated luxury while maintaining the spirit of the land and the people then Aria 1878 will make you very happy.

We stayed here during our wedding week. I rented 6 villas and over 15 rooms around Assos and Fiscardo for guests so I am in a position to i say that Aria is the absolute best value for the price.

The pictures and description although wonderful cannot begin to do it justice and it is almost impossible to describe the emotion of being in a serene tranquil environment overlooking the most beautiful sunset while the faint hum of crickets fades off in the background. I still get chills thinking about it.

As for customer service this was professionalism and quaintness accommodation taken to another level, far above and beyond the mentality of many other owners we dealt with.

If you do not stay here while in the North of Kefalonia you are doing yourself a disservice and missing out on memories and emotions that will linger I am sure a lifetime.

Makis Spyratos

Consultant, JPMorgan Chase & Co

New York NY

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house! full of charm and rebuilt by the owners with love , soul and chic... an exclusive place for exclusive people looking for peace and harmony in a beautiful island...

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : EFL - Argostoli International Airport at 60 Kilometres

Other nearby airports:

Preveza-Aktion National Airport (PVK)

Araxos Airport Patras (GPA)


Myrtos Beach: 15 km

St.Jerusalem Beach: 12 km

Emblissi Beach: 12 km

Foki Beach: 14 km


There are numerous direct flights to Kefalonia, Lefkada and Patras throughout the holiday season.

The Villa is approximately 1 hour away from Kefalonia Airport, 2 hours from Lefkada Airport and 4 hours from Patras Airport. You can either hire a car and drive from the airport to the Villa, or have an Airport Transfer arranged to take you to the Villa and then hire a car from Fiscardo (the second option is highly recommended to new visitors).


Fiscardo harbour: 12 km

Myrtos Beach: 15 km

St.Jerusalem Beach: 12 km

Emblissi Beach: 12 km

Foki Beach: 14 km

Further Details:

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Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 4
18 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
9 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
16 Jul 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
20 Aug 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
3 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 10
10 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 11
17 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 12
1 Oct 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 13
15 Oct 2017 - 28 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
Refundable Damage Deposit £421.1
Tax Rate 13.0%

Booking Notes:
25% Deposit required upon booking (subject to change).
Remaining Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. (Cancellation Policy).
Deposit is non refundable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Sunday.
Check In time at 16:00.
Check Out time at 10:00.

Notes on prices:
Early Booking Discounts until mid of November.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Updated: 04-May-2017


Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

Floor Area

  • 235 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 1: ensuite to Bedroom 1, WC with Built-in Shower Bathroom 2: adjacent to Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3, WC with large Bathtub Bathroom 3: adjacent to Kitchen, WC Bathroom 4: ensuite to Bedroom 4, WC with Built-in Shower


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 guests Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: King Size bed, air-conditioned, sea view Bedroom 2: King Size bed, air-conditioned, sea view Bedroom 3: Twin beds, air-conditioned, garden view Bedroom 4: King Size bed, air-conditioned, sea view


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only


  • Notes on accommodation: The Property offers Pool Towels per guest and hairdryers. Outside: Large Terrace overlooking an Private 9 meters long Pool, which enjoys unforgettable sea views with ultimate highlight during the sunset. Utility Room: Equipped with iron and iron board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning Services twice a week: One day Full cleaning including bedlinenand towels change and another day Light cleaning. Daily cleaning service available upon request Other: Free WI-FI Internet Access. This property is an Emelisse Hotel Approved Villa. (Please inquire for further details).