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Updated: 21-Oct-2016
2 bedrooms ,2 bathrooms sleeps up to 6 persons

Villa Zoi is brand new (COMPLETED JUNE 2011)set in a key unspoilt location of Kefalonia and comes highly recomended It is very tastefully furnished throughout; designed to the highest aesthetic standards, with unique style and quality, has fantastic panoramic views of the mountains.Villa also has a brand new large private swimming pool 9,40 m long x 4,20 m wide.. For safety reasons the swimming pool is gated and it is located in a different level from the villa.There are also 6 sunbeds in the pool area and a large umbrella.

It covers an area of 92 m2 set over 2 floors. The ground floor comprises of an open-plan kitchen / living / dining area with patio doors leading to a veranda. There is also a WC on this floor. The first floor accommodates 2 large bedrooms with one double bed and 2 twins beds with fitted wardrobes leading to a large balcony and a family bathroom.Designed to accommodate up to 6 people.The luxury kitchen is fully fitted with hob,oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine,and coffee maker.The villa has a private gated entrance with space for parking and stone boundary. The position of the villa makes it an ideal destination for those who want to combine their vacation by the sea and the country side

Further details for this holiday villa rental in Grizata,Sami , Greece

The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia is unspoilt, with a varied, beautiful landscape. The island is very friendly, particularly in Grizata! The beaches are extremely good, the sea usually impossibly blue, particularly on the west coast of the island, and the hospitality in the wealth of tavernas, bars and restaurants is warm & genuine.

Villa Zoi is located right at the edge of the pretty village of Grizata in the exclusive Sami region in the west of Kefalonia. The beautiful views from the front of the villa are of olive groves & cypress trees . Crizata is a small Greek village 3km away from Sami port where you can find good restaurants, harbour side bars & tavernas, internet cafe, shopping (fresh fish, fruit markets) .

Sightseeing :

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

Along the coastline Sami - Agia Efimia (3-12 km from the Villa) there are numerous little white pebble coves with crystal clear water, ideal for snorkelling.One of them is Santa Paraskevi , with beach bar and a nice restaurant

/taverna by the sea.

A 20 min drive from the villa is the renowned 'Myrtos' Beach (white sand and pebbles, blue-turquoise waters), voted one of the best beaches in the world.It is also one of the most photographed beaches in the world.

Karavomylos lake, 6km from the Villa is another fantastic place with a friendly tavern looking across the sea to Ithaca.

Drogarati Caves, situated about 2,5km from the villa are stalagmatic caves thought to be 150 million years old. The acoustics inside are so good it hosts concerts, where there is room for an audience of 500 people.

Melissani Lake 7 km from the Villa: again situated just outside Sami, is an underground cave with a lake where you can be punted around in a rowing boat. When the sun is overhead around midday it hits the turquoise-blue waters, creating a magical illusion and suddenly filling the cave with blue light.A boat trip on its bluish green water is a wonderful experience

The Ancient Acropolis of Sami and the monastery of Fanendes 6 km from the Villa: with stunning views to ithaka and a lot of pathways ideal for walking and exploring .

Furthermore, you can rent a motorboat in Sami and in Santa Efimia and visit secluded idyllic bays accessible only by boat. A truly unique experience! The Bavarian Horse Riding Stables, approx. 12 km from Villa Zoi: a completely different way of exploring Kefalonia, by following old donkey trails with wonderful views through olive groves and fruit orchards.

Assos is a tiny village built on a small peninsula, dominated by the ruins of a 16th century Venetian castle. It is situated on the North-West coast, not too far from Myrtos beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Fiskardo is a picturesque fishing village situated right at the far North of the island and is one of the few villages not to be destroyed in the earthquake of 1953 (ferries/boat trips to Ithaca/Lefkada sail from here

St Gerassimos Monastery is at the heart of the island and the interior of the church is decorated with breathtaking murals. Saint Gerasimos is the patron Saint of the island and his remains are kept in a small chapel in a silver and glass sarcophagus. The ferry to Zakynthos sails from Pessada, a port situated 3Okm from the Villa. Ferries from Argostoli sail to Lixouri for exploring the island’s western peninsula.

Other Activities: hiking, snorkeling, swimming, trips to ithaka,lefkas, wine tasting nearby.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am a civil engineer,i work for the municipality of kefalonia.I am married with Niki which is a teacher.

We both grew up and went school in Argostoli,we have 3 children .

Call Manager
Speaks English, Greek
VAT Reg No075032237

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a great time in kefalonia.Greek people are very nice and welcoming.

We enjoyed the food,especially the sweets,cakes....We wish Dimitris and his family goog luck.
Aug 2012
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23 Reviews

based on 23 holidaymaker reviews


A great Friendly Host beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful holiday at this villa every bit as good as it looks in the picture, tucked away in a peaceful tranquil environment.

Dimitris tried his hardest to make our holiday wonderful the villa is serviced regularly by very hard working staff.

Will definitely stay again if Dimitris will have us :-)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We would like to thank you for your nice comments. Our staff who maintain the villa do their best to ensure that all guests are as happy and comfortable as they can be. It is a pleasure to hear that you really enjoyed your staying. We will be looking forward to host you again in future.
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Excellent private villa

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for two weeks and cannot fault one aspect. Dimitris met us, showed us around the villa and gave some recommendations of places to go and things to see in Kefalonia.

The villa has everything we needed for our stay and we have already decided to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind and warm words. I'm very glad you had such a lovely time in our villa. Thank you also for deciding to return the same period next year. As you saw with your eyes end of September and (i inform that also April and October) are also nice periods for someone to visit kefalonia and stay in our villa as the weather is still nice ,the sea is warm ,prices are much lower than Summer and there are no many people as in the period of high season. Not to forget that Kefalonia is quite a big island , the area that our villa is located is quite and even in high season there are lots of quite places (beaches,taverns,cafe etc) Best wishes Dimitris
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Our stay at villa zoi

  • 5 of 5

The most amazing place to say, so beautiful, and quite. Arrive for a 10 day break with my husband and friend, Dimitris was there on our arrival and took us into Sami so we could do some shopping (very nice of him).

The villa has everything you need and is very well kept, clean sheets and towels changed every 3 days. Weather was fantastic, sun shone every day, lovely swimming pool, very clean.

The views from the villa are lovely, with nobody overlooking you.

A car is essential to travel around the island, although we spent most of our holiday at the villa not wanting to really go out, as all we required was right there.

We would highly recommend a stay at villa zoi, for a relaxed and peaceful holiday

Dimitris and his family are lovely, and very helpful, we wish them all the best and would like to thank them for the privilege of letting us stay at villa zoi and wish them well

We will return in the near furture 😎🌞🍧🍸👙🕶🍷🤗✈️

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your positives comments.I am really pleased when i hear good words from our visitors.We always do our best to make our visitors happy when they stay in our villa.You were great guests .You are more than wellcome to visit us again.
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Fantastic villa - would highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Villa Zoi for 1 week with our 2 young children (aged 4 and 2). The villa was absolutely fantastic - it was all we could have wished for and made for a brilliant and memorable holiday.

During the booking process and run up to our holiday, the communication from the property owner, Dimitris, was excellent. He was very quick to respond to queries and very helpful.

Upon arrival at the villa, we were met by Dimitris with a warm welcome, a lovely bottle of the local wine, and some delicious ice creams in the freezer for the kids.

The villa was beautifully clean, really well equipped and of a great standard. A real home from home.

Its location is in a quiet village, which forms a backdrop for the stunning views from the balcony and swimming pool. We loved the peaceful rural location - a real opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy a slower pace. We enjoyed watching the fire flies at night from the balcony!

The pool and garden are first class and a huge plus point for the villa.

You will need a car to get about, but Dimitris advised us on car rental aswell. The villa is well located for exploring the island - we managed to explore the full length of the island during our stay.

Just around the corner from the villa is 'Donkey Trekking Kefalonia' - we took our young children here for a 1 hour ride and they absolutely loved it. The lady who runs it is fantastic and the donkeys are very well cared for. So if you end up staying at Villa Zoi, then we would highly recommend a donkey trek.

Thank you Dimitris for your fantastic hospitality and for letting us stay in your gorgeous home - we absolutely loved it, and have very fond memories of our holiday.

We would highly recommend this villa.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review about Villa Zoi. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and you had such a wonderful time! As you have said, the pool and garden are first class and a huge plus point for the villa,making every guest's stay even more special. We always recommend a car for the villa, as the island is quite big and has many places of interest which are worth visiting. We do hope we will be able to welcome you back again on our sunny island . Best wishes Dimitris
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Perfect relaxation, quiet, comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday , the villa is very comfortable, all of the amenities necessary, to allow you to feel ' at home '

For travellers like us who prefer independence , freedom and quietness , away from crowds, the location is ideal

The villa is only a few minutes drive from Sami, but also an ideal base to explore the island

The pool is a fantastic addition, with the outdoor area perfect for a swim, a sunset, a bbq, or relaxing

The owner Dimitris could not possibly have been nicer or more helpful

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review of Villa Zoi.I am glad you had a fantastic holiday and you enjoyed our villa.Last year we added the pool and the surrounding area with the garden and thank you for your good words about that.I agree with you that our villa is placed in a location that offers independence,freedom,quietness,away from crowds.You were delightful guests and i look forward to welcoming you back at some time in the future.
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Luxurious grounds like waking up as a lotto winner

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were greeted by dimitris the owner...

He had left us wine, a cake and fresh bread so that was a great start! Gave us a lot of tips and showed us places on a map for us to visit. We explored the island and had this fabulous base to come back too.

Breakfast on the balcony if you wished as everything was there for you to cook yourself we even had a bbq one evening. The grounds and the pool area was simply stunning

And to wake up everyday to that made me feel like a lottery winner if only for a couple of weeks!

We saw dimitris a couple of times through the holiday and he always came bearing gifts....

Ice creams, cakes

The cleaner visited every 3 days with fresh towels and bedding.

Only comments I have are that we couldn't seem to find tea towels for drying pots but that could be a British thing

And the TV only has bbc news in English so take DVDs with you if you like watching TV or have youngsters to occupy. They aren't complaints just observations

Thoroughly enjoyed staying in this villa and if we came back to kefalonia would stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your good words.We have tried to hard to create a very nice villa and an even better area with the garden and the large swimming pool. Thank you also for your observations,next year we will add more English channels and some tea towels. We will be glad to see you again in the future
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From the Owner

My grandmother Chrisanthi and my Mother were born in the village of Grizata.We have a small house in the village,I use when i was young to spent many summers in this place,so i always wanted to built a new house here.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Argostoli (Minies) at 18 Miles Nearest Barpub : Sami at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Sami at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Sami at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Sami at 3 Kilometres Car: recommended

Location: Kefallonia (Cephalonia) in Ionian Islands

Brand new Villa Zoi(completed June 2011) is located in the peaceful and graphic village, of Grizata in Kefalonia close to the town of Sami, with views of surrounding mountain and country side.

A 20 min drive from the villa is the renowned 'Myrtos' Beach (white sand and pebbles, blue-turquoise waters), voted one of the best beaches in the world.Small beaches are only 15 min drive away as well as monasteries and ancient ruins. 'Antisamos' beach, setting of the film 'Captain Correli's Mandolin' (as Myrtos' Beach), ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving is only 15 min drive away'.Sami' Port is 3klm away (archaeological sites, tavernas, cafes, bars), Drogarati cave and Melissani cave lake with stalactites and stalagmites are also very close to Villa Zoi.

Flights to Kefalonia

Kefalonia’s airport is services by Athens International Airport which is a 45 minute flight from Kefalonia. The airport is just a few minutes from the capital Argostoli, and villa Chrisanthi is 33km away from the airport.

Cheap flights available from Ryanair from Italy (PIZA,BERGAMMO) to kefalonia airport.

Cheap flights available from Easyjet from U.K (LONDON GATWICK) to kefalonia airport. and also

from Italy (MILANO) to kefalonia airport.

Also Airberlin flies to kefalonia(see the following site for details)


There are also daily ferries from kefalonia(4,5 times a day) to mainland,and to other islands(Lefkas,Zante,Ithaka)

Villa is located 3 km away from Sami village-port and about 30 km away from Poros port

There are also ferries from Italy to Kefalonia

Car hire available from vacationcar


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Low Season
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
10 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Season
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
20 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 13.0%

10% special discount for early booking
We accept credit cards,payments through bank transfer,paypal
Prices are for up to 6 people.
Included in the rate:Cleaning,change linen,towels every 3 days electricity,pool,air condition e.t.c
We request a 25% deposit on booking and the full amount 28 days before the arrival day
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From the Owner

What i love in this house is the spectacular view into the valley from the veranda, also that villa is surrounded from so much green,there is so much quiet,and of course the sound of the water of the small stream that flows only 200 m away.Not to forget that swimming in the brandnew swimming pool is fantastic and very relaxing.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 92 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Outdoor Shower, There is also α washbasin and a washine machine
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, There is also α washbasin
  • Large family bathroom situated on the 1st floor and a small WC, with a toilet and a washbasin with a mirror situated on the ground floor. There is also an outdoor shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • The villa can accommodate up to 6 persons with the use of 2 sofa beds in the living room.


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • veranda


  • Self-catering

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


  • We offer a maid service every 3 days to clean and change linen and towels. In the living room there is a flat-screen satellite TV 42 inches and a DVD player .

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