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2 bed traditional renovated house with panoramic sea views in Kioni, Ithaca

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights


About the property

Located within 5 mins walk to the gorgeously quaint harbour village of Kioni, with its traditional restaurants attracting the many yachts, this house offers a tranquil and scenic Ionian "get away".

The garden, with its 3 tiered terraces, is set within former olive groves, provides a stunning panoramic view across the sea to the windmills that characterise the entrance to the bay.

The sea, and its pleasantly shaded coves, is within a couple of minutes walk affording the chance to swim and sunbathe whilst coming and going back to the house as one pleases.

The upstairs consists of a double bedroom, shower and bathroom, open plan kitchen / living room. Tall French doors open onto a balcony with its sea view.

There is a separate double bed annex down below with its own bathroom which opens up onto its own sitting out area again looking over the bay.

The house is well furnished with washing machine, fridge and cooker. We had a new outside dining table made last year by the local carpenter which we keep on the first terrace where we tend to BBQ.

The garden stretches back some 100 metres to natural olive groves where the chime of goat bells can often be heard in the distance.

Vathi, the capitol, is a 45 min drive away. Stavros, a pretty hillside village from where one can explore Homer's Odyssey, is 20 mins away whilst Frikes, another small fishing village also popular with yachties, is 10 mins by car.

There are many hillside walks nearby which are particularly stunning in the spring.

The house is primarily for our own use so it is well stocked with everything you will need to enjoy all the delights that Kioni has to offer.

Shops and Restaurants:

The harbour area includes a number of waterside taverna style restaurants. There is a bakery and a great little supermarket which serves the many yachts and seems to sell everything. There is a "veg van" that turns up every morning and there is a lovely practice where a baker will do the rounds in a van dropping loaves off at houses which have left out a shopping bag (with €1.10). There are two super relaxed and sociable bars which play soft low key music which provide good starting and finishing points before and after dinner.

Travel Arrangements:

There are two main options for travelling to Kioni. 1) Fly to Kefalonia, which is served by a number of UK airports and airlines (Monarch, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, EasyJet etc), where one can pick up a rental car or arrange a taxi to travel to Sami (takes 45 mins) from where two daily car ferries take the short hop across to Pisaetos, Ithaca. Kioni is about 45 mins away from Pisaetos. 2) Fly to Preveza from where one can rent a car or take a taxi (€60) to Nidri, Levkada from where a daily car ferry connects with Frikes, Ithaca. Frikes is just 10 mins away by car to Kioni.

About the Owners:

We bought the house in 2014 from the most charming couple who had beautifully and sympathetically renovated the house whilst developing and nurturing the terraced garden. We would like to spend more time there but kids and exams have limited our opportunity this summer. This is our first time renting it out so we have not done things on a commercial basis. It is very much our summer home!


You should allow €75 for cleaning.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Andrew

We are presently living in southern Germany having originally come from Ireland. We have always dreamed of owning a house in the Ionian having spent time there during student days. It is everything that we wanted. It is frustrating that we cant spend more time there but with kids doing exams and work, it is a bit of a struggle. We are pleased though that the house is used when we are not there and it is also good for the village. As renting was never really on the agenda, the house has a homely, non-commercial, feel. We hope that our visitors appreciate and respect that.

Andrew purchased this house in 2014

Why Andrew chose Ithaki

There is a bit of a nostalgic story but suffice to say that we travelled all the way to Kioni from the UK to view just one house. We knew immediately that this was it!

What makes this house unique

The view; the garden and its terraces; the tranquillity; Kioni itself; the ability to easily stroll into the town; the ability to put on a bathing costume and to wander down a shaded path to a lovely little cove; the small taverna on "cemetery beach" (we call it that); the friendliness of everyone; Spavento, the easy charm bar; the yachts; the bread lady.........


Ithaki House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


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2 bed traditional renovated house with panoramic sea views in Kioni, Ithaca
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Beautiful accommodation with wonderful views in vibrant coastal location

  • 5 of 5

Our accommodation was fabulous. The house itself is laid out on two levels, with a separate bedroom & shower room on the lower, and bedroom, bathroom, and a very welcoming and beautfully decorated living space (incl. kitchen area above. The living room had a balcony which looked down over Kioni, a very blue sea and the islands beyond. As if this wasn't enough, the outside stepped up the hillslope in a number of terraces - we were spoiled for choice on where to sit out!

Kioni is a lovely location, much frequented by yachts mooring for the night. This makes the waterfront tavernas lively places of an evening. We really enjoyed our strolls down to the harbour, where we were able to find many restaurants offering good food at good prices, although the fayre became a bit repetitive after a while. We found some good local beaches, and Vathi, the main town on the island, is well worth a visit.

Ithaca was undoubtedly the high spot of our island-hopping holiday, and I am so pleased that we chose to stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic apartment. Great location and very comfortable

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic holiday home in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Ithaca is a very special place and this cosy holiday home overlooking the bay of Kioni has so much to offer.It's well equipped, tastefully decorated and has a comfortable, friendly vibe which makes it a joy to be there.The second bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and is on the downstairs level, with its own separate entrance and outside terrace area - ideal for holidays with older children and friends. I loved the balcony view and the more private terrace area at the back. Simple things like hanging out washing in the sun drenched, breezy garden felt so good and brought back fond memories from my childhood days. All in all, good for the soul....

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Endroit magique, magnifique et unique

  • 5 of 5

L'endroit est magique de part la beauté de la vue, l'emplacement de la maison est pour nous exceptionnel. au coeur d'un petit port très typique. Très belle maison aussi. Equipée comme il faut et nous avons été super bien accueilli.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

NOTE: A flat fee of €75, cash, must be paid for cleaning and laundry at the end of your stay. We ask that this money is left out on the kitchen table for the lady who looks after the house

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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