|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Bedroom 1: Kingsize double bedroom with air conditioning. French doors leading to a large terrace with a table and two chairs.
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds able to be converted to kingsize bedroom with air conditioning. French doors to a balcony.
Bathroom: Fully tiled with shower area, wc and sink.
Separate wc and sink and open plan living area.
Kitchen: Maple coloured cabinets with black granite work surfaces, cooker, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer, toaster, coffee maker & Nespresso machine. It is fully equipped with high quality china, glass, cooking utensils/pots and cutlery.
Dining: Maple dining table, black leather dining chairs. French doors leading to a large terrace containing mosaic table with matching chairs.
Living Room: Sofa bed, two easy chairs, coffee tables, etc. satellite TV, DVD, HI-FI, and wood burning stove. French doors leading to the same large terrace with a pergola framed with scented Jasmine.
Basement: Fully equipped laundry
Aloni Villas, named after the old stone circle for threshing wheat which is still incorporated in the private grounds, are two delightful semi-detached villas completed, furnished, equipped and maintained to a very high standard and offer exceptional accommodation. The Villas Ponente and Levante with their beautiful mountain and valley views are ideal for renting individually or for large groups of family and friends. The Aloni Villas are surrounded by vibrant mature scented gardens and fruit trees and have the exclusive use of a large pool 11m x 5.5m (pool heating available) with terraces for both sun and shade. There is a stylish outside kitchen area and barbecue with a dining for 10. The villas are walking distance (750m) from the attractive and popular yachting harbour of Agia Efimia, with its waterside cafes and tavernas, shops and delightful small pebble beaches and coves, ideal for snorkelling in the crystal clear water. The Aloni Villas have free wireless internet.
We had a wonderful holiday and staying in the villas was absolutely perfect, so many places to sit and relax so comfortable and what a marvellous setting. June 2007.
Wow, what an idyllic place. Hope to be back as soon as possible. Thank you for letting us taste your little slice of heaven. August 2007.
Although scenery and location were amazing it was also the little touches that make the biggest difference and were so appreciated.Was my first holiday with my grandchildren and we had such fun in the pool and family meals around the barbecue. Never to be forgotten. May 08.
We have had the most perfect week in this paradise retreat one week is just not enough. May 2009.
Yes, we are back third time lucky. We truly love our time in your lovely villa and on your stunning island. June 2009.
We have had a wonderful stay and only wished we could have stayed for two weeks. The villa was even better than the pictures. August 2009.
The villa was spotless and the cleaning service was wonderful. We made good of the pool and the outdoors area. The villa is very well equipped and we had a lovely welcome package as well. We really liked the area and Agia Effimia had a great atmosphere, very relaxed and friendly. We're planning our next visit and hoping to take some friends along.
We have just come back after spending two weeks at these beautiful Villas. The accommodation is of a very high standard and the owners have thought of everything, it is truly a home from home.
Make no mistake these are beautiful villas! 10 mins walk from the lovely friendly village set on the hillside with wonderful views. If you are looking for the perfect relaxing holiday in tastefully decorated and equipped accommodation this is the place for you. BUT ... Please don't take the week we want to enjoy it all again.
We've just had a fantastic week in this lovely property and I can't recommend it enough. It has everything you could possibly need in a beautiful location and it's an ideal place for a relaxing week away from it all. The owners welcome and hospitality is second to none, and we will be booking our repeat visit as soon as possible
I have no hesitation in recommending this villa as we have stayed in Ponente Villa, which is one of the Aloni Villas, several times over the last few years and have never failed to be impressed with the stylish accommodation each time. They are beautifully looked after and the fully established garden only adds to the allure. We always look forward to unwinding and relaxing around the fabulous swimming pool with a glass of wine and enjoying the breathtaking views. A completely worry-free holiday is guaranteed especially as the friendly owner is locally based throughout the season and is only too happy to help out with any queries, which is a real boon especially if you are new to the area. Eating out is not a problem as the villa is a short walk away from the village of Agia Efimia with a variety of tavernas along the quay-side.
Another good thing about these villas is that they can be hired out separately or if you wish to bring friends or more family, which we have done in the past, you can hire them as one large villa. We are so looking forward to planning our next trip.
A 15 minute drive through the valley takes you to the world famous Myrtos Beach noted for the beauty of its smooth marble pebbles & the magical colours of the water; Anti Samos Beach, with the breathtaking sweep of the bay & sparkling clear water, ideal for snorkeling, is a 25 minute drive along the beautiful east coast with the view of the Island of Ithaca always in sight. Within and just outside Agia Efimia there are many small beaches & coves perfect for snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing.
The airport (EFL) is 60 mins drive away.There are direct flights on Tuesday’s from Birmingham,Cardiff,Gatwick,Luton,Manchester,Stansted with various airlines inc Easyjet, Ryan Air,Thomas Cook,Thomsonfly/Thomson & daily flights from Athens.There are ferries from Patra and Brindisi (Italy) to the main port Sami (8km) and from Kyllini to the port of Poros (33km). A car is not essential, but recommended, so that one can explore and appreciate this beautiful island. Taxis can be arranged on request.
Agia Efimia is 750m. You can get a ferry to Ithaca, Patras & other ports from Sami which is 8 km away. Sami also has many amenities, bank & medical centre. The fascinating Drogorati Caves are 11 km away & the Mellisani Underground Lake, just outside Karavomilos is 6 km. Argostoli, the capital, 31 km from the villas has a wealth of shops, restaurants & bars plus the Archeological Museum and Corgialeneion Historial & Folk Art Museums. The pretty port of Fiscardo is 29 km & picturesque Assos 10 km.
Whilst maintaining its village charm the colourful yachting harbour of Agia Efimia, in the municipality of Pylaros, offers an abundance of waterside tavernas, cafes and bars in which you can enjoy traditional Greek cuisine and a warm welcome. There are supermarkets, traditional bakeries, butchers, souvenir shops, a post office, pharmacy and cash point. In Agia Efimia you can hire cars and mopeds and to explore the pretty small secluded beaches and coves you can hire a motorboat. Yachts and catamarans are available for charter and there is an established PADI and CMAS training diving centre for the more adventurous. For the active there are tennis courts for hire and popular walking trails through the spectacular valley where you can observe goats and sheep and enjoy the local flora and fauna. Horse riding is also available nearby. Favourite pastimes of locals and tourists alike are watching the yachting flotillas coming in and out of the harbour and the magnificent sunsets.
Agia Efimia is an excellent base for exploring the rest of Kefalonia such as picturesque Assos (10 km) with its tiny harbour and remains of a 16thC Venetian Castle. The delightful port of Fiscardo (29 km) with its pastel coloured Venetian buildings and busy water front and where you can get a ferry to Ithaca or Lefkada. The second largest town is Lixouri (30 km) which has a local car ferry running between the town and the capital Argostoli (31 km) with its museums, plentiful shops, banks, tavernas, bars and nightlife. The port of Poros (33 km) Skala (42 km) with its long beaches and pine trees. In nearby, Sami (8 km) the ruins of ancient Sami are on the hilltop overlooking the town. For wonderful panoramic views visit Mount Ainos or spelt a different way Enos which is the tallest mountain in Kefalonia being 1,628 metres high and was declared a National Park in 1962 by the Greek State.