|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Bedroom 1: Kingsize double bedroom with air conditioning. French doors 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 room
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.
20% deposit at time of booking. Deposit is non refundable.
Balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival date.
Cancellation: Must be in writing.
49-28 days before departure forfeit 60% of rental cost.
27-15 days before departure forfeit 80% of rental cost.
14-1 days before departure forfeit 100% of rental cost.
We strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel insurance to cover you for any eventuality against loss of your deposit and final payment.
Changeover day is Tuesday, however alternative days would be considered. Tues direct flights are from Birmingham,Cardiff,Gatwick,Luton,Manchester,Stansted inc Easyjet, Ryanair,Flythomascook,Thomson.
We ask guests to arrive after 2pm & depart by 10am
Notes on prices:
Rates inc:Maid service (Tues,Thurs & Sun), A/C in bedrooms, WiFi Internet, complementary hamper & L'Occitane products,travel cots & high chairs.
Please contact us for rates for a 5th person using sofa bed
Winter rates available
Pool heating is available to a max of 82F/28C at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.
My husband and I have spent many wonderful holidays in Greece and this was our first time in the Aloni Villas in Aghia Efimia. It was memorable not only for the peaceful location but the warm welcome we received from Mario and Tracey who made our stay at the Levante Villa so comfortable. The villa is a short walk from the centre of the small town situated in a lush valley, the view from our terrace was simply stunning. Every morning we woke to the sound of bells as the sheep moved around the surrounding hills. The villa is perfect, a real home from home. Our hosts had thought of every detail to make our stay so enjoyable, it is very comfortably furnished and well equipped with good quality goods. Every morning we sat on the terrace for breakfast and I relaxed by the large pool which has an outdoor kitchen and barbeque. My husband who is more adventurous, went diving with the local diving school, an adventure he recommends. The villa and setting are so lovely that you need hardly leave it! Aghia Efimia is a small, relaxed town with a variety of restaurants and cafes. It is a great base from which to see the island. We have already booked for next summer and I think we will be returning for many years to come. We would love to bring some friends out to stay in the villa next door, to share our lovely find.
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.