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Idyllic location in an authentic village with stunning panoramic sea views

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,097 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa near Agia Efimia and Myrtos beach, Kefalonia, Greek Islands - Peaceful Location, 5 Min Walk to next tavern, 5 Min Drive to Magnificent Myrtos Beach & Agia Efimia

Villa Kyparissi is situated on a 2000m² property at the edge of the little village Makriotika, nearby the popular Agia Efimia. It´s a peaceful and low-key traditional village with gentle tourism and authentic Greek atmosphere. The elevated position enables enchanting panoramic views to the Ionian Sea, the surrounding mountains and little villages. Here is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the authentic Greek life. The spectacular Myrtos beach (one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece) and the picturesque harbour of Agia Efimia (with a lot of small flint bays, lovely taverns, cafés, shops, diving school) are just 5 min drive from the villa. In the village square (5 min walk) you will find the popular tavern "Maklithari" with good local food, a Café and a mini market. The villa has a private pool and offers high quality accommodation that combines traditional style with the latest modern amenities. The perfect equipment and our warm hospitality will make you feel home away from home!

Villa Kyparissi is set in a magnificent Mediterranean garden with colourful local flowers such as geraniums, roses, oleanders and bouganinvilleas, sweet herbs and lot of butterflies. There are two secluded terraces, one on the east and one on the west side providing both, sun and shade and lovely sea and mountain views. They are equipped with comfortable wooden furniture, sun umbrella, a mobile gas grill and a Weber mobile electric grill. The private pool (width 3.5 x 8 m / depths 0.70 - 1.80 m) is surrounded by a spacious pool terrace with fantastic views over the green valley of Pylaros, the sea and the surrounding mountains with the little traditional villages. A further seating area under the natural shade of oaks, the comfortable sun beds around the pool, an outside shower and sun umbrella invite you to spend a relaxing and lazy warm day at the pool.

Our hospitality begins with a welcome hamper including beverages and all that you need for the first breakfast. If you wish, we can arrange a car-rental or a transfer from the Argostoli Airport or the ports of Kefalonia. We can also provide you with detailed advice and assistance regarding sightseeing and beaches in Kefalonia. In short: we will be glad to assist you in any question regarding your holidays on this beautiful Greek Island. Or, if you would rather prefer, we will leave you in total peace!

More Details

Property Manager
Lida Kougianou
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german, greek
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Lida Kougianou

My husband Peter and I live during the winter time in Germany. We love to return to Kefalonia and spend our summer time here in Makriotika, this picturesque little village with unique authentic Greek atmosphere and warm hospitality of the people.

We have travelled a lot around the world and our dream has been to return sometime here to this beautiful place and create a Kefalonian holiday accommodation to remember. The project has been designed personally by us with careful consideration of all possible needs of our guests. Though, our aim has been to nest the property harmoniously in its unique wild-romantic environment without changing this.

Since then, we concentrate our efforts on improving and enhancing the accommodation over time. Peter is a keen gardener, so he created a magnificent garden surrounding the villa with colourful Mediterranean flowers and local sweet herbs. A magical place to relax!

Quite simply, "Our priority, Your enjoyment... ! " We invite you to to share with us the Kefalonian experience.

Lida Kougianou purchased this villa in 2002

Guestbook comments from the manager

The villa is in a quiet location and the pool/outdoor space feels very private, the pool is in excellent condition and the gardens are very attractive and well maintained. There is also a very good barbecue.

Inside the villa was very clean and comfortable and was extremely well equipped and thought out with everything we needed over the week. We would not hesitate to return on a future trip!

We have really enjoyed staying here in this beautiful villa and location. For thoughtfulness in providing everything one could need, to the highest standard, has been much appreciated by us all. Thank you!

A lovely, lovely place and people. We could not have enjoyed ourselves any more than we did. A very warm and relaxed atmosphere – a great de-stresser! Wish we had booked for longer – you´ll see us again, in sure!

The villa is an excellent location. Nowhere took longer than 30 minutes to get to and it was always a haven to return to after a full-on day exploring. It´s been a real treat.
Oct 2005
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Pilarei Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1097 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , On the first floor
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , On the ground floor
  • A hair dryer is in both bathrooms provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 3 non-smoking, individually decorated bedrooms with air-conditioning, plentiful storage and doors opening on to balconies with marvelous panoramic views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: - Sliding mosquito/fly screens are fitted to windows and balcony/patio doors. - Baby bed, high chair, safe and pool towels are provided. - Air-conditioning is provided in all bedrooms. - Free wireless internet access. - Secure parking place inside a gated area. - Little pets are in the property welcome. Please inquire. - Storage room: iron and ironing board, space for your luggage - Maid service: There is a mid cleaning and change of linen and towels twice a week


5/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

Idyllic location in an authentic village with stunning panoramic sea views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Lovely property and finished to high standard, highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

The villa is very well looked after and all furnishings etc of a high standard. We loved the fact that good quality clean swimming towels provided twice a week along with the cleaning service. We went to the local taverna 4 times but the village square wasn't quite as we envisaged. Don't rely on village shop but very good facilities in Agia Efimia less than 10 mins drive. Our only complaint was the pool was very cold and steps very narrow to get in especially the top one, not suitable for young children as shallow end was up to waist height.

Overall we had a brilliant holiday and some cloudier days meant we explored more than normally do and found some lovely coves using the beach book specially provided by the owners. Would highly recommend this property and the island.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Kyparissi is an exceptional villa located in a quaint and typically Greek village with spectacular views towards Agia Efimia and the Ionian. We have stayed in many villas across this magical island and this is the best. The owners have gone to great lengths to provide luxury and comfort in equal measure, with some really thoughtful additional touches. The villa is within easy reach of many beaches and tavernas and the local (2 min walk) taverna in Makriotika is a real bonus. We had a truly relaxing time and would have no hesitation in returning. Efharisto Lida kai Peter!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We arrived tired, stressed and exhausted after a very busy 6 weeks and were after some much needed family time. Lyra Villas certainly delivered the holiday we were after and Lida and Peter were wonderful hosts who's quiet presence enabled us to unwind and enjoy ourselves. The villa is superb; beautifuly furnished and very clean and with everything a family needs from a dishwasher and washing machine to easy wifi access, tv and comfortable furniture and beds to relax in. The position of the villa is superb: walking distance to a wonderful taverna where we ate out 2-3 times a week, magnificent views down to Agia Efimia and only 10 mins easy drive down to Agia Efimia which is a very pretty fishing port with a wide seleciton of bars and restaurants. The children loved the pool which was kept very clean and in the afternoons it was a lovely spot to relax on the loungers and enjoy the cooling afternoon breeze. Thank you Lida and Peter - we came back renewed and ready to face the challenges awaiting us. We hope to return one day for another recharge!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We really love our stay at Villa Kyparissi ,the house is gorgeus well equipped and with a stunning view ,we really feel like at home. Thank you very much to Lida and Peter that made out stay perfect

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect Hosts, Villa and Location

  • 5 of 5

I think the title says it all! Lida and Peter were there to meet us and if we needed them during our holiday quickly offering advice or rectifying the minor damage I managed to cause with my size 10 feet. The villa itself was just as we imagined. Every item in it was of high quality, the views were fantastic and the layout perfect for 4 adults. The village location away from the coast makes for a delightful holiday - the taverna is close by ( 2mins walk) with an excellent selection of evening meals on the village square. If you want to travel further afield the small port of Agia Efimia is no more than 10 mins drive - less once you learn to drive like a local - and the exquisite Myrtos beach is 10 - 15 mins in the other direction.

Would we go again? The answer has to be yes. Ideally next year but there are so many other places we want to go to as well so it may not happen quite as quick!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Kefalonia Airport (EFL)
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Agia Efimia
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Myrtos Beach
Car: necessary


The closest beaches are within 5 min drive from Villa Kyparissi: you can go either to the famous Myrtos Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Island of Kefalonia or to one of the numerous little beaches surrounding Agia Efimia with clear crystal waters, ideal for snorkelling. Or, you can rent a motorboat in Agia Efimia for a day and visit the idyllic small bays accessable only by boat. A trully unique experience!


The simplest way to come to Kefalonia is by a direct flight to the Airport of Argostoli (= EFL), approx. 1 hour drive from the Villa. If there is no direct flight from your country to Kefalonia, you can take a flight to Athens and continue your journey either by connected flight or by rental car and ferry to Kefalonia. Should you need assistance by planning your travelling to our Island, please contact us. We will be glad to assist you. A car rental is during your stay at the Villa recommended.


5 min walk to the square of Makriotika with the well known tavern "Maklithari" (popular for its good Kefalonian food and the warm hospitality of the innkeeper), a café with delicious traditional sweets a mini market & bus station to Agia Efimia & Myrtos beach.

5 min drive to the picturesque port of Agia Efimia with several small flint bays ideal for snorkelling, super-markets, bakery, cafés, taverns, pharmacy, cash station, car, motorbike and motorboat rental, diving school, ferry to Ithaca.

Further Details:

The village of Makriotika is situated 5km (=5 min drive) from the picturesque port of Agia Efimia, framed by high mountains, on a height of more than 200m. The Kefalonians call it "The balcony of Pylaros", as it offers indeed a fascinating view across the wide valley of Pylaros: the port of Agia Efimia, the blue Ionian sea, the surrounding high mountains and the small traditional villages. Across the water, you can see the neighbour Island Ithaca and on some days you can even make out the mountains of Peloponnes.

Makriotika is located in the centre of Kefalonia, thus it is an ideal base for exploring the Island. Here you can taste the flavour of the authentic Greek life. A nice "Platia" (village square), small red-roofed houses with flower-filled terraces, a traditional café, a friendly tavern, a mini-market, a school and, as in each Greek village, a church. In the summer, the Platia is filled with playing children, native and emigrant Kefalonians and tourists. There are numerous beaches closed to the villa offering opportunities for swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving in the summer.

The location is also ideal for nature lovers and hikers:

You can walk for example to Agia Efimia. You will pass through an old traditional village, above the valley of Pylaros and facing Agia Efimia and the sea. Or you can leave the main road and take one of the several paths going through the valley to Agia Efimia. You can also walk to the beautiful monastery of Themata (approx. 4 km) which offers spectacular views. A path from the monastery leads to the top of the wild mountain of Agia Dynati and its new aeolic power park, capable to cover big part of the island' s power needs. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to visit the Bavarian Horse Riding Stables in Sami (approx. 18 km from the villa) and take part in a horse ride: a completely different way of exploring Kefalonia, by following old donkey trails with wonderful views through olive groves and fruit orchards.


Rates & Availability

Pilarei Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
May 1 2017 - May 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
May 20 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Jun 24 2017 - Jul 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Special Offer
Jul 2 2017 - Jul 7 2017
6 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Jul 8 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 8
Sep 9 2017 - Sep 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 9
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 10
Oct 7 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Check-In / Check-Out:
In consideration of cleaning, guests are kindly requested to check-in not before 15:00 hrs and check-out not later than 10:00 hrs. If you wish an earlier check-in or a later check-out, please contact us.
No additional costs:
Our rates include all taxes and surcharges; cleaning and change of linen and towels twice a week; Air-Conditioning; Baby-bed and high chair; pool towels, wi-fi internet, welcome hamper on arrival.

Payment Schedule:
In order to guarantee your reservation a deposit of 25% will be required at time of booking. The balance is payable 60 days prior to check-in date. All payments can be made either via bank transfer or via PayPal.

Cancellation Policy:
Free Cancellation can be made until the 60th day prior to the rental beginning.
For Cancellations between the 59th and the first day of rental beginning, there is no refund.
We strongly recommend that you purchase an adequate travel cancellation insurance

Licensed Property:
Villa Kyparissi meets the standards of the Greek Tourist Board: License Number (M.H.T.E.) 0458K91000341701

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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