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Charming Villa with Private Pool and Magnificent View

Bedrooms 5
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa in Makryotika, near Myrtos and Agia Efimia, Kefalonia - Ten minutes from Agia Efimia and from the Beach of Myrtos

Villa Daphni was built in 2008 following the traditional style of a previously existing house. Positioned on the side of the valley of Pylaros this detached luxurious villa provides magnificent panoramic views both down to the azure Ionian waters of the Bay of Sami and around to the valley and the mountains. With a lovely 10x5 m pool in a beautiful pebble-paved terrace, a nice pergola and an elevated garden for a relaxing seating outside and fully air-conditioned, tastefully furnished interior with brand new upper-market furniture and electrical appliances for comfortable seating inside. Wi-Fi internet. Satellite TV. Home cinema. Peaceful location, with privacy. Yet, in walking distance from the village of Makryotika with traditional bakery, minimarket, cafes, taverna. 10 minutes drive from the superb Beach of Myrtos. Similar distance from Agia Efimia, with yacht marina, restaurants, cafes, pharmacy. Villa Daphni is fantastic for large families or those travelling with friends.

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About The Owner

Me and my husband Miltiadis were both born in Ionian islands (Kefalonia and Corfu respectively). Although the last 20 years we live and work in Crete and we have traveled in many places all over the world, we love the Ionian landscape. All these years we spend our summer holidays together with our two sons in Kefalonia, with unbelievable consistency!!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2009

Why The Owner chose Kefallonia (Cephalonia)

There is no year until today that we managed to resist our impulsion to spend some days in Pylaros during the summer. When we decided to built a holiday villa here, we were hoping that the result would make all visitors to leave with the same feeling that we leave Kefalonia every year: sure that we will come back next year!

What makes this villa unique

We built Villa Daphni having in mind all the amenities we would like to enjoy during our summer vacation: privacy, all comforts inside, spectacular views and spacious surroundings outside. We chose a spot that lies within the heart of an unspoiled area, yet it is near to some magnificent beaches. We look forward to our visitors' satisfaction as a confirmation of our success.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Villa Daphni- Kefalonia- great place.

Stef Neustadt, Pfalz, Germany.

Review submitted: August 10, 2010 Date of Stay: July 2010.

We stayed here for two weeks at the end of july with 6 adults and 5 children.

This house is such a wonderful place that you never want to leave. The facility, the location, the view - unique. If you sit in the moonlight before the house, the moon is reflected in the sea... and you get the smell of thyme in the nose, you want to be here forever. An excellent house-maid service, which brings fresh flowers every time. And George, the caretaker, a wonderful man who helps everyone every time and who is alsways in a great mood... It was great for our children, as they have always discovered new places where they could play. The location is wonderful for beach friends, you reach in 10-20minutes the Myrtos or Kyriaki Beach. And it is wonderful after a day to be back in Villa Daphni... grilling fresh fishes and enjoy the silence. We would always come back!
Apr 2009
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Charming Villa with Private Pool and Magnificent View
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Not only is the villa stunningly decorated and appointed and are the views breathtaking, what really made us happy is the loving care of the owner and the caretaker for the villa. It is just anything you can wish for, with loads and loads of privacy. It was just wonderful...

Wholeheartedly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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What a wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

I have been to Kefalonia quite a few times but never to such a beautiful villa and village. The villa is just outstanding, so tastefully and gorgeously decorated, with even freshly picked flowers changed every few days! Set in the mountainside above the lovely harbour of Agia Effimia the villa affords a magnificent view of both sea and mountain. Everything you could possibly wish for is there, a superb pool, outside dining area under the vines and enormous BBQ.

We had an amazing 10 days enjoying all that this fabulous villa and island had to offer. Our party ranged from 7 -70years old and everyone couldn't rate it more highly.

For me I was especially concerned as it was my first holiday in a wheelchair. I needn't have been, although not 'wheelchair adapted' it worked perfectly for me.

Oh and how could I forget George! The most charming and helpful host who greeted us with

so much more than a smile and couldn't do enough to make our stay a great experience. Fotini the owner was so easy to book with and again could not be more helpful.

I want to go back and back and back for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Perfect location for an early summer stay

  • 5 of 5

We came away for a week at the beginning of May 2014 for a relaxing week away and Villa Dafni was the perfect location. A wonderful villa itself, within very close vicinity of good and very reasonable tavernas, a warm welcome was offered everywhere we went. Would definitely recommend for groups of couples like us who want to chill out away from it all but within a stone's throw of good food and wine.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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10 minutes drive from the breath-taking beach of Myrtos, one of the best beaches in Greece. Similar distance from Agia Efimia, with yacht marina, restaurants, cafes, car hire, rental of motor/sailing boats, pharmacy. Local walk trails can guide you to the beaches through the Valley of Pyllaros within 60-90 minutes of walk. 20 minutes drive from the superb beach of Antisamos.


15 min. drive from the port of Sami with ships to Patras and Italy. 45 min drive from the airport of Kefalonia. Although local bus-service and taxis exist, use of car is recommended.


In walking distance from the quiet, picturesque village of Makryotika with traditional bakery, minimarket, cafes, taverna. Largest nearby town is Sami, in 15 min drive distance with port, bank, shops, medical center, international press, postoffice car-rental. Caves of Melissani and Drogarati are located near Sami. Argostoli, the capital of the island, is 30 min. drive.

Further Details:

Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea. The island is named after the mythological figure Cephalus. Its impressive caves, green slopes, azure waters and golden beaches offer the visitor infinite opportunities to relax in beautiful surroundings. Island's mountain Ainos covered with Abies cephalonica trees, is declared a natural park. Kefalonia is also well known for its endangered loggerhead turtle population which nest at Kaminia beach.

Pylaros is one of the most unspoiled areas of the island located very close to the mythical island of Ithaka. The small harbor of the Agia Efimia is a preferred spot of the sailing boats in Ionian Sea. The Myrtos bay, acclaimed as the best Greek beach, is the area's tourist attraction. The area, originally oriented in cattle-breeding with a high percentage of locals leaving the place for a better chance mainly as mariners, is recently making its first steps in tourism. Villa Daphni represents one of the best examples of the recently constructed villas in the area, which becomes a preffered destination for those seeking a quiet, untouched corner in the Ioanian Sea. At the same time the area is investing in aeolic power with its new aeolic power plant capable to cover big part of the island' s power needs.

Starting from the harbor of Santa Efimia, take a small boat and visit the near-by Ithaka, Ulysses' final destination, for an one day excursion! Or visit the small hidden beaches in the coastline. Visit the numerous small villages of Pylaros, and enjoy the quiet rural life. The picturesque village of Fiskardo is in 30 km distance.

Also, starting from Villa Daphni, you can follow one of the Local Walk Trails to guide you to the nearby beaches through the Valley of Pyllaros within 60-90 minutes of walk, or uphill to the Monastery of Themata with spectacular views. Scuba diving and water-ski courses are offered in Agia Efimia, while cave enthusiasts can visit the Caves of Melissani and Drogarati near Sami.


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Pilarei Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom en-suite at ground floor with shower, handbasin, wc. Bathroom en-suite to master bedroom in the 1st floor with bath, shower, handbasin, wc. 1 common bathroom for the rest rooms at 1st floor with bath, shower, handbasin, wc Small wc at basement
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor: 1 double bedroom, wardrobe room, fire place, door to terrace. Ideal for the elderly. 1st floor: 1 master double bedroom, wardrobe room, small balcony. 1 double room with door to open balcony. 2 more twin rooms. Superb views. All with sat-TV
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Notes on accommodation: The property is fully air-conditioned for comfortable staying during summer. Wireless internet is provided for free. Heat-pump provides hot water uninterruptedly throughout the year. Some attention is advised for children under 8 in the area outside the house. Villa has private parking space for 2-3 cars inside a gated entrance. Outside: With a 10 x 5 m swimming pool in a beautiful pebble-paved terrace, beautifully lit at night, Villa Daphni is designed for outside living in the summer with seating and umbrellas for alfresco eating in front of panoramic views. Large concrete table outside the living room under a nice pergola suitable for eating up to 10 people. Gaz-operated BBQ ia provided at the terrace. An elevated garden with bench and coffee table offers magnificent sea and country views in peaceful and relaxing environment. Utility Room: Guest laundry-room at basement with washing machine/dryer, iron board and iron. Additional utility room at basement. Separate laundry room with pro-equipment and linen closets for maid service. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is provided, including pool towels. Other: Basement includes spacious room hosting home cinema with satellite programs, surrounding sound, small selection of movies, a 3x sofa, and study area with PC/Mac computer with internet access.

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