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'Phivos Villa'Elegant Villa With Dramatic Mountain & Sea Views, Totally Equipped

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

'Villa Phivos'. Exquisite New Villa near Famous Myrtos Beach, Agia Efimia, Kefalonia - Peaceful Key Location, Villa Highly Adored, Praised And Recommended By All (Yes All) Previous Guests

Elegant 'Phivos' villa is set in the most key unspoilt location of Kefalonia. Tastefully furnished throughout. Fantastic panoramic views of mountains and the Ionian Sea. Haven of tranquility and peace. Approached from a quiet lane, the villa is set on spacious grounds with a background of slender, old cypress trees and bordered by woods of holm oaks, cypress and olive trees. Paths and quiet lanes perfect for walking and exploring. Living room, kitchen, dining room, TV family room, all lead out to shaded terraces by the large swimming pool(11x4.5m.). On the 1st floor en-suite master double bedroom, 2 further double bedrooms and a separate bathroom. Panoramic sea views from all bedrooms. Vast sun terrace with large pool and huge cypress trees provide shady retreats. Fully equipped BBQ area, large covered terrace with patio furniture, perfect setting for dining alfresco. Free wireless internet. Licensed and approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation (EOT MHTE 0450458K91000339801).

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More Details

Phivos Diplas
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, greek
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This place really is a little bit of heaven on earth. We have had a wonderful, comfortable and relaxing time here at villa Phivos. Everything you could want and more. The thoughtful attention to details is fantastic. Thank you!!!

We loved every moment!
Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Kefalonia airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Agia Efimia
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Sami Port
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Agia Efimia beach and famous Myrtos beach
Car: recommended


A 6 mins drive from the villa is the renowned 'Myrtos' Beach (white sand and pebbles, blue-turquoise waters), best beach in the Mediterranean, voted 1 of the 10 best beaches in the world. There are small beaches and coves around 'Agia Efimia' preferred by the islanders. 'Antisamos' beach, setting of the film 'Captain Correli's Mandolin' (as 'Myrtos' beach) is at a 20 minutes drive, ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving.


Kefalonia Island’s airport (EFL) is about 35 km from the villa. There are direct flights from the UK from May to October and four flights daily from Athens. The island's main port is Sami, 10km away, which has several daily connections with Italy and 'Patras'. Car hire is highly recommended since there are numerous places of interest. We can make arrangements to hire a car to be picked up and dropped at airport/port. Available flights from UK on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


'Agia Efimia' yacht harbour 4km (Tourist info. Cash-points, post office, pharmacy, supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, tavernas, cafe, bars). 'Sami' Port 10km (archaeological sites, tavernas, cafes, bars). 'Myrtos' famous Beach 4km (beach facilities). 'Assos' harbour 8km (with its grand Venetian castle, tavernas, cafes, bars). Fiskardo yacht harbour 27km (archaeological sites, picturesque coves, restaurants, tavernas, bars cafes). Argostoli (island's capital) 28km.

Further Details:

Phivos Villa lying in the center of Pylaros valley has easy access to panoramic hiking paths leading to mountains Agia Dynati (1131m) and Kalon Oros (901m) as well as to famous Myrtos beach and Agia Efimia port. The scuba diving facility in Agia Efimia offers a full range of training courses and dive packages for qualified divers and beginners.The areas characteristic rocks, caves, reefs, wall and rich underwater life provide numerous exciting dive sites for divers of all levels.

Basketball and Volleyball yards at 400 m away from the villas are open to visitors.

Pylaros has a number of significant historical monuments, most of them at a distance of less than 1 hour walk (less than 10 min drive): The Roman villa in Agia Efimia. The Mycenean fortifications in Agia Efimia, Karousata and Logarata. The holy monasteries of Panagia Thematon (with unique holm oak forest) and Panagia Anatolikou. The church of Metamorfosi in Feredinata and the old bell tower. The old bell tower in Antypata. The traditional windmill in Potamianata. The restored olive-oil mill in Makriyotika. The statue of Marinos Antypas in Potamianata. The old bridge of Lala in the tableland of Falari. The traditional threshing floors and farmers houses in Kalo Mountain. The ruined old houses in Drakopoulata and Tarkasata.

You can also visit the museums of the island: Korgialeneios Museum (under the Korgialeneios Library) in Argostoli. Kosmetatos Foundation in Argostoli

Archaeological Museum in Argostoli. Iakovatios-Library in Lixouri. Fiscardo museum. Also visit Drogarati Cave and Melissani Cave/Lake (12km from villas): Visitors to Drogarati can take a walk through the winding corridors where stalactites and stalagmites continue to slowly form. Melissani Lake/Cave, 1.5km from Sami consists of two water-filled chambers. A trip into the cave is done on small boats.


Pilarei Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet
  • Ground floor. WC and basin. Finely detailed with hand-painted basin and tiles. Bedroom 1 has en-suite shower and wc with hand-painted tiles. Upstairs master bathroom shower and wc, exclusively designed.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (3 Bedrooms) + 2 sofabeds Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1. Queen bed, elegant bed foot bench, antique chandelier & dressing table, en-suite shower and wc, A/C, private panoramic balcony. Bed 2. Double-bed, antique dresser, A/C, panoramic balcony. Bed 3. Twin-bed, venetian mirror, A/C, balcony.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: 'Phivos Villa' can accommodate up to 8 persons (6 in bedrooms and 2 on sofa bed in the second living room). All rooms of the villa is air-conditioned. All rooms are also fully central heated and an elegant fireplace in the living-room make 'Phivos' villa very suitable for winter holidays too. We are sorry but uncaged pets are not allowed. On your arrival at the villa, we will provide specially made for you Complimentary Hamper which contains: 3 bottles of wine, 2 cans of beer, 2 cans of coca-cola, 3 bottles of natural mineral water, 1 bottle of sparkling mineral water, seasonal fruits, honey, eggs, 1 fruit juice, coffee, tea, sugar, milk, fresh bread, butter, biscuits and virgin olive oil. If, however, you wish to order other things to be there upon your arrival, please let us know in due advance. Their cost will be added to your total payment. Outside: The villa has spacious ground areas, sun terraces and generous pool and BBQ areas. It is situated amidst old olive and cypress trees, holm oaks and other flora. The villa grounds are surrounded by hiking woods full of cypress and holm oaks trees and olive groves. It has it own large private swimming pool and sun terraces both sunny and shaded with patio furniture. The villa has outside fully equipped kitchen with BBQ, fridge etc. a shaded dining area which seats at least 8 and sofa lounge. Utility Room: Washing machine, press-iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Beach, Bathroom and kitchen towels plus all linen provided. Maid service with linen change twice/weekly. Pool service thrice/weekly. Ground maintenance weekly. To adequately prepare the villa please kindly vacate the premises by 10:00 on day of departure. Other: Spacious BBQ dining area sitting 8 people, under covered-terrace overlooking the swimming pool, ideal for dining alfresco. Outside shaded sofa lounge for relaxing and reading. Benches and hammocks at the spacious grounds (acre) of the villa


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  • 5 of 5

How much did we like the villa .... well we LOVED IT !!!!!

We stayed for 10 days at the beginning of September and can honestly say it has been one of the nicest villas we have stayed in.

Things that made it so perfect :-

The peace and tranquillity

The location is amazing

Beautifully decorated

Spotlessly clean throughout - inside and out

Fantastic outside kitchen area

Exceptionally stocked

Fantastic music system for the inside and out.

Pool cleaned every day

Phivos the owner was very prompt and helpful in all his emails from the beginning of our enquiry to after the holiday and checking that we had a good time and if there is anything he can improve.

The agent came round to introduce herself on our second day and made sure we were happy and that if we had any problems or just questions in general about anything to please ring her, after that we were left in blissful peace.

Our only concern was the track up to the villa and if there was going to be any damage to the underside of our hire car, or if the car hire company picked up that we had been driving " off road" neither if these things ended up to be a problem. But if the track could be smoothed out so taxis would come up to the villa so one of us didn't have to drive when going out in the evening that would be amazing.

All in all its definatly a 10/10 if the track was improved or a lovely taxi company found that would drive all the way up could be found it would be a 11/10 from us !!!!

Definitely want to return next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location for all of kefalonia. Stunning island, wonderful villa- beautiful scenery

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The pool was refreshing and clean. Wonderful to have so many extras included, washing machine, hair dryer, beach towels.. it means we had to pack less. The tiny coves in Agia Efimia were clean and safe and a beautiful place to cool off- just remember your beach shoes!

A perfect happy holiday

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property for a week of relaxing- but be out on time.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our time at villa- the decor is beautiful, the beds incredibly comfortable and the pool shallow enough to be perfect for the whole family. We really appreciated the extra touches- the cot for our baby, the welcome hamper,and the speed at which Phivos responded when we needed more gas for the BBQ. It is the perfect place for serious R&R but you will 100% need a car here if you want to do any exploring- there is lots of beautiful sites to explore within a few miles of the property, but nothing is within comfortable walking distance.

The only slight niggle we had was on our last day, as we were packing the car to leave the villa. It was five past ten in the morning and we received a phone call from local host Amanda telling us that "we should have been out by ten", something she had not stressed when we had seen her the previous day.

Our flight time had been pushed back by Easyjet, we had a small baby to wrangle, and it was not a nice way to end what had been a relaxed trip. Had it been made clear that this was a super strict policy we would have of course ensured we were out on the dot, but we were running ten minutes late, not hours late and so it felt a bit heavy handed.

Shame to have had the overall fantastic experience ended in this way, but it wouldn't prevent us returning.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful villa

  • 5 of 5

Phivos villa is excellent. The indoor and outdoor spaces are so thoughtfully furnished. The pool is enormous!

There are so many lovely finishing touches that make this villa such a relaxing place to stay.

It is in a great location. Myrtos beach and Antisamos beach are really close and Fiskardo is less than an hour away. There are plenty of tavernas in the nearest village of Agia Efimia which also has a great bakery/ ice cream parlour .

Phivos himself is a very good host and will respond to your queries promptly.

We thoroughly recommend this villa.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice words. it is very important hearing the opinion of our visitors. I look forward welcoming you again soon. Phivos
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Super villa, great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many villas over the years, but Villa Phivos is definitely our favourite. It is well located for access to all parts of the island. It has a lovely quiet position set in its own spacious grounds in a valley just five minutes from the pretty village and port of Agia Effimia. Waking up in the morning to open the windows and see the beautiful views from the balconies down to the sea at Agia Effimia is a special way to start the day.

The villa itself is extremely well equipped and does not feel at all like a typical holiday rental villa. Phivos has been very thoughtful about all the things visitors might need for their stay. In fact, this the best equipped villa we have stayed in.

We loved the large swimming pool and its spacious surrounds with plenty of sunbeds. It has the sun on it from dawn to dusk. After the sun sets there is a very well equipped, comfortably furnished BBQ area where you can relax and enjoy sundowners and food!

We could say more, but suffice to say we will be booking again.

Alan, Judith, Martin and Pauline

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review of our Villa. We really value our customers opinion and it makes us so happy to hear your positive feedback. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having you again! Phivos
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Outstanding villa with superb outside space

  • 5 of 5

Our two families (with kids aged 1, 2 and 5) enjoyed a really wonderful week staying at Villa Phivos. The villa is spacious, comfortable and terrifically well equipped, inside and out. We spent a lot of time just relaxing in and beside the beautiful pool (a nice temperature even in early June).

As others have mentioned, the villa is perfectly placed for easy trips to Myrtos and Antisamos Beaches, and the exquisitely beautiful village of Assos. Closest of all is Agia Efimia - be sure to hire a boat from Boulevard Boats to explore some of the more secluded coves nearby.

Phivos, the villa's owner, is supremely helpful and accommodating. We felt very reassured by the information he provided us in advance and the speed of his response to email. At our request, Phivos recommended a terrific chef - Rory Bond from - who came and cooked us a most delicious (and reasonably priced) meal at the villa one evening. Rory also offers a grocery concierge service and can fill the cupboards and fridge with locally sourced food and drink (you chose what you want from a list he supplies in advance) ready for your arrival at the villa. Well worth considering. In particular, Rory has great contacts at local vineyards and can supply some superb wines. More info. on his website:

All in all we had a perfect holiday - our only regret is that we didn't stay 2 weeks instead of 1.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I really appreciate you taking the time to write the nice comments about our villa Phivos. It is meaningful to others who are searching to be able to read what someone has said after staying in our villa. We are so pleased that you enjoy your stay and we look forward to welcoming you to Aghia Efimia in Kefalonia again soon. Best Wishes Phivos
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee $20.25 per person per night

Booking & Payment Notes:
Prices are per week (for 1 to 4 persons -please contact us for rates from 5 to 8 persons) in UK Pounds. Booking is confirmed by a 25% deposit. Deposits are non-refundable and balance is to be paid 8 weeks before arrival. Provisional bookings will be held for 7 days max. - - 6.5% VAT is included.
- We accept payments by bank transfer in GBP or Euros.
- We accept bookings one year in advance.
- Child concessions: No charge for children under 4 years of age on the date of return travel.
- Cot and high chairs for children are provided free of charge.
- NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

Changeover Day:
The current preferable changeover day is Sunday, however subject to availability alternative days will be considered.

Licensed and approved by the Greek Tourist Organisation (EOT MHTE 0450458K91000339801).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund