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Luxurious Villa Private Pool, Fantastic Sea Views, Fully Air-Conditioned, BBQ

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Villa in Agia Efimia, Kefalonia, Greece - Peaceful and Secluded Location, 5 Min Walk to the Beach and the centre of Agia Efimia

Villa Mema is situated on a hillside of the harbour of Agia Efimia, a colourful yachting harbour with numerous little flint bays with crystal clear water, little shops, friendly taverns, cafes and bars. The secluded and elevated position of the property makes the villa to a truly magical place for your holidays. Breathtaking views from every corner of the house across the bay of Agia Efimia, the Ionian Sea and the neighbour-island of Ithaca. Just a breath away from the centre of the village and all its entertainment facilities but still a peaceful and tranquil location offering a lot of privacy. The house (110m²) is built in accordance to the island's architecture. It is well equipped and tastefully furnished with selected traditional furnishings of highest standard and comfort. No surprise that the film star Penelope Cruz chose this place to stay during the filming of 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'.

Property Manager
Lida Kougianou
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german, greek
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

About Lida Kougianou

The Lyra Villas Collection is a rental agency operating since 2000 and specialized in exclusive Holiday Rentals in Kefalonia.

Our Villas are personally selected, highly equipped and beautifully furnished. Set in unique and calm locations, away from the mass tourism, they enjoy the tranquillity and peace you look for in your holidays. Our selection has been focused on the north and centre of Kefalonia, i.e. the region surrounding Agia Efimia and Sami, as this is, indeed, the most unspoilt and authentic region of the Island Kefalonia, with natural beauty and fantastic beaches such as Myrtos and Antisamos beach.

We know personally all properties and their owners. So, we are able to answer any questions that you might have and thus make sure, the accommodation you choose, is the right one for you.

Our services include:

- Quick response to your enquiries (within 24 hours at the latest, mostly much earlier).

- Reliable and helpful answers regarding the property, its equipment, distances and the area (due to personal knowledge of the island and the properties)

- Flexibility (wherever possible) regarding changeover days, duration of stay, change of booking dates, persons, etc.

- Information and assistance by planning your travelling (taxi transfers, information on reliable car rental companies, ferry schedules, reservation for ferries, etc.)

- Instant and efficient support during your stay in Kefalonia

Just get in touch by email or by phone and start creating your unforgettable holidays in Kefalonia!

Lida Kougianou purchased this villa in 2000

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just wanted to write a short note to say how much we enjoyed our holiday at Villa Mema, and to thank you for all your help in sorting things for us. Your communication was excellent and everything ran smoothly. The owner, Mema, was also excellent in checking we had everything we needed, and assisting us throughout our stay. Overall a great 2 weeks and we believe we choose the right place for our honeymoon! Villa Mema was amazing, and the views just lovely. We would love to return to Agia Efimia again sometime in the future as its a lovely small resort! Thanks again.

J & A, England June 2013
Oct 2009
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Villa Private Pool, Fantastic Sea Views, Fully Air-Conditioned, BBQ
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

A dream come true

  • 5 of 5

The villa is even more appealing than the wonderful photographs on the website, with location, layout, facilities and ongoing maintenance exactly as described. It has every convenience and feels like a real home. I chose it as the place to celebrate my 80th birthday, as my elder son and his wife have an apartment in the village; and I took my younger son and daughter and their spouses. They had the two bedrooms and I chose to be on the very comfortable sofa bed in the living room, with its own en-suite shower room.

The hot weather in July was a good test of the air conditioning, which worked perfectly, as did all the plumbing and the cooking equipment. The star was the swimming pool, which was immaculately maintained, with crystal clear water all the time. The flowers were at their best and the view is sensational. The village is delightful with some well-stocked supermarkets and gift shops, and all the excellent restaurants are within easy walking distance - our favourite was "Paradise."

We did some touring, although we would have been happy never to leave Villa Mema. Our favourite place was Assos and we enjoyed the shopping and waterside restaurants in Fiscardo. There is so much to see on that beautiful island and there are also some excellent boat trips.

The communication with the villa's Manager in advance was efficient and friendly and on arrival we were greeted very warmly by the lovely lady owner, who also came round to say goodbye as we left most reluctantly.

I booked the villa two years in advance and our week there was, for us all, a dream come true.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Kefalonia

  • 5 of 5

Arriving in Aghia Efimia once more felt like coming home. This was our third visit and exceeded all expectations. Location of villa and facilities fabulous and the best views on the island! Will never forget Mema's warm hospitality

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! You will be very welcome if you would like to visit the island for the fourth time!!!
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  • 5 of 5

A fabulous villa which is exactly as described if not better. Amazing views, totally private and yet minutes away from a fabulous bustling harbour with everything you need. From our amazing welcome from Mema onwards this holiday was perfect. We would recommend without reservation.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just Wow!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic villa with amazing views and only a few minutes walk down into the town. It is exactly as described and as the photos show. Spent hours on the terrace just watching the comings and goings of the boats and yachts. Thanks to Mema for her wonderful hospitality and welcome provisions she left us, a really nice touch. We absolutely loved this place and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Perfect, just perfect

  • 5 of 5

My first experience of booking via owners direct could not have been more efficient of helpful, Lida thanks for all your help and advice

This Villa was amazing, wonderful location, fabulous views, very clean and the most amazing service. Mema was an absolute delight, very welcoming, despite having to wait at the house for two hours because of our delayed flight, she was just the most helpful and friendly host... even brought us bbq coals when we couldn't find any in town.

I would highly recommend

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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  • 5 of 5

We've been to Kefalonia and especially Aghia Efimia many times but Villa Mema has really set a new high that's going to be hard to beat.

From Mrs Mema's first welcome putting jasmine flowers in our hands until our last farewell this is going to be a holiday that will stay for us for a long time.

The views are gorgeous, the village is minutes away and the stars are amazing (the ISS made a special visit for us!)

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Airport Kefalonia (EFL)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Agia Efimia
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Agia Efimia
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Agia Efimia
Car: not necessary


5-10 min walk to several pebble coves with crystal clear water, ideally for snorkeling. 10km to the breathtaking beaches of Myrtos and Antisamos.


The airport of the island is in the capital city of Argostoli, which is 40km (approx 1 hour drive) away.

The port of Poros (connecting Kefalonia with the mainland) is approx. 40km away.

A car hire is not necessary. If you wish, we can arrange a taxi transfer from/to airport (cost 50 euro/way). In case you would like to explore the island and thus need a car hire just for some days, you can arrange this in the village of Agia Efimia.


5 mins walk to the centre of Agia Efimia. Here you will find little taverns, cafes, shopping facilities, an old traditional bakery, rental of motorboat, sailing boat, car or moped, a professional diving school and last but not least the authentic Greek life!

Further Details:

Sightseeing and Activities nearby -

10km drive to the spectacular beach of Myrtos, one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece.

10km drive to the underground Lake of Melissani Lake and to the dreamy lake of Karavomilos.

10km drive to the port of Sami for shopping facilities, entertainment, bank with cash station (EC), health centre.

15km to the traditional village of Assos, one of the oldest and most beautiful villages of the island with a delightful architecture, a Venetian castle, little fish taverns and a small harbour with fishing boats

15km drive to the Drogaratti Cave.

15km drive to the Bavarian Horse Riding Stables close to Sami, a completely different way of exploring Kefalonia, by following old donkey trails with wonderful views through olive groves and fruit orchards.

15km drive to the beautiful beach of Antissamos, to the ancient Akropolis of Sami or to the Monasteries of Fanendes and Grillia (with breathtaking views of Ithaca and the Ionian Sea).

30km to a touristic highlight of the island, the exclusive yachting port of Fiskardo.


Rates & Availability

Agia Effimia Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 1
May 1 2017 - May 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Rate 2
May 15 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Rate 3
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Rate 4
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5
Jul 15 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
Rate 7
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

If you wish, we will be happy to arrange a taxi transfer from/to the airport at the cost of 55 euro per way, per taxi payable cash at the taxi driver.

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.

Licensed Property:
Villa Mema meets the standards of the Greek Tourist Board; License No. (M.H.T.E.) 0458K122K0306501

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Agia Effimia Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , on the ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , on the first floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , with airconditioning and balcony with fantastic sea views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with airconditining and balcony offering stunning views
  • Individually decorated no smoking bedrooms, both with air-conditioning and private balconies offering spectacular views of Agia Efimia and the sea.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Free wi-fi internet, pool towels, baby cot and high chair, safe, private parking place inside a gated entrance. Outside: Outside there are large terraces offering stunning views to the harbour of Agia Efimia and the sea. The pool terrace offers privacy and is equipped with 4 relaxing sun beds. The private pool is approx. 30 m² and is maintained regularly. Pool and front terraces are surrounded from different patios with shaded sitting areas and decorated with a variety of lovely Mediterranean flowers such as oleanders, hibiscus, jasmines, roses. In one of the rear terraces a large barbecue is provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning and change of linen and towels twice a week. Pool towels provided.

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