|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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'.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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
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!)
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!
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.
|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.
Villa Mema meets the standards of the Greek Tourist Board; License No. (M.H.T.E.) 0458K122K0306501