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Villa Marina, Ithaki - Private Pool and Spectacular Sea Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Secluded location, private pool, spectacular sea views, short walk to the beach

The property sits in a secluded environment near the village of Agioi Saranta with its own private swimming pool and spacious gardens. Villa Marina comfortably sleeps up to 6 people. There are two bedrooms with double beds, and a mezannine above the living room with two single beds, as well as two large sofa beds in the living room. The Villa has three bathrooms - one en suite, one upstairs and one downstairs. The large comfortable living room is equipped with TV, DVD and HiFi and leads directly to the balcony with its spectacular view of Afales Bay. Last but not least, the Villa provides a large and spacious kitchen, leading directly to the garden overlooking the Bay. The Villa is walking distance from the archaeological site School of Homer and from the secluded beach of Afales Bay. It is also 5 minutes driving distance from both the village of Stavros with plenty of amenities, and the fishing village of Frikes with its cafes and restaurants by the sea.

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 11, 2018

About Yiannos

I live in Cyprus with my wife and three children. My wife and I both work but in recent years, whenever we find time we escape to the Island of Ithaki, since we have literally fallen in love with the place.

Yiannos purchased this villa in 2007

Why Yiannos chose Ithaki

We love Ithaki because of its unspoiled and pristine environment, which is complimented by the Island's rich cultural heritage. The island's remoteness from the fuss of the city, its complete stillness and the hospitality of its inhabitants is a wonderful escape from everyday life.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Marina is situated in a secluded environment, surrounded by pine and olive trees, overlooking Afales Bay. No matter how many times I have been the views from the property never seize to amaze me. The turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea combined with the greenery of the surrounding forests create unmatched scenery, very difficult to describe. During the day, we either spend time in the swimming pool or walk to Afales beach for snorkelling and fishing. At night, the absence of city lights illuminate the night sky making the Milky Way seem like a breath away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We arrived at the house and were just overwhelmed by the spectacular views. The house is great and has everything you will need. Our boys spent their days catching butterflies on the large terraces and swimming in the pool. There is a a beautiful small beach a stroll from the house where you can swim in clear blue water and be all alone for the day. There are also great walks from the house and a lovely restaurant stumbling distance away. A really special holiday, we will be back."

Mcguiness Family, UK - June 2012

"Thank you. We had a wonderful stay at the villa. The location was perfect - totally peaceful and the views were completely breath-taking. We spent hours sitting in the comfy outdoor chairs just lapping up the views. The villa itself was very spacious and the pool was a good size and always sparklingly clean."

Cooke Family, UK - August 2011
May 2011
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Ithaki Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6-8 (2 Bedrooms + Mezannine) Notes on bedrooms: There are two bedrooms with double beds, and a mexzannine above the living room with two singles. The living room has two large sofa beds that can sleep a further two persons.
  • Television
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Outside: Villa Marina has its own private swimming pool. Couple that with the spectacular views from its balcony and gardens and you will likely be compelled to spend most of your time outside. Utility Room: The utility room is equipped with a washing machine and an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Villa will be thoroughly cleaned prior to arrival. Towels and Linen will be provided and changed once a week.


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Villa Marina, Ithaki - Private Pool and Spectacular Sea Views
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews

Stunning Villa, beautiful views, fabulous owners and managers! Ithaka Magic

  • 5 of 5

Villa Marina gave my family by far the most magical memorable holiday imaginable. Right from the booking process with Anthony through to help from Demetris on arrival the experience was made enjoyable and easy. The Villa is well equipped, spacious airy and quirky. It is totally charming. The large patio with views that would be hard to beat from anywhere in the world provided the most wonderful outside area to enjoy the sunshine whilst the kids played in the perfect pool. I would definately say we found our little piece of paradise. In fact we found it hard to tear ourselves away from the villa to explore the beautiful island. The goat bells on the hills in the morning, the birds dipping the pool and bat watching in the evening are memories that will stay with us forever. There are lovely places to eat, Yafuri restaurant a short walk away, or plenty of choice in the charming village Stavros. We loved our local beach Afalys Bay but there are so many fantastic places to explore although some of the drives to them can be very hairy! Britta the amazing lady who came to change linin and clean the pool was just fabulous, she rescues dogs and cats on the island so ask her about her shelter that you can visit. She will also give you local tips etc. On arrival look for the visitor book as it gives lots of ideas and recommendations of where to go and eat etc. Honestly we cannot recommend the villa or owners highly enough (although I'm slightly loathe to as I would like to keep it a secret!) We had the peaceful holiday of a lifetime and we hope one day to return. My 3 daughters did not miss lack of bustle as there is so much entertainment with pool and beaches. Thank you so much Anthony for all your help assurance fantastic recommendations. Also thank you Demetris and Britta. Love from Alex, Aaron, Daisy, Robin and Eliza Dungey from Cornwall. Xxx

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Villa Marina and we have already booked for next year. The villa has everything you'll need for a family holiday and the owner is improving the villa year on year. You'll spend most of your time outside mesmerised by the stunning views, sunsets and sunrises. This is a magical place.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic setting; lovely terrace and pool

  • 4 of 5

Really enjoyed our second stay in this house. Ithaka is very beautiful; there aren't any major attractions, but lots of short walks, and secluded (if pebbly) beaches. The house is comfortable rather than luxurious, but the terrace and pool are really good, with glorious views in all directions. There is a lovely beach only 10 minutes' walk away, but it is still nice to have a pool to cool off without leaving the terrace, Good restaurants within 10 minutes drive (in Stavros and Frikes). The booking and arrival arrangements were efficient and straightforward. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A blissful stay in Villa Marina!

  • 5 of 5

We had another wonderful stay in peaceful Villa Marina in lovely Ithaca. The villa has the most amazing view and all we could hear was the buzzing of insects and the chirping of birds.

The villa looks exactly as the photographs show and is very well equipped and most comfortable and clean.

This was our second stay at the villa and we have already booked for next year. We would recommend the villa to any friend or relative and -indeed- have already done so!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic villa

  • 5 of 5

Any shortcomings of the villa are more than made up by the view and location. Couldn't recommend this highly enough. Although a part of me doesn't want to share my discovery!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
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The view from the terrace was wonderful

  • 4 of 5

We had a fabulous relaxing holiday at Villa Marina. The situation of the villa and the view across to Lefkada was utterly amazing and the villa was well equipped for our needs.

It was so lovely and quiet that on several days we found it hard to get our act together and explore the rest of the island and just sat soaking up the sun and the view.

When we did tear ourselves away we explored Exogi (fantastic views after a white knuckle car ride), walked down from the villa to the little beach (always deserted), swam in the little bays beyond Frikes, took a couple of guided walks in the evening (highly recommended), hired a boat from Kioni to explore deserted beaches and had a bit of retail therapy in Vathy.

If we weren't cooking for ourselves we generally went to Frikes in the evening, but the fresh fish from the fishmonger behind the main bar at Stavros and the meat from the little butchers shop were of exceptional quality, so we probably cooked every other evening. We also walked to little bar at the top of the lane on several evenings - the family that owned it and the locals were so welcoming and we met an exceptional little Greek boy there who spoke perfect English with an American accent!

All in all we had a fantastic holiday and will definitely return to Ithaka and to Villa Marina.

Margaret and John, Val and David - North Yorkshire.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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There are plenty of secluded beaches on the Island of Ithaca. The closest one to Villa Marina is Afales Bay, situated directly beneath the property. It is a 5 minute walk down on a paved road surrounded by forestry.


More information on how to get to Ithaca can be found on our website.


The village of Stavros with plenty of amenities is also 5 minutes driving distance from Villa Marina. The capital of the island, Vathy, is about 25 minutes drive from Aghii Saranta.

Further Details:

Due to its linkage to antiquity, the Island of Ithaca is flooded with archaeological sites. Perhaps the most important one and walking distance from Villa Marina is the School of Homer, which recent discoveries link it to the elusive palace of Odysseas and Penelope, and stage to the dramatic finale of The Odyssey.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Information on booking procedure, deposit and payments can be found under the "Terms" section of our web site (see link below).

Changeover Day:
The check in time to the Villa on the arrival day is from 2.00 pm and on the departure day the Villa must be vacated by 10.00 am. The Villa will be cleaned and checked for any damages prior to the next guest's arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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