About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
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- May 24, 2018
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Stunning Villa, beautiful views, fabulous owners and managers! Ithaka Magic
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
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.
Fantastic setting; lovely terrace and pool
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.
A blissful stay in Villa Marina!
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!
Absolutely fantastic villa
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!
The view from the terrace was wonderful
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.
Coast/Beach: 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. Travel: More information on how to get to Ithaca can be found on our website. Distances: 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
Additional information about rental rates
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.