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Villa Thalassini_Secluded & Luxury Sea view villa in Agia Efimia

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,506 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

Idylic location in the village of Agia Efimia, with pool & lovely sea views

Villa Thalassini named after the greek word "thalassa" which means "sea" is a beautiful villa in a stunning location. Set in the picturesque village of Agia Efimia the house has spectacular views over the Ionian Sea. The villa is nestled in a lush hillside set around a large courtyard surrounded by olive trees in a property of 2500 m^2 offering privacy.

Being very proud of our beautiful garden with bougainvilleas and many other colorfull flowers as well as our vegatable garden, the house has also a nice barbecue, 2 eating areas offering breathtaking scenery over infinity pool to the sea.

Based up an 600 metres private drive the villa offers easy access to the village of Agia Efimia, a traditional Greek village with bustling tavernas and yachts that moor up in the late afternoon. Lovely beach 10 minute's walk from the villa.

Completed to the highest standard in June 2014 Villa Thalassini is arguably one of the best Villas in Kefalonia.

More Details

Property Manager
amalia papadatou
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, italian, Greek
Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2018

About amalia papadatou

Family Papadatos

We are a family of 6 members who stay all year long at the village of Agia Efimia.

We are always available for our guests, taking care the house ourselves and making sure that everything meets their expectations.

This house is not only a bussiness for us but a dream coming true for ourselves and our future bigger family!!

amalia papadatou purchased this villa in 2014

Why amalia papadatou chose Pilarei

The house is situated in a large field with olives.

The property was belonging always in the family where every autumn since many many years we are coming here to collect the olives and make our own olive oil.

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefits of the villa are first of all the positioning and secondly the nice architecture of the house as well as the delightful decoration.


Pilarei Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1506 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom on 1st floor with A/C, en-suite dressing room & bathroom with tub, balcony with fantastic sea views Bedroom 2 on 1st floor with A/C, double bed, en-suite bathroom, balcony with great sea views Bedroom 3 on ground floor with A/C, twin beds, bathroom with shower and sea view
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming


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Villa Thalassini_Secluded & Luxury Sea view villa in Agia Efimia
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Perfect haven

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from two idillic weeks at this beautiful villa. This is our first villa holiday (we recently became parents) but my husband and I have been lucky enough to travel the world extensively and stay in some of the top hotels. So our standards and hopes were very high. This villa exceeded our expectations in every way. The pool and gardens are immaculate and the views are simply stunning (no camera trickery on the photos of this villa!). In fact the photos don't do it justice, you really feel like you are staying in a movie stars home, not a holiday villa. Bath and beach towels are provided, as well as quality bedding, on extremely comfortable beds. The kitchen is very well appointed and dishwasher tablets and cloths washing powder provided. Amalia is an absolute gem, we couldn't have hoped for a more helpful and lovely host. On arrival the fridge was stocked with some essential food and water. The pool is cleaned daily before you wake up and the villa is cleaned twice per week. The drive up the the villa from the village only takes 2 mins but is very steep and uneven. I certainly appreciated our automatic hire car! Paradise beach at the bottom of the drive, is idillic and the food at the paradise restaurant was lovely, with breathtaking views. Agia Efimia feels like Kefalonia's best kept secret. A yacht lined harbour, main Street bustling with quality restaurants, all looking over the harbour. Some useful and mostly tat free tourist shops. A great butcher and magnificent patisserie that would rival any in Paris! And of course a couple of mini markets, will cater for all your needs. It really feels very exclusive and cosmopolitan and not your typical Thompson holiday tourist trap. Everywhere is so accessible from here. It's about 1h 10 mins to the airport/Lassie/Argostoli. 30 mins to magnificent beaches at Antisamos/myrtos, 20mins to Dragotti caves/mellisani lake. We opted to take a boat day trip to Fiacardo, rather than drive, which was amazing! I'm sure you will have a wonderful holiday in this fantastic villa and beautiful location. We will be returning! Thanks Amalia!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fab Villa with great Views

  • 5 of 5

Thalassini is a fabulous villa in a great location on the hillside giving wonderful views.

Everything you could wish for is provided and there is a cleaner service twice a week.

The pool is a very good size and cleaned daily and there is plenty of outside comfortable seating both in the sun and in the shade.

Amalia and her family were fantastic and couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful.

The village itself is lovely with plenty of great restaurants and tavernas and has a lovely "village" feel to it.

It is a good 20minute walk down into the village and would be very hard work back up but there is a plentiful supply and taxis which are very cheap.

We couldn't recommend this vila more highly; real luxury!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous villa In wonderful area

  • 5 of 5

We had one of our best holidays in this first class villa in Agia Efimia. Our first visit to Kefalonia and we were delighted both with the villa and Agia Efimia. From the outset communication with Amalia was superb. She and indeed her family were welcoming and so helpful throughout our stay. The villa is the best we have stayed in with stunning views and very well equipped including big fluffy robes washing powder dishwasher tablets etc.. It was immaculate on arrival and was then cleaned every three or four days. All linens and towels changed. We loved Agia Efimia and the many tavernas particularly Paradise at the top of the hill and Fiore d'amor where the staff service and food are the best. It's perhaps worth mentioning the walk up to the villa was hard work.... We mainly used the car.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend it

  • 5 of 5

We loved the villa - peaceful , well equipped , beautiful gardens , wonderful terraces and views - excellent pool . It was very clean on arrival and Amalia was very efficient with our booking . We would highly recommend it

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This is a first class villa. The villa is well designed and spacious amidst very well tended and beautifully landscaped gardens. The pool is a real treat. The garden furniture and interior décor is very stylish. The wifi worked as well!

Amalia is a kind and attentive hostess and he place is well looked after during your stay.

Agia Effimia is a beautiful location - a pretty, quiet harbour with plenty of places to go to for lunch or dinner. Not the place to go if you are looking for wild nights though.

The hill down to the village is extremely steep so recommended you confine walking back up the slope to late nights when its a little cooler!

All in all we had a wonderful stay and would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Even before we arrived at Villa Thalassini I was confident we were going to have a good holiday - not just from the photographs but Amalia had answered all my queries in a friendly manner and always within just a few minutes. As we drove up the steep hill to access the villa you just knew the view was going to be amazing...and it was - truly beautiful. The villa was immaculately clean and had everything we needed. Having gone into the village to buy groceries, we arrived back at the villa only for my husband to realise that he didn't have his wallet with him! He returned to the village to retrace his steps and luckily for us the man from the butchers came running out, pointing to the newsagents over the road. The owner had kept the wallet safe (and everything inside!) - thank goodness, otherwise our holiday would have been spoiled from day one. The people are remarkably warm and friendly, we noticed that straight away and it remained that way throughout our stay.

We loved Agia Efimia - although it was a steep walk up and down, the restaurants and cafes were within walking distance which we always feel is a big bonus. As we went in May it was a little quiet but that suited us perfectly. From start to finish, we had a wonderful holiday. We will be returning to Kefalonia, that's for sure!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Efl- Argostoli airport
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Ionian Ferries
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Amalia Restaurant
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The Villa is ready for check-in at 14.30 pm and we kindly ask guests to vacate the property by 10.00 am. For earlier check-in and later check- out, please consult us.

A taxi transfer from/to the airport can be arranged at the cost of 50 euro per day and is payable directly at the taxi driver with cash.

Changeover Day:
Generally, we have flexible changeover days.
However, depending on season and booking situation, it may be possible, that only particular days can be considered. Please contact us.

Rates include: Mid cleaning, change of linen and towels twice a week; Air-Conditioning; Baby-bed and high chair; pool towels, wi-fi internet.

TheVilla meets the standards of the Greek Tourist Board.
EOT Licence Nr. (M.H.T.E.) 0458K122K0306501

In order to secure your booking a reservation deposit of 30% of the rental cost is required at time of booking. The final payment is on arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.