- Near the Sea
- Village / Rural
- Swimming Pool
- Baby equipment
- Internet Access
- Log Fire
- Beach nearby
- Horse Riding
A centrally placed rural villa perfect for exploring the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia and to take advantage of all the adventure activities offered here (including caving, abseiling, paragliding, PADI approved diving school, sailing, hiking, biking, four-wheel drive safaris, etc). The villa was designed for family holidays or groups of friends in mind wanting to holiday together. The Walnut Tree particularly suits three generation holidays, with enough space for everyone to do their own thing. Plenty of things to do in the one acre grounds (large swimming pool, boule court, table tennis, badminton). Plenty of sun beds and shade, both around the pool and in the gardens, taking care of the all important 'a bit of doing nothing very much at all'! The villa is serviced weekly and pool and gardens regularly maintained.
The largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia boasts of a beauty all of its own: high mountains, white-stoned beaches and clear azure waters, olive groves, the sound of sheep and goat bells. There are many beaches to discover around the coast of Kefalonia, wonderful walks up in the mountains or along the deep valleys with ruins of old mills and waterways - perfect for rambles in early morning and late afternoons. There are charming villages and towns to visit and ancient sites to explore.
The Walnut Tree's central position on the island makes it within easy reach of Kefalonia's airport, the capital of Argostoli and other major attractions (Cave/lake of Melissani, Myrtos Beach, Fiskardo). Activities available locally are sailing, diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, mountain biking, paragliding, caving, 4x4 safaris, and hiking. There is a very good riding stable just outside the town of Sami and Donkey Trekking can be booked in the village of Grizata. There are tennis courts at Karavomolis. At Antisamos beach there are several good beach bars and tavernas, beach showers and great water sports, not to mention wonderful swimming in the sheltered bay. There are plenty of delightful restaurants, bars and cafes within a short drive of the villa in Karavomilos, Agia Efimia and Poulata. Four kilometers away, the bustling port of Sami has ATMs, a post office, medical centre, tourist office, supermarkets, bakeries and shops with many waterside tavernas, restaurants, ice cream palours and bars. However, The Walnut Tree villa’s main attraction is the wonderful views of Kefalonian countryside, the far distant mountains and the tranquility of its rural position.
Kefalonia has its own airport Keffalinia (EFL) with direct charter flights during the season (March to November) from many UK and European airports. There are also ferry services to and from the mainland and to Italy via Patras on the mainland, from the Kefalonian ports of Poros, Sami and Fiscardo.
Keffalinia (EFL), Argostoli thirty five minutes drive
Nearest Bus Stop:
Sami five minutes drive
Sami five minutes drive
Robilis Taverna, Poulata
The accommodation is arranged on two floors. On the ground floor: three air-conditioned bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room, large living space with a kitchen area, separate laundry/utility/cloakroom beyond. On the first floor: two bedrooms (both with balconies), large bathroom, two IKEA chair/beds (convert to double bed or two single beds) . Air-conditioning throughout. Large living/dining/kitchen area with balcon. Solar hot water system, full central heating and a wood burner on each floor. Weekly maid service, pool and garden fully maintained. Free Wifi, TVs, DVD players, CD players, books and games. Put-u-up bed and a cot available. Evening babysitting can be arranged if required.
The Walnut Tree has its own pool (10m x 5m ungated and non-diving) and is set in landscaped grounds of over an acre. We have plenty of garden and pool furniture. The garden has been designed to form different areas with various hedges, lawns, around 75 vines, two areas of fruit trees, another of ornamental trees and well over twenty olive trees. There is a barbecue area with lighting. The boules court, below the pool terrace, is often the focus for (we hope) good natured competition. Table tennis, badminton and two bicycles also available for our guests.
Visitors at The Walnut Tree can soak up the atmosphere of the towns and villages, feast on Kefalonian traditional cooking with the many local variations, delight in Greece and especially one of her most fascinating islands. Sami is a charming town and port - the main port of the island. There are beautiful walks all around the town, particularly to the lighthouse, the beautiful beach of Antisamos and (if you don't mind a bit of a climb) to the town's own Acropolis, some fascinating ancient ruins which are still undergoing excavations. The nearest village is Karavomolis – just 1.5km (3 min drive or 20 min walk). It’s on the coast and has two hotels, four tavernas, a supermarket and a bakery. Poulata is 2kms and is up in the hills, wonderful views and one fabulous tavern. Sami is 3km and is the main port of the island with all the necessary conveniences. Aghia Efimia is 7km and has lots of little beaches and fantastic views of Ithaca, with a pretty harbour and some excellent restaurants. Further attractions include extreme sports,Kefalonian Trails - great walking country, National Parks of Kefalonia (mountain areas), Beautiful Beaches, Archaeological Sites, Museums, Churches, Monasteries, Loggerhead Turtle Nesting Beaches (June – October), Unspoilt countryside – spring and autumn wild flowers.
Conditions of Rental
Deposit of 25% of total rental payable on confirmation of booking. Copy of travel insurance required. Balance of payment due eight weeks before start of rental. Please note that you can arrive on any day of the week - we have made our arrival days totally flexible to enable our guests to take advantage of favourable flight prices and times. Mid week clean and linen change optional for an additional fee.