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Villa Roses, Sami, Kefalonia, Greece
VILLA ROSES, SAMI, KEFALONIA
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Villa Roses

Sami, Kefalonia

Villa Summary

Villa Roses is a contemporary villa located just a 5 minute drive from the attractive harbour town of Sami. From the first floor balconies, take in the wonderful views of the surrounding countryside stretching towards the coast. This detached villa also offers smart, spacious interiors and is less than a 15 minute walk from one of Kefalonia's most visited spectacles, Melissani Lake. WiFi and air conditioning/heating in all the bedrooms and lounge are included.

Arrival & Departure Day :
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Villa check out time 10:00 Information

Villa Features

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 2 to 6
  • Beach 1000 yds
  • Pool 30 x 14 ft
  • Free Air Con
  • Wifi
  • Car Essential Information
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Why our Kefalonia expert loves this villa
quoteupper Wonderful views from the balconies, plus tavernas and the fantastic Melissani Lake within walking distance. quotelower
Villa Description
Swimming pool, pool terrace and sunbathing area

The large, rectangular swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace with sun loungers where you can bask in the sunshine. There is also a lawned area and tall shrubs that add a sense of privacy. Adjacent, you'll find a covered terrace with an alfresco dining table. The impressive brick BBQ sits at the side of the villa.


Entrance

The villa is gated from the road with plenty of parking space available. 1 step up leads to the villa front door, which opens into the hallway.


Living space and kitchen

The stylish lounge is decorated in neutral tones and has comfortable seating plus a flat screen TV. Floor to ceiling sliding doors allow plenty of light in and open onto the covered terrace. An archway leads to the dining area which is adjacent to a fully equipped kitchen.


Bedrooms and bathrooms

All 3 bedrooms are stylish and contemporary with ample storage. On the ground floor is a double bedroom with an en suite shower room and patio doors that lead to the pool terrace. There is also a WC on this floor. On the first floor are 2 bedrooms - 1 double and 1 twin. Each has access to large private balconies where you can sit and enjoy views towards the coastline. You'll also find a separate bathroom on the first floor.


This villa is registered and licenced by EOT Greek licensing association. This number is: 0830K10000846701.
Key Notes
  • Villa Plus In-Resort Service  
  • Mid Week Towel Change & Light Clean  
  • Bed Linen  
  • Bathroom Towels  
  • Iron & Ironing Board  
  • Villa check in time from 16:00   Information
  • Villa check out time 10:00   Information

Villa facilities

  • 1 double bedroom with en suite shower room  
  • 1 double bedroom  
  • 1 twin bedroom  
  • 1 bathroom  
  • 1 WC  

Indoor amenities

  • FREE WiFi  
  • FREE Air Conditioning/Heating in 3 bedrooms and lounge  
  • Satellite TV   Information
  • Safe  
  • DVD Player  
  • Washing machine  
  • Dishwasher  
  • Microwave  
  • Hairdryers  
  • Bluetooth Speakers  

Outdoor amenities

  • Alarm And Nightlight  
  • Brick BBQ  
  • Car parking (off-road gated)  
  • Pool/Billiard Table  
  • Table Tennis  
  • Pool Size: 30 x 14 ft  
  • Pool Depth: Min. 2ft, Max. 6ft  
Villa Location
Set in the countryside in an area known as Karavomylos, you'll be just a 10 minute walk from charming, local tavernas offering fantastic views. Villa Roses is perfectly positioned to explore some of the island's best beaches, such as Antisamos which can be reached in a short drive. The idyllic setting of Sami Harbour is also just 5 minutes' drive away. Offering an array of bars and restaurants positioned on the waterfront, you'll have plenty of options for whiling away you evenings. Our Villa Ruby is next door.

Location features

Local markets and shopping

Locally, you'll find a couple of mini markets and a bakery in Karavomylos - perfect for stocking up on essentials. Sami has some larger supermarkets as well as a butcher, excellent bakeries and some shops where you can pick up souvenirs and gifts to take home.


Bars and restaurants

Head to Karavomylos for friendly, local dining options serving traditional Greek dishes. There's a restaurant positioned right on the waterfront which makes a great spot for sunset cocktails with views stretching all the way to Ithaca. Meanwhile, Sami has plenty of bars, coffee shops, restaurants and tavernas. They are mostly along the harbour front and serve up Greek favourites and fresh seafood.


Beaches

There's a long, stretch of pebbly beach at Karavomylos that stretches all the way down to Sami. There's also Antisamos Beach, a beautiful horseshoe shaped bay with plenty of facilities. There's an array of watersports on offer, beach bars plus sunbeds and parasols available to hire. You could also take a trip to Myrtos Beach, 25 minutes' drive away. One of the most photographed beaches in Europe, it's famous for its bright, white pebbles and turquoise waters.


Family fun

Kefalonia has plenty of water based activities to enjoy such as snorkelling and boat trips. You could take to the seas and explore the coastline or even hop aboard a cruise to the stunning neighbouring island of Ithaca. In Karavomylos, there's a small lake by the sea with an abundance of wildlife including ducks, swans and herons - a great option for a family day out. Horse riding and donkey trekking can also be found near Sami.


Places of interest

Don't miss one of Kefalonia's most visited attractions, Melissani Lake. Experience the magical atmosphere as you take a boat tour through this underground lake. Nearby, there's also Drogarati Caves, an expansive network of intricate rock formations that are fascinating to explore.


Remember...

Every villa comes with its own manual, complete with details of the best restaurants, taxis, local amenities and activities. And of course, our reps are on hand to make sure you love your holiday more. If you need any advice or tips on the local area, they will be more than happy to help.


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GPS coordinates

Latitude: 38.252109

Longitude: 20.624610

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Activities and things to do
Activity
Antisamos Beach
Antisamos beach is one of the best beaches of Kefalonia and is located nearby to the village of Sami, 22 kilometres from the capital of the island. It is a beautiful and attractive pebble beach with turquoise waters, surrounded by impressive verdant hills. Thousands of visitors are attracted every summer by the natural beauty of the place. Antisamos Beach also offers a snack bar.
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Captain Correli's Mandolina
Kefalonia was buzzing in the summer of 2000 with film crews and the actors Nicholas Cage Penelope Cruz and John Hurt who were starring in the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

Most of the filming took place in Sami, a village 9 km south of Agia Efimia, where a huge and beautiful set was built. The campsite of the Italians was built on the beach of Antisamos bay (see left). North of Agia Efimia village you will find the bay shown above (where part of the filming took place), and it can be reached in ten minutes by boat.

Myrtos beach, which is shown to the left and on top of this page was used in the film as well and is situated approximately 5 minutes by car west of Agia Efimia. Myrtos Bay (left) is where the bomb explosion on the beach took place in the film.

For those of you who don't know it - here is the story line -It is 1941 and Captain Antonio Corelli, a young Italian officer, is posted to the Greek island of Kefalonia as part of the occupying forces. At first he is ostracised by the locals, but as a conscientious but far from fanatical soldier, whose main aim is to have a peaceful war, he proves in time to be civilized, humorous and a consummate musician. When the local Doctor's daughter's letters to her fiancé - and members of the underground - go unanswered, the working of the eternal triangle seems inevitable.

You should bring the book with you and spot the locations

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Horse Riding
The nearest riding schools are located near Sami and Lixouri where you can learn to ride, improve your skills or simply enjoy yourself. There are mountain trails and beach riding to swimming with the horses.

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Melissani and Drogarati Caves
Located in the area of Karavomilos near Sami, lies the Melissani cave which is undoubtedly among Kefalonia's most breathtaking attractions. Discovered in 1951 by speleologist Yiannis Petrohilos, Melissani cave also includes a beautiful lake with crystal blue waters which is 22 metres below ground level and its maximum depth is about 30 metres.

The complete tour is done by boat, first making a round trip around the first hall with the hole in the roof. Then the boat passes the island on the opposite wall, where a small channel exists. This channel is too narrow to row, but there is a rope at the wall and the gondolier pulls the boat through. The second hall is a huge cavern with an arched roof, which was also formed by a collapse, but this cave is more to the centre of the island and because of the slope of the hill, the overlying rock is still thick enough. The second chamber has numerous big stalactites and stalagmites.

Drogarati's Cave, which is also close to Sami is 60m deep and was discovered 300 years ago, when a part of it was destroyed because of a strong earthquake, and so the entrance was created. Initially the cave was developed and used by the community of Haliotata, under the supervision of the speleologist Mrs. Petrocheilos and since 1963 it has been open to the public.

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