Until the British occupiers in the 19th Century built the extraordinary road between the mountains and the spectacular sea cliffs of the northwest coast of Kefalonia, the Erissos peninsula in was only accessible from Argostoli by sea or by an arduous journey on horseback. The scattered, isolated settlements and villages such as Manganos, Vigli, even Fiskardo itself maintained a way of life that had changed little since the arrival of the Venetians many centuries earlier. The inhabitants always built in the elegant Venetian style, and even today echoes of that graceful architectural heritage can often be found in newly built houses, such as the Villa Kamini.
The setting, amongst olives and almond trees, and a vineyard in front is secluded and very private, but the piece de resistance is the view. Across natural oak forest to the wide bay beyond containing the awesome headland of Assos and Cape Atheras, where recent archaeological discoveries have uncovered strong historical evidence of links to the famous Odysseus.
Naturally the villa has been designed to maximize both the extraordinary setting and its stylish Venetian heritage. No expense has been spared and it shows in such touches as the carved plasterwork of the window openings and the cool spacious interior. Built on one level, the two bedroom villa has a master double with en suite bathroom, and the twin with separate shower and toilet. The open plan dining/living room is beautifully furnished and incorporates a fully fitted modern kitchen opening onto the terrace overlooking the pool, colourful gardens and that stunning view. For those evenings at home watching the sun set over the sea, there is an excellent barbecue and seating area perfect for alfresco living.
A real sense of seclusion and privacy surrounds the villa, but the remoteness is just an atmosphere these days as the cosmopolitan and welcoming harbour village of Fiskardo is only a ten minute drive away, whilst the recently improved main highway based on the original road, though well out of sight and sound provides quick and easy access to the island capital of Argostoli and the rest of this uniquely varied island.
• 2 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
• 1 double and 1 twin bedroom
• Private swimming pool: 8m x 4m
• Double bedroom with en suite
• Twin bedroom with adjacent shower room
• Air conditioning in all rooms
• Kitchen with full cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
• Living/dining area with TV (limited channels), DVD and CD player
• Iron and ironing board
• Maid service and linen changes on arrivals day and midweek
Restaurants: 3 mins drive/20 mins walk (Manganos)
Beach: 10 mins drive
Mini Market & Bakery: 3 mins drive/20 mins walk (Manganos)
Fiskardo: 10 mins drive
This villa is a Saturdat changeover
This villa accommodation can only be offered with flights and transfers.