Did Odysseus land in secret at this stunningly beautiful bay, and then conceal his plundered treasure in the Nymph’s Cave on the hillside above? Let the scholars argue about the myth, the fact remains that Dexa Bay is the ideal place for any wanderer to make their landfall.
Surrounded by hills and guarded by a rocky islet it’s hard to believe that this unspoilt crescent of pebbles and sand is only a few minutes’ stroll from the bustling centre of island life, Vathi’s main waterfront plateia.
Occupying an elevated position above the bay, and set in landscaped gardens amongst the olive trees, these recently built small villas are perfect for couples who want to enjoy ‘away from it all’ seclusion whilst being close to all the amenities of the town and a short stroll down to Ithaka’s only Blue Flag beach.
Built especially for couples each house has a superb, large, open plan lounge, dining and kitchenette area complete with feature fireplace. Much thought has gone into the fittings and furnishings, which include satellite TV and DVD player. The kitchenette has a fridge, hob and a microwave oven. A fully fitted shower room/WC completes the ground floor accommodation.
A spiral staircase accesses the main feature of each house - a magnificent, romantic, double gallery bedroom.
Each villa has its own private patio area with shade, seating and loungers, a BBQ for relaxed al fresco dining, and a swimming pool for cooling off on those long, sunny Ithakan afternoons.
Paved pathways wind through the lovely gardens, where the perfect spot for quiet relaxation and reflection can be found.
For those who wish to embark on their own private “odyssey”, the famous Nymph’s Cave can be reached on foot in 20 minutes whilst the fascinating ancient village of Paleochori with its ruined churches and faded frescoes lies another half hour beyond with the dramatically situated Perachori Village (and tavernas!) close by.
Fact or fantasy? Either of these two charming villas is the perfect place to decide for yourself!
• 1 bedroom villa with private swimming pool
• 1 double bedroom
• Private swimming pool
• Maid service and linen changes on arrivals day and midweek
• Open plan living/dining room with TV and DVD player
• Kitchenette fully equipped with fridge/freezer, hob and microwave
• Fully fitted shower room/WC
• Patio with BBQ
• Double gallery bedroom
Restaurants: 5 mins drive
Beach: 5 mins walk
Mini Market: 5 mins drive
This villa is a Saturday changeover
This villa accommodation can only be offered with flights and transfers.