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Review of Villa Ianthe

Enjoy great sea and mountain views from the upstairs balconies!
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Enjoy great sea and mountain views from the upstairs balconies!
Night view
Ground floor main terrace and sitting area
Main balcony view
Relax in the garden after a long day on the beach...
Entrance to first floor
Enjoy great sea and mountain views from the upstairs balconies!
Living room and dining area on the ground floor
You may enjoy your meals either indoors or outdoors in the terrace
Downstairs kitchen
Enjoy fabulous views from your bedroom...
First floor bedroom
First floor kitchen and dining area
Upstairs bathroom
Decorative detail
Villa Ianthe, front garden terrace
The villa is surrounded by a typical Greek herb garden and plenty of olive trees
Main entrance
Villa Ianthe, front garden view
Villa Ianthe back view
First floor front balcony
Living room leading to sunny front terrace
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Karavados, Cephalonia, Ionian Islands

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megapal6
Cairo, Egypt
1 review
“Excellent value and style”
Reviewed October 8, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The appartments are modern, nicely decorated, practical and comfortable. Nice and tranquil evenings with a nice breeze from mountain Ainos, beautiful surroundings and parking at your doorstep. Well situated to start your trip to all the different places of interest and close to Argostoli as well (about 15min drive). The island is very nice and it offers epic beaches and moutain escapes.. Also the owners were amazing people, giving us all the information and providing everything we needed, including delicious homemade marmelades! We had amazing holidays and we will definitely go back!

Date of stay: July 2016
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Liked best: clean, modern, comfortable, location
Traveling group: Young Children
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed September 1, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

From the first point of contact Maria was helpful, kind and informative. We had a mix up with our dates and had to move our holiday back a couple of weeks, Maria couldn't have been more helpful and managed to jiggle things around in order for us to have the same accommodation as we had previously booked.
We had the top floor of Villa Lanthe and it was perfect with wonderful view out towards Zante. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The cleaner visited twice a week and did an excellent job, changing the bedding and towels and giving the place a thorough clean. Maria met us when we arrived and took time to ensure that we knew where everything was and how to use it. The beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in, even more comfortable than my own and that is saying something. The quality of the fixtures and fittings were excellent, it felt like we were living in the comfort of our own home not a holiday rental.
Maria had to leave for Athens the day after we arrived but she still visited that day with fresh olives and tomatoes from the garden and to double check that everything was satisfactory. Her brother Panos who owns the villas jointly with Maria was on hand to take over and he too could not do enough for us, he was always checking that everything was good with us and that we weren't having any problems.
We found the position of the villas to be perfect, nice and quiet but not too far form various beaches and Lourdas was just down the road with Argostoli and Lassi being only twenty minutes away. You definitely need to hire a car to stay here and in order to see all that that the island has to offer. Although the villas do not have a pool we were able to use the pool at Villa Rosa which is fabulous and only a five minute drive away, this worked perfectly for us.
Thank you Maria and Panos for a wonderful holiday, we will be back!

Date of stay: August 2016
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Traveling group: Teenagers
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MicheleB1...
1 review
“Wonderful staying and hosting”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

The place

Is in the south of Kefalonia, one of the best areas of the island with a lot of sand beaches, restaurants, but also nice villages, great high mountains as well as country sightseeings. The villa is about 1,5km from the nearest charming small beach (where we went lots of times especially for a nice restaurant just by the beach), in a beautiful garden.

The flat

Very new and comfortable, with all you can need. Nice view, great terraces, spacious rooms.

The owner

Maria and her family are maybe the best surprise you can have, always available, and very kind. Maria explained us all the places you can go around giving maps&tips, she helped us providing fruits, honey, olive oil, she gave us jam-eggs-fruit as present. She shipped to Italy some shoes we forgot in the apartment..

What else?

High recommended.

Date of stay: July 2016
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Athens, Greece
Reviewed September 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: Location, view
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2016
Thank you for your thank you!
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M K
Leiden, The Netherlands
1 review
“Korallis villas is a great place to stay in Kefallonia”
Reviewed August 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I stayed at Korallis villas for a week in July with my partner and his extended family from the Netherlands. We used the entire villa, since we were 7 of us and it worked great. Noy only the villa had two separate bathrooms and kitchens but it also provided anything a big group like us could have asked, from coffee machines and beach umbrellas to a washing machine and an iron!
The Korallis family was extremely helpful and hospitable, providing all sort of advice for island excursions, and treating us with homemade mezedes and marmelade for our breakfast!
What we enjoyed the most was the beautiful garden, where we could sit every morning and enjoy our breakfast and every evening to rest after a day at the beach!
The village of Karavados, where the villas are, is close to a small and beautiful beach, has nice tavernas with great food and a couple of mini markets where one can get all sort of provisions.
Argostoli is only a 10-15 minutes drive away and the airport as well.
We were all greatly satisfied with the choice of Korallis villas for our vacation and we are already making plans for visiting again!

Date of stay: July 2015
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Liked best: The great garden
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 2, 2016
Looking forward to accommodating your lovely group again soon!
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ksbnv
ksbnv
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just what we wanted”
Reviewed September 24, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Lovely and very well-priced family run group of 3 villas - of which we chose the smallest. Getting all the details organized with Catherine and her family was extremely simple and straight forward. The location of the villas in Karavados village was perfect as it was in between several of the "bigger" tourist areas - although in the 3rd week of september there weren't many tourists at all.

The villa was clean, had A/C / decent wifi in our villa - and was cleaned mid-week - which was fine as we didn't require more than that. Before our arrival we were looking at villas that had their own pool - however in hindsight I'm glad we chose a property without one because the island has so many beautiful beaches that having a pool would certainly have made us lazy on certain days to stay in and not go explore everything the island had to offer.

The villa is located within walking distance of a small beach (15 min walk) - and easy driving distance to several more.

Very happy with our decision and would definately reccomend this property to anyone going to Kefalonia.

Date of stay: September 2014
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2014
Thank you for your review of our property! We work really hard to make sure our guests feel more than welcome and we are glad to see those efforts pay off. I hope you had a great stay and an enjoyable, quiet holiday!
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DBARNIER
Craponne, France
1 review
“Incredible and welcoming journey in Korallis villas!”
Reviewed September 1, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

If you are about to come in this wonderful island of Cephalonia, do not hesitate to stay at Korallis villa, this was just an unforgettable and successful experience ;)

Korallis villa is just an amazing place to stay: so peaceful, comfortable house and efficient housecleaning every 2 or 3 days!

The owners were so cheerful and available, special thanks to Panagiotis and Maria who were very welcoming people, so nice with our children and still ready to share their knowledge and craze for this gorgeous island!!

I will definitely recommend this place to all the people that have scheduled to visit Cephalonia in the Summer.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: all the kindness and availability of our hosts, this was just my best renting experience ever!
Liked least: nothing wrong sir!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2014
A big thank you for commenting on our friendliness and excellent service! It is always our pleasure making our guests feel at home and informing them about our island's beauties and lovely 'secret' places...
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