Olive Mill Villa

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Sleeps: 8 - 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved

Overview

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Catered Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids Walk to Village

The wonderful Olive Mill Villa is a rural treat on the captivating Greek island of Kefalonia, and one of the few houses on the island with a private chef service. Combining the charm of traditional Greek architecture, think rustic stone walls and terracotta tile roofs, with beautiful gardens, modern guestrooms and a large outdoor Tuscan-style swimming pool. The villa makes the perfect choice for guests looking to relax and recharge in a countryside setting. The villa even basts a helicopter landing area, however, the nearest bakery, taverna and shops are conveniently all within walking distance.

Set amidst a vast olive tree estate for your utmost tranquillity and privacy, and close to the sandy beach of Trapezaki, this charming property offers the best of both worlds – quiet seclusion, yet easy links to discover more of what this breath-taking island has to offer. Inside, the beautifully furnished rooms offer contemporary comfort to complement the classic yet stylish feel, with plenty of luxurious extras including the finest quality linen, hairdryer and toiletries, as well as air conditioning throughout, which gives a pretty good indication of just how seriously comfort is taken here.

The spacious villa is spread across three sumptuous levels and can comfortably sleep between up to eight guests in the main house, and a further two in lower ground floor. Creamy pristine interiors and well-kept outdoor spaces make for a most relaxing hideout. The stone-paved pool terrace includes soft grassy spots perfect for children to play or for you to lay with your holiday read and several loungers are lining the pool for finding your prime sun spot. The garden also boasts an alfresco dining area, more sink-into seating and a barbecue, and is surrounded by flowers, plants and trees for a ‘Secret Garden’ style escape.

Floor-to-ceiling windows let the sunshine flood in, and you can survey the stunning landscape from the private balconies. On the ground floor, there’s a dining area, fully-equipped country-style kitchen, as well as a twin bedroom with an en-suite and a double bedroom with a separate bathroom. On the lower ground floor, there’s also a twin bedroom with an en-suite with it's own entrance, while on the first floor you’ll find the master bedroom with a king-size bed, another twin room and a bathroom with a mosaic shower.

Back to the private chef, Yolanda is very talented and her Moussaka is pretty sensational to. Whatever your choice of food, you will enjoy fantastic freshly cooked meals in these wonderful surroundings. The only way to really experience that is to book a stay at Olive Mill Villa.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Despite the villa's prime location, the airport and Argostoli town are a 15-minute drive away and while the nearest bakery, taverna and mini-market are all within a short walk, the closest supermarket is a 10-minute drive and so it’s definitely necessary to hire a car
  • Please note that the fifth bedroom, although being in the main house, has separate external access
  • Those wanting access to five, will need to select 10 guests at the time of booking and pay the relevant rate
  • Trapezaki beach is just 1900m from the property, easy walking down but the return trip is best by car!

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ Washing Machine Dishwasher Coffee Machine Safety Deposit Box Hairdryer Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD

The Villa

Olive Mill Villa it is surrounded by a vast olive tree Estate that belongs same owners.  Located at the edge of village Poriarata and pretty close to the sandy beach Trapezaki. There are 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in the main house, which can accommodate up to 8 people. A further two guests can make use of the adjacent cottage suite, raising maximum capacity to 10.

Lower Ground Floor (only available for stays between 1st June and 20th Sept)
- Bedroom with twin single beds and en-suite bathroom. Fan only. (can be set up as a double on request)
- Small sitting area

Ground Floor    
- Large drawing and dining area leading onto terrace
- Fully equipped country-style kitchen & dining area   
- Bedroom with twin beds and en-suite bathroom & pool terrace access (can be set up as a double on request)
- Bedroom with double bed
- Bathroom with shower

First Floor 
- Master bedroom with king-size bed and large private balcony   
- Bedroom with twin beds and balcony (can be set up as a double on request)
- Bathroom with mosaic shower      
   
Exterior Grounds
- Private swimming pool with grecian steps (13 x 5m, depth 1.2m - 1.6m)
- Outside soft sitting
- Covered outside dining area with ceiling fan
- Large patio & garden area, with lawn and beautiful gardens
- Covered terrace
- Barbecue
- Helicopter landing
- Shaded parking
- Sunbeds x8
- Umbrellas
- Hammock

Additional Facilites
- Wi-Fi
- Air conditioning
- Fully catered
- Toiletries
- Toweling robes
- Hairdryer
- Safebox
- Laundry & ironing service
- Books
- Yoga retreats available
- In-house massages available
- Parking

Location

About the surrounding area of Olive Mill Villa
Beach Nearby Walk to Village <1hr to Airport Watersports Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Kefalonia is a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, west of mainland Greece. It's renowned for its sandy coves and dry, rugged landscapes. Its capital, Argostoli, is built on a hillside overlooking a narrow harbour and its coastline is made up of limestone cliffs, bays and short strips of soft white sand. With its sparkling azure waters, dazzling beaches and deep emerald green mountains, the large Greek island is a popular holiday destination for families, friends and couples alike.

The villa is within a short 15-minute drive of Argostoli. There you can stroll through the markets and pick up unique souvenirs, watch the fishermen bring in their catch at the harbour or pay a visit to the Corgialenios Historical and Cultural Museum, where there’s an extensive library of rare books. For lunch or dinner, there’s a central square, lined with plenty of local cafés, bars and restaurants. For picking up your own produce, there are also plenty of supermarkets, bakeries and shops nearby.

The nearest beach to the villa is Trapezaki – just 1.9km from the property-a beautiful stretch of coastline 15km southeast of Argostoli and 2km from Lourdata village. The 5km long beach has shallower and clear waters that are perfect for swimming or snorkelling, and there are opportunities for you to rent small self-driven boats or take part in water sports like sea kayaking and paddle boats. There are also plenty of beautiful underground lakes and caves around the island for you to discover by boat trips or scuba diving excursions.

For day trips, you could drive an-hour from Argostoli to the picturesque port of Fiskardo. There you’ll find charming 18th-century buildings, alongside popular fish restaurants and boutiques. Kefalonia is a short distance from Ithaca, another Greek island in the Ionian Sea. There's a daily ferry that departs from the port of Sami in Kefalonia. You can also hop on a boat to see the nearby islands of Meganisi, Scorpio and Lefkas, and stop off at pristine beaches for swimming. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Kefalonia International Airport

(10km)

Nearest Village Poriarata-Mousata

(500m)

Nearest Town/City Argostolion

(12km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Shops

(1.5km)

Nearest Beach Trapezaki

(2.2 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Poros / Sami

(18km / 24km)

Sightseeing Ainos Oros

(10km)

Getting There

How to reach Kefalonia island

There are two ways to get to Kefalonia island: either by flight or by ferry.

By plane:  During the busy months, the airport of Kefalonia (EFL) receives a great number of domestic but also charter flights. The airport is located 7 km outside Argostoli, the capital of the island.

By ferry: Kefalonia has three ports: Sami (SMI), Argostoli (ARM), and Poros (PKE). If you want to arrive in Sami you should depart from Patra (GRA). In case you want to arrive to Poros or Argostoli you can depart from Killini (KIL). The trips last from 1.5 to 3 hours. You can easily book your ferry tickets using the link below or the booking engine.

Kids

Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Kefalonia is a popular holiday destination for families with children, and for good reason. Not only are there plenty of beautiful sandy beaches, with safe and calm waters that are perfect for swimming, but there are plenty go cultural and archaeological sites to discover.

The villa itself is surrounded by olive groves and has gardens which are perfect for playing hide and seek in and a private pool for splashing about. Amenities like shops are within a short walk.

The capital Argostoli is 15-minute drive from Olive Mill Villa where there are more shops, restaurants and beaches. There are also churches, monasteries and museums for cultural day trips. There are also child- friendly walking trails to special spots on the island like waterfalls and watermills.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Water excursions/Boat trips
  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Village
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Watersports
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Catered
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included

Extras

Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Food delivered /catering
- Local day-trips or tours
- Car and scooter hiring, Yacht (small S/Y or M/Y) chartering
- Airport transfers
- Yoga lessons / Yoga retreat

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

Event information

Yoga Retreats

Relax and unwind with a week’s Yoga Retreat at the luxury Olive Mill Villa, situated on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia, in the heart of the Ionian Sea. Olive Mill Villa is part of our Sustainable Villa Collection, supporting the local community and promoting sustainable living, which is why a week of yoga at this unique property is such a good marriage of the two philosophies.  Enjoy a restorative stay in this old traditional stone built house, with well-maintained mature gardens, stunning sea views, and an impressive Tuscan-style step entry swimming pool. Start the day with an optional jog around the estate, before an hour and a half Morning Flow yoga session with an experienced teacher, the ideal place for a real life sun salutation. Relish a homemade healthy brunch before some daily free time, whether you chose to take a walk in nature and discover the olive estate, see the Ionian Sea, swim in the pool, read a book, or simply relax and reflect in your room, the afternoon is for some you-time. Get to know the rest of your party with a social drink in the gorgeous grounds at sun set, before a dinner cooked by the Yolanda, their talented in-house chef. End the days counting the twinkling stars before retreating to your elegant bedroom for a good night’s sleep. One of the days during the week is set aside for a fabulous fun day at sea, swim and snorkel in the warm Ionian waters, then wind down and relax sunbathing in a secluded sandy beach bay.

Typical Weekly Yoga Retreat Itinerary:
- 5 yoga classes a week each lasting 1.5 hours, followed by brunch
- Rest of the day free to walk the estate, take an excursion, explore the area, swim in the pool or sea, or simply relax around the pool on a sun lounger
- Afternoons – optional massage with a trained therapist
- Evenings – social drinks, followed by a dinner prepared in-house by the Olive Mill chef
- One of the days is reserved for a skippered cruise to an adjacent island and secluded sandy beaches

Weddings

With lashings of charm, character and romance, you can have the wedding of your dreams when staying at Olive Mill Villa on the beautiful island of Kefalonia. Overlooking the glistening turquoise waters of the Ionian Sea, this brilliantly restored, upscale villa sits in gorgeous mature gardens with a Tuscan-style swimming pool. Your wedding vows can be exchanged on the historic 18th century threshing floor of the restored Olive Mill or outside, followed by a spectacular wedding breakfast in the grounds. You will have a dream wedding at this one-of-a-kind destination. Sprinkled with an enchanting olive grove and these wonderful buildings, The Migliaressis Estate offers exactly the privacy and seclusion desired. You will start your married life in this blissful setting and return home, counting your blessings!

Outdoor Capacity – 150+

Wedding Ceremony
The celebrants can take their vows in the magnificently restored and architecturally listed old olive mill, with a spacious terrace and a 17th-century threshing floor. Weddings can take place during the months of May, June, and September.

Wedding Reception
The newly married couple and their guests can celebrate with the most elegant wedding reception in the well maintained historic grounds of the Migliaressis Estate, which includes the sympathetically restored traditional stone villa and its annexes, the old mill and the threshing floor, and the beautifully manicured gardens with Tuscan-style swimming pool and sweeping views over the Ionian Sea. The property can cater for up to a hundred guests, or more depending on different combinations.

Additional Fees for Events
The venue charges an additional fee to be paid direct, please enquire for details.

Restrictions on Decorations and Themes
There are no restrictions, please bring your creative ideas! Ceremonial fires are permitted.

Wedding Planning
A wedding co-ordinator is highly advisable, the owners can offer assistance with a wedding planner and a concierge service with an extensive network of local people, who pride themselves on offering a bespoke service to create the wedding of your dreams.

Catering
Olive Mill Villa doesn’t generally have their own in-house catering but they can work with you, a trained professional chef and the wedding planner to create your own unique wedding breakfast, reception and personal celebrations. You are welcome to use whoever you want. 

Wedding Packages
The venue can provide extra cleaning on request. Day before and after events are permitted and will be included in the wedding package.

Venue Accessibility
There is limited accessibility via public transportation, guests may need share rides or taxis. There is complimentary parking on-site. There is limited wheelchair accessibility, please enquire for details.

Venue Back-Up
Tents can be set up outdoors for rain.

Wedding Suppliers
Clients are able to bring their own suppliers.

Flexibility on Duration
There is a one-week minimum stay; please enquire for details.

Children
Apologies, but the venue is adults only; no children are allowed.

Security Measures
There are limited security measures in place, guests are responsible for their belongings.

Noise Restrictions
There are no major noise restrictions; parties can extend late into the night.

Other
It is recommended that you book at least 9 months to 1 year in advance.

Photographs from previous weddings can be provided. Other events can take place at the villa with the same numbers and restrictions. 

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1,200 to be paid on arrival and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on departure
Arrival time Check in is anytime after 4 pm
Departure time Guests are requested to check out by 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen, towels & pool towels included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.
Internet access? Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access included in rental price. It is good to note that the speed is dependent on local provider and technical issues may cause reduced speed or cut of service.
Changeover day Saturday. Flexible on request outside of peak season.
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs Staff of two are included in the rental price as well as laundry service for guests once a week, this is up to 5kg. in July/Aug. Please kindly note that there is an additional fee of €250 per week, which is to be paid locally upon arrival, to the cook to cover the shopping service (her car fuel costs and extra hours). Groceries & beverages are also charged for additionally locally, the chef will shop and then provide you with receipts. The cook will prepare daily breakfasts, plus 1 main meal (lunch or dinner) 6 days a week.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other 2 To have access to the 5th bedroom guests must select the rate for 10 persons. For weeks prior to June 1st and after Sep. 20th the villa is normally rented for up to 8 persons(including toddlers).

The Greek government requires owners to collect a Tourist Climate Tax, your property manager will collect this in cash:

March-October €10 per night per unit

November-February €4 per night per unit

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £4,191 £5,588 £6,985 £9,777
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - - - £9,553
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - £10,087
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - - £10,607
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - £10,904
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £11,647
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - £12,688
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - £14,621
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - £10,905
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - - - £10,532
Oct 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2025 - - - £9,553
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - £9,553
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - £10,532
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - £10,905
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - £12,391
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - £13,580
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - £14,621
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - £10,904
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - - - £10,532
Oct 11th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - - £9,553

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 4th 2024 £3,936 £5,249 £6,561 £9,184
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - - - £8,312
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - £8,845
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - - £9,365
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - £9,662
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - £10,406
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - £11,446
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - £13,379
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - £9,662
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - - - £9,290
Oct 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2025 - - - £8,312
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - £8,312
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - £9,290
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - £9,662
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - £11,149
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - £12,338
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - £13,379
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - £9,662
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - - - £9,290
Oct 11th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - - £8,312

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €4,566 €6,088 €7,611 €10,653
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - - - €10,409
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - €10,991
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - - €11,557
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - €11,881
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €12,691
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - €13,825
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - €15,931
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - €11,882
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - - - €11,476
Oct 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2025 - - - €10,409
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - €10,409
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - €11,476
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - €11,882
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - €13,501
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - €14,797
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - €15,931
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - €11,881
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - - - €11,476
Oct 11th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - - €10,409

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 4th 2024 €4,289 €5,719 €7,149 €10,007
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - - - €9,056
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - €9,637
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - - €10,204
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - €10,528
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - €11,338
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - €12,472
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - €14,577
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - €10,528
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - - - €10,123
Oct 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2025 - - - €9,056
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - €9,056
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - €10,123
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - €10,528
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - €12,148
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - €13,444
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - €14,577
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - €10,528
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - - - €10,123
Oct 11th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - - €9,056

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $4,849 $6,465 $8,081 $11,312
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - - - $11,053
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - $11,670
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - - $12,272
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - $12,616
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $13,476
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - $14,680
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - $16,916
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - $12,616
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - - - $12,186
Oct 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2025 - - - $11,053
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - $11,053
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - $12,186
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - $12,616
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - $14,336
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - $15,712
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - $16,916
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - $12,616
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - - - $12,186
Oct 11th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - - $11,053

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 3 Nights 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 16th 2024 - May 4th 2024 $4,554 $6,073 $7,591 $10,625
May 4th 2024 - May 18th 2024 - - - $9,616
May 18th 2024 - Jun 1st 2024 - - - $10,233
Jun 1st 2024 - Jun 8th 2024 - - - $10,835
Jun 8th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 - - - $11,179
Jun 22nd 2024 - Jun 29th 2024 - - - $12,039
Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 13th 2024 - - - $13,243
Jul 13th 2024 - Sep 7th 2024 - - - $15,479
Sep 7th 2024 - Sep 21st 2024 - - - $11,179
Sep 21st 2024 - Oct 12th 2024 - - - $10,749
Oct 12th 2024 - May 3rd 2025 - - - $9,616
May 3rd 2025 - May 17th 2025 - - - $9,616
May 17th 2025 - May 31st 2025 - - - $10,749
May 31st 2025 - Jun 14th 2025 - - - $11,179
Jun 14th 2025 - Jun 28th 2025 - - - $12,899
Jun 28th 2025 - Jul 12th 2025 - - - $14,275
Jul 12th 2025 - Sep 6th 2025 - - - $15,479
Sep 6th 2025 - Sep 20th 2025 - - - $11,179
Sep 20th 2025 - Oct 11th 2025 - - - $10,749
Oct 11th 2025 - Oct 18th 2025 - - - $9,616

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

Owner Profile

Property Name:
Olive Mill Villa

Property Owner:
Lysander (actually owned under a registered company)

How long have you owned the property ?
The wider property, a family Estate, has been passed down through the generations.
In 1999, through their company, became sole owners of the Estate, which has been in the hands of the family for 400 years, and have spent much of their time carefully restoring it to its former glory, ultimately, turning it into an idyllic holiday destination.

What was about the property that you first fell in love with ?
The newly (2007-8) constructed Guest villa, built by expert craftsmen, is adjacent to a historical olive grove Estate, with an authentic flavour of Cephalonia’s past. Within the Estate, stands an early 19th century Olive Mill and an 18th century stone-built amphitheatrical threshing floor. Two austere constructions (protected by architectural listing), among the few examples of traditional Ionian architecture that survived the 1953 earthquake in Cephalonia, showcasing life at the Estate through the centuries. Particularly rare are the hand sculpted milling stones made out of local white marble. Nature also is here at its best with absolutely magical panoramic vistas of undulating olive groves all the way to the sea to be seen from different spots of the property.
The entire place, on a lush lip of land between the sea and Mount Ainos, is an irresistible combination of nature, heritage and refinement !

Are there any interesting stories in its history?
The estate, near the Castle of St. George, the old capital of the island, during most of the Venetian occupation until the end of the 18th c., has been in the family since 1604.  and passed down through the generations.
The first member of the Migliaresi family , who arrived, from Italy to Kefalonia in the 15th century, was Andrea. Over time, they became one of the influential families on the island and had their name written in the “Libro Consigli Famiglie Nobili” known as 'Libro d' Oro'.
The Estate, passed down through the generations, surviving the invasion by German forces attempting to capture the sons of Spiros Migliaressis (grand- father of present owner) involved in the resistance and the effects of the disastrous earthquake of 1953. The restoration of the Estate and the old Olive Mill begun in 2004 as a hobby, whilst Lysander was serving as a Greek diplomat in Vienna.

Do you have a favourite room ?
The entire house with its terracotta old hand-made tiles is our favourite, as it is decorated with top quality fittings and collector’s items. We love the place which exudes grandeur, but also for its beauty, tranquility and un-spoilt countryside.

Why this property ?
It has unique benefits, which I list below:
•The villa, with its inviting pool, luscious garden and gourmet food, is the perfect place for all those looking to de-stress!
•Yolanda, our private chef, has an extensive repertoire and is instantly adored by everyone who stays at the villa. Once you choose what you want to eat from the wide-ranging menu, she prepares your meals using the freshest local produce and top-quality ingredients. Having a private chef means guests do not have to worry about the shopping, cooking or clearing up.
•Guests also value the wide range extra activities and concierge services avilable to them including; water skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, boat chartering and massages at home.
•Besides having full access to the villa, its private garden and pool, guests may also visit and dine at the magnificently restored 19th century Olive Mill and threshing floor located within the wider estate. For many, this is a memorable and once in a lifetime experience.

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...

...Really do ?
•Sea cruise by private boat (we can arrange that)

...Really eat ?
•At Trapezaki sandy beach below the property there is a good tavern/restaurant/bar ‘DENIS’ (tel. 26710-31454) which also has an area with umbrellas & sunbeds. The owner, Makis, is collaborating with us and we can arrange to book you a table, etc.

...Really see?
•Visit the nearby Venetian CASTLE  of ST. GEORGE, atmospheric and with impressive views. Was the capital of the island until 1757.
•Visit the nearby MONASTERY OF ST ANDREW next to PERATATA village, which has a marvelous collection of precious old icons (11th to 18th century).

What inside tip would you pass about the property or the area?  
A day cruise by private boat would be a most unforgettable memory.


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Reviews

  • Best villa experience!

    on 18/09/2023

    What an exceptional week in what is by far the best villa experience we have had in Kefalonia. The villa is set in beatiful grounds with stunning panaramic views and is unquestionably five stay quality luxury. From comfort of the bedrooms to the facilities and the villa, it was faultess and the small detail is really taken care of.

    What gives Olive Mill Villa the unforgettable guest experience however, is the fact that it is staffed by Yolanda and Effie. The villa is fully catered and Yolanda is a incredible cook who prepared by far the best food we had on the island. Effie made sure we were comfortable throughout our stay, keeping the villa and room spotlessly tidy and making our dining experiences truly memorable. There was a beautiful table laid each day, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner and as a group of 9 we were throughly spoiled. The mealtimes were a definite highlight.

    The property is joined to an Olive Mill next door which is accessed by a little clearing in the trees and a couple of stone steps. Another highlight of our stay was having dinner prepared in the courtyard of Olive Mill one Evening. It was exceptional and the views from the peaceful Olive Mill courtyard were stunning.

    The villa comes with an option to hire a yacht and skipper for the day - we took advantage of this and I would highly recommend this for a day around the islands. All in all a wonderful stay in a beautiful villa with warm hospitality. Thank you

  • Wonderful stay!

    on 12/08/2023

    Thank you for a wonderful stay in your lovely house. We all enjoyed ourselves immensily. Yolanda and Effie were superb - We have never been looked after so well - A special highlight was dinner next door at The Mill - a magical evening..

  • Beautiful home!

    on 01/08/2023

    Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful home with such kind hospitality. We all had a wonderful holiday - it is hard to compare it anything before - Yoland and Effie made it such a happy and relaxing vacation. Thank you!

  • Beautiful house

    on 30/07/2023

    It’s a really beautiful house, especially the outside area which is great to spend time there throughout the day. It is tucked away off of the road and surrounded by very well kept grounds. The olive mill and surrounding area is very special. The main aspect though that stands it apart is the chef and housekeeper which make it a really relaxing stay, while the food is among the best I have experienced in Greece.


  • A really beautiful house

    on 30/07/2023

    It’s a really beautiful house, especially the outside area which is great to spend time there throughout the day. It is tucked away off of the road and surrounded by very well kept grounds. The olive mill and surrounding area is very special. The main aspect though that stands it apart is the chef and housekeeper which make it a really relaxing stay, while the food is among the best I have experienced in Greece.

  • Wonderful villa and really warm welcome from the owners!

    on 14/09/2022

    Thank you Lysander for such a warm welcome to your beautiful and luxurious villa. We love evrything about it.
    A huge thank you to Yolanda + Effie who have made our stay here so very memorable. Such kind, cheery and talented ladies looking after us.
    Yolanda has prepared the best food we have ever eated in Greece. We cannot thank her enough. Her meals have been utterly delicious - and such attention to detail.
    What a fabulous time we have all had - we are sad to be leaving.
    Thank you from The Flint Family!

  • We Thought We'd Stepped into a Dream

    on 22/08/2022

    On arriving at the villa we thought we stepped into a dream - the pool, the stunning garden, the panorama..... how we could have known that the magic was just beginning ? The real secret to Olive Mill's singularity are Yolanda and Effi - words cannot express how lucky we have felt to be so taken care of by the two of them. Every meal has been outstanding- not to mention served with extraordinary warmth and friendliness - and the house has been kept immaculate - no small feat with the eight of us ! We cannot thank Yolanda and Effi enough, we will remember them forever.
    Lysander, thank you for opening your house to us and giving us the keys to all the best places and experiences the island has to offer - we went almost t

  • Very Special & Lovely Holiday

    on 13/08/2022

    Thank you for a very special and lovely holiday. The food has been magnificent and very well received. Special thank you to Yolanda and Effie for all the patience with our loveable. The tour of the old olive mill was a unique addition to make our stay all the more memorable. Best wishes from a fully restored family.

  • Wonderful holiday! Definitely coming back!

    on 06/08/2022

    Thank you for looking after us so well. This was out first holiday with out 22 month old grandson; especially Yolanda's cooking and of course the freedom of the pool. Again many thanks from all of us.

  • Wondeful villa!

    on 02/07/2022

    Despite the delay in our arrival, the five days that have spent here were very special. This beautiful villa has made it vey difficult to leave although we have managed to explore and enjoy this beautiful island. Above all, the trat of being looked after by the wonderful Yolanda and Efihas more than made the holiday. Their kindness and hospitality is what has made out stay special.
    Thank you, and hoping your future guests enjoy their stays as much as we have.

  • Wow!

    on 25/06/2022

    Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you for a spectacular week here at The Olive Mill. We have all had an absolute blast and so enjoyed it.
    The attention to detail makes this villa feel like a home from home with fabulous interior and exteior decor and very luxurious furnishigs, not to mention the gardens and pool.
    Howeve, what really sets the villa apart is impecable staff (every home should have them!). Yolanda and Effie have been superb, charming, fun, discreet, kind, helpful, patient, a joy to have around, and of course, Yolanda is an exceptional cook. How we have loved all her food, her homemade jams, her baklava, her chocolate mousse, the chocolate soufflé, the wonderful fish and moussaka. All provided with such enthusiam and love.

  • Superb villa

    on 17/06/2022

    Each time we come here, we appreciate the hospitality of Lysander, Yolanda and Effie more and more.
    The villa is always beautifully kept and the gardens and pool are lovely to relax in.
    Yolanda's cooking is absolutely superb and we have enjoyed many wonderful Kefalonian dishes. This is the fourth time we have stayed here and we vey much look forward to out next visit.

  • This holiday will be talked about for years to come

    on 25/05/2022

    Thank you for making our first family holiday in Kefalonia such a joy.
    The villa is perfect for families, and we have made many memories here in the past 2 weeks.
    This was Ollie's first time swimming on his own & Ivy's first overseas trip!
    We will not forget Ollie jumping into the pool unexpectedly and me having to retrieve him fully clothed.
    Effie - your kindness towards the children, especially Ollie, who definitely had a soft spot for you, was much appreciated.
    Yolanda - your cooking really was outstanding & made our holiday!
    Every dish you made with love and tasted absolutely incredible. I particularly appreciated all of the VEGAN dishes! You are truly talented.
    This holiday will be talked about for years to come, thank you all for making it so special.

  • Thank You!

    on 14/08/2021

    We came here to regroup and recover after enforced separation due to Covid.
    We have recovered and regrouped in the most incredible surroundings. The care and attention to detail has been wonderful. The Moussaka the best we have ever tasted!
    Tolanda and Effie has care for each and everyone of us - their attention has been unobtrusive and professional. We vary in ages- Seven of us between 26 & 34, two oldies and a 10 week new born- and we have all benefitted from the beauty of the villa but most importantly the care and fantastic food from Yolanda and Effie in these wonderful surroundings. Thank you.

  • Thank you

    on 14/08/2021

    Thank you Yolanda and Efi for looking after us so well, especially after all the last minute changes. Yolanda yuou are an amazing chefand it has been lovely to have such happy people look after us at the house. We have loved our time in Kefalonia. Such a beautiful island, Ithaca also. Highly recommend a boat trip and cocktails at Trapezaki too. Best wishes from us all.

  • A Dreamy Week

    on 02/08/2021

    A dreamy week in this beautiful villa. We loved Jolanda and Effiewho looked after us so beautifully, the food was absolutely delicious- the highlight of our holiday!
    The garden around the villa and the Olive Mill are heaven

  • Amazing Holiday

    on 31/07/2021

    What a truly special week we have had at Olive Mill Villa. We have been so spoilt by Yolanda and Effie. Yolanda's food has been exceptional; we love her cucumber soup and delicious Gazpachio, not least her Orange Salad Dressing.
    The villa is beautiful with such lush and verdant gardens. We also had a wonderful evenibng in the old mill, thank you Yolanda and Effie.
    Thank you to Lysander for all your guidance and assitanc. We have been in very good hands, please can we come again?The children don't realise how lucky we have been. We had great fun exploring the island. We recommend a visit to Loudas, but walk far right to a lovely quiet beach and there is a traditional taverna up the hill behind. Amazing Holiday, Thank you!

  • Amazing Week

    on 24/08/2019

    We had an amazing week on Cephalonia thanks to Lysander's careful planning, Yolanda's 5-star cooking and this beautiful villa as our home base. Our only regret is having booked a one-week visit as we could have easily stayed two or three times longer. From the moment we arrived, Yolanda and Efi made us feel very much at home. The house is lovely, extremely comfortable and beautifully kept. The grounds are spectacular, full of flowering shrubs and pots, rosemary hedges and olive trees. In such a magnificent setting, one feels totally connected to the natural world, a rare occurrence for those of us who live in large cities. We spent our days lounging by the pool, exploring nearby beaches and towns and going on several day-long boat trips to areas inaccessible by other means. Lysander has amazing contacts and organized everything for us. We highly recommend chartering "My Yacht" for a day-long cruise to some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Another must is enjoying one of Yolanda's incomparable dinners next door at the historic Olive Mill, an old and very elegant art of Lysander's ancestral estate. It really is impossible to overstate what an extraordinary experience our visit to Millstone was. We enjoyed every luxurious minute of it and hope to return someday for a much longer stay. Our thanks to Lysander, Yolanda and Efi for making our vacation such a special time.

  • Impressive!

    on 27/06/2019

    As soon as we arrived we felt at home; the Olive Mill Villa just makes you feel that way. The rooms and inside areas are very comfortable, in fact I can’t remember when I last slept so well! When we went to bed a flask of cooled water was outside the room, such an attention to detail.
    The early morning view from the balcony was pretty special, looking over to Trapezaki Bay, perfect with a ‘proper’ coffee which was readily available. It was so peaceful with only the sound of bird song to break the silence. The birds swoop in the pool, such a joy to watch.
    Most of our time was spent in the garden, sitting, lying, eating or swimming in the pool. The house is next to what was an old Olive Mill, part of the owners family for generations.we had a tour and one evening dinner was served in the grounds. Quite a magical experience.
    Meals are prepared by Jolanda, who cooks amazing food. Ask for her mushroom risotto, definitely restaurant quality. We ate well, actually the scales tell me ‘too well’! If you are not sure what you want there is a menu to inspire you and the staff will do the shopping too.
    We managed to leave a few times. It’s easy to drive round the island and visit places like Assos and Fiskardo. Argostoli is the capital and has a British Cemetery, a few shops and pretty streets. We also went to the monastery dedicated to the island’s Saint Gerasimos. Filled in some images from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin which I’d recently read, and is based in Kefalonia.
    The staff at Olive Mill Villa are ever present when you need them yet unintuitive and very helpful, and thoughtful too. Certainly a life I could get used to...they even unpacked my case! This is the perfect villa to relax, the only difficult part is leaving. We definitely intend to return.

  • Amazing

    on 25/06/2019

    We had an amazing time made all the more special by Yolanda & Effie, discreet, caring, attentive and every single meal outstanding. The powerboat trip was one of the many highlights, book it. A fabulous week that passed slowing in the most relaxing manner.

  • Wanderful!

    on 19/05/2019

    We had the most wonderful stay at Olive Mill Villa. We loved the amazing pool and garden. We are so thankful of Effie and Yolanda for taking care of us the whole holiday. Every meal was more delicious than the last and the house was very cosy. We loved the beaches so close by. We were particular grateful as Yolanda and Effie were very understanding as we had two babies and different dietary needs. The house was always very clean and the food was on time. All in all it was a wonderful relaxing experience.

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