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What Oliver loves…
- The privacy and tranquility that this small development offers while being just 5 minutes from the town of Sami
- The effort made to use renewable materials for furnishings and products in the villa
- The fabulous uninterrupted views from the upstairs terrace, especially as dusk falls
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Villa Crocus is the perfect Kefalonian holiday destination for multi-generational families of all sizes as it not only has accommodation for six but when combined with the other two villas in this secluded development, Villa Narcissus and Villa Attis, you could in total sleep up to eighteen.
If you're lucky enough to arrive in Sami in the evening as the light fades the approach to Villa Crocus will take your breath away. The lighting around the villa, private pool and gardens is perfectly set to show this beautiful property at its very best. Modern, but built with traditional materials and in the traditional Greek style, Villa Crocus is home for your stay in Sami.
You enter the villa into the large open-plan lounge furnished to a high standard, wall to wall patio doors lead you out onto the poolside terrace and the landscaped garden beyond. On this ground floor you will also find the fully-equipped kitchen and the first of the bedrooms, a king-sized bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Stairs take you up to the master bedroom with elegant en-suite facilities and doors opening out to an amazing furnished terrace. This impressive space with comfortable seating, side tables and sun parasols has unhindered views looking over Sami Bay to the forever sparkling Ionian sea, and the island of Ithaka, where better to sit and enjoy balmy evenings after action-packed days on the beach. Off of the master bedroom is a fun attic room with two sofa beds, ample storage space, a porthole window and ranch style doors, perfect for children.
From the lounge you have access to a large, covered barbecue area with bar area. Also from the lounge is access to the outdoor dining area, the poolside terrace and the fabulous private pool with loungers that can be placed whether you want to bask in full sun or under the gentle shade of the pine trees which border the garden area.
The private, secure garden is landscaped mostly in grass with young olive trees, hedging and features of local stone, ideal space for children to run around and play games.
- Large spacious lounge with sofa bed and smart TV, patio doors to pool terrace
- Fully equipped kitchen with doors to BBQ area
- Master bedroom opening onto pool terrace with double bed, en-suite shower and smart TV.
- Master Bedroom with double bed, smart TV, en-suite shower room and doors to large roof terrace
- Attic room with twin beds.
- Private heated pool, naturally salted (4m x 9m)
- 4 sunbeds and 2 umbrellas
- 2 deck chairs with side tables
- Dining with seating for 8
- Weber barbecue
- Large roof terrace with comfy seating
- Coco-mat robes and flip flops for the pool
- Zealots of Nature toiletries
- Welcome hamper
- Nespresso coffee machine with pods
Sami is situated midway on the islands east coast looking over the Ionian Sea towards the island of Ithaka, perfectly placed with several amazing beaches nearby and yet with easy access to the rest of the island. Whether it be to visit other beaches, soak up the varied and rather traumatic history of its past or to experience the fusion of cultures in some of the small towns and villages it is worth taking a few trips away from your villa during your stay.
The town is within a 5-minute drive of the villa and is an interesting place to spend some time. With its busy harbour, laid back café’s and tavernas, traditional local shops and the two excellent beaches of Karavomilos and Antisamos all within walking distance.
With Sami being the major port on this side of the island there is always lots going on around the working harbour, there are locals offering a choice of boat trips and ferries to take you to other islands or Patra on mainland Greece. In recent times Sami’s main claim to fame is as the location for the filming of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, based on the ovel by Louis de Bernières, the old town of Sami was realistically transformed to resemble pre-war Argostoli, the sets obviously had to be removed after filming but the village was still recognisable.
The amazing beaches of Kefalonia are many and varied, on this part of the island most are beautiful while pebbles with little in the way of sand, this makes the waters seem so crystal clear and perfect for swimming and snorkelling. Some of the larger beaches have sun beds to hire and water sports are available, but there are also many more small ones tucked away in tiny coves.
Argostoli, a modern cosmopolitan town is situated on the southwest coast and home to the main port on the island. During the day the town’s harbour is bustling with fishermen landing their catches and locals going about their daily lives, however at sunset, the twinkling lights, the zephyr breeze wafting as you enjoy looking at beautiful boats and cafes is truly magical. Argostoli is a great day trip for the whole family as there are lots of cafe’s, tavernas, restaurants as well as several museums which give an insight to the turbulent past of the island. Of course, there is also the fabulous Lassi beach within walking distance along the coastal path.
Kefalonia International Airport
Melissani Lake Cave
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.
There are so many ways to keep your children occupied and amused during your stay in Kefalonia that they need never be bored. The children are bound to enjoy playing games in the garden and splashing around in the private pool! One of the bedrooms features twin beds, ideal for children to share.
The beaches of course are so beautiful and with 57 on the island you have plenty to choose from, some are sandy beaches others beautiful white pebbles which seem to make the water even more inviting.
If you enjoy horse riding or want to try it for the first time, there are a few local riding stables nearby. The sure footed Haflinger horses, specially selected for their temperament, along with the fabulous weather, stunning scenery and varied trails will ensure a great experience whether it be for an hour or for the whole day.
Should you spend a day in and round Argostoli don’t forget to spend some time around the harbour the children will be fascinated by the giant turtles hanging around for tasty bits while the fishermen sort out the catch of the day.If it is just too hot, there is also the fabulous Archaeological Museum, the original museum was destroyed in the earthquake in 1953 and rebuilt in 1960. This is the best place to learn of the history of the island and see examples of the gold, precious objects and tools from bygone eras. Nearby on the ground floor of the Korgialenio Library is the Museum of History and folklore which has many more artifacts of the lives of ordinary people over many hundreds of years.
With so many activities on the island to entertain your family you may not have time to fit in a cruise or boat trip but if you can there is a fabulous trip to Navagio Beach, a cove only accessible by boat. The vertical cliffs and crystal blue waters are breathtaking, the icing on the cake, a shipwreck! it’s not old but well worth a visit and of course there are many stories as to how it happened to land there. There are opportunities on the trip for diving from the boat, landing on the beach and stopping for lunch, a great family day out.
Kids Activities Close-by
- <1hr to Airport
- Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
- Tourist Towns & Villages
- Heated Pool
- Daily Housekeeping & Pool Cleaning
- Welcome Package (including wine, Nespresso Coffee, Premaman Jam, eggs, bread, juice, milk, water, sugar, honey, cheese, ham)
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
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
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!
These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.
|Security deposit||There is no security deposit, but should there be any damage or loss caused by you or your guests during your stay you will be liable for the cost.|
|Linen & towels included?||Yes, including pool towels.|
|Pets welcome?||Not allowed.|
|End of stay cleaning included?||Yes and mid-stay cleaning for stays of 7+ nights also included. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival.|
|Smoking Allowed?||Not permitted.|
|Insurance||Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.|
|Minimum stay||Please note that there is a 4-night minimum stay, this may be increased to 7-nights across peak dates|
|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.|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Dec 6th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||£1,889|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 14th 2024||£2,403|
|Apr 14th 2024 - May 17th 2024||£2,146|
|May 17th 2024 - May 30th 2024||£2,575|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024||£2,403|
|Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||£3,090|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024||£4,292|
|Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024||£5,321|
|Aug 25th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||£4,292|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024||£3,004|
|Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024||£2,403|
|Sep 16th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||£2,146|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025||£1,889|
|Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 13th 2025||£2,403|
|Apr 13th 2025 - May 16th 2025||£2,146|
|May 16th 2025 - May 29th 2025||£2,575|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025||£2,403|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Dec 6th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||€2,070|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 14th 2024||€2,634|
|Apr 14th 2024 - May 17th 2024||€2,352|
|May 17th 2024 - May 30th 2024||€2,822|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024||€2,634|
|Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||€3,387|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024||€4,704|
|Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024||€5,832|
|Aug 25th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||€4,704|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024||€3,293|
|Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024||€2,634|
|Sep 16th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||€2,352|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025||€2,070|
|Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 13th 2025||€2,634|
|Apr 13th 2025 - May 16th 2025||€2,352|
|May 16th 2025 - May 29th 2025||€2,822|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025||€2,634|
Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:
|Dec 6th 2023 - Mar 30th 2024||$2,234|
|Mar 30th 2024 - Apr 14th 2024||$2,844|
|Apr 14th 2024 - May 17th 2024||$2,539|
|May 17th 2024 - May 30th 2024||$3,047|
|May 30th 2024 - Jun 9th 2024||$2,844|
|Jun 9th 2024 - Jun 29th 2024||$3,656|
|Jun 29th 2024 - Jul 14th 2024||$5,078|
|Jul 14th 2024 - Aug 25th 2024||$6,296|
|Aug 25th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024||$5,078|
|Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 2nd 2024||$3,554|
|Sep 2nd 2024 - Sep 16th 2024||$2,844|
|Sep 16th 2024 - Sep 29th 2024||$2,539|
|Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025||$2,234|
|Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 13th 2025||$2,844|
|Apr 13th 2025 - May 16th 2025||$2,539|
|May 16th 2025 - May 29th 2025||$3,047|
|May 29th 2025 - Jun 8th 2025||$2,844|
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.
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