Villa Xi Sunset

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3


Pool Modern Beach Nearby Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

The idyllic and comfortable Villa Xi Sunset is carved into the lush countryside landscape in the picturesque village of Mantzavinata in the Paliki area of Kefalonia. It offers a wonderful mix of traditional, natural and contemporary living in a secluded, peaceful location. Mantxavinata is an atmospheric, quiet village, just 2 km from the beautiful Xi Beach, which is friendly and welcoming. The village, famous for its Mantzavino wine, hosts a fabulous wine festival each August. It is 4 km southwest of Lixouri.

Villa Xi Sunset is extremely spacious both inside and out. With large, open spaces, it overlooks majestic cliffs and mountains and the stunning, crystal clear, azure Ionian Sea. The lush landscape frames astonishing sunset and sunrise views which are very special. The villa boasts three spacious bedrooms, all with excellent, modern ensuite bathrooms so is ideal for a family or a group of friends.

The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is contemporary and wonderfully light and airy. Many windows and doors illuminate the whole area. The kitchen is fully fitted and contains everything you would wish for a self-catering holiday. The living space leads to a delightful terrace and swimming pool. There is an outdoor lounge area as well as alfresco dining. The outside space is perfect for alfresco meals, pre-dinner drinks as well as morning cups of coffee. Sun loungers surround the swimming pool. You cannot fail to relax in this beautiful setting.

The villa’s interior is modern with earthy tones of beige, white and grey. The furnishings are contemporary and of excellent quality. Two of the bedrooms have double beds, and the third has twin beds which are next to each other. The fully tiled ensuite bathrooms are well maintained. The rooms in this villa enjoy fabulous views either towards the ocean or the mountains. Villa Xi Sunset is a wonderful escape from everyday busy lives. Guests will enjoy the understated beauty and comfort offered. 

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What you should know…

  • The village of Mantzavinata is famous for its delicious Mantzavino wine. You must try it! Perhaps you may even be lucky enough to be visiting when the village holds its annual wine festival
  • You will be in for a treat with the delicious Greek cuisine available on the island. You must try some traditional moussaka, souvlaki, dolmades and spanakopita. You will be offered ouzo after many meals!
  • The villa is close to Lixouri, which is well worth a visit.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con Hairdryer All Bedrooms En-Suite Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV

The Villa

Villa Xi Sunset is a one-storey home with private pool in Kefalonia.

Ground Floor
- Open-plan living and dining area with outdoor access
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Two double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms
- Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room

Exterior Grounds
- Swimming pool 4m x 8m, depth 0.60m- 1.70m 
- Sun loungers
- Covered dining area
- Seating area
- Garden and lawn
Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning throughout
- Fireplace
- Television
- Hairdryer
- First aid kit
- Dishwasher
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Villa Xi Sunset
Beach Nearby Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites Boat Trips
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Villa Xi Sunset is located in the stunning lush countryside in the tranquil village of Mantxavinata, close to Lixouri. Lixouri is the second largest town in Kefalonia, 35 km west of Argostoli. The beautiful town was built on the site where the ancient city of Pali used to be, before the major earthquake of 1953. Plenty of delightful restaurants and bars line the busy waterfront of Lixouri and the main square, Plateia Petritsi. Lixouri holds many festivals throughout the year and is known for its rich cultural traditions. It boasts one of the oldest philharmonic schools in Greece. You can visit some atmospheric churches with wonderful frescoes, the archaeological museum, neoclassical buildings and the famous Monastery of Kipoureon.

Xi Beach is characterised by its white rocky hills and its fine, reddish-brown sand. It is a well-organised beach with straw umbrellas and sun loungers as well as a beach bar and watersports centre. You can use the red sand as an impromptu face mask! Also, close by are Megas Lakkos Beach, Lepeda Beach, Kounopetra Beach, Markris Yalos Beach, Gradakia Beach and Fanari Beach. A huge rock stands between Xi Beach and Megas Lakos. The beach offers lovely views to the islet of Vardiani. The famous Myrtos Beach is 21.4 km from the villa and definitely worth the drive. It is one of Kefalonia’s most dramatic sights and among the best beaches in Greece.

Kefalonia shot to fame with the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and it is easy to see why it maintains its popularity. Lush hilly forests guard the sprawling vineyards, honey-hued sands surround the island and are kissed by turquoise calm waters and pretty towns and villages come alive for tourists in the evenings.

Further north from the Paliki peninsular are Assos and Fiskardo, both wonderful day or evening excursions from the villa.  Assos is peaceful and charming with some excellent restaurants and cafes. It is surrounded by luscious green scenery and verdant forests. It offers a mystical atmosphere, almost as though the village is lost in time. Pretty pastel-coloured houses are nestled into the steep hillsides, and the castle is a popular visit. On the northern tip of the island, Fiscardo is trendy and chic. The waterside dining is fabulous, and there is a great selection of unique boutiques. As well as colourful fishing boats in the harbour, you will see many luxury yachts as Fiskardo is the place to be in Kefalonia. 

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Kefalonia International Airport

(46 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Sami Port

(49 km)

Nearest Village Mantzavinata

(300 m)

Nearest Town/City Lixouri

(5 km)

Nearest Restaurant Antonello's Grill

(2.5 km)

Nearest Beach Xi Beach

(2.5 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermarket

(3 km)

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.


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

Children will love their holiday to Villa Xi Sunset and Kefalonia. The villa offers much space to play and have fun and the pool is excellent. The beaches of Kefalonia are fabulous and varied. There are 39 in total, the best of which is the astounding Myrtos Beach. There are some stunning seafish around the bays so snorkeling is a great option.

One popular trip is to the caves of Melissani Lake where a hole in the cave’s roof lets in the sun. It is mystical and like venturing into another world. The boat trip will be so memorable across the crystal clear lake. The Drogarati Caves are a miracle of nature with orange and yellow stalactites hanging from the roof like curtains. It is an astonishing marvel, more than 150 million years old.

Cycling is popular on the island. Some of the coastal paths might be a little difficult for young children, but there are some magnificent panoramic views and charming villages to stop. Skala to Mount Aenos is a fabulous ride with generally great conditions. Craggy cliffs, verdant forests and turquoise waters make for an incredible vistas. Mount Aenos is the highest point on the island at 5000 ft. It is also a great place for a hike.

Children always love boat trips, and there are many to be taken. You can visit secluded coves and bays, swimming and snorkelling along the way. It is lovely to head out from one of the harbours at sunset and watch the sun go down. You can also hire kayaks to discover the wonderful coastline and caves.

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Beach Nearby
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites


Oliver's Extras

  • Housekeeping once a week

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 transfers
- 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 fulfil your requests!

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit No security deposit is charged, but should there be any damage or loss caused suring your stay you will be liable.
Arrival time Flexible, please confirm with owner prior to arrival.
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in rental price.
Linen & towels included? Bed linen, bath and pool towels are included in the rental price.
Changeover day Any
Minimum stay Minimum stay nights 5 nights except period 01/08-31/10 that is 7 nights
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.
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.

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 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 - £2,420
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 - £3,396
Jul 14th 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - £4,080
Sep 8th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 - £2,645
Sep 22nd 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - £2,420
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 £1,151 £1,611
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 - £1,435
Apr 30th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - £1,811
May 25th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 - £2,420
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 - £3,396
Jul 13th 2025 - Sep 7th 2025 - £4,080
Sep 7th 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 - £2,645
Sep 21st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - £2,420
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 £1,151 £1,611

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 - €2,646
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 - €3,713
Jul 14th 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - €4,461
Sep 8th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 - €2,892
Sep 22nd 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - €2,646
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 €1,258 €1,761
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 - €1,569
Apr 30th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - €1,980
May 25th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 - €2,646
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 - €3,713
Jul 13th 2025 - Sep 7th 2025 - €4,461
Sep 7th 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 - €2,892
Sep 21st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - €2,646
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 €1,258 €1,761

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 28th 2024 - Jun 23rd 2024 - $2,862
Jun 23rd 2024 - Jul 14th 2024 - $4,016
Jul 14th 2024 - Sep 8th 2024 - $4,825
Sep 8th 2024 - Sep 22nd 2024 - $3,128
Sep 22nd 2024 - Sep 29th 2024 - $2,862
Sep 29th 2024 - Mar 31st 2025 $1,361 $1,905
Mar 31st 2025 - Apr 30th 2025 - $1,698
Apr 30th 2025 - May 25th 2025 - $2,142
May 25th 2025 - Jun 22nd 2025 - $2,862
Jun 22nd 2025 - Jul 13th 2025 - $4,016
Jul 13th 2025 - Sep 7th 2025 - $4,825
Sep 7th 2025 - Sep 21st 2025 - $3,128
Sep 21st 2025 - Sep 28th 2025 - $2,862
Sep 28th 2025 - Nov 29th 2025 $1,361 $1,905

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.


  • Comfortable villa with spectacular views

    on 27/10/2020

    Comfortable villa with spectacular views. Perfectly set out and equipped for a holiday

  • Fab Villa

    on 16/10/2019

    We loved our stay at the villa. The view was fabulous. Fully equipped, comfortable, immaculately clean. Host was very helpful, cleaning lady came every 2 days, they even left us some lovely treats in the fridge & food to feed the cats. Would go again and highly recommend.

  • Great Villa

    on 15/10/2019

    We had a 5 night stay at the Villa. Kostas the villa owner was very helpful. It was all very clean and tidy. The pool was fantastic, the views were even better. We would definitely come again.

  • Amazing Villa, location, experience

    on 04/10/2019

    The location is fabulous, we took the ferry from the airport to Lixouri and within 10 mins you turn off the road to a single track road. The welcome from the owner was lovely; the villa was stocked up, 3 large double rooms with ensuites, BBQ area and lots of outdoor seating. It was the pool that enticed us but the whole experience was just great. 3 women: 3 showers = no waiting around for us to get ready!
    We were recommended certain restaurants and beaches, and they were the best!
    Our entire stay was just the warm relaxing stay we wanted. Couldn't have asked for more.
    This villa would be a great place for a larger family or friends getting together to enjoy the sun. You def need a car on the island, but plenty of space for them on the villa grounds.

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