Contact: Andrew Hoare    Reservations:  +30 6977615841

Villa near Skala, Kefalonia, Greek Islands

A small romantic villa for two, this island retreat on Kefalonia is the perfect place for a honeymoon or special holiday. Villa Athena is set on a hillside in a beautiful rural location near the village of Skala and was built with luxury and comfort in mind. The site was chosen for its superb sea views across to the Greek mainland and to the neighbouring island of Zante.

On arrival, the serene atmosphere inside the villa will have you relaxed immediately. On the ground floor, you will find a light and airy open plan living/dining area with carefully chosen furnishings in muted colours. Leading off is a well equipped kitchen and also a downstairs shower room. Patio doors lead you outside to a covered dining area overlooking your own private swimming pool.

Reached by a marble staircase, the bedroom suite of bathroom, dressing area with full-length mirror and ample wardrobes, and bedroom with queen-size (5 ft.) divan bed of  top quality, will impress you. Draw back the curtains in the morning to reveal, through full-length glazed doors, the Ionian Sea and distant shore lines. Step through the doors onto the sunlit balcony with table and chairs and you will have found just the right place to sit for your morning refreshments.

The villa has its own private infinity swimming pool equipped with a jacuzzi. There are no close neighbours and the extensive patio adjoining the pool has additional privacy screening. There are comfortable sunbeds and a pergola for some shade. The outdoor dining space and charcoal-fired barbecue are the ingredients needed for alfresco dining under the stars.


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About the Owners

We are Jean and Andrew Hoare. We are retired and, in 2007, we decided to buy a home for our retirement on the island of Kefalonia in Greece. We spend most of our life on the island, although we originate from the UK. 

We soon found some beautiful land on which to build our new home. Being outside a town, Greek law required that we had to buy at least an acre to build on. We built two villas on the land, which are spaced well apart. We live in one and the other smaller one-bedroom villa, Villa Athena, was designed and built just for the purposes of holiday or vacation letting.

Our own villa is at a good distance from Athena, because we did not want to appear intrusive. However, we are at hand to answer our guests’ questions and to give advice if the need arises.

Over the nine years we have welcomed more than one hundred couples of varying ages. Some of them were honeymooners, other were celebrating a birthday or a wedding anniversary, but most just came for a "get away from it all" holiday. They could be as active or as relaxed as suited them.



Guest Comments

"Amazing villa, tastefully done, fantastic location, great wildlife - don't want to leave!" (S & G - June 2016)

​"We give '5 stars' for pool/ gardens/ linen/ bed/ attention to detail/ assistance when required/ cleanliness/ sunbeds/ shade. Our 3rd. visit and we would love to come again." (J & P - July 2016)


"Our third visit to this beautiful island and we will be back again in 2017" (M & J - September 2016)

"The thing that sets this villa apart is that here you feel like valued guests, rather than just more tourists, and it is probably this feeling of welcome that makes so many want to come back again - us included." (S & D - September 2016)

"A luxury villa in every way with such attention to detail." (K & A - October 2016)

"It was fab!"