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Client Reviews for Arethusa


We have had a fantastic week with lovely weather. The Melissani Lake is amazing and Sami a nice place to have lunch. We’ve seen stunning wildlife including birds of prey, turtles and we saw hatched turtle eggs on Kaminia beach. Thanks to Mandy for her friendly advice. We hope to be back!
The Vincent Family


A fantastic two weeks spent here- all we can do is reiterate previous comments as to the fabulous island, restaurants and Mandy! Pebble beaches between Skala and Poros are also worth a mention- crystal clear water and fabulous snorkelling. All in all- a wonderful island!
The Goodman Family


Wow! what a beautiful villa the "Arethusa" is set in olive groves it is so peaceful and private. The pool is stunning as are the views, the beach you can see from the villa has wonderful soft sand and a warm shallow ocean to swim in. We hired a car and there is plenty to see and do, Skala the village not far away has everything you need from mini markets to ice cream, excellent restaurants, and a great patisserie also a very good butchers. Mandy met us at the airport and she even managed to provide some soya milk for me, so thank you for that Mandy. Everything was very well thought out and it all went without a hitch. Mandy has great knowledge of the area and was very helpful, with ideas of places to visit and eat. We had never been to Kefalonia before but would love to visit again, we would recommend to others. Thank you Vintage Travel for a wonderful Holiday.
Liz and David Cook


What an amazing holiday at Villa Arethusa! We loved everything about the villa- the pool, the views, the BBQ- excellent! Upon arrival we were straight in the pool and were greeted by buzzards, jays and bee eaters- great for birdwatchers. We enjoyed sitting outside in the sun watching the swallows swoop down and scoop insects off the pool surface. Some of our top beaches were Petani, Pesada and Kato Legadi and it’s worth driving up to Fiskardo and going to Kamilia, even if it is hot walking down to the beach. We just had to try Taverna Kelari up in the hills- delicious food and more spectacular views! We visited many other tavernas including The Pines in Skala and Blue Sea in Katelios. Trip to see the loggerhead turtles in Argostoli was amazing and hiring a boat from Yannis was a great experience. We also drove to the top of Mount Ainos- great views (between the trees) and on the way down we stopped to watch around 200+ goats walk past us. A very exciting and memorable trip. Huge thanks to Mandy who was very welcoming and gave us plenty of suggestions on where to go and what to see. Thank you!
The Fretwell-Smith Family


Great place- magnificent views from the terrace that we will miss waking up to every day. Thanks a million to Mandy for all of the great tips especially Taverna Kelari up in the hills- amazing food and more views to die for! Loved Katelios and Capt. Jerry’s had the best menu- hot and cold mixed starters- delicious. Garden at the back of The Old Village in Skala was really special too. Day trip to Argostoli to see the giant loggerhead turtles was a great experience (although hot in the town!) and a magical boat trip up the coast on one of Yannis boat hire boats- snorkelling and exploring lovely quiet coves and caves.
The Russell Family


We had such a wonderful 2 weeks at Villa Arethusa. The pool is divine. We spent many blissful hours in or sitting around the pool appreciating the glorious views. We loved it. Our favourite restaurants: The Old Village in Skala, Kastro up by St. Georges Castle, Taverna Agrapidos in Poros and Taverna Kelar just up the road. And our favourite beach was Kaminia- beautiful, sandy and the sea is shallow. And if you can, hire a boat from Yani in Katelios for a fab day out. Finally, special thanks to Mandy at Vintage Travel who gave us such a lovely welcome and gave us top tips on where to go and what to see. Thanks Mandy.
The Waring Family


Beautiful villa in fantastic location with a pool with the most beautiful view of the sea. Villa had everything we needed. Cleaner came twice during our weeks stay. Welcome pack was great, Mandy was fantastic- met us at the airport, came to visit and gave us great advice which meant we didn't have to waste precious time searching for places to visit. Most fantastic taverna up the hillside from the villa with a fantastic view and food and relaxed service that couldn't be beaten during our stay. We would definitely recommend and hope to return. Thank you!
The Jones'


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