Dimitra

Northern Kefalonia

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Web Ref: 3506
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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room (Sat TV, DVD, WiFi, A/C) doors to pool terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine). Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom.
  • First floor: Two twin bedrooms each with A/C and a balcony. Two shower rooms.
  • Outside:  Sun terrace. Shaded seating/dining terrace. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with side Roman steps.

Gorgeous sea views across the wooded hillside compliment this elegant, traditional home, situated close to the lovely beach (and respected taverna) of Agia Jerusalem. Surrounded by mature trees and flowering shrubs, Dimitra is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of its peaceful and immensely appealing location.

Open-plan in nature the ground floor has traditional bi-fold doors allowing light to pour in from the sun kissed terraces and elegant pool area beyond. Creating a restfully rustic feel, the attractive décor sees traditionally styled  fittings and furnishings blend seamlessly with more contemporary pieces of art and a soft, soothing colour scheme. Terracota tiled floors and exposed wooden beams further enhance the authenticity of the building.

All three of Dimitra’s comfortable bedrooms are air conditioned. Patio doors in the ground floor double bedroom opening directly onto the terrace and surrounding seascape; upstairs, tastefully decorated in pastel colours and light wood, each of the two twin bedrooms benefits from its own private balcony, wonderfully pleasant oases from which to admire the vast and ever-changing panorama of Ionian Sea melting into the distance before you.

Similarly impressive sea views directly across to the Paliki Peninsula and Cape of Atheras can be enjoyed from both the welcoming pool area and adjacent covered dining terrace, a most alluring spot surely destined to become a key part of a relaxing holiday.

Just a 10 minute drive away the village of Maganos has two well regarded tavernas and a couple of comprehensively stocked mini markets (daily fresh bread, a wealth of locally produced fruit/vegetables and a notable wine selection all merit mention).

The northern half of Kefalonia has an interestingly varied coastline with numerous tempting beaches to discover – some only accessible by boat or foot – Agia Jerusalem, Alaties and Emblissi being just three that deserve your attention, all easily accessed and within easy distance. The emblematic port town of Fiscardo is less than a 20 minute drive and is the place to go for boat hire (a day trip across to sleepy Ithaca is always fun) plus there is a great selection of shops and restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets clustered around the picturesque, bustling harbour.

Please note: In combination with nearby sister property Athina, Dimitra would be a great choice for larger families or a group of friends wishing to holiday together whilst maintaining individual space and privacy.

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Great Things to Do Near Dimitra

Spend an afternoon at Myrtos beach

We suggest afternoon, because this is when the sun is shining fully on the beach, and you'll enjoy the amazing experience of bathing at one of the most glorious beaches. Myrtos has regularly been voted amongst the top 5 beaches in Europe over the past few years, and we are sure that you will endorse this bold claim.

Try Kefalonia meat pie

The Greeks love their pies, and the Kefalonians have taken it onestep further in producing this nourishing dish. Everyone has their own 'secret' recipe, so we are unable to tell you exactly what's in it, but it is filo pastry stuffed with minced pork meat and rice - along with an undisclosed mixture of spices and sauce. Delicious!

A bit of a mouthful in both senses...

Visit any Zaxaroplastio for a sweet pastry! This complicated word denotes popular pastry shops that have a large array of tiny, sticky, confections, using filo pastry, nuts, honey, figs and raisins, some cakes ooze chocolate - – naughty but nice….

Wine lovers - Rejoice!

With 8 different wineries to choose from - Kefalonia is an oenologists' delight ( wine conossieurs), spend an afternoon stocking up for the holiday and then decide which ones to take home! compare them with the other famous wineries such as Gentilini and Robola Co-operative!

Saddle up and explore

There is an excellent established riding school located in the village of Zervata, 4km south of Sami. A truly wonderful experience, their experienced team offer everything from 1-5 hours trips, to camping overnight with barbecue and campfire. For horse riding enthusiasts, this has to be high up on your list of things to do.

Drogarati caves

These have deservedly become a popular attraction on the island but yourarely have to wait too long for admission. We recommend that you arrive either early morning or late afternoon, so as to be sure to avoid any bus party groups that may be visiting. The stalagmites and stalactites are fantastic.

Climb the black mountain - Mount Ainos

More intrepid adventurers can drive to the gates of Mount Ainos national park, and then hike to the peak for a picnic. Despite being the third highest mountain in Greece at 1632 metres, this is an easy climb with a comfortable track and lots of footpaths in good condition thanks to the shepherds who walk with their flocks over the mountain.It takes about three hours to make the ascent, and youre likely to see some of the 20 or so wild horses that roam the countryside here. Keen wildlife spotters will also see raptors such as buzzards and owls, the vast rare Griffon vultures, and various types of falcon.In fact, over 50 per cent of Greek bird species favour this mountaintop, great for bird-spotters or just nature lovers youll also be able to enjoy views over the whole island on clear days

Snorkelling

The Ionian Sea is one of the cleanest in Europe so get your snorkel and fins out and head off down to the sea. We recommend Alaties, as not only is it quiet, beautiful, clean and mesmerising, it also has a wonderful taverna nearby to satisfy your lunch requirements...

Argostoli back streets - explore a little

For retail therapy, the pedestrian Lithostrato offers a wonderful selection of shops offering everything from local produce to stylish leather shoes. Plenty of local cafes for refreshment and the Orthodox church of St. Spiridon and Catholic church always have their doors open. ( Make it Tuesday, Thursday or Fridays in the evenings when all the shops are open!)

Find the seafarer in you by hiring a boat

Ideal for finding your own secluded cove or even crossing the narrow channel to explore the neighbouring island of Ithaca. There are countless bays and coves not accessible by car so it is possible to find your own secluded beach and relax in privacy, away from the crowds. There are plenty of small coves within easy reach of Fiscardo. The more adventurous seafarers might like to cross the channel to Ithaca, tie up in the miniature harbour of Ancient Polis and perhaps walk up to the village of Stavros for lunch or a coffee.

Nearby

Towns

Fiscardo 15 mins
Sami 55 mins
Argostoli 66 mins

Beaches

Ai Jerusalem 20 mins
Myrtos 36 mins

Airports

Kefalonia 77 mins
Times are approximate

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