Accommodation

  • Ground Floor: Open plan living/dining room (A/C, TV, DVD, WiFi) with doors to terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with door to garden. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and doors to terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with doors to terrace. Bathroom (washing machine).
  • Outside: Shaded elevated dining area. In built barbecue. In built bread/pizza oven. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 4m) with infinity edge.

Named after the Goddess of the Dawn, this charming stone villa enjoys a very attractive, gently elevated position along a country track, close to the island capital and just 1.5km from the pretty cove beach of Kaminia. Relaxing and welcoming, there are lovely views across rolling countryside to Vathy and the cerulean Ionian Sea to be enjoyed from the pool, garden and extensive terraces.

A very good choice for smaller families or couples alike, Eos offers a welcome combination of traditional stone walls, cool tiled flooring and contemporary design. Fully air conditioned, the house has a spacious open-plan living area with a well equipped kitchen to one side, a large dining table conveniently adjacent.

Both bedrooms (a double with en suite bathroom and a twin with bathroom alongside) are sympathetically decorated in soft pastel shades and each has a pair of French doors offering private access to the pool terrace whilst inviting the pretty views inside.

Fringed by terrace and a colourful, landscaped garden of Mediterranean trees and shrubs the outside areas are an inviting environment in which to relax with your summer novel and a long, cool drink. A sunny, private swimming pool, in built barbecue and shaded eating area (positioned on a gentle rise in order to maximise the view) complete the enticing picture.

Larger families or perhaps a group of friends looking to holiday together, whilst fully retaining individual space and privacy, will be interested to know that sister properties Naias and Nereus sit above and below Eos respectively. Each is within easy walking distance, completely self-contained and enjoys their own, independent private grounds.

With such a relaxed and laid back ambience, the island of Ithaca retains a simplicity and charm so often missing from today’s fast paced society. A drive of less than ten minutes brings you to Vathy (2.5km), home to all amenities as well as numerous, family-run cafes and tavernas serving snacks, iced coffee, fresh fish lunch/dinners and countless Greek specialities. Nearby Perachori (2.9km) is as well known for traditional ‘souvlaki’ as it is for amazing panoramic views. Sarakiniko Beach, one of the most attractive natural settings on the island is just 5.5km away or why not hire a little boat in Vathy harbour and explore the indented coastline northwards towards the pretty beach of Gidaki, a perfect fun-filled day out!

Getting to Ithaca

Not having its own airport, we recommend flying into the neighbouring island of Kefalonia.  From Kefalonia airport there are a number of options to get to Ithaca (which we can book for you).
  1. Book car hire for Kefalonia (from £218 per week Group B) and the car ferry to Ithaca (£40 per car, and £8 per person return)
  2. Taxi transfer from Kefalonia Airport to port (£110 return - up to 4 persons), cross to Ithaca as a foot passenger (£8 per person return), Collect car hire on Ithaca (from £211 per week Group A)
It takes 50-60mins to drive from the airport to the port. Guests must therefore book flights to arrive on Kefalonia before 13:15 on arrival day in order to allow sufficient time to catch the (only) public ferry

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Location of Eos

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Eos

Go to the beach!

Filiatro is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Backed by olive groves, this pebble beach has exotic blue green waters. It is a short drive from Vathy. There is a taverna on the beach.

Take a boat trip from Vathy

and visit the fabulous secluded beach of Gidaki, which can only be reached by boat or by foot. Hiking paths lead from here across the island to small villages and ancient remains. Afterwards, take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear waters before returning to Vathy. Sun beds and umbrellas are available to hire and there is a taverna.

Visit the Monastery of Kathara

otherwise known as Panagia Kathariotissa. It is located on the highest sport on Ithaca and the views from here are spectacular, taking in the Ionian Sea.

Diving

A fantastic way to discover the delights of the sea on an organised dive. Odyssey Diving Club run organised excursions from Vathy. www.ithacadiving.gr.

Kioni village

On the north side of the island and surrounded by lush green hillsides, this gem is considered to be one of the most picturesque spots, with gorgeous translucent blue green waters.

Visit Rizes Cave

A natural cave hidden within trees just beyond the village of Perachori. Local legend suggests that this might be Eumaisos’ cave, the shepherd who helped Odysseus when he returned to Ithaca.

Anogi Village

Once one of the most important villages on the island, and certainly one of the oldest, dating back to medieval times, this now almost deserted village is famous for its prehistoric monuments, known as Menir. Among these impressive rocks with bizarre shapes, Arakli is the most famous which is 8 metres high and stands east of Anogi. Its strange shape and the symmetrical furrows on its surface give the impression that this is a work of art.

Snorkelling

Ample opportunities to enjoy this pastime are to be had from the many beaches on the island.

Visit the Naval and Folklore museum in Vathy

And learn more of the great folk traditions and culture of the island, along with the history of their seafaring heritage. Open July and August, mornings only, except Mondays. It is just off Geor Drakouli street.

Perachori village

The villa is situated on the slopes of Mount Petaleilo, 3 kms from Vathy. Given its altitude (240 metres above sea level) it offers gorgeous views towards the capital. Lying in one of the most fertile parts of the island, it is an important farming village and also well known for its wine production. The annual wine festival is held each August.

Sea Kayaking

With its rocky coastline, secluded bays and pebble beaches, exploring in a sea kayak is the ideal way to get to know this stunning island. Organised trips are available or you can hire your kayaks and do it at your own pace. www.seakayakingithaca.com

Polis Beach

Is 2 kilometres from Stavros. Boat hire is available here to enable exploration of the stunning coast and secluded beaches. On the north side is Loizos cave, once a place of worship for various gods.

Nearby

Towns

Vathy 10 mins
Perachori 11 mins

Beaches

Kaminia 5 mins
Sarakiniko Beach 11 mins
Times are approximate

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