Gerasimos

Southern Kefalonia

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Web Ref: 3845

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 8
  2. 1 Double Bedroom
  3. 3 Twin Bedrooms
  4. 3 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Beach 2.5km
  8. Taverna 2.3km
  • Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, WiFi, ceiling fan) with door to side terrace and patio doors to covered terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine) with patio doors to pool terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and patio doors to garden. Cloakroom.
  • First floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and balcony. Two twin bedrooms each with A/C and a balcony. Bathroom.
  • Outside: In built barbecue. Shower. Open and covered terraces. Lawned garden area. Private parking.
  • Irregular shaped private swimming pool (8m x 5m at widest points) with infinity edge and access via Roman steps integrated with the adjacent covered terrace.

 

Sharing its name with the celebrated patron saint of Kefalonia this lovely property enjoys an exceptional front-line location. From its private pool, terraces and balconies the most glorious 180° views spreading out across the azure Ionian Sea to the Greek mainland are nothing short of mesmerizing; an unbroken aquatic collage sparkling hypnotically in the sunlight by day, shimmering gently in the moonlight by night.

Spacious, well-appointed, with easy access to all amenities and one of the largest, most family-friendly beaches on the island, Gerasimos ticks all the correct boxes for holiday enjoyment. Allowing light to pour in from the sun kissed terraces and impressive pool area, three sets of patio doors on the open plan ground floor ensure those gorgeous sea views will always be a welcome and integral part of your stay.

Adding character to the first floor are vaulted beamed ceilings and a galleried landing area which looks down over the living space below. All four bedrooms enjoy external access to either a balcony or patio, ideal for those quieter more contemplative moments, while the good size lawn to one side of the property provides a great space in which younger party members can play happily together.

Just a 5-10minute drive away, with its magnificent sandy beach, comprehensive amenities and excellent choice of bars, restaurants and coffee shops suitable for most tastes and pockets, Skala has a fully-deserved reputation for being a wonderful location for a family holiday. The vibrant beach front blends seamlessly into the more laid-back town centre where thoughtfully restrained, low-rise development couples with an abundance of friendly, family-owned shops and tavernas to create multi-generational appeal.

Property licence number: 0830K10000893001

Pricing & Availability

All Prices are per property, not per person.

Location of Gerasimos

Locality

Great Things to Do Near Gerasimos

Snake Festival - 15th August

On the biggest festival day of the year in Greece, the festival ofSaint Maria, the most bizarre goings on take place in a village called Markopoulo. The story goes that Nuns once begged the Virgin Mary to turn them into snakes during a raid, and ever since, snakes are brought out to slither around the icons of the church in Markopoulo on this day, and many people consider this festival as a good luck festival and by touching or kissingthe snakes, you are going to have a lucky year!

Spend the Day in Fiscardo

In the north of the island, Fiscardo has something for everyone:Roman ruins, an extremely pretty harbour front, great tavernas and restaurants, excellent boutiques and a couple of delightful small bays nearby for an afternoon dip.

Turtle Rescue Fund

The Kefalonia locals are extremely proud of the fact that the 'carettacaretta' turtles continue to use these unspoilt beaches in the south of the island to nest their eggs. As one would hope and expect, these beaches are protected and supervised to ensure that the eggs are not disturbed by the invasion of sun umbrellas and beach barbecues that can often be found on such stunningly beautiful beaches. Mounda Beach is the nearest beach to the villa, unspoilt, beautiful and fascinating.

Learn to love Lefkas - the white island closeby

Lefkatha means white and the island's name of Lefkas reflects the towering white cliffs and beaches on the Western shores of this green and unspoilt island. Sailing from Fiscardo to Vassiliki, plenty of windsurfers consider this bay serious windsurfing territory. Apart from watching the colourful sails as they strut their stuff, exploring the rest of the island is a delight. Sivota, Nidri, Geni and Lefkas Town offer a wonderful variety of beaches, villages and towns to explore.

Brush up on the history on your doorstep!

Take a little trip to the edge of Skala village and pop into a historical site where the remains of a 3rd century Roman villa have some remarkably well preserved mosaics. Visitors can visit the site free of charge to see the mosaic flooring in three rooms, which were excavated in 1957.

Taste the local dish - Kefalonia meat pie

The Greeks love their pies, and the Kefalonians have taken it one step further in producing this nourishing dish. Everyone has their own secret recipe, so we are unable to tell you exactly whats in it, but it is filo pastry stuffed with minced pork meat & rice along with the secret recipe of spices and sauce. It is delicious.

Try the three Greek ‘O’ ‘s - Olives, Octopus and Ouzo!

Treat yourself to a typical Meze – a series of tiny dishes that accompany the aniseed based liquor, you can try an Ouzerie, that is similar to a Spanish Tapas bar – a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.

Visit Another Island for the Day - Zakynthos

Another island, not so far away fromKefalonia, but it could be at the other end of the world, such is the contrast between these beautiful islands. Take the daily ferry over from the port of Pessada for the 90 minute crossing to Skinari, in the north of Zakynthos, and from there you could take another boat trip to the amazing ship-wreck beach, or go for a sightseeing tour before catching the evening ferry back.

Nearby

Towns

Argostoli 55 mins

Beaches

Skala 8 mins

ports

Poros 15 mins

Airports

Kefalonia 60 mins
Times are approximate

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