Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room (A/C, TV, DVD, WiFi) with doors to terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Double bedroom (A/C) with doors to terrace. Shower room (washing machine).
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with private balcony and doors to shared covered terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with doors to shared covered terrace. Bathroom (half-bath with shower over).
  • Outside: Shaded dining terrace. In built barbecue. Sun terrace. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m).

Daughter of Zeus and nymph of water, Naias is a fittingly romantic name for this lovely property which sits along an unmade country track in a gorgeous, gently elevated location close to the island capital and only 1.5km from the pretty cove beach of Kaminia. From the pool, terraces and first floor balcony commanding views (and awesome sunsets!) can be admired over rolling countryside to Vathy and the aquamarine Ionian Sea.

Hallmarks of the homely and welcoming interior are a wealth of open stone walls complemented by colourful tiles and vibrant soft seating. A well equipped kitchen sits to one side on the open plan ground floor, a solid dining table conveniently adjacent along with one of the two doors offering direct access from the living area to the spacious poolside and dining terraces.

All three bedrooms are air conditioned, appealingly furnished and decorated; French doors onto either a terrace or balcony (both, in the case of the first floor double bedroom) allow those gorgeous views to be equally enjoyed from each room.

Externally you will find a wealth of space in which to relax in the sunshine; wide terracing borders the private pool, a substantial in built barbecue sits close by and a vine-covered pergola provides dappled shade for a dining table and twin benches where meals can be fully enjoyed.

Larger families or groups of friends looking to holiday together, whilst fully retaining their own space and privacy, will be interested to know that sister properties Eos and Nereus sit within easy distance just below, each one distinct from Naias, completely self-contained and sitting in their own, independent private grounds.

Widely celebrated as one of the most relaxing and laid-back of the Ionian islands, Ithaca retains oodles of that quintessentially Greek charm so often lost to modern consumerism. A drive of less than ten minutes brings you to Vathy (2.5km), home to all amenities, including a tempting selection of family-run tavernas serving fresh fish and tasty local specialties. Nearby Perachori (2.9km) is as well known for traditional Greek ‘souvlaki’ as it is for panoramic views. Sarakiniko beach 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.

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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Great Things to Do Near Naias

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

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.

Snorkelling

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nearby

Towns

Vathy 10 mins
Perachori 11 mins

Beaches

Kaminia 5 mins
Sarakiniko Beach 11 mins
Times are approximate

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