Nereus

Vathy

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Web Ref: 3545
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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 en suite bathroom and doors to terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with doors to terrace. Bathroom (washing machine).
  • Outside: Dining terrace. In built barbecue. Sun terrace. Private covered parking.
  • Private swimming pool (7m x 4m)

With gorgeous views across silver olive trees towards rolling hills and the sparkling Ionian Sea this relaxing and welcoming country house sits on a gentle rise in the land and is a great choice for anyone seeking an unspoilt rural location whilst remaining close to the coast and excellent amenities. The island capital, Vathy with its selection of shops, bars and tavernas is only 2.5km away and the pretty cove beach of Kaminia at 1.5km, closer still.

A fresh and spacious ambience graces the interior which is crisp and contemporary, fully air conditioned and sympathetically decorated throughout using blue as the accent colour. A high beamed ceiling and walls of exposed limestone catch the eye in the open plan living/dining area, comfortably spacious with plump sofas, a feature corner fireplace and French doors to the exterior terraces. A fully equipped kitchen with dining table sit to one side.

Styled with a modern, colourful mix of soft Mediterranean blues and yellows each of the two bedrooms, a twin and a double, have private doors to the terrace. Two bathrooms (including one en suite) complete Nereus’ well-balanced facilities.

A splendid array of Mediterranean shrubs, plants and trees adorns the grounds and terraces and there is no shortage of space in which to relax in the sunshine around the wonderfully appealing private pool. A substantial stone barbecue and twin bench seating ensure outside dining will be fully enjoyed.

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 Eos sit above Nereus within easy walking distance. Each, like Nereus itself, completely self-contained, in their own independent and private grounds.

Famous in Greek mythology as the home of Odysseus, Ithaca remains a peaceful ‘get away from it all’ island. Just 27km long, its varied terrain boasts hiking in the mountains and numerous attractive cove beaches - such as Sarakiniko (5.5km) and Agios Ioannis (11km) – along the coast. Consider hiring a little boat in Vathy, a hugely enjoyable way to explore the fascinating coastline and discover a little bit of the island that can be exclusively yours for the day!

And do try the local cuisine. Savoro fish (served with tasty herbs, olive oil and vinegar) and lamb kleftiko regularly feature on taverna menus while sleepy Perachori (2.9km) is as well known for traditional ‘souvlaki’ as it is for sweeping panoramic views.

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 Nereus

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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