Rabia

Southern Kefalonia

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to pool terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C) with doors to garden. Twin bedroom (A/C) with doors to garden. Shower room. Store room (washing machine).
  • First floor: Open plan living/dining room (TV, DVD, WiFi, A/C) with doors onto wrap-around balcony (retractable sunshades) . Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Shower room.
  • Outside: Sun terrace. In built barbecue. Covered dining terrace. Shaded outdoor seating area. Garden with lawn, olive and other fruit trees. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (6m x 4m).

Gorgeous, panoramic views across to the aquamarine waters of the Ionian Sea and neighbouring Zakynthos are an exceptional highlight of any visit to Rabia. This attractive and welcoming family home sits in the sleepy village of Mousata just 1.4km from the sandy beach of Trapezaki with a celebrated local bakery, a minimarket and two tavernas handily located nearby.

Topsy-turvy by design and enhanced by those spectacular views, this is a very easy property in which to relax. On the first floor the principal living accommodation consists of an open plan living/dining/kitchen area together with one of the property’s two large shower rooms.

Each space is clearly defined by a thoughtful combination of smart furniture and tasteful décor that includes soft, neutral shades paired with bold accent colours, a vaulted wooden ceiling, eye-catching ceramics and a bronze figurine centrepiece displayed on a glass plinth.

Along one side, floor-to-ceiling windows/sliding doors fill the room with light and lead onto a magnificent wrap-around balcony, just one of several enticing locations competing for your mealtime attention.

Three comfortable, air conditioned bedrooms are found on the ground floor each with external access to either the pool terrace or garden area. The double bedroom has an en suite shower room while two further shower rooms complement the twin bedrooms to create an ideal balance of facilities.

Focal point of the pretty garden is the south-facing private pool fringed by various open and shaded terraces perfect for reclining or dining (or both!). A substantial brick barbecue with adjacent shaded dining area invites the preparation of many a tasty meal, perhaps accompanied by a glass of chilled 'Robola' - the crisp and tasty white wine unique to Kefalonia?

Such a relaxing ambience and impressive views will surely tempt you not to stray far, however, only 600m downhill a friendly taverna offers a choice of fresh fish and other local specialities while the laid-back village of Trapezaki (just 500m further) is home to minimarkets, bars, coffee shops and an additional scattering of appealing restaurants, including the locally loved ‘Denis’.

The beaches at nearby Agios Thomas (2km) and Lourdas (3km) are considered to be amongst the best on the island and Lourdas also offers several well regarded tavernas along its extensive seafront. Sweeping and impressive, Mounda Beach (about a 20 minute drive) is renowned both for the quality of its fine golden sand and reputation as a sanctuary for the endangered loggerhead turtle.

 
  • The owners of Rabia kindly request that guests do not smoke inside the property.

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Great Things to Do Near Rabia

Visit Ithaca for the day - home to Odysseus and Penelope

well, we would recommend that you do some swatting up before you go, as the Iiliad is littered with references to Ithaca, it was where Odysseus was trying to return to for 10 years! Much more easily, you could visit the cave of Nymphs, or why not simply relax, have a nice lunch in one of the waterfront cafes in Vathi and then drop into one of the many delightful coves for a swim or a nap.

Spend the day down in Assos on the way from Fiscardo to Argostoli

What a delightful little village. It has a terrific Venetian castle to explore (be warned, it's a bit of a hike up to it, but the views are worth it), a beautiful little harbour, bay and some lovely waterfront tavernas serving freshly caught fish. Remember your camera!

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.

Go to Olympia for the day

What a wonderful experience, to see the fabulous venue where the very first ancient Olympics were held. You will have to take the ferry boat over to either Patras or Kylini on the mainland to visit Olympia and, although it's a long day out, it's worth it - and the ferry trip over to the mainland and back is very pleasant indeed with plenty of sun bathing space on deck

Visit the Mazarkarta tombs

Between the villages of Lakythra and Metaxata visit the eerie Mazarakata tombs and wander among the ancient graves where wildflowers bloom in colourful abundance. Excavated mainly by Kefalonian archaeologist Panayotis Kavvadias in 1908, the burial chambers had been filled with decorative clay pots, tiles, glassware and gold plates, which are now housed in the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli. Today all that remains are the tombs themselves, where you can clamber and explore as you choose. It's a remarkably tranquil area, and the ideal place to spend a few hours with a sketchpad imagining the ancient civilisation that created it.

Journey back in time

Korgialenios museum No trip to Argostoli would be complete without visiting this excellent museum of Kefalonia's turbulent and varied past. As you may know, Kefalonia has been through many wars and under many dominions, namely the Normands, Venetians, Turks, Russians, French and the English, before becoming reunited with mother Greece back in 1864. This excellent museum unravels the past and is well worth a visit.

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 kissing the 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.

To the ends of the world??

The Monastery of Kipouria (Moni Kipoureon) on the Paliki peninsula, near Lixouri has unforgettable sunsets. The magnificent position of the monastery itself is located at the western side of the island of Kefalonia, overhanging a cliff that crashes into the Ionian, and makes you feel as if the end of the world was beneath your feet. Dating from the far away times, it is also known as the veranda of the Ionian. There is a tour given by a solitary monk who still lives there, an unforgettable experience!

Nearby

Beaches

Trapezaki Beach 5 mins
Lourdas Beach 10 mins
Agios Thomas 10 mins
Mounda beach 20 mins

Airports

Kefalonia 20 mins
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