To Throni

Northern Kefalonia

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  • Ground Floor: Open plan living/dining area (TV, DVD/CDplayer, A/C) with doors to pool terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher). Utility room (washing machine). Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and doors to patio.
  • First Floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom and balcony.
  • Outside: Sun terrace. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with wide Roman steps.

To Throni is a unique and stylish property whose owner, Maria, is a talented designer long associated with many of the most striking house interiors on Kefalonia.

With numerous quirky, individual touches to delight the eye and a passing nod to the Bauhaus architectural style of the early 20th Century, the open plan living accommodation is an example of understated elegance.

Restful shades of taupe and muted grey complement substantial wooden rafters; polished cement floors help keep the interior cool and comfortable sofas effectively designate the living area from the dining /kitchen space. Three individual sets of patio doors looking onto the pool terrace allow plenty of light to enter and further enhance the relaxing environment.

The ground floor twin bedroom incorporates a tasteful en suite shower room and opens directly to the pool terrace. Upstairs, the charming double bedroom is also en suite with a private balcony and vaulted wooden ceiling.

Positioned to take full advantage of the eye-catching scenery, the private pool is ideal for a cooling dip before a languorous siesta under the shade of the ancient olive tree. Sun loungers and outdoor dining space promise lazy days in the sunshine and balmy evenings under the stars.

Perched on a gentle hillside just 2km above Fiscardo with rows of olive trees tumbling down to the cobalt sea and dazzling views across the narrow channel to Ithaca, the hamlet of Tselendata dates back to Venetian times. An unmade track winds down towards Foki Beach (1.6km) where you will find a local taverna and an adjacent olive grove providing lots of natural shade. Other nearby beaches include St Jerusalem and the small but very beautiful Alaties which are each about 6km away.

Encircled by pastel-coloured façades housing lively waterside restaurants, bars and coffee shops, Fiscardo’s bustling port attracts an affluent, international yachting community. In contrast, laid back Maganos (3.5km) is a sleepy, quintessentially Greek village with two local tavernas and mini-markets.

Please note: Due to the wooded environs barbecues are not permitted.
Property licence number: 0458K91000453301

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Great Things to Do Near To Throni

Drive down South

Fiscardo is famous for its pretty pebbly coves and bays, but why not take a day to drive to the south of the island and experience the long 5km long Lourdas Beach, famous Mounda beach, a protected environment for the Caretta-Caretta turtles who hatch their eggs there or splendid sandy Skala beach, miles of coastline begging to be explored!

Antisami - What a Beach!

A great beach used as a backdrop for much of the Captain Corelli movie. Remarkably it has remained little changed over the years, still densely packed with the endemic Kefalonia fir tree.

Wine-Lovers rejoice!

With 8 different wineries to choose from - Kefalonia is an oenologists' delight ( wine conossieurs), spend an afternoon stocking up for the holiday and then decide which ones to take home! compare them with the other famous wineries such as Gentilini and Robola Co-operative!

Argostoli back streets - explore a little...

For retail therapy, the pedestrian Lithostrato offers a wonderful selection of shops offering everything from local produce to stylish leather shoes. Plenty of local cafes for refreshment and the Orthodox church of St. Spiridon and Catholic church always have their doors open. ( Make it Tuesday, Thursday or Fridays in the evenings when all the shops are open!)

Visit Another Island for the Day - Zakynthos

Another island, not so far away from Kefalonia, 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.

Learn to love Lefkas - the white island closeby

Lefkatha means white and the islands' 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.

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.Although 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.

Climb the black mountain: Mount Ainos

More intrepid adventurers can drive to the gates of Mount Ainos national park, and then hike to the peak for a picnic. Despite being the third highest mountain in Greece at 1632 metres, this is an easy climb with a comfortable track and lots of footpaths in good condition thanks to the shepherds who walk with their flocks over the mountain.It takes about three hours to make the ascent, and youre likely to see some of the 20 or so wild horses that roam the countryside here. Keen wildlife spotters will also see raptors such as buzzards and owls, the vast rare Griffon vultures, and various types of falcon.In fact, over 50 per cent of Greek bird species favour this mountaintop, great for bird-spotters or just nature lovers youll also be able to enjoy views over the whole island on clear days

Visit another Island for the day - Ithaca. Ever heard of Homer, the Iliad or the Odyssey ?

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.

Spook yourself out: the Mazarakata 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. Its a remarkably tranquil area, and the ideal place to spend a few hours with a sketchpad imagining the ancient civilisation that created it.

A bit of a mouthful in both senses!

Visit any Zaxaroplastio for a sweet pastry! This complicated word denotes popular pastry shops that have a large array of tiny, sticky, confections, using filo pastry, nuts, honey, figs and raisins, some cakes ooze chocolate - – naughty but nice. There are several on Fiscardo waterfront that also provide the fresh bread for the village - get to know it and maybe try the cheese or spinach pies for breakfast....

Try horse riding

There is an excellent established riding school located in the village of Zervata, 4km south of Sami. A truly wonderful experience, their experienced team offer everything from 1-5 hours trips, to camping overnight with barbecue and campfire. For horse riding enthusiasts, this has to be high up on your list of things to do.

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, its a bit of a hike up to it, but the views are worth it), a beautiful little harbour & bay & some lovely waterfront tavernas serving freshly caught fish. Remember your camera, as this is a very tiny traditional Greek village plenty of Kodak moments!

To the ends of the world?

The Monastery of Kipouria (Moni Kipoureon) on the Paliki peninsula, near Lixouri (15km). 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

Sea kayaking

Discover the beauty of the seascapes around the island on a sea-kayak, with one of the many tours available. Follow the coastline and travel through unique caves and rock formations, past limestone cliffs and remote beaches, whilst enjoying a relaxing glide in the crystal-clear waters

Take a hike!

Around the Erissos Peninsula, an undeveloped nature reserve, with meandering coastal pathways through oak forests, wheat fields and vineyards carpeted with wild strawberries and flowers.

Soak up history hight above at St Georges castle

8km south of Argostoli The Venetian castle of St George sits high on a hillside. Though Byzantines built the bulk of the castle in the 13th century, the earliest traces of the edifice date back to 394 AD when Kefalonia was still part of the Roman Empire and its main purpose was to shelter the villagers from attacks by marauding pirates. Venetians added the finishing touches, giving the castle its clean, elegant lines. Thanks to a recent EU grant that paid for some preservation works, the edifice is safe to explore, so you can meander among the ancient rooms at will. Although there are few display to tell you about the castles history, the panoramic views and the castles beauty make it worth a visit, especially at sunset as the island below turns golden in the fading light

Try the local hooch!

Raki or Tsikoudia is distilled from the stalks and skins of grapes left over from wine pressing. It is drunk widely and you are likely to be offered a thimble-full glass of raki wherever you go. It can contain anything between 35-65% alcohol – you have been warned

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.

Get Reading

Captain Correli 's Mandolin is a carefully written book, fascinating in explaining the complicated politics of the second world war in Greece and far outdoes the film, which did, however, show the true beauty of the island, in particular, Anti-Samos beach where much of the movie was filmed.



Fiscardo 5 mins
Sami 50 mins
Argostoli 75 mins


Foki 5 mins
Dafnoudi 15 mins
Alaties 20 mins
Ai Jerusalem 20 mins


Kefalonia 90 mins
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