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ASKETHROS - Let the soul dangle ;-) in a stylish, cozy atmosphere

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,097 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful holiday home in the animal reserve - in natural, peaceful surroundings



Our holiday house Askethosos is located in Kefalos. Kefalos is a small village, built on a mountain, on the southwest side of the island of Kos, which is a part a of the archipelago of the Dodecanese and is located in the Greek Aegean. The houses in Kefalos are arranged close to each other. The tightly streets were once intended only for the people and their donkeys. In ancient times, it was the first capital of the island. Today the village has about 3000 inhabitants.

On a 9500 m² plot, located in the wildlife reserve of Kefalos, are two identical cottages - Villa Askethros and Villa Platanos. We, the owners, are living here as well.

Villa Askethros is located at 105 meters above sea level. You have a fantastic view to the Aegean Sea and our neighboring islands. The traditional village Kefalos, whose center is 2 km away, is located at the same level.

On the narrow road Kefalos - direction fishing port Limnionas, you will find, in a tranquil location apart from the mass tourism, the comfortable holiday house.

You are surrounded by unspoilt nature, perfect for nice walks and cycle trips. Between the road and the houses is a small olive grove, with 30 still young trees, planted.

Directly opposite the house is a newly built mill, which was set up as a cafe. Here you can enjoy your cup of tea.

Quickly you will reach the broad and sandy beaches. Touristy they are not very strong developed. Here, in the neighborhood of Kefalos, you will find the most beautiful beaches on the island. On some beaches are water sports available - windsurfing, kiteboarding, catamaran sailing and much more. Almost deserted beaches you can find as well.

Become a part of the life of our traditional village Kefalos. Feel the hospitality of the local people and enjoy it, to get a glimpse into the life of the Greeks.

Or linger in the tourist parts, called Kamari and Kampos, which are located directly at the sea. These parts are also in a distance of 2 km to the holiday house. You will find here many restaurants, taverns, bars, tourist shops, supermarkets and travel agents, that offer daily tours and boat trips.

Villa Askethros as a starting point makes it easy to explore the whole island.


Our villa Askethros was completed in 2009 and has a space of 102 m².

From a beautiful entrance-terrace you will enter the house.

The ground floor has a small guest bathroom with a shower. The washing machine is accommodated there as well.

The living area consists of a spacious living room with a dining area and an open, fully equipped kitchen.

The terrace (27 m²) is accessible from the living room and also from the kitchen. On the covered part of the porch (in front of the kitchen), you will find another dining area. The larger area of the terrace is in front of the living room - for relaxing.

A beautiful wooden staircase leads from the hallway, up to the upper floor.

Here is the bathroom, as well as the two bedrooms, which are equipped each with its own, spacious balcony (about 9 m²).

From the balconies you have a beautiful view to the deep blue sea, the nearby village and the bizarre countryside, which is typical of our island.


The cottage is fully equipped. Here you will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

It is easy to reduce the cost of your holiday.

The airlines are offering cheaper flights if you are traveling just with carry-on luggage. In our houses everything is available, you need for a pleasant stay - also a washing machine. May be sufficient to travel only with carry-on luggage.

If you are staying in one of our holiday homes, we recommend renting a car.

More Details

Chrysostomos R.
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, greek
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

About Chrysostomos R.


we would like to introduce ourselves. We, the landlords, are called Bettina and Chrysostomos and we are a German-Greek couple.

Why Chrysostomos R. chose Iraklidis

We particularly love our property, in the animal protection area of Kefalos.

Before we came here, we lived 8 years in the center of the village. At that time 3/4 of our land were grain fields. First we built our house and then we started building the holiday houses in 2007. Chrysostomos has turned the property, during this time, into a beautiful Greek garden.

We love it at home. The crickets are chirping and the birds are singing. It's so peaceful. The village is not far away and we have a beautiful view to the Aegean Sea and our neighboring islands.

What makes this house unique

Make your holiday comfortable in the stylish, cozy ambience of our holiday home. Enjoy the wide of the countryside and the sea. Enjoy the beautiful light, that we have here in Greece.

You are away from the tourist traps, but you have all the amenities in this area. The shops in the village, our beautiful sandy beaches, as well as many restaurants, can be reached in just a few minutes.

We are sure, you will like our place!


Iraklidis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1097 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 double
    - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
The house is fully equipped. Here you will find everything you need for a relaxing holiday. For small children younger than 10 years the house is unfortunately not suitable.


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ASKETHROS - Let the soul dangle ;-) in a stylish, cozy atmosphere
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Heaven on earth

  • 5 of 5

Unforgettable experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Feyruz, thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again. Best wishes, Bettina and Maki
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Askethros is a perfect holiday villa. It is beautifully situated in a very quiet area. If you want to stay in and cook, everything you need is supplied but we like to eat out and it is about 25 minutes walk into the village- a nice way to pass a bit time and work up an appetite.

Bettina must be the most helpful host we have ever come across on our many villa stays, nothing is too much trouble for her and Maki.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Christine, hello George, I want to say ´thousand thanks´ for your good review. Maybe we will you see again. Hopefully. You are always very welcome to spend another holiday here with us. We wish you a nice and sunny summer in England and we hope, you won´t forget your holiday here in Kefalos All the best to both of you, warm regards from Bettina & Maki
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Erholung pur...

  • 5 of 5

Liebe Bettina, lieber Maki,

herzlichen Dank für die tollen zwei Wochen in euren Haus.

Es ist alles wie beschrieben, und was man gar nicht genug hervorheben kann ist die herrliche Ruhe in dieser Ecke von Kos.

Danke auch für die vielen Tipps und Empfehlungen und ganz besonders für die immer schönen Unterhaltungen mit euch.

Zum Haus und Lage noch ein paar Anmerkungen:

Ein Mietwagen ist unserer Meinung nach Pflicht, da man wirklich "auf dem Land" ist und die nächsten Ausflugsziele wie Tavernen, Strand usw. mindestens 20 Fuß-Minuten weit weg sind. Öffentliche Transportmittel zum Haus gibt es nicht.

Super fanden wir dass man morgens auf der Terrasse den Sonnenaufgang sehen kann und am Abend in kurzer Entfernung auf der anderen Seite den Sonnenuntergang bewundern kann.

Wer sich abseits touristischer Pfade wohl fühlt, mit zirpenden Grillen, Schafen, Ziegen, Hühnern und Hunden in der näheren Umgebung kein Problem hat, der ist hier super aufgehoben.

Das Häuschen bietet genug Platz für eine Familie und ist für Selbstversorger sehr gut ausgestattet.

Wenn wir nochmal nach Kos kommen, werden wir hier wieder wohnen wollen.

Euch alles Gute, ein herzliches Danke und allen anderen viel Spaß bei Bettina und Maki.

Angela und Michael

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Liebe Angela, lieber Michael, wir bedanken uns recht herzlich für Eure so nette und ausführliche Bewertung. Auch wir wünschen Euch alles Gute und würden uns sehr freuen, wenn Ihr irgendwann einmal wieder unsere Gäste sein werdet. Herzliche Grüße von Bettina & Maki
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Sehr gepflegtes zu Hause in einer wunderschönen Umgebung und einer tollen Vermieterin

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns überaus wohl gefühlt, in einem wunderbar sauberen und gepflegten Haus mit einer Traumaussicht mitten in der Natur. Es fehlte an nichts! Die Vermieterin und ihr Mann zudem sehr zuvorkommend und einfach zum Liebhaben wie auch ihre beiden süßen kleinen lieben Hunde, wo wir uns schon immer beim Frühstück auf deren Besuch freuten ( wenn man Hunde jedoch nicht mag, lässt man einfach das Terrassentor zu ). Man schaut direkt von den Balkonen bzw. der Terrasse auf die schöne Windmühle und die Bucht von Kefalos. Der Garten ist liebevoll mit sämtlichen Blumen und Sträuchern angelegt sowie ein wundervoller großer Wachholderbaum mit einer Schaukel und einer weiteren Sitzmöglichkeit im Schatten. Das Haus beinhaltete alles, was man an Inventar oder Utensilien braucht. Wirklich top. Wir werden wiederkommen und danken für die tolle Zeit !

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Sehr schön!

  • 5 of 5

Ein wunderschönes Ferienhaus in Kefalos. Im Dorf findet man nette Tavernen mit sehr leckerem Essen zu günstigen Preisen. Mit dem Auto ist alles sehr gut erreichbar. Nächster Strand, Restaurants und Bars 5 min, Kos Stadt ca. 45 min. Zum Flughafen fuhren wir 15 min.

Das Haus bietet alles was man sich wünscht und noch ein wenig mehr. Es ist sehr liebevoll eingerichtet und Bettina und Chrysostomos sind die perfekten Vermieter.

Wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Das perfekte Haus auf einer schönen Insel

  • 5 of 5

Wir, ein Seniorenehepaar, haben unseren Urlaub diesmal mit unseren Kindern in dem wunderbaren Ferienhaus verbracht. Schon seit einigen Jahren erholen wir uns in diesem tollen Haus und es wird immer schöner. Es ist erstklassig gelegen und sehr sauber. Die Umgebung ist ruhig, aber man erreicht von dort aus alles schnell. Es ist wie beschrieben, für uns ist es perfekt. Weiter so, wir kommen im nächsten Jahr wieder.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lieber Karl-Heinz, wir freuen uns schon auf Euch. Bis zu nächsten Jahr - es dauert ja gar nicht mehr lange. Viele Grüße auch an Deine Familie, alles Gute von Maki & Bettina
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Nearest Airport
17 Kilometres
Kos (Hippocrates)
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
In the center of the village or Kamari / Kampos
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Kos Town
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Limnionas fish tavern (with beautiful bay)
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Quote a tenant:

If you are looking for vacations peaceful and relaxing, apart from mass tourism, this is the right place.

The house is very well equipped, comfortably furnished and very clean. The landlords are on site and always helpful. Shops and beautiful beaches can be reached on short distances.

Better we could not say it :-)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.