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Villa Helios-Relaxing luxury getaway with WiFi!

Bedrooms 2
Space 904 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Self-catering exclusive villa with private swimming pool and BBQ area.

This first floor apartment boasts fantastic views of the sea and will be ideal for not only a romantic break but also family holidays. It is ideally situated 10 mins from the airport but without the noise and also 10mins from Argostoli and Lassi. It is furnished to the high standards that you would expect.

This first floor apartment has an indoor dining area for 6 people and also an alfresco dining area for 6 people on the balcony overlooking the pool. The private pool and BBQ area is shared with the apartment below.

There is an iron/ironing board, washer and dishwasher along with microwave in the villa. We can cater for larger parties up to 18 people, with the Villa below and the adjacent property. Ideal for weddings or family holidays.

Kalligata: Villa Helios is set in the picturesque village of Kalligata. A focal point is Marina's Bar in the centre of Kourkoumalata. There are fruit and olive trees around the area which give a very Ionian feel to the place. Vineyards are everywhere to be seen as you will discover, as this was the home of the Calliga Winery a favorite for the Robola wines. You will see the white church used by locals and visiting holiday makers and also the children's play area near by, ideal for the younger generation. Within the village there is a well stocked supermarket with a small cafe' bar ideal for a game of pool, Wii and internet access should you need contract with the real world! Just 15 minutes walk away is Avithos beach with its views of Zakynthos and Dhias. Here you will find two lovely bar/restaurant for refreshments. The owner of the 'Preview' makes his own wine which he is extremely proud of, you should find a bottle or two in the Villa for sampling. Again there is internet access should you wish to check emails, etc.

Surrounding area: A car is recommended for your stay in Kefalonia but alternatively there is the local English speaking taxi service: Airport - 10 minutes, Argostoli - 15 minutes. Argostoli is the capital of the island and has the most delightful square with many bars and restaurants to choose from. Around the square there are shops for the ladies (and gentlemen) with an eye for a bargain. Occasionally you will share the port with the many cruise liners that are now visiting Argostoli. Lassi - 10 minutes. Here is one of the most fabulous beaches in the area. There are water sports available for the energetic amongst you should you wish to indulge. Night life here is for all ages and is very relaxed. Mrytos Beach - 50 minutes. Views to treasure and well worth the journey. Fiscardo - 65 minutes.

A popular resort at the north of the island. Assos - 60 minutes. A beautiful bay with quaint waters edge restaurants. Agia Efimia - 60 minutes, Scala - 60 minutes.

More Details

Neil and Joanne Hitchen
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Neil and Joanne Hitchen

We were so taken with this wonderful island that we choose to buy this property off plan in 2008. Having our very own little piece of Kef is just what is needed when holidays with the family come around!!

Neil and Joanne Hitchen purchased this villa in 2008

What makes this villa unique

The unique benefit to staying at Villa Helios is the opportunity to rent the apartment below and the villa next door should you be travelling with family or friends. A party of upto 18 can be catered for giving you personal space to enjoy the holiday!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time in Kefalonia !

The villa and its location were just what we all needed after a very busy 'wedding week' in Skala.

Everything was lovely and of a great standard.

Yes I will put a review on the website and will recommend to friends and family.
Jul 2012
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Mazarakata Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 904 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , this is the en suite to the main bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , this is the main bathroom
  • Bathroom 1: Ensuite to the main bedroom. Incudes large full width shower cubical. Bathroom 2: This is accessible from the hall way and again is fully equipped to the highest standards. Also includes large full width shower cubical.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , with en suite and balcony
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , with balcony
  • Bedroom 1: Double bedded room with plenty of built in storage space. Private en-suite with large full width shower. Fully air-conditioned. Safety deposit box fitted. Large private balcony to relax and admire the views to die for of nearby Zakynthos. Bedroom 2: Two single beds again with plenty of built in storage space. Private balcony. Fully air-conditioned. Access to main bathroom again with full width shower accessible from the hall. Lounge: Two double leather sofa beds with access to main bathroom from the hall. Fully air-conditioned.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We have supplied a DVD player and CD player. There is also free 'WiFi'. A mini library is also supplied with a wide ranging selection. Towels and linen are provided and housekeeping service is weekly, should you require a mid week service can be provided if requested. The BBQ area is along side the pool which provides a romantic back drop to the evening when lit with underwater lighting.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Villa Helios-Relaxing luxury getaway with WiFi!
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa. Shared pool is with property below but it was never an issue. Well equipped villa with wifi and aircon and all the cooking and cleaning utensils provided.

15 mins drive from the airport. Avithos beach was an easy 15 min walk down the hill.

Nice restaurants within walking distance including the Marina Snack Bar where Caitlin was fantastic.

Plenty of places within easy driving distance (a car is essential).

Fantastic place, fantastic location and fantastic island.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great stay at Villa Helios

  • 5 of 5

Lovely accommodation in a well situated location only 15 minutes drive from the airport and in walking distance of the beach. There was a beautiful view of the Ionian Sea which we thoroughly enjoyed whilst eating & relaxing on the balcony.

The Villa was clean, comfortable and well equipped.

Joanne & Neil were very helpful & quick to respond providing us with an excellent booking experience. We would happily recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing base for their holiday in the lovely Island of Kefalonia.

For anyone wanting to dive in Kefalonia visit Pirates Diving in Lassi. George & Eva are really friendly & helpful - my son & his girlfriend had a fantastic time with them.

All in all a wonderful week. Many thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great holiday destination

  • 5 of 5

Lovely villa in a peaceful rural setting. The villa was comfortable and well appointed, it was clean and well maintained and the property managers were helpful and accessible. The location is fabulous with breathtaking views. We found all the locals friendly and charming, great local beaches and bars and restaurants. The pool area was a good size with plenty of sun loungers to accomodate both villas. All communication with the owners was easy and all the information supplied very helpful.

Would highly recommend it and would use it again.

My only request to the owners would be new and larger bathroom towels, but certainly not a deal breaker!

A beautiful Island and well worth a visit!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic villa, wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

Villa Helios was perfect. The view every morning was breathtaking. The villa is in a great location, really quiet and peaceful. The property was super clean with every possible facility we could need. The pool was lovely and clean and maintained every two days. The property managers on the island were so helpful, even giving us a lift to the airport to pick up a hire car. A car was fairly essential if you want to see the rest of the island but we did without one for a couple of days and explored locally where there are some lovely beaches and tavernas.

The rest of the island is totally stunning and well worth exploring from north to south.

We booked our holiday fairly last minute as had our previous accomodation was cancelled at last minute. Owner Joanne couldnt have been more helpful. She phoned us up when we contacted her and then emailed all the directions and info, all of which was spot on. Thank you so much. We had an amazing holiday and hope to come back very soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Villa Helios!! Thank you for the lovely review, much appreciated!!
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Perfect! Week 5th Sept - 12th 2010.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and my 2 year old daughter hired Villa Helios for a week at the beginning of September.

My Aunt & Uncle occupied the villa below so ideal for close family to stay near one another.

The Villa was excellently equipped and maintained and the pool was fabulous.

Owners very helpful, friendly and welcoming. The manager like wise.

Absolutely no complaint!

Only item which would've made our holiday a little more relaxing was a stair gate. But that's no reflection on the Villa or our stay here. It was Our choice to hire a first floor villa with a 2 year old! But It was amazing!

Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa Helios - Excellent - Fantastic!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We have been for the first time in Kefalonia: It has been great! Villa Helios is situated in one of the most nicest location , close to many nice beaches and near to Argostoli and Lassi. The villa was fully equipped, especially in the ktchen.

We hope to be back very soon

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2010
  • Stayed: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Preview, Avithos Beach
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Villa Helios has a view to cherish, it over looks olive groves and many private vineyards along with a typical greek small holding. The sea can be seen from the balcony. The quiet relaxed village of Kaligata is situated in the south of the Island in the beautiful area of Avithos. Almost everything you require will be found in this region. Whether it's Avithos beach which can be reached within 5 minutes by car or for the more athletic a brisk 15 minute walk. The picturesque village of Kourkoumelata is well worth a visit with it's pastel coloured properties and manicured gardens. To the north of the villa you can admire the natural beauty of Mount Ainos rising into the blue cloudless skies.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices shown are for payment direct to the owner.
Should you wish to pay through HomeAway please add £15 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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