The Space The Estate exudes nobility from both the Lygourian style 2,5 acre garden but also from the special traditional stone Villa situated within. In southern Paliki, west of the Lixouri city and between two famous beaches, Xi beach with the red sand and Laggadakia with its white pebbles, lies the Traditional Stone Villa Ydria built according to traditional Venetian Genoese architecture, influenced by people who lived in Cephalonia early in the last century.
The Villa is decorated with the coat of arms of its owners with related references to be found in books about Genoese nobles. Additionally, the Villa was entirely monitored architecturally by a Venetian Artist. The building has two levels. The Villa’s main entrance on the ground floor leads to the kitchen and the living room with an open plan dining area. The living room connects to the dining room and kitchen with its breakfast area. The dining room has a sliding door leading directly to the pool (21 m * 7 m) and garden with a stone dining area consisting of a wooden table, two sitting benches (one is monasterial style) and chairs.
One bedroom is located on the ground floor as well as one lavatory (WC) designed specifically to accommodate people with special needs / disabilities.
Of special interest in the living room is the fireplace made of carved, stone blocks. The internal staircase leads to the first level and the 2nd bedroom. The architectural designed lightning system, adds to create a soft and cosy atmosphere, especially in the evenings. The top level bedroom leads to a an outdoor stone terrace where one can sit and enjoy beautiful views of the Ionian sea, the pool below and the surrounding natural landscapes and garden where orange, lemon, apricot and of course, olive trees are in abundance. If you are not a fan of cooking, you can pass on the beautiful antique style kitchen, and use the outdoor barbeque as an alternative for romantic dinners under the stars.
-The living and dining room (for 6 people): Fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances and a breakfast area accommodating up to 8 people - tableware, cookware, kettle, toaster, coffee machine,
-Washing machine: Iron and ironing board,
-Two double bedrooms: One bathroom,
-Baby equipment (including: one detachable cradle, playpen, dining seat, walker-stroller etc.),
-Traditional and comfortable furniture,
-Outside wooden table with chairs, a monasterial style bench and extra chairs (up to 12),
-Outdoor pergola (shaded) with garden sofas and comfortable chairs,
-First floor (balcony) outdoor seating area with table and chairs,
-Private pool with sunbeds,
-Built-in BBQ area,
-Satellite TV, Free Internet, WI-FI, media player including a video library of 50 film titles, an indoor 50 inch TV, and an outdoor 50-inch mini cinema, fully air conditioned,
-Large garden with fence for complete privacy,
-Dedicated parking space,
-Unlimited mountain and sea view.
The Villas is located 4 km from the organised famous Xi beach where one can find water sports, games rings, get jet-ski rides etc. The Xi beach is famous for its unique red colour sand but also for its services offered to adults and children, sports and food facilities. The Xi beach boasts clear waters and a beach particularly accessible to children. The Caretta - Caretta turtle is a frequent visitor on the Xi beach, which due to its width, allows the turtles to lay their eggs.
For those on the lookout for something different, we propose the Laggadakia beach (pebble) situated only 2 Km from the Villa. The beach can be reached both by car and by foot, through a magnificent hiking route of varied and unique landscape. Changes in the landscape, rocky coasts, small and large beaches can be found to suit any taste. The clear, clean waters invite you to take a dip. The area is ideal for fishing and in particular for eels, groupers, snappers and lobster. Don’t forget the fishing equipment for the challenges are many.
For those who love diving, an electronic fishing (“e-fishing”) navigator for the area can be provided. The navigator displays fishing spots on the map based on the local people’s knowledge as well as information on appropriate diving and fishing sites in nearby areas. The Villas tenants can through the application easily locate diving and fishing information in map or list format. New entry points are possible to be made by the tenants or manager, in the application allowing its constant updating and this has created a very accurate electronic database on fishing and diving spots in the area.
There are many taverns around the Villa as well as the cosmopolitan city of Lixouri with restaurants and bars, distancing only 10 minutes by car. The Ydria Villa is located in an ideal spot allowing you to explore the island, hidden away in a small green oasis. Ideal for honeymoon vacations, for friends, families with children or those who wish to spend some time away from stress, the Villa is among the most characteristic on the island.
With a unique style artistic, traditional, stone architecture and a very special and cared for landscape, offers you the opportunity to experience a very special holiday.
The following quote is known to originate from the surrounding area related to the natural beauties of the sea in the Cephalonia region “Fire! Run naked to the sea!”
Note: The villa can accommodate up to 4 persons. One or two additional persons can be accommodated on sofa-beds.
Additional services with extra charge: personal cook for the evening meal in the barbecue
Interaction with GuestsElena and Vangelis will help the guests with any request they might have during their stay. Getting AroundThe Villa has private parking space.