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“Beauty charm peace and tranquility”
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23 reviews
Front View of Villa Kouvarata
View from Olive Tree with Hammock
View from Villa with Barbecue area
Outside area
Outwards view from Villa
Toilet and Shower
Bathroom basin and mirror
Double Bedroom
Door leading onto the open grass
Lounge area with sleeper couch
Kitchen Area
TV in Living area
Barbecue area with View
View from Grass
Top View of the Villa from parking area
Parking area from top of Villa
Stunning Kurvulia Beach 10min drive from the Villa
Sunrise over the island of Ithaki
Local Beach Poly Bay 5min drive with canteen and sunbeds.
Local Church just 2min walk from the Villa
Blue waters you will see from a hired boat trip.
Afalus Bay just accross the Villa
Sotiros Church in the square of Stavros Village 5min walk from the Villa
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Villa -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Ithaca, Ionian Islands

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Very good - based on 23 reviews
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Carole S
Stone, Staffordshire
2 reviews
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“Beauty charm peace and tranquility”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Its really difficult to find a form of words to accurately describe just how amazing our experience was on this holiday. Everything written in the previous two reviews is totally accurate.
We had the usual concerns and reservations I guess a lot of people may have on accessibility and travel to this beautiful island with no direct flights ferry transfer etc but all I can say now is it is seamless and Melanie makes sure it is whatever happens.
Our plane was 2 hours late hence we missed the ferry from Sami. One panicky phone call to Melanie and within minutes we were booked on a beautiful small boat "The Albatross" and transported in luxury across the water with great hospitality and free beer and wine offered by Mark, the host.
Melanie picked us up from the port and 20 mins later we were in heaven.
Stavros is the most wonderful traditional Greek village you could imagine with beautiful square and magnificent church. The locals are the friendliest I have encountered anywhere in the world and shops and restaurants are excellent .
I travelled with wife and teenage daughter and both were equally charmed.
The house is traditional modern stone build construction and interestingly the stones used were from Melanie grandfathers house that was destroyed in the mid 20th century earthquake.
The decor is contemporary minimalist in design and extremely tasteful.
The garden and views across the green olive groves towards the sea are spectacular as are the sunsets.
We also hired a scooter which was fun and my wife and daughter also had beauty treatments with Melanie which were described as "amazing!" My daughter was so relaxed she fell asleep during a facial :)
Nothing was too much trouble and Melanie and her husband Vasili were wonderful hosts organising everything we wanted from beginning to end.
This is the first holiday the three of us genuinely did not want to end and we booked the first available opportunity we could to go back which is in 6 weeks time and counting down the days!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 31 March 2014 for a stay in August 2012

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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NLG L
London
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“A Privilege to stay in this most beautiful place...”
Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in August 2013

From the moment we decided upon Ithaca and got in touch with Melanie we knew we were heading somewhere very special. Everything was explained to us in lovely emails and our journey from the UK to this beautiful house was made so easy and exciting.

The island is incredibly beautiful, relaxing, full of charm, character and life. The locals are so friendly and make your stay so memorable! I recommend hiring a boat from Lucky down at the local beach for a stay at sea exploring the hidden beaches and a blissful spa treatment from Melanie.

The house itself is perfect. Beautifully made from stone with high ceilings, it's cool and airy with the most incredible patio with hammock, BBQ, furniture and a view you can't stop looking at. The bed is comfy and the kitchen is fab for nights in cooking local snacks. You definitely need transport to see the island and get to and from the beach, we hired scooters which was the best way for us and so much fun.

I can't speak highly enough of this very special gem, Melanie, the people, the house and the island, if you're looking for a perfect piece of Greek paradise you really don't need to look any further! We feel very lucky to have found it.

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Maeva A
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
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Cosenza, Italy
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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