Special Offer

Special offer rate of £17237 rate for 14 night stay from 29/6/24 - 13/7/24 (please note offer applies only to stay of 14 nights during this period)

Special Offer

29th Jun 2024 to 13th Jul 2024 - £9,945 £8,618 per Week


Villa Lysia is a unique FULLY CATERED 4 bedroom villa with the option to rent an additional room for larger groups, offering a gourmet vacation with meals provided by an outstanding in-house chef during mid and high seasons. The villa is located on the wonderful island of Kefalonia, part of the Ionian islands, Greece.

Close to the island’s capital, lies a vast olive tree estate, renowned for its restored ancient Olive Mill. Within this estate but on a separate plot of land, the owners have built Villa Lysia, a secluded and beautifully furnished property that strikes the perfect balance between traditional style and modern comfort. In the style of a Cephalonian manor house, with a fabulously restored stone olive press nearby, a private garden and a Tuscan-style pool, this villa will totally charm guests. 

Villa Lysia is located close to the island’s capital, Argostoli, amongst an enchanting olive grove, which forms part of a grand country estate. The present owners have, with enormous love and attention to detail, transformed this unique property into an idyllic, secluded retreat with unspoiled natural surroundings.

Trapezaki beach is just 1.5 km away and has a delicious tavern. Various other beautiful sandy beaches can be found further along the coast. The surrounding villages of Poriarata, Mousata and Peratata have local shops and mini-markets for the essentials. Distance from the airport is 10km.

Guests staying at Villa Lysia can enjoy the services of the fabulous in-house chef, included also in mid to high season rate. The chef prepares breakfast, snacks and prepares and serves one main meal per day (6 days a week). Upon arrival you will be presented with a menu from which you can choose your meals.

With 4 bedrooms in the main villa, there is an option to rent the fifth bedroom to accommodate an extra 2 guests for an additional fee week, allowing up to 10 people in total.


  • The villa provides accommodation for 8-10 guests:
  • 1 queen-size bedroom
  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 2 twin bedrooms
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities
  • An additional en suite twin bedroom on the lower ground floor - this can be rented for £1050 per week
  • A Tuscan-style swimming pool set slightly below the main terrace.
  • Total surface area of the villa: 258m2 

Ground Floor:

  • Large drawing room/dining area leading onto a spacious terrace with shaded dining and lounging areas.
  • Fully equipped country-style kitchen adjacent to the indoor dining space.
  • Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom and direct access to terrace and pool
  • Double bedroom with en-suite

 First Floor:

  • Master bedroom with king-size bed and a large private balcony offering panoramic views of the property
  • Twin bedroom with smaller balcony
  • Bathroom with mosaic shower

Lower Ground Floor (with its own entrance):

  • Twin bedroom with en suite bathroom
  • Small sitting area


  • Tuscan-style swimming pool (13m x 5m)
  • Portable BBQ (operated exclusively by the chef)
  • Air conditioning available throughout the villa (and heating)
  • Wi Fi/ADSL Internet
  • 3 Plasma TVs and DVD player
  • Hi-Fi System with radio, CD player & iPod/iPhone dock
  • Hairdryer
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, coffee machine
  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 safes for storing valuables
  • One set of airport transfers included in July & August
  • Helicopter landing

Chef Service

A Fabulous in-house chef service is included in the price of the villa from 15th June - 20th September. Outside this period the chef services are still available for an extra charge - please ask for details.

  • The chef prepares breakfast and snacks and also prepares/serves one main meal per day (6 days a week)
  • Guests will need to pay for their groceries - receipts will be  brought to guests by the chef.
  • Guests will have the opportunity to dine at the old Olive Mill premises once during their stay.
  • Additional fee of €250 per week is paid upon arrival to the chef to cover the her 'out of house hours' (shopping, car fuel and extra hours)

Maid Service

  • Full-time maid service. There is additional maid service in the afternoon during July and August.
  • Linen and Towels are changed twice per week.
  • Personal laundry (up to twice a week which is included in the rate at peak season)
  • Team of gardeners once per week.

Local area and Car Hire

Kefalonia, one of the largest Greek islands in the Ionian Sea, is an extremely sought after summer destination for travellers across the globe. A plethora of sandy beaches with crystal clear waters and mountainous landscapes covered with luscious pine and cypress forests are only some of the many reasons for this.

Despite the villa's prime location and close proximity to restaurants, beaches, mini-markets, it is highly advised to rent a car. The villa owners work closely with the most reliable car rental company on the island and can have rental cars delivered to the villa. Guests are strongly advised to take advantage of this opportunity as they will have exclusive access to cheaper prices. Guests are required to request car rental in advance of their arrival. Please speak to a member of the Premier Villas team who can arrange this for you.

Kefalonia is one of the largest Greek islands and it is a pity not to explore its undulating grandeur and beautiful scenery.

Unique features:

Upon arrival at the villa, guests will receive a complimentary welcome hamper containing wine and local products.  Guests will also be presented with a folder which contains useful information and tips on beaches, restaurants, excursions, sight-seeing, etc.

Furthermore, guests will be presented with a menu from which they will choose their meals. From June to September extras and concierge services include: cooking lessons, car and motorbike rentals, boat (skippered motor & sailing) and helicopter hiring, yacht chartering, extra personnel, in- house massage, etc. Please note advanced notice is required for some of the above activities.

Local wines from well-known wineries can be bought for guests at competitive prices. A visit can be arranged for guests to the ancestral award-winning Haritatos winery (the only old one to have survived) and the sampling of its excellent wines.


An article appeared in Country Life (winter edition 2016/17) written by journalist, Harry Mount, who stayed at Villa Lysia. He wrote : '... Our villa - in an ancient olive grove near the island's sheltered southern coast - was on a lush lip of land between the sea and the mountains.On my morning run I bumped into a rural Greece untouched by the crisis of the past eight years and nearly unchanged in several millennia ...'.

Why this property ?
'This 4-5 bedroom villa & pool on the beautiful island of Cephalonia lies within a wider historic Estate featuring a lovingly restored, impressive 18th c. olive mill (presently private museum) & a threshing floor. Thus it is a place with heritage, includes an amazing Chef, and is also offers a private small skippered yacht for day trips in the Ionian Sea at an extra fee.'



Please note

All prices are per week for the villa only. Villas are booked from 16.00pm on your arrival day to 10:00am on your departure day. Please note that availability shown is subject to confirmation - please call our reservations team.

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