Villa Kefalonia

Greece | Europe: Mediterranean

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Owned by the same family since the 17th century, this small historic estate on the island of Kefalonia, Greece, offers an elegant manor house for rent to discerning travelers. The estate turned eco-retreat takes its guests back in time. It blends the ongoing agricultural activity with regional tradition and culture, while combining the authenticity of the past with the art of good living.

The painstakingly restored estate consists of the 19th-century stone olive mill and its old oil press room, Villa Kefalonia, an elegant manor-style house and the lovely old cottage surrounded by an orchard of biologically grown fruit trees.

Special care is taken in order to preserve the natural surroundings. The area around the olive mill has been planted with indigenous trees, flower bushes and shrubs of the Greek flora. These, together with the existing ancestral olive trees and Italian cypresses, form a pleasant Mediterranean landscape.

The present owners, with an obsession for detail, have turned this idyllic spot into a refined holiday retreat, for visitors who are seeking a hideaway full of romance, calm, unspoilt natural surroundings as well as elegant and relaxed accommodation.

From 800 - 1,600€ per night (May to October), other months available upon request
Minimum stay is 7 nights (from Saturday to Saturday).

The above peak season rate includes our staff of two: a maid and a professional lady cook 6 days a week plus washing and ironing of Guests’ clothes twice a week.

The cook prepares breakfast, eventually snacks and also prepares and serves 1 main meal per day, 6 days a week of which up to 4 meals can be dinners.


The estate and villa is located 12 km from Kefalonia's capital, Argostoli, 2 km from the Castello di San Giorgio and 900 meters from the Ionian Sea.


Villa Kefalonia provides accommodation for up to 8-10 guests. This exceptional villa with its terracotta roof made out of old tiles and decorated with top-quality fittings and collector's items offers a panoramic vista of an undulating valley of olive groves and to the clear blue Ionian Sea.

The villa has a private Tuscan-style swimming pool extending from its terrace into the beautiful garden.

The villa is fully air-conditioned, includes satellite TV, DVD player, hi-fi system with CD player, Internet connection, dishwasher, microwave oven, washing machine and tumble dryer. On weekdays, Villa Kefalonia provides maid service.

Ground Floor:

  • Twin bedroom (convertible into double bed) with en-suite bathroom and direct access to the terrace and pool
  • Queen-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom
  • Additional guest bathroom, complete with shower
  • large living/dining room (50 sqm) leading to a shaded open-air dining area, large kitchen

First Floor:

  • Master bedroom with king-size bed and a balcony offering panoramic views
  • Twin bedroom (convertible into double bed) with smaller balcony
  • Bathroom with mosaic shower

Lower Ground Floor: (with its own entrance)

  • Twin bedroom (convertible into double bed) with en-suite bathroom
  • Small outdoor sitting area

Total surface area of the villa (living surface): 258 sqm
Total area of the villa plot (including garden & pool): 1,200 sqm


Villa Kefalonia provides an in-house private chef who will prepare the meals using fresh local produce and top-quality ingredients.

Upon arrival, guests are given a menu with a wide range of dishes (including kids’ menu) from which they will choose their meals.

Having a private chef means guests do not have to worry about the shopping, cooking and most definitely not about the clearing up!


Being one of Greece's largest islands, Cephalonia offers visitors plenty of opportunities to sight-see and explore.

Upon arrival, guests will receive a folder with tips on excursions, must-see sights, restaurants and more. The local concierge service is on hand to offer advice and make arrangements for anything guests may need.

Car rentals

  • Enjoy unforgettable day trips to beautiful beaches or to one of the many small villages (each with its own unique history and character) the island has to offer.

Wine tasting

  • Visit Cephalonian vineyards and taste the finest local wines. Grape cultivation for wine on the island is approximately 3,500 years old!

Boat chartering

  • There are plenty of small idyllic coves with sandy beaches that can only be accessed by boat.

In addition to the above, we can arrange for guests to enjoy various other activities such as hiking, water skiing, jet skiing, kayaking, snorkelling and in-house massages.


Yacht chartering

  • Rent out the Fountaine Pajot Catamaran* with 4 double cabins and explore islands like Cephalonia, Kythira and Zakynthos.​


  • Plan your dream wedding at a one-of-kind destination!
  • The Migliaressis Estate and its luxury villa is a lovely setting for an exclusive wedding party and honeymoon getaway. The entire property, including the beautifully illuminated historic Olive Mill with its spacious terrace and 18th century threshing floor, is available for hosting a wedding reception or any other celebration.

Yoga & Massage

  • Yoga: Achieve a Zen state of mind with a morning or afternoon yoga class on the lovely terrace in front of the old Olive Mill, surrounded by inspiring panoramas.
  • Massage: Enjoy one of our massage therapies among the property's ancestral olive trees and striking cypresses.

Best Time to Travel:

April to October, but it can be very hot in July and August. During the winter months the weather conditions are perfect for outdoor activities like golf, walking and bicycle rides.

How to Get There

By car and ferry:

Coming from Athens, take the highway to Patras. When in Patras, go to the port and take the ferry to Kefalonia (port of Sami). From Sami drive to the village of Peratata (approx. 25 km). From the village of Peratata it is another 3 km drive to the village of Poriarata, where the estate is located.

By air:

From Athens Airport to the Airport of Kefalonia. It is strongly recommended to rent a car at the airport of Kefalonia, then drive to village Peratata and subsequently to village Poriarata. There are also charter flights from a few European airports (e.g. London) to Kefalonia.




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