Elia Beach Villa

Ithaca , Greece

Part of the Simply Simpson collection

The simple things in life often give the greatest pleasure and we believe our Simply Simpson Collection offers the chance to experience a more authentic taste of local living in some of the most idyllic locations in the Mediterranean. Take time to discover our comfortable, no-frills accommodation and join us on the road less travelled.
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  • Beautiful views to Kefalonia
  • West facing terrace
  • Private path 2-minute stroll to the beach
  • 5-minute drive to Stavros village

One of three terracotta-coloured villas overlooking Polis Bay, Elia Beach Villa enjoys magical views across to Kefalonia and the private west-facing terrace is a wonderful spot to sit and watch the local fishing boats head out in the early evening. The sunsets here are spectacular and there’s a barbecue when you’re inspired to cook the catch of the day while you enjoy the sundowner of your choice. When you’re in need of a refreshing dip, a two-minute stroll will take you down to the beach where sunbeds and shades are available for hire and you’ll find a simple kantina serving delicious food and drinks throughout the day.

The accommodation feels spacious and comfortable, with two en-suite bedrooms (a double and a twin) and though Elia Beach Villa is one of a collection of three villas overlooking the bay, it enjoys a good degree of privacy with everything needed for a relaxing break on this idyllic island. The traditional village of Stavros on the hill is a 5-minute drive or 25-minute walk away - perfect for everyday essentials and a small selection of tavernas. Charming Frikes by the water is a further 10-minute drive and offers a wider variety of dining options. Self-drive boat hire is readily available for exploring the island from the sea and back on terra firma our Local Concierge can advise on guided walks and art workshops which can be arranged on request.

Elia Beach Villa shares a driveway with Lemonia Beach Villa and Rhodia Beach Villa. The three houses are independent and perfectly suited to private bookings but collectively, they also work well for multi-generational gatherings or groups of friends travelling together.

Looking for 10 nights..? Why not add a 3-night stay in a boutique hotel in Kefalonia to your villa holiday. To find out more, view our 10-night holidays in Greece.


  • 2-bedroom villa (sleeps 2- 4)

Single storey

  • Open plan living/dining/kitchen area with TV/DVD player (English-speaking news channels)
  • Kitchen includes hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Double bedroom (160cm x 200cm bed) with en-suite shower room, French windows to terrace
  • Twin bedroom (100cm x 200cm beds) with en-suite shower room, French windows to terrace


  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel beach towels
  • Charcoal barbecue
  • Shared driveway


  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and checking emails. We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes, due to factors beyond our control, reliability can be affected.

National tourist licence (EOT): 0457K91000426001


  • Kefalonia airport to Sami port by private taxi or minibus 50min
  • Waiting time at Sami port is usually short at the port café
  • Sami port to Ithaca (Pisaetos) by sea taxi or ferry and depending on the mode of transport the journey will take 40-50 minutes


  • Beach 2min walk down private path from the villa
  • Kantina 2min walk (Beach)
  • Stavros village (shops/bakery/butcher/ATM/chemist) 5min drive or 25min walk uphill 
  • Frikes 10min drive
  • Kioni 20min drive
  • Vathy 30min drive
  • Piso Aetos port 30min drive

Car hire

Car options

Based on the number of people travelling, the following hire car(s) are included in the package price of your holiday:

  • 2-3 guests – 1 Group B, Nissan Micra or similar*
  • 4 guests – 1 Group C, Citroen C3 or similar*

* All our cars include full comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. Please note that damage to the undercarriage, wing mirrors, windscreen and tyres is not covered by insurance.

Car specification

Group B – 1.1 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.

Group D – Automatic Nissan Micra or similar, 1.1 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*

Group E – Daihatsu Terios 4x4 Hard Top or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large and 2 medium suitcases*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

As usual our holiday was well managed by Simpson Travel, everything was well timed and made the journey to and from villa stress free. The villa itself was clean and the minor problems were sorted quickly and efficiently by the wonderful rep Judith, who always goes above and beyond to ensure your holiday goes smoothly!

Mrs Elizabeth Wilson, September 2023

Peaceful, beautiful, lovely, relaxed and people who are so friendly and help you carry your shopping to the car at the local supermarket. Polis Beach is perfect and so nice to have such a short walk from the villa – ideal for teenagers who want to do their own thing and work to their own timetable. Villa has fantastic views and so calming to wake up in the morning and hear the sheep bleating and the birds singing whilst the water laps gently on the pebbles. Would recommend a trip to Exogi for dinner – great homecooked food by the owner and the most fantastic views of the cliffs. We have loved our stay and we will be back. Thank you to Judith for all her help with rearranging everything due to the easyJet strike.

Simpson Travellers, August 2023

The loveliest Greek island I’ve been to and the kindest, gentlest and most helpful islanders. They really look after it – not a scrap of litter. We found the north of the island quite enough to keep us busy for the week. The beach here was really relaxing. The villa is fine, basic Simpson, but that’s a cut above most of the competition, and Judith is the Queen of Concierges.

David, July 2023

Villa Elia is superb. Its location is peaceful, quiet and has superb views over the valley and Polis Bay. The beach has a simple taverna , it's souvlaki and cold beer were ideal for the evening of our arrival. Stavros has everything we needed for a self-catering Holiday including an excellent local bakery and friendly local taverna called Delicious. Our rep Judith was excellent and the service she gave is typical of Simpson standards, nothing was too much trouble and her local knowledge , faultless. Ithaca is a quiet island and won't be for everyone but if that's what you are seeking, it's ideal.

Mark Norris, June 2023

A fabulous week – so lucky with the weather after apparently a very wet spring. Judith was very helpful pointing us to the delights around, particularly the northern half of the island. Lovely walks around Kioni and a delight watching the yachts coming in and out. A relaxing, beautiful holiday on this unique island – so unspoiled. Thank you.

Sue and Roger, May 2023

A return holiday with both Simpson and their excellent representative on Ithaca, Judith. I booked through the website this time (rather than speaking to the team) and all was straightforward. Once again a fabulous holiday from start to finish - Judith was great:always helpful and friendly. Elia villa is perfect with an outstanding view of the beach and a lovely sun trap on the patio. Love Ithaca and hope to return soon. Thank you Simpson.

Kate Moisson, September 2022

We have just returned from a wonderful family holiday staying in Elia and Rhodia villas in Ithaca. Before we left England, we were in touch with our local representative, Judith who answered all our questions very efficiently. She continued to help us throughout our stay. The villas were extremely well equipped and comfortable. The view across Polis bay was absolutely stunning. A joy to wake up to each morning. We had lots of fun on the local beach and were always well looked after by the charismatic Beach Manager! Stavros, the local village is charming, with a good range of shops and tavernas. Frikes and Kioni are picturesque little harbours a short drive away. For us, this has been yet another successful and thoroughly enjoyable Simpsons holiday.

Kathryn Mutton, July 2022

We had a wonderful 2-week holiday on Ithaca in the delightful Elia Beach House on the edge of Polis Bay. Simpson Travel had been highly recommended and they did not disappoint. The lead up to the holiday was well organised and I felt very well informed. We had some lengthy delays UK side at the beginning, albeit everything went very smoothly once we arrived in Greece. Judith went above and beyond during the trip, even organising a hot meal for our extremely belated arrival and personally directing us to Elia at nearly 1am. She kept in touch throughout the two weeks and was both charming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble including printing off our Covid test results and the PLFs – thank you Judith! The villa itself was clean, spacious and with utterly fabulous views. It was located close to the beach and within a small development of two other villas. Ithaca is a stunning island, plenty of great tavernas, and incredibly friendly, welcoming people. The beaches are also lovely – beach shoes were a last minute addition to the luggage and a sensible one as the beaches are mainly pebbles. We even hired a boat to take into a few hidden coves – great fun. The taxis on arrival and departure together with the sea taxi arrived on time, again all accompanied by welcoming friendly people. An amazing holiday – thank you Simpson Travel.

Kate Moisson – via TrustPilot, September 2021

Wonderful relaxing week. The island is idyllic. Some lovely little bays, tavernas and people. Judith is a fantastic guide to the island – follow her recommendations for places to visit and places to eat. Planning to return.

Stephen, Rebecca & Eloise Spencer, August 2021

Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themselves, ranging from simple seaside charm to genuine luxury and style. Much of our portfolio is privately owned, and price alone is therefore not a universal guide. We contract all our accommodation in person, and each property has its individual appeal. To help you make the right choice based on your own priorities, we have devised a simple grading guide to be considered in conjunction with each individual property description, awarding up to a maximum of five stars for the below categories.


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The fabled land of Homer’s Odyssey and a safe harbour through the ages for Romans, Venetians and Ottomans, Ithaca is historic to the core: a beach holiday destination that comes with an epic story to match its beautiful landscape. The sweeping panorama of Vathy’s bay and a shoreline of eucalyptus-shaded coves give way to undulating hills of pine, olive and cypress groves, whilst timeless rural life plays out in the island’s unspoilt interior, ensuring that Ithaca remains a place to truly relax.

To help you unwind in style, we offer a selection of handpicked luxury villas, giving your Ithaca holiday a welcome touch of comfort.

Read more on our Ithaca region page

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