Lemonia 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

Enjoying a blissful panorama across Polis Bay to Kefalonia, Lemonia Beach Villa is tucked into the hillside just a two-minute stroll from the water’s edge. The picturesque setting is the perfect showcase for the island’s natural beauty and the west-facing terrace is a dreamy venue for lounging and dining as you soak up the tantalising views. Down on the beach, a simple kantina is a charming spot for a bite to eat during the day and there are sunbeds available for stretching out with a book or taking a little nap while the waves lap gently against the shore. The colourful fishing boats moored up in the tiny harbour offer their daily catch and life here feels just as it’s meant to be – unhurried and contented.

The villa’s two en-suite bedrooms (one double and one twin) both have doors out onto the terrace and the living accommodation is spacious, well laid out and comfortable. Though Lemonia Beach Villa is one of a collection of three properties overlooking Polis Bay, it enjoys a good degree of privacy with everything needed for a relaxing break on this magical 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.

Lemonia Beach Villa shares a driveway with Rhodia Beach Villa and Elia Beach Villa. The 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.

Please note; the pictures shown above are of Elia Beach Villa which is identical in layout and style to Lemonia Beach Villa and shares very similar views from the terrace.

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.

Delighted to have discovered the charms of Ithaca. Beautiful beaches and stunning scenery, all seeped in ancient history. We were pleasantly surprised by the array of restaurants – we tried a new one every night and enjoyed them all. The villa is in a stunning position.

Pammy and Tim, September 2023

Spacious and well equipped. Lemonia has suited us well. The views and just a short walk to lovely Polis bay have been lovely. We have loved every minute back on Ithaca – boat hire exploring Exogi, swimming, excellent meals, and with time to relax on this unspoiled island. We shall be back. Judith’s enthusiasm and support have been appreciated.

The Moles, September 2023

Undoubtedly the best holiday with Simpsons that we have had. The location of the villa was perfect for our needs. The Simpsons representative, Judith, was always contactable for any guidance that we needed and she shared her extensive knowledge of the wonderful island that is Ithaca.

Peter Law, July 2023

Here alone to read and write – my first visit to Ithaca (after previous visits to Paxos and Meganissi). Ithaca has soul and it was fascinating being surrounded by Australian-Greek families on the beach. I had many fantastic coffees in Stavros and people have all be chatty and interesting. Thanks Judith and Simpson Travel.

Mel, June 2023

We had a marvellous holiday at Lemonia Villa. The accommodation was spacious and very clean. The views were fantastic and it was a delight to have a beautiful beach just an easy 2-minute walk away. Simpson Travel's representative, Judith, really helped to make our holiday as smooth and enjoyable as possible. She had detailed knowledge of the island as only a local can and was able to give advice on restaurants and must see places to visit. She was always one step ahead and able to sort out our problems with Easyjet very quickly and efficiently. Even laying on our own personal sea taxi from Ithaca to Kefalonia to catch our altered flight. Thank you to everyone at Simpson Travel for another great holiday.

Jenny Foster, June 2023

A wonderful family holiday with a teenager. Really enjoyed swimming and snorkelling in the bay. Amazing trips around, best was boat hire organised by Judith – great exploration of coves and hidden beaches. We found meals out were great and the friendly locals made us feel welcome, happy and relaxed. Any doubts we had about entertaining a teenager were soon dismissed due to the magic of Ithaca. A perfect getaway, want to keep it a secret!

Robin, Dominique and Lucy, May 2023

Fabulous quiet island and excellent accommodation. The Simpson's rep was brilliant and everything worked easily. The great thing with Simpsons is that you know that they make sure things work so you don't have to worry!

Stephen Machin, September 2022

A lovely position; this villa was very spacious inside and out. Easy access to the beach and a short drive to the nearest village. One of the friendliest Greek islands we have ever visited.

Kelvin Hardiman, August 2022

Fantastic holiday from start to finish! The villa was exceptional: the location was breathtaking and the quality of the accommodation was outstanding. Simpson staff were extremely helpful and always on hand for advice, booking restaurants and sorting out additional car hire to cover a few extra days holiday at the end of the week. Highly recommended!

Simon Vaux, August 2022

Our first visit to Ithaca and Simpson have done us proud. We felt very well looked after and wanted for nothing the entire 2 weeks. Judith our Simpson rep was always available and full of great tips and recommendations as to how we could enhance our trip. The standard of accommodation was excellent as was its location within 2 minutes walk of the beach. We have travelled with Simpson before and the standard remains very high and offers great value to the customer. We really did feel that our personal experience was important to Simpson. After 3 years without a holiday abroad we truly had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend your company to others. Thank you!

Chris Japhtha and Jenny Hargrave, July 2022

Judith was great in Ithaca and David made our booking really easy. Would definitely holiday with Simpson again!

Katherine Klasnich, July 2022

Everything was so seamless and it was all the little extra touches that made this holiday so great. Being met at the airport by the rep with a bottle of water, so simple yet so fantastic. The welcome food at the apartment was so thoughtful as we didn't have to worry about running out to the shops to get water and bits as it was enough for some afternoon snacks and breakfast. Loved cracking open the bottle of wine whilst we unpacked. The apartment itself was immaculate and had everything you could possibly need, again the little things like a cool box, tupperware and clingfilm, perfect for taking food out and about. The island of Ithaca was stunning, absolutely idyllic and the location of the apartment with a private 2 minute walk down to the beach was fantastic. It meant that when our boys (16 and 12) either wanted to go to the beach before us or come back early they could go by themselves. This holiday delivered on everything for my family and I am so impressed by the level of service and thought of Simpsons. Just amazing.

Nadia Malik, July 2022

Lemonia villa was excellent as always. The villa has everything you could need and the views are outstanding. Judith the rep could not have done more to make sure that everything ran smoothly and that we had everything we needed. We would not hesitate to recommend Simpsons travel and we will definitely travel with them again.

Margaret Topley, May 2022

Holidaying with Simpson is effortless. Everything is planned and catered for. We were due to go to Italy but Covid restrictions made this impractical. Simpson arranged an alternative holiday to Ithaca. It's a lovely, quiet island and the villa and location were delightful. Judith, the rep, is a fount of knowledge and helped enormously with advice and recommendations. A very relaxed week.

Stephen – via TrustPilot, August 2021

A glorious three week stay – to make up for not being able to travel last year! Ithaca is a dream come true – a wondrous isle. Great swims here in Polis, but also Frikes and Kioni. Wonderful walks – we really recommend the walk along the road from Anogli to the monastery. The views are divine! Fantastic fresh food from a host of tavernas. And, best of all, welcoming, warm and friendly people. The apartment was clean and spacious with amazing views. A final warm word of praise has to go to Judith – a travel rep ‘par excellence’. Nothing is too much trouble for her! We will be back.

Julie & Jed O’Brien ‘the Amber Gamblers’, July 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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