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- Superbly positioned villa
- Bright and airy
- Direct beach access
- Tavernas 10min walk
- Vathy 5min drive
The little road leaving Vathy on the eastern side passes a few fine neo-classical houses, narrows to follow the edge of the sea, along an avenue of trees, and eventually peters out by a small bay, a pebble beach, and Villa Loutsa, set back behind the trees. There are two villas in this perfect position and Loutsa Villa is ideal for families, with its own swimming pool as well as being just a minute from the beach, and light, bright interiors. Comfortable outdoor furniture makes the most of the wide terraces.
Within easy walking distance are two family-run tavernas, specialising in fish, but offering a wide range of local dishes and appealingly situated right on the waterfront under the trees with a broad panorama of the bay of Vathy. Little fishing boats come and go, the water is clear enough to see myriad small fish, and on a bluff above the cove two old Venetian cannons still stand guard.
A further 20 minutes’ stroll brings you to Vathy with a good choice of cafés, restaurants and shops.
Whilst maintaining its own independence and privacy, Loutsa Villa can be rented along with Villa Alba to provide a spacious venue for an extended family gathering or a group of friends.
- 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)
- Open-plan living/kitchen/dining room with TV/DVD (Greek channels only)
- Kitchen area includes hob, oven, fridge-freezer, mini-dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
- Double bedroom (175cm x 200cm bed)
- Twin bedroom
- Shower room
- Complimentary WiFi
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, safe
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Shared driveway
- Private swimming pool 3.5m x 5.5m (depth 0.5m – 1.6m)
- 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): 0830K100808301
- 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
- Loutsa beach 1min walk
- Tavernas 10min walk
- Vathy 5min drive
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, Fiat Grande Punto 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.
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 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.
Very impressed with Simpson Travel. Having our travel logistics taken care of and a travel representative available during our stay meant we were able to relax quickly and enjoy our holiday to the fullest.
Simpson Traveller – August 2019
We had a wonderful time at Lousta Villa – the perfect mixture of relaxation and privacy within easy reach of vibrant Vathi and exploration of the mountains. The villa, although peaceful, was within a short walk of a seafront taverna that served delicious fresh food that could not be rivalled. The locals were so friendly and chatted to us during our morning swims, at the bay that is only a stroll away from the villa. An after dinner walk around Vathi with an ice cream is a must and the bakeries serve the freshest bread and pastries. We absolutely loved our stay and have many fond memories of our holiday.
Joanna Flowers – June 2019
Loutsa Villa was an absolutely fabulous place to spend two weeks of R&R – a perfectly placed, secluded villa within easy reach of Vathy and a number of excellent tavernas within easy walking distance. The villa was well equipped and comfortable, the welcome pack was easily enough to take us through the first 24 hours and sitting with a glass of red wine looking out across the garden toward the beach and beyond was a lovely end to a day of travel. Thank-you to Greta and Litsa for looking after us!
Mr Paterson – July 2017
Our first visit to Ithaca and we have loved it. The villa was well placed for easy morning swims across the bay. There are enough beaches to visit a different one every day. Every day a new adventure.
The Sarrell Family – June 2017
A most enjoyable start to the summer. Wonderful scenery everywhere you look, great coves and beaches. We enjoyed the pool and sitting at the villa watching the boats go by. This holiday suited us well and will be hard to beat.
The Ambler Family – May 2017
A wonderful villa stay in Ithaca which suited the whole family. Fantastic location and a beautifully appointed property with great places to eat and take in the views within easy reach. Simpson Travel looked after us superbly from start to finish.
Mrs Bray – August 2016
Lovely honeymoon. Felt very welcome by everyone in Ithaca! We followed the recommendations for sights and food, which were great. Sirenes is great for food. Poseidon is a really nice restaurant too where you can chose your own fish. We hired a motorboat which was a great experience. Frikes is lovely and we wanted to explore it even more. We will just have to come back again!
Ms Collyns – September 2015
It is rare to find a tour operator with good old-fashioned service. I particularly appreciated the transfer arrangements – especially as we chose a more 'off the beaten track' Greek Island – we felt like VIPs from beginning to end of a completely stress-free holiday!
Ms Campbell – September 2015
We have travelled to Greece with Simpson Travel to the same villas three times now, what more need I write? It's exactly what we want in a holiday company, small enough to care, and experienced enough to tick all the right boxes as far as our requirements are concerned. I would wholeheartedly recommend Simpson Travel from a peace of mind perspective and travel experience. Well done Graham and your team.
Mr Beresford-Davis – July 2015
Our choice of Greek properties is as diverse as the islands themelves, 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.
* For further clarification on Facilities and Amenities, please view the 'Details' tab for each property or speak to one of our experienced sales consultants.
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.
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