Rhodia 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

Nestled on the lush green hillside, just a stone’s throw from Polis Beach this charming 1-bedroom house is perfect for a romantic escape on the beautiful island of Ithaca. The westerly aspect ensures captivating sunsets and inspiring views across the sea to Kefalonia from the private terrace and when the water calls, a footpath from the house leads directly down to the beach. Here, you’ll find a kantina serving delicious, simple fare throughout the day and sunbeds for hire should you wish to stretch out and watch the boats bobbing back and forth across the bay.

The accommodation is spacious, well laid out and comfortable and though Rhodia Beach Villa is one of a collection of three villas 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.

Rhodia Beach Villa shares a driveway with Lemonia 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.

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.

In Greece, a tourist tax may apply at your accommodation which will be payable locally, in cash, during the course of your holiday. Please use the link to view details specific to your accommodation. View tourist tax rates here.


  • 1-bedroom house (sleeps 2)

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


  • 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 guests – 1 Group B, Nissan Micra 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*

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

Group C – Citroen C3 or similar, 1.2 litre engine, 1 large and 1 medium suitcase*

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.

This was our second visit to Rhodia and it was just as excellent as last time. The villa is spacious, comfortable and well equipped with fantastic views. Judith is an excellent concierge knowledgeable, friendly and always available.

Mr Richard Field, June 2024

Such an enjoyable stay and experience staying at Rhodia. We had our best Simpson holiday ever and every other holiday has been excellent. We were so impressed with Ithaca. It is so beautiful. It has taken Paxos’s place as our new favourite Greek island. The hiking is superb. We enjoyed staying in the Stavros area but loved visiting Vathy on the several occasions that we did so. Our concierge, Judith, was everything one could want from a representative. Always available, ever helpful, amazingly knowledgeable about everything Ithaca and capable of making us feel very welcome and special. We have already placed a deposit to do it all again in 2025!

Mr Gary Crowther, May 2024

We had the most wonderful week at Rhodia villa. Ithaca is beautiful. Judith gave us a superb introduction talk and was so friendly throughout our stay. We enjoy walking and swimming in several locations. Views are stunning wherever you go. But the locals are the best and what made it so special. So welcoming and nothing is too much. Food was delicious. We would love to return.

Mrs Janet Cumming, May 2024

Another lovely Simpson holiday. We have very much enjoyed our stay at Rhodia Beach Villa – comfortable and well equipped with beautiful views over the bay. The weather has been very hot so swimming has been a must. Polis bay is great for a swim and Takis, the beach manager, is very popular. Judith has been a star, nothing too much trouble and very knowledgeable. Would come again.

Maureen and Richard, August 2023

We’ve had the most glorious week in Rhodia Beach Villa and staying in Polis Bay was perfect. Swimming every day. Takis, the beach manager, is a real character and looked after us well. We took a kayak out and also a paddleboard. The views are wonderful to wake up to and enjoy from the balcony into the evening. Stavros is a friendly little village with tavernas and cafés to try out. There was a festival one evening in the main square so we enjoyed dancing to traditional live music in a great local family atmosphere. Judith was really helpful and gave lots of useful advice. We are relaxed and refreshed after this wonderful stay on Ithaca. We will definitely be back!

Fran and Nigel, August 2023

We have had the most magical of holidays. Rhodia Beach Villa has met all our expectations and more; it is lovely, very comfortable and in an ideal position. Polis Beach is a five-minute walk away and offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beautiful waters and the spectacular landscape of mountains and dramatic skies. Judith – you are a star! We have been truly well looked after by Simpson Travel. Our holiday has been so enjoyable, perfect and special that we have already committed ourselves to an advance booking for 2024. Our deepest and heartfelt thanks from two very relaxed and happy visitors to this beautiful island.

Stephanie and Rupert, July 2023

A lovely holiday property with a stunning view close to the beach, shops and restaurants. It was exactly as described on the website. Excellent support from the Simpsons team throughout, with exceptional kindness and support shown when we had to go home early.

Kevin Jarrold, July 2023

Another excellent Simpson holiday. Rhodia villa was everything we wanted. The location above Polis beach and excellent views made this a very special place. Special mention for Judith our rep, nothing was too much trouble and she was always available. The transfer from the airport to Ithaca road taxi and water taxi worked perfectly. We will definitely be back.

Richard Field, June 2023

Our first experience of both Ithaca and Simpson Travel and we were blown away by our experience. Our concierge, Judith, is an excellent ambassador of this island and it's people and of Simpson travel as an organisation. Her introductory talk proved a firm basis from which we could plan our week on Ithaka. Nothing was too much trouble and we knew we could contact her at any time for anything. The quality of the villa was superb. It was spacious and well designed. The bathroom in particular allowed us to spread out our toileteries and the shower was most effective. The information pre departure was accurate.

Stephanie Head, June 2023

Overall a very enjoyable holiday experience. Good communication throughout with friendly staff. This company serves the more demanding clients who seek a high quality service. In our experience Simpson did not disappoint. Thoroughly recommend.

Richard Dix, May 2023

Everything from booking to returning home was an excellent experience. Communication at all times was first class. The ease of transfers from airport on to villa and return made the long journey extremely bearable and stress free. Judith, the rep, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and always available. The accommodation and location were superb. As a consequence we will be returning to the beautiful Island of Ithaca, the same comfortable villa and the beautiful views overlooking Polis Bay.

Jane Samways, September 2022

Lovely peaceful place. If you want to get away from it all, just go there. Or call Simpson Travel in London and their knowledgeable reps will suggest places for you. Highly recommended.

Clive Hancocks, September 2022

Beautiful bay and lovely beach a short stroll away from villa which has a gorgeous view to wake up to. Nearby some great restaurants & cafes including within walking distance of a busy village Stavros which we loved. We always try when on holiday to do without a car ( a small contribution toward climate change impact) and 'getting about' easily achieved. Great rep Judith always on hand as need be. First time with Simpsons. Not our last!

Edward Gauntlett, July 2022

The pictures don't do it justice, lovely simple private villa 2 mins from beach. Simpsons rep and all the arrangements as good as ever. Very relaxing break on a beautiful island.

Anthony Newton, June 2022

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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* 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.

Read more on our Ithaca region page

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