Villa Alba

Ithaca , Greece

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  • Superbly positioned villa
  • Bright and airy
  • Direct beach access
  • Taverna and café 10min walk
  • Vathy 5min drive

Villa Alba is approached along a narrow lane lined with fragrant fir and eucalyptus, one of two pretty houses enjoying a privileged spot just a stone’s throw from the beach. Couples and families looking for a magical base on this enchanting island can enjoy the best of all worlds here. The secluded garden and private pool couldn’t set a more delightful scene for al fresco lounging and dining and with the beach practically at the end of the garden, a dip in the sea is always an inviting prospect.

Within easy walking distance, you'll find a café and an excellent family-run taverna, specialising in fish but also offering a wide range of local dishes; sitting here by the waterfront to enjoy lunch under the trees is a treat, with the broad panorama of Vathy Bay stretching out before you. Little fishing boats come and go and on a bluff above the cove, two old Venetian cannons still stand guard. The sea is clear enough to watch a myriad of small fish swim back and forth without ever dipping so much as a toe in the water, but we highly recommend a mask and snorkel when bathing, to transport you into their beautiful world.

For a livelier alternative, a 20-minute stroll brings you to the lovely harbour in Vathy with a good choice of cafés, restaurants and shops. Self-drive boats are available for hire here too, if you want to discover more of the island's hidden coves and treasures.

Whilst enjoying its own independence and privacy, Villa Alba can also be rented along with Loutsa Villa and Loutsa Waterside to provide a spacious venue for an extended family gathering or a group of friends.

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.



  • 2 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-4)

Single storey

  • 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 (2 x 90cm beds, may be zipped together as a double if required)
  • Shower room
  • WC


  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Safe
  • Iron, ironing board, hairdryer
  • Simpson Travel pool towels 
  • Barbecue
  • 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


  • Beach 1min walk
  • Tavernas 10min walk
  • Vathy 5min 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.

Customer Feedback Ithaca was beautiful and Villa Alba offered a perfect opportunity to experience the best of that for a first time visit. Having both walking distance to the beach (very close) and a lovely walk along the waterfront to the main town of Vathy, including some fabulous places to eat within minutes walk is really rare to find. The house was very well kept and very private considering there are two other houses in the same area. We absolutely loved our time there and were jealous of our neighbours who were staying on an extra week ! Would definitely return.

Michael Cockbill, August 2023

We enjoyed every minute of our stay. The photos on the website don’t do the Villa justice in our opinion. It’s far nicer and more spacious in person. The location of the Villa is outstanding. We would particularly like to mention the local representative who helped us throughout our stay. Judith’s knowledge of the area is outstanding and not only was she all round brilliant she helped us find a lost bag that had all our valuables in it too. Thank you Judith for everything!

Tiggy Bonham-Blake, July 2023

It’s not only the resort that makes a good holiday; the travelling to and from are equally important. We have used other villa specialists in the past, but now rely on Simpson Travel to do the job properly. They offer brilliantly located villas which are well equipped and get you there with a minimum of hassle using transfers that are convenient and comfortable. We have just returned from Alba Villa in Ithaca and recommend it for it’s fantastic location a mile north of the lovely harbour town of Vathy with it’s numerous restaurants serving delicious menus, especially using locally caught fresh fish. The walk between town and villa skirts the scenic fiord, along quiet tree lined avenues.

Mike & Ann Courtney, May 2023

Another first rate holiday in Ithaca. Judith, as ever, was excellent. We are booked to come back next year.

Jonathan Yorke, October 2022

Extremely impressed with both Judith and Marion who both went that extra mile to ensure our holiday was perfect. The booking of boat and yacht hire together with restaurant reservations gave us a hassle free experience that makes Simpsons stand out from all the other travel companies. The personal touches mean so much - Judith’s homemade marmalade and Marion’s arrival drink! What more could be wished for?

David Oldham, July 2022

Once again we were very impressed with the standard of accommodation and the always reliable Simpson Travel reps. Having experienced many Simpson holidays now, we could never travel with any other travel company. We have complete faith in their choice of local Car Hire company. This is extremely important for our peace of mind. Our rep Judith has lived on Ithaca for many years so is a fountain of knowledge on the best places to visit.

Ann Murray, May 2022

We had a wonderful holiday in Ithaca, a most beautiful and friendly island. Arrangements were really straightforward and travelling there and back trouble free. The Simpson staff were unfailingly helpful and we appreciated their guidance on Covid testing and completing Passenger Locator Forms which helped simplify what we had to do.

SJH – via TrustPilot, September 2021

We had a lovely holiday (as always) with Simpson Travel in Ithaca. Judith, our rep, was extremely helpful and the villa and the island were fantastic. We always know that Simpson Travel will maintain standards and with a short holiday it's important to know what you're going to get. That's always worth paying for. This is the 5th time we have travelled to Greece with Simpson and we look forward to making it a 6th next year.

Charlie Simmonds – via TrustPilot, August 2021

Second time at Alba – absolutely love Alba & Loutsa Bay location. Judith was very helpful. Had a fantastic relaxing holiday.

Mr Owen, October 2019

We had a lovely holiday at Villa Alba, the epitome of ‘a road less travelled’. Sitting on the villa terrace watching the yachts sail by into Vathy was heaven. The position, right in front of the beach, was lovely for a dip and snorkelling. We enjoyed sitting by the water in the local tavernas having dinner and only a five-minute walk away. The rep, Judith, was wonderful. Super helpful and accessible.

Aileen, July 2019

Judith was excellent, extremely knowledgeable and gave us some good pointers on where to visit and restaurants. She went beyond the call of duty to ensure everything was perfect for us. Would highly recommend the villas and the Simpson experience.

Mrs Hartley, June 2019

We had the perfect holiday at Villa Alba. There is something for all the family and we will definitely use Simpson Travel again. A genius find.

J McCormick, August 2018

Our holiday was one of the best we've had in years. So much so that we booked to return to Ithaca next year before the end of our first week. Greta was just excellent – her knowledge of the local area seemed limitless – and our villa was really comfortable and very well equipped. We can't wait for August/September 2018!

Mrs Coppendale, September 2017

We had a fantastic holiday at Villa Alba; it is our second visit there and we really enjoy Ithaca and the whole location and set up of the villa. Litsa, the caretaker/cleaning lady, was so friendly and helpful and was always cheerful. Greta was always helpful and just seems to go the extra mile for us. I expect we will be back, but if not to Villa Alba or Ithaca, we will book with Simpson Travel again, it is so easy and stress free.

Mrs Twitcher, August 2017

We've had a great week here at Villa Alba – everything was just perfect. Nothing has been a hassle and the weather has been great. Thanks to Greta for all the advice, thanks to Litsa and Obama for being good cleaners and funny! We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have.

Mila, Liz & Katie, June 2017


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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.

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