Villa Alba

Ithaca, Greece

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

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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 Alba, set back behind the trees. There are two villas in this perfect position and Villa Alba 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, Villa Alba can be rented along with Loutsa Villa to provide a spacious venue for an extended family gathering or a group of friends.



  • 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
  • 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, 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.

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 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

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

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

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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* 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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