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- Superbly positioned villa
- Bright and airy
- Direct beach access
- Tavernas 10-minute walk
- Vathy 5-minute 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 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 single-storey 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
- Twin bedroom
- Shower room
- Air-conditioned throughout
- Complimentary wifi
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer, pool and bath towels provided
- Shared driveway
- Private swimming pool 5.5m x 3.5m (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
- Beach (Loutsa) 1min walk
- Tavernas 10min walk
- Supermarkets (Vathy) 5min drive
- Transfer from Kefalonia airport 2hrs
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.
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
A wonderful, relaxing two weeks (mostly by the pool) on this lovely island of Ithaca! So amazingly peaceful apart from the various interesting yachts gliding past the bay, which was ours for most of the holiday. Villa Alba was all that we hoped for and more. Not to mention terrific Litsa looking after us and her companion Obama! A big thank you to Litsa and Greta – our lovely rep!
Mrs Smith – October 2015
The villa was lovely, the maid was great fun. Greta was very nice and helpful and the scenery was wonderful and very peaceful. We loved all of it and would recommend the holiday to anyone.
Mrs Hackett – August 2015
Ithaca is home... Waving olive orchards, crystal clear pebbled water, sweet smelling rosemary, happy cicadas singing in the heat. All made for an amazing holiday. Our stay for two weeks revealed Ithaca's simple beauty and treasures. Paradise found! Until we return...
Mrs Howarth – August 2015
We have spent two lovely, relaxing weeks here at Villa Alba and if it wasn't for a morning of rain we may never have gone further than Vathy. We have spent our days swimming in the sea. We have eaten breakfast on the terrace, watching the yachts sail by. Most days we have relaxed by the pool before going for an evening dip in the sea. Our trip to Frikes and Kioni was great and we enjoyed having lunch at the harbourside restaurant, watching the world go by. The journey back along 'Greta's road' had amazing views. Filiatro Beach is great – the water is crystal clear. Thank you Litsa, Obama and Greta for a wonderful holiday!
Mrs Twitcher – August 2015
We have really enjoyed staying at Villa Alba. It has been relaxing and fun with the swimming pool and the sea right on our doorstep. We have also loved going to the taverna for tea, lunch or breakfast. Our favourite taverna was Sirenes. Our favourite part of the holiday was when we hired a boat for the day. We pottered around the coast off Ithaca spotting secret coves and wonderful wildlife. We have all relaxed and enjoyed our holiday with help from Greta (our amazing rep) and regular visits from Litsa and Obama.
Mrs Lewis – July 2015
A wonderful, lazy 16 days. Vathy is a lovely vibrant town, even as the tourist season is ending. So many beautiful places to explore and enjoy all the better for being spoilt by Litsa and Greta. Thank you – we'll be back.
Mr and Mrs Edmund – September 2014
Ithaca is certainly a magical island and we had a fabulous 'get away from it all' week.
Mr King – September 2014
We have fallen in love with Ithaca after two lovely weeks here – our first visit to the island. Villa Alba has been a very happy holiday home for us and Greta, Judith, Lista and Obama have been so kind and helpful.
Mr Hewitt – June 2014
Great villa in perfect location. Greta is a mobile encyclopedia.
Mrs Lowndes – June 2014
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.
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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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