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- Delightful Simpson Hotel
- Close to one of Kefalonia's finest beaches
- Six 2-bedroom and two 4-bedroom suites
- Family friendly
- Beach and tavernas 5min downhill walk
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Hidden from view, just a short walk from one of the best beaches on Kefalonia, lies the beautiful Avithos Beach Estate. Exclusive to guests of Simpson Travel, the estate combines the space and flexibility of its suites with wonderfully lush gardens and a splendid sea-view terrace where a delicious daily breakfast features fresh local produce and a tempting selection of mouth-watering Greek pastries.
Just a short walk from the hotel, a long stretch of gently shelving golden sand, ideal for families, is the perfect place for lazy days by the water’s edge; and for those travelling without children who prefer a little more space, there is always a quieter spot to be found away from the sunbeds. The hotel’s private pool is a gloriously relaxing place to lie back and enjoy the view and all the hotel’s delightful suites have a kitchenette and private terrace when you prefer to sit out closer to home.
There are plenty of options for dinner within a short walk or drive of the estate, with a couple of seafood tavernas right on the beach so there’s no need to take the car. Nearby Lassi or Argostoli, with its waterfront restaurants, vibrant town square and lively shopping streets are perfect for a leisurely browse or an evening out, whilst the wonders of Melissani Cave, the Drogarati Caves and Karavmylos Lake are all easily accessible for an enchanting day out. And a visit to the iconic beaches of Myrtos and Assos, made famous by the film-adaptation of Louis de Bernières’ masterpiece, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is worth the drive through the mountains for the breath-taking views alone.
Explore our pre-bookable experiences in Kefalonia
- Six 2-bedroom split-level suites in main building
- Two 4-bedroom suites in annexe
Split level suites
- 2-bedroom suites (sleeps 2-4)
- Levantes – side sea view
- Maistros – side sea view
- Graigos – countryside view
- Pounentes – countryside view
- Lower floor: open-plan living area/kitchenette (suitable for light snacks and salads) with mini-oven/hob, fridge, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD player, leads to private terrace
- Ground floor (entrance level): small twin bedroom suitable for under 16s only (80cm x 190cm beds), shower room
- First floor: double bedroom (180cm bed) leading to private balcony
- Air-conditioned throughout
Split level suites
- 2-bedroom suites (sleeps 2-4)
- Sirokos – side sea view
- Garbis – countryside view
- Lower floor: double bedroom (180cm bed) leading to private terrace, shower room
- Ground floor (entrance level): small twin bedroom suitable for under 16s only (80cm x 190cm beds)
- First floor: open-plan living area/kitchenette (suitable for light snacks and salads) with mini-oven/hob, fridge, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD player, leads to private balcony
- Air-conditioned throughout
- 4-bedroom apartments (sleeps 2-7)
- Apartments are on the lower level and not suitable for guests with reduced mobility due to the number of steps
- Ostria – located in an olive grove with a shaded terrace (ground floor, accessed via small flight of steps)
- Tramoundana – located in an olive grove with a large sun terrace (first floor, accessed via several flights of steps)
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen area with full oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, TV (English speaking news channels), DVD player
- Double bedroom (180cm bed) with walk-in wardrobe/dressing room, en-suite shower room
- Double bedroom (160cm bed)
- Twin bedroom (90cm beds)
- Single bedroom (90cm bed)
- Shower room
- Air-conditioned bedrooms
- Large private terrace to the front and large private balcony to the rear
- Dedicated car parking area
- Continental self-service buffet breakfast included
- Complimentary WiFi in communal areas and reception
- Iron, ironing board, hairdryer and safe in each suite
- Simpson Travel pool towels
- Laundry service (payable locally)
- Pool table 5' x 2', suitable for children
- Table tennis
- Shared swimming pool 6m x 15m (depth 1.2m – 2.1m)
- All areas of the hotel, grounds, swimming pool and beach road are accessed by several flights of steps
- Some exposed drops in the hotel grounds
- Sunbeds available on Avithos beach (payable locally)
- In Greece, a nominal visitor tax applies, known as the Overnight Stay Tax, which varies depending on the accommodation. During your stay at Avithos Beach Estate, €0.50 per night per suite must be paid locally in cash and will be collected either by the property owner or our local representative on their behalf.
- 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): 0458Κ124Κ0470201
- Avithos beach and tavernas 4min walk
- Mini-market 5min drive/25min walk
- Argostoli 25min drive
- Kefalonia airport 15min 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, Hyundai I10 or similar*
- 4-5 guests – 1 Group D, Hyundai I30 or similar*
- 6 guests – 2 Group B, Hyundai I10 or similar*
* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with no excess charge. For this particular destination, the undercarriage, tyres, wing mirrors and windscreen are not included in the cover.
Group B – 1.2 litre engine, 2 medium suitcases*
Group D – Hyundai i30 or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*
The following cars are available as alternatives on request (supplements apply). Please call our travel specialists for details.
Group C – Fiat Grande Punto or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*
Group E1 – Daihatsu Terios Hard Top or similar, 1.3 litre engine, 2 large and 1 medium suitcase*
Group J – Automatic Hyundai Accent or similar, 1.4 litre engine, 1 large suitcase*
Group P – Fiat Tipo or similar, 1.6 litre engine, 2 large suitcases & 1 small
* 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.
I am a little reluctant to write this review, as I will say we had such a lovely time, the accommodation and location were superb, the sandy beach and warm sea were so divine, everyone will want to go there! We thought Avithos was a great central position for visiting other places, the hosts were unflinching in their help with restaurant bookings and recommendations of where to go, and there was a great atmosphere between the guests. It was all very memorable.
Mrs Christine Eiser – September 2019
Our room, the location at Avithos Beach, the pool, and particularly the managers, Karen and John, were excellent and I have no hesitation in recommending the place to anyone.
Mr Marsden – September 2019
Karen and John are an excellent team and all the staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. Karen gave us very useful information about good places to eat, places to visit, opportunities to see turtles and also arranged for a talk on the Loggerhead sea turtles at our hotel. She is very knowledgeable and allows time to speak to all the guests in turn at the start of each day. She will also make reservations for you at good local tavernas if you wish her to. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were sad to leave.
Simpson Traveller – September 2019
My husband and I had a lovely time on our trip! The island is beautiful and the hotel is in an amazing location with gorgeous views. Karen and John were excellent hosts! Nothing was too much trouble for them and Karen had extensive knowledge of the island and was very helpful with ideas and trips (she even provided hand drawn maps!). The food John prepared was delicious and diverse, freshly prepared every morning and if I had any requests they were met gladly. The extra little touches like cookies left in our room for when we returned from our day out was so lovely. Overall amazing and we can’t wait to come back!
Ali Seber – September 2019
We had a fantastic week at Avithos Beach Estate. The location is great, lovely beach a 5-minute walk away that also has two good tavernas, superb pool and excellent home-cooked breakfasts. I think Karen and John made it extra special; they're incredibly kind and go above and beyond to ensure guests are looked after. They are also very passionate about the island and have a wealth of local knowledge! We had a very relaxing stay and really didn't want to leave.
Matt & Kirsten – August 2019
This was our sixth visit to Avithos Beach Estate which speaks for itself. Karen and John are exceptional hosts and cannot do enough for their guests.
Wendy Hibbs – August 2019
Our second visit, this time in school holidays with grandchildren and their parents as our guests. They loved it with the 5-year-old swimming a length of the pool before we returned home. The beach, turtles and tavernas were everything they needed and we only used cars for the supermarket and a visit to Argostoli. They had a fabulous time – all we could have asked for. Karen and John once again superb hosts. Well done and we will look for another destination with Simpson.
Keith Mullen – August 2019
Our holiday this year was our third visit to Avithos and I can honestly say it was the best yet! We had a fabulous time. John and Karen make our holiday so special. Their kindness is unparalleled! The children adore them! My elder daughter has learning difficulties and additional needs. Both Karen and John go out of their way to help her, make time for her and let her follow them round as she checks out what is going on. All staff were exceptionally patient and attentive. This allows us to kick back and relax, knowing the children are safe and having great fun. We feel that Avithos, whilst not the most luxurious resort, is a little piece of paradise. The location is wonderful with a great beach just down the road but the staff make it super special. Simpson’s you are lucky to have them! Let’s just keep how great it is a secret between us so that we can keep coming without worrying about somebody taking our villa!
The Mcloughlin family – August 2019
We had a wonderful week. Avithos Beach Estate is a lovely complex, within an easy walk of the beach and two decent tavernas. We saw turtles hatching and finding their way down the beach to the sea, quite special. The managers, Karen and John, are lovely and could not be more helpful. We found some excellent food and good beaches which were not too busy.
Simpson Traveller – August 2019
Our recent stay at Avithos was fantastic, mainly due to the unstinting efforts of Karen and John who are unparalleled in their levels of service and attention. We cannot praise them enough.
The Allom-Curran family – August 2019
Avithos Beach Estate was recommended to us by friends who’d been there previously. It couldn’t have been a better recommendation. The accommodation was great, the breakfast was lovely, the location of the resort to the beach was brilliant and best of all Karen and John were the most helpful and friendly hosts. We had the best time and plan to book again!
The North Family – August 2019
Karen, John and Makis are wonderful hosts and are so welcoming; they clearly love the island! Karen is a great source of information and advice, and her enthusiasm for Kefalonia is infectious! John is extremely friendly and helpful, and his breakfasts were absolutely perfect! We loved the location (so handy for Avithos beach, which we think is one of the best on the island), and the hotel grounds are beautifully tended – the flowers are wonderful.
Rob & Caroline Mayo – July 2019
We have had a fantastic holiday. The combination of facilities offered by Avithos ticks most of our boxes. The proximity of the beach and the two tavernas, the crystal clear water and sandy beach, the refreshing pool, the comfortable air-conditioned apartment, the excellent and varied breakfasts and the fabulous surroundings all add up to a relaxing Greek island holiday. What makes the biggest difference is the attentiveness and care from Karen, John and Makis to ensure we were well fed, well-watered and knew about all the options. You have no other option but to relax and take life at the pace that suits you.
Anne, Johnny, Julian, Ethan & Jake – July 2019
Everything about Avithos has been top class. The position, views, rooms spacious – bed comfortable. Cleanliness and most of all the hospitality provided by John and Karen could not have been more helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Karen is very knowledgeable and her passion for this island shines through. Every member of team has made this place feel homely.
Julie & Gareth – July 2019
We’ve had the most wonderful, relaxing week – most of it spent playing by the pool and the beach! Karen and John were the most incredible hosts – huge thanks to them and the team for making our time so much fun. A wonderful place for a holiday.
Caroline, Mark & Molly – June 2019
Just enjoyed a fabulous week on this, our first visit to Kefalonia. Our second with Simpson but what made it extra special was Karen and John and the team making us feel so welcome and cared for from the moment we arrived. Breakfasts were a superb start to the day. This is a beautiful island – sad to leave but hope to be back.
Rob & Sharon – June 2019
Having initially booked one week, we changed it to two and so glad we did. Karen has been a mine of information on just about everything. John, too, with his tasty treats and breakfast – always making sure we were well filled and of course Makis. Thank you everyone at Avithos – you’ve all been great, we are sad to leave.
Julie & Grant – June 2019
We also stayed at Avithos Beach for a second time. John and Karen are wonderful hosts and the team greeted us so warmly and made us very welcome. Very few places live up to the expectations of a return visit but Avithos Beach did. Breakfasts were delicious and the pool was spotlessly clean and so well kept. Karen and John gave us lots of advice on places to visit and gave us the confidence to explore the island. Thank you to all of the team for making our holiday so enjoyable.
Joanna Flowers – June 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Avithos Beach Estate – our only regret is that it was only for a week! From the moment we arrived we felt the warmth and friendliness of Karen and John, who are brilliant hosts and go out of their way to make sure their guests are happy. The whole Avithos team is fantastic. Karen is amazing and has fantastic knowledge of the island and happily gives suggestions for places to visit, providing guests with her very easy to follow ‘Karen maps’ which are very helpful indeed! Our intention for the holiday was to relax and that’s exactly what we did, biggest decision we made was beach or pool and both equally served our requirement. We have returned home with wonderful memories and would definitely return in the future.
Jacqui & Mike – June 2019
Fabulous holiday at Avithos again (fifth year of returning) as it suits us so well – beautiful resort and position.
Christopher Davis – June 2019
Avithos Beach Estate was wonderful – everything we hoped for and more. The accommodation was so comfortable and spacious, the pool was gorgeous and so quiet, the breakfast patio was stunning and the food was deliciously fresh. Karen and John, and all their staff went out of their way to get to know us and to make sure we had everything we needed – they made us feel like we were in our second home.
The Millar Bushells – June 2019
Gorgeous stay in Kefalonia – Karen and John were fantastic hosts and nothing was too much trouble. They were so thoughtful, we arrived to a toddler step, loo seat and safety gate ready for us (the small details make a huge difference when travelling with a 3-year-old) and were kind and genuine, with an obvious passion for the island.
Caroline Jennings – June 2019
We stayed at Avithos Beach Estate for a second time. It is that kind of place where you want to return to. The location is fantastic, off the beaten track (literally) and right by the beach. Karen and John, who manage Avithos, are warm and friendly and always happy to answer any questions or just to have a chat. All the staff are lovely too. John makes a superb breakfast every morning and Karen gets the children engaged in arts and crafts session while the parents can put their feet up for a few moments! It is a true home from home for us and we will be back!
The Smith family – June 2019
Thank you for making yet another stay at Avithos excellent Karen, you have such knowledge of the island and have so many ideas of where to visit. Your cake making is also a lovely extra! John, breakfast is always a treat. We hope to continue our run of holidays at Avithos and make next year our sixth stay with you! A big thank you to the others also for looking after us at breakfast and keeping our room clean and fresh. See you next year.
Fran and Chris – June 2019
What a wonderful place. Perfect balance of tranquillity and action. Thank you Karen and John for looking after us and sharing your knowledge of this wonderful island. Perfect location for relaxing and exploring.
Nicole & Giles – June 2019
Our holiday at Avithos Beach Estate could not have been better. The mangers, Karen and John, were so friendly, attentive and helpful, always happy to take the time to offer advice on the island, or just to chat! The setting was perfect for the children to meet others and make friends, and the site was so close to a beautiful beach. A really fabulous stay!
Victoria Hollins – May 2019
We keep coming back to Avithos Beach Estate because every time we try to find something that suits us better – just for the sake of variety – we can’t! The location is fantastic, easy walk to the beach and two tavernas, option to prepare simple food at the apartment, more space and comfort than a hotel room, clean good-sized pool, walking distance or easy drive to village, easy access to Argostoli and to airport – it is just ideal for our needs. But what really keeps us coming back more than all those excellent reasons are the managers, Karen and John, whose concern for the comfort and enjoyment of all their guests is something we have never experienced anywhere else. We have booked again for August!
Wendy Hibbs – May 2019
Delightful place, perfect for a relaxing holiday with plenty of walks, fabulous tavernas and great beach just a couple of minutes’ walk away. Thank you for another great Simpson holiday.
Julie – May 2019
We trust Simpson Travel to deliver a wonderful holiday, and they never disappoint. The success of Avithos Beach Estate owes so much to the amazing warmth and knowledge of the managers, Karen and John Woodman, who go way beyond expectations and bring their hearts and souls to the experience. They were utterly fantastic, our children discovered a new sense of freedom and made new friends, while we all made memories to last a lifetime. Thank you.
Happy holidaymakers – May 2019
Had a wonderful stay and both Karen and John could not have been more helpful. Spent a lot of time exploring the island. Will definitely be back to see more of the island as we feel we have only scratched the surface.
Brett, Victoria, Daisy & Emily – Tramoundana Suite – May 2019
We had such a lovely holiday at Avithos Beach Estate. Karen and John are the most amazing hosts, from Karen’s knowledge of the island with tips and advice of places to visit to John’s delicious breakfasts, nothing was too much trouble and they really helped to make our holiday very special. The accommodation was very nice, we stayed in Tramoundana which was very spacious with newly-fitted bathrooms and a lovely large terrace. The setting is beautiful with lovely gardens, great views and a stunning beach only a few minutes’ walk away. The two local tavernas are lovely too and well worth a visit. The whole experience with Simpson was first class. Very likely we’ll be back one day!
Sarah, David, Jessica & Ben – May 2019
A fabulous family holiday, very relaxing. Great to have the beach within walking distance. Karen, John and everyone were very hospitable, helpful and knowledgeable. Great holiday – loved Kefalonia!
The Moore family – Graigos Suite – May 2019
Best holiday ever.
Ella Moore (age 7) – May 2019
I love my holiday.
Owen Moore (age 4) – May 2019
Avithos Beach Estate is great! Loved the cats, including Dave, and also the others in the great restaurants next to the beach. I recommend Avithos beach because it’s so near and nice. We made many friends and wish we could spend longer. Thanks Karen and John, you were great at helping out.
Ella (age 12) – May 2019
A wonderful week at Avithos – the beach is amazing as are the local beach tavernas. It’s tempting never to go further!
Sue – May 2019
I enjoyed my time at Avithos Beach Estate very much. It was so fun and I made a lot of friends. I recommend Assos because it is very pretty and has a lot of cats! Thank you Karen and John.
Zoe (age 10) – May 2019
John and Karen – thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and a really lovely time. The boys absolutely loved making friends, terrorising Dave (the cat) and chatting to you both. I've been told John's pancakes taste so good because he sings when he makes them, so I've been instructed to do the same (oh dear! It will have the opposite effect with my singing voice!). They really loved the turtle talk, their gingerbread men and their freedom – It made it very special for us all. Some great friendships and memories were made – what more could you ask for? Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again.
Anne, Will, Toby and Edward – Sirokos Suite – May 2019
Avithos Beach Estate is in a beautiful setting, with sea views from our apartment (Sirokos). The apartment was very clean and comfortable, including a complimentary bottle of wine which was very welcome. The Simpson managers, John and Karen, were very welcoming and helpful as was Mikas at breakfast. They were all a mine of information about the local sights and facilities. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week and would love to visit again.
Mike and Barbara Charles – Sirokos Suite – May 2019
We had a very enjoyable holiday with Simpson Travel. Very well organised and everything catered for. I would be happy to book with them again anytime.
Mrs Morfey – Levantes Suite – October 2018
We so much enjoyed our stay with Simpson Travel at Avithos Beach Estate, which now has to be one of the nicest places in Greece we’ve stayed in many years – everything about our stay was perfect. We also cannot thank Karen and John enough for making us feel so welcome and at home at the Estate; and it was not just Karen and John, but they whole team – and especially Eva who was an absolute angel and who could not have been more engaging and helpful. Karen and John's local knowledge and recommendations and tips on places to visit and eat was second to none and their whole approach to customer service went above and beyond the norm. We were unquestionably made to feel very much part of the Avithos Beach Estate family; we miss the team madly and can’t wait to go back again as soon as we can.
Nolan & Donna – Graigos Suite – October 2018
Karen and John are the kindest, friendliest, most generous hosts we have ever experienced. Nothing is too much trouble for them – they look after their guests with genuine care and attention, and they take real pleasure in sharing their local knowledge and love of Kefalonia. We were very touched by the lovely and unexpected gifts they gave us during our stay: having heard about our love of sea turtles, Karen baked us turtle-shaped gingerbread biscuits. And knowing our interest in photography, John loaned us his special-effect smart phone lenses. Those sorts of gestures are the things we will remember long after our return to the UK. John and Karen are truly the heart and soul of Avithos, and they are the reason we are already planning to return to the hotel next year. The rest of the team was also exceptional. Eva was unfailingly cheerful, eager to please and full of fascinating facts about Greek culture. We were thrilled to receive a gift of her homemade tzatziki, which was a real treat. Simon's quiet efficiency was the perfect complement to Eva's enthusiasm – the two of them make a great team and are a real asset to the hotel.
Ms I Sterns – Tramoundana Suite – October 2018
This was our second time at Avithos and it was even better than our first! Karen and John are the most perfect hosts: kind, generous, caring, knowledgeable and also fun to be with! Karen’s little extras (cakes, hand-drawn maps and lovely lavender bags) and John’s amazing breakfasts make for a very memorable stay. Eva and Simon both went out of their way to look after us – many thanks to them both. We will definitely be returning to Avithos – the sooner, the better! Many, many thanks from us both.
Ilana & Phil, October 2018
Nothing is too much trouble for Karen and John and we really enjoyed our stay at Avithos Beach. Our first time with Simpson Travel but I’m sure it won’t be our last. Karen with her comprehensive knowledge of the island and her homemade cakes! All the staff here have been great – thank you all. The turtles – a must see. Take time to explore Kefalonia – it’s beautiful. Thank you for making sure all ran smoothly.
May & Steve – October 2018
We had such a lovely time in Kefalonia and at the Avithos Beach Estate. The apartment is so lovely and comfortable – a home from home. The pool is lovely and the beach is fantastic, one of the best on the island. A cocktail on the beach at night is a must. Thank you to Karen for being you, so knowledgeable and passionate about the island. Thank you to John for the for the lovely breakfasts! Debra and Joe, Simon and Eva – you are great. Will definitely be back!
Nicky & John – October 2018
We had a fantastic time in Avithos – it was everything we hoped for and more! The resort is a great place to relax and unwind with the tavernas and beach bar a great focal point for the evenings. It’s also a great base to explore the beauty of Kefalonia from the beaches in Mounda and Myrtos and the towns of Assos and Fiskardo, to the panoramic views from St George’s Castle and Mt. Ainos. Karen and John have been wonderful hosts, making our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible – nothing was too much trouble! We would also like to thank the rest of the team, especially Eva, whose passion for the island, Greek culture and her family was inspiring. We hope to be back very soon!
Nick & Helen – October 2018
Thank you so much for the warm welcome this week. We had a very relaxing week and enjoyed exploring the island and then coming back to lovely accommodation. Everything we could have wanted was provided and the extra touches such as the welcome pack, cakes and friendly staff really made it an excellent holiday.
Helen & Andrew – September 2018
We’ve had a most comfortable and enjoyable stay at Avithos. John and Karen have been great hosts with attention to detail. We can thoroughly recommend visiting Fiskardo – a beautiful village tucked away in the north. The journey there is breath-taking and nail-biting at the same time! A visit to Myrtos beach on the way is a definite or if not worth stopping en route to take some photos of the majestic coastline. If you are considering visiting the Blue Jasmine in Scarla then it’s definitely worth eating at the family run restaurant, Sunrise, on the seafront at the far end of the stretch of bars and places to eat.
Michael & Amanda – September 2018
A big thank you to all for making us so welcome. Karen was so informative about the island and John’s culinary sills made every breakfast a treat. Joe always took the time for a chat and Simon’s dry sense of humour and navigation skills were appreciated. Eva kept our room spotlessly clean and helped me expand my Greek language skills! We arrived tired and stressed and couldn’t have chosen a better place to relax. The beach is beautiful and the food in the local tavernas is delicious. The feta cheese parcels and the fish sharing platter is a must! If you get the chance, visit the café at St George’s castle – the cheesecake is scrumptious.
Joanna & Jonny – September 2018
We returned to Avithos Beach Estate for a second holiday – not only because its location of peace, relaxation and rustic charm suits our getaway requirements, but mainly because of the excellent hosting skills of the managers, Karen and John. They don’t go the extra mile - they travel an extra ten miles to see to every guest’s needs and requests. They are truly exceptional. Their special, thoughtful gestures are priceless. Thank you for, once again, the most wonderful holiday.
Lennie & Kim – September 2018
Everyone at Avithos Beach Estate made us feel so welcome. In particular we enjoyed our chats with Karen, John and Joe, the gardener. Karen, John and Simon put so much effort into making sure our needs were met. We really enjoyed the quiz night which was good fun and encouraged the guests to get to know one another. John's food was delicious and Karen's knowledge and enthusiasm for the Island was second to none. We are already planning a return visit next year knowing that we will be so well looked after.
Joanna Flowers – Pounentes Suite – September 2018
Our party of six adults enjoyed a great week at Avithos. The location is excellent and the local tavernas, beach bar and beach itself were pretty much perfect for our needs and expectations. No hesitation in recommending this holiday. As hosts, Karen and John went beyond expectations to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
Gary – Tramoundana Suite – September 2018
We absolutely loved our stay at Avithos Beach Estate! From seeing the turtles in Argostoli to relaxing on the local beach. Our holiday was so relaxing. John and Karen made it so special – John’s delicious food went down a treat – especially his vegetarian goodies, and Karen has so much knowledge and advice about what to do. We highly recommend their quiz night. A highlight of the holiday included the Queen Bee boat trip from Argostoli – loads of swimming and free wine! We can’t wait to go back and do all the bits we didn’t get around to this time.
Carol, Andrew, Katherine & Matthew – Tramoundana Suite – September 2018
Thank you for a wonderful and relaxing holiday. Karen, John and the team went out of their way to make us welcome, with the hospitality beginning with a lovely glass of wine on arrival. Avithos Beach Estate is such a welcoming and peaceful place to stay and we were very spoiled. We had perfect weather for our two weeks, no rain and hot sunny days throughout. Our highlights included a day trip to Zante and visits to Antisamos beach and Sami. Sisia beach is worth the extra mile walk for its beauty and quietness. We also loved the quiz night and the turtle talk and were lucky enough to see some turtle hatchlings being guided towards the sea – amazing! We also spent a lot of time at the local beach and tavernas which was great and convenient. We enjoyed our morning runs and hope the hills made us fitter. We hope to return soon.
The Nestor Family – Garbis Suite – September 2018
We had a really relaxing two weeks and Avithos Beach Estate is just perfect for chilling out. It is in such a good position that most other places are easily reached in a day. The pool area is very good and well maintained. Just down the road is a lovely sandy beach with lots of space to accommodate all needs. Our hosts, Karen and John, and all the staff were very, very helpful and they really go the extra mile to look after their guests. The local restaurants are good enough to minimise travelling elsewhere in the evening.
Steve & Rosie – Sirokos Suite – September 2018
We had a superb relaxing week at Avithos Beach Estate. John and Karen are exceptional hosts – nothing is too much trouble for them or the rest of the team. We enjoyed the quiz night, John’s cooking and the proximity and friendliness of the beach bar – superb location for a sundowner with cool music. A trip to Fiskardo is worthwhile with a superb lunch (take the road through the middle rather than the coast road). We did the Dreamy Cruises boat trip which was very good – only 20 on board and good food too! Both tavernas are very good – we didn’t really feel the need to go anywhere else.
Alison, Ken, Cameron & Becca – Tramoundana Suite – September 2018
Thank you Karen and John for a most relaxing holiday at Avithos Beach Estate. Sun, sea, vino and fantastic hospitality. What more could you want?
Rigel & Anne – Levantes Suite – September 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed our second visit to Avithos Beach Estate. If you are looking for a relaxing holiday, you are in the right place. Karen, John and their team do everything in their power to make all their guests feel welcome and extremely well looked after. John’s breakfast treats are amazing, and being able to enjoy them while gazing out from the terrace is definitely something to savour. It’s well worth seeing the turtles at Argostoli, the local olive press and of course the lovely beach. Our visit was quite lazy, but we did venture up to Fiskardo – it’s quite a long drive and a busy place but beautiful nonetheless and worthwhile. Our main recommendation would be to take it easy, relax and make the most of this magical place. We loved it and can’t wait for the next time.
Catherine, John & Maddie – Tramoundana Suite – September 2018
I loved so many things about my holiday, but there are too many to write about! Some of my favourite things about the Avithos Beach Estate were seeing the turtles, the Lady O Cruise, the Orange Tree restaurant and everything about the accommodation. In particular the friendliness of the staff, the quality of the breakfasts and hanging out at the pool table with my brother and friends. I would like to say a big thank you to Karen, John and the rest of the team and I would definitely love to come back!
Archie (aged 15) – Levantes Suite – August 2018
This was our first holiday with Simpson Travel and we enjoyed the whole experience. Avithos Beach Estate was fabulous. Our boys loved the pool and meeting new friends and we loved the quiet and calm (and safe) environment. Karen and John (and everyone) are lovely and made our holiday so much easier, always willing to help no matter what the request.
Stephen Muldoon – Pounentes Suite– August 2018
We loved our stay at the Avithos Beach Estate – from the beautiful views to the amazing breakfasts. Karen and John are the perfect hosts. We enjoyed our trips to the beach before going to the Avithos Preview Taverna for delicious food! Overall we had a lovely stay. Thank you for being so welcoming.
The Greenup Family – Tramoundana Suite – August 2018
We had another fabulous two weeks at Avithos Beach Estate and Karen and John are the perfect hosts. They are so welcoming and accommodating and really made us all feel part of the family. We had a wonderful trip on the Queen Bee, but spent most days on Avithos Beach or around the pool. The children enjoyed the freedom and independence of the estate and made the most of the pool and football tables, and the pool as well. We were sad when it was time to go home, but look forward to returning next year!
Sasha, Jamie, Jessica (aged 11) & Sophie (aged 9) – Maistros Suite – August 2018
We had a wonderful holiday at Avithos Beach Estate. Thank you to Karen and John who exceed all expectations. Their thoughtfulness, kindness and friendly disposition helped make the holiday extremely special. They made Clara a birthday cake for our arrival and were also incredibly patient and kind with our daughter Anja who has special needs. Anja loved her meetings with Karen in the office, planning trips and tasks for her teddy bears. Karen and John are a truly wonderful couple and great ambassadors for Simpson Travel...which is why we booked in resort to come back next year for the third year running!
Mcloughlin family – Graigos Suite – August 2018
To Karen and John – thank you for making our holiday so much better. You are both so kind and generous. You lent us many things and you gave us delicious cake, made us yummy breakfasts and you introduced us to other people in the resort, who we became great friends with. Most of all, you made us feel super welcome on Kefalonia and did your best to give us a very enjoyable experience.
Kitty (aged 13) – Ostria Suite – August 2018
We had such a relaxing and easy holiday at Avithos Beach Estate, in no small part down to Karen, John and their friendly team. They made us so welcome, had so many excellent recommendations of places to visit or to eat at and no question or request was too much trouble. Thank you for making our stay such a pleasure!
Steve & Jayne Muldoon – Pounentes Suite – August 2018
We have just returned from our second visit to Avithos Beach Estate and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. Karen, John and the rest of the team are so welcoming and make you feel as if you are staying amongst friends. Karen is full of great recommendations about what to do and where to eat and nothing is ever too much trouble. I am sure we will back.
Mrs Adam – Graigos Suite – August 2018
We had such a wonderful break at Avithos Beach Estate. Karen, John and the team are the most wonderful hosts. Everything is made easy by their warmth and knowledge of the island. A highlight for us was the beach – heavenly with our boys aged 9 and 7 as it has safe, shallow water and a lovely beach bar. The Queen Bee boat trip was a beautiful day out. Amazing food with stops at secluded beaches, although it could be a bit long for younger children.
The Armstrong Family – Tramoundana Suite – July 2018
We had a wonderful stay at Avithos Beach Estate with Karen, John, Wendy and Neil. The area is beautiful. We went to Argostoli, Assos, Sami, Antisamos, Lourdata, Fiskardo and various places in between. The beach is lovely and ideal as it’s so shallow for a long way. If you’re not keen on sand though, Antisamos has pebbles. We saw turtles, bees, lizards, dolphins, dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. We had a lovely sunset cruise on the Queen Bee for the lunar eclipse and saw dolphins, which was amazing! Karen and John are amazing and really special.
Claire & Neil – Garbis Suite – July 2018
We had a wonderful week relaxing, but it was far too short. We loved our time at Avithos Beach Estate, spending time by the pool and at the beach and eating lots of delicious Kefalonian food. My parents first came here about 35 years ago, and then they brought Anna and me here 19 years ago so it was lovely to spend a week together as an adult family reminiscing. Thanks to all the team for their hospitality. We were sad to leave.
The Davies Family – Maistros Suite – July 2018
We had a wonderful holiday at Avithos Beach Estate. We spent long days at the fabulous beach, staying so late that we saw the sun go down whilst enjoying the vibe at the cool beach bar. A highlight was the Queen Bee cruise – we enjoyed the day trip so much that we booked an evening sunset cruise. Fabulous hospitality with home-cooked food, swimming stops and motorised dinghy rides that were so much fun for the whole family. We explored the island with pit stops at Myrtos Beach, Assos, Fiskardo and we admired the Greek interior of the restaurants and coffee shops in Argostoli with some retail therapy to boot. While all these things were great, what made our holiday so special was the warm and generous hospitality of John, Karen, Wendy, Deb and Joe. These lovely people make a fantastic team and nothing was too much trouble. The girls loved Karen’s craft sessions and we are now turtle fans and experts. Karen’s knowledge and love of the island is infectious and her advice and customer service the best. The grounds are stunning, delicious breakfasts and the rooms are kept tip top. Thank you all – we will be back to enjoy more chilled holidays in the future.
Karen, Graham, Amelia and Olivia – July 2018
I found Karen’s stone painting and turtle modelling really enjoyable and she had good suggestions of things to do. John’s breakfasts were really yummy and there was so much. (I liked the pancakes). I also really liked the pool table as I learnt how to play pool.
Rafi (aged 9) – Levantes Suite – July 2018
We had a great holiday in lovely Emily’s House, which is in a fantastic location. We enjoyed the local tavernas and great shop nearby. We thoroughly recommend the villa and especially enjoyed having drinks on the turret.
RC – July 2018
I loved John’s breakfasts and Karen’s stone painting. Hanging out at the pool table was brilliant for me. I really enjoyed playing in the pool and I liked seeing the turtles on the pedalo ride. It was a really good holiday.
Hani (aged 12) – Levantes Suite – July 2018
We were looking for a peaceful, beautiful place to stay, near a beach in a resort with no pressure to do very much at all. After a busy year, pure escape was what we needed. Avithos Beach Estate offered all of this and more. It's near a small beach with wonderful clear, shallow water (ideal for the children) with great views of the sea and the surrounding farmland. From the moment we arrived, we relaxed. Karen is a great hostess and made everyone feel very welcome. Nothing was too much trouble and she was full of ideas and suggestions about how to have a memorable holiday. She is so warm and friendly (as was everyone on the team). When your child has tangled hair and the manager of the hotel makes a hair mask using eggs and honey in an attempt to help, you know you're somewhere special! And not only that, she did crafts with the children, brought in a volunteer from the turtle charity to explain how important it is to protect these beautiful creatures which lay their eggs on the island and she made sure we had everything we needed at every opportunity. Behind the scenes, John worked incredibly hard (great fig jam John!) and the breakfasts were delicious. We loved our apartment which was wonderfully roomy. The children are already asking when we're returning. Thanks again to Karen and all of the Avithos team.
Ally & Rob Biddulph – Ostria Suite – July 2018
It is always hard to come home from your holiday, and this year was no exception – we had the most wonderful holiday at the Avithos Beach Estate, and we all agreed this one was our best ever (our fourth consecutive visit for our summer holiday).
The Bulos Family – Levantes Suite – July 2018
This was our first holiday to Kefalonia, and what a wonderful week we had. Avithos Beach Estate is fabulous, the lovely beach, great tavernas close by, amazing weather and to top it all off Karen, John and their fantastic team who couldn’t have been more attentive and helpful. We planned to do little, but managed to fit in a whole host of visits. We recommend visiting St George’s Castle, Assos, Fiskardo, Anti Samos beach, St Gerasimos monastery with its amazing frescos, the turtles at Argostoli and a boat trip on the Queen Bee. The week flew by but we have all voted for a return trip. Many thanks also to Karen for taking time out to take a group of us to the olive oil farm.
Steve, Gillian & Toby – Sirokos Suite – July 2018
We had a fabulous week in Kefalonia and the weather was amazing! A highlight of the trip was the Queen Bee boat trip with the kind and friendly brothers, George and Peter – they couldn’t have looked after us better, taking us to amazing beaches and providing us with a delicious lunch. We also travelled to a mysterious beach where the sea was an extraordinary colour blue. Karen and John were excellent hosts supported brilliantly by Wendy, Neil and Joe. From John’s delicious breakfast to the abundance of Karen’s local knowledge, they really can’t be faulted – they were also brilliant with the special gluten free dietary needs that we needed. All in all, a wonderful week with many amazing memories.
Ed, Sarah & family – Ostria Suite – July 2018
We had a lovely lazy week with beautiful, hot weather. Everything at Avithos Beach Estate is so convenient, with great breakfasts and pool. The Honesty Bar is very handy. Thanks for your help and hospitality.
The Hatchmans – Pounentes Suite – July 2018
Another fantastic holiday at Avithos Beach Estate, our third visit in just over a year, which tells you everything you need to know. The weather was not typical for June, but we still fitted in a few visits to the beach (and beach bar) and pool and it encouraged us to finally explore more of the island which is beautiful – a day out to Assos was particularly memorable, as were the water sports at Antisamos beach. Once again we found the people of Kefalonia incredibly welcoming and helpful, and of course the staff at Avithos Beach Estate are exceptional.
Wendy Hibbs – Tramoundana Suite – June 2018
Our stay at Avithos Beach Estate was fabulous, the location was idyllic and the hosts were totally committed to making our holiday memorable. Breakfasts were varied and most enjoyable, a variety of both hot and cold delights. A day trip on ‘The Queen Bee’ viewing dolphins and turtles is a must.
John – Ostria – June 2018
We had an amazing stay at Avithos. We loved the beach. My favourite part was when we went to the beach and the waves were big. The house was very nice.
Charlie, aged 9 – June 2018
We had a fantastic week at Avithos Beach Estate. We spent a lot of time on the beach – swimming, playing and relaxing. All in all, this place has been an amazing area to stay and we were sad to leave. Karen and the rest of the team have been amazing, brilliant and fantastic hosts. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Tim, Tina & Emily Bilham – June 2018
Avithos Beach Estate is a fabulous place for a relaxing holiday on what must be one of the most beautiful Greek islands. It is within two minutes’ walk of the beach and two great tavernas. You don’t need a car, but if you don't mind driving, the views throughout the island are breathtaking.
Chris Davis – Sirokos – June 2018
This was our third time at Avithos Beach Estate – we travel all over the world, but from our first visit three years ago this place is perfect for a relaxing week away. The facilities and location are perfect, but what makes the place is the people who run it. We live such busy lives and the thought of arriving somewhere where everything is so straightforward and drama-free is very appealing. John and Karen are wonderful people, and conduct themselves in such a way that they are there if you need them, but equally leave us to please ourselves. All of the staff are equally as pleasant and helpful; they all give a professional, personal service. I have recommended Avithos Beach Estate to my friends and clients, and will continue to do so. The overall location is fantastic and I feel you have everything within easy reach, but it is the people that run it that make it so special. We will return, and the thought of a drama free holiday is just a breath of fresh air. Thank you to everyone there.
Ms T Everett – Tramoundana – May 2018
We would thoroughly recommend Avithos Beach Estate to families and couples. The pool and proximity to a fantastic beach and lovely tavernas is ideal. The hosts, Karen and John, are extremely welcoming and go the extra mile to make sure your stay is perfect.
Helen and family – Tramoundana – May 2018
Avithos Beach Estate is a great location – a beautiful place to stay. It’s very near a sandy beach and has excellent accommodation and gardens full of flowers. Karen and John, who run the resort, are exceptional hosts. They are always happy to help and are full of local knowledge. We particularly enjoyed visiting out-of-the-way beaches, meeting local people and exploring the island. Kefalonia is a lovely place to visit, and Avithos an ideal place to stay.
Jen Hallett – Levantes – May 2018
I knew as soon as we went into the apartment that I’d really enjoy this holiday and I did. Here is a list of things I really enjoyed: pebble painting, expressive art and the turtle talk. I also liked the food night and really enjoyed playing pool. I think that the parents should have a try at the Quiz night. I think the swimming pool is pretty cool. They even have sun beds and umbrellas if you want to chill and stay under the umbrella for some shade. At the lagoon in Argostoli we saw really cute turtles, and if you are lucky enough, you might see them as well. The restaurants are nice and they have really good food. In Argostoli Plaza you will see a place called the Premier. We went and it’s really nice. I ordered a small pizza but when they brought it to the table it was ginormous! I loved the beach, it is so beautiful and the sand is really soft. I had a really good time and I was sad to leave.
Ciara, aged 8 – Ostria Suite – May 2018
Karen and John and their team were really excellent and looked after us so well. The location was brilliant either the beach and two good restaurants just metres away. We saw a lot of the island which is beautiful. The restaurants and tavernas were all really good. The weather was fantastic, 21-25C so perfect for travelling around.
Mrs Gilbert – October 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Avithos Beach Estate. Karen and John were very welcoming and helpful hosts. The accommodation was lovely and in a perfect location – only a couple of minutes' walk from an amazing sandy beach. Beautiful island – perfect for a week of exploring and relaxing.
Mrs Musgrave – October 2017
Avithos Beach Estate is a lovely presented resort. Our apartment was nicely furnished, clean and comfortable. Our hosts Karen and John were very welcoming and helpful. We had access to guidebooks and local information and handmade maps to help us negotiate the roads in Kefalonia. Our breakfasts were varied and filling and we also had cakes on some evenings to enjoy. We had a super quiet stay, good weather, no crowds. The local tavernas were located only five minutes away so we never ate anywhere else as all we wanted was on the doorstep. Well done Simpson Travel.
Mr Allen – October 2017
This was our first trip with Simpson Travel and I think Avithos Beach Estate has set the bar extremely high! Karen and John and all the staff have been so helpful from the very moment was landed on Kefalonia. Great information about where to go, the best places to see, the best routes to get there (well done with the lovely maps Karen!). We were extremely fortunate with a great week weather wise, 25 degrees, warm and sunny which added to the overall enjoyment of our stay. The tavernas down the road served great food and were friendly and welcoming. This was an added bonus since there was no need to drive to find somewhere to eat in the evening. Thank you Karen and John for looking after us so well.
The Allens – October 2017
We have had a wonderful 10-day holiday at Avithos Beach Estate. It is a wonderful hotel in a fabulous location. The villa is lovely, has everything you need and more. We would like to thank Debbie and Eve for making our beds every day, beautiful clean sheets and lovely cushions displayed every time, the lovely towels on arrival and the olive branches – so very beautiful. Thank you to Richard for serving us breakfast every day with a smile. Thank you to Joe for keeping the grounds so beautiful and well kept. Always with a smile and a chat. Karen and John, last but not least – John for the fantastic breakfasts, beautiful food on food nights and Karen for your enthusiasm, knowledge of the island, entertaining us with your 'unique' style on quiz nights. You both definitely go the extra mile for your guests.
The Smiths – September 2017
A lovely week's holiday after a hectic summer, lovely and relaxing. A special thanks to Karen, John, Richard and the team. Karen worked hard to ensure everything was perfect and we wish them well for the future.
Hilary & Trevor – September 2017
Another wonderful week here being looked after by Karen, John, Debs, Eva, Joe and Richard. Together they made the friendliest, most helpful, most positive group of people you could wish to meet – nothing was too much trouble and now they feel like friends. We planned to explore more on this visit but once again ended up on the beach here, unable to tear ourselves away so we will have to just come back again!
The Tibbs & Williams Families – September 2017
We had a wonderful week at Avithos Beach Estate. The suite was lovely and the breakfasts great! Location was superb with a beautiful beach and a couple of tavernas right on the doorstep. We had such a relaxing week and enjoyed our trips to Assos and St Thomas beach. Lily particularly enjoyed seeing the turtles in Argostoli! Our hosts, Karen, John and the team, made our stay very easy and relaxing. The little touches like Prosecco and Karen's cakes were wonderful and the pencils/stickers and use of beach toys for Lily was very much appreciated. Karen's map and recommendations were great and Richard's tips for Assos. Brilliant hosts!
Andrew, Jill & Lily – September 2017
We have had a fabulous week staying here. The weather hasn't been great but it gave us an opportunity to explore this beautiful island. Our hosts Karen and John have been amazing! This is our second time staying here and we will certainly be back! Thank you Karen and John for a lovely holiday!
Tracey & Danny – September 2017
A special corner of Kefalonia to holiday. Excellent two weeks – well looked after by John, Karen and their friendly, knowledgeable staff. There is something for everyone, lovely local beaches, tavernas withing walking distance, churches, monasteries, castles, mountains, ferry trips to Lixouri – we have done it all. The quiz night was good fun too. The Simpson Travel team here made everything easy and we really learned a whole lot more about Kefalonia than we would have done without them.
Baba & Nicke – September 2017
Everything about Avithos Beach Estate has Karen and John's personal touches, which makes it a special place, the location is wonderful, with a superb beach and the choice of the two fab tavernas on the waterfront. We enjoyed spectacular sunsets at the beach bar. We managed three days exploring the island in the car and found some amazing places. The enthusiasm of Karen and John is second to none and their plans for Avithos Beach Estate in the future sound fantastic we wish them and their staff (who were also so friendly and helpful) every luck and happiness and we know many lucky people will enjoy their fruits.
Billy & Hydra – September 2017
One of the best holidays we have had...EVER! Karen, John and the whole team were superb – they all went the extra mile for us and all of their guests. John's special breakfasts were a joy and a treat we looked forward to every day. We particularly enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the beach estate. The quiz night was a great event – fabulous food and a great way of bringing all the guests together. Thank you for creating lovely memories – we will be back!
The Birchams – September 2017
We have visited the island many times but this is the best so far. Karen and John, plus all other staff, have made us feel so welcome. Simon's birthday was marked with a special table for breakfast with John's mushroom omelette, a cake and a card. The resort is lovely, the beach, beach bar and two tavernas are all good, no need to travel unless you really want to. Thank you for a truly memorable stay.
Carde & Simon – September 2017
The quality of a Simpson Travel holiday is of the very best. The accommodation is always beautiful and so are the people that manage and run them. We would 100% recommend a Simpson Travel holiday to all our friends.
Mrs Annan – September 2017
If you are wanting a relaxing and very comfortable holiday then Avithos Beach Estate is the perfect destination. You can do as much or as little as you wish and the wonderful staff will help you achieve this. We had great advice about local tavernas and some interesting history lessons too. Can hardly wait for a return visit. Many thanks to all the staff.
Mrs Gingell – September 2017
Well, the two weeks are up and a great two weeks they were too. Karen, John and the team made our stay both relaxing and highly enjoyable. They went to no ends to provide information and local knowledge and Karen's handmade road maps got us everywhere we wanted to go. Our boat trip was probably the highlight of our holiday and the two lads who steered the vessel were entertaining and amusing Would I come back...? Most definitely. Tavernas great, cafés wonderful. The team – I say a big big thank you to John for his humour, cooking and singing; Panos for his little insight into the working of Kefalonia; Richard for his historical knowledge and the wonderfully brewed mountain tea and Karen for all the little extras she thinks of which makes a holiday perfect or as Karen says in Greek "Telias".
Carol & Mick – September 2017
A return trip! Thank you very much John, Karen and Richard for all your hospitality. Nothing was too much trouble and we so appreciated all your help. Lovely hotel, beautiful secluded location and fabulous weather. We are very sad to be leaving.
Hugh, Masion & Harriet – September 2017
We had a fantastic holiday, we have been going to Mousses in Lefkada for years so this was a new adventure for us. Very happy to say it did not disappoint. The staff and accommodation were both excellent and we look forward to coming back again next year.
Mrs Devonald – September 2017
Avithos Beach Estate is a beautiful location and the managers, Karen and John, with their team go the extra mile to ensure you have a wonderful holiday.
Mrs Greenland – September 2017
Great location with a beautiful beach nearby and the good-sized pool was never too crowded. The rooms were very clean and well equipped. There is lots to explore on this beautiful island! The staff were all extremely helpful and made our holiday special.
Mrs Webster – September 2017
Lovely relaxing fortnight on a beautiful island. We were not sure what to expect and were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the scenery – truly magnificent.
Mane, Alison, Thea & Anna – September 2017
A brilliant week in a lovely hotel. We move on to the Blue Jasmine today but don't want to leave here! Amazing team of staff who can't do enough for you. Quiz night/barbecue was great – especially being on the winning team! No need to go far for meals at night and a beautiful beach. Many thanks to all at Avithos Beach Estate for making the holiday special.
Pat & Keiran – September 2017
We had a wonderful stay at Avithos. Karen, John and the team were all helpful beyond measure and very friendly. Karen provided toys and equipment for Emily (aged 2) and Eren brought her kittens for Emily to enjoy. Our thanks to Karen and the team for a really enjoyable holiday.
Lauren, Chris, Emily & Elaine – September 2017
Karen, John and all the great team make you feel like house guests rather than paying guests. Their enthusiasm and hospitality skills are exceptional. We were 'wowed' by the power and colour of Myrtos beach, a real highlight for us. Thank you all!
Claire & Clive – September 2017
Wonderful week in a lovely apartment. Thank you to everyone at Avithos for making our stay so special. We enjoyed the barbecue and quiz night, wonderful food prepared by John. Turtle watch in Argostoli was an absolute delight. John and Karen are wonderful hosts – thank you again for everything.
David, Carolyne & Sophie – September 2017
Just one week in this beautiful place, but we have loved the location, the beach and local tavernas, but most of all the we have been looked after by Karen, John and all their team. Nothing has been too much trouble for them. We hope that all your plans can be achieved.
John & Dennis – September 2017
We've had a fantastic stay and my only regret is that we weren't here for longer! The accommodation was perfect for me and the kids and the fact that everything we needed was within walking distance. John, Karen, Joe, Debs and all the rest of the staff are super lovely, super friendly and super helpful! Will definitely come back and travel with Simpson Travel again. Thank you so much for everything!
Steph, Emilio & Xavier – September 2017
A fabulous holiday. Relaxed and easy going, thank you to Karen and John for their wonderful hospitality, you have an amazing team. There is a lot to explore yet equally you can stay local and get everything you need. For us the real highlight is that Karen, John and the team have made us feel truly at home. Their kindness and patience knows no bounds. The children have made some wonderful friends. See you again soon!
The M'Loughlia Family – September 2017
Last day of a lovely week at Avithos. Thank you to all the team who have made it a very relaxing holiday, especially Karen and John, who have been great – very welcoming and helpful throughout. Enjoyed a trip to Argostoli to see the turtles in the lagoon and Assos was a lovely day out too. Myrtos beach looked spectacular. Thanks Karen for bringing Hector and the kittens in, the kids loved seeing them. Thanks John for some wonderful food, sorry if our kids eyes were often bigger then their bellies! Hope to see you again soon!
Rob, Katy, Henry & Mia – September 2017
Thanks to Karen, John and all at Avithos Beach Estate. Great couple of weeks, lovely settings and atmosphere. Special thanks to Karen for keeping all the children entertained, they loved the kittens, Hector and the cake sale. We hope to be back for another stay!
Lindsay, Tom, Stanley & Louis – September 2017
We have had a fabulous fortnight at Avithos! Huge thanks to Karen, John and all the team for their great hospitality – nothing is ever too much trouble and all the extra little touches have been much appreciated. Having seen a few of the beaches along the coast, our favourite was Avithos beach, handily within walking distance! We really don't want to go home but very much hope to see everyone again next year.
The Reed Family – September 2017
Karen and John at Avithos Beach Estate were very hospitable hosts. We wouldn't hesitate recommending to stay here.
Mrs Bertam – August 2017
Karen and John went the extra mile to make our holiday special. All the staff were very kind and cheerful and came across as genuinely enjoying their jobs. Our daughter was very fond of Karen who brought her dog and some lovely kittens in to show the children and was happy to let all the children invade her office and talk her ear off! The pool was lovely with amazing views. Having a hire car was a real plus too as there were so many beautiful places to explore which we wouldn't have been able to access without it. We felt very spoiled and hope to return.
Katie, Andy and Ellen – August 2017
Our third visit to Avithos and John and Karen have helped make it perfect, with their welcoming charm, superb hospitality and breakfasts – we couldn't tear ourselves away! Lingering over our morning coffee gazing at that view has, as previously, set up each day for relaxing and exploring this beautiful island. So many happy memories – have fun making yours, and be sure to ask Karen and John for their terrific recommendations. With enormous thanks to everyone for the best holiday!
Paul, Sam, Hani & Rafi – August 2017
Great holiday in a great place, the service and help made the holiday even better. Thanks to all the team for a great week!
Alan, Melanie & Ellie – August 2017
We had a great time in a beautiful location with a great team looking after us. Karen is a wealth of information and was ever so helpful. Thank you all so much!
Malcolm, Sarah, Eleanor & Samuel – August 2017
A truly relaxing holiday made even more superb by Karen & John and their wonderful team. Thank you! See you soon, we hope!
Solomon Family – August 2017
We've had a lovely relaxing holiday - plenty of Sunshine and lazy days by the pool and on the beautiful Avithos Beacj. The sea is perfectly clear + beautifully warm! A very happy holiday!
Ruston Family – August 2017
We have enjoyed ourseleves enormously here at the Avithos Beach Estate and having both the pool and the beach in such a small walking distance has been great. All the staff here have been nothing but friendly and accomodating and breakfast every morning was wonderful! Overall we have had a fantastic 2 weeks and loved exploring Kefalonia. Can't wait to come back!
Susan, Tim, Kitty , Quinn, Margot and Natty – August 2017
Karen, John & their wonderful team made our holiday! Nothing is too much trouble. The service and hospitality was great, the rooms were clean and tidy. I really enjoyed the restaurants nearby. The air conditioned rooms provided sanctuary when the weather was too overwhelming! This island is magical! We have had two weeks of total relaxation. The team here have worked so hard and made this holiday a total success.
Libby, Evie, Katya & Tom – August 2017
We had a brilliant holiday here. Karen and John were amazing hosts. The breakfast were so good, and the range of food was huge, everything you could wish for. Karen, and all the staff as a matter of fact were so helpful recommending tavernas and beaches or activities. Our highlight was the BBQ as the food as the food was great and the kids made friends, which meant they just wanted to stay local so they could meet up.
Sam, Catherine, Hermoine and Imogen – August 2017
Our third visit to the gorgeous Avithos Beach Estate, and a third fantastic holiday. John & Karen and all their staff are absolutely fabulous and cannot do enough to ensure that every part of the stay is nothing short of perfect. Incredibly well kept accommodation, always clean and very well presented throughout the Beach Estate. The breakfast on the terrace is a daily highlight, if not the amazing selection of fresh food (all prepared by John every morning) but the views and the peace alone are divine. Incredibly convenient for the best beach in Kefalonia is less than 5 minutes on foot, and is sandy, beautifully clean and warm seas, and not very busy at all. On the same route are two excellent tavernas - and if that short trip is too much for you in the heat, then the pool at the accommodation is the perfect spot to cool off and enjoy a swim. Absolutely perfect for families (our kids loved it aged 8 and 11), and events like the weekly BBQ, stone painting and the table tennis help to bring guests together. A first class experience again with Simpson, hard to beat, and Kefalonia is just breathtaking.
Bulos Family – August 2017
Our holiday at Avithos Beach Estate was faultless. The location and accommodation were perfect for our family, but what really made it extra special were the staff. Karen has excellent knowledge of the whole island and was really helpful on many many occasions. John is an amazing chef and ensured that we were treated to extra special and varying breakfasts each morning. They were both incredibly kind and friendly and it was like going to stay with favourite family members. All the staff were kind and helpful and I will never forget Joe giving me a daily weather forecast whilst he went about his work around the grounds. My son George said he felt like he was part of the hotel family, especially when he helped with the quiz and went out collecting figs. It was a perfect holiday and we wish we were still there now. Please continue to source family friendly hotels with a similar set up. We've stayed at a few, but would always be happy to explore new destinations.
Mrs Kirton – August 2017
Fabulous week! Gorgeous weather despite thunder storm. Amazing accommodation and hosts! couldn't ask for much more : beautiful place, so friendly and best breakfasts. The turtles in Argostoli were so amazing we are off to see them again now! The local beach in the best and the cave with the lake in is well worth the drive. Thank you for a lovely week!
The Woodwins – July 2017
From the moment we arrived the Avithos Beach Estate exceeded our expectations. Karen and John and their team do an amazing job and we did not want for anything during our stay. Their attention to detail and sense of caring is quite remarkable. The estate itself is lovely, and breakfasts on the terrace are superb, with a welcome variety of options through the week. We went in search of relaxation, and we most definitely found it and we would not hesitate to return to this amazing hideaway.
Mrs Haines – July 2017
Avithos Beach Estate. At times with the breeze through the palms, it felt like a tropical paradise. Avithos Beach Estate was impeccable for cleanliness, beauty and peace. This was all made possible by the excellent management by Karen and John who gave numerous tips and advise. The friendly 'family' like atmosphere meant a relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable time was had on such a beautiful island. Thank You both.
Mr Wakeham – July 2017
Thank you so much Karen, John and team. We have had such a lovely holiday here. You couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful - and it's a beautiful place to stay.
Mark, Aileen & Isla – July 2017
John and Karen absolutely could not be more attentive and caring. Rooms are comfy, setting is fantastic. Great stuff, lovely island, which I now wish I had visited years ago.
Pew, Lynne & Theo – July 2017
A big thank you to John and Karen for their amazing hospitality and making our stay so relaxing. We've had two fabulous weeks post GCSE's!
Michael, Michelle & Emily – July 2017
We have had a wonderful 2 weeks - Kefalonia is a beautiful island, as well as that we have had fantastic support and insight from Karen + John... A big thank you to them. A nice crowd of people staying here made it friendly and welcoming. Definitely be back for more! A big thank you again!
Lynne, Margaret, Imogen & Theo – July 2017
Thank you so much for all the wonderful help with the girls. They loved it here. special thanks to Karen - The pebble painting is such a wonderful idea. We'll be back and next time will venture further afield.
Hamilton Family – July 2017
An amazing holiday in a special location. Special thanks to Karen for all her information and recommendations. Anti Samos beach was our favorite and enjoyed the drive as the scenery is amazing. We would love to come back one day. Also, visit to Assos is worth it - a beautiful unspoiled village - we sat enjoying a drink taking in the surroundings. Thanks for everything!
Claire & Woody – July 2017
We've had a relaxing week in the most beautiful part of the world. Great weather, comfortable accommodation with such friendly hosts. Karen and John just can't do enough, and any problem is solved immediately! Lots of amazing places to go and see, but what is on the doorstep is hard to beat. Will definitely return.
Mark & Jane Dyer – July 2017
It is hard to find words to describe how lovely this place and the team that have looked after us have been. Karen, John, Thanos, Panos, Eva, Debbie and Joe are all such kind and caring people, they have played a large part in making this holiday the stress buster we needed after a busy few months.The accommodation and gardens exceed our expectations and everything we needed has been provided. We have enjoyed the luxuries of a large hotel without the disadvantages such as noise, crowds of people and dress codes etc. Kefalonia is a beautiful island and we hope to come back to see a little more of it. We did manage a few trips out, although staying at the beach was a great way to relax. As others have said, a visit to Argolol around 11am and seeing the turtles swimming near the boats is amazing. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and hope that you do too.
Catherine, John & Maddie – July 2017
We have had a fantastic 2 weeks and are very sad we have to leave! Highlights include eating a fabulous breakfast looking over the sea view. Karen & John and the team - we have truly been spoilt!! Spatia was a fantastic beach for us with 2 little children - very calm water with a lovely cove beach. We visited lots of lovely beaches but we spent most of our time at the pool!
Kathe, Chris, Lualle & Noah – July 2017
We've had such a lovely happy holiday! Thank you very much to the team for being so helpful, friendly, informative and so accommodating - You are superstars!
Claire, Charlie, James & Anna – July 2017
Thank you for a lovely time in Avithos. We had a great time relaxing and chilling on all the lovely beaches, Anti Saxos, Al Itelis, Skala. We went to Fiskaelo, Assos is beautiful! Boat trip enjoyable. Isabel had a lovely 12th birthday made extra special by Karen & John with a tasty cake! Thanks for everything!
Linda, Paul & Isabel – July 2017
"...another day in paradise" Thank you for making my birthday so special. Interesting to see what John creates every breakfast! BBQ lovely food and a great way to meet others. Karen the "fairy Godmother" of Avithos Beach Estate! Thank you both so much , your daily suggestions to make our week perfect. Simpson are lucky to have such caring and efficient hosts! New road to Asos is well worth a visit and a beautiful drive. What more can I say. Lovely home, Special place.
Michael, Susan, Matt & Lizzie – June 2017
A fabulous fortnight in lovely Kefalonia - thank you. Our young family ( 4 + 2) enjoyed the sandy beaches + wonderful pool. Karen + John were lovely hosts and so thoughtful, thank you Simpson Travel.
Grace, Nick, Harriet & Lucy – June 2017
Graham Simpson has a way of finding such excellent places to stay on the Greek islands and Avithos Beach Estate is no exception. You can either relax round the pool or take the short walk down the hill to the beaches. Safe paddling for children. Having just returned the beaches were not over busy but might change as the season moves on. There are two tavernas which you pass on your way to the beach. Can recommend the fish platter for two. You are well looked after by John, Karen and all the staff.. Certainly recommend Karen's rock or fruit cake. Very relaxing and enjoyable holiday
Mr Winslett – June 2017
Great place everyone is so friendly and helpful. Karen and John made us feel so welcome, the weather was superb all very relaxing. Our trip to Mount Aenos was a real adventure with fantastic views of the Islands and we look forward to a return visit.
Ann & David – June 2017
We have just returned from an unforgettable week at the Avithos Beach Estate. John and Karen are the most perfect hosts - warm, friendly and genuinely hospitable. It is obvious that they care deeply about their guests, and we love the creative touches they are bringing to the hotel and its grounds. Debbie is a wonderful addition to the team, as are Panos and Thanos - all of them were keen to share their love of Kefalonia, and we very much enjoyed the day trips they suggested. Joe deserves a special mention - thanks to him the hotel's gardens are really lovely, a lush, green oasis. This was our first Simpson hotel experience and it set the bar very high indeed! We hope to return very soon and look forward to seeing everyone again.
Mr Atkin – June 2017
Fantastic pool, amazing beach! I loved the stone painting with Karen and really fun barbeque - the quiz was fun! I spent hours playing with the kittens, they were adorable! I also met lots of nice children and can't wait to come back!
Lydia(Age 8) ,Jules & Vayden - February 2017
Simpson Travel are excellent. From their choice of locations, their website, sales and support team to the holiday experience itself. I would highly recommend them and our family will use them again and again. A holiday experience designed entirely around the customer! Perfect.
Mrs Ella Tracey – June 2017
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Densely forested hills dotted with traditional hamlets and a coastline of small, quiet coves combine to make Kefalonia an unspoilt Greek holiday delight. Its northeastern tip shelters an easily overlooked gem in Fiskardo, whose 18th-century houses stand proud with their flower-festooned balconies and carved doors. South Kefalonia tells a different story, quieter and more traditional, with tranquil villages and beautiful beaches, as well as Skala and Argostoli with its harbour bars and restaurants.
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