Dias Retreat

Kefalonia

Cool, contemporary styling, this modern two bedroom villa with private pool and garden is within walking distance to a beach and very easy driving distance to a traditional village. Great for families.

This villa is ideal for design-conscious guests who want their own private pool, easy proximity to a beach and a few traditional tavernas up the road to enjoy local produce with a few glasses of the excellent local wine.

From the traditional village of Kleismata, a quiet country lane leads down towards the sea. 180m before the beach, three age-old olive trees mark the entrance to Dias Retreat. The villa is situated in a large, private estate looking out over the uninhabited island of Dias.

The villa has been recently completed in the traditional Italianate style of the island. The dusky terracotta exterior blends perfectly with the minimalist style interiors. The entire ground floor is a spacious and light open plan space with living area, dining area and very smart kitchen – the white, modern furnishings throughout are comfortable and ultra-stylish. Large glass doors lead out to the pool terrace and outdoor dining area overlooking the pool and garden with the island of Dias shimmering in the distance.

From the open plan living area, stairs lead to the two bedrooms on the upper level – a master bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, and a bedroom with two single beds with en-suite bathroom with shower. Both bathrooms feature ochre-coloured marble and both bedrooms have views over the sea.

The villa has air-conditioning throughout, TV, DVD, i-pod docking station and WIFI.

Dias Retreat is surrounded by a large garden with lawns and outdoor dining terrace which has a dining table for six and barbecue facilities under the shade of a pergola. To the front of the terrace is a large private swimming pool (40sqm) with plenty of teak loungers for sunbathing around the pool.

The villa is walking distance to a very pretty, quiet local beach which is usually sandy (approx 5 mins walk). For those wanting more facilities, the long sandy beach at Avithos with its sun loungers, tavernas and cafes is about a 5 min drive away. The villa is also close driving distance (approx 1km) to the traditional village of Kleismata which has various tavernas and a small supermarket. The main town of the island, Argostoli, is about 10 mins by car - it has a great variety of traditional tavernas, some quite sophisticated restaurants, bars, cafes around the marina, a wonderful daily fruit and vegetable market, plenty of shops and fresh fish sold off the caique boats in the quay.

Perfect for families with children since the property has a large garden with lawns.

Facilities

Private pool
BBQ
Wifi
AC
Walkable to beach
Suitable for Honeymoons
Baby Cot
High Chair
Laundry
Dishwasher
iPod Friendly
DVD Player
TV
Hairdryer
Safe
Watersports

Prices

Sleeps 4
Deposit 40%
1 Apr - 18 May£ 1250/week
10 May - 15 Jun£ 1386/week
16 - 29 June£ 1775/week
30 Jun - 13 July£ 2153/week
14 July - 24 Aug£ 2686/week
25 - 31 Aug£ 2153/week
1 - 14 Sept£ 1386/week
15 Sept - 31 Oct£ 1250/week

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Available
Booked
Change over day - Saturday in July/August, otherwise flexible
Minimum 7 nights

Reviews

Alexandra Barker arrived 06/07/2013
 
My sister completed her diving with a great instructor called George - I will get her to send you his details if anyone enquires about doing it, if that is helpful?
 
Also, we found the taverna above Avithos Beach (Avithos Preview) was lovely we went almost every day!
 
Have a great rest of the summer too.
Alexandra
 
 
Dear Marie-Louise
I hope you are well.
I have been meaning to write and let you know that we had a lovely holiday at Dias Retreat. Everything was really super!
We shall be on the lookout shortly for next year's holiday so will be back in touch!
Thanks so much
Alexandra

Peter & Dawn Spooner arrived 02/06/2013
 
Hi Marie-Louise
 
We have now returned from our holiday in Dias Retreat, we had a fabulous time.
 
Many thanks for all your help
 
Kind regards
Dawn Spooner

Victoria Carrier arrived 09/06/2013
 
Hi Anna,
 
We have had a wonderful time at Dias Retreat and coming to Kefalonia has been the perfect holiday!
 
Thanks for everything, speak soon.
 
Z&V

Katrina Harry arrived 17/10/2013
 
Dear MarieLouise and Anna, 
 
Just a short note to say thank you very much to you both, and Katerina, for all of your assistance in making our stay at Dias Retreat possible.
 
We have had the most wonderful time in the beautiful villa and surrounds. We are all hoping to return in 2014, if possible. 
Thank you also for the lovely wine and other items when we arrived, it was very much appreciated. We have also left a small token gift of thanks for Katerina.

Nika Sawicka arrived 15/05/2014
 
Hi Vickie
 
We had a wonderful time and were really sad to leave Dias retreat. Hope to book it again soon! 
 
Nika
 
 
Hi there
 
Just a note to say that we made it (!) and the villa is beautiful. The area is so pretty and peaceful so we are pleased despite the dodgy weather!
 
All the best
Nika Souter
 
Thanks Vickie...it really was a special place to stay - thank you!

Amy Roberts arrived 09/06/2015
 
Hi Vickie,
 
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Villa and would definitely use Pretty Greek villas again.
 
Kindest Regards
Amy

Judith Blinkhorn arrived 04/07/2015
 
Dear Vicky
 
Thank you for your e-mail and we had a lovely time, although my luggage is still lost which is very annoying.  The Villa was lovely - and we really enjoyed it.  I would also be interested to book the Fishing Cottage next year. 
 
Thanks
 
Judith Blinkhorn

Gerard Forrester arrived 11/10/2015
 
Hi Vickie
 
We loved our trip to Cephalonia.   Villa Dias Retreat was lovely and the outside space was great. The housekeeper was there on arrival and kept coming into change the linen, that was great.
 
best
Vicki Clark

Rachel Teare arrived 14/05/2016

 
Hi Vickie
 
We had a wonderful week at Dias Retreat.  The villa was superb and very clean.  The website description of having a beach and taverna within walking distance is very misleading and I would highly recommend that you revise the information provided and also say that a car is essential for this property.
 
We will certainly look at Pretty Greek Villas when we return to the Greek Islands for another holiday.
 
Kind regards
 
Rachel