The Olive Press


Tranquillity and nature abound with this beautifully renovated olive press close to Fiskardo featuring a heated swimming pool

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The Olive Press is a beautifully renovated original listed olive press circa 1875 the ruins re-built over several years to exactly what it would have looked like in the day with thick cooling stone walls and oak floors. The original building dates back to Venetian times and although the restoration of the property has modernised it and brought a high level of comfort to the villa, the essence of its origins have been retained.

It has its own private heated swimming pool making it perfect for early bookings in May and later ones through until November. The property is surrounded by nature in a cypress wooded area with only 6 other villas scattered around a hillside location but not overlooking the Olive press with wonderful views to the island of Ithaka and a short drive to Fiskardo. A highly enviable location with Foki beach, a haven for snorklers, within walking distance down the hill with its own restaurant and the aforementioned lovely fishing village of Fiscardo 1 km further on. Walking up the hill leads to the hamlet of Maganos where there are 3 excellent restaurants, a greengrocer and a store.

The main entrance to the house is on the 2nd level where there is a very large open-plan space with living, dining and kitchen areas. A stunning feature is the wonderful vaulted ceiling with oak floors throughout. The living room has very large, comfortable sofas, a log-burning stove and library with music centre. The kitchen is very stylish with Italian custom-made units in cream and deep aubergine  and is particularly well equipped for even the most serious of cooks. Included is a full sized fridge a separate freezer and ceramic hob, microwave and dishwasher as well as many additions such as electric ice and ice-cream maker, and percolators. The dining area with seating for 8 is spacious and a lovely area for friends to gather whilst the cooks are in action!

French windows lead to the outside dining area underneath a shaded pergola which again seats 8 and the pool and garden, and a second set of French windows lead to a very pretty large balcony with seating and panoramic views across the bay to the island of Ithaka.

From the living area, oak stairs lead up to a spacious mezzanine level where there are two single beds, a living area and an en-suite bathroom. Opaque glass panels and a wooden screen give privacy to guests using this bedroom, it can be used by adults but is perfect for kids and teenagers. The mezzanine level has it's own air conditioning unit and the roof windows are uv glass to help keep it cool. .

Adjoining the living room is a utility area for guest's with a fitted cupboard unit encompassing the washing machine and storage. Downstairs are two double bedrooms each with their own en-suite bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and separate dressing room with French windows leading to a small, private garden with outdoor seating. The second double bedroom also has a king-size bed with French windows leading to a patio again overlooking the sea and island of Ithaka. Leading off the main house ground floor is a contemporary designed glass tunnel which leads internally from the bedroom level to 'The Honeypot’ apartment.

The small lounge in Honeypot has a TV and settee, an adjoining bedroom of twin beds that can also be transformed to a king-size bed with double-mattress topper, a small fitted galley kitchen and a separate bathroom with bath and shower. French doors lead out to another private terrace with a large swing bed and wine table. Guests can again enjoy the magnificent views to the island of Ithaka.

The property has WIFI, air-conditioning in every room as well as ceiling fans in all bedrooms, Smart TV in the living room for Netflix and other channels, and DVD player with a large library of DVDs. The pool is heated in cooler months at no extra cost to the clients. From the dining area of the main house you step out onto a spacious deck which leads to the lovely swimming pool (42sqm) and outdoor dining area as described above. There is a large barbecue area and outdoor Greek pizza oven in close proximity.

Around the swimming pool are very comfortable loungers and shades. Above the pool garden is an elevated viewing platform accessed by stairs with comfortable seating with sofas and chairs under the shade of a Greek style pergola. This wonderful viewing platform has stunning sea views across to the island of Ithaka and the famous tiny island of Asterida with its tiny church of St Nicholas mentioned in the Odyssey. The garden is colourfully planted with flowers, citrus and fruit trees and many lavender bushes and other fragrant herbs. The surrounding pine and cypress forest adds coolness on long, hot summer days.

The Olive Press is located in one of the most sought-after areas of the island close to the picturesque fishing village of Fiskardo with its array of waterfront restaurants, cafes and shops. There are many beautiful beaches to explore in this area just a few minutes away by car, and boats can also be hired from Fiskardo.

Unusually for a villa in Greece pool heating is not extra and is included in the prices below in the cooler months of April, May, June, September and October to 28C. In June, July and August heating of a pool is not necessary. 

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Baby cot
High chair
Private pool
DVD player
Sea view
Ceiling Fans
iPod Friendly
Boat Hire
Heated Pool


Sleeps 8
Deposit 40%
6 - 26 Apr £ 1700/week
27 Apr - 24 May £ 2150/week
25 - 31 May £ 2350/week
1 - 21 Jun £ 3100/week
22 Jun - 5 Jul £ 3650/week
6 - 26 Jul £ 4750/week
27 Jul - 9 Aug £ 5005/week
10 - 23 Aug £ 4750/week
24 - 30 Aug £ 3650/week
31 Aug - 20 Sep £ 2850/week
21 Sep - 30 Oct £ 1950/week


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Booked Arrival
Booked Departure
Minimum 7 nights. For smaller groups, discounts apply - please enquire.


Julia Mc. arrived 13th August 2023
Many thanks, we had a lovely time at The Olive Press, and would always recommend Pretty Greek Villas, and you will always be our go to company for any holiday in Greece!

Sue B. arrived 24th Sept 2022 

The house was lovely thanks and we had a great family holiday. The service we received was excellent. We will be sure to book with you again.

Bethan E. arrived 27th August 2022

Yes we had a fantastic time in Kefalonia. The Villa was just perfect, beautiful views, private and of very high standard. 

Elizabeth T. arrived 14th August 2022

We really enjoyed our holiday.  Thank you Marie - Louise for the very prompt return of my deposit. It is unusual for companies , in my experience to be so prompt in refunding money these days so it was very refreshing ! Thank you and we will hope to book again through Pretty Greek Villas in the future.

Tory G.H. arrived 6th August 2022 

We had a fab time at the Olive press, and everything was very comfortable. 

Adam H. arrived 11th June 2022 

We had a great time at the Olive Press - a truly lovely villa and with so many personal touches.  The phone box was superb!

Low Family arrived 1st October 2021

Kefalonia seems like a long time ago now!  It was wonderful, a beautiful island.

Ronald H. arrived 24th August 2021

We had a lovely time!

Dixey family arrived 3rd July 2021 

We very much enjoyed our stay in Kefalonia and the villa was excellent and all the support really excellent.

David H. arrived 12th Sept 2020 

Our travel to the villa went smoothly; the flight was good, we picked up our hire cars and followed your directions straight to the villa. It was perfect, breathtaking !! We couldn't have asked for any more. I was happy to see that all the shopping was there so we could prepare an evening meal and our breakfast. We enjoyed several meals in Fiskardo, a visit to the beach and the whole family enjoyed a lot of time in the pool.

Cathy D. arrived 5th Sept 2020 

Thanks we had a great holiday and loved The Olive Press. Btw the car hire was v efficient and a good service.

Lucy L. arrived 8th August 2020

We had a lovely holiday and you were very helpful.  I cannot fault the service that your company provided.

Ronald H. arrived 14th Sept 2019 

The Olive Press is truly lovely. We love all the different areas and spots for sitting and chilling, relaxing or eating. The kitchen is great and well stocked.  The welcome platter in the fridge is truly welcome and the wine honesty bar is v good. Your local guy was very helpful when the electricity was hit by lightning and the router needed to be replaced. And it was very kind of the owners to allow us to stay until 14:00 on leaving day. Makes all the difference! Only thing we miss is not being there. We keep talking about taking a month next year, but that may be too self-indulgent!

Catherine S. arrived 7th Sept 2019 

We enjoyed our stay at the Olive Press very much and thought the villa was absolutely gorgeous- a real credit to the owners who have obviously restored it with such love and care. We would certainly recommend the Olive Press and also Pretty Greek Villas - thank you very much.

Paolo F. arrived 17th Aug 2019 

Many thanks for the stay, we thoroughly enjoyed it, it's a truly wonderful place.

Alan B. arrived 3th Aug 2019 

We had a great time at the Olive Press on Kefalonia.

Martin H. L. arrived 20th July 2019 

Wow!! What a dream Villa, we enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish. We went out for supper every night to Fiscardo....... so vibrant and ideal for people watching! We hope to return to Kephalonia sometime soon, God willing. Many thanks for a thoroughly professional service.

Sarah de A. arrived 18th June 2019 

I would like to thank your company for the use of the Olive Press at Fiskado, we had a wonderful stay.

Ronnie H. arrived 8th June 2019 

We had a lovely stay at the Olive Press and liked the improvements on last year. Wish we could go straight back.

Melany B. arrived 25th May 2019 

We had the most amazing week at the Oliver Press. The villa itself is beautiful, spacious and in an absolutely stunning location. We will definitely be back, so please do keep in touch!

Cathryn M. arrived 29th Sept 2018 

We all had a great time at The Olive Press.

Lorraine L. arrived 1st Sept 2018 

We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for such a wonderful holiday in Kefalonia. We usually visit the island every couple of years and will definitely use your company again. In the meanwhile I will highly recommend you to family and friends looking for a special villa holiday.

John D. arrived 28th July 2018 

We loved our stay in The Olive Press. Lovely linen, well equipped kitchen, great outdoor areas, good aircon. All the staff we met were really friendly and helpful too and the welcome package and platter was unexpected and very welcome. Many thanks again for a perfect holiday stay.

Susan M. arrived 27th June 2018 

We all had s fantastic holiday at The Olive Press in Kefalonia. The villa was perfect.

Madeleine C. arrived 17th June 2018 

We had a wonderful stay at the Olive Press. The villa is very well designed and equipped and had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. When a couple of minor things went wrong, Vasilis turned up very promptly to repair them! Please give a special thankyou to him from all of us. Fiskardo is a beautiful place to visit and we very much enjoyed the food and the beautiful beaches and coves so perfect for swimming. Hope to return one day!

Carol V. arrived 10th June 2018 

The villa was absolutely fabulous, stunning, the attention to detail amazing. Views to die for.. hanks for all your help in making our holiday soo enjoyable.

Madeleine H. arrived 26th May 2018 

We had a wonderful time at the olive press and are very sorry to be back in grey old England!

Laurel F. arrived 12th May 2018 

Olive Press is indeed a very beautiful villa with a very high standard of accommodation.

Kim T. arrived 5th Sept 2017 

It was a beautiful villa and, were it not for my health, we would have no hesitation in staying again. Also, the service provided by IPS was second to none - speedy, efficient, friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

Caroline B. arrived 13th July 2017 

We had a brilliant time thank you. The villa was perfect and we were very comfortable - even the wasps didn't pester us this year! We were thrilled with the platter of salads that was in the fridge when we arrived - it was very gratefully received. There is nothing negative to say about the property as it worked very well for our group of two families who get on very well together. Thank you again for yet another great location and property and with no hassles or problems.

Emma P. arrived 28th May 2017 

We really really enjoyed our holiday at the Olive Press. Such a beautiful house in a lovely location! Love Fiskardo. I didn't want to come home yesterday. Post-holiday blues today! We will certainly book with Pretty Greek Villas again! 

Therese L. arrived 21th May 2017 

Just a note of thanks for your help without booking. We returned late yesterday after an amazing week. The villa is stunning and location worked perfectly for us. We had a first class holiday and would happily book again through Pretty Greek Villas.

Anna M. arrived 30th July 2016 

We had a great time in Kefalonia and the villa was lovely. Would definitely come back. Thank you for all your help, before and while we were in Greece.

Carol G. arrived 12th Sept 2015 

We had a fabulous time in your villa. The facilities were superb and we definitely wished we had stayed longer! 

Melissa B. arrived 23th Aug 2015 

We had a fabulous holiday. The house was perfect for us and wonderfully clean and welcoming. 

Kate D. arrived 15th Aug 2015 

Olive Press is clearly accommodation of standard. The overall experience was excellent. The staff we had contact with were also excellent, accommodating and professional. Thanks for your good service, we will hopefully use you again another year.

Mike A. arrived 23th May 2015 

We all had a lovely holiday and hope to visit Greece again. What a fantastic time we had. The villa is absolutely lovely and in a beautiful spot. Thank you for your help over the last 7 months without you we would not have had such a wonderful time. The shopping was delivered which proved to be a god send after such a long journey. Hire vehicle arrived Saturday that was a bonus. We all have the holiday blues :(

Katey J. arrived 4th Sept 2014 

We stayed at the olive press in Sept with my husband and eldest daughter and family it was absolutely gorgeous.  We had a fantastic time the views are breath taking and the villa was just "Wow" absolutely stunning with quirky aspects, everything is top notch and the owners have thought of everything to give you a first class holiday even down to a lovely welcome hamper on arrival. We certainly recommend this villa for an amazing holiday.

Giorgio A. arrived 17th Aug 2014 

Thank you all. Wonderful holidays, perfect location really corresponding to the internet description and, let me say, this is very rare. Congratulation to you all for the perfect organization and continuous support during our stay in Kefalonia.
A sincere thank you also from me. We really liked the place, the villa and your support and suggestions were perfect.

Alison C. arrived 26th July 2014 

We thought the Olive Press was lovely, possibly better than the photos on the website. Great service from yourselves before we went and from the team on the island. The house was extremely clean and well equipped, absolutely brilliant in that respect. Air conditioning was fab. All in all, really impressed with the property and will put a glowing review on trip advisor soon.

Petrie R. arrived 14th June 2014 

Thanks so much we had a wonderful stay!