Villa Federica is a wonderful house located in a small and picturesque village named Rachi, right upon the terrific port of Kioni. From its terraces you can enjoy an inspiring view all over the Ionian sea, with its beatiful, uncontaminated islands.
“Federica's house is simply wonderful. The house is beautifully designed to capture the spectacular view from every window, the breeze, the peace and the beauty of Ithaca. It is sparkling clean, bright and light and set out in a spacious way to provide both private and communal spaces. There is no shortage of clean and ironed linen or of kitchen items. The house has everything you need, including a second fridge which is useful in the summer. Federica is a delightful host, always quick to respond and consistently helpful. The house is close to a picture-perfect beach which is excellent for swimming, and is also walking distance to the charming village of Kioni which has everything you need. This was our third stay, and we will go back time and time again.”
This window to the Ionian is a stone studio only a few min walk away from the beach. The decoration is all natural materials, offering the feel of a village yet spacious with all amenities. The private terrace is surrounded by flowers and fruit trees. Though in a quiet spot, a beautiful scroll away is the elegant village of Kioni. A warm welcome is awaiting you, with top quality products, gifts of the Ithacan land, all locally grown from the owner.
“The apartment was beautiful with many amenities and a welcoming basket of fresh bread, cheese, and fruit. Christina was welcoming and ready to answer any questions and provide all the information we needed. Throughout the stay she was immediately responsive and helpful when we contacted her, including volunteering to drop us off at a somewhat distant trailhead so we could do a one-way downhill hike to Kioni rather than having to hike both directions. The path to the two nearest beaches (quiet pebble beaches with beautiful turquoise water) starts a stone’s throw from the house’s front gate. The second beach over has a small taverna serving food and drinks. You can also swim in the harbor via stone steps down to the water. People with difficulty walking or in wheelchairs would not be comfortable here, as numerous steps up and down are required to get from the gate to the apartment, and the walk to the harbor is downhill. For everyone else, the walking is part of the enjoyment, as you are always looking out on the water and the sailboats and yachts that are coming and going in the harbor. The kitchen is basic, with burners but no oven, but is equipped such that you can easily make breakfasts and lunches and simple dinners. The beautiful view out of both windows is toward the sea, with the docked boats in the harbor visible to the left. The house sits high above the water, so there are no problems with noise from motors. The street is quiet. There was no noise from the owner’s part of the house or from other houses. This is a wonderful accommodation for a honeymoon or a couple or single ready for a peaceful getaway, with options available to visit other towns and beaches, to rent a boat, or to explore the village’s restaurants and tavernas.”
Theofilos House sits above the bay in the hutch of Raxi, a 10 minute walk down a scenic local road, through the traditional village and gets you right to the bayside with it's beaches not far by foot. From the terrace balcony of Theofilos House, all of Kioni is layed out beneath.
“Thank you Spiridoula for an amazing stay in your beautiful apartment, the property is simply perfect if you are looking to get away from everything, I was travelling on foot and alone however the local bus stops outside the apartments and the small village store is just a stones throw away. There are plenty of beaches to explore and also Kioni Harbour is just a short walk down the steps. The apartment is really well equipped and beautifully clean and the views onto the harbour are stunning, I will most definatley be back when I return to Ithaca in 2020, thank you again for making me welcome.”