A Private Summer Oasis in Cephalonia, Greece
With its wealth of islands in the Mediterranean, Greece has a long history of being a favorite luxury destination. While the more well-known Mykonos and Santorini often get the glory, the Ionian Islands have much to offer, not the least of which is the privacy and incredible flora and fauna. It’s here, on the island of Cephalonia, that we find this charming summer oasis. (Image Credit: Greece Sotheby’s International Realty)
The Ionian Islands
To many, the seven islands that comprise the Ionians are distinct from the other Greek islands. They all share the rich history dating back in antiquity but the Ionian Islands gain fame from their stunning natural beauty. Moreover, the temperate climate makes for short mild winters and long warm summers. As such, lush olive and pine forests abound. And, of course, the beaches count among the best in the world!
Cephalonia or Kefalonia is the largest island within the Ionian grouping. Fans of Greek mythology will remember the island as the home of Cephalus. Moreover, many believe Cephalonia to be the origin of Odysseus. But far more recent than its ancient roots, this idyllic location became a favorite of Greek royalty and now beckons travelers and lucky expats to its shores and quaint villages.
Today, modern villas and charming family homes dot the mountainous landscape. However, still a rural island, residents, both new and old, live life at a slower pace. And it is important to note, most newcomers to the island only live on Cephalonia during the extended summer months.
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Indeed, this summer oasis does not want homeowners to miss just one minute outside enjoying the views and sea breezes! With nearly three-quarters of an acre, the grounds provide ample privacy. With the lawn overlooking the vineyards and the sea beyond, the view itself is simply stunning. Porticos and shade from the ancient olive tree welcome homeowners to relax into their island lifestyle.
Moreover, the outdoor amenities lend themselves to entertaining. In addition to the swimming pool, the lawn is large and flat. Bocce anyone? This luxury home also has a large entertaining area, complete with a lounge and BBQ. And what could be better than watching a classic movie in the outdoor cinema!
The Space Within
While the outdoors at this summer oasis is enticing, eventually homeowners will need to retire within. The property provides 2,540 square feet of living space with five bedrooms and four baths. Fully furnished, the main house itself contains four bedrooms, three perfect for double occupancy and one single.
The detached guest house offers one bedroom, a bath and a kitchenette. This space would be ideal for visitors or as living accommodations for a nanny or au pair.
When you’re looking for an island home to escape to during the warm summer months, search no further than this private summer oasis on the peaceful island of Cephalonia.
Address: Leivatho Olia, Kefalonia, F
Greece Sotheby’s International Realty lists this luxury home with an asking price of €1.700.000 or approximately $1.8 million.