Two-bedroomed Assos Love offers a romantic retreat in north-west Kefalonia. The luxury villa is set in the hillside, next to the beautiful pine forest, and boasts unrivalled views of the rugged mountainous landscape and blue azure Ionian.
Spend your days lounging by your private swimming pool and your nights watching the ooh-worthy sunsets from your terrace. There’s a path near the villa which leads to an old lighthouse next to the sea. Explore the pear trees, cedar and vines en-route and when you arrive dive into the water for a refreshing swim or snorkel.
Back at the villa, you’re greeted with an elegant interior that effortlessly combines style and comfort. Think plush bedding, draped white voile curtains and bright pops of the colour in the contemporary wall art.
The palette is mainly a soft mixture of greys and neutrals, and there are plenty of large glass windows – both creating that extra feeling of light and space. There’s a fully-equipped kitchen on the ground floor, along with a bathroom and simple living and dining room.
The two bedrooms – a large twin bedroom on the ground floor and a master double bedroom on the second floor – are equally stylish and inviting. The first has direct access to the swimming pool terrace, while the latter is in an easily accessible spot above the kitchen and also benefits from those prime vistas stretching out across Myrtos Bay.
Outside, the lounger-lined swimming pool beckons with its crystal-clear waters, and there’s also an alfresco table and barbeque for dining in.
Pick up fresh local produce from Assos village, a short drive away, or stay there and dine in one of the local tavernas. With plenty more to see and do in the area, including swimming at Myrtos Bay, getting your dose of culture at Assos castle or snapping pictures of the pretty pastel-coloured houses, Assos Love is the perfect setting off point for couples, newlyweds and small families alike.
The property cannot be booked online. Please note that your booking will only be confirmed once we have checked availability with the owner.
Assos Love is in the quiet and traditional village of Assos on the Ionian Island of Kefalonia. It shot to fame as a set of Louis de Bernieres' wartime novel – and later film – Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Years later, it still feels like an undiscovered secret with its serene natural setting, historic sites and a relaxed atmosphere.
Kefalonia is also renowned for its soft sandy beaches, mountain gorges and quaint harbour villages. Spend your days swimming in the crystal-clear waters, exploring the Venetian-style architecture or trying fresh local cuisine like seafood, mezes or moussaka.
The villa itself offers the perfect starting point for exploring more of this beautiful Ionian island. It’s only a short drive from must-see sights like the 15th-century Assos castle in Assos village and Myrtos bay with its picture-worthy beach that’s framed by tall cliffs – both seen from your terrace.
In Assos village, there are also verdant forests with pine and cypress trees to explore. The town is small and still retains its old-world charm with classic Ionian architecture and pretty pastel-coloured houses nestled into the steep hillside.
At the harbour, you can while away the afternoon watching fishing boats and luxury yachts mooring, while in the village square there are tavernas, shops and restaurants to dine at or do as the locals do and sip cold coffee. Assos beach is also a must visit, with its clear waters and fantastic views across the bay. You can relax on the pebbles or swim and snorkel in the sea.
From the villa, Assos village can be reached by car. The coastal route to get there is spectacular and takes in the dramatic rock formations and tranquil sea waters.
In Kefalonia, you’ll also find many intriguing caves to discover. There’s the magical underground lake of Melissanthi or Drogarati with its exquisite natural formations. You could also hop on a boat and head to the untouched coves, inlets and secluded beaches. Some tours stop off for lunch and swimming.
Or, for a dose of culture instead, head to Saint Gerasimos monastery. It’s an impressive 15th-century building that sits beneath Mount Ainos, near the villages Falgrata and Valsamata.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!