Iris Karavi ('Karavi' meaning ship in Greek) offers those sort of breathtaking views that many claim but few really can match. 240 degree sea views encompassing the Bay of Sivota, the outer islands, and across the channel beyond Itaka to Kefalonia with the tiny islands of Arkoudi, Atokos, Kalamos and Kastos dotting the perfect horizon. Sitting on the terrace late afternoon in October was like being on the prow of a large ship drifting through the archipelago towards Kefalonia – simply magical!
This is one of the few villas where you can watch the sunrise and sunset from your terraces, or even whilst floating in the glorious infinity pool or lounging on the extremely comfortable sunbeds.
In addition, a series of steps and paved pathway lead down to a private stone platform for sunbathing and swimming directly above the azure sea with ladder access (only recommended for competent swimmers). The pathway does offer a lockable gate so that access for children can be regulated and there is a handy outdoor shower so you can rinse off on the way back up.
A light-filled, home from home with all rooms leading out to the various terraces and balconies around the house. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms with a comfortable living/dining room and open plan kitchen, where floor to ceiling glass doors lead onto the sea-facing terraces and the wonderful view is always there to be enjoyed. Outside, there is a brick built barbecue and alfresco dining on the main terrace overlooking the pool. In addition, the lower garden level features a separate annex with a small sitting/dining area and kitchenette, which can sleep a further three people.
The extensive grounds fall away below the house in terrace layers with natural grass, shrubs and fruit trees, offering some quiet shady corners to sit and soak up that view. The upper garden offers lawns and Iris Karavi has private electronic gates for access by either car or foot.
If you can drag yourself away, Sivota's picturesque bay and harbour, filled with bobbing yachts and offering a great choice of local restaurants and a couple of mini markets and shops, is just 5 minutes' drive away.
*Complimentary Pool Towels Included