Makryotika, Kefalonia, Greece
Polyanthi Cottage is a welcoming homely retreat in village surroundings and is ideally based for walking or driving to the surrounding small villages. A few local restaurants are within a short walk. The cottage is just a ten minute drive to Myrtos beach and the picturesque harbor of Aghia Efimia. The garden terrace boasts views across a beautiful valley and the sea beyond. Outside beautifully well kept terraced gardens provide a secluded setting for lazy days. Please note: Polyanthi is not suitable for chair users but is pet friendly.
Polyanthi has 2 bedrooms, bedroom 1 with double bed and bedroom 2 with twin beds there is also a single sofa bed in the lounge area. The kitchen is fully equipped luxury kitchen, with dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, cooker hob and oven, toaster, kettle, microwave oven, iron and ironing board, whilst the living rooms is a comfortable living/dining area to seat 5 persons. Outside the landscaped gardens are fully enclosed by a gated fence. There are two patio areas (front and rear) with BBQ facilities The front patio/veranda has both mountain and sea views as Polyanthi's location allows you to look down the Pylaros valley towards Agia Efimia and outwards to the island if Ithaca
A 10 minute drive from Polyanthi Cottage is Myrtos Beach - voted one of the top ten beaches in the world. In Aghia Efimia, 5 minutes driving from Makriotika, there are numerous small beaches and coves.
Special interest holidays
Apart from the fabulous opportunities for water based sport, including scuba diving, yachting and swimming in the summer, during the off-season periods (March-April and October-November) there are a variety of outdoor activities that can be used as a basis for special interest holidays for horse trekking, walking, bird watching, painting and photography. This makes Polyanthi Cottage an ideal base for nature lovers and out-door activities.
Kefalonia Island’s airport (EFL) is about 30km from the village. There are direct flights from the UK from May to October and four flights daily from Athens. The island's main port is Sami, 9km away, which has several daily connections with Italy and Patras. A car hire is highly recommended since there are numerous places of interest. Available flights from UK on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kefalonia Airport is approximately one hour's drive from Makriotika. Sami port is 15 mins drive. Recommended places to visit include: Argostoli (30km), Assos (10 km), Fiskardo (30 km), Skala (40km) and Poros (30km).
Local villages, such as Dendrinata and Drakapoulata, offer an insight into unspoiled Greek rural life and numerous buildings and sites of historical interest. We recommend a trip to Mount Enos, Kefalonias highest mountain, to enjoy spectacular panoramic views of Kefalonia and other Ionian Islands. Stop for some local wine-tasting at the village of Frangata.
Agia Efimia has several supermarkets, 2 bakeries, a post office, a chemist, a cash point, numerous taverns, bars and coffee bars. One can hire cars and mopeds and motorboats in the village and book tennis courts and scuba diving or water ski lessons. The municipality of Pylaros, in which Agia Efimia is located, offers numerous enchanting walks both in the valley and the surrounding mountains with breathtaking views and wonderful varieties of flora and fauna.
Follow the dramatic cliff and mountain road to Myrtos Beach, then wind down in the atmospheric little harbor of Assos. Take a boat trip from Sami across to nearby Ithaca or take the twice-daily boat trip from Fiscardo to explore Lefkas.