The owners of the villa are pure gems and made us feel like family during our visit. Not intrusive in any way, but very welcoming and warm. We were a group of 4 adventurous women sans spouses, who stayed a week in mid June, we never felt crowded in the house, and each had our own room.
The description of the house and location is accurate, it is a peaceful place not crowded in by other nearby homes. The surrounding properties are small family gardens and an empty field. We were there before high season and virtually had the small beach to ourselves for long swims. We did extensive day trips from the house and it was a relaxing place to come back to each day for a beach swim and sunset view, with majestic Kefalonia in the distance.
One thing the write up does not mention, nor picture, is the great outdoor shower with hot and cold water, under the vines! The best for after being at the beach.
The water is solar heated.
One thing I'd suggest to the owners is to inform guests about any food composting option. We had plenty of good scraps from our vegetables that we bought from a nearby garden and hated to throw in the trash. Our sweet housekeeper picked up the trash each day, and sometimes we took our own recycling to nearby bins. We used bottled water for drinking, but I don't think it was necessary. Bring ( or ask about) cone coffee filters, or buy there, those were not supplied, nor were any kitchen staples, except some great olive oil. Perhaps later in season there will be more from other guests, we left the salt and pepper for you! Also, be careful about open doors in evening, there are mosquitos, and some of the screens needed attention. Quiet nights and nice cross breezes with the sound of waves made for good sleeping.
We avoided tourist spots, and found some great inexpensive and delicious places to eat like nearby fish resto- Porto Roulis and take out from the nearby Grill restaurants. The windmill bakery is also a nice spot to stop, not far on the main road to house. Dennis Fish in Tsilivi was good for buying fresh and cooking on the grill at the house.
We would all come back to Galini, and are grateful to Sia and her parents for making the home available to rent. Thank you for the personal touch and birthday gift!
Indeed a dream's house, very enjoyable to spend the holiday at the seaside. The property is very well equipped, which gives us the "feels like home" impression. Great for family with children, being located 2 min away from the beach, near a very nice taverna with play zone for kids, and a few minutes away from the local supermarkets. Besides, every day you get your room service done, in a very discrete manner.
The location is wonderful, intimate and quite, just like we wanted, although a few km away from the little more crowded / noisier places like Alykes or Alikanas. Definitely need to rent a car, so you can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. We did and had the most wonderful trips all around the island.
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