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Fiskardo Cottages

Markandonata, Kefalonia, Ionian Islands

Two beautifully restored cottages for self-catering, set in terraced gardens with a pool, in a quiet hamlet of northern Kefalonia (sleeping 2-6)

On a west-facing hillside above Kefalonia’s rugged northern coast, the tiny hamlet of Markandonata gets stunning sunset views across fields and woodland onto the deep blue Ionian Sea. Set in pretty Mediterranean planted grounds with a pool, these charming whitewashed cottages have been lovingly restored by British owner Marcus Love - a costume designer for cinema - to combine traditional local style with tasteful antique furniture and full modern comforts.

Ideal for a romantic escape, or for families wanting a peaceful rural holiday retreat, one cottage sleeps 4-6, the other 2-4. They are set a discreet distance apart from one another, and the silence is blissful. Close by are excellent unspoilt beaches: 2 are within walking distance, and Myrtos, frequently cited as one of the most beautiful in Greece, is a 30-minute drive away. Sail, snorkel, scuba dive or just unwind. If hiking's more your thing, head for the hills and walk amongst dramatic mountain scenery. Return home for G&Ts on your private terrace then cook or walk to excellent local tavernas.

Guest Ratings

Room:
90%
Service:
84%
Value:
82%
Overall:
85%

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Highs

  • Gloriously peaceful location, with the upmarket fishing village of Fiskardo just a 5-minute drive or 30-minute walk away
  • The loving restoration. Marcus oversaw the tasteful exterior and interior makeover, and the result is an understated but stylish blend of old and new
  • Slick modern kitchens mean self-catering is a pleasure
  • A great extended family rental, with parents and children in Lime, and grandparents in Fig
  • Tavernas, shops and beaches are within walking distance so you don't have to drive everywhere, although you'll probably want a hire car for sightseeing and occasional food shopping

Lows

  • Note the strict booking and cancellation policy
  • The pool is shared, though plans are afoot to build an additional one
  • Mobile phone reception is poor
  • Lime Cottage sleeps 4-6 but only has one bathroom. Both cottages have a shower but no bathtub

A whitewashed villa with a roof terrace, sea views and a pool...        

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Save to favouritesPrintMailFiskardo CottagesOn a west-facing hillside above Kefalonia’s rugged northern coast, the tiny hamlet of Markandonata gets stunning sunset views across fields and woodland onto the deep blue Ionian Sea. Set in pretty Mediterranean planted grounds with a pool, these charming whitewashed [r:GR074:cottages] have been lovingly restored by British owner Marcus Love - a costume designer for cinema - to combine traditional local style with tasteful antique furniture and full modern comforts. Ideal for a romantic escape, or for [kids:GR074:families] wanting a peaceful rural holiday retreat, one cottage sleeps 4-6, the other 2-4. They are set a discreet distance apart from one another, and the silence is blissful. Close by are excellent unspoilt beaches: 2 are within walking distance, and Myrtos, frequently cited as one of the most beautiful in Greece, is a 30-minute drive away. Sail, snorkel, scuba dive or just unwind. If hiking's more your thing, head for the hills and walk amongst dramatic mountain scenery. Return home for G&Ts on your private terrace then cook or walk to excellent local tavernas.

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