The village of Stavros is in the north part of Ithaca and overlooks the island’s west coast. A narrow road winds its way down from the village to a beach within Poli Bay. The last house before the beach is Poli Beach House.
Recently completed, the house is spacious, furnished to a high standard of comfort and has large terraces to enjoy the incredible views.
The views are down the hillside of olive groves, over the beach and fishermen’s jetty and across the sea to the north east coast of Kefalonia.
There is talk of an ancient, submerged city below the waters of Poli Bay.
Across the water, close to Kefalonia’s shoreline just outside Fiscardo, a rocky islet resembles a long boat and is said to be the returning Phaeacians, who were turned to stone by Poseidon in Homer’s tales of Ithaca.
Maid service & linen change twice weekly
Location: car hire recommended to explore the island. The beach below is a 3 minute stroll – here there are sunbeds and boats with outboards for hire – in the high summer months a cantina serves fresh fish snacks and drinks. Stavros is a drive of 2 minutes and has 5 tavernas, a supermarket, a butcher, a bakery, a pharmacy, a grocery store and several café bars. Agios Yannis beach is a drive of 10 minutes as is the port of Frikes.
Accommodation: open-plan sitting room (WiFi/satellite TV), dining area and kitchen (dishwasher); one double bedroom (air-con) and en suite bathroom; one twin bedroom (air-con) and en suite bathroom. The sitting room sofa opens out into a double bed. Barbecue.