The small village of Lefki is above the west coast at the island’s halfway point and looks out across the sea to the north coastline of Kefalonia. The village has around twenty houses and Dona’s taverna.
Reaching the end of his odyssey, Odysseus was taken from Kefalonia to Ithaca in a Phaeacian longboat. Seeing the Phaeacians returning to Kefalonia, Poseidon raised his trident and turned the boat and oarsmen to stone.
The village houses of Lefki look down to an outcrop of rock emerging from the sea, just off the Kefalonia shoreline, in the distinct shape of a Phaeacian longboat.
On a series of hillside terraces, just 200 metres above the village of Lefki and surrounded by olive groves, Tzika House enjoys total privacy and spectacular sea views.
Sunsets are a big part of Tzika’s theatre.
A road leads from Lefki village to the west coast beaches of Agios Ioannis – probably the best beaches on Ithaca – a drive of 5 minutes.
Tzika House is a simple yet comfortable home, hidden away amongst olive groves.
Maid service and linen change twice per week.
Car hire recommended. The local village taverna (serving good traditional fayre) is just a few minutes’ walk away. Stavros, a drive of 5 minutes, has 4 tavernas, a supermarket, a butcher, a bakery and a grocery store. Boat hire from Polis Bay beach below Stavros or from Vathy (a 15 minute drive south). The port of Frikes is a drive of another 5 minutes from Stavros.
Ground floor of a sitting room and dining area; one double bedroom; bathroom with shower; kitchen. External stairs down to a lower floor of three double bedrooms; bathroom with shower.
No air-con but the house enjoys cooling sea breezes and there are electric fans in all bedrooms.
- iPod dock
- Washing machine