The Walnut Tree
The accommodation is on two floors, suitable for ten to twelve people in one party. Alternatively the villa is suitable for two families or groups of friends wishing to holiday together. Both floors have a large open plan living space – sitting area, dining area and kitchen.
The living areas are furnished with comfortable sofas and the dining area can seat up to twelve on the ground floor and eight on the upper floor if required. There are TVs, DVD players and CD players on both floors as well as a selection of DVDs and CDs as well as novels and reference books. There are games and cards as well as a good supply of art materials – if our guests are moved to record their surroundings on paper. We have loved seeing the results over the years! The villa has free WIFI – contact Spyros for further information. Both kitchens are fully equipped with fan ovens, hobs, microwaves, fridge/freezers and dishwashers, with plenty of storage and a good range of china, glass and cutlery. There are hairdryers in each bathroom. Downstairs one of the double bedrooms has direct access on to the pool terrace. All bedrooms have built-in cupboards, remote-control air-conditioning, large mirrors and good lighting. The bed linen and towels are 100% cotton. Beach/swimming towels are provided for guests’ use.
The house has been constructed to a high standard. The insulation is designed to keep the house cool in the summer and easy to heat in cooler months. The house has full central heating and wood-burners in the living rooms on both floors. There are pull-down fly-screens on all windows and some of the double doors as well.
Cancellation / Prepayment
Payment conditions: 30 % deposit at reservation confirmation by bank transfer. 70% payment 2 weeks prior to arrival by bank transfer or in cash at the arrival. Unfortunatelly we do not accept credit cards. Cancellation policies 60 days prior to arrival – no cancellation fee 60 – 30 days prior to arrival – 50% of the deposit 30 days prior arrival 100% of the deposit Early departure – 100% from price of not stayed nights.
- Air Conditioning
- Free parking
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Ironing Facilities
- Mosquito Net
- Private Garden
- Private Pool
- Safety Deposit Box
- Sat TV
- Swing Chair
- Washing Machine
The magnificent sights, amazing beaches, rich cultural heritage, great monuments, mountains, castles, remote monasteries and cheerful, hospitable people are the treasures making Kefalonia one of the most attractive destinations.
It is the biggest island of the Ionian Sea, at the outlet of Patraikos Bay, between Zante and Lefkada. It stretches over an area of 904 km2 with a coastline length of 250 km.
The island has a splendid natural beauty and a diversified geological structure with innumerable small bays and rich vegetation; the mountain Aenos (National Park since 1962 supporting rich flora and fauna) looks impressive from far away.
During the Byzantine period Kefalonia formed part of the province of Achaia and the prefecture of East Illyria. It was conquered by the Normans, the Franks, the Venetians and the Turks.
It joined the rest of Greece along with the other Ionian Islands, on May 21st, 1864. The inhabitants’ resistance against the Italians and the Germans during World War II was considerable.
The movie ‘’Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’’ shot in the natural scenery of the island refers to a history of the Resistance movement.
Sports & nature
Turquoise seas, lush green vegetation, wild and sheer mountain scenery and a fascinating variegated geological profile have given Kefalonia a special atmosphere and beauty. Broad sandy beaches, small coves, and steep cliffs, steppe-like plains, fertile valleys, dense black forests of fir, a unique complex of caves and the highest mountain in the Ionian Islands, Mount. Aenos, standing at 1628m, are the most striking features of the island. Kefalonia is characterized by the creative forces of nature and three thousand years of cultural history.
Culture and history info
Across the broader island, two large monasteries are to be found: the first is that of Haghia Panagia, in Markopoulo to the southeast, and the other lies on the road between Argostoli and Michata, on a small plain surrounded by mountains. This second has an avenue of about 200 trees aligned from NW to SE, with a circle in the middle, and is the monastery of Saint Gerasimus of Kefalonia, patron saint of the island, whose relics can be seen and venerated at the old church of the monastery. The monastery of "Sissia" was probably found by Francis of Assisi, it was destroyed 1953 but the ruins still exist.
Although the island was destroyed by some earthquakes, many notable churches all over the island have survived. Some dating back to the renaissance. The ornaments of the churches are influenced by Venetian manierism.
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