The Olive Press Psilithrias | Sleeps 2 to 4 | from £655.00 per week
A restored former olive press with private pool set in tranquil surroundings.
The Olive Press Psilithrias (formerly The Olive House) is set on the edge of a ruined village right on the fringes of a beautiful Cypress Forest interspersed with ancient Olives. The house, originally the village Olive Press, was restored about 6 years ago as a holiday home and is now being offered to those who want to escape the pace of normal life. The property allows easy access to the Erissos footpath network being sited close to one of the paths leading to Fiskardo (25 minute walk).
The house itself is well equipped and has a spacious open plan living area and kitchen. The master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and air-conditioning while the mezzanine floor, open to the living area, has a second double bed.
Doors lead from the living area on to a lovely balcony that overlooks the swimming pool and surrounding paved sun bathing area. The outside sofa and chairs are accompanied by a good sized dining table setting the scene for alfresco living.
The balcony also offers fantastic views over the forest to the neighbouring island of Ithaca beyond.
Beautiful restoration of a traditional Kefalonian building (it was the village Olive Press)
Next to Erissos footpath, 25 minute walk in to Fiskardo through pine forest
Gated pool area with a large pool
5 minutes walk from a taverna and shop
Big open plan living space
No sea view although you can see the Island of Ithaca
Garden is young and immature
Inside can be a little dark as it was originally built as an Olive Press and not a dwelling
"All brilliant - thank you! House was lots bigger than it looked in the photos. Lovely peaceful location".
"We had a lovely stay and the house is wonderful. All IPS staff are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble."
1 master bedroom, en-suite
1 double bed, mezzanine
Family shower room
Bath & hand towels
Pool (7m x 4m)
Outdoor sofa area
Oven & hob
Welcome Hamper on arrival
Maid service every 7 days
Check-in : 15:00hrs / Check-out : 10:00hrs
Approximate driving times
Fiskardo : 10 minutes
Beach (closest) : 10 minutes
Restaurant (closest) : 5 minutes
Mini-market : 5 minutes
Airport : 1 hr 15 minutes
Ports : Fiskardo, 10 minutes & Sami, 40 minutes
Car hire is highly recommended
1st May 2023 to 19th May 2023
£655.00 per week
20th May 2023 to 16th June 2023
£930.00 per week
17th June 2023 to 7th July 2023
£1,095.00 per week
8th July 2023 to 3rd September 2023
£1,645.00 per week
4th September 2023 to 30th September 2023
£1,095.00 per week
October and November 2023
Minimum 3 night stay
Flexible change over days
15% deposit required at time of booking with final balance to be paid 6 (six) weeks prior to arrival
IPS are pleased to arrange the following for our guests at a reasonable extra cost:
Camp bed(s), Cot(s), High chair(s), Private chef, Extra cleaning, Personal laundry, a small grocery shop can be arranged prior to your arrival.
The house is located in the tiny hamlet of Psilithrias, a short 5 minute walk from the village of Antipata, which has a taverna and a small supermarket.
The village of Magganos is a 10 minute drive and has two small supermarkets with fresh bread daily and a good selection of fruit and veg and other daily staples in the two supermarkets.
In the famous port of Fiskardo (10 minute drive) you will find shops, restaurants, ATM’s, bakery’s, bars and all sorts of activities. The village is a picturesque place with Venetian architecture and a constant stream of yachts entering and leaving. During the high season some of the biggest and most famous motor and sailing yachts visit providing constant entertainment and even the possibility of some celeb spotting.
Beaches we like to visit
Within 10 minutes drive
Dafnoudi beach with its crystal clear water is worth the 10-15 minute hike down from where you park. Of course you can also access the beach by boat. We recommend you take food and water as there are no facilities at the beach.
Emblisi beach is easily accessible, has great swimming and parking is close to the beach although it does get busy in July and August.
Foki beach is in a protected bay with a shady olive grove and a cave to swim to and explore as well as a taverna close-by.
Kimilia beach is a hidden gem accessible only by boat or by foot by following a winding forest path. We recommend you take food and water as there are no facilities at the beach.
Within 15 minutes drive
Agia Jerusalem beach is a pebble beach with crystal clear water making for great paddling and swimming. In high season there are sun-beds for rent on the beach and there is a taverna serving traditional Greek food.
Alaties beach is small but perfectly formed where you can lap up the sunshine either on the beach itself or on the surrounding rocks. There’s good parking available and a beach bar serving food all day and into the evening where you can watch the sun set with a cocktail in hand.
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