Exclusive to Sovereign in the UK, the elegant Villa Costa is a small, family-run boutique hotel set in beautifully landscaped gardens, overlooking the Ionian Sea and close to the resort centre. Each of the hotel's eight guest rooms has been individually designed to reflect the charm and grace of the Greek goddesses they are named after, and provide the perfect base for a truly romantic and memorable stay. Within these tranquil surroundings, the hotel offers luxurious accommodation and bespoke service for even the most discerning of guests, while 'Sophia's Terrace' restaurant defines al fresco fine dining with its gourmet Mediterranean cuisine and exceptional cellar of hand-picked Greek wines.
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted at this hotel.
This hotel has 8 rooms.
- Family-run boutique hotel on Skala’s coast
- Eight exclusive rooms and suites
- Freshwater pool with whirlpool and sea views
- Al fresco fine dining at Sophia’s Terrace
- Weekly barbeque and wine tasting evening
Guests in Maia, Nausica, Chloe and Persephone must arrive on a Sunday and guests in Hermione, Cassandra, Helene and Artemis must arrive on a Tuesday. Please choose the day relevant to your chosen room when making your booking or checking availability. A minimum stay of 7 nights applies to all bookings.
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05 August 2018 for 7 nights
Exclusive to Sovereign Free Upgrade to Halfboard
Free Half Board for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2018.
Exclusive to Sovereign Honeymoon Offer
Honeymoon couples will receive sparkling wine, honeymoon cake and flowers on arrival for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2018.
Bars & Restaurant
Sophia's Terrace A La Carte Restaurant
08.30 - 10.30
13:00 - 15:00
19.30 - 21.30
Bed & Breakfast, Half Board
Sophia's Terrace offers a fine dining al fresco experience, serving traditional Greek cuisine with a contemporary flair, accompanied by fine wines from the hotel's wine cellar. Enjoy refreshing salads and delicious snacks as well as freshly caught fish and seafood.
Enjoy the weekly 'Barbecue and Wine Tasting' evening, showcasing the hotel's wine cellar and innovative cuisine. Discover tastes of Greek wines from different regions, accompanied by carefully selected hors d'oevre, followed by a lavish barbecue dinner on the lawns of the hotel, weather permitting.
Beach & Pools
The freshwater swimming pool, equipped with whirlpool and surrounded by wooden deck with comfortable sun loungers, is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the beautiful sea view.
Activities & Entertainment
Conservatory and reading lounge
Guests can relax in the hotel's conservatory and reading lounge.
About the location
Surrounded by pine trees and backed by scenic mountain landscapes, Skala is one of Kefalonia's best-kept secrets. This fishing village turned holiday resort has the flavour of rural Greece, with an old town filled with a smattering of whitewashed tavernas, olive presses and a pretty, bell-topped chapel. Little craft shops selling hand-painted ceramics, jewellery and souvenirs let you take a piece of Skala home, and are lovely for a wander. A long sand-and-shingle beach is on hand for soaking up some sunshine, and the Potamaki Beach a couple of miles away is a famous conservation area for rare loggerhead turtles – you can even take turtle-watching trips to observe them. A mini train service is a great way to get around and sightsee, and Skala’s seafood-and-ouzo stocked tavernas are where to rub shoulders with locals in the evenings.
40 minutes from Kefalonia airport
Maia Double Room Sea View
Max 2 adults
Maia is located on the ground floor and is decorated with elegant dark wood furniture and soft sand colour furnishings to give a warm ambiance. The room features a double bed and patio doors which open directly onto the gardens with a sea view. The changeover day is Sunday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Cassandra Twin Room Sea View
Max 2 adults
Cassandra is located on the ground floor and is decorated with soft blues and dark cherry stained furniture, offering a crisp and regal feel. The room offers twin beds, which can be made into double if required, and patio doors that open directly onto the gardens with sea view. The changeover day is Tuesday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Hermione Double Room Sea View
Max 2 adults
Hermione is located on the ground floor and offers luxurious, romantic accommodation with double bed, stencilled cabinets and soft tones. The patio doors lead to the gardens with a lovely sea view. The changeover day is Tuesday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Nausica Double Room Terrace
Max 3 adults
Nausica is located on the ground floor and has the benefit of a spacious private terrace with jasmine and lemon trees. It offers a double bed and is decorated in cool blue and white tones, using the motif from the Greek flag. The changeover day is Tuesday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Helene Double Room Sea View
Max 2 adults
Helene is located on the first floor and features a balcony with lovely sea views, double leather bed, Italian granite flooring and cool blue tiling in the shower room. The changeover day is Tuesday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Persephone Twin Room Sea View
Max 2 adults
Persephone is located on the first floor and features twin beds, which can also be made into a double. It is decorated in calm and tranquil colours and offers a balcony with sea views as well as a shower room where turquoise green tiling is found with a contemporary sandblasted glass basin. The changeover day is Sunday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Chloe Double Sea View Room
Max 2 adults
Chloe is located on the first floor, luxuriously designed and colourfully decorated, offering stunning views of the mountains and sea. The changeover day is Sunday and a minimum stay is 7 nights.
Artemis Double Sea View Room
Max 2 adults
Artemis is a boutique-style room, located on the first floor, offering bespoke furnishings to create a luxury feel. The room has views of the sea and the bathroom includes a whirlpool Jacuzzi®. The changeover day is Tuesday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Based on 192 traveller reviews
94% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Perfect location and great hosts
Shaun S, Copthorne, United Kingdom
Jul 16 2018
My missus and I stayed at Villa Costa a couple of weeks ago and had a lovely time. The room was spacious and exceptionally well cleaned every day. We had one of the older rooms downstairs - I think...
My missus and I stayed at Villa Costa a couple of weeks ago and had a lovely time. The room was spacious and exceptionally well cleaned every day. We had one of the older rooms downstairs - I think some of the upstairs rooms were a little more modern and some even had hot tubs, but we were more than happy with our little terrace and shorter walk to the pool!
Villa Costa is a small establishment with only a few rooms. It has a nice bar and seating area, small but clean pool and jacuzzi, large decking area with sun loungers and bean bags and an immaculately kept green area, and is literally across the road from the beach. The intimate nature makes it quite a sociable place and our fellow guests were all really nice which gave it a real family feel. Speaking to them you realise many are return visitors and that speaks volumes. The cocktails are a euro or two more expensive than central Skala but do not be fooled, you get what you pay for. Theo is barman, waiter and maitre d' all rolled into one, a lovely guy and makes great cocktails.
It has a couple of nice beach bars and a few supermarkets a little further down towards Poros, then the other way into Skala you've got an ATM, a number of nice bars and restaurants, Captain Vangelis who offer tours and Dolphin Ski Club who do a range of watersports activities all within a few minutes walk. Central Skala and the taxi rank are around 10 minutes walk away. There is a boat taxi that can take you to Poros and Katelios nearby as well.
The food was really exceptional and the highlight of the stay really. For breakfast two courses, lots of options and of a really high standard. I had pancakes nearly every day and they could have been made in Amsterdam they were so good! Dinners were three courses and far, far better than your average taverna gyros plate, they ranged from traditional Greek dishes like souvlaki and moussaka to typical med dishes like prawn linguine and steak and risotto. No egg and chips here thank God! I'm fussy and my missus has loads of allergies and the staff there catered for us without any fuss.
Thank you again to Mario and all the staff there for looking after us. We rarely visit the same place twice but I could see us going back to Kefalonia again and if we did, it would without doubt be to Villa Costa.
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“ Third visit and the best yet!
annefiona, Bolton, Lancashire, England
Jul 16 2018
Another brilliant stay at this excellent hotel. Just eight rooms, so you get to know your fellow guests well. Mario, the owner has a superb staff who make everyone feel special. Theo, waiter, barman...
Another brilliant stay at this excellent hotel. Just eight rooms, so you get to know your fellow guests well. Mario, the owner has a superb staff who make everyone feel special. Theo, waiter, barman and cocktail-maker par excellence certainly gives service with a smile. The chef, Mike provides delicious food beautifully presented and Vaso serves lunches and makes delicious desserts. Alketa cleans the rooms to a high standard every day. The room we had, Chloe, is on the first floor with views of both the sea and the mountains from the balcony, which also has a hot tub to provide a relaxing end to a hard day by the pool! There is a double bed, a living room, kitchen facilities and an amazing bathroom with rainfall shower. The gardens and pool area are delightful with sun beds, a jacuzzi and plenty of towels provided.
The hotel is located directly opposite the beach and a ten minute walk from Skala, a small town with many restaurants, bars and delightful little shops.
Do not miss Mario's wine-tasting evening. He is so knowledgeable and you will be surprised at the quality of the Greek wines.
We will be back next year.
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