- Villa Costa is an intimate, adult only hotel set in peaceful surroundings
- Explore nearby beaches and Skala, a traditional Greek fishing village
- The family-owned boutique has eight elegant rooms and a pool
- Enjoy fine dining and a wine tasting evening at Sophia’s Terrace
Villa Costa is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway in idyllic Greece. The hotel is for adults only, with no under 16s allowed and is available exclusively to Sovereign guests. It lies just 3.5 kilometres from the fishing village of Skala, one of the most authentic and tranquil areas of Kefalonia. Stroll through its streets lined with whitewashed tavernas, past craft shops and a chapel.
The small family-run boutique has been recently refurbished and features eight chic rooms and suites. Each one has been named after a Greek goddess and boasts an individual design, beautiful furnishings, and balconies. Cool off in the outdoor pool with sunbathing area, whirlpool and views of the Ionian Sea, surrounded by shady, landscaped gardens.
Guests can also enjoy a beach within walking distance, plus Potamaki Beach several miles away, which is a conservation area and nesting place for rare loggerhead turtles. Dine at Villa Costa’s gourmet restaurant, Sophia’s Terrace, which holds a weekly BBQ and wine tasting evening.
Note that there’s a minimum stay of seven nights at this hotel. Guests staying in the Maia, Nausica, Chloe and Persephone rooms must arrive on Sunday, those in Hermione, Cassandra, Helene and Artemis can arrive on Tuesday.
Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted at this hotel. This hotel has 8 rooms.
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.
Bars & Restaurant
Sophia's Terrace A La Carte Restaurant
This stylish à la carte restaurant offers gourmet dining in stunning al fresco surroundings. Soak up the garden views while feasting on rustic Greek cuisine, cooked with modern flair, and choose from the sumptuous wine list which includes local specialities. The menu features fresh salads and light snacks, as well as locally-caught fish and seafood dishes.
Don’t miss the weekly barbecue and wine tasting evening, where you can discover the full scale of the hotel’s impressive wine cellar. Taste regional Greek wines paired with hors d’oeuvres, followed by a tasty barbecue on the hotel lawns.
Open: 08:30 – 10:30, 13:00 – 15:00 and 19:30 – 21:30
Meals at Sophia’s Terrace are included for bed and breakfast and half board guests.
Beach & Pools
Villa Costa has a freshwater swimming pool, surrounded by a wooden deck with comfy sun loungers. Enjoy the sea views while cooling off and take a dip in the whirlpool.
There’s a long sand and shingle beach within walking distance of Villa Costa. Head several miles further to Potamaki Beach, which is famous for its endangered loggerhead turtles and has soft sands and clear, topaz waters.
Activities & Entertainment
Activities and Entertainment
Villa Costa has a tasteful reading lounge and conservatory for guests to relax in. Take a trip to nearby Potamaki Beach for a turtle-watching trip or take the mini train to sightsee around Skala. The hotel staff can arrange a variety of local boat trips for you to explore the area. Wine tasting with expert sommeliers is also available for small groups and couples.
About the location
Villa Costa is located on the south east coast of Kefalonia, in the pretty outskirts of Skala. It’s right on the beach, making it perfect for those wanting to spend their days soaking up the sun and sinking into holiday mode. Skala itself is home to traditional family run restaurants where you can enjoy delicious traditional Greek cuisine, as well as chic cocktail bars ideal for a relaxing evening.
If you prefer to explore, Kefalonia has a beautiful coastline which is peppered with little fishing villages. Sami is home to the beach which was featured in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, as well as Drogarati Cave, which is said to date back 150 million years.
Villa Costa is an hour’s drive 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 Sunday 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.
Exclusive to Sovereign Room Discount
Save 60% discount on the hotel price for holidays until 31 August 2019.
Last Rooms Available...
Nausica Double Room Terrace - 18 August for 7 nights.
Cassandra Twin Room Sea View - 27 August for 7 nights.
Save 20% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 01 September - 31 October 2019.
The above offers must be booked by 31 August 2019.
Exclusive to Sovereign Early Booking Discount
Save up to 15% on the hotel price for stays between 01 May - 31 October 2020, booked by 30 November 2019.
Exclusive to Sovereign Free Upgrade to Half Board
Free Half Board for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2019.
Exclusive to Sovereign Honeymoon Offer
Honeymoon couples will receive sparkling wine, honeymoon cake and flowers on arrival for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2019.
Bed and Breakfast
Guests can enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast by the chef, served in the picturesque Sophia’s Terrace à la carte restaurant.
Dinner and Breakfast are served in Sophia’s Terrace à la carte Restaurant. The Half Board package also includes a weekly barbeque. Please note, drinks are not included.
Based on 212 traveller reviews
94% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Welcomed back for another glorious 2 weeks
Pinklady9, Derby, United Kingdom
Aug 11 2019
We walk in through the gates at Villa Costa and in an instant we???re ???home??? for our 2 weeks of rest and relaxation. We were welcomed by genial host Mario and Vaso on arrival and by lovely Teos when he...
We walk in through the gates at Villa Costa and in an instant we???re ???home??? for our 2 weeks of rest and relaxation. We were welcomed by genial host Mario and Vaso on arrival and by lovely Teos when he we came into work later on.....we very much feel part of the VC family.
We stayed in Maia again this year; one of our favourite rooms kept spotlessly clean by Vera. Open the patio doors and we???re into the garden and a short stroll to either Sophia???s terrace for meals and drinks or to the spacious pool area and sun beds.The room enhanced this year with a lovely comfy soft chair and a blind to the door window (which blocks the shining street light).
We???ve always found the beds a little too hard for us but Mario really went the extra mile this year and has a mattress topper available which we had the benefit of this time. Thank you Mario - it made a huge difference to the quality of our sleep.
As always we met some wonderful people this year and shared many a happy hour chatting at the bar and at meal times. The whole fortnights camaraderie was excellent; but as lots have said you can be as sociable as you want to but equally enjoy your own company too. The food cooked by Makis and desserts made by Vaso were again exceptional and all served by Teos whose front of house skills (and cocktail making) are what makes the holiday so special. What a fab team Mario has.
We went out on the boat trip again with 2 other couples and visited beautiful Kioni on Ithaca; stopped at Anti Samos for a lazy meze lunch with copious wine followed by a swim in the turquoise waters of a deserted beach. Fabulous day and all topped off with a refreshing peach daiquiri made by Teos when we all got back. Truly memorable.
Wine tasting was as always excellent hosted by the very knowledgeable Mario. We???ve done it so many times before but there are always new and different wines to taste so it never gets boring! And the matched canap??s are a treat - the smoked eel a revelation, it???s delicious 😋
So will we go back again? Too right we will, one day soon hopefully. Villa Costa is a haven of peace and tranquility on Kefalonia; an island which has stolen our hearts ?????? .
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“ Villa Costa - Where did that two weeks go
rhm62, Swansea, United Kingdom
Aug 09 2019
If you are looking to forget about the outside world and take time to get some R&R right beside the sea (well 30 metres away from the front gate), and at the same time enjoy superb food and wine in...
If you are looking to forget about the outside world and take time to get some R&R right beside the sea (well 30 metres away from the front gate), and at the same time enjoy superb food and wine in an excellently hosted boutique hotel. This is for you!!
Mario, Theo, Vasso and Veronica looked after us for two whole weeks and so well we have booked again to go back next year.
The grounds are immaculate with Mario fastidiously looking after the surroundings. Theo always on hand at mealtimes to ensure we had everything we needed and later at the bar to create and mix the cocktails we wanted, after yet another great dish prepared by Mikey the chef. Theo is the star turn at the hotel, always so willing to look after you, nothing is too much trouble.
Our room (Helene on the first floor) had everything we wanted or needed, always spotlessly clean with Veronica, daily cleaning the room and always leaving us with shampoo, conditioner and fresh towels. The view from the room was perfect, with the garden and pool and further to the sea. Every morning at dawn the wall would be orangey-red with the sun rise directly in front of the hotel, the balcony nice and cool at the end of the day in the shade.
During the day lazing by the pool or taking the hike (30m) to the sea for a swim, the water always gloriously turquoise and the beach clean. Beach is shingly so worth taking beach shoes.
All in plenty to do with a few watersport businesses on the beach, we hired a small 30hp boat which we shared with friends and set us back about ??75 per couple, for about 6 hours, enough time to go up the coast to Antisamos, stop a few times to snorkel have some food and poodle on back again, thoroughly enjoyed it.
The two weeks sped along and while in the taxi on the way back, I did comment to my wife I thought it was only a few days ago we were heading in the other direction.
So if you are looking for your holiday to be all about R&R ..........
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