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Magic-house in Kandiliotika-Ithaca

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Magic-house in Kandiliotika-Ithaca

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Zikos is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

One-off feature
A small house, tucked in a tangle of nature on the flank of Mount Neritos and overlooking the sparkling sea that stretches towards Cephalonia. Sitting in a tiny hamlet on undiscovered Ithaca, surrounded by groves of olives, cypress, figs and lavender, this is an idyllic and peaceful place.

General Info
Kandiliotika is a much-loved island home in a magical setting, whatever the season. The small house, which sleep 3 people, has been carefully restored and joined together and it is not only comfortable but stylishly and artistically furnished. The house sits on the side of Mount Neritos, completely surrounded by terraces of trees, and the stillness is only broken by goat bells that float on the air, cicadas that rattle, and the sea that murmurs just below. The position of the house offers dramatic views and breathtaking sunsets, and Kandiliotika is perfect for those looking for a hidden retreat for painting, writing, composing, yoga, snorkelling, swimming, reading, relaxation and renewal. Ithaca is a beautiful, rugged and untouched place which welcomes visitors with its simple pleasures.

Details on the area surrounding the property/accommodation
The island is dramatically beautiful, rugged, relatively undeveloped, green and mountainous with steep blue indented bays and charming little harbours. It’s a small workaday place, never a land of plenty, and even its gradual tourism has not really stemmed the de-population. But it has magnetism, a natural grace, and an energy-giving power which draws in those who need renewal, uplift and inspiration in their lives. Don’t miss a climb at sunset above Exoghi (Out of Earth) to the monastery on the summit, to witness the 360 degree view across the shipping-routes and islands of this archipelago. Ithaca is just a short boat ride from Cephalonia which is just as beautiful and well worth a visit.
You will need a car. Nearest beach and and shopping area 3 minutes drive.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 couch


43 Reviews

Theo User Profile
September 2018
What a fantastic place! The setting is beautiful, with a view from the terrace across the strait to Kefalonia, and the house itself is charming and cozy. Zikos was an incredibly helpful host, giving us tips about the island, arranging a taxi and even getting up at 6am to call the…
Liz User Profile
October 2018
lovely little house in idylic spot. easy to reach either end of the island quickly. Great friendly host. Zikos.
Penny User Profile
September 2018
Lovely cottage with incredible views in one of Ithaki’s prettiest villages. The cottage is perfect for a couple, with all amenities included and we appreciated the coffee, milk, water and fruit that Zikos provided for us. Just down the road is Agios Yiannis beach - this is a lo…
Salome User Profile
August 2018
This was a wonderful experience for our family. The house was clean, funtional and decorated with a lot of taste. It was equipped with all the necessary commodities (e.g. washing machine, toaster, fridge, towels, sheets). It has spectacular views towards the sea and the mountains…
Erik User Profile
August 2018
We loved our stay at Zikos’s place. Such a view from the balcony! And ideally located between a great gourmet restaurant at some of the best beaches of the island. Zikos was a very attentive host. We hope we get to come back some time !
Alice User Profile
June 2018
Without a doubt the best Airbnb experience we’ve had so far. Lovely house with homely touches in a beautiful setting. (It’s even nicer than the pictures) The local beach is gorgeous with a secluded secret beach next to it. Zikos’ hospitality is second to none - having picked us…
Rachael User Profile
June 2018
Perfect host, perfect house, beautiful island and the most amazing sunset you have ever seen! Would not hesitate to recommend this property to anybody. If you like peace and quiet in a beautiful setting this is the place!

Hosted by Zikos

GreeceJoined in June 2012
Zikos User Profile
45 Reviews
Zikos is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Hello! My name is Zikos. I love swimming and climbing. You are welcome to come and stay at my house on the beautiful island of Ithaca. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
Languages: English
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