There is no mystery as to why there are so many five-star reviews on here. The accommodation is comfortable, tastefully decorated and furnished, well-maintained and spotlessly clean. We had everything we needed in terms of kitchen equipment. Our garden was private, with no one overlooking the pool; in the background you have a fine view of the Aenos mountain framed in an azure sky The pool itself provided welcome respite from the heat: the water is non-chlorinated with an advanced filtration system (not compatible with suntan oils or pigmented tanning products, but fine with suntan creams, if I have understood correctly) meaning that your hard earned suntan doesn't get bleached every time you have a swim to cool down. There were six comfortable sun loungers and a large parasol. Extra shade was provided by a mature olive tree. We enjoyed taking most of our meals on the patio in front of the pool (a barbecue is available). Do make sure that you have some mosquito repellent for the evenings, if you are going to be sitting out. Despite being in Kefalonia for two weeks, we did not do a great deal of driving. There are lots of gorgeous beaches in this part of the island. Thomas beach is only 10 minutes’ walk away: this can get a little busy (it is a pretty, but quite compact cove, with good snorkelling); there is a daytime taverna, an evening seafood restaurant and an excellent bar with lovely views out to sea. A much longer beach is available at Trapezaki (20 minutes walk away) which also has a superb taverna. I’m sure that Sophie will give you further recommendations, including the less touristy gems, off the beaten track. The main town of Argostoli is only a 20 minute drive away, with plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants and extremely pleasant waterside walks. In addition to the local shops in Karavados, there are three good-sized supermarkets (including a Lidl) around 10 minutes’ drive away. Finally, I have to say that Sophie and Spiros were wonderful and generous hosts who could not have done more to make us feel welcome and to make our stay more comfortable and enjoyable. I really hope that we see you again, as we are sure to return to this beautiful island!