General Information on Gilly's Place in Kefalonia

Gilly’s Place in KEFALONIA
Gilly   s Place in KEFALONIA
Contents Getting There Lakithra Village About the house • Mini Market • House Rules • Bakery • Around the villa • Patisserie • Inside the Villa • Outside the Villa Essentials • George’s Bar • Mescalero’s Bar • Eating Out • Check Out Times • Emergency Services Exploring the Island • Local Services • Supermarkets • Local Pharmacy • Nice To Do’s • Banks • Beaches • Shopping • Eating out
 • Petrol
Contents Getting There  Lakithra Village  About the house      Mini Market      House Rules      Bakery      Around the vi...
Welcome to Gilly’s Place. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. 
 VILLA OWNER Gilly Fick, U.K. 07990 976 302 VILLA MANAGER Angie Hitchen Villa Moli Sarlata Kefalonia Mobile: 0030-6955-007-355 Home: 0030-2671-041-101 To help ensure that your holiday will be both happy and safe, please take the time to read the information in this brochure.
 www.luxuryholidayvillagreece.com Gilly’s Place - a piece of paradise A bit about me My late husband and I had enjoyed many happy family holidays in Greece and it was always our dream to own a home on an idyllic Greek Island. I returned to Greece determined to realise that dream and I fell in love with the island of Kefalonia. Of all the Greek Islands we had visited (and there were a lot) this was the most beautiful. It wasn’t just the beauty of the island that was special - it was the warmth of the people and their pride in their island. Fate took me by the hand and led me to this house and the dream came true. It is my home from home and my family and grandchildren love it: I hope you will love it as much as I do. In this guide and in the villa I have tried to think of everything that you may need during your stay; if I have missed anything then please let me know. I want your stay to be as relaxing and as enjoyable as possible and hopefully you will return.
Welcome to Gilly   s Place. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.     VILLA OWNER  Gilly Fick, U.K.  07990 976 302   VILLA ...
Gilly’s Place - a piece of paradise
Gilly   s Place - a piece of paradise
Gilly’s Place in KEFALONIA
Gilly   s Place in KEFALONIA
Getting there Directions from the Airport Car Park NOTE: Gilly’s Place is 3 km from the airport in the village of Lakithra. There is a petrol station just outside the airport on the right hand side. 
 Remember to drive on the RIGHT HAND SIDE of the road! Drive out of the airport car park and straight up the hill to the ‘T’ Junction. At the ‘T’ Junction turn right. Continue along this road through Svoronata and Kourkomoulata. Continue up the hill after Kourkomoulata until you reach the T - junction with the main road. Turn left, signposted LAKITHRA. Continue straight for approximately half a mile, past the Mini market on your right immediately after you will see a single story house with a low terracotta coloured wall on your right. Immediately opposite is a small road - turn left here. Just past the church on your left, there is a driveway immediately in front of you and to the left (with an old car on the right! ) turn into this driveway and drive straight down the hill. There is ample parking and Gilly’s Place is in front of you. KEYS - these are in the key safe to the right of the barbecue. Please return them to the safe on departure. Please ask for the code to open the key safe before you leave for your holiday. You have arrived - enjoy the view and your holiday !
Getting there Directions from the Airport Car Park NOTE  Gilly   s Place is 3 km from the airport in the village of Lakith...
House Rules The Villa is available from 3.00pm on the day of arrival (to allow the villa to be prepared for your occupancy) you can drop your cases off at the villa should you arrive earlier. A welcome pack of essential items (coffee, tea, bread, butter, milk ) is included.
 
 On your day of departure please vacate the villa by 10.30am (so that the villa can be prepared for the next guests). Please respect the villa as you would your own home. Thank you. We have a strict no smoking policy in the villa and we would be grateful if you would comply with this. The towels provided within the villa are not for use around the pool area or at the beach. Please use your own beach towels. Enjoy the facility of our B.B.Q. but please do be careful, and we would request that you clean it after use. We have purposely not asked for a deposit to cover breakages. However if there is some accidental damage to small items, we simply ask that you inform Angie. Any major damage must be reported and paid for prior to departure. Do not feed the wild cats. For your Safety Poolside • • • • • • Diving is not allowed in the pool. Please take care at the poolside as tiles can become slippery when wet. Please take care when using the hammock and only allow children to use under supervision. Please use plastic plates, tumblers and wine glasses around the pool area. These are plentiful and can be found in the corner kitchen cupboard. Please do not stand on the sun-beds. Please take care when using parasols during windy conditions, collapse umbrellas when leaving the villa and in the evenings.
House Rules  The Villa is available from 3.00pm on the day of arrival  to allow the villa to be prepared for your occupanc...
Around the villa Patio Doors and Fly Screens • • • • • • Please ensure that all doors are locked when leaving the Villa. Please ensure that the lower ground patio doors are locked when vacating the pool area. Please ensure that the kitchen patio doors are locked when vacating the ground floor area. Please be careful if you have doors or windows open, as the breeze will cause doors to slam. It is advisable to have the fly screens down when the doors or windows are open, especially at night, to keep mosquitos out. Take care not to walk into fly screens when they are closed. Balconies • • • If you are traveling with young children, please ensure that they are not left unattended. Keep balcony furniture away from railings so that children are not encouraged to climb up. NEVER stand or climb on balconies or balustrades. Bathrooms • As the bathrooms in the villa are tiled, take care to ensure you do not slip when getting out of the shower. • The hot water from the taps can, on occasion, be quite hot. Particular care should be taken when bathing or showering children. Barbecue • • Please do not leave the BBQ unattended when in use and make sure that it is extinguished after use. Please ensure that hot ashes are not placed inside the villa or in plastic rubbish bags. Children • • Please ensure that children are not left unsupervised at anytime during your holiday and be extra careful around the swimming pool, on the balconies and on raised terraces. Ensure that your children always know where you will be and stress the importance of staying close by. Cooker Hob • When you leave the villa, always ensure that the cooker has been turned off. • NEVER leave the hob unattended when on.
Around the villa  Patio Doors and Fly Screens                           Please ensure that all doors are locked when leavi...
Inside the villa The following appliances are available for you use: • • • • • • • Washing Machine Dishwasher Microwave Hob/ Oven Fridge/ Freezer Capsule coffee maker Iron and ironing board You can find user manuals in the drawer below the oven. Toilets Throughout Greece, it is a strict policy not to flush toilet paper down the toilet. Instead, you place the paper in the bins provided. Bin liners can be found in the kitchen cupboard under the sink. An electronic alarm is fitted outside which will sound to give plenty of notice that the septic tank requires emptying. If it sounds turn the alarm off and contact Angie - she will arrange everything. Disposal of rubbish There are no domestic dustbins on the Island, as domestic waste is not collected from every individual house. Instead, there are a number of centrally located communal green wheelie bins in easily visible road side sites where residents deposit their domestic waste in plastic bags (the nearest green bin is on your right as you exit the villa driveway near the small church) With the heat and the possibility of ants and other pests, we would ask that you do not allow your rubbish to accumulate and take it to the bins regularly. Air Conditioning (A/C) The house has been designed to generally remain cool. If you do require the A/C on, there are individual remote controls for each room. This will allow you to control the temperature and fan speed. The A/C will automatically switch off if the patio doors or windows are left open. Please think of the environment and only use as A/C as necessary. It is very efficient and cools the rooms quickly - please check that the units are all off when you leave the villa. 
 Sofa Bed 
 The sofa bed is located on the lower ground floor, facing the patio doors. Remove the cushions and the stepped process for opening the bed is visible.
Inside the villa  The following appliances are available for you use                                Washing Machine Dishwa...
Outside the villa BBQ: charcoal, firelighters and fuel can be purchased from mini-markets and supermarkets around the island. Pool: the pool is maintained and cleaned on a regular basis and is managed by Angie.You may see the pool maintenance man, Simon but only if you are an early riser. If you need to clean out any flying insects or leaves from the surface, a net is provided. Sun-bed pads & cushion covers: The cats tend to use them to ‘stake their territorial claims’ in the usual way that cats do (!!) so it’s advisable to upend the cushion pads and sun-bed covers at night. Gardens: Ali, the gardener may come at some point during your stay to tend to the garden areas, but he will try to avoid disturbing you. There is an automatic sprinkler system for the grass and the flower beds (don’t leave anything on the grass overnight as it may get ‘watered’ !) but please feel free to water the tubs and the herb tub - it’s absolutely not a requirement but it would be greatly appreciated, especially during the heat of high summer. 
 
 External Lights: all the outside lights are switched on automatically from inside the building. The car park, wall and pool lights are on a set timer.
Outside the villa BBQ  charcoal, firelighters and fuel can be purchased from mini-markets and supermarkets around the isla...
EXTRAS & T.V. Gilly’s Place provides you with the following, for your convenience:
 • • • • Guide Books Maps Phrase Book Literature about the Island You will find these in the coffee table drawer in the lower ground floor sitting room; you are welcome to use any of these items and take them with you on your trips around Kefalonia. Please remember to return them for use by our next guests. 
 
 You will also find a picnic set in the kitchen cupboard to the left of the dishwasher, ice packs are in the freezer.
 
 Entertainment Guide – TV’s Home Cinema & Free Wifi There are two flat screen TV’s. These are located in the kitchen sitting room and Pool room lounge. The Home Cinema is located on the lower ground floor pool sitting room TV.. 
 NOTE: The TV is pre-set with parental controls. Tampering with these will deactivate the use of the system and will necessitate a visit from our engineer for which the call out charge is €100. There is a short delay after switching the TV’s ‘on’ before the picture appears on the screen. NOTE : The TV is streamed and you may experience occasional drop offs. Wifi is free - but it will slow down and may effect the TV signal if you have lots of internet devices (multiple phones, laptops, iPads eat) connected at once ! There is a daily limit on usage which is more than enough, but be aware that children streaming videos and gaming on hand held devices eats it up. To view basement TV • Use SONY AV controller to switch on Basement TV • Press SMALL green button first (Top right on controller) then, • Press LARGE green button. to activate surround sound. • TV is now on • To select/change channel use BLADE controller. • Switch on Blade controller using red power button. • To view and select from programme menu press OK to see full menu of channels • To ‘channel hop ’use PG button and press + / - 
 To View DVD’s - load your DVD into the player • Use SONY TV controller - press the large + button in centre of dial to reveal the menu • Select HDMI 1 • Press PLAY on the SONY AV controller to play your DVD.
EXTRAS   T.V.  Gilly   s Place provides you with the following, for your convenience                       Guide Books Map...
Music and WiFi Sony Gigajuke We have provided this Gigajuke for your holiday entertainment should you be a music lover. There are over 5000 albums recorded, a wide variety of music to try to reach all tastes and we continue to update each winter. Enjoy!
 
 1. Switch on using remote control (top right button), the Giga Juke takes a minute to load.
 2. Select the ‘Home’ button.
 3. Select ‘HDD Jukebox’.
 4. Select ‘Play’.
 
 Press the left arrow key to go back to choose Artist/Album or scroll down to ‘Playlist’ and select ‘Favourites’. 
 Free WiFi: Gilly’s Place has Free Wifi access. Tampering in any way with either router will deactivate the use of the entire system, including the TV and will necessitate a visit from our engineer for which the call out charge is €100, payable to the engineer. The internet connection does. on occasion, dip out and running multiple devices will slow the connection considerably. If your device isn’t in use you will find it’s better to switch it off ! If you do experience any problems please contact Angie.There is a daily limit on usage which is more than enough, but be aware that streaming youtube videos and gaming on hand held devices eats it up. 
 Network Password:  gillysplace You will only require the WiFi password to connect. DVD’s, CD’s and Books there is a selection of DVD’s, CD’s and books for all ages and tastes available in the coffee table on the lower ground floor.
Music and WiFi  Sony Gigajuke  We have provided this Gigajuke for your holiday entertainment should you be a music lover. ...
Lakithra Village Lakithra is a small traditional Greek village famed by Lord Byron who drew inspiration from the surrounding beauty; all of the following amenities are within very easy walking distance of the house.
 
 MINI MARKET (turn right at main road) There is a small mini-market for all your immediate needs.
 BAKERY (turn right at main road) as you drive out of the village you will see the bakery on your left. Hot fresh bread, pies and pasties, the potato pie is fantastic. They will deliver daily to the villa if you ask them.
 PATISSERIE (turn left at main road - walk about 150 yards) here you will find the most wonderful traditional cakes, large and small. The shop also has a great range of ice cream and lolly ices.
 GEORGE’S BAR (turn left at main road - next door to the patisserie) unique. If you have ever been in a smaller bar we will be surprised. Guaranteed a warm welcome. George is great fun and so his his wife, Viva. 
 MESCALERO’s BAR (turn left at the main road) again unique, late night opening with live music on Thursday nights. EATING OUT IN LAKITHRA (restaurants open from mid May to late September ) • Greek style grill will do takeaway and deliveries (turn left at main road and it’s on the left after Mescalero bar) • The International Taverna on the left just past the grill. Varied menu with lovely staff. • Or turn right on the main road and there’s a Pizza taverna - does takeaways - it’s on the left near the bakery. • Byron’s - turn left and walk to the fork in the road • Mouikis Village – Owned by Thomsons. Turn left walk to Byron’s then fork right for 200 yards to Mouikis Village and watch the sun set with a cocktail and a snack. Fantastic views ! • En Kefellinia organic farm restaurant. Lovely garden. Beautifully restored original house. A short drive (or a decent walk!). Turn right and continue out of Lakithra past the baker.On the left before the cross roads.
Lakithra Village  Lakithra is a small traditional Greek village famed by Lord Byron who drew inspiration from the surround...
General Info Emergency Services Police Service - 100 Ambulance Service - 166 Fire Service - 199 British Embassy, Athens - +30 210 727 2600  Local Services Doctor Hospital Police (0030) 26710 28550 (0030) 26710 28550 (0030)2671022200
 Taxi (English speaking) – CHRISTOS (from Argolstoli) 0030 693 708 4408
 GEORGE (from Lakithra) (0030) 6944679814 or (0030) 2671041473
 Always agree the fare when booking. The taxi fare from the airport should be around €10. Supermarket (approx 12 minutes drive) Turn right onto the main road. Keep going for 2km to the T-Junction. Turn left. Drive for 2 km past the meat market (this is an excellent butcher) on the left, continue past the petrol station on the left. After another 500m turn right before the mini roundabout where you will find the AB supermarket. Personal Chefs, 
 Rory Bond, chef proprietor of Bond Viveur, is local and cooks a wide range of fabulous meals (see brochure in villa).
 He also offers a concierge grocery service. Please contact Gilly for details before you go, or Angie while you are there. Viva is available to prepare and cook traditional Greek meals in the villa for just two or for a group.Viva can discuss the meal of your choice and she prepares, cooks and washes up. There are menus in the info box.
 Massage Ask Gilly for details of Kefalonia Massage - Christina will come to the villa. Banks 
 There are several in Argostoli with cash machines. The nearest ATM is at the airport Banks are closed Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. 
 Shopping Opening hours in Argostoli are: Monday and Saturday 08.30-14.30 Tuesday to Friday 08.30-14.30 and 17.30-20.30 Sunday - Closed (Supermarkets are open in high season) Petrol The nearest petrol station is on the road leading to/from the airport. There are numerous others.
General Info  Emergency Services  Police Service - 100 Ambulance Service - 166 Fire Service - 199 British Embassy, Athens ...
10 ‘NICE TO DO’S’ Firstly - Do your own thing! Exploring 1. Melissani Lake
 2. Drogarti Cave 
 3. Agostoli Town
 4. Assos
 5. Agia Efemia (Check out Christos in ‘Captain Corelli's’ Bar & ‘Paradise’ - at end of harbour, up the hill, is fantastic taverna) 
 6. Fiskardo - a lovely marina, full of wonderful tavernas 
 7. Sami
 8. Robola Winery
 9. Lunch at The Castle – only 15 mins away
 10. Myrtos Beach (Take the view from the road - it’s fabulous!)
 
 A recommended day trip is up the west coast taking in Myrtos and Assos, over to Fiskardo then down the east coast taking in Aghia Efemia and Sami before coming back over the mountain. Great adventure.
 
 Beaches The two closest beaches which come highly recommended are AVITHOS & AMMES. Further afield there is LASSI (good for water sports, but very busy in high season - teens seem to like this beach!) plus hundreds of others. Have fun finding your favourite.
 
 Restaurants There are some wonderful restaurants within easy driving distance. Argostoli has a lovely harbour front and a delightful pedestrian only shopping street (excellent shops too!) leading to the main square and the choice of eateries is endless. Casa Grec in Argostoli is a particular favourite, with a slightly more eclectic menu as well as traditional dishes. Preview Taverna (pictured right) at Avithos beach is a ‘must visit‘. Panos, the owner, is a certified master of wine with his own vineyard; he is attentive and charming, the food is great (his mama’s recipes and his mama’s skills)and the view is perfect! Tell Panos that Gilly sent you..... from late June there is an elegant beach bar on the sand which is great for sunset cocktails.You won’t be disappointed and it’s only a few minutes’ drive!
10    NICE TO DO   S    Firstly - Do your own thing   Exploring  1. Melissani Lake    2. Drogarti Cave     3. Agostoli Tow...
I really hope you enjoy your stay at Gilly’s Place They know how and that you will want to to combine it return. Please take a moment to sign the visitors’ book. Have a great time !
I really hope you enjoy your stay at Gilly   s Place They know how and that you will want to to combine it return. Please ...