Garbis Villas in Kefalonia, Lourdas - Greece - Guestbook
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  • Thinking of you.

    I hope all is well after Storm Ianos. You may not remember us Irene, but my wife and I stayed there in your summer of 2019.

    Both of us are thinking of you and all on Kefalonia during this difficult time.

    Con and Sue Psalios. Australia

    Con Psalios Melbourne, Australia
  • 1 Week with the family

    what a great stay at Garbis, Irene is very accommodating and everything is spotless thanks to Alexandra. the resort is picturesque and is ideal for a relaxing week on this beautiful island. the pool is possibly the best I have been in and the locations is great for access to Vlachata. thanks Irene and we will definitely be back soon xx

    Simon Blackman West Sussex, UK
  • Wedding stay

    Very clean. Irene is an excellent host and Alexandra is a marvel at how hard she works works to ensure accommodation and pool area is maintained to high standards. Stayed for 4 nights from 6th June. We had several apartments. Garbis jewellers also worth a visit, Thank you too Angela for arranging our transfers from the airport.

    Sandra Holgate Hertfordshire, UK
  • Lovely holiday

    Once again we have had a fantastic holiday at Garbis Villas. We are regular visitors and we have never been disappointed. Irene is a fantastic host and Alexandra works so hard to keep all the villas cleaned on a daily basis.
    All the Garbis family strive to make everyone’s holiday, one to remember.
    We will be returning!!

    Steph Uijerts Guildford, Surrey
  • Wonderful time

    We had an absolute ball in Kefalonia, and the accommodation played a large part of that. It was so peaceful and quiet, a great place to relax and soak in the fresh sea air! The pool was always in good condition, our rooms cleaned really well each day by Alexandra, and our welcome and farewell morning teas with Irene were a delight we’ll always remember!

    Jack Huddersfield
  • A memorable holiday

    What a beautiful island and what a lovely location to stay at. Thank you Irene for your very generous hospitality. It was one of the factors which made our holiday so memorable. We will certainly return.

  • Un alloggio eccellente

    Il complesso Garbis Villas è un posto splendido. Abbiamo occupato uno studio per 2 persone a piano terra: accogliente, ben arredato, con una splendida vista sulla piscina comune alle 4 palazzine e soprattutto sul mare! La piscina stessa è confortevole e ben pulita, peccato solo che si possa utilizzare solo fino alle 8 di sera e non oltre. Dotato di aria condizionata, offre anche la possibilità di pranzare o cenare sotto il portico. L’angolo cottura è forse un po’ troppo piccolo ma per 2 persone può andare. Inoltre dista pochi passi da La Mer e soprattutto dall’ Olive Lounge che sono tra i migliori ristoranti dell’isola. La proprietaria del complesso è la signora Irene: una donna simpatica, brillante e molto accogliente. Una nota di merito in più per questo angolo di sogno in Cefalonia.

    Italian guests
  • the best holiday

    We have been going to Lourdas for seven years we love it. In September this year we decided to stay somewhere different we stayed at Garbis. it was amazing so relaxing, it was very clean and comfortable Irene you are a very kind and attentive lady. We will return to stay with you sadly not next year as my brother is getting married abroad (we will return). We send our best wishes to you your family and staff.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
    Angela and Peter xx

    angela hogg
  • Vacanza fantastica

    siamo stati da garbis villas dal 15 al 29 agosto 2011 in uno studios per due persone al piano terra (bordo piscina,non più di tre metri) di una delle strutture che compongono la splendida villa della signora irene. tralasciando gli aspetti relativi all’ isola di cefalonia comunque fantastica con un mare magnifico da lasciarti senza fiato,dedichiamoci alla villa che offre un panorama stupendo della deliziosa spiaggia di lithero e lourdas, a nostro giudizio la posizione della villa e’ strategica ,a pochi chilometri dalla capitale e dalle fantastiche spiagge del sud dell’ isola .l’ accoglienza è stata sicuramente delle migliori con frigo pieno di frutta , bevande e dolci .lo studios luminosissimo e sempre pulito grazie allo staff di garbis villas ci ha permesso di trascorrere una vacanza fantastica .
    andare via da cefalonia ci ha lasciato un vuoto nel cuore che certamente colmeremo tornando su questa bellissima isola e da garbis villas.

    Paolo & Anna
  • Kefalonia Nice

    Garbis Villas is a family run residence – 4 beautifully constructed ‘houses’ overlooking the turquoise Aeonian sea – which are split into studio/1 bed/2 bed apartments.The views are exceptional and are complimented by wonderful service and facilities at the villas. The Island has some of the finest beaches and certainly variety of beach that one would find anywhere in Europe.
    The Villas have a good sized pool and well equipped terrace as well as individual apartment balconies which offer privacy with plenty of space. There is a virtual tour on the Villas’ website which is worth seeing – this gives an excellent and accurate overview of the residence.

    Ronaldo Mpalakakis
  • Nice holidays

    Thank you for your hopsitality.
    It is a very nice place!

    Bill Papadopoulos
  • Beautiful one day, perfect the next

    We spent the best part of our 8 week holiday in Lourdata,staying at Garbis Villas for a week in July 2010. The accommodation was clean and had all the conveniences you’d expect and little more. The fridge was stocked with basics to start off your holiday – milk, fruit,bread, cold water, juice, even some fresh vegetables. The pool and surrounding garden were immaculate. What you see in the pictures on this site is what you get. The pool is cleaned daily. The view from our balcony was absolutely gorgeous. As previous posts, I too have to mention the hospitality shown by Irene. She would go out of her way to ensure her guest were comfortable. We stayed at a number of other accommodations, but Garbis stands out above all the rest. I don’t know when we’ll visit my beautiful Kefalonia, but I know where we’ll be staying.

    Maria, Steven, Stephanie & Elly - Melbourne, Aust
  • Bellissima vacanza

    Grazie ad Irene e al Garbis villas per la splendida vacanza di luglio.
    Posto stupendo con panorama mozzafiato.
    Accoglienza perfetta con conduzione famigliare precisa puntuale da parte del personale e soprattutto della dolcissima Irene.
    Ottimo rapporto qualitΰ prezzo.
    Grazie infinite e a presto

  • 7-14 Sept 2010

    Second visit this year and again thanks to all the Garbis family for a fantastic relaxing holiday. Irene and Alexandra are so welcoming and the peaceful location makes any holiday perfect. We are coming back next year and hope to see everybody again including the family cats! Many thanks again and see you soon!
    Stephanie and Juris(George)Uijerts

    Stephanie and Juris Uijerts
  • the best

    Lovely place, good service, hospitality very good.Thank you Irene and her attention to a caring mother.
    A kiss to my mother’s Greek

  • Great Holiday

    Thank you the Garbis family – Irene, Andreas, Nick who always make us so welome. Greek coffee, cakes, fruit, flowers, room kept so nice and clean thank you thankyou. This, our 3rd visit was just as good if not better than our first back in 2005. We will be back soon I hope.

    Richard & Chris Hillier
  • Lovely Villas

    We have had a wonderful week of sun and relaxation among some wonderful, friendly people. Superb views ……
    Tripadvisor we love you!

    Angela Botana
  • We love kefalonia!

    Everything was VERY NICE – the views, the rooms and the welcome we received.
    My husband and I look forward to returning in September this years. Thank you so much!

    Nick & Mery
  • wonderful

    thank you for everything

  • Kefalonia is for lovers!

    My husband and I stayed in your villas back in May 2009 for our honeymoon. It was absolutley stunning.We are looking forward to come back soon!

    Barbara & John
  • Thank you for your hospitality

    We would like to thank you for your hospitality Irene during our stay at Garbis Villas.It was very kind of your family to invite us to George’s 2nd birthday party which we enjoyed very much.
    Now back in England we are telling all our friends and family what a beautiful island Kefalonia is and will be recommending your villas if anyone wishes to go for a holiday.
    I am sure we will be visiting Kefalonia again sometime in the future and will hopefully be able to stay at Garbis Villas.
    Thank you once again for making our holiday such an enjoyable one.

    Marguerite and Matt
  • The Best

    Have just returned from our third visit to Kefalonia and second to Garbis Villa’s. You couldn’t be made more welcome anywhere – the location is stunning, the facilities first class and Irene is just the best hostess you could wish for. Sad to have to leave but then again there is always next year. Thanks for making our holiday just the best !!
    Les, Kate, Kayleigh, Laura and Jack

    Hall Family
  • what a fantastic place !!!

    Imagine yourself on a terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea, Zakinthos Island on your left, two magnificent beaches down the hill, a gorgeous pool, wonderful modern villas with very friendly people.

    This is my kind of PARADISE !



    Dinu Ghezzo
  • September

    I visited the second week in September. I really enjoyed our stay and will be back again!. Garbis villas was everything my parents described. The views were amazing and the accommodation was very clean. Irene made us feel at home and her sons were very helpful.

    Katie Orange
  • Absolutely Fantastic Views and accomodations

    This is our second vacation at the Garbis Villas,first time 3 years ago and then this year for 2 weeks last week in August and first week in September 2008. We have aquired a great friendship with the owner Irene Garbis and her three sons. It’s absolutely paradise and we would recommend it highly. You are surrounded by beautiful ocean views and mountains. Easy walk to lots of GREAT restaurants. The staff at the Garbis Villas are wonderful people, and always ready to assist you. The villas are equipped very well with all the amentities, and we enjoyed many an evening out on the huge balcony overlooking the pool and sea, sipping on a glass of wine.

    Thank you Garbis Family for such a wonderful stay. We will be back!

    Sylvia & Bill Merritt
  • Wonderful relaxing time

    We had a wonderful relaxing time at the Garbis Villas again – thank you so much.
    We have been home 3 weeks already and are ready to come back for another break !

    Helen Aymes
  • Thank you!

    We had a wonderful time in Lourdas once again – many thanks. Hopefully we will be back again next year.

  • Perfect holiday

    Spent 9 days at Garbis villas in July. A wonderful place to stay, fantastic views, lovely appartments and pool, very relaxing and quiet. Irene and family made us so welcome and we will definately be returning.

    The Carters, Cambridge
  • Beautiful!

    July 2008 was our first family holiday with our 1 year old son and we had a great time! the villas are beautiful, great views and what a lovely family! we would reccomend highly and hope to return and to Garbis Villas!
    Zoe, Patrick and Zach xxx

    Zoe,Patrick & Zachary
  • Still the same 11 years on!

    We stayed at Garbis Villas 11 years ago, and have fond memories and had always said that we would return. This year we did just that, this time travelling with my sister and brother in law. That amazing view has not changed, and the gracious hospitality of Irene is second to none. Thanks also to Andrew, who came by every day and spoke to us, and of course, to Alexandra, who helps keep the villas and pool in tip top condition.

    I general we were amazed and delighted to see that Kefalonia had really not changed in those 11 years,it is a beautiful and unspoilt Island to which I am sure we will be returning.

    Thank you!

    Angela Seddon
  • Heaven

    A very tranquil and relaxing location with fantastic views,all of this topped with an extremely friendly family-to me heaven!

  • Perfect

    Thank you for all your hard work in making your visitors’ stays perfect.

    We would recommend Garbis Villas to anyone visting Cephallonia.

    We hope you have a good rest in the winter!

    Phil & Gill
  • Beautiful Views

    Thank you for a lovely stay at the wonderful Garbis Villas!
    Beautiful Views and lovely people, we hope to return soon.

    Abi & Nick
  • Excellent Views

    A wonderful holiday here at Garbis Villas. Excellent views, lovely pool area to relax and swim.
    This was our first visit to the beautiful island of Kefalonia, we hope to return again.
    It was lovely to receive a warm welcome from Angela, Mrs Garbis and family, everyone has been extremely friendly including our fellow holiday makers.

    Andrew, Sandra & Samuel Swann
  • Delicious

    Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. Everything is as we remember fromlast year, but with new kittens to admire this time.

    We don’t want to leave but we can look forward to a holiday here again next year.

    The food gifts from Irene were delicious! Thanks

    Carol, Richard & Jack
  • Friendship

    This has been our third visit to the Garbis Villas and as always the weather, the location and the hospitality have been fantastic.

    We came to Kefalonia for the sun and for the amazing scenery. We return each year for the friendship we receive from you all.
    Thanks for another great visit.

    Elaine & Mike
  • Excellent Holiday

    We have had an excellent holiday, the weather was good every day, our apartment was immaculate, everything we could want was to hand, you made our stay that much better.

    Thanking you for looking after us as you did and oh yes we will be back.

    P.S we could not have choose a better place for my 40th birthday.

    Chris & Mandy Walton
  • The Garbis Villas are fabulous!

    My boyfriend and I spent a week there last August and found it the ideal spot for a relaxing, chill out week.

    The Garbis family take great pride in their villas and were extremely accomodating in providing complimentary wine, water, tea, coffee etc on our arrival and helping us to get around the island and provide useful information on the sites, buses etc.

    The one-bedroom villa was spotless, the pool, patios and surrounding areas are cleaned every day.

    In the evening we were able to sit out and watch beautiful sunsets over neighbouring Zakynthos and relax with a drink, undisturbed by any noise other than that of the waves.

    A lovely place to stay, run by a lovely family.

    Helen & Gavin


  • ευχαριστούμε

    Υπέροχο μέρος,φιλικό περιβάλλον,ήρεμες διακοπές.
    Καταπληκτικές εικόνες απο ενα σημείο της Κεφαλονιάς με απέραντο γαλάζιο και συνδιασμό χρωμάτων της φύσης.Ευχόμαστε οτι καλύτερο.

    Ελένη - Κυριάκοσ
  • A Very Special Holiday

    From the moment we arrived at the villas we knew this was going to be a very special holiday. And so it has been – The views stunning, the acomodation perfect and the care and attention second to none.
    You are providing a holiday experience that you can be very proud of.
    Many thanks, we’ll be back.

    Larissa & Peter Beedby
  • Stunning

    Stunning View, Peaceful, Great Accomadation, just like the first time.

    Mark Triffit
  • Thank you

    A little slice of heaven, right here on Kefalonia! Thank you for your hopsitality.

    Trevor, Cathy and Alex
  • Fantastic

    This is our fourth year staying in the village of Lourdas. Garbis Villas are the best accomadation we have stayed at. A Warm welcome by the Garbis family and all the staff. Great appartments, clean and well maintained and the views FANTASTIC!. A week is not long enough. Next time it will be two!
    Thanks to the Garbis family and their staff.

    Marjie & Peter Huyton
  • Solitude

    Totally enjoyable stay, most peaceful and relaxing time spent reflecting on life. Lourdas and Garbis have the perfect place for solitude.

    Mark from York
  • Second Visit

    Whar can we say? Second visit to Garbis Villas and it was even better than the first – it will certainly not be our last. Execellent throughout – everyone extremely pleasant & helpful. Thank you for making another stay a very enjoyable one.

    Sarah & Cary Sinister
  • Apple Cake

    This has been our first trip to Kefalonia but it certainly will not be our last thanks to the beautiful scenary, fantastic rocky beaches and wonderful people.
    Thank you Garbis family for making our stay so special, your apple cake is delicious. It’s the little touches which made our stay so special. Thank you.

    Sutton Family
  • Perfect

    We certainly didn’t choose wrong for our honeymoon vacation! Everything was perfect – the views, the rooms and the welcome we received. It was a lovely touch to find fresh food and wine chilled in the fridge.
    My husband and I look forward to returning in future years. Thank you so much for everything!

    Jody McDonald
  • Tranquility

    This was not our first visit to Kefalonia but our first visit to the villa.
    We have been captivated by its position and the tranquility – just shy, the birds singing and the breeze for company. We’ve been fortunate also in having such lovely fellow guests, Nigel and family.
    We’re already thinking of how we can arrange to come next year.

    Peter Wootton
  • Excellent

    Excellent well appointed accomadation. Superb views from the apartments. We have had a wonderful week of sun and relaxation among some wonderful, friendly people.
    We sincerely hope we can come back some time to meet the rest of the Garbis family.

    John Rowntree
  • Beautiful

    What a very beautiful place, with a fantastic view. We have spent a very happy week here and are sorry to be going home. We’ve been looked after very well indeed and hope to be coming back again.

    Peter Highton

    This July was our first visit to Kefalonia and we weren’t disappointed. The villas were perfect and we were made to feel so welcome by the whole family,it really made our holiday special.We look forward to returning soon.

    Freddy Jones
  • We loved it !

    From the moment we stepped off the plane we fell in love with Kefalonia and when we arrived at Garbis Villas we loved it even more.
    The studio was perfect, just what we needed and the view from the pool side was out of this world. In fact the setting was so good that one rather hot evening, next the the pool watching the sunset I proposed to my girl friend.
    Of course I promotley brought a ring from your shop in Argostoli (Garbis Jewellers) to make it official.
    Everyone was so great and made the whole event and holiday very special. Thank you

    Gary Smith
  • Holiday Experience

    The Garbis family must be congratulated on providing such a beautiful holiday experience not only in the quality of the accommodation provided but also the very genuine family atmosphere that Mrs.Irene Garbis, Alexandra, Nick, Andrew and Peter extended to us.
    We really did enjoy our two weeks at Garbis Villas in May 2007 and we were very sorry when it was our time to leave. But we have booked to return in 2008 and can’t wait.

    Peter Beeby
  • Wonderful

    My husband and I stayed at your villas last June. It was wonderful the best holiday we every had. The apartments were fantastic. Very spacious and kept immaculately clean. The pool was great and the views amazing. We will definetly be back.

    Julia Roberts
  • Thank you

    My family stayed at the villas last September and had a really good time.
    Thank you all for making our stay perfect,we will return soon.

    Amanda Flanders
  • Beautiful!

    My husband and I stayed in your villas back in June 2005 for our honeymoon. It was absolutley stunning.

    We have full intentions of returning there soon.

    Your new web page completely captures the beauty of your villas.


    Jody McDonald