Caretta's Nest

The Caretta’s Nest villas are a real find, located in one of the lesser-known corners of Kefalonia and overlooking Kaminia Beach – home to nesting sea turtles.

Caretta’s Nest is made up of three blocks comprising of four one-bedroom and a couple of two- bedroom apartments. And the insides are just as elegant as their whitewashed exteriors.

  • 3Sleeps up to
  • 1 or 2Rooms
  • 1 or 2Bathrooms
  • Only from ThomsonIn the UK, this holiday is only available from the Thomson group.


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Villa details

Villa Facilities

Open-plan kitchen

Open-plan living and dining area

A cosy living area with a double sofa-bed.

Other facilities

  • Gardens
  • Air-conditioning*
  • TV
  • Balcony or terrace

Outdoor pool

The large outdoor shared pool is bordered by gardens, it's 14 x 7 metres in size and 1.7 metres deep. With sunbeds and parasols on the shared terrace.

Villa availability

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Car Hire

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Lovely break

We really enjoyed staying here in a spacious and comfortable apartment in a lovely location. Good bathroom with two basins and powerful shower with doors.The gardens and pool here are well maintained by the hard working staff. Our apartment was well cleaned and we were supplied with new towels and toilet rolls after only a few days. It was great to relax in such a beautiful location with just a short walk to the beach, we either chose to go to the pool and had plenty of choice of comfortable sun beds or to go to the beach. The taverna next door had great food and views, only seemed to be closed if the weather was poor. Overall, this is a delightful spot, may be some of the apartment needs a small amount of updating, it does have basic cooking facilities, but in such a lovely area there's no need to spend time cooking. We also spent some time sitting on our private terrace. We hope to return in the futureMore

lancsnomad, North West England, United Kingdom

Time to be a little truthful

I'm going to be quite critical regarding our stay at Caretta's nest, which might upset the regular visitors to this accommodation. But I feel if the regular holiday makers were more honest than being loyal, for the price we payed..I'd probably have found somewhere else to stay. Firstly I must totally agree, the location of Caretta's Nest is an amazing spot, the gardens are lovely, an amazing quiet beach across the road and the pool is well needed as around the poolside is an amazing sun trap. And yes, its very quiet ...But that's as far it goes. A word of warning, the pictures shown for Caretta's nest on the thomson/simply travel website were taken around 10 years ago ! It now looks completely different and sea views from the "infinity pool" sea views from the rooms with balconys due to large foliage bang in front of the balcony. In the two weeks we were there, not once did we witness the pool being cleaned...and the leaves and muck at the bottom of the pool were evident of this. The advertised little bar area adjacent to the well...none existent..and hasn't been a bar area for about 5 years !... sun beds were broken and the umbrellas were dirty with bird mess and some were ripped. Now the rooms. The villa was quite spacious and very clean....but so outdated and basic. The kitchen has only a toaster, a kettle and only two hob rings, which for a self catering holiday I would have expected at least an oven or grill as have all the self catering holiday we have been on. Very limited cooking utensils and not even a breakfast bowl in sight !..we had to share a juicer bowl for cereal!!.. The toilet/ shower room again was very basic and needed a overhaul...the shower leaked from 3 different places and the shower tray was cracked. The shower is extremely small, and once the shower curtain is pulled have no chance of showering without a constant battle with the curtain as it is that close and ends up sticking to you. Another word of warning..even though the rooms are cleaned aware to buy your own toilet rolls...the roll was only changed once in our two week stay....the tea towels were replaced more.?? We felt quite disappointed about our stay at Caretta's nest. This has the potential to be an amazing place to stay, and back in the days, it probably was...but you cannot advertise Caretta's nest on something it was 10 years ago and with the pictures. If more time was spent upgrading the rooms other than spending time making the garden look nice.....this could be a little gem of a place to relax and to enjoy your stay. We both love Skala....and always have...unfortunately we wouldn't be stopping at Caretta's nest again.More

Dean K, Barnsley

Ticks all the boxes

Everything has been said already regarding the beauty of the setting etc.but feel a mention should be made as to the hard work put in by the staff and owner to make you feel so welcome.The grounds are gorgeous,full of beautiful flora & fauna.Pool is very clean and well maintained.Steep path down to the track that runs past the property,across this to the beach,which is sandy and has loungers/umbrellas,tip best buy a cheap brolly locally.A car is essential as although there is a mini market approx 10 mins.walk best choices in nearby Skala.Snack bar and 1 taverna next door offer good choice. This is a place to relax,it is quiet and peaceful heaven to unwind and enjoy walks on the beach in search of turtles at dawn.highly recommend.Would have preferred to keep Carettas a secret!It was recommend to us 8years ago and didn't disappoint when we eventually made the trip.More

Elaine W, Farnborough, United Kingdom

location location location

Having just retuned from another great holiday at careattas nest we will be sorting out our booking for next year in the coming days. All that is said about this apartment complex is right - great location with good pool and a stone throw from a world heritage beach - short drive to skala for a good selection of restaurants - there is even a taverna next to the complex. So what more could one want on a get away from it all holiday - there is no need for wi-fi, a fully working tv, a microwave no need for bang up to date shower or bath rooms - make no mistake the accomodation is good - and 8 or so years ago it was luxury winning awards - but we return to careattas for the location and to catch up with so many others who return year after year - and for one i like that !More

cricklewood, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Stress buster

Like many others we are repeat visitors here having visited 8 years ago with family but just back from visiting as a couple. The location of Carettas Nest is very special indeed being a group of 6 apartments situated in a favoured tranquil position directly opposite the lovely unspoilt sandy Mounda beach. The grounds of the development are a natural delight being lush and flower filled attracting beautifully coloured butterflies and several types of small lizards . The azure blue infinity type pool provides tempting views out to sea and dont be surprised to find swallows swooping around you to drink as you swim. If you cant relax here you never will. The apartments are in three blocks of two and are well appointed, managed and furnished and my only gripe was that the shower area could do with a degree of upgrading. However this did not in any way diminish the experience of being in this lovely place. Taking early morning walks on the virtually deserted beach looking across to neighbouring Zante and spotting if you can the evidence of an overnight nesting loggerhead turtle takes some beating. If you appreciate simple pleasures, tranquillity and natural beauty there surely can be no better place than this.More

steve c, pontefract

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