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

Show prices for Adults (age 16+) Children (age 0-15)

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Car Hire

Car hire with Europcar

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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

Stunning !

Just got back from a blissful week at Carettas Nest ! Although it was our third holiday to Kefalonia, it was the first time to the Skala area. Everything the earlier reviewers have said is true, it's quiet, peaceful and away from all the hustle. If you want a peaceful holiday then look no further ! We arrived early afternoon, in our hired car which was provided around forty five minutes from the airport. We were greeted by a beautifully clean, spacious apartment, surrounded by rises, lemon trees and all sorts of other scented plants. We were allocated apartment number 5. Although it didn't have a balcony, it had a lovely, very private terrace with comfy chairs and table. It really felt as if we were the only ones there. Very secluded. There were two bedrooms, although as a couple we only used one. Very comfortable bed, with crisp sheets. Because it was so quiet, we slept like babies! There was a large living area with patio doors, and small kitchen, which was well equipped and spotlessly clean. Big fridge/freezer, and lids if cupboards. There were only two rings, fine for breakfasts and snacks, but not really suitable for cooking a big dinner, as no oven. A very generous welcome pack was provided which was much appreciated. Although, like an earlier reviewer we made pasta one day. There are so many super tavernas throughout the island serving good, cheap food there certainly wasn't a need to cook ! The bathroom was a good size, with twin basins and a good shower and loo. We also had a separate loo as well. This is a wonderful place to stay on beautiful Kefalonia, if like us you like peace and quiet and not noise and crowds. It's lovely to drive around on a couple of days to see other places, but we couldn't wait to get back to our little haven. Down the slope to the beach, with flowers either side ,is just five minutes to the loveliest of beaches. Sandy and flat, and when we were there had it almost to ourselves. Although early in the season we swam every day, it was just a little fresh, but once in was super, later it will of course warm up ! We prefer the sea to the pool, but it was a lovely pool and enjoyed it when we went there. No need to fight for sunbeds, because as there are only six apartments it is never, ever crowded. To sum up, this is the most wonderful place, we returned home very reluctantly, fully relaxed and refreshed ! We will most certainly be back !More

Petey044, Croydon, United Kingdom

Getting away from it all

We booked this through simply travel and the car hire is included (which you need). Admittedly, we weren't able to clearly follow the instructions we were given but despite a couple of odd turnings we got there in the end. Just alongside the beach reached by a shingle road. As the others have said it's virtually like having your own Villa. You can sit around the pool all day or go the the beach (across the road). We opted for a sea swim and despite it being October and the end of the season the water was great and so was the weather. The taverna next door was closed for the season and so we drove into Skala at night. I have to say the best meals I ate were at the PInes. You can always but a bottle of something and retreat back to your apartment for more R&R. As you have the car you can go out and about if you choose to or simply do nothing. Make sure you are aware, there is no wifi, no watchable tv and the cooking facility is two electric rings (no oven) so with the toaster and kettle you can manage beans on toast etc, or we did manage an acceptable spag bol (courtesy of a shopping trip to the local Aldi (a good 30 mins away). I would recommend this for a get away from it all holiday. Kids would be bored stiff unless very small and happy to play on the beach all day. I would certainly return here again.More

Hotel_Inspector64, Isle of Man, United Kingdom

Wonderful escape from the world

Stayed 1 week as a couple early sept, easy drive from airport, simple villa set just up a hill from gorgeous beach. Kitchen has basic cooking space, good for snacks. Shower etc good enough. Nice airy bedroom, air con if you want / need. No TV no WIFI, no parties no stress !,, Next door nice taverna limited menu, 3 miles Skala for lots of dining choice. Went with Thomson paid very reasonable price. We rarely go back to same place but for this one we might !More

walker044, UK

Peaceful haven with amazing views (number 6)

Loved the views, apartment, pool, proximity to sea and so peaceful. Not for those wanting to be in the centre of all the activity but this is easily reached with a short car journey. Couldn't have wished for a nicer place to stay.More

Nina A, Odiham, United Kingdom

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