Why so chic?
Why travel experts chose this hotel
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Perched on a cliff top overlooking the emerald Ionian sea, and surrounded by native cypress and cedar trees, Emelisse Hotel is a jewel of the Mediterranean. The spa-enhanced hotel is stylishly strewn with teak wood furniture in neutral tones and nautical paraphernalia. Comprising three pools, two restaurants, two bars and the sumptuous Elemis Spa, all with stunning views over the ocean, made particularly beautiful as the sun sets. The handsome harbour town of Fiskardo is just a few minutes away and plays host to a jolly juxtaposition of Sunseekers and traditional fishing vessels.
The Riza restaurant serves up a delectable buffet breakfast of local breads, pastries, preserves and cereals with fresh fruits, or opt for the ‘The Indulgence’ of smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, caviar and champagne for special occasions.
In the evenings, the Votsalo restaurant is lit by candle lanterns and has a delicious à la carte menu of Greek and Mediterranean dishes, artistically crafted and enjoyed with an elevated view of the ocean and horizon at dusk.
The use of natural materials and earthy tones in the hotel's rooms is designed to reflect the unspoilt beauty of its unparalleled setting. The 66 rooms and suites range in specifications, but all include bespoke teak furniture, modern conveniences and luxury bathroom products by Korres.
Arranged like the small hillside village, the most premium clusters of suites come with private pools shared between just a couple of rooms interlaced with pretty gardens.
The island of Kefalonia is awash with ancient landmarks, hidden coves, natural wonders and charming settlements that have barely changed for centuries. Hiring a car and driving is the best way to see the island, or alternatively, a popular pastime is to rent a small boat and explore the rugged coastline from the waves. The rocky cliff faces conceal many cave systems and reef outcrops that will delight keen divers, and there are several famous shipwrecks in the shallows to be explored. The concierge can organise these expeditions along with canyoning, kayaking and horse riding, as well as offering you free bikes to explore the locality.
The hotel’s on site Elemis Spa has a huge menu of treatments and massage options designed to allow you to truly unwind and reinvigorate. Nearby Fiskardo has many cute cafes, bakeries, boutiques and bars to while away an afternoon in.
How to get there
If arriving by ferry the Port of Sami is a 1-hour drive from the hotel (38 km)
Kefalonia Airport is a 1-hour and 20-minute drive from the hotel (56 km)