Agnantio

THE IONIAN ISLANDS

Mikros Gialos, Lefkada

  • 6 Sleeps
  • 3  Bedrooms
  • 3  Bathrooms
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About the Villa

Myriad sea views, a perfectly-positioned infinity pool and easy beach access at this modern coastal villa.

Perched on a hill above the beach, harbour and seafront tavernas of Mikros Gialos, Agnantio is a highly attractive modern villa built to make the most of its stunningly panoramic position, with views taking in the sparkling Ionian Sea, the neighbouring islands of Ithaca and Cephalonia and the wooded hills of Lefkada itself.

“Agnantio was the best villa we've ever stayed in. Obviously we loved the villa and pool and the views but we also liked all the extra details like the insect screens on every door and window, art on the walls, pots of flowers everywhere and the library of English books. The maid was lovely and the villa and pool were spotlessly clean. The garden was a delight. The photographs of Agnantio didn't do it justice. We were overwhelmed with how beautiful it was. ” RW, UK, June 2019

Internet Connections Explained

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All The Thinking Traveller's villas have some kind of Internet facility and, where possible, we try to ensure that this is an ADSL broadband Wi-Fi connection.

However, some rural areas and those far from the main towns and cities have not yet been connected to the high-speed broadband network. Therefore, in some of our villas we offer an alternative type of connection (specified in the amenities table of each individual villa page). 

Please note that although we work very hard to provide reliable internet service at our villas, these services are potentially erratic and can fail due to network failures completely out of our control. We regret that we cannot accept responsibility for loss of connection due to such network failures.

Here is some information about the most common connection types:

ADSL Broadband

This is by far the fastest and most reliable connection type available and uses traditional copper wires. In the UK, ADSL is most commonly referred to as broadband. It is suitable for most surfing requirements. Generally an ADSL line is only available within two miles of a telephone exchange, so in rural or more remote areas it usually not available.

An ADSL Internet connection in a villa can then be distributed using a Wi-Fi router, allowing a wireless connection with one or more device, or by a cable, which can be plugged into most laptops.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with an ADSL broadband connection.


3G WiFi Internet routers

In some of our villas, 3G Wi-Fi Internet connections are provided by a small router unit that uses the 3G mobile network, similar to that used by many mobile phones. The unit receives the signal and retransmits it wirelessly making it possible for a few devices to connect at the same time. 3G Wi-Fi units work best in the immediate area around them (i.e. they won’t create a Wi-Fi environment throughout the entire villa) and so the best connection will be within close range of the unit, usually in the same room.

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

Please note that 3G Wi-Fi is provided for basic Internet browsing and checking of email only. Guests are requested not to download large files such as movies or make Skype video calls, as most units have a maximum monthly data usage of 10Gb.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL connection. 

 

Mobile Broadband Internet Dongles/Keys

Dongles, or Internet keys, can be slotted into a USB port on your computer and use a data SIM card to connect to a 3G or other data network, normally supplied by mobile phone networks. At the villas where this is provided, clients are usually requested to buy their own data SIM card and top up as they go (details of where and how to purchase one are provided in the House Guide you will receive before departure).

The signal may be affected by weather conditions (i.e. strong winds or storms), and the overall strength depends entirely on the service provider's presence in the area. We cannot accept responsibility for slow or absent signals.

NB If a fast, constant and reliable Internet connection is vital for you (i.e. you expect to be working a lot during your holiday), please specify this to your Villa Specialist. It may be better to rent a villa with a normal ADSL conection. 


WiMAX / Satellite connections

WiMAX and satellite Internet connections have performance levels similar to cabled ADSL hi-speed Internet connections. Wi-Fi access within the property is provided by a special modem-router. WiMAX and Satellite connections are present in our villas when there is no normal cabled broadband infrastructure in the area (still quite common in more remote areas). These kind of connections may be affected by atmospheric conditions, however, so we cannot guarantee that the signal will be as constant as cabled connections. The connection speed of this type connection in our Ionian Island villas is a little slower and comes with a limit of Mbs, so guests are requested not to download large files, stream films or use Skype to make calls.


Connecting to the Internet abroad using your smartphone or tablet (roaming)

As of June 2017, there are no roaming charges for EU citizens (with an EU provider) travelling within the EU. 

If you are travelling from outside the EU and wish to use your smartphone or tablet while on holiday, here are a few tips for cutting down on foreign data-roaming charges:

The first thing to do is to check with your provider to see if there are any special deals available (there's usually something on offer). You should also make sure your phone is unlocked (you can ask your operator to do this) if you wish to buy a foreign SIM card while you're away.

If there are no suitable deals available from your operator (and your phone/tablet has been unlocked), we recommend you buy a local prepaid data SIM card (details of where and how can be found in your House Guide). It might also be useful to bring a cheap handset, put your UK SIM into the cheap handset and the local data SIM into your smartphone, so that any data you access will be charged at the local rate. If you do buy a local SIM, most smart phones can then be used to provide a Wi-Fi hotspot, providing data access for up to five devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops.

Finally, when abroad, switch off 3G, switch off ‘data roaming’ on iPhones or switch the priority to Wi-Fi rather than 3G on Symbian devices, thus avoiding charges when your phone attempts to access emails.

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Amenities

  • Accommodates (max)  6
  • Bedrooms  3
  • Double beds  1
  • Flexible doubles/twins  2
  • Bathrooms  3
  • ... of which en suite  3
  • Daily maid service ¹
  • Cook 
  • Breakfast preparation 
  • Infinity pool (LxW in metres) ² 16x5
  • Air conditioning 
  • Heating 
  • Safe 
  • Washing machine 
  • Dishwasher 
  • iPod docking station 
  • TV 
  • Satellite TV 
  • DVD player 
  • Stereo 
  • Satellite Wi-Fi Internet [i] 
  • Barbecue 
  • Private Parking 
  • Shopping service 
  • Cookery classes 
  • Sea views 
  • Walking distance to restaurant(s) ³
  • Walking distance to shop(s) ³
  • Walking distance to beach(es) ³
  • The Thinking Traveller local support 24/7 
= yes/present = optional/on request
¹ two mid-week cleans and one change of linen
² single depth 1.5m
³ the beach, tavernas, bars and shops of Mikros Gialos are just over 1km away. A 15-minute walk downhill will get you there. The walk back is uphill, quite steep and takes about 20 minutes

 

Inside: accommodation at Agnantio is spread over three floors and features high ceilings, cool cream walls and light-coloured furnishings. The ground floor is home to a spacious, airy open-plan living area and kitchen diner, illuminated by a series of French windows that access a large panoramic terrace and bring the sun and the views inside. A utility room and guest bathroom complete the ground floor rooms. Stairs lead to the first floor, which comprises a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub and a huge, fully furnished panoramic terrace, and a twin room, with an en-suite shower room and terrace looking over the sea. The second floor has a large twin bedroom, again with an en-suite shower room and sea-view terrace.

Outside: Agnantio's pedigree as a fabulous summer house is evident from the way the outside areas have been designed. A bevy of terraces, some shady, some meant for basking in the sun, surround the house on a variety of levels, alternating with fragrant Mediterranean gardens. Outside the living area and kitchen-diner on the ground floor is a large covered area that is perfect for al fresco dining with a view. Steps lead down from the ground floor to the pool area with its fabulous infinity pool overlooking the sea below and a shady pergola.

 

Think About

Agnantio features a fantastic infinity pool, offering swimmers stunning views while in the pool. The splendid pool has quite a large drop off the infinity side (Please see photo 37 on the slideshow) so precautions should be taken here. Please refer to our general safety page if you would like more information about infinity pools.

Part of the road up to Agnantio is unpaved and a little rough. Other sections are steep and have some tight bends. We therefore strongly recommend guests hire a 4-wheel drive car.

A 15-minute walk downhill will get you to the beach, tavernas and shops of Mikros Gialos. The walk back is uphill, quite steep and takes about 20 minutes.

EOT Licence No. 0831K10K769101
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