Lourdas Resort

Resorts on Kefalonia

      
Gee C

Hi, I am going on holiday here in the summer with my family, I am 18 and wondered if the is any windsurf or kayak hire on the beach? Just wondered if there are any active activities it's possible to partake in? Thanks

Tregiffian Collins          9/10

We're just back from Lourdas. Wow! What a wonderful place. We stayed up near the main road and it was quite a walk down to the beach, but it felt a real reward to get there, and you earned your homecoming Mythos. The last couple of nights we ate at Liza's Restaurant in the older part of the village. That was the best we found for an authentic home cooked, freshly prepared meal. The lovely Welshman across the road is worth stopping for a drink with too. Spiros, and Lorraine's Magic Hill were also great meals, and of course Magic Hill has great views. Drink wine by the carafe -it's so cheap, and always OK and often good. Beware of places that try to pull you in. There are very few. We fell for one and it wasn't bad, but it was less good than the three mentioned here. Have a great holiday. Hire a car. See as much as you can. Swim as much as you can!

Maria D

hi, yes you will find food until late evening, spiros at the end of the village is very reasonable at always open late. hope you enjoy it, we love and are returning there in july for the 5th time.

Mojo J

We are going to lourdas in May this year,we arrive approx 9.30pm and wondering if anyone knows if we will be able to get a meal anywhere at that time,we,ll probably be really hungry !!

Fiona P

April 2013 - Lourdas is lovely, nice and quiet. Just what you want from a relaxing holiday, the people are lovely and very friendly, it was so lovely, just like stepping back in time!

Julie W          10/10

My husband and I had a weeks stay in Lourdas in September 2010, we enjoyed it so much we have booked again for May 2011. Lourdas is such a beautiful, friendly village, with a variety of restaurants serving wonderful food and very reasonable prices for the quality. La Mere was a particular favourite of ours. It is a very quiet and peaceful resort and is exactly what the Doctor ordered for a very relaxing holiday. Yes the walk back up from the beach is a killer, but we were offered a lift up by a very friendly guy, (who had served us lunch at the beach),  as we were climbing up. Having said this the beach is well worth the trek down and the climb back up, although when we return in May we will hire a scooter for this purpose. Lourdas is on our favourite list.

Tim M

I visit Lourdas twice a year and other islands every year. Wasps are present but are ,in my experiance, not at all agressive. Some are almost hornet size but they dont even need shooing ,as they keep thier distance.I have been stung in the UK but never in greece.I suppose your father will carry an antihistemine shot.

Lisa B

Hi There.. Can anyone help?
My parents are thinking about going to Lourdas, Kefalonia in September but have heard there are many wasps around at that time. My dad has a anaphylactic shock reaction if he is stung so they really don't want to book a holiday with the risk of him being stung, taken to hospital or even dying, if the ambulance cant get to him in time!!!

Can anyone help with the above.

Thanks,

Lisa.

Jon H

 
Hi all
 
Will be staying at Buana Vista studios in Trapezaki in middle of June for one week.
 
Unfortunately I have just realised that I may have a problem hiring a car...I have only had my license since November and I understand it needs to have been valid for a year....
 
I am a bit confused about Trapezaki/Lourdas....is it basically one and the same. I am glad to hear about the bus but is it easy enough to get a bus to the capital as well from this area? We'd also like to visit Ithica. Plus we have a 6 month old baby in tow...but we are hardy travellers so don't worry...

Elisa W

My fiance and I have booked to stay at Angelas Apartments in Lourdas next July 09. Do we need a beach umbrella or are they already there? It looks like people are sunbathing under their own from the photos we have seen. Any information would be grateful. We haven't been to Kefalonia before, we normally go to Lindos in Rhodes. Thanks.

Dave P          9/10

This is where we spent our 2 weeks and have just got back. Quiet and relaxing but very cut off if you don't have a car. A car is essential unless you want to spend all your time on the beach or in the bars. The top section is almost 2 kilometres from the beach, so unless you are down near the beach it's a very long and very steep walk. We stayed at the Lara Hotel which is close to the bottom, so we were fine. Lorraine's has great views but the food varies a lot - one day the hummous and kalamari was the best ever, another day it was awful - sloppy and over-lemoned, kalamari over-cooked and the taramsalata was inedible. Klimatis is fine. The Dionysius take-away is very good quality and value - the souvlaki is one of the best we have ever had anywhere - have the one in a box not the one in a roll, and we don't eat pizzas normally bu theirs is stunning - highly recommended if you don't want to go out or cook - and theyt deliver! Check out the little shop in the square run by a Welshman - quaint and rekaxed. Supermarkets are very pricey indeed, so try to shop in Argostoli. A very relaxed and relaxing place overall - we loved it.

Wendy M

  Am off to Lourdas in couple of weeks (cant wait it sounds wonderful) but can anyone give me some costs on restaurants, wine, starter, main course etc. Just so I have some idea. Thank you

Kyra L

Hello!

My boyfriend and I are going to be staying at a hotel in Myrtos Bay next month and I was wondering if anyone has been there and could give us a little insight into what it's like in relation to the more popular resort areas (hope we've made the right move! we were looking for somewhere a little less busy but where their is still some life.)...? (or if anyone's actually stayed in the Odyssey Hotel in Myrtos bay, how would you rate it??)
 
Also, does anyone know what the nearest town/village is and if cash machines are plentiful/scarce..??
 
Oh and only one more question :) .... any tips on where the best place is to rent a car??
 
Many thanks in advance! :) kyra
 
 

Debra E

In response to Rachael Dickinson.....

I have been to Lourdas 3 times now.  Twice with my boyfriend and once on my own..... It is a beautiful place and I am trying to book a holiday to go there next week if there are any late deals still!
 
There's a bus you can catch from the top of the hill which costs 1euro and it goes to Lourdas beach and to Trepaziki beach.  I think it leaves Lourdas beach about 17:00 hrs and gets toTrepaziki beach about 17:15 hrs so you can spend most of the day there.  I used to walk down the hill in the morning to either beach and catch the bus back. Both are beautiful beaches.  I did not find it expensive.
Spiros taverna does lovely Greek food and they are really friendly.  Have a wonderful time.  If you are going to hire a car, let me know and I can give you lots of tips on where to visit.

Rachael D

Thank you Rianne, you have been very helpful and I am very exited about my holiday (19 days to go). Glad there is a bus as I really wasn't looking forward to that hike up the hill. Shame about the cash machine, sounds like the town could really do with one. Thanks again

Cam S

We are about to depart for a much needed break, and  are staying at the Ionian Sun Apartments. Having read the various comments my only concern now, is if there is a facility to exchange travellers cheques at these appts or nearbye. Any help or advice will be much appreciated.  Tried e -mailing the place but no reply yet.

Rianne F

In response to Rachael Dickinson's post....

Yes there is a bus that goes from the top of the hill to the beach - couldnt tell you exactly where but the bus stop signs are but it is obvious when you get there - the walk down isnt too bad its the walk up thats the killer.

You are better taking travellers cheques and changing them in Lourdas - I know CBR car rental opposite the olive lounge at the top of hill cashes them and also the lara hotel.  there are no cash machines in the town and only a handfull of the restaurants take card - definatley take cash/travellers cheques.

Prices vary really.  its not mega expensive but some restaurants are more expensive than others.  fish is quite pricey - prawns being very expensive.  the local greek cuisine is very reasonable though and also the shops aren't bad.  gifts to take home are very cheap!

you will have a wonderful time here i can promise you.

Rianne x

Rachael D

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I am going to Lourdas this year at the end of July and was hoping someone would be kind enough to answer a few little questions about the resort.

I am staying at Antonia studios which I believe is at the top of the hill. Is there a bus that goes up the hill from the beach, as i'm not sure i'd be able to hack the walk?
 
Is the resort really as expensive as some forums say? 
 
As there is no cash machine am i best taking travellers cheques or cash - or (i doubt it but) do some places accept plastic?
 
Thank you all (in advance) so much for your help.
 
PS. Just wanted to add this picture as it was posted on another forum and it looks so beautiful

Rianne F          8/10

We have just returned from a 14 day holiday in Lourdas.  It was a very beatiful place - crystal clear sea most of the time, clean beach - although it is quite pebbly.  It was a bit too undeveloped to spend the whole 2 weeks in that one area so hiring a car is a must - even if it is just to get up that hill which to be honest is a killer!  We stayed in a villaplus villa which was on end of the road by the lara hotel.  that hotel seemed a very pleasant place to stay - we went here a couple of times for a drink and to watch some of the football.  there are a couple of nice restaurants on the front and the seven bar which is lovely.  most of the nice restaurants though are at the top of the hill.  la mer and olive lounge the nicest.  there is a mini market further up which sells  papers - which was a must for us!!

we had a couple of trips to argostoli which is great to shop - very cheap.  Also skala which is a great resort and we are considering going for a week sometime. 

lourdas is recomended if you like it quiet but if you want to be getting up the hill make sure you are fairly fit!  it is a lovely place.

Nick T          10/10

I have visited Lourdas 4 times now and in August it will number 5!

I stayed at Aristomenis Studios. Lourdas is a beautiful place with great views of the sea or a dramatic backdrop of Mount Ainos. Lourdas beach is fantastic, gets busy at peak times in the day but well worth going to. My favourite Taverna is La Mer, fantastic food and wonderful hosts.
 
Lourdas may only be quite but it's definetly worth staying.

Peter C          10/10

  My wife and i have been going to Kefalonia for the past ten years and we always stay at Lovidis apartments with Katarina & Nikos they are like family to us now. They have a pool and are close to the shops and Tavernas without being right on top of them. It is peaceful with wonderful views, we always use Spiros Estiatorio (Taverna) he is a diamond. But it does not suit everyone, but dont worry there are plenty to choose from in easy walking distance.
 If you are going in June around the 15th we may see you there, go on give Lourdas a try you will be smitten for sure.
   Best wishes Pete.

Liz P          10/10

LOURDAS IS EXCELLENT FOR A REALLY RELAXED HOLIDAY. THE TAVERNAS ARE EXCELLENT ESPECIALLY SPYROS WHICH IS UP THE HILL INTO THE VILLAGE. THE HILL IS NOT THAT BAD REALLY. THE RESORT IS MOST DEFINITELY NOT A DUMP. WE WENT THERE 2 YEARS AGO AND ARE GOING AGAIN IN MAY. CAN'T WAIT, LOVED  IT. HIRE A CAR, TOUR THE ISLAND AND  TRY A TRIP TO FISCARDO IT REALLY IS WORTH IT AND CHECK OUT SOME OF THE SMALLER VILLAGES ON THE WAY.

Julia P          10/10

My husband and myself visited Lourdas last year in June for the first time, although we have been to many different places in greece, none were as beautiful and friendly as Kefalonia and especially Lourdas. We made some wonderful friends and in fact are all returning for the same two weeks this year. I am counting the days I can't wait. Lourdas is everything we want out of a holiday, the beach is lovely, it is relaxing, quiet, friendly and very pretty. It is advisable to stay closer to the beach if you prefer the ocean to the pool as the hill can be a bit of a killer.

Brian & sian E

 

10/10

We visited Lourdas approx 8 years ago & with the exception of a few tavernas the are was mainly residential. At the time of our visit there was a wooden bar actually assembled on the beach & this was run by Peter & Lorraine  (Fragiskatoe ??) Who were very welcoming & made our visit very memorable We kept in touch for a number of years (letters & Xmas cards etc etc ) but then we moved & lost touch. During the time we stayed in touch we know from their letters that they went on to own a restaurant & have rentals etc.

We would like to get in touch again to see how they & their family are keeping well.
Anyone who has any details as to if they are still at Lourdas/Kefalonia would be appreciated.
 
Many Thanks
 
Brian & Sian,  Wales (Previuously England)

Brian & sian E          10/10

We visited Lourdas approx 8 years ago & with the exception of a few tavernas the are was mainly residential. At the time of our visit there was a wooden bar actually assembled on the beach & this was run by Peter & Lorraine  (Fragiskatoe ??) Who were very welcoming & made our visit very memorable We kept in touch for a number of years (letters & Xmas cards etc etc ) but then we moved & lost touch. During the time we stayed in touch we know from their letters that they went on to own a restaurant & have rentals etc.

We would like to get in touch again to see how they & their family are keeping well.
Anyone who has any details as to if they are still at Lourdas/Kefalonia would be appreciated.
 
Many Thanks
 
Brian & Sian,  Wales (Previuously England)