Trying to decide between Agia Efimia - been offered accomodation in Nidri and Lekada. Can anyone help as i know nothing of either. What are the beaches like in Agia Ef? Arethey pebbly?
My 1st visit to Kef and we chose Ayai Efimia - I've fallen in love with the place and plan to return in September. Beaches are small but pretty with excellent swimming and snorkelling but dont go if its sand you want. Bikes and cars can be hired easily in the village so dont bother sorting this before you go. All shops and facilites are at hand with out the resort becoming too over crowded and touristy. The locals are unbelivalby friendly and charming and the place is idilic. Weather was scorchio, large choice of tavernas but lacking on the night life so I would advise lassi or skala if thats what u are looking for. Defo hire a boat from Yellow Boats, opp the jetti and go exploring the coast to find your own private beach and make sure you have a snorkel - prob the best place for it on the island.
Above all Ag Ef makes for an excellent base to explore the 'must see's' on the island and they are all v near by. ie the caves and lakes 15 mins south on moped, Mrytos 20 mins west (do not miss out on this), Fiskardo 20 mins north, sami 20 mins south, Argostoli/Lassi 45 mins south west.
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Dan - Gonatas hotel is situation above the 2 main beaches so its about a 5-10 min walk from the actaully harbour, shops and main stretch of tavernas. But it was nice and we used the pool and grill/bar on the first day we got there. It has sea views and generally had a really nice feel and setting to it. ppl we spoke to around the pool were very impressed with the hotel itself and were there as a result of a recommensation.
I'd say go for it.
Dan - also dont worry bout cars/bikes or boats till u get there. there are places in the village so do it yourself with them and not through your reps - its cheaper and the ppl are realy helpful and friendly.
Agree with all the comments made so far. A friend and I stayed in no. 2 on the gro9ud floor and had views of the harbour and mountains rather than the ones ro9und the other side which just had sea views.
A reasonable size and to a very good standard. It has to be in the best posistion in the whole resort in my opinion because its half way between the harbour/village and the beaches up the other end. There is a slight walk up a hill to get there but in x change for this u get a much better view!