We have just returned from a two week holiday staying at the Eleni Studios and all I can say is we are already booking for next year. The combination of excellent food (thanks Costa!!!) great company and a fantastic setting made for an outstanding holiday.
Lourdas itself was a breath of fresh air. Personally I was pleasantly suprised at the number of tavernas/resturants on offer as the Kosmar brouchure indicated very few. I have to stay we were rather spoiled with the food on offer at out apartments and stayed at "home" most nights. Alex and Costa were the perfect hosts. Their relaxed and informal approach was just right. Costa's cooking was just exceptional and Alex makes the best hot chocolate on the island!!! Lourdas beach is very pretty and has a good selection of tavernas although Trapezaki beach was better for soaking up the rays. There are also a good selection of mini-markets which are v. well stocked and a couple of souvenir shops.
We hired a car and managed to see the majority of the island over 3 days. Assos is well worth the visit as is the 1hr 20min drive to Fiscardo. Skala is a 20 min drive and has a nice beach and a good selection of "tourist" shops and a number of tavernas/bars. We also had a couple of excellent nights dinning in the capital Agostolli.
We would like to wish Coast and Alex the very best for the rest of the 2004 season and can't wait to go back in 2005!!!!
Lorraine and Frankie.
We have just returned from as fantastic two week break staying at the Eleni Studios. We have totally fallen in love with the island and plan to return same time, same place next year. Alex and Costa were great fun and the perfecthosts. We also found ourselves in great company which helpedake the holiday really special.
The apartments themselves were bright and spacious and all have outstanding sea views. The facilities around the pool were excellent with the bar proving a variety of snacks through out the day. The night time menus were outstanding and exceptionally good value for money.
We were quite suprised at the number of resturants/tavernas on offer in Lourdas as the brouchure only indicated one or two. There were also a couple of well stocked mini-markets and souvenier shops. Lourdas beach is very pretty and had a number of beach side tavernas dotted along the front (although the walk back from the beach is literally quite breath taking!!!)Trapezaki beach is also worth a visit as it has a wonderful sandy beach andery shallow waters.
We would advise hiring a car as you can get round the majority of the tourist hot spots in a couple of days. Head to Agostoli for a good selection of shops and spend the evening in one of the resturants positioned in the square. Further up the coast Assos was just "marvellous" and well worth a vist. Very quaint and scenic. As is Fiscardo that can be reached in just over an hour. Skala was also a nice resort with a fantastic beach and interesting shops.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Alex and Costa the very best for the rest of the season and hope to see them next year.