visited 3 times and food and service excellent on all occaions. many restaurants in Agia Efimia dont have atmosphere but it is authentic greek here. The cheese pies and the stuffed tomatooes and peppers are especially good. Prices very reasonable - a two course meal for two with wine is approx 25 euros in June 2002.
the breakfasts here are the best in the resort and good value, both english and continental. the other food is served with a lack of enthusiasm by the staff, and we found many dishes over laden with garlic. the souvlaki is good but peppery.
Makis food is very good and uses fresh ingredients. The staff are very attentive, and the free desert we were given on our first visit is a nice touch. We thought the surroundings were a little too like a stage set and the place lacked in atmosphere. The chicken dishes are good and well presented.
This seems to be the in place to go, especially with the music bar above. We found the food to be alright, but felt there was a lack of choice, especially on the greek style dishes, and that the emphasis was on getting the customers served quickly to free up the table. The kefalonian style eggs for breakfast are excellent!
We hired a Susuki Jeep through C.B.R and found it to be poorly maintained and unsafe to drive on the mountainous roads. When we asked to change it the staff were agressive in their attitude and expected us to drive it over the island to return it. Eventually they changed it but we were not over impressed with the alternative. We would recommend St Efimia Care Hire in Agia Efimia as the best with modern vehicles and excellent prices.
Exclusive to Olympic Holidays, these apartments are an easy 5 minute stroll to the front but avoid the traffic noise. They are very clean and we had daily maid service even though this is not advertised. We upgraded to an Apartment which was spacy for 2 and ideal for 4. The fridge feezer was a good idea, and the kitchen equipment generous.
We stayed at the Vialatos studios which are well described in their brochure, and all the other accomodation we saw seemed of a good standard. The flights with Excel airways were early on outward and return and the transfers were smooth and quick. We booked through the easy to use website. The star of their company, however, is their 2002 rep Kelly who is genuinely enthusiatic about her job and realises the importance of the guests having the best time possible - nothing seems too much trouble. Their administation seems efficient also.