Ammes Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Kate S           

Svoronata is a very small, typically Greek village. It is beautiful and we really enjoyed it. I would definately recommend this resort to couples who want a quiet relaxing holiday away from busy 'brits abroad' resorts. We stayed for a week at the George / Stefanos apartments which had only eight rooms with just other couples in, British and Greek. We had a wonderful stay here with Stefanos and his brother making us feel really welcome. They had a lovely pool area over looking the sea surrounded by fig, orange and lemon trees! Although a good walk to the nearest restaurant, we found this did not put us off as the village is so beautiful. Although i would definately recommend hiring a car (Greekstones were the best!) if you just fancy a relaxing time at the beach or around the pool with no noise, then svoronata is the place to go!!

Svoronata - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Kate S           

We loved it and would definately return!! Svoronata is very quiet but I personally hate the whole 'brits abroad' resort scene, so Svoronata was perfect for us!! Although we did go to Lassi for a wider choice of restaurants and bars, we felt svoronata was an ideal place to be based as it was so peaceful and relaxing during the day and very quiet apart from the wildlife (sheep, goats and cockerals) at night!! The walk to the nearest bars and restaurants didnt put us off as this is a typically greek village untouched and unspoilt by tourism! Svoronata is a very greek experience! Don't forget to pack a torch! The local beach - Ammes - was the best in the area due to having umberellas and beds for about 8 euros - though for truly spectacular beaches, you should head up to Myrtos and Antisamos (pebbles) or the beaches along the road to Skala. Although the beaches are busier there, the sand is nicer. We stayed at the george / stefanos apartments and they were very clean and run by a wonderful family. The pool area was also lovely, with poolside games available free of cost and a perfect snack bar with lovely beers in frozen glasses!! The george apps. also have fans in all of the rooms which saves you having to hire one! Car hire is definately recommended though so you can really benefit from being on such a picturesque island. I recommend the caves at Drogarati and a trip to Fiskardo and Sami is definately worth the drive. It only takes 1 1/2 hrs to drive the length of the island, so car hire for 3 days was enough for us. If you are buying souvenirs by them in argostoli as in Lassi they may rip you off. And all who drive the bride at Agristoli - just go for it, put your foot down, point the car, and hope you don't end up in the sea!