Just arrived back and having read all the reviews on this site two weeks ago; here are a few extra.
Makis is a helpful, friendly and a stalwart owner. The Studios were Ideal for the two of us; compact, clean and quiet(i know there were aircraft; i expected it, dont let it put you off). It is a family run business and is maintained that way with practical, logical(the showers are solar powered; what a good idea) and good facilities. The pool is open at nine am with good, safe and common sense rules( basically respect what you are using).
The studios were a base( could not have choosen better)for us. I hired a car from Hertz at the airport when i arrived; when i return for a short holiday in the future i will think very carefully from doing so again; for a start it is one of four hire car companies at the airport and is the only one that opens at ten am ( the others open earlier). My return flight was at 9.30! think about it how do you get your damage deposit(insurance) back if its shut. oh and your credit card is manually transactioned incase of damage. American express cards are the best to give them as it gives you more protection, as a consumer. But hiring a car for the holiday is a must. The studios are in an excellent locality as every day we were up early touring the island in the mornings; afternoons come evenings sunbathing and eating out or back late at the studios for a light self cooked meal.
Take enough towels as there are plenty of picturesque beaches and the pool for that late afternoon swim, and of course that ice cold large glass of Amstel. Thanks Makis as i know you will be reading this.
Definetly go while in the capital. If you know anything about greek or Cephallonian history you will get to see the real artifacts and not just in the British museum. All exhibits are simply laid out for kids and adults to wonder,admire and learn. A real gem.
The town of Assos; beautiful, compact, friendly, and tranquil. It is spear headed by a`Venetian fortress; it transports you back in time as you walk up a track from the towns harbour through shaded fir and cyprus trees to the outer battlements and then itself the fortress. with the remains of a lost civilisation. Take water as the fortress is huge. Exploration is the key; go of the track. As with most historical cites on the island you have to put the pieces together yourself or ask. When you get down you will need a swim, get your snorkel and mask out the car; i did it was breath taking.
Like the tardis on television if your old enough to remember go inside; very functional, traditional and wonder at displays that have excellent legends defining the exhibits.
The decent down into hollowed earth was timeless, once inside the cave system there is evidence of mass geological vandalism over the centuries. The imagination takes over where stalagmites and stalactites have been broken. I even saw bats in the cave.