new apartments so very good condition.toilet/shower room clean and water ran away down drain properly instead of pooling on floor for ages.stunning views from all apartments over loudas bay towards zante.supermarket opposite (small but has the important things).there is a signpost for lithero beach about 200 yds back towards the main village.this takes you down initially a narrow road but it eventually turns into a donkey track!it winds its way down to the beach and takes about 15 minutes to get down there but of course 25 minutes to get back up as it is very steep in parts.it is still quicker and just as easy as the route by the road which is itself very steep and much longer.
efficient and friendly staff.food well prepared and presented.their stifado was excellent tho i could have done with a bit more meat and less onions.its worth going just to see how much he is like danny de vito!
the food is really good and presnted in a very modern way but never the less still very greek if you want it to be i.e. tastewise.their le mer salad is superb and i would recommend the grilled chicken in a honey vinegrette-excellent.because it has tables on a balcony outside with good views over lourdas bay they are very much in demand-i suggest if you want one of these you try to eat about 8 pm or leave it til after 10 pm.
the service did leave a lot to be desired some nights but it was always very busy while we were in which may have accounted for the slowness.the food was well cooked and always hot and there was plenty of it-recommend the kalamari.we also had a selection of starters to make up our own meze and this was not a problem to them as it sometimes is in other tavernas when you as for 7/8 starters.owner very friendly and yes it is easier to go to the till and tell him what you had and then pay as i think this is expected.he also gives you a small bottle of ouzo if it is your last meal of the holiday.the saganaki prawns were good if messy to eat.
i ordered the chicken parmesano which came as a large bowl of spaghetti with a small amount of tomato sauce,three small pieces of grilled chicken all covered by 3 slices of kraft cheese slices flashed under the grill so the cheese was like a globby mass!wife had mousaka which was hardly warm and has very little if any meat in it.
nearer trapazki than lourdas so quite a walk from the main resort area where the other tavernas are but worth it.bit of a hike back up after a good feed but they will get you a taxi which are not expensive.grilled dishes very good,souvlaki etc.they do as most tavernas do insist on giving you rice with your meal as well as chips but at least it was dry and not a watery mess like it normally is.
all beaches in kefalonia seem to involve a walk typical of the lake district down to them but they are worth it usually and lourdas beach certainly was.from the main part of the resort it is quite a hike down the road but there is a track signposted lithero beach opposite the fiona appartments which takes you down a donkey track and through some allotments to the beach.this is steep in parts and does not seem inviting but is much quicker even after 5 or 6 hours baking in the sun!2 sunbeds and a brolly 7 1/2 euros per day.more shingle than sand but still very nice.
good selection of music and eric clapton very much in evidence early on in the evening.service can be a bit slow later on as the one waiter (my wife describes him as being a hunk but he did nowt for me) doubles up as glass washer and drinks maker.
very quiet and peaceful resort with no loud and brash nightlife.the 2 or 3 music bars were not to be heard after about 1 am.several good tavernas offering good food at reasonable prices.not a shoppers paradise at all.long walks to the beaches are unavoidable but they are worth it for the long stetches of shingly sand.take plenty of water/drinks down there as there isnt a lot of places to top up on pop/crisps etc when you are down there.in fact dont forget anything as its a hard walk back up the hill!