We have stayed here twice - in August 2004 and then in August 2005 - we re-booked for 2005 because we enjoyed it so much.It is very quiet and a bit of a walk to the beach and main restaurants up by Vlahata - a car would be useful if you were not fit or did not enjoy walking. There was no pool available - we either went to the Lara Hotel about 10 minutes walk towards the beach or we used the Eleni a good 25 minutes away,all uphill, the Birds Nest studios are a few metres away but the pool was not finished last year - may be this?It gets very dark at night so a torch would be useful for late night returns. This year we are only going to Kefalonia once - in August and the same two weeks as we have stayed at the Folies in the last 2 years - but this time we are going to Eleni.The folies is about 250 metres up a steep hill from the plane tree in Lordata but the views over to Zante are worth it.The self catering facilities we found to be ok - we took a £6 toaster from Tesco - but you get an oven,3 rings,plenty of cutlery and crockery and you control your hot water so never need to have a cold shower unless you want one. No air con but we never found the heat in the evening to spoil our sleep.
We visited here for the afternoon last year - the beach looks better from the distance - it is very much shingle and large white pebbles - not sand at all and apart from the scenery - green on 3 sides with stunning views over to Ithaka - it is a bit of a let down - may go back this year when we get the car but the road is not for the fainthearted and overall it is probably enough to say you have been there but don't need to go back again too often.