Lourdas Resort - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Graham G           

My wife, 13 year old son, 15 year old daughter and myself had a fantastic holiday on the island. This is the perfect location for a family holiday. We stayed at elenni apartments which were clean and spacious. The view from every angle was superb and the pool was positioned next to the resteraunt / Diner / Bar. The staff were delightful, polite and entertaining both day and night and our host Costas and his wife were a pleasure to socialise with. Costas is a quality chef and likes to clown arround with his guests which made us feel very welcome.

The whole resort is on a mountain and the hill is a killer if you dont hire a vehicle. We hired a car and a quad bike for the duration of our stay at a fairly reasonable cost from a very fair and polite man called Tassos at Sunbird rental, just down the hill from our apartment and we enjoyed the entire island. You will feel safe relaxed everywhere you go on this crime free island. Myrtos beach was our favourite place and we spent three full days soaking up the sun and braveing the somewhat tricky waves (not good for young children due to a strong under current). People with young children would be better off batheing at Lourdas beach or another of the many large and small beaches arround the island. We ate at a different resteraunt along the Laurdas strip every evening and never had a bad meal anywhere, the prices were also very fair averageing arround 8 euro's per person for a main meal and a drink or two.
We look forward to our next visit and meeting up with Costas and his gang in the near future.  

Eleni Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Graham G           

Fantastic!!!!!!!!

Costas and Alex are wonderful hosts, Teresa is a breath of fresh air. Costas brother Illyas was home visiting while we were there and entertained us with his worldly knowledge and local information when everyone else had gone to bed. This complex is a true family concerne and we were made to feel very welcome.
The appartments were clean, spacious and airy. My wife, 13 year old son and I stayed in apartment 11, it consisted of one large room for the living area with three single beds and a kitchen area with a toilet / shower room and balcony to the rear looking towards the sea. The view from our balcony was stunning at any time of the day.
Cotas is a real character and enjoys banter with all his guests, he is very approachable as is everybody working at Eleni, leaving you feeling that they do care for your well being and enjoyment while staying with them. Nothing is too much trouble, day or night and talking to other people staying at Eleni you get the inpression that people return year after year.
We ate out on the strip several nights in the many restraunts and the food was very good, Thursday night we stayed for barbaque / quiz night, the food was plentiful and delicious and the entertainment as usual was A1. I didn't have an evening meal at Eleni until my last night and it was superb, Pork escalopes in a sauce with rice, the taste and presentation of the meal was equivalent to a five star London hotel at the price of a greasy spoon cafe. 
I would like to congratulate Eleni on a winning combination of hospitality and customer service and look forward to our next visit.
Thank you for a great holiday

Aristomenis Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Graham G           

My inlaws stayed at Aristomenis while we were in Eleni studios and they asked me to post their views.

While my holiday was fantastic theyres was a nightmare, due to the rude unaproachable people running this complex. My inlaws are in theyre 60's and in poor health and looked forward to a peaceful stress free holiday in theyre apartment with a balcony and sea views as they booked back in October 2004.
On arrival they were shown to theyre apartmet below ground level with views of an eight foot wall retaining the road above them and a large generator cupboard to the side. The sea was to the back of theyre apartment were there were no windows. They referred to the apartment as the DUNGEON.
My 15 year old daughter was staying with them and the apartment was booked as a 3 sleeper, this was a joke as even with the three beds pushed together you could not open the patio doors and had to climb over the beds to get in and out.
After complaining to the rep who was less than helpful and seemed only interested in the owners point of view my inlaws were blanked by the staff and made to feel very uncomfortable for theyre entire stay. As a result of this they spent most of theyre holiday at Eleni Studios with us.
The Aristomenis policy is one toilet roll per week per three people and the bins are emptyed and towels changed on Thursdays, this is not negotiable and the rep cant help. Take into account that all toilt paper must go in the bin not down the toilet and you can see things getting rather unpleasant.
The final insult was on departure day, our flight home was at midnight and they had to vacate theyre apartment at 10am. Our cases were in the departure lounge at Eleni in secure storage while my inlaws were told by the rep to leave theyre cases next to the stairs outside the DUNGEON at Aristomenis. My inlaws decided they would be happier comming to us and getting on the coach with us and made arrangements for me to pick them up in the morning. When i arrived they were stood by the side of the road looking glum, they had put theyre cases where the rep had told them to, only for the owner to tell them to take theyre cases and get out.
 
The perfect end to a relaxing stress free holiday - avoid Aristomenis like the plague.

Aristomenis Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Graham G           

I have just read another post on Aristomenis and it reminded me of the drinks ssue. I only bought drinks once at Aristomenis, after being charged 3.50 for a larger and 8 euros for two ice creams I never retuned to the bar. At Eleni studios the larger is 2.20 and so are the ice creams. There is no difference in quality or brand and both places are complexes.

If you walk 20 yards over the road from Aristomenis the nice man in the shop will sell you a pint of beer for 80 cents and an ice cream for one euro but you wont be able to eat or drink your goods by the pool because of "tax reasons" ??????????????????????

Myrtos Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Graham G           

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Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!
We have never seen such a wonderful colour sea.
The views as you make your way down to the beach take your breath away.
We spent three days on the beach and took our lives into our hands every time we went into the sea.
My children are 13 and 15 and fairly strong swimmers and they struggled with the waves but enjoyed every second of it.
The beach bar was very well stocked and the prices were very reasonable.

Eleni Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Graham G           

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lovely place to stay
 
 
 
 
 
 

Assos - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Graham G           

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Very nice quiet location

Aristomenis Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Graham G           

John Smith if that is your name!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You seem to have missed the point of both this site and my report.
If you were to take the time to read my other comments you would see what a wonderful holiday I had. You might also note that I give credit where credit is due.
As for getting what you pay for, my inlaws paid full price for the holiday and booked early.
In future please read before you comment and have the guts to tell me to stop moaning yourself