Silo Hotel Apartments - (Accommodation in Lassi)

Chris P           

We've been to lots of Greek islands before but never Kephalonia. We decided Lassi was a good place to base ourselves and we weren't disappointed.  We had looked on this website and read Ron & Helen Green's review of the Silo Apts available through Argo. We liked what we read and booked a couple of weeks. The transfer was only ten minutes -ideal with a 7 year old in tow.  Set back from 'the strip', they were devoid of traffic noise and only a short stroll to the beach. The room was better than ones we've had previously in Greece and included a twin hob, full size fridge, bath with a shower incorporated in it, satellite TV (but only BBC World News and a Greek channel)and air conditioning (charged locally at 4 euros daily).  We don't bother with organised trips but the Argo rep Patricia was very helpful.
The twin beds were very 'firm' as was the sofabed provided for our son.  We weren't able to tuck his sheets under so they tended not to stay on him at night but it wasn't a huge problem.  The shower was very powerful and never ran short of hot water even late at night. 
We self-catered through the day using local produce and tasty bread - Vagaletis store on the 'strip' was reasonable and the man that runs it is friendly and amusing.  At night we strolled out to the 'strip' which is the road to Argostoli and has 30 tavernas along it. We tried five and they all had good points, although overall we thought Monte Nero was the best and Ionio second. Whereever you go there seems to be little in the way of vegetables however.  Still we never left any taverna without feeling full and the three of us usually ate for 32 - 36 euros for three courses, half litre house wine, beers and bottled water included.
In the mornings we favoured the smaller Antonia beach because Makrys Gialos was wall-to-wall sun loungers. Having reached the Antonio beach we walked a short distance north, nearer to the Hotel Mediterranee, where we found gentle sloping sand and calm waters ideal for children. The Greeks also like it here - particularly on weekends when it gets very busy by noon.
During the afternoon we stayed around the pool which was smallish but bordered by the much larger and superior pool for guests of the Thalassa Hotel recently built right alongside without any partition.  The Thalassa was even better looking than the Silo, but seemed to have only Italian companies using it.  Although you weren't supposed to, we frequented their larger pool which was superb. 
We hired a car through the Argo rep at a very reasonable 115 euros for 4 days.  It was a tiny Daihatsu Chore with air-con.  (You'll definately need a/c in July!) We toured all over the island and would recommend anyone to do the same.  The roads are good and traffic light.  Our favourite places were Myrtos beach, Petani beach, Assos village and the ferry ride back from Lixouri.  We thought 'Xi' beach was far too commercial and busy.
While we had the car we usually ate in Argostoli each evening.  Be careful where you park if you arrive before 8pm because the central bits are then closed with barriers to make it pedestrianised. We enjoyed strolling around the capital for a change to Lassi and there's some great places to eat.
We don't usually go back to the same place twice but this time you never know!
CP