Just returned from Lassi, Kefalonia, and it was superb. Want to go back RIGHT NOW!
I've never thought of going to the same resort/apartments/island twice but this proves the exception.
The Panorama Apartments at the top of the hill in Lassi are like a lot of Greece, basic but clean.
Unless you spend your holiday complaining about why your bed hasn't been ironed every half hour or your kitchen surgically cleaned with nuclear bleach (see CJ Hobbs below), then you'll enjoy it.
Look hard enough and you'll find something to moan about - ignore the little things and concentrate on the good points and you'll have a much better time.
I had to come here and write something because I read this comment page before going and nearly put my name down in advance for Holiday Watchdog, but I am glad I didn't take notice of the criticisms because it's obviously just one person's opinion and we are all different.
The apartments are clean, the complex is attractive and well laid-out with a good sized pool and spacious bar area.
It's true there is a twisty-turny hill to reach the apartments (you get dropped off by your transfer bus and then onto a minibus because it's small enough to make the road to the top.)
It's not a "Hill of Death" but it's a fair walk and you should be able to do it if you have either of the following:
B: The ability to walk
The walk also takes you past a lovely little church and some guys who regularly sit on their front porch at night playing the mandolin ala Captain Corelli!
The hill would probably be unsuitable for the elderly or those with mobility problems but the benefit is you get great views from the pool platform area - looking down across the bay.
Which is great in the morning and romantic at night!
Dennis is the friendly (and award winning) barman and another girl on the bar is very helpful. They serve good snacks through the day and there's satellite television available too.
We went in September and it was quiet and relaxing, just what we needed. Probably not the place to go if you are into clubbing and all-night discos, but great if you want a romantic holiday with the one you love.
Two places spring to mind for eating out in Lassi - Il Gabbiano, the Italian place, along with Sirtaki, which has a great garden area. My girlfriend particularly enjoyed the Stifado.
We also ate at the Captain's Table in Argostoli (the one nearest the main square is probably better than the harbour restaurant of the same name, but only because it had live traditional Greek music and an intimacy of its own.
Lassi itself is a nice little resort along the main road to Argostoli with many tavernas and bars either side of the road for about 100 metres. Watch out for the friendly dog that walks the tourists into town!
Holiday musts are the Drogherati (?) Caves and the boat ride in the Lagoon. We also did the Island tour which was a great way of seeing many places at a relaxed pace.
We did go on a boat trip expecting to sunbathe and visit places but there were so many people packed onto the boat you couldn't.
Still, we found a space for ourselves and it was a superb day.
I can't believe Kefalonia hasn't appeared on my holiday radar before now - it's a stunning island, a great destination and trust me, you should enjoy yourselves.