September - (Best Time to Visit Kefalonia)

Darenne P           

We went from the 6-20th Sept this year. We always tend to go these weeks as the sea is warm the weather is usually good without being too hot and the best of all is that the kids are back at school so it is more peaceful.

We did have quite a few earth tremors this year though!

Mythos Apartments - (Accommodation in Katelios)

Darenne P           

 We stayed here 3-18 Sept 2005. Our 4th visit here.

Sadly, once again the air con failed to make an appearance, but it is Greek maybe time? Assurances have again been made for the 2006 season ... don't hold your breath.
 
Once again though, we had a cracking holiday.  The staff: Maria, who makes the best salads in Katelios, Yourgos, the young barman who is handsome but very shy and Mike who does the bar evenings into the early hours and is fantastic, Andreas the pool and general handyman who is sweet and ofcourse Andreas the owner, who will do anything he can to help you and finally the cleaning staff who are pleasant and do a great job. The staff this year were the best we've had there and hope that they are there next year as they couldn't do enough for you.
 
Sheets and towels were changed every other day, the rooms are clean, the pool is kept in tip top condition. The BBQ nights are good, the quiz night a hoot and generally a great place. We are already saving for 2006.

Olympic Holidays - (Tour Operators on Kefalonia)

Darenne P           

Speaking as we found, Olympic were good. The online service is very good. Sadly though although  the apts we chose stated no under occupancy suppliment, we found we had to pay one their excuse was that there were only 3-4 bed apts left???

The rep Patrick was fantastic! He turned up at stated times and treated everyone with civility. Sadly, he was moved to another resort during our last week ... not a good move Olympic, especially as he lived in the resort we were staying??
 
Where have the Olympic fleet of aircraft gone?? We flew with First Choice.

Nemesis bar - (Bars in Katelios)

Darenne P           

The Nemesis is new and exciting for Katelios. It was a good stop for a drink on the way back from the village or tavernas. Denise, her partner Nicos and her husband Costas will make you feel welcome. Yes ... Denise is loud, but that's what makes her great  

Sorry Sharon, Denise is a Kefalonian not American, she did live in Chicago for 20 yrs though, which is where she got her accent, but sge was born on the island as was Costas

Katelios Resort - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Darenne P           

Hi Ray

We stayed at the Irene 3 yrs ago. Irene is a lovely lady, she often left us produce from her garden in our room. She was also great when I sunburnt my feet, shown me a great deal of concern and even went to her apartment and got some natural yogurt to put on them to ease the pain.
 
Her apartments are very clean, and basic. It had a 2 ring electric hob, fridge, kettle and sandwich toaster. i would stay at these apartments again if they had a pool.
 
Enjoy your stay, hire a car if you can and get the most from this amazing island.
 
 

Doodles - (Restaurants in Lourdas)

Darenne P  (September 14, 2006)         

This restaurant is now called "Doodles". We ate there 3 times during our 2 week stay and on each occassion the food was 1st Class. The steak was huge and came with chips or oven potatoes or a greek salad. The Kleftico was superb, as was the Red Snapper from the specials board.

The service was efficient and friendly too.

Angela Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Darenne P           

PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE! BE AWARE!!

THERE ARE TWO STUDIOS IN LOURDAS CALLED ANGELA.
 
I booked thinking I was staying at the lovely studios on the beach only to find that I had booked Angelas Studios that used to be Dionnosia (or something similar) that is about 2km from the beach down a steep hilll with hair pin bends. They were dire. Not clean, I had to empty my own bins, as when the cleaner came she totally omitted the bathroom, leaving the bin and the kitchen bin unemptied and all the dirty towels on the rails in the bathroom. The only good thing about the place was the view and they are building in front of the balconies now, so soon that will be gone to.
 
Olympic who now are the agents for these studios frankly didn't want to know and I sahll not be using Olympic again.

Spiros Restaurant - (Restaurants in Lourdas)

Darenne P           

Yuk!!

Gave my tough tasteless Souvlaki to the dog that was hanging around outside. Even he turned his nose up and left it for the cat

La Mer Restaurant - (Restaurants in Lourdas)

Darenne P           

Excellent food, service, views and cleanliness

Eleni Studios - (Accommodation in Lourdas)

Darenne P           

We did not stay here, but used there lovely clean pool and attended the BBQ Nite. The food was excellent and what a choice  Plenty to suit all tastes and only 12 Euros. Left feeling stuffed and happy.

10/10. Kostas you are the BEST!! (Brambles Mom)

Suzuki Jimny (4x4) - (Hire Cars on Kefalonia)

Darenne P           

We hired our Jimny from Greekstones, it was delivered and collected promptly.

The first time I'd driven abroad and it was great. I tryed to apply the hand brake twice using the door handle , but apart from that it was ok!
 
We too went to the top of Aenos and it handled like a dream. There was a guy at the top of the mountain who had got up there in his hired Citroen C3?? I don't think CBR would have been happy if he'd have broke down up there
 
We certainly made the most of it and clocked up a lot of mileage, but what a great holiday, staying in Lourdas you need a car.

Astra Bar - (Bars in Lourdas)

Darenne P           

Music good, if a tad loud!! But as the weather was warm we sat outside so not too bad.

Drinks reasonably priced, the barman was a hunk, made me wish I was 20yrs younger and single
 
Stays open really late and you can have a dance there too if you wish