Spiros Restaurant - (Restaurants in Lourdas)

Stewart D           

Ate here on 19/8/02: it was OK, but the Greek flavours seemed to us to have been 'toned down', presumably to appeal to the overwhelmingly English clientele; everything was a little bland and inoffensive, not bad but nothing to go back for! Nice service and atmosphere though.

Bell Tower Cafe - (Restaurants in Argostoli)

Stewart D           

Without doubt the best place for a drink in Argostoli! Reasonable prices, the chance to try local sweet type things (how about a 'submarine', described as 'a spoonful of vanilla flavoured mastic in a glass of ice cold water'??!!), and a great location in a leafy square on the main shopping street. Also you can feel good because you're supporting an EU funded rehabilitation project for people recovering from mental health problems, who provide the cheerful and friendly service.

Mr Grillos - (Restaurants in Argostoli)

Stewart D           

One of the few 'proper' tavernas (i.e. catering to locals as much as tourists) we spotted in Argostoli. Food a bit variable - the best things were fish and vegetable dishes, meat not so good (the 'giros' wasn't the real thing!); nevertheless there was nice music and singing thrown in, and great entertainment watching the parties of Greek families having a blow-out - a bit like being an extra in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'!

Portside Restaurant - (Restaurants in Argostoli)

Stewart D           

A very nice restaurant in a good position on the seafront as the name suggests - touted by a very welcoming Greek/American lady who provides relaxed and helpful advice with the menu in the American style, but stopping short of telling you to 'Have a Nice Day' when you leave! Food well up to scratch and not at all expensive - go there!

Greekstones Car Rental - (Car Rental on Kefalonia)

Stewart D           

Absolutely brilliant company : internet booking, good cars, cheap rates and really excellent friendly service on the ground. I don't think I've ever had better car hire in any country; we were badly delayed on the way out, they just kept coming back with the car until we arrived, and handled our complicated requirements without a hitch.