Agia Efimia Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Gareth J           

Saw this cove on our first day in Ag Ef but didn't visit until last couple of days. Very clear water, but large pebbles - a mat and swimshoes are musts. Surprisingly quiet given its fairly central location. Good for observing yachtie comings and goings. We liked it.

Assos Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Gareth J           

Really nice, quiet place to visit - a contrast from Fiskardo which isn't that far away. Perhaps too quiet for a lengthy stay? Had a couple of nice meals at one of the restaurants there. The guy selling honey was still there - in July 2005.

Myrtos Beach - (Beaches on Kefalonia)

Gareth J           

The one in all the brochures! Spectacular - both the drive down, and the scenery when you get there. Well worth the trouble. Very exposed so it gets really hot, and swimshoes help a lot on hot pebbles. Visited twice during our stay ( July 05) to find complete contrast - sea was like a mill pond during our first, but very rough during the second. Our friends - who are strong swimmers - reported very difficult conditions. Only afterwards did we learn from the locals of the problems the undertow can cause - scroll down for more details. Think twice before swimming, but still well worth a visit.

July - (Best Time to Visit Kefalonia)

Gareth J           

We visited during the first half of July 05, and had great weather - hot but bearable, as long as you avoided the really hot 2-3 hours during the middle of the day. We could feel it getting hotter still during our last couple of days there, so from our point of view, we'd probably try and avoid the 2nd half of July and all of August.

Agia Efimia Resort - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Gareth J           

We spent a fortnight in Agia Efimia in early July 05, and loved every minute of it. We stayed in the Kirki Apartments via Oneira. It's not a big town but there was enough going on to keep us occupied the whole time. We hired a car for a week (via Oneira) and visited Fiskardo, Assos, Myrtos etc, not forgetting a few hours near Mt Nero on roads of dubious pedigree trying to find our way home! We also hired a boat for a day (from Yellow Boats - very helpful) and took over a small cove to the town's north-east. We would definitely return; in our opinion, Agia Efimia itself was the pick of the local resorts. This was probably the most relaxing holiday we've ever had.

To Perasma Restaurant - (Restaurants in Agia Efimia)

Gareth J           

It took us a couple of nights to find To Perasma, but in our opinion this was easily the best of the Agia Efimia waterside restaurants. Really good choice of food, with everything freshly prepared, served by Angelo and his exceptionally friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble for them. One evening, we opted for a change and visited the neighbouring Finikas - a disaster! (See separate report.) After that, common sense prevailed and we stuck to Angelo and his colleagues for the remainder of ous stay.