Blue Horizon Hotel - (Accommodation in Svoronata)

Andy L           

I have just returned from my week at the Blue Horizon in Svoronata and I thought I might add my comments to this forum. This is not a 5-star hotel, but nor is it self-catering. A small, friendly, family-run hotel. Breakfast is very basic (unless you go for the optional fry-up). Lunch is a reasonable selection, not very greek but good quality. Currently does not offer evening meals, but this may change as the facilities are there. The rooms are spacious, good sized balcony and very clean, toilets and showers en suite. As with all toilets on the island, you must use the bin provided for toilet papers, but you soon get used to this. It was nice to have a shower with curtains and a wall holder - a nice feature of this hotel! View from room was fantastic, overlooking the sea and Ammes beach - well worth the small extra for a 'sea view'. Be aware that there is no air-conditioning in rooms, but you can rent a fan for 15 Euros and I recommend this. Hotel location is excellent. An area with lots of greenery, the hotel stands on its own but less than 5 minutes walk to a few tavernas (My favourite was at Puerto Helis) and mini-market shops. Also only 5 minutes to the beautiful sandy beach of Ammes. If enough people want it (which they did while I was there), the hotel put on a bbq with entertainment on Thursdays, otherwise there is always the bar (good selection of drinks and cocktails), officially open till 1.30 but sometimes much later. Large pool, with separate kiddies pool. Diving is now illegal here for safety reasons but almost anything else goes. For the busy life, you can jump on a nearby bus, or taxi to Lassi/Argostili for about 12 Euro. Being near the airport, there were an average of 5 or 6 flying over per day, but this was more interesting than annoying, and we were all happy with it. In summary, this is a nice hotel, friendly staff, very good location - ideal for a relaxing holiday.

Melissani Lake - (Places to Visit on Kefalonia)

Andy L           

Great place to visit as part of a day out. The boatmen are fantastic, even if I did get the singing one !

Mythos - (Restaurants in Argostoli)

Andy L           

Stopped here for our last night on the Island - This is very high quality food, at a fair price. Not the usual taverna stuff at all! Good service, Good food, Good company - Great!

Porto Helis Restaurant - (Restaurants in Svoronata)

Andy L           

Gets my vote for best Taverna! Costas (probably got him spelt wrong... sorry) is extremely helpful and will guide you through menu. Food is good, value is good, atmosphere is excellent. Really upset I missed the karaoke night, but I'll be back !

Fiskardo - (Resorts on Kefalonia)

Andy L           

Nice place to visit, but PLEASSEE... don't rush around like some of the other tourists... just grab a table by the water, get some drink (maybe some food) and watch life go by, as the people with BIG money bring their boats in and out. This is a good place to relax!