Monte Nero - (Restaurants in Lassi)

Mick M           

 
My wife and I ate at the Monte Nero once during our stay.  The staff were relatively friendly, and the service OK.  I had lamb in honey which was very nice, my wife however had the swordfish.  As soon as it was served I could smell it was off  (this was from the other side of the table), even though they had overcooked it to disguise the smell.  There is no way that the chef could not have realised that this was a seriously decomposing piece of  fish, it was completely rotten.  The waiter eventually came over and asked if there was a problem, and we explained.  Even he screwed his face up when he smealt it.  Needless to say we weren't charged for the swordfish.  Other than this, the rest of the meal was OK, but we thought it best not to return.

Katerina Studios - (Accommodation in Lassi)

Mick M           

This was our first visit to Kefalonia, and were very impressed with the island, and will probably return.  The Katerina apartments however were a very different matter.  Being English, I don't usually complain, and particularly as we booked this last minute I didn't feel in a position to moan too much, but there was only one word to desrcibe them - disgusting.  We had the room cleaned only once, and that was only because we asked.  There is no kettle (not usually a problem), but when we took out a pan to boil water, it smealt as though someone had used it as a bed pan, it stank of sewage.  The crockery was old, dirty and chipped, and the cutlery was filthy.  The wet room (it is not a bathroom) was rotting to pieces, and because we only had one towel each, were were unable to lie anything on the floor to dry our feet when we got out of the shower.  The owners lived above, and shouted at each other day and night (for some reason they were unable to converse, only scream and shout), and whilst there, we were subjected to a childrens party until the early hours, with children racing each other on bikes in front of our apartment, and banging on the floor for no apparent reason. I have been all over the globe, and have stayed in some pretty basic accomodation, but this rates as the worst ever.  My advice, stay away and book elswhere in Lassi
 

Phaedra Restaurant - (Restaurants in Lassi)

Mick M           

We ate at the Phaedra several times, and couldn't complain once.  Good speedy service, friendly, and the food was excellent.  Another nice little touch was the after dinner liquer, which other restaurents didn't offer.
The pricing was good too, a three course meal with wine and beer came to about 33 Euros, not bad at all.

Phaedra Restaurant - (Restaurants in Lassi)

Mick M           

 
We ate here several times during our stay, and can honestly say we couldn't fault it.  The staff were friendly, and service was good and speedy.  The food was to a high standard, and another nice little touch was an after dinner liquer that was served. It was reasonably priced, a three course meal with several drinks came to about 33 euros, not bad at all!

Cyclopean Walls - (Places to Visit on Kefalonia)

Mick M           

We just happened to stumble across the signs for the walls on our way to Sammi, so thought we may as well go and have a look. The road leading up to the walls turns from a tarmac road, to a narrow road with potholes, then eventually as you get closer, it is a mountain dirt track - fortunately we had hired a 4x4, so we managed to get to it without fuss.  Once there you get out of your car and see them - walls -. And that's about it really.  Large stones piled upon top of each other, in a straight line, most of which have been knocked down, or have fallen as they have not been preserved.  I am not an archeologist nor a historian, so got back into the car and headed to went to Sammi, where I had a lovely cold beer.

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

Mick M           

 
We had originally booked the Suzuki Jimny, but were given this which was allegedly an upgrade. It was a convertable and can honestly say it was pure fun. It's not a Range Rover Vogue, and Jeremy Clarkson may ridicule it, but as a holiday car it was more than adequate.  Roomy, cheap on fuel, not the most comfortable ride in the world but who cares, it's not as if we were using it to travel across Europe. When I picked it up, the lady on the desk gave me a map and told us we shouldn't go onto the black coloured roads and should only stick to the orange and yellow roads.  It coped fine on the black roads (the road leading to the Cyclopean Walls was very very black), just stick it in 4 wheel drive and your off.
The only thing is it didn't have aircon or a stereo, but it didn't matter, because with the roof down, you can top up your tan.