My partner and I visited kefalonia in the third week of september 2002. The weather was perfect at least 28 every day with not a cloud in sight. a constant breeze made lying on the beach bearable and gave me a great tan. However i was told by my rep that we had been lucky as it had rained heavely for the first two weeks in September.
We were situated in Lakithra just a short drive from lassie, so we ate here most days. im not going to repeat what everyone else has said about this lovely resort but add to the comments by saying i think it is the best resort on the island. definatly has the best beaches, a good choice of tavernas all serving lovely food ( prices were about 40% cheaper than the UK) everyone is so accomadating that nothing is too much trouble. Kefalonians love english people and are so welcoming, all speak excelent english. In terms of resaurants our favorite was Oscars, cheesy greek dancing and fantastic all you can eat BBQ every night + full a la cart menue. all this only cost from £7 per person! I think lassi is beautiful with the mountains one side and the beaches and sea the other. if your a younster looking for some where to bop the night away the best place is SO SIMPLE a misic bar which gets going around 11pm. See you there next year!
Our first holiday with JMC and we were not disapointed. flights were on time and arrived early both ways ( food was scrummy too) we went allocated on arrival so wernt hoping for too much but were very pleased to find we were allocated to some lovely apartments (fokion studios)in a village just outside lassie, which is in our opinion the best resort on the island in terms of beaches and tavernas, and very conviently 5 mins drive from the capital which is great for shopping. We were far enough away from the madding crowd to have a peaceful holiday but had access to a near by hotels pool bar, and were only a short drive away from some decent night life and beaches. Our rep Justin was a little new at the job but made up for it in enthusiasam and charm. we also went on the 'jewels of kefalonia' and 'onassis cruise' excursions. both were excelent days out and good value for money (concidering we didnt have to hire a car for those two days),i would definatly recomend you go as they will probaly be the two best days of your holiday. will definatly be returning with confidence with JMC next year.
We are going to Lourdas on the 9th sept 2003, and are interested in the glass bottom boat trip. can anyone tell us weather it is better to book it ourselves rather than with the rep. if so where abouts in Argostolli do you have to go to book it. what days does the boat sail, what time is it best to get there to beat the tour buses and how much we can expect to pay? also are the dolphins still likely to be about in Sept?
We went to kefalonia last year and loved it so we are going ack this sept. we want to go on the onassis dream cruise again as it was wonderful last time. but this time we are thinking of driving ourselves up to Fiscardo and booking privately ratyher than paying reps prices. does anyone know the proceedure i.e what time we need to get there and where to book it, and how much money we stand to save?
Thanks for the advise. we will probably book it through the rep as its only a little bit cheaper and will save us the cost of a days car hire to drive to the harbour and the agro of finding it and parking.
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We really liked this place, so much so we ate here on our last night in lassie. the setting is romantic and classy with lots of fountains and marble (definatly more british bistro than rustic greek)Our meals were generous and tasty, and they serve an un-usually good selection of deserts. I had the lemon pie which was the best i had tasted in greece. The price was slightly higher than in other restaurants but you are paying for the atmosphere and service plus a free metaxa with the bill evens the cost out. be warned it is usually packed by 8:30pm
Im a little surprised at some of the other comments as we were delighted with this restaurant - i guess its just a matter of different tastes. I think we all agree that the surroundings anr beautiful - the patio garden id a little piece of paradise and we did apreshiate cloth napkins and table cloths instead of the usual paper ones you seem to get everywhere eles. the restaurant has an upmarket elegant feel about it, which explains why you pay more for your food. i meen you wouldnt expect to pay the same for a meal in your local pub and a eligant restaurant in england would you? Our food was lovely and the staff very attentive. i think we would have eaten here every night if we had been staying in Skala.
WE really enjoyed both times we went her. the food was tasty and generous. the staff were run off thier feet but still cheerful and attentive. the setting is very rustic greece set over small terrices containing onnly 3 or 4 tables so very cosy and intermate. the roof is a conopy of vines and flowers and so are the walls. very beatutiful - kind of like you would imagine sitting on the patio of a greek persons house would be like. chunky pine furniture and wicker chairs you couldnt get more down to earth or back to nature if you tried. Food was lovely especially the stiffado but bare in mind that this place is trying to be traditionally greek so they use lots of oil and herbs, which might not be to the taste of some english people who favour Mc Donalds as an evening out lol! The comments by the Annonomous person below are so right, the waing staff do work very hard long hours so do them a favour - say hello, good bye and thank you in greek and leave a fair tip they will so apprishiate it and you can afford to be cheerful and generous your on holiday!
just dont do it! ok the view is panoramic but photos will be spoilt by the 1970 's prefab high rise hotel mediteranie in the fore ground. survice was terrible. waiter forgot to bring out our starters but they were still on the bill! my chocolate crape dessert had tin foil in it! when i complained the waiter prodded around with his fingers fished out the fiol then disapered. no appology was given or replacement offered plus it was still on the bill. had to argue with him to take the non existant starters off and he refused to take the dessert off even though i had been unable to eat it. you may be temped in by the low prices but you risk food poisening and extorion for bing a tight a**e.