Katelios Beach - (Beaches in Kefalonia)

Dave P          9/10

Lovely quiet beach with some really good swimming and snorkelling, possibly our favourite beach. Great value and quality tavernas. All beaches have a strong afternoon breeze so get there for the morning.

Lepada Beach - (Beaches in Kefalonia)

Dave P          9/10

Another favourite beach of ours - we just got back yesterday- use the ferry rather than the long drive around the peninsula. Good for swimming and snorkellng. Good for kids and swimmers.

Lourdas Beach - (Beaches in Kefalonia)

Dave P          8/10

We stayed in Lourdata so this was ou local beach. Either far end is great for snorkelling and the middle bit is good for swimming and for kids. Like all of Kefalonia, there is a strong wind that gets up every afternoon, so if you want to swim and beach, do it in the morning before it gets too hot and too windy. A really good general beach.

Myrtos Beach - (Beaches in Kefalonia)

Dave P          9/10

Stunning view and sight/site, but strong undercurrent and no flags - beware if you are not a good swimmer. gets very busy by mid-day.

Petani Beach - (Beaches in Kefalonia)

Dave P          6/10

Beautiful setting but can get a lot of big waves, big stones and very busy. Tavernas are very expensive.

Agia Efimia Resort - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          8/10

Very picturesque - try the coast road facing Ithaca for truly amazing views. Lovely place - but there again - where isn't lovely in this island?

Argostoli - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          9/10

Lovely small town but be careful of prices in the main square - some are ridiculous. 18 euros for spag bol??!! eat on the very front and eat where the locals eat. Great atmosphere. Take the ferry to Lixouri.

Assos - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          10/10

Absolutely stunning from above and when you are there - possibly our favourite village for location and views. Food is reasonably priced.

Fiskardo - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          2/10

I really wouldn't bother with this place at all - so, it has a a pretty harbour and that's it unless you want to watch the rich, the very rich, the super-rich and the disgustingly-criminal rich pose and pout, and check out the menus - no prices on many so is this the old saying "If you need to ask then you can't afford it?" What prices we did see for basic food was beyond a joke or an insult. If you wish to be ripped off and are stupid enough to pay, then good luck. Very over-hyped and a long long drive from anywhere else.

Katelios Resort - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          10/10

Re; question below- Get a water taxi and a map! It's just a few kilometres anyway! This is a really laid back, slow, quiet and very relaxing place to be - just what we like! Good swimming (shame about the new marina construction going on at present) and good snorkelling with some lovely relaxed tavernas (check out Katelios Taverna run by an Englishwoman and her Greek husband - fantastic food at very reasonable prices and probably the best hummous and best kalimari that we have had anywhere). Sunbeds and umbrellas are free, which is a nice touch.

Lixouri - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          8/10

Second biggest town on the island - a little more upmarket than Argostoli but still very friendly and laid back and very pretty indeed. Some prices are a bit steep but shop around. Take the ferry rather than drive all the way around.

Lourdas Resort - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          9/10

This is where we spent our 2 weeks and have just got back. Quiet and relaxing but very cut off if you don't have a car. A car is essential unless you want to spend all your time on the beach or in the bars. The top section is almost 2 kilometres from the beach, so unless you are down near the beach it's a very long and very steep walk. We stayed at the Lara Hotel which is close to the bottom, so we were fine. Lorraine's has great views but the food varies a lot - one day the hummous and kalamari was the best ever, another day it was awful - sloppy and over-lemoned, kalamari over-cooked and the taramsalata was inedible. Klimatis is fine. The Dionysius take-away is very good quality and value - the souvlaki is one of the best we have ever had anywhere - have the one in a box not the one in a roll, and we don't eat pizzas normally bu theirs is stunning - highly recommended if you don't want to go out or cook - and theyt deliver! Check out the little shop in the square run by a Welshman - quaint and rekaxed. Supermarkets are very pricey indeed, so try to shop in Argostoli. A very relaxed and relaxing place overall - we loved it.

Poros Resort - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          9/10

I would agree with the previous comment with the possible exception of Assos. Plenty to see and do, lovely cafes on the front, watch the ferries come in and out, drink fresh-squeezed juice, check out the shops - far better than over-hyped Fiscardo. Very fine indeed.

Sami Resort - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          9/10

I would agree with everything said in the previous comment from last year. Some of the food is very pricey but if you go where the locals go it is much more reasonable. Very picturesque, close to Melissani Lake and Drogarti Cave but still not too busy. If we came back to Kefalonia this is where we would stay. We have heard the the Pericles Hotel is a good place to stay. ver good place.

Skala Resort - (Resorts in Kefalonia)

Dave P          7/10

I can't really say much as we only paused briefly here - the beach is superb but it is the 2nd busiest place on Kefalonia after Lassi, so not for us. Too many discos and bars!

Dionysos Taverna Menu - (Restaurants in Lourdas)

Dave P          9/10

We only had a take-away but this was simply superb - we don't do pizzas very often at al, but theirs is the best we can remember, and the same for the souvlaki - get the one in a box not in a roll. fantastic quality and very big.