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More than two star studios
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These are not two star studios. As self-catering accommodation goes on the Greek Isles, the apartments at Rosas studios are a minimum of four stars, at least. We are just back (23 July, 2013) from a two week stay at these wonderful apartments and I would have no hesitation in recommending Rosas, to anyone looking for self-catering accommodation on Cephalonia. I have travelled the Greek Isles for twenty five years and this is the best self-catering I have come across.

The facilities are perfect, everything you need is at hand. The apartments are spacious, modern and clean. The ground floor apartments all have terraces, while the upper floors have large balconies that overlook the beach and across the sea. After a hectic day of being dragged round the shops in nearby Argostoli, or experiencing another masterpiece of Greek cooking at the Klamatis tavern, just along the beach from Rosas, the balcony was true sanctuary. Cool drink in hand listening to the waves and crickets while watching the ferry boats, as the make their way across to Zante, heaven on earth, pure bliss.

I have to make a special mention to Rosa, Spiro and family. We all worry about whether the holiday we have just booked is going to live up to expectations. Without a doubt, if our experience is anything to go by, it will. The family obviously care as much as you do about your holiday. They really do go that extra mile to make sure you have everything you need.

So why not five star? Nothing to do with the apartments, all to do with not checking the area out thoroughly enough before going. My wife and I, are now getting on in years and we found there were too many slopes and hills. You will definitely need transport if you are not reasonable fit or able bodied. Lourdata, itself is stunning but if you are looking for a bouncing, heaving nightlife etc., best go to a more lively resort. If however you are looking for a peaceful relaxing break, you won't find better. The resort has enough good tavernas and drinking holes to keep you interested but the villages are all situated on slopes, so remember transport is a must if you are as old and creaky as me.

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Best meals.
Lamb and lemon at the Blue Sea. Cost, two mains, no starters, bread. Four drinks, beers x 2 brandy and coke x 2 Total 37 Euros.
Lamb la Mer and beef in red wine just at the la Mer. No starters, half carafe of wine 1 beer, 1 brandy and coke. Total 27, Euros
Mixed meat in ceramic pot* plus other main, at the Klamatis, can't remember what my wife had. No bread one side, carafe of wine 1 beer 1 brandy total 37Euros.
They were a lot of other meals but these were the ones that stood out.
*I love authentic Greek cooking. If you go here and do not have the meat in ceramic pot, you are going to miss something amazing. All the food from the Klamatis was amazing, Greek cooking the way it used to be before the rush.
Large beer 3- 4 Euros
Spirit 4-5 Euros
Pack of cigarettes 40 Euros for two hundred
Cost of essentials, bread, sugar coffee etc. approx. ten percent dearer than UK.



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An unforgettable island
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Pine-covered hills, crystal waters sparkling in the sunshine, pastel-colored buildings festooned with flowers, Kefalonia is an island of outstanding natural beauty.
Here, you'll find friendly people, good food and a choice of small, unspoiled harbor towns, such as Fiskardo, Assos and Agia Efimia.
I highly recommend Kefalonia, it left an indelible impression on me, so much so that I chose it as the location for my novel, The Magic In The Receiver. www.pauldillon.net


bibe187
bibe187 wrote on Aug 29, 2012

Nice *****
I will visit Kefalonia next time.


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Nature is all you have
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If you plan to visit Kefalonia, you might be interested to know that it combines relaxation and crazy nightlife. My friends had booked a room in a beautiful beach, Lourdas, close to the town and the airport. It was the ideal choice for us, calm and unspoilt. Along the beach, there were nice taverns although in early July tourists were few.

The beaches are surely the attractions of Kefalonia, like Myrtos and AntiSami, which are the island's most stunning areas. In the third position, I put Skala and then Lourdas. Skala is a lovely place fairly calm and fairly tourist. We mostly enjoyed the food in Kefalonia, which was great in all the taverns we visited and especially in Xi, where we had our best meal.

We didn't really look for clubs except from some little bars in Lassi with modern music and relaxing atmosphere. The next time which I hope will be soon, I plan to stay in the famous Fiscardo. Also the island is ideal for adventurous holidays, we even tried some hiking and I loved it.



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Useful information
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For all those who plan to travel to Kefalonia it might be useful to know that Kefalonia has a perfect position to travel a little bit around and to visit neighbors islands. There are several local travel agincies that offer one day trips to Ithaka, Lefkada, Scorpio, Meganissi, but only one of them organizes a trip to Zante. So I'm using this opportunity to recommend to all of you Avalon Kefalonia Travel Services. They are highly profesional, have a great guides, and it was a real pleasure to travel around with them.
Once on island don't miss to visit Assos, beautiful pictoresque village with special atmosphere, for me it was more impressive than Fiscardo, and of course Melissani Lake and Mytros beach.
Argostoli is a nice little town worth seeing, but all beautiful sandy beaches in this part of island are at Lassy, so it might be a perfect combination to stay in Lassy and go to Argostoli by night. If you want to go to Paliki peninsula, there is a regular ferry service between Argostoli and Lixuri.
Of course once on island don't miss to try their famous Robola wine and domestic feta cheese.



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Days of heaven
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We stayed in Assos for 1 night on our arrival, the location of the accommodation was lovely, fantastic views, unfortunately pension needed a little updating, especially the bathroom! The rest of our stay was in Fiskardo which was out of this world including the accommodation. We had the last few days in Ratzakli near Skala at Butterfly Meadows which was just lovely, owned by English couple, very hospitable. The views are to die for and a pool as well! The whole island is so beautiful, the people are a delight, no wonder we keep going back year after year!


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jsaston wrote on Jul 18, 2011

It is a very nice place, just returned from our sixth trip...


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Freddy Johnson
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Went to atmospheric Assos first time. The second timeour daughter was married on Foki beach just outside Fiskardo. I just couldnt resist and brought a ruin just above Foki beach in the lovely village of Matsoukata overlooking Ithaka on a wooded hill. The pool is just about finished and the roof is going on the ruin. Are we blessed or what?


alexis
alexis wrote on Jan 28, 2011

Well, I guess you are :)
Seems that you have a lot of work with the house.


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Surely deserves a second visit
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I was in Kefalonia a few years ago with a couple of friends. I will not talk about the beaches and the villages because I'm sure you have heard a lot about these kind of beauties in Kefalonia. Let me just mention a couple of things that impressed us on our trips. First of all, I had a fantastic time in the small hotel where we stayed in Lourdas. Luckily, we rented a car and we could visit some of the best beaches that the island is popular for. Myrtos was just a beautiful beach, as far as I can remember we stayed there for about 6 hours. Lourdas and Antisamos are very nice too. Unfortunately, we missed a lot of great sights of the island but at least we got to visit the Melissani Cave! The complete tour was done by boat where it passes through the island. It is a gorgeous lake with boats, a true paradise. We also visited the Monastery of Sissi constructed on top of a cliff above the sea. The view from up there is magnificent which makes it worthy to visit. Unfortunately no time to go to Fiscardo and Lixouri, hopefully next time. You see the island is so big that it was impossible to see it all at once. The narrow roads were also a reason of delay.



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My idea of holidays
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I have been visiting Kefalonia with my family every summer, the last three years in a row, and I am a huge fan of this big beautiful mountainous island with its spectacular sceneries, charming villages and long stretches of sand and sea. On my first visit, we visited places recommended by tourist guides. Lassi and Skala turned out to be two very beautiful choices. Assos and Fiscardo in the north were equally stunning, especially Fiscardo with its picture postcard loveliness. Brightly painted houses lining the waterfront that is bustling with swanky yachts and fishing boats and shaded with lush vegetation that almost touch the waters, make it every bit beautiful as it is made out to be.

On my last visit, I decided to stray off the beaten path and venture into new places not high on the popularity list. And what better place to choose than the Lourdas Bay, to the south of Kefalonia? Personally, my idea of holidays is a tranquil beach and not some peppy resort, where trying to get a sun lounger can be a strain on the nerves and where you have to step over umpteen bodies to find a free spot for your towel. The bay of Lourdas is dotted with small coves that are delightfully deserted and just ahead of the bay, I found a series of coves with rocky outcrops embedded with fossilized shells. Fortunately for me, I had brought my kit along and I can vouch that the place is great for snorkeling. Somewhere along the stretch, was the small bay of Agios Thomas. This again was a great spot for sunbathing and snorkeling with its impressive volcanic rock formations. One of the finest spots along the stretch was a totally uninhabited beach accessible only by a rough path.



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Recent car hire in kefalonia
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just returned from a fabulous holiday at the sotiris appartments in kefalonia. We had ordered our car to be delivered to us and meet the driver in reception at 10. I first received a call to say the car would be there on time, half an hour after the call i got another call from a man called Adam Costas to say he couldnt find us so i got the manager from where we was staying to speak to him. When he came off the phone the manager told us that he would be here in 10 minutes after argueing with him. 10 minutes passed and i received another phone call to say he couldnt find us and that we would have to walk to the airport and pick the car up and promptly hung up. I went back to the manager of where we was staying and he again rang him and after another argument he said the car would be here as it was 40 degrees and no way we could walk in that heat! When Adam came with the car he was rude and very very abrupt. It was plain to see he just was not interested and put out that he had to bring the car to us, as stated on our invoice. There was no map and all he said was make sure you fill up with petrol and left.



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Drive carefully and enjoy
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We stayed in Lassi, and contrary to some of the reports we read on the skyrocketing rates in Greece, we found the prices very reasonable. Luckily for us, we found a few bars that did happy hours. I would advise you to tread carefully in Fiskardo, a tad highly priced as compared to the rest of Kefalonia, thanks to the yachting community that ties up at Fiskardo.

We hired a car and went around the whole island and we ended up spending more time behind the wheels than on the beach because it is a very big island. Some of the views from the narrow mountainside roads were so breathtaking, we had to stop every now and then to take pics. Driving up the hill at certain areas can turn out to be a bit of an extreme sport. The roads are steeply hilly and sharply winding and there were fallen rocks at a few places the road.

We took a bus ride to Agia Efimia, a popular resort impressive with its pebble beaches and the fabulous taverns. The only drawback there was the flotilla crowd, who somehow seem to swamp the taverns. We wised up after a bad experience and steered clear of tavernas that were bursting with the yachting fraternity. Katelios is not much to do, but we sunbathed, swam and ate some really good food at very reasonable prices. The capital of Kefalonia is the bustling Argostoli, where fishing boats tie up at the pretty palm-lined dock. We sat at one of the cafes sipping espresso and did people watching, something many others like us seemed to be doing.



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