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Hotel Mediteranee 4
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I was in hotel Mediteranee, in Lassi, 2km from Argostoli,
from 26.07-06.08.2007
It's beatiful, comfort, rooms are clean. I was in room with sea view, it's was something most beatiful in my life.
Hotel have swimming pool, beach, restaurant, cafes, night cafe..
Peoples who work in hotel are nice, they will help you in everything..



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Take the time to drive round the island
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Notwithstanding the recent fires, the island is very green with attractive scenery throughout. Hiring a car allows you to get round to most parts of the island in little more than 2-3 hours which means all areas are accessible regardless of where you are staying.

Best beaches:
Katelios is great for the kids as it does not have a steep drop and generally calm waters.
Myrtos is worth a visit, although not good for young kids or poor swimmers.
Lassi has a wonderful sandy beach although can get very busy and again has a steep drop.
Skala has a huge beach which means there is always enough room, but again this too has a steep drop although the water tends to be quite calm.

Stayed in Katelios which had a good selection of beach side restaurants and taverns. As the local resort was quiet it mean't that you always had a choice where you wished to eat, although depending on the time (normally after 9pm) they could get quite busy, but then there is nothing wrong with spending a couple of hours sitting in pleasant surroundings. It was not so much choosing a good resturant, but which one was the best given the extremely good standard and cost (meal for 4, drinks, deserts etc normally around £25-40 depending on how far you pushed the boat out !)
Fiskardo is worth a visit to see how the other half live. Stay longer! and ensure you take the time to drive round the island.



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You have to go to Kefalonia for its peacefulness
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I chose this destination to spend a week of my summer holidays as I had studied the story of Italian soldiers who died on Kefalonia and I had seen a documentary about the island. Before my arrival, I had no idea what Kefalonia would be like. I thought it would be probably more similar to the other Greek Islands, like Mykonos or Santorini. But Kefalonia is very different!! Kefalonia is a strange Island. For the first three days I didn't like that very much, it's too different from Minorca- Formentera-Creta...but day by day the island comes into your soul... It is full of trees, has beautiful villages –Fiskardo and Agia Efimia were the best ones-, the food we tasted was great. There were many places and sites to visit and the weather was great. The local transportation was good, although the streets’ safety needs to be improved. You have to go to Kefalonia for its soul....for its peacefulness and for its blue/green landscape. And it's important to have or a car or a motorbike, not a scooter because the island is very big!



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It was just like i expected
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I discovered the island of Kefalonia while surfing on the internet. We went there on holidays for two weeks in September. It was just like expected; mountainous and not heavily developed as a tourist centre; Although there was limited access to beaches, they were good for swimming and snorkeling; The food was good and the people hospitable; Warm weather (not too hot in September). We hired a car and made the tour of Kefalonia and only used ferries from Sami to Ithaca and from Lixouri to Argostoli; we loved the village of Agia Efimia and you shouldn’t miss visiting the beach of Myrtos. An unfortunate incidence took place on the ferry service to Ithaca; Staff rude and at times offensive, inconsistent in their parking instructions and unpleasant to deal with resulting in a complaint to the ships captain. This was the only unpleasantness we experienced in 2 weeks and despite apologies from the ships captain I have no confidence that this will not be repeated for other visitors. Ship of questionable seaworthiness with rust holes and cracks in decks. Would have refused to travel on it off sheltered waters! Another negative point was that the signposting to archaeological and other sites of interest was arbitrary and led us to give up looking on occasions. Apart from that, we had a very pleasant and relaxing holiday. The sea was wonderfully clear and there were many fish within a short distance of the beach so snorkeling was very rewarding. Feeding the fish bread attracted the fish to within inches. Enjoyed Argostoli particularly in the evening in the main square and also the fruit market. The hotel we stayed at was good, at very reasonable prices, and the owner very helpful and friendly. As for nightlife, this was not a major concern and the bars and restaurants met our needs. I’d rate the overall quality of services on Kefalonia with an 8/10. I’d like to come back someday and I will recommend it to others as well.



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Fell in love with Kefalonia
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I went to Kefalonia for the first time in 2005. I only stayed for five days. Not enough time to explore the island!!
Went back in 2006 for 3 weeks!! The island is very big and you need time to explore it. I fell in love with Kefalonia and didn't want to leave. It is paradise!
The beaches are so beautiful. Every beach I went to had its own beauty, and one was so diferent than the other! Only complaint is I wish there were more bar/restaurants on the beach. The food is great, but in my opinion you should try little local taverns rather than the popular tourist restaurants. Nightlife is very quiet. It is nice to go for a drink in Argostoli but you really can not go clubbing.
People there are very nice. Although I've heard from some locals that they don't want the island to be full of tourist, that is why the nightlife is so limited. Either way, if you want to relax and feel like you are in Paradise you should definetly visit this island.



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Needs more ammenities at the harbour
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Nationality: Danish
Age: 48
The trip: I was sailing between the islands and afterwards choose a ferry to get back to Kefalonia
Reasons for going to Kefalonia: It seemed like a beautiful beautiful island to visit and i had heard from friend that had visitied the island that the people there are very friendly and helpful.
Idea of Kefalonia Island before arriving: The harbors that we visited (Fiskardo and Agia Efimia) were nice and quiet - tidy well kept to a certain limit
Favorite thing about the island: The sea, restaurants, nature
Negative opinion about the island: You have to solve the problems with public toilets and showers in the harbors it would be ok with a fee to stay in the harbors if it had toilets electricity, water, etc. Also, a more accurate and comprehensive schedule of the ferries is needed. The garbage situation is often bad at the beaches.



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Its a place that I want to visit every year.
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Nationality: Greek
Age: 39
I arrived on Kefalonia on a Stiritzis line ferry boat. The trip was good the ship was on schedule, everything was perfect.
Reasons for going to Kefalonia: I have relationship with the place (ancestors, friends) : It was an island that the grandfather of my husband came from. So we decided to visit Kefallonia in 1996. From then, we go there almost every year.
More: It's a place that I want to visit every year.
General opinion about Kefalonia: Kefalonia is not an island for night life but mainly for swimming and resting. Very nice sandy beaches at the south. Incredible beach at the west is Myrtos. Everyday, you can do something different or swim in a different beach. It's not a windy island.
Favorite things about Kefalonia:
Best Beaches : Myrtos, Antisamos, Ksi, Petanoi, Makrys Gialos, Ai Helis, Skala, Avithos
Best Villages : Poros, Skala, Vlachata, Kourkoumelata, Assos, Fiskardo, Agia Efimia.
Best Activity : Swimming
Best Bar/Pub/Club : Night Life is mainly at Argostoli. Del Mar is a nice club between Sami and Agia Efimia. Club Spilaio is between Skala & Poros. Kefallonia is not a place for night life.
Best Restaurant : Enetikon at Beach Avithos, Klimatis at Beach Lourdas, Paradisenia Akti at Agia Efimia, Vaso's at Fiskardo, Kyani Akti at Argostoli, Hersona's at Troyanata.
More: Additional Places to visit: Mountain Ainos, Melissani Lake, Drogarati Kave, Castle of Ag. Georgios, Church of Saint Gerasimos, Robolla Wines, Museums at Argostoli.
Recommendations for Kefalonia: It is a very big island and you need a car to visit all the villages and beaches.




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Just enjoy it
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Nationality: Swedish
Age: 39
Countries visited: 10-15
The Trip: I arrived on the island by plane and boat. The trip was good with delays. The bus from Athens till the port was delayed
Reasons for going to Kefalonia: Own interest
Idea about Kefalonia before arriving: Not too much of an idea just what i found online and from my travel agent.
Favorite things about the island of Kefalonia
- Best Beaches: Myrtos
- Best villages: Agia Efimia, Sami
- Best Activity: swimming
Negative opinion about Kefalonia island
In Agia Efimia in the restaurant captain Corelli the food is very good but there is a waiter that is extremely rude, awful! Scares the people
Recommendations for future visitors
Just enjoy it, everything is very beautiful, don’t waste your time going to Argostoli, nothing to see
Rating of the overall quality/organization/services of this island/area in comparison with other countries
9/10


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lucymax12 wrote on Apr 16, 2009

Whilst I agree with most of the review, I disagree with views on Argostoli, it is definately worth a visit especially in the evening when there is a selection of restaurants/bars to suit most tastes, I particularly like sitting at the tables of the Italian restaurant in the main square where you can dine al fresco watching the Greek families taking their evening stroll.


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The island is becoming overcroweded
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Nationality: Italian
Age: 59
Countries visited: 15-30
The Trip: I arrived on the island by plane with the Olympic Airways. The trip was very good with delays
Reasons for going to Kefalonia: Discovered on the Internet, recommended by friends. was many times in Greece before
Idea before arriving n Kefalonia: I knew that Kefalonia has many beautiful beaches. I found it is true. I also discovered beautiful landscapes and magnificent, cypress woods. I feared it was too crowded by tourists. I found it is, but only in some places
Favorite things about the Kefalonia:
- Best Beaches: Antisamos, Foki, Petanoi, Agia Kyriaki
- Best villages: Assos, Fiskardo
- Best Activity: Swimming, sailing
- Best Bar/Pub/Club: Teatro (Farsa)
Negative opinion about Kefalonia:
Cover the car parking in order to provide shade. Plant mediterranean trees and plants just behind the beaches. Explain to the tourists why the sea water in some places is not clear and it looks like there was milk in it: is it unclean or it depends on clay minerals?
Do not allow the most notorious beaches (Myrtos, Antisamos, Petanoi) to accommodate more people than now! They are too many. Don't allow to build many other buildings , rent homes and hotels in the island. Stop it, they are enough! Grant the access to Tourkopodaro to everybody. Protect the cypress groves. Make botanical paths
Recommendations for future visitors
If you love silent and not crowded areas, avoid to stay in Lassi area (but Platis Yalos, although very crowded, is a beautiful beach). Don't miss Ithaka
Rating of the overall quality/organization/services of this island/area in comparison with other countries
8/10



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Rubbish needs to be cleaned up
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Nationality: British

Age: 63

Countries visited: 15-30

The trip: I arrived on Kefalonia by plane with the XL Air. The trip was very good with no delays

Reasons for going to Kefalonia: Recommended by friends

Idea of Kefalonia before arriving: Expected the island to be dry and brown, like the mainland. Expected good beaches and warm weather. Expected cheap, interesting food, with lots of fish

Best Beaches : Foki Bay

Best Activity : Marine Adventure boat trip from Fiskardo Harbor

Best Bar/Pub/Club : Theodora's Coffee Bar, Fiskardo

Negative opinion about Kefalonia island: Action should be taken to clean up the rubbish that is lying around - plastic bags, plastic bottles & drinks cans, plus all the old cookers, fridges and builders rubble etc which gets tipped by the side of the roads

Recommendations: Take a trip in the Agia Kyriaki, a lovely old boat which runs day long snorkeling trips from Fiskardo Harbor. Even if you are staying elsewhere on the island, it is well worth the early start to join this trip. It is fun for the whole family. Jamie, the young chap who runs it, is very good with young and old alike. In addition to teaching newcomers how to snorkel, (all the kit is provided), he also provides a very knowledgeable talk on the underwater creatures, how they live, and man's impact on their environment. Jamie is a wizard at finding octopus and other sea creatures which he puts in a tank on deck to illustrate his talk during the picnic lunch. Afterwards of course, the creatures are put back in the sea

Rate of the overall quality/organization/services of this island/area in comparison with other countries: 9/10



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