Kefalonia Reviews

What people think:4 out of 5

Kefalonia

What to expect

Average ratings for this destination Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 4.5 out of 5
  Value for Money 4 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 4.5 out of 5
  For singles 3 out of 5
  Recommend 4.5 out of 5

Kefalonian cheap treat in Svoronata

By Victoria from Aldershot
Last month
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 4 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 3 out of 5
  For couples 4 out of 5
  For singles 3 out of 5
  Recommend 4 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

Svoronata is a very quiet and peaceful resort, just a few tavernas, bars and shops. It's near enough to Lassi if you're craving loud music but why leave? The beach is beautiful, never busy and nice food/drinks hut. The peace and quite is interrupted by aircraft and if you're new to the resort it can be quite a hair-raising experience. Not a resort for anyone with a heart condition!

Useful Tips:

Kefalonia is a beautiful island and I would highly recommend a visit. It's hilly and there are steep inclines to the beaches so a sturdy pair of beach shoes is a must. Svoronata is next to the airport so don't pay for a transfer, it's cheaper to get a taxi. Also, take very high factor sun cream as it's damn hot and you do lots of walking around. Fiskardo and Argostoli are well worth a visit as is the Robola winery (lovely white wine but lots of scary bees buzzing around).

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The best Ionian Island - peaceful and enjoyable

By Ian from Chatham
Last month
Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 4 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 2 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

The best of the Ionian Islands, not overdeveloped. A lot quieter than Corfu. Green and peaceful. An island to explore by car from Fiskardo in the north to Skala in the south. Sami in the East to Argostoli, Lassi and Lixouri in the West. Lovely sandy beaches on the west and south. Stony and shingle in the north and east, but with many quiet coves and beaches there to be discovered where you can be the only ones there. Make sure you visit the museums and castles in the morning as they close usually between about 2pm to 3:30pm. Argostoli Archaelogical museum closed Monday and Cultural Museum closed Sunday. Fiskardo well worth a visit, but beware Tavernas and Restaurants along the harbour are expensive. Make sure you also visit the little village of Assos. Regular half hourly ferry from Argostoli to Lixouri is €8.10 for a car and two passengers, but is worth it at least one way as the drive between the two is quite long on the winding coastal roads.

Useful Tips:

Green and peaceful. An island to explore by car. Lovely sandy beaches on the west and south. Make sure you visit the museums and castles by lunch time. Argostoli Archaelogical museum 8.30 - 15.30 (closed Monday) Argostoli Cultural Museum 8.30 - 14.00 (closed Sunday). Fiskardo well worth a visit, but beware Tavernas and Restaurants along the harbour are expensive. The little village of Assos. Skala Beach Ammes Beach Svoronata (at the end of the airport runway) small sandy and safe. Castle of St George (Closes 3pm) Regular half hourly ferry from Argostoli to Lixouri is €8.10 for a car and two passengers, but is worth it at least one way as the drive between the two is quite long on the winding coastal roads.

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Superb Holiday in Svronata

By Mandy from Burnley
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

We booked through On The beach and got a beuatiful hotel in Svronata, fantastic flights and a wonderful holiday. We loved the peace of Svronata and Argostoli, the fantastic views at Myrtos Beach and Aesos, and the lively areas of Scala and Fiskardo. We would go back today if you let us, make sure you book today!

Useful Tips:

Visit Myrtos Beach, the most beautiful beach I've ever seen, and the town of Aesos as it is so tranquil and gorgeous. Wherever we went on the island, the hospitality, food and drink were wonderful.

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Last year in Katelios

By Jim from Keighley
Last month
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 4 out of 5
  Value for Money 3 out of 5
  For families 3 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 1 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Relaxation

Comments:

Have been going to Katelios for many years for the peace and quiet but it is becoming more and more developed, however it remains a destination for older couples those without children who like the peaceful life

Useful Tips:

Best thing to do is hire a car (venus is good) and see the island, or even hop accross to Ithica for the day.

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An Ideal place for a quite relaxing holiday.

By Richard, Tracey, Joel & Jared from Neath
Last month
Overall Rating: 5 out of 5
  Weather 5 out of 5
  Beaches 5 out of 5
  Value for Money 5 out of 5
  For families 5 out of 5
  For couples 5 out of 5
  For singles 4 out of 5
  Recommend 5 out of 5
Holiday Type:

Family

Comments:

We loved Kefalonia so much when we visited in 2008 that we came back in 2009 with my Parents. It didn't disappoint the second time around. My parents said it was the best holiday they had had in years. We thoroughly enjoyed chilling in the sun. We would recommend it to others. It's a great place for families and couples. Very quite which we love.

Useful Tips:

Agia Efimia, Myrtos Beach, Fiskardo, Melissani Lake are all great places to visit. For all those that saw Captain Corelli's Mandolin Sami is the place to visit.

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