Hi, I am going on holiday here in the summer with my family, I am 18 and wondered if the is any windsurf or kayak hire on the beach? Just wondered if there are any active activities it's possible to partake in? Thanks
We're just back from Lourdas. Wow! What a wonderful place. We stayed up near the main road and it was quite a walk down to the beach, but it felt a real reward to get there, and you earned your homecoming Mythos. The last couple of nights we ate at Liza's Restaurant in the older part of the village. That was the best we found for an authentic home cooked, freshly prepared meal. The lovely Welshman across the road is worth stopping for a drink with too. Spiros, and Lorraine's Magic Hill were also great meals, and of course Magic Hill has great views. Drink wine by the carafe -it's so cheap, and always OK and often good. Beware of places that try to pull you in. There are very few. We fell for one and it wasn't bad, but it was less good than the three mentioned here. Have a great holiday. Hire a car. See as much as you can. Swim as much as you can!
hi, yes you will find food until late evening, spiros at the end of the village is very reasonable at always open late. hope you enjoy it, we love and are returning there in july for the 5th time.
We are going to lourdas in May this year,we arrive approx 9.30pm and wondering if anyone knows if we will be able to get a meal anywhere at that time,we,ll probably be really hungry !!
April 2013 - Lourdas is lovely, nice and quiet. Just what you want from a relaxing holiday, the people are lovely and very friendly, it was so lovely, just like stepping back in time!
My husband and I had a weeks stay in Lourdas in September 2010, we enjoyed it so much we have booked again for May 2011. Lourdas is such a beautiful, friendly village, with a variety of restaurants serving wonderful food and very reasonable prices for the quality. La Mere was a particular favourite of ours. It is a very quiet and peaceful resort and is exactly what the Doctor ordered for a very relaxing holiday. Yes the walk back up from the beach is a killer, but we were offered a lift up by a very friendly guy, (who had served us lunch at the beach), as we were climbing up. Having said this the beach is well worth the trek down and the climb back up, although when we return in May we will hire a scooter for this purpose. Lourdas is on our favourite list.
Hi There.. Can anyone help?
My parents are thinking about going to Lourdas, Kefalonia in September but have heard there are many wasps around at that time. My dad has a anaphylactic shock reaction if he is stung so they really don't want to book a holiday with the risk of him being stung, taken to hospital or even dying, if the ambulance cant get to him in time!!!
Can anyone help with the above.
My fiance and I have booked to stay at Angelas Apartments in Lourdas next July 09. Do we need a beach umbrella or are they already there? It looks like people are sunbathing under their own from the photos we have seen. Any information would be grateful. We haven't been to Kefalonia before, we normally go to Lindos in Rhodes. Thanks.
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.
Am off to Lourdas in couple of weeks (cant wait it sounds wonderful) but can anyone give me some costs on restaurants, wine, starter, main course etc. Just so I have some idea. Thank you
In response to Rachael Dickinson.....
Thank you Rianne, you have been very helpful and I am very exited about my holiday (19 days to go). Glad there is a bus as I really wasn't looking forward to that hike up the hill. Shame about the cash machine, sounds like the town could really do with one. Thanks again
We are about to depart for a much needed break, and are staying at the Ionian Sun Apartments. Having read the various comments my only concern now, is if there is a facility to exchange travellers cheques at these appts or nearbye. Any help or advice will be much appreciated. Tried e -mailing the place but no reply yet.
In response to Rachael Dickinson's post....
Yes there is a bus that goes from the top of the hill to the beach - couldnt tell you exactly where but the bus stop signs are but it is obvious when you get there - the walk down isnt too bad its the walk up thats the killer.
You are better taking travellers cheques and changing them in Lourdas - I know CBR car rental opposite the olive lounge at the top of hill cashes them and also the lara hotel. there are no cash machines in the town and only a handfull of the restaurants take card - definatley take cash/travellers cheques.
Prices vary really. its not mega expensive but some restaurants are more expensive than others. fish is quite pricey - prawns being very expensive. the local greek cuisine is very reasonable though and also the shops aren't bad. gifts to take home are very cheap!
you will have a wonderful time here i can promise you.
I am going to Lourdas this year at the end of July and was hoping someone would be kind enough to answer a few little questions about the resort.
We have just returned from a 14 day holiday in Lourdas. It was a very beatiful place - crystal clear sea most of the time, clean beach - although it is quite pebbly. It was a bit too undeveloped to spend the whole 2 weeks in that one area so hiring a car is a must - even if it is just to get up that hill which to be honest is a killer! We stayed in a villaplus villa which was on end of the road by the lara hotel. that hotel seemed a very pleasant place to stay - we went here a couple of times for a drink and to watch some of the football. there are a couple of nice restaurants on the front and the seven bar which is lovely. most of the nice restaurants though are at the top of the hill. la mer and olive lounge the nicest. there is a mini market further up which sells papers - which was a must for us!!
we had a couple of trips to argostoli which is great to shop - very cheap. Also skala which is a great resort and we are considering going for a week sometime.
lourdas is recomended if you like it quiet but if you want to be getting up the hill make sure you are fairly fit! it is a lovely place.
I have visited Lourdas 4 times now and in August it will number 5!
My wife and i have been going to Kefalonia for the past ten years and we always stay at Lovidis apartments with Katarina & Nikos they are like family to us now. They have a pool and are close to the shops and Tavernas without being right on top of them. It is peaceful with wonderful views, we always use Spiros Estiatorio (Taverna) he is a diamond. But it does not suit everyone, but dont worry there are plenty to choose from in easy walking distance.
If you are going in June around the 15th we may see you there, go on give Lourdas a try you will be smitten for sure.
Best wishes Pete.
LOURDAS IS EXCELLENT FOR A REALLY RELAXED HOLIDAY. THE TAVERNAS ARE EXCELLENT ESPECIALLY SPYROS WHICH IS UP THE HILL INTO THE VILLAGE. THE HILL IS NOT THAT BAD REALLY. THE RESORT IS MOST DEFINITELY NOT A DUMP. WE WENT THERE 2 YEARS AGO AND ARE GOING AGAIN IN MAY. CAN'T WAIT, LOVED IT. HIRE A CAR, TOUR THE ISLAND AND TRY A TRIP TO FISCARDO IT REALLY IS WORTH IT AND CHECK OUT SOME OF THE SMALLER VILLAGES ON THE WAY.
My husband and myself visited Lourdas last year in June for the first time, although we have been to many different places in greece, none were as beautiful and friendly as Kefalonia and especially Lourdas. We made some wonderful friends and in fact are all returning for the same two weeks this year. I am counting the days I can't wait. Lourdas is everything we want out of a holiday, the beach is lovely, it is relaxing, quiet, friendly and very pretty. It is advisable to stay closer to the beach if you prefer the ocean to the pool as the hill can be a bit of a killer.
We visited Lourdas approx 8 years ago & with the exception of a few tavernas the are was mainly residential. At the time of our visit there was a wooden bar actually assembled on the beach & this was run by Peter & Lorraine (Fragiskatoe ??) Who were very welcoming & made our visit very memorable We kept in touch for a number of years (letters & Xmas cards etc etc ) but then we moved & lost touch. During the time we stayed in touch we know from their letters that they went on to own a restaurant & have rentals etc.
We would like to get in touch again to see how they & their family are keeping well.
Anyone who has any details as to if they are still at Lourdas/Kefalonia would be appreciated.
Brian & Sian, Wales (Previuously England)
We visited Lourdas approx 8 years ago & with the exception of a few tavernas the are was mainly residential. At the time of our visit there was a wooden bar actually assembled on the beach & this was run by Peter & Lorraine (Fragiskatoe ??) Who were very welcoming & made our visit very memorable We kept in touch for a number of years (letters & Xmas cards etc etc ) but then we moved & lost touch. During the time we stayed in touch we know from their letters that they went on to own a restaurant & have rentals etc.We would like to get in touch again to see how they & their family are keeping well.