we just got back from olive gardens, we had a great time. rooms lovely and clean,
Hi..... we are arriving at the olive garden apartments (lassi) on 30th may 2010 and cant wait as its our first time in kefalonia, the reviews for the olive garden look brilliant. Are they any families staying here at the same time ?? Counting the days !!!!
Olive Garden Apartments was one of the smallest resorts we had ever stayed in and absolutely loved it. The rooms were clean (there was a lack of loo roll) and the pool was cleaned every evening. We did get caught for the 2 air conditioning units (8 euros each or 15 for the 2 which you had to pay - could not only have 1).
On arrival at these apartments thought wow, view absolutely spectacular. Pool area and Pool bar were great and the weekly quiz was a good laugh.
I didn't stay here, i was over the road at the Nikos, but used the pool snack bar everyday.
Hi, I'm going to Kef on the 17th June 08 and cant wait!!!!!
Hi, I am going to the Olive Garden Apartments on 15/06/08. I can't wait to get there. I have read reviews & all seem to come out on top regarding the Olive Gardens. Couple friends have also pointed me this way. As to the steep hill.... well that should balance out the extra beers & ouzo's lol
We went to Kef in May the very begining of the season there was only 10 of us the first week and it was great, we all became really good friends. Nick whos american and Marietta(in pic) were the best, they were still learning the roaps themselves but they really were top knoch and made it one of the best holidays i've been on! I went with my boyfriend who by the end of it was my fiance, and my mother and his father!! we went all around the island looking for nice soft sandy beaches to realise the best one is lassi just down the road! Phadra is a must, but dont for get nicks desert, lol!! Also nicks food is the best, dont miss the bbq on saturdays, wow its alot of food!lol
Hi, myself, husband and three children have just returned from an excellent holiday. We stayed in the two storey apartments and as others have already said they were superb. They were clean, extremely large and everything that we hoped for. The views we had looking out over Lassi were breath taking and the sunsets were really beautiful. Nick the barman/cook was very welcoming and Lara (who is from GB) was so friendly. We met two other families who were great company and all the children got on so well. The food served was fab. and Nick's BBQ on Saturday nights were amazing. I am sure we had half a cow each and a few other animals too. Nick's singing has to be heard to be believed, I'll say no more. The walk to Lassi itself wasn't as bad as we were first expected and a taxi home was only 5 euros. Also just 5 euros to Agostoli was so reasonable. We were all very sad to leave, but there is always next year. Anyone thinking of staying here should book it now, as we all highly recommend it, and say hello to Nick and Lara for us. A truly magical island.
Yes, it IS steep walking up to Olive Gardens but it is quite do-able with a push chair if you take it slowly. And of course there are always taxis waiting at the bottom by the supermarket if you're really desperate, and they're quite reasonable. The tour operators DON'T leave you to walk up. Our coach dropoff point and pickup was at the Pefanos office, but they laid on a minibus or taxis from there to the Olive Garden and back again at the end of the holiday. The views and sunsets from the Olive Gardens are out of this world and well worth the climb. Go for it, and just allow some funds for taxis in case you get desperate (2 or 3 euros to take you up the hill)!!
oh my god i loved it there! . im 16 and i went there with my boyfriend and his family! his aunt was gettin married so we went there for the wedding! .... im english but also half greek from my grandfarther i have never met him but wis i could and see what the greek life was lik! i thought kefelonia was such a lovly pretty place! i didi not noo what the apparemnts would look lik as i never got to find a ppicture on the internt ............... but when i got there i thought it was such a lovly place to stay! the pool was great and the apparments was lovly but the view was amazing and oh my god at night u see the moonlght shine on the sea it was lovly but was made it fun was nick the barman i told him bout my grandad and he as so good to talk tp andd ful of information he is just a checky greek man! my boyfriend deffiantly took a liking to him! he was very friendly ans let us around the bar to help with ordering and gicing food out!i promise who ever reads this is food was the best we planed to ggo out everynight to eat but the minute we tasted the food we went straight back up to nick and he made us dinner the lunch and everything was great i got back to days a go and the food here does not even compare to was he does i miss nick so much it may be sad but he was such a friendly happy person and his bbq was great he is a hard woker and the quizs were funni when im 18 me and my boyfirend want to go back just to see him and stay there i cried when i left ...... sad i no! but when i was there alot of people who i spoke was there like ther 5ht time! i just want u lot to no that this place is really good! the acves were nice and oh my god the beaches was clean the water sports was very funni and you have to go tot the bars there there lovly adn so relaxing i loved the greek dancer please go there and if u see nick say tom and stef say hi! ................................
|HI MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE JUST RETURNED FROM OLIVE GARDEN---WHAT A FABULOUS HOLIDAY.---AND THE VIEWS ARE STUNNING.
WALKING DOWN THE HILL IS GOOD EXERSIZE AFTER A LAZY DAY ROUND THE POOL --DIDN'T ATTEMPT THE WALK UP AS TAXI'S ONLY 5 EUROS.
THERE WERE ALWAYS PLENTY OF SUNBEDS AND ALWAYS NICE AND CLEAN EVERYWHERE.
NIC THE BARMAN WAS WONDERFUL HE REALLY MADE OUR HOLIDAY AND IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE HAVE BOOKED TO GO BACK NEXT YEAR---HE'S SO FRIENDLY AND SO GOOD WITH THE CHILDREN AS HE LETS THEM HELP.
THE ISLAND IS BREATHTAKING ALL IN ALL A SUPERB HOLIDAY...CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN.
PS TAKE THE FERRY TO LIXOURI AND EAT AT ZORBAS TAVERNA 1 STREET BACK FROM THE FRONT--TYPICALLY GREEK--EXCELLENT.
We have just returned from The Olive Tree Appartments. We thought the resort was excellent and very clean. Our only regret was not getting to know Nick (the bar owner) earlier in our stay. He is a really gentleman, a mine of information, a great wit and good craic. He is also very good with the kids and his steaks are excellent..
Hi - there are no cash machines in Lassi as far as I could see. There are loads in Argosoli though which is just 25 mins walk or 5 euros in a taxi, so no probs there. For reference, Olive Garden do charge for air conditioning locally at 8 euros a night - you'll need it if you had the weather we did. Restaurants I can recommend are Phaedra and Nefeli's in Lassi and Captain's Table in Argostoli. Sirtaki Beer Garde is nice for a drink in Lassi! Enjoy!
Thank you Kevin; we booked to go 3 weeks today really canít wait, Can anyone tell us is there a cash machine in Lassi? Or on the island? Any recommendations with restaurants, Bars,Shops,tours,trips etc? Thank you
Lindsey, the studios looked ok at the Olive Garden, but the one bedroomed apartments had better views. We stayed in June 2006 in a one-bedroomed apartment (room 26) which had a terrace and gorgeous views of the sea. I would suggest rooms, 22, 24 or 26 if you can specify to get great views. Otherwise, remember that the view from the pool and pool bar is stunning, and you may well spend more time there than in your room! The island will make a great place to honeymoon! Give me a shout if you have any more questions.
An excellent holiday. We took a chance on allocation on arrival and ended up at it! I am planning to book again in September this year. I would seriously recommend this location to anyone. Although it is up quite a character building hill, the view is amazing! It is only 5 euro to the Capital and any near beach. Although the surrounding area is lovely, I would even recommend staying at Nicks Pool Bar as the craic is great. We always ended up back at the pool bar with the barman Nick. He has to be the best barman you will ever encounter. His cuisine is second to none! I also do recommend hiring a car for approximately 100 euros for a 3 day period in which you can explore all the great sites. Finaly the Greek people are great, the weather was amazing and the holiday has been the best I have encountered so far!!
My friends and I really enjoyed staying at the Olive Garden Apartments. The view from our apartment was breath-taking!! Nick who works at the pool bar is just fantastic, he's really friendly and very helpful.
We got back from the Olive Garden today (09/05/06), what a fantastic place to stay, the comments about the hill are true, it is a fair walk, especially when you're carrying a 9litre pack of water!, but don't let that put you off, the chap that works on the Pool bar (Nick) was excellent!, served food whenever you wanted it, it was all cooked fresh and was very reasonably priced (best of all is he tops up ya pint now and then!), the views are stunning, its probably the best place to stay in Kefalonia, we hired a car and visited all the major towns, Argostoli, Sami, Fiskardo, Scala, Assos, Poros & Agia Efimia & we both thought that where we were had the best of everything, it doedn't have that 'big' hotel or resort feel to it, its very comfortable and homely. I see a few posts asking which operators offer the Olive Garden, we went through First Choice so give them a go! Great Island to visit and the Olive Garden is the place to stay!....................Happy Holiday!
Olive gardens, we had a fantastic holiday when we went back again for the 2nd time. Lassi is quiet but well catered for. The beaches are fantastic, if a little busy keep walking and you will find a perfect spot.Walk into the capital of Agostoli to find a mixer of shops and resturants, well worth the 20 minute walk, will be going back very soon. Well worth the visit.Exellent
WE WERE HERE IN 2004. YES IT IS ALONG WAY DOWN TO MAIN STREET, BUT WE MADE IT PART OF THE ADVENTURE, EXCEPT WHEN WE WERE CARRYING OUR PROVISIONS BACK UP (NINE BENDS TO THAT HILL!!)