Lassi is not a village, but a purpose built resort with hotels, apartments, shops and restaurants, built each side of the road that runs through Lassi on the way to the capital, Argostoli.

I normally stay in or around Lassi on most of my visits, as it is a good base with easy access to explore the rest of this beautiful island. There are also some very fine restaurants in and around this area

Recently in 2007 some very nice high quality new apartments have been built high up on the hillside overlooking Lassi called the Dionysos Village Resort. Access to these apartments is from the road leading out of Lassi towards the airport, on the left hand side by the Princess Hotel a very steep road winds its way up to the Dionysos Village Resort.

On my visit in 2007 a new Scuba Diving centre had just opened in the main street. I highly recommend anyone who has always wanted to experience the thrill of scuba diving and never got around to finding the time or opportunity to visit the owner Steve, a 'PADI' professional instructor. He and his team will take you within a short period of time on your very first open water dive on a reef teeming with aquatic life. Update: Unfortunately on my return in 2011 the Diving Centre here in Lassi was closed. It appears that the problems with the Greek economy has affected some businesses on Kefalonia.

CAR HIRE is essential to be able to go out and discover secluded beaches and remote mountain areas where you will see the most stunning scenery.

The capital Argostoli is only a 5-minute car ride away, a little longer by taking the very scenic Fenari coastal road; there is a turnoff along here leading to the hilltop where the Monument 'Acqui' Division stands.

The opposite side of the island can be reached in approximately 30-40 minutes across the mountain, with wonderful views along the way and on the approach to Sami. Once here, the east side of the island can be explored including Adisamos, Melissani, Dragorati Caves and many other wonderful places.

It is a very pleasant easy drive along the East Coast road from Sami to Agia Efimia, but then a dramatic journey to the very high mountain village that leads to Horgota.

The south of the island can be reached in approximately 45 minutes, Katelios, Mounda beach, Skala and Poros can then easily be explored.

The trip to the north of the island along the west coastal road is very dramatic, passing Mirtos and Assos on the way to the most northerly village on the island, Fiskardo, I would say about an hour or so of steady driving.

The beautiful village of Lakithra is located in the Southwest of the island, approximately four miles south of Argostoli, and two miles south of Lassi.

There are, however, two of the best beaches on the island in Lassi, Makris Gialos, the largest of the two, with golden sand, it is separated by a rocky outcrop from Platis Gialos, a smaller beach with less facilities, although it is the one that I prefer to use, it also seemed to be the one that local islanders prefer.

These beaches are wonderful to spend the day on . . . sunbathing and swimming in a warm safe sea.


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