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
in 2007 some very nice high quality new apartments have been
built high up on the hillside overlooking Lassi called
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.
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
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.
essential to be able to go out and discover secluded beaches
and remote mountain
areas where you will see
the most stunning scenery.
Argostoli is only a 5-minute car ride away, a little
longer by taking the very scenic Fenari
there is a turnoff along here leading to the hilltop
where the Monument
'Acqui' Division stands.
The opposite side of
be reached in
approximately 30-40 minutes
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
It is a very pleasant easy drive along the East Coast
road from Sami to
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
northerly village on the island, Fiskardo, I would
say about an hour or so of steady driving.
beautiful village of Lakithra is located in the Southwest of
the island, approximately four miles south of Argostoli, and two
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