Lourdas – Kefalonia


Transfer Time – 45 minutes

Best For – Couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday

Lourdas is a quaint, traditional Greek village situated on the south of this beautiful island. Perched on the hillside, the views from here are absolutely stunning, rolling, lush green hillside down to the turquoise sea, and looking out over the fabulous beach too. Due to the hilly surroundings of this village, it can prove difficult for those with walking difficulties, so we’d certainly recommend car hire if this was the case.

The beach in Lourdas is definitely one of the reasons that holiday makers and locals return here time after time, over 4 kilometres of lush, golden sand, gently shelving into crystal clear blue sea. Perfect for kiddies, with the shallow waters and gentle surf. There are a limited number of water sports for the more energetic but there is a much bigger choice in nearby Scala which can easily be reached by local bus or a short taxi ride. Snorkelling always proves popular on this coastline too.

The night-life in Lourdas is very laid back, no discos or nightclubs, however there is a good choice of cafés, bars and cocktail bars, some offering evening entertainment, mix with the locals and other tourists. There is a great selection of traditional tavernas to choose from, many offering fresh fish or locally produced meant and vegetables, they even occasionally throw in a bit if Greek dancing and a bit plate smashing, purely for your entertainment too. There are cafés and snack bars open all day and into early hours too.

Lourdas is so beautiful, its no surprise people don’t want to leave once they arrive there, however, Kefalonia is an island of such natural beauty, it would be a shame not to see some of the sights. The best way to get around Kefalonia is on one if the many boat trips that take you to some exclusive beaches and small resorts only reached by boat, and you may even spot dolphins, loggerhead turtles or even the rare monk seal on route, simply stunning. There are many, many historical sights to see here too, from 5th century ruins, mosaic ruins, museums, Byzantine churches and many more. There are water parks for the young at heart or a massive choice of water sports on the larger beaches such as Scala. There’s scuba diving, horse riding, organised walks, to name but a few.

A beautiful haven for peace and quiet, but not too far out to enjoy the surrounding areas, that’s Lourdas.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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