- Airport – 15 km/25 mins
- Argostoli – 16.5 km/25 mins
- Melissani Lake – 29.7 km/50 mins
- Myrtos beach – 41.5 km/60 mins
- Antisamos beach – 32 km/55 mins
- St Gerasimos Monestary – 9.7 km/22 mins
The Lourdas area has Mount Ainos as its impressive backdrop and if you base yourself here you will thoroughly enjoy the fabulous views across the water to the island of Zakynthos.
The beach is at the bottom of a steep hill but this does not deter thousands of people every year; walk down, if you are fit enough or catch the regular local bus. The beach at Lourdas has an excellent selection of café bars and tavernas all along its 1km flat promenade.
The village of Vlachata, which sits above Lourdas, has a fine selection of shops, tavernas, hotels, villas, apartments and bars; there’s even a bar at the local post office, or should that be a post office in the local bar 😉 it’s on the main road at the top of the village.
Les ”I love Lourdas because the people are so friendly and welcoming at the many tavernas where delicious food is enjoyed. The beach is sandy and the sea is so inviting”
Chris ”I stayed in Vlachata a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it, my favourite restaurants were Olive Lounge (which is now in Kastro) and La Mer. It was a downhill trek to the beach but well worth the effort, fabulous place”
Debra ”Lourdas is wonderful I’ve been there 5 times and absolutely love the beach, the scenery, the bars and restaurants and the hospitality”
Out & about
Castle of St George
We highly recommend visiting this beautiful village, give yourself time to walk round the ruins of the Venetian Castle of Saint George, the views from…
Ai Helis beach
Awarded Blue Flag status for 2021 Ai Helis beach is located in the southeast of Kefalonia and is one of many in the area of…
Robola Wine Cooperative – Omala Valley
The winery and vineyards are set amongst the rolling hills in the picturesque Omala Valley in the Robola Zone.
The small beach at Spartia is almost 2km from the village and the road is downhill, unless you are very fit, you will definitely need…
Palia Valsamata (Old Valsamata)
Near to the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos are what remains of the original village of Valsamata, now known as Palia Valsamata. It was the main…
Awarded Blue Flag status for 2021 The beach at Lourdas has an excellent selection of café bars and tavernas all along its 1km flat promenade.There…
Monestary of St Gerasimos
The Monastery of Saint Gerasimos is located in the Omala valley – it is an imposing building with a reconstructed church. Beneath the monastery, there…
St Thomas beach
St Thomas beach, also known as Agios Thomas, is on the south coast of Kefalonia approximately 2.3km from the church in the nearest village Karavados….
Pessada beach is an unorganized beach with a narrow fine grained sandy bank, blue waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling with a sandy, flat bottom….
Viewpoint – Kastro village
Behind Evangelistria Church in Kastro is a small piece of land bounded by a wall. This is a great place to get views of Mount Ainos down to Lourdas and all across the Livathos region.
Trapezaki beach is a sand/shingle beach bisected by a small fishing harbour. There are sunbeds available to rent and there are refreshments available from a…