After reading all the previous reviews, I thought it would be hard to meet those standards. Well, it went further and if I could it would be six stars. Arrived on an very early flight from Athens, welcomed into Katerina and Barry home/hotel and from that moment is was a life changing experience.
We hired a car for the second half of a six day stay and each day, we were given guidance of what to see and do. For the first three days, Katerina and Barry would drive us to the local town, where we would hop on a ferry to one of the islands and then get a taxi back.
In the evenings we were treated to Katerina's cooking. Imagine your favourite restaurant, well this it is plus a lovely setting looking down on the flowers in the courtyard and village.
Stayed there for a few nights - staff were amazing - especially at reception. Really helpful and went out of their way to attend to every need. Great views of the sunrise (sun sets on the other side of the island). The main outdoor pool is amazing - massive - never feels crowded. Breakfast buffet was good, lunch was a little disappointing. Didn't try the dinner. Comfortable rooms - spacious and nice balconies - we stayed in a junior suite (room 611) -- recommend that strip.
Hotel was great, very clean and the staff were all very helpful and friendly. Only slight surprise was they didn't do any meals, Avithos is slightly remote but there were still several great local restaurants.
Steve from Stockport
Modern apart-hotel built in traditional Kefalonian style, in the tranquil resort of Avithos, 1.5 kilometres from the …More
It was our fourth stay at the hotel. Having got engaged there last year we went back on our honeymoon and were not dissapointed. 10 days in paradise! Beautiful setting, amazing hotel and great, friendly staff. You couldn't ask for more!! We will definately be going back.
Chelvis from london
Stylish beachfront hotel on the edge of the Ionian Sea, one kilometre from the picturesque harbour village of Fiscardo.With …More
"Good choice for holiday - Better than main centres"
We arrived at the Island around 9.25 via Ryan Air, not the most comfortable of airlines but acceptable for a 3 hour journey. Having picked up the hire car, it was quite an event to drive on the right hand side of the road in a left-hand drive car for the first time and it was hairy trying to find the hotel in the dark with a minimum of road signs but after several wrong turnings we made it. Thank goodness it was only 2 miles from the airport. Had we chosen a far more distant resort it would have been a little unnerving to undertake such a journey for the first time.
We had overall a lovely week apart from Thursday. We had decided to drive up to Fiscardo at the top of the island but the heavens opened before we arrived. When it rains on Kefalonia it is generally torrential. We spent a hair-raising 2 hours trying to make it back to the hotel on a coastal hairpin bending road with orange coloured floods and falling cliffs but we did make it. The island is beautiful but the roads on the whole are full of pot holes and very poorly signposted. Still it was an adventure. We had some wonderful meals and enjoyed it thoroughly. I would have liked more information about the filming of the book Captain Correlli's Mandolin, which alerted us originally to this island but there was little if nothing to advertise that it had taken place. That was quite a disappointment but with some research on-line we did find some of the locations where filming had taken place.
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