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Holiday Villas in Lourdas Resort


Lourdas is a friendly resort set round a gently curved bay in southern Kefalonia. The long stretch of sandy beach, within walking distance of many of our villas, makes it’s easy to slow down. Spend your days swimming in the sea or enjoying the view from your private pool terrace.  Evenings can be quite lively in Lourdas with a choice of tavernas and bars. Lourdas is also a good base if you want to explore Kefalonia. You can visit the nearby capital, Argostoli for shopping or a boat trip. If you enjoy walking, then make sure you visit the Ainos National Park where there are walking trails through the pine forests and incredible views down to the coast. 

Exploring Lourdas On Villa Holidays

Local markets and shopping

To stock your villa, there are a number of little shops and mini markets in Lourdas, but for a greater selection head to Argostoli, the island's capital, just 30 minutes' drive away. Here you will find supermarkets as well as a local market selling fresh produce. Why not pick up a bottle or two of Robola wine which Kefalonia is renowned for?

Bars and restaurants

In Lourdas, several bars and restaurants open until late and have outdoor seating. One of life’s great pleasures is sitting on a terrace watching the sun set over the sea while sipping a glass of chilled local white wine. The next step is trying to choose between the many tempting dishes. The traditional tavernas often have daily specials depending on what the fishing boats catch. It might be swordfish in ouzo sauce, or bianco, a garlicky fish stew, or a simply grilled sole. Meat eaters are not neglected either; lamb kleftiko, moussaka and the famous Kefalonian meat pie all often appear on the menu.

Beaches

Lourdas Beach is the longest stretch on the south coast of Kefalonia, and often referred to as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The long sand and shingle beach has sunbeds and parasols for hire, as well as some local tavernas nearby serving lunch and drinks. From here you can walk along the sand to Lithero and across to Kanali Beach. A little further along the coast is Trapezaki Beach and then the sheltered cove of St. Thomas.

Family fun

During summer, there are jet skis and a selection of other watersports on offer, so you're sure to find something for everyone. You can rent boats and head out to sea - a great way to explore the stunning coastline. Why not pack a picnic and make a day of it? Towards Sami, you can try donkey and horse riding. 

Places of interest

Lourdas has a great location if you want to explore Kefalonia. In one direction is Kefalonia’s capital, Argostoli with a pretty harbour and museums. You can book a glass bottomed boat trip to hopefully see the indigenous Loggerhead turtles. In the opposite direction, around 30 minutes’ drive away, you can go to Skala, an incredible long sandy beach with views of the mainland Greece.

One of Kefalonia’s most famous landmarks is the Drogarati Cave, a large underground chamber 37 metres below ground, lined with dripping stalagmites. The creatively named Chamber of Exaltation has marvellous acoustics and is often used for concerts. From Lourdas, it can be reached in around 50 minutes, by car.

Mount Ainos towers above the Lourdas coastline and is well worth exploring the national park around it if you enjoy hiking. The footpaths will lead you through pine forests until you are rewarded with incredible views across the island.

 
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