Set on a gentle hillside which slopes down towards the sea, the area is largely flat making it ideal to explore on foot. The countryside around is filled with olive groves and cypress trees and there are magnificent panoramic views from the dramatic green of Mount Ainos to the beautiful blue of the Ionian Ocean.
Situated on the south west of the island, Svoronata is a sprawling village which has slowly developed into a small resort due to its proximity to three sandy beaches. The village was one of the few not completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1953 and many beautiful old buildings survived, including the church of St Nicholas, with its imposing bell tower.
Although only a short drive from the airport the area is quiet and peaceful, making it popular with couples and families. The village boasts three mini markets, a handful of tavernas, a couple of bars and a petrol station and only a 15-minute drive will take you to the livelier resort of Lassi. Nearby are the beaches of Ammes, Ai Helis and Avithos. The capital of Argostoli is just a 20-minute drive away. In recent years a small marina has been built close to the village at Agia Pelagia. Originally a small cove and home to local fishing vessels it has been developed to attract the many passing summer yachts. Svoronata is a great base to explore the rest of the island.