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Avithos Resort
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Svoronata
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 September 2013

My fiance and I decided to book a last minute trip to Kefalonia and decided to stay at Avithos Resort. What a great choice! Our flight was delayed about 2 hours yet there was still a van waiting at the airport to pick us up. Once at the resort we were greeted with a smile by the lovely Christina(sorry if the spelling is incorrect). We were then given a selection of 3 rooms and went with one at the back of the property. The room was large, modern and very clean. The mini kitchen was a nice touch as we enjoy making our own breakfast. The pool area is massive, gorgeous, and you never need to fight for a chair. The food was nice and the beer always ice cold. If you wanted to walk to the beach it was about 15 mins away but if you wanted to, Nikkos(the owner) would drive you there. Renting a car is a must as there is so much to see throughout the island and Nikkos will be happy to arrange one for you. Speaking of Nikkos(again, spelling), he was such a great guy. Always smiling and always happy to help, even personally gave us a ride to the airport when we left. There is sooo much more I could say about this resort and island but you really should go see it for yourself, you won't be disappointed. By the way, this resort is great for couples!

Room Tip: Choose one at the back on the lower level as the sun can be really intense during the day.
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Just returned from a fabulous holiday at Avithos resort. The hotel is lovely and clean, relaxed and nothing is too much trouble. NiKos and Christina will go out of there way to make your holiday perfect. We loved Avithos beach, one of the best, and the beach bar was great to sit and watch the sun set while enjoying a cocktail or two. If your looking for a chill out week then this is the place to go. Will be going back for sure.

Room Tip: All room looked quiet. Might get a better view upstairs
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2  Thank mnelthorpe
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

A very relaxing atmosphere and very friendly too. The hospitality was awesome and we will not hesitate to return. Sorry we didn't stay for longer. The staff were very helpful with organizing car hire and dropped us off at the beach and Lassi. They went over and above other resort staff I am sure. A fantastic island to explore and really romantic views.

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1  Thank clairehepp
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Just back from a 2-week holiday at Avithos and I can now understand why people feel compelled to leave a review. The resort itself is immaculate. Everywhere is cleaned regularly, the pool is fantastic and the rooms are great. I could have been mistaken but it seemed like we got maid service every day with fresh towels and bed linen. There are 6 tavernas within a 10-15 minute walk - our favourites were Dum Spiros, Akropolis and Muses. There are also good beaches at Avithos, and one of our favourite sand beaches at Hellis.
The main reason that I am leaving this review is to applaud the staff at Avithos. Nikos and Christina couldn't do enough for you from giving island advice, arranging taxis, car hire, or giving lifts to tavernas, etc. The cleaning staff and breakfast team were always pleasant and had a friendly smile.
But for me there was a star behind the bar! Katazyna from Poland was an absolute delight.
She works long hours and does bar snacks - hot and cold- from 630pm to 900pm. Not only does she take the orders, she also cooks and presents the food. From 900pm to midnight she runs the bar, and always had a lovely smile for us even when what seemed like a dozen couples all descended on the bar for bar snacks all at the same time!
Her English is excellent and we had many discussions with her over the two weeks. Because of her lovely personality, other couples were attracted to the bar and we had countless evenings chatting with others, some of whom had been to the resort more than a dozen times, and the resort has only been open since 2004! The only problem Katazyna had was trying to close the bar at midnight when people like us were sitting at the bar.She accomplished this with the utmost courtesy. I hope that she returns next year. If not, she will be very diificult to replace.

Room Tip: Studio apartments are on the ground floor with small patio. Upstairs are larger apartments such as m...
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1  Thank Martyn J
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

Our stay was only short but very memorable. What a beautifully presented resort with all the facilities you need. A gorgeous swimming pool, quaint villa accommodation and wonderful staff! I would stay again in a heartbeat!

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Reviewed 11 September 2013

This is the first time I have felt compelled to leave a review on somewhere we have holidayed - and thankfully in a good way. We travelled to Kefalonia as a couple in our 30's - having visited many of the other Greek Islands, this was our first time in Kefalonia - and what an absolute gem. We really loved the Island and the Avithos Resort. We were looking for an "away from it all" relaxing time after a difficult year and were rewarded with exactly that. So relaxing - from the beautifully kept gardens, to the large, clean room, the wonderful pool, huge and clean, plenty of sun beds, friendly staff who catered to our every need, running us to the Avithos Beach taverna when asked, organising car hire, collecting us from the airport (arranged via email prior to our trip) and arranging a taxi for us to back to the airport. I really would recommend both the Island and the hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing, sun, sea, sand holiday - as someone else said, if you want night clubs and raucous nights out then this isn't the place for you, but that is actually part of it's charm - we loved it !

Room Tip: We had a superior double on the 1st floor which overlooked the mountains - room was very large, grea...
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1  Thank chick811972
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Reviewed 10 September 2013

The Avithos Resort hotel is excellent. The staff are very friendly when you get there. Because the hotel is down a small windy road one of the staff actually comes to pick you up in a car from further down the road because the coach can't go any further. The receptionist Christina was very friendly and takes you personally to your room while someone else brings your luggage. This is not like a typical hotel setting which makes it even nicer. The apartments are set in different buildings I think no more than 2 or 3 per building. Each one has its only balcony or patio area and the buildings are set in lovely gardens. You can sit outside and you might see a couple of people walk by to say hello to but it feels very private.
The rooms are quite big for Greece and have a small kitchenette with a hob and all the utensils you need for self catering. The bathroom was nice with a shower which had a proper glass screen, certainly better than a lot I've experienced in Greece. They also provide small bottles of shampoo/conditioner and shower gel. Our towels got changed about 3 times a week but poolside towels can also be requested at reception.
It is only 10 mins drive (2km) from airport but do not let that put you off as you hardly get any noise from planes (most on tues or sat) but its good fun to lay on the beach and see the odd plane take off and they're not THAT close that sand is flying everywhere etc.
The pool is very large (one of the largest in kefalonia I believe). There is a pool bar which serves snacks during the day (club sandwich is very nice) and stays open serving drinks till midnight but this is not the type of place which has rowdy groups of people so you don't get any noise from the bar.
We stayed on a B&B basis and the breakfast was buffet style served from 8.30 -10.30 and had a great choice from toast, croissants, pastries, fruit, yoghurt etc to eggs bacon and sausage (Greek style not English). I can't think of anything that was missing actually and you can sit out by the pool to eat it, just be prepared for the wasps!
Svoronata itself is very quiet but perfect if you're looking for a quiet get away from it all holiday. There are a handful of restaurants scattered around all within about a 10 min walk and one bar (see top tips for more info).
If you want to see more of the island you definitely need to either hire a car or go on the island tour both of which can be booked through the hotel. We did the island tour which went to Mrytos beach (photo stop), villages of Assos and Fiscardo at the north of the island (both lovely), Agia Efimia for lunch (nice but not as picturesque as Assos or Fiscardo, Messalini lake, Drodarati cave, Saint Gerasimos monastery and last on the tour some wine tasting at the Robala winery all for 22eur pp.
There are a few sandy beaches within about 15-20 mins walk or 5 mins in car from hotel. We walked to Avithos beach which is a 15 mins walk, ok going down but slight incline on way up which I can imagine would be worse in July or Aug temps. There are 2 nice tavernas down by the beach and a snack bar. The water is turquoise and you can go out very far until it gets deep so it would be great for children to paddle.
I would recommend the Avithos hotel and resort for families or couples looking for a peaceful and relaxing holiday not large groups of young people looking for a lively holiday. Would I go back? Yes most definitely we just don't usually as there are too many countries/places we want to visit!

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Akropolis- very nice food and friendly service plus a Greek night
Dum Sprios - again very good food and friendly service
Muses - nice food but not as busy
Esperides - very quiet when we went but was busy in other nights again good service and nice enough food
One bar which stays open till late and you can watch football is Crazy George's excellent little bar (only one from what we saw) George the owner is very friendly and becomes like a long lost uncle by the end of the holiday!
There is also only one supermarket near to Crazy George's but served everything you could want such as bread, butter, snacks, cigarettes, alcohol, sun tan lotion, snorkels and inflatables etc.
Take a torch as there are no lights on some of the roads from the hotel to the restaurants.
There are no cash points in Svoronata, you have to go to the airport or Argastoli (capital) or lassi which are about 20-30 mins drive away so take plenty of cash!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Avithos Resort

Address: Avithos Village, Svoronata 28083, Greece
Region: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Svoronata
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Svoronata
Price Range: £53 - £186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avithos Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avithos resort is an apartment style hotel built in the traditional Kefalonian style, set in spacious gardens and grouped around a large freshwater swimming pool. The resort is located in southern Kefalonia close to Avithos beach, 10km away from Argostoli. This is a lovely, fertile region where olive trees and citrus orchards abound. The coastline faces the tiny island of Dias and offers magnificent views to the island of Zakynthos across the channel. The resort's location makes an ideal setting for a peaceful and tranquil holiday. ... more   less 
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