We have just returned from a two week stay at the Ionian Sea Hotel where we had a fantastic holiday. We were met at the airport by the Cosmos rep Julie who escorted us on a short coach trip to the port of Argostili where we were handed return ferry tickets to Lixouri and advised that a taxi would be waiting to collect us at the other side. The short ferry trip made a nice start to our holiday and as promised a taxi was waiting for us at the other side. The hotel is quite isolated so if you want to explore the island it might be advised to hire a car. The rooms hotel were a little basic but were clean had good air conditioning and were cleaned on a daily basis. The food was very good for an all inclusive resort and we never had any problem finding something to eat. The local drinks were all very good Zorbas was a very nice beer and the cocktails provide were very nice but could be a little on the strong side. The bar staff Vladimir and Kassiani were exceptionally friendly and did a superb job serving us our drinks in our two week stay. The kids enjoyed and made full use of the all inclusive ice creams which were very tasty. The water park whilst quite small was very good and the kids visited most days for hours on end, the drinks at the water park are not part of the all inclusive package and can be quite expensive with a slush puppy costing 3 euros.
We met with the Cosmos rep Julie on the first day of our stay and agreed to do two trips the first a coach tour of the island, this was a great trip and included a visit to a winery for tasting, Drogarati Caves, Mellisani Lake, Fiskardo for lunch, a panoramic view of Myrtos beach and a stop for a paddle and a drink in Assos. we thoroughly enjoyed this trip and found the tour rep Esme to be very informative although she did talk a little bit too much.
The second trip we did was a 3 island cruise including a swim off Scorpios and lunch at Lefkada this was a really good trip but was a little on the long side and probably was too much for the kids, we left the hotel at 6.30am and returned at approx. 9.00pm.
Following the advice of some locals we also visited Petani Beach which without question is the most stunning beach I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Whilst at the beach we had lunch at Erasmias which was superb and very reasonably priced with beers costing 2 euros and fried shrimp costing 6 euros.
We have had a fantastic holiday in Kefalonia with some great friends, found all the people very friendly and will definitely be returning next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ionian Sea hotel is situated on the south end of the island, in the quiet, unspoilt green countryside 7 kilometres from the picturesque town of Lixouri. The hotel is mere 100 meters from a beautiful red sandy beach. Built in extensive grounds, this hotel in Kefalonia offers two swimming pools and one pool for children, aqua park, a pool-bar, restaurant and a Greek traditional tavern (with traditional cuisine), one playground, children's station, sport facilities, mini market, parking and a beautiful natural garden. Our hotel welcomes you in its tasteful and friendly environment. This is the perfect place to stay for your vacations in Kefalonia. The 87 rooms are modern and attractively decorated. All rooms have en suite facilities, air conditioning, telephone, TV, fridge, hair dryer , WiFi and all have balconies. We also offer well-appointed family rooms. ... more less
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- Ionian Sea Hotel & Villas - Aqua Park Ionian Islands, Greece