A great hotel in a convenient location. We stayed for one week. Our room was simple, but more than adequate. The bathroom and shower were excellent. Optional air conditioning was EUR 40 for the week. Breakfast was a simple affair, with bread and jam, some cheeses and ham and hard boiled eggs and some delicious sweet biscuits and cakes. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The outside areas and bar are some of the best and most tastefully done I have seen in Lassi. Plenty of beaches nearby, ranging from busy with music and sea sports to quiet and relaxed. There is no pool BUT there are several pools in Lassi which are open (and free) to anyone, we didn't try but they looked very good and not too busy.
Lassi itself is contained mainly on one road. There are many restaurants and bars, but you might want to walk into Argostoli for one night (about 25 mins) for a bit of a change. Lassi is a small resort and perhaps the only people who would not be happy here are real culture-vultures as the resort is rather purpose built and lacking in a bit of charm. But do not discount it of you want a simple beach holiday with good food. Lassi would serve as a good base to explore the island by hire car (about 30 euros a day), in which case there would be plenty of time for culture and sights.
Go to Aqua Marina for lunch! The owner, a charismatic Greek-New Yorker is very friendly. It is also very cheap and some of the best lunch food we had all week. We would have gone every day but only found it on the penultimate day. I recommend the gyro-pitta, only 3 euros but you will love it. Aqua Marina is located on the short road to the Mediterranean Hotel (opposite Vagelati supermarket).
So there you go. I hope someone finds this useful. I though it was about time I posted a review of TripAdvisor as I use it to plan all my holidays.
One final thing. If you travel independently make sure you allow plenty of time to check in at Cephallonia airport as it gets very busy due to its small size, especially when the charter and tour operator flights leave.
- Also Known As:
- Irilena Hotel Ionian Islands