We stayed at the Palatino for two weeks in September. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the management very friendly. We prefer somewhere quiet and this was the case here as it was the end of the season. The hotel has great views toward Argostoli being in an elevated position on the edge of Lixouri. Having said that it was only a short walk to the town centre where we found more than enough restaurants and bars for our needs. Our favourite places to eat were The Avli near The Summary Hotel, Zorba's near the Square, and Novita on the front. Also on the front was Maxim's which was particularly good for breakfast.
The Palatino is a good base to explore the Paliki Peninsula from and we hired a car from Lixouri Car Hire on the southern end of the harbourfront near the Coast Guard Station. There were many great beaches within 30 minutes drive and going further afield onto the main part of the island we found plenty of places of interest to visit. St. Gerasimos is a must as of course is the beutiful village of Assos where we spent a lovely afternoon by the harbour just having a long lunch and enjoying the view.
Our favourite beach was Petani where the swimming and snorkelling were top class. I snorkelled all the way round to the next beach, Eleni but still could not figure out how to drive to it! The beach taberna on Petani (the second one you come to) was excellent. Nice simple food and drink with good service and very reasonable prices.
All in all The Palatino was just right for us and we would definately go there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the award winning Palatino Hotel in the beautiful island of Kefalonia one of the nicest Greek Islands. Build on the top of a small hill ( 5 mins walk from the center of the second largest town in Kefalonia) Palatino is offering breathtaking views of the area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palatino Hotel Cephalonia
- Hotel Palatino Lixouri, Cephalonia