Lena’s guidebook

Lena
Lena’s guidebook

Food scene

Great views, slightly more sophisticated set-up than most places on island. Great for sunset cocktail followed by dinner. Need to reserve during high season.
Olive Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Great views, slightly more sophisticated set-up than most places on island. Great for sunset cocktail followed by dinner. Need to reserve during high season.
Lovely family run taverna in Spartia village square. Great service and reliably tasty food.
Cavo Liakas
Lovely family run taverna in Spartia village square. Great service and reliably tasty food.
Our closest taverna, lovely family-run set-up. Often has great fresh fish. Huge portions and varied menu. Can sometimes be a bit slow on service , so don't arrive starving!
Isalos
Our closest taverna, lovely family-run set-up. Often has great fresh fish. Huge portions and varied menu. Can sometimes be a bit slow on service , so don't arrive starving!
Great family-run hotel down at our local beach, good for a break from the beach and a light lunch.
Panas Hotel & Restaurant | Spartia
Great family-run hotel down at our local beach, good for a break from the beach and a light lunch.
Pleasant taverna just outside Spartia with plenty of outdoor seating area, varied menu and good service.
Taverna elaiwnas
Pleasant taverna just outside Spartia with plenty of outdoor seating area, varied menu and good service.
Wine bar in Argstoli with good selection of Greek and non-Greek wine.
Oίνοψ Wine Bar
Wine bar in Argstoli with good selection of Greek and non-Greek wine.
Good quality food, nicely presented in white washed taverna on beach front at Trapezaki beach.
Denis
Good quality food, nicely presented in white washed taverna on beach front at Trapezaki beach.
Quirky taverna worth visiting when over on Lixouri side near Petanous beach. Sometimes has live Rebetika music which is always a bonus.
6 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Ladokolla
6 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Quirky taverna worth visiting when over on Lixouri side near Petanous beach. Sometimes has live Rebetika music which is always a bonus.
Excellent taverna overlooking one of our favourite beaches, Avithos. Panos, the owner, has his own vineyard and winery and makes some excellent wines that have become well known across Greece and beyond.
Avithos Preview
Excellent taverna overlooking one of our favourite beaches, Avithos. Panos, the owner, has his own vineyard and winery and makes some excellent wines that have become well known across Greece and beyond.
Great little place for some homemade cakes or savoury dishes, set up on the hillside by St George castle
Kastro Cafe
Great little place for some homemade cakes or savoury dishes, set up on the hillside by St George castle
Well delivered Greek and Mediterranean dishes, lovely views and good service.
16 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Il Borgo Restaurant
16 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
Well delivered Greek and Mediterranean dishes, lovely views and good service.
Very pleasant taverna on Lourdas beach with varied menu and plenty of choice for vegetarians
Klimatis Tavern
Very pleasant taverna on Lourdas beach with varied menu and plenty of choice for vegetarians
No-frills excellent taverna for fresh fish, right on the water front. Try their grilled sardines, kalamari and fresh vegetables from the garden.
Lithero
No-frills excellent taverna for fresh fish, right on the water front. Try their grilled sardines, kalamari and fresh vegetables from the garden.
If you're not in the mood for Greek food, this is an excellent Japanese restaurant with great sushi, excellent wines and very good service.
Sepia Sushi Bar Restaurant
8 Agiou Gerasimou
If you're not in the mood for Greek food, this is an excellent Japanese restaurant with great sushi, excellent wines and very good service.
Excellent local fish bar for takeaway. Reasonable prices and creative interpretations of classic Greek recipes.
Οψάριον fish bar
2 Drakopoulou
Excellent local fish bar for takeaway. Reasonable prices and creative interpretations of classic Greek recipes.

Beaches

Great beach just down from our properties, not accessible by car so is usually not crowded. Good snorkelling around the rocks
Thermanti Beach
Great beach just down from our properties, not accessible by car so is usually not crowded. Good snorkelling around the rocks
Beautiful sandy beach just 10 minutes from us. Excellent beach bar as well as a choice of two tavernas.
Avithos Beach
Beautiful sandy beach just 10 minutes from us. Excellent beach bar as well as a choice of two tavernas.
Huge sandy beach near Skala , very shallow waters making it ideal for young children
Ratzakli
Huge sandy beach near Skala , very shallow waters making it ideal for young children
Beautiful beach in lush Green Bay, but crowded in high-season and can be bit noisy with watersports etc which takes away from the charm of it's natural beauty. But if you are here off season, or don't mind the crowds, it is definitely worth visiting.
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Paralia Antisamos
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Beautiful beach in lush Green Bay, but crowded in high-season and can be bit noisy with watersports etc which takes away from the charm of it's natural beauty. But if you are here off season, or don't mind the crowds, it is definitely worth visiting.
Beautiful beach, popular with sporty types and often has beach volleyball games going on. 10 minutes by car from us
Ai Xelis Beach
Beautiful beach, popular with sporty types and often has beach volleyball games going on. 10 minutes by car from us
The picture postcard beach of Kefalonia. Very impressive colours but can be very dangerous if the waves are big with strong currents. Take care, especially with children. If you go early in the morning there is more chance of enjoying it when its calm.
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Myrtos Beach
52 lokal ang nagrerekomenda
The picture postcard beach of Kefalonia. Very impressive colours but can be very dangerous if the waves are big with strong currents. Take care, especially with children. If you go early in the morning there is more chance of enjoying it when its calm.

Grocery shopping

Excellent butchers in Argostoli near De Bosset bridge.
Κρεοπωλείο Αλέξανδρος - Kreopolio Alexandros
Excellent butchers in Argostoli near De Bosset bridge.
Huge fresh fruit and vegetable shop in Argostoli that sells some harder to find items such as fresh lemongrass and coriander. They also sell good-quality grains and pulses by the kilo..
Φρούτα Πολλάτος
Huge fresh fruit and vegetable shop in Argostoli that sells some harder to find items such as fresh lemongrass and coriander. They also sell good-quality grains and pulses by the kilo..
Bigger supermarket on the road towards Argostoli
ΑΒ Βασιλόπουλος
Bigger supermarket on the road towards Argostoli
Bigger supermarket on road into Argostoli 10 minutes from Spartia
Kritikos Super Market
Bigger supermarket on road into Argostoli 10 minutes from Spartia