When visiting Kefalonia, a trip (or stay) to Lourdas is a must. Lourdas is a picturesque little village situated on the south coast of Kefalonia, so I guess the first thing I should mention is the beach! The beach consists of beautiful white sand and some pebbles. Just don’t walk on the stones with your bare feet, I have made that mistake before! The beach is ideal for peaceful walks and of course, sunbathing.
Of course, Lourdas is not all about the beach! If you are a more adventurous person, you could rent a motorboat and cruise around the coast. You can hire a boat for one day at a cost of approximately 50 to 80 Euros, and you are free to visit other parts of the Kefalonia coast. If you are feeling extra adventurous, you could even visit a nearby islet which would otherwise be very difficult to reach. Unless you are an excellent swimmer! (Note to reader: please do not attempt to swim to the nearest islet!) Another adventurous opportunity that you can participate in from Lourdas is sea kayaking. It is possible to go sea kayaking from Lourdas to Katelios for 60 Euros a day (with discounts for groups and children), and this price includes equipment, lunch, and a guide. This day trip involves several stops in difficult-to-reach places as well as a lunch stop, which would be an exciting outing for anybody who is interested in a novel experience.
Of course, what holiday is complete without too many visits to the neighbouring bars and restaurants? If you are looking for an Ibiza-esque nightlife in Lourdas, you are out of luck. However, Lourdas will be right up your street if you prefer a more quiet and idyllic setting. Lourdas is very peaceful, and you will not have to pass hordes of stag parties, and drunks passing out all over the streets in the name of fun. Of course, if you do want to have a relaxing drink, you are not out of options either. The majority of the nightlife possibilities revolve around the traditional taverna entertainment, but if you prefer something a little different, you can try the cocktail bar situated by Lourdas beach. If you want a pleasant meal, there are several popular restaurants around the area. The majority of food served in these restaurants is Greek or Mediterranean, and where better to try Greek cuisine than in an idyllic setting on a Greek island? Not only can you try excellent Greek food, but you can relax by looking at the beautiful scenery around Lourdas beach. When you watch the sun disappear past the bright blue seas, you will know what I mean!
Therefore, if you want to relax in an idyllic setting, try some Greek or Mediterranean cuisine in traditional taverna outlets, and take in the sun on the beautiful white sand beach, Lourdas may be the place for you!