Antonia Hotel

It’s a self-catering set-up at the Antonia Hotel, so each studio comes with a kitchenette. A collection of loungers and parasols gather around the edge of the rectangular pool, and just a few steps away there’s a snack bar. This whole area overlooks the Aegean Sea, and you can see as far as Zante on a clear day.

Once a week, the hotel hosts a traditional Greek night where you can pile your plate high with freshly grilled meat. There’s also traditional dancing and music before the evening ends with a fireworks display.

Overview of Lourdas

Lourdas is a beautiful and traditional spot largely untouched by tourism – as a result, it’s the ideal location if you’re looking for a traditional and relaxing holiday to Kefalonia.

Most holidaymakers flock to the beautiful beaches that line the coastline around Lourdas. They’re all interlinked across a sprawling landscape that’s perfect for explorers.

In the evening, things stay low-key in Lourdas. If you don’t fancy cooking at the Antonia Hotel, you’ll come across plenty of tavernas and restaurants where you can enjoy a meal.

Things to do in Lourdas

The Antonia Hotel sits on a peaceful hillside street that’s a five-minute drive from one of Kefalonia’s best stretches of sand – Lourdas Beach. It stretches for more than two kilometres and it’s a safe spot for swimming. There aren’t many water sports, but you can hire a pedalo.

Stays in Lourdas are all about the quiet life, but the resort’s home to plenty of spots for eating and drinking. Lourdas is surrounded by a thriving farming industry, so most of the produce is local, too.

If you want to explore further afield, then head to Mount Ainos, which is higher than Ben Nevis. You don’t even need to reach the summit for far-reaching views. Stays in Lourdas invite you to relax and take it easy. You’ll leave feeling rested and recharged!

Resort Summary

A small coastal settlement on the west coast of Kefalonia, Lourdas is popular with holidaymakers looking for peace and solitude with easy access to modern amenities. The main attraction is the two-kilometre sand and shingle beach. With bright turquoise waters, the Blue Flag award holder is a safe spot for swimming and can be admired from one of the many ocean-fronted restaurants.

Benefiting from being surrounded by a thriving farming industry, Lourdas restaurants serve hearty Greek food in traditional Greek settings. With few shops to scour, many visitors make it up to Mount Aenos by foot or car to enjoy the spectacular views afforded from being a mile above sea level. The capital city is a half-hour drive away, and there are pretty neighbouring villages to explore too.