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!