We whizzed through baggage claim and customs at Kefalonia Airport and were met by the driver organised by the team at Avithos. He took us the 10 minute transfer to the resort along with another couple from our flight. He pointed out some local sights and where the nearest shops were and assured us that we had made an amazing choice for our hotel.
On arrival the room was not ready as we had landed in the morning; we were immediately switched to another room and our bags were taken up while we were given the guided tour. So many smiling faces around the pool and everyone looked so happy. The sun, needless to say, was beautifully warm.
Within 7 hours of waking up in West London we were in our room. First mission a cold drink and a swim.
The staff could not do enough for us including dropping us off and collecting us from various local restaurants. They organised car hire, sketched where to park in the main town and told us some of the local stories and must see sights. They helped us pick a shop for proper Kefalonian gifts away from the tourist trails and booked tables at the busier restaurants, even recommending local wines. After setting up a new business it was the first time I relaxed for so long in about 3 years and nothing was ever too much trouble. Angela who ran the restaurant and bar by the pool was like our holiday-Mum. She fussed around us at breakfast and made sure we never needed to ask for anything.
The resort is relatively small and never seemed busy or never noisy. We chatted to other guests and kind of spent 8 days drifting in a bit of a lovely dream. Before we left to return to the UK we booked for next year and are bringing my parents.
I cannot recommend this resort enough and hope to return many times in the years ahead. Book direct and use Easyjet to get there - we saved money on the 7 day package price, the transfers were organised by the resort and we got 8 nights rather than 7.
It's what you dream of to find a resort in a beautiful location, without a long transfer, that isn't too crowded and where you are treated like you are staying with friends. Avithos is just that place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Avithos resort is an apartment style hotel built in the traditional Kefalonian style, set in spacious gardens and grouped around a large freshwater swimming pool. The resort is located in southern Kefalonia close to Avithos beach, 10km away from Argostoli. This is a lovely, fertile region where olive trees and citrus orchards abound. The coastline faces the tiny island of Dias and offers magnificent views to the island of Zakynthos across the channel. The resort's location makes an ideal setting for a peaceful and tranquil holiday. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Avithos Hotel Svoronata
- Avithos Resort Svoronata