Overall we loved Agia Efemia. It was chilled, relaxing and manages to still retain tradition. This would not be a place to come and party but is very conducive to a 'get way from it all' break.
The hotel was, for us, in a perfect position- away from the village (only a 10 min stroll) so that in the evening we could walk down to dinner taking in a few Ouzo's along the way!
The ascent up to the hotel is noteworthy but take a deep breath at the bottom, put your head down and you'll be up in no time. When you reach the peak the view makes it all worth while!
We stayed b&b and were glad that we did so as there are a number of very good tavernas in the village. We sampled lunch at the hotel 1 day and were underwhelmed- not worth it with a) paradise beach taverna at the bottom of hotel drive or b) one of the best bakeries in the world on the village where you can get bread and enormous pastries to eat on your balcony or down on the beach.
Pool was clean and offered welcome relief from beautiful Greek sunshine but would agree with other reviews - no atmosphere. Would be great with a few jazzy tunes and a staffed pool bar. Pool bar was not operational and everything by the pool looked a bit half hearted. This could do with some effort.
Bob down the steps to left of paradise beach taverna and enter your own little cove. Fabulous for a swim and a relax.
Some of our top tips:
Food wise - we loved The Local in the village.
Bar wise - for us Bar Carena every time
Hire a yellow boat for the day and explore nearby coast line on your own terms
Go and have a nose at the yachts in the harbour
Swim lots and lots in the turquoise sea
- Also Known As:
- Kefalonia Bay Palace Hotel Agia Efimia
- Kefalonia Bay Palace Hotel
- Kefalonia Bay Palace Agia Efimia, Ionian Islands
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