Would anyone know approximately how long it would take to get from Lassi to Peratata? Also how much would it cost in a taxi?
Its only about 8km so I would expect 10-15 mins and as it is a bit less than the distance from Lassi to the Airport (although in a different direction!) I reckon less than 20€.
Sorry no more accurate than that.
There is a bus that goes from Argostoli to Poros at 07:00, 11:30 and 14:30. It would probably go through Peratata and I assume there would be a bus stop there. You could check in the bus station in Argostoli.
Hope this helps a bit
Thanks Bob - that's very helpful! We are staying in Lassi again but would like to visit a typical little Greek village where there aren't many tourists around but with just a few traditional cafes where you see the old Greek guys drinking coffee, Ouzo etc. I lived in Crete many many years ago so can still just about hold a basic conversation in Greek! Is there any other villages not too far from Lassi? We went to Svoranata one evening last time we were there but were quite dissapointed as it was quite spread out and no central square as such.
I go along with you concerning Svoronata!
If you have a car then there are several villages on road towards Skala. Last time we stopped on that road then Vlachata was still "Greek" providing you don't go down to Lourdas.
Lord Byron stayed in Metaxata in the 19th C not sure what it is like now!
Pesada has a fair few villas but not really a "hotel" type place and had a few "almost empty" café/bars so perhaps.....
Best I can for that area.
Metaxata is beautiful and there is a cafe in the village with a fantastic vista of the coastline and sea. This cafe / bar is busy all the time, so I can imagine great for people watching...
Vlachata has a village centre with a couple of shops (a bakers where the cheese pies are superb!).
The centre of the village is on the main road, most of the houses are above.
Below the road is much more for the tourists, until you get down to Lourdata, which is still very much a working village. But in recent years it has lost its traditional centre, because the shop is very little used by the locals and the bar which was adjacent is no longer open.
Thanks again for all your replies!
Unfortunately we do not drive so will be reliant on taxis and/or the bus to get around although we don't intend doing very much this time around as we have been to Lassi quite a few times and have seen most of the Island with the organised tours. Looking forward to just chilling out on the beach by day and having a few drinks and nice dinners in the evenings! One other question though - does anyone know if anything will be going on in the square in Argostoli on 29 June - it is my husbands name day (Peter)! We were there one year and they had local dancing going on etc. and we really enjoyed the atmosphere.
Nothing in Argostoli as far as I can find
There may be a St Peter or St Paul church in Argostoli where there is a celebration but I can find no mention of it.
However! At Pesada there is some sort of celebration.
The ferry to Zante goes from Pesada so there ought to be a bus from Argostoli to Pesada.
According to The Lonely Planet Guide "To get to the ferry point in Pesada from Argostoli, you can catch one of two daily buses (in high season only and except Sundays)."
I cannot however find the timetable anywhere.
Thanks Bob - I think we'll play it by ear and see how it is when we get there!
Thanks for that link bob.. Looks likes parades in argostoli when we are on the island at end of October
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