Me and my partner went here for a week and loved it!
Hotel is old and dated, it was so empty so not much atmosphere but can not fault it for location. All rooms have a great sea view. However we would go back to the island but we will book one of the many villas across the island.
Car hire is a must here, we hired for a week and explored the whole island. There are some beautiful places and the owners of the hotel are fantastic with letting you know where to go and how. We hired a car once we got there which is so easy however would book before you go.
St Thomas beach is a nasty walk 10 min walk down the steepest hill, but is well worth the visit, water is completely clear. There are two restaurants on st Thomas beach which don't look like much but the food is gret! Mythos and Assos are lovely areas that must be visited! Assos has beautiful restaurants on the sea.
The restaurant in the hotel is ok but I would say eating out is a must here. This does mean either paying 30 euros back and forth to argostoli, the capital of the island or hiring a car. We would leave late morning and stop off in a village for lunch then for dinner on the way home. We found some great places off the beaten track this way. The southern areas of the island are beautiful. Sadly everywhere we went it was fairly pricey. At least 15 euros for a main meal.
Argostoli is quite touristy so steer clear if you don't want that, it's quite easy to have an isolated holiday on this island.
Weather was lovely, lunchtime was very hot with little breeze.
Take a map with you! There are none on the island! Although we got lost and found some places it would of been quicker to know where we were going.
Take beach towels, they provide bath towels only.
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- Karavados Beach Cephalonia