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Evans Studio Apartments
Ranked #22 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Lassi
Reviewed October 18, 2011

I stayed at Evans Studios with my boyfriend for a week at the end of September 2011 and was not in the least bit disappointed. What others have written about the studios being a little tired is perhaps true - you'll find chintzy curtains and lino floors here rather than funky modern interior design, however you do get what you pay for and for the absolute bargain price that we paid for our package holiday, we just couldn't complain!

We stayed in Studio No. 7, on the top floor, which has a balcony with a nice enough view out to the sea and overlooking the well-kept gardens. The room is quite basic, with comfy twin beds that we pushed together (we've noticed that double beds are rare in Greece!), a wardrobe, dresser and small kitchenette area. Air conditioning was there if we wanted it but the evenings in late September were cool so we didn't use. The bathroom was plain and of the typical Greek 'wet room' style (i.e. no shower curtain, so cover the loo roll and hang your towel away from the shower!) but the whole place was spotlessly clean and tidy. Our room was cleaned on Tuesday and Thursday by the friendly caretaker, Dennis, which was perfectly adequate.

For a self-catering holiday, it would be a bit difficult to cook proper meals in the studio, as the kitchenette only has two electric hob rings, a fridge, a kettle and not much else. We bought ourselves some coffee and bread and enjoyed a continental breakfast on the balcony each morning, which was perfect for us. There are so many nice restaurants on the main Lassi strip just a few minutes walk away though, we ate out every night and didn't see the basic kitchen as a disadvantage. We recommend the Retsino restaurant (think that's what it was called) which is just at the top of the road on the left hand corner. VERY tasty food and the best kleftiko and Kefalonia meat pie we found! If you visited Greece back when they had the drachma, you'll be disappointed to note that prices are now very similar to what you would expect to pay back home, but it's certainly not more expensive than the UK. You'll pay 2.50-4 euros for a large Mythos beer and about 8-15 euros for a main course. Alternatively, it's a 20 minute stroll into Argostoli where there are just as many restaurants - perhaps a little bit pricier but the restaurants on the main square and along the harbour are in a lovely setting. A taxi back to Lassi cost 6 euros.

While you're in Kefalonia I would definitely recommend hiring a car and exploring the island, especially the beautiful beaches. Myrtos beach and Antisamos beach are famous for featuring in Captain Corelli's Mandolin and are both stunning. The main beach at Lassi is one of the best and has the advantage of being sandy whereas a lot of the others are pebbly. Avithos beach at Svoronata is a lovely sandy strip, and we also liked Agios Kyriakis beach, which we thought had a kind of desert-island-castaway feel to it. Don't forget your snorkel as the water is unbelievably clear!

Apart from beaches, definitely visit Fiskardo, which is the only place on the island that wasn't destroyed in the 1953 earthquake. Don't miss a drive up to the highest point on the island either - the views are amazing! We were a bit disappointed by our visit to Melisani underground lake - there is no doubt that at first glance it is very beautiful, but the entry fee was 7 euros each for a boat trip that lasted approximately 7 minutes - not great value for money, and then we were hassled for a tip which we thought was a bit cheeky! Still, if you're going to visit tourist attractions like this, it's definitely worth hiring your own car and making your own way rather than paying the extortionate prices that the tour operators offer!

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor have a better view.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

Stayed in the Evans Studios for a recent one week holiday with my girlfriend. As holidayers that prefer to spend more time out of the room than in it we found it to be a perfect base for exploring Kefalonia. The rooms are relatively basic but had all that we needed - our room (7) had two single beds, table and chairs inside, hob, kettle, ample kitchen utensils, balcony with table and chairs and an adequately sized bathroom with an excellent powerful shower. The studios are located close to the main strip and the beaches of Lassi and there's also ample parking if you have a hire car. The room was cleaned twice while we were there (on the Tuesday & the Thursday) and the chap that runs the place (Dennis) is really friendly. If you're looking for a clean, quiet, comfortable base for exploring Kefalonia look no further than the Evans Studios!

Room Tip: The rooms on the upper floor all have balconys with views (just about of the sea).
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4  Thank tom_benj
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

the locaton was great. and the views lovely. we were in studio no. 6 on upper floor.
the studios were in bad need of an upgrade. they look as if they haven`t been improved in years. the bathroom in particular needed urgent attention. the tiny kettle was positively dangerous. the handle got very hot and it was hard to remove the lid without getting a steam burn. otherwise they were clean and the linen and towels were changed on a frequent basis. the gent who did the cleaning was very pleasant and accomodating.if they had a bit of a make over i would return but not as they are at present.

Room Tip: i would say choose upper floor for the view. the location was quiet but air con noise and fridge noi...
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

We have recently returned from Evans studios and found them to be a quiet base from which to see the rest of the island, the facilities are very basic, no toaster / micowave, the shower room was small with no curtain or screen. Nice view from balcony (room 9) don't think rooms on ground level would have much of a view though. Antonio's beach less than 5 mins to the left of Evans, restaurants and tavernas / supermarket 5mins right. Dennis who does the cleaning and maintenance at the apartments is very nice and nearly always at hand should you need anything. Good holiday, fantastic weather.

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2  Thank binnyBurylLancs
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

we have just got back and i can highly recommend thse apartment studios. very clean and well kept. good location for the restraunts and beaches. antonios beach is a 3min walk to your left of the evans. but antonio himself is a very rude chain smoking man who owns the taverna on the beach and all the sun loungers on this small secluded bay. he also owns the ionion apartments just next to the evans. i would not recomment staying, or using any of his establishments ! we have done most of the greek islands and NEVER come across such an awful man ! avoid him at all times. apart from that i can say that we had a fab relaxing holiday , and thanks to sue and margaret , who were staying in the next room to us.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank caz5526
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Reviewed September 18, 2010

We went to Lassi when Kosmar were still alive and kicking, and stayed at Evans Studios. We had a ground floor apartment that met our every need.
Deciding to return to Kefalonia this year, we felt Lassi to be the best bet for shopping, exploring and soaking up the sun (etc). Despite a tempting array of choice we eventually opted for Evans Studios again. We were even luckier this time, a lovely spacious first floor apartment, with balcony, overlooking the well kept garden and views out to sea, Lixouri, its lights twinkling at night, St Theodora Lighthouse and more. Denis looks after running things day by day, always with a smile and time for a chat, Spiros the owner likewise is often on hand, always helpful and informative. The apartments are 20 years old but well maintained with obviously a lot of work taking place out of season.
The road past is generally quiet with more on foot than car. Nearby establishments can be heard but seldom intrude, most of the time the crickets are louder ! Supermarkets and tourist shops are just a short walk away and a great choice of bars and restaurants, Veronica's and Nefali well recommended. We hired a car from Kefalonia rentacar (found only online) . and got a great deal and first class service from Daniel,

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Jericlin
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Address: Lassi, Greece
Location: Greece > Ionian Islands > Cephalonia > Lassi
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Ranked #22 of 29 Specialty Lodging in Lassi
Price Range: $39 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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