We stayed in Efterpi, the 2 bedoom apartment, with our two kids age 5 & 8 for 2 weeks. We had the most wonderful holiday, and thought the apartment was great. It had everything you needed, including a washing machine, comfy beds, and was clean and refreshing. The maid service was very good and came twice a week, to do a full clean, change of sheets/towels etc, but also in between to do a bit of tidying, empty bins etc. The kitchen was well equipped, fridge/freezer/toaster/kettle/hob/small oven, and all the equipment you could need.
The view from the balcony was amazing, although the balcony is quite small.
The pool area is really clean, and when we were there we often had the pool to ourselves, which was fab.
The place is run by a lady called Rowena who keeps a low profile, but is there if you need anything at all. She was very sweet, and even bought the kids little souveners for them to remember there holiday by.
The company Ionian Island were great. Everything ran smoothly with them, the car hire was well organised, and the car was delivered to you, and picked up again from you. You need the car as it is a drive to all local amenities (for us with young kids anyway), but literally a few minutes away is supermarkets & retaurants, and then in another couple of minutes you are at Fiskardo - a fantastic harbour, full of lovely shops, taverna's and amazing boats / yachts to enjoy watching.
The area is surrounded by small beaches / coves, none of which were busy (apart from the famous Myrtos beach - but get there early and its no problem), and we never visited the same beach twice. We hired a small boat for 3 days with Fiscardo boat hire, and this enabled us to spend those days exploring the coast and visiting many beautiful bays that can only be reached by boat. All the beaches are stoney / pebbley, so not much sandcastle making!
We did the Marine Adventures day trip, which although not cheap (200 euros for the 4 of us) was a great day out. We snorkelled amongst a couple of shipwrecks, and caught octopus, starfish, sea anemone, and sea cucumbers (all which were put safely back!) Jamie the guy who runs this trip is a wealth of knowledge on the marine life and it was a fascinating fun day (with a great lunch included).
Kefalonia is a beautiful Island, and well worth a visit.Overall this was a fantastic holiday with lovely accomodation and we would recommend it.
There is a very negative review about this apartment below, which to be honest I do not understand and I would not pay much attention to!
- Also Known As:
- Alexanna Apartments Hotel Fiscardo