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Situated just three kilometers from the islands capital Argostoli, Lassi is a good base to explore more of Kefalonia. Lassi was the first resort to be developed on Kefalonia and has attracted visitors for several decades. It has great views out to sea and over to the Lixouri peninsular which has been sadly scarred with the vulgar development of the Kefalonia Aqua Beach Club, an all-inclusive vast complex which has yet to open.
The Airport is only minutes away so transfer to the resort is short. If based in Lassi Aircraft noise is no real concern as Kefalonia International Airport is quite a low-key airport, and not in the "Heathrow league"
Unfortunately in high season Lassi can become very busy and may not be an ideal location if you want to experience a more traditional Kefalonia holiday. This is due to its lovely sandy beaches and also some large hotels, which are built nearby. Makris Yialos and Plati Yialos both have good facilities that include watersports, sun beds and cafes. Please see Lassi beaches for more details.
The resort has developed quite considerably with a wide selection of rooms to rent, hotels and other accommodation. There is no village square to speak of most of the tavernas, restaurants shops and car hire offices are squeezed into a line on the main busy road which runs through Lassi hence this resort can feel charmless and not very Greek compared to others such as Assos or Fiskardo.
Locals like Lassi for it's eateries and beaches so you can find some good traditional Greek food in the tavernas and restraints along the strip.
Much of the accommodation is hidden away between and behind the pine trees that characterise this area. Hidden down side streets accommodation is plentiful and also apartments can be found in the hills at the back of the resort, so double check the position of your accommodation and be for warned some rooms and apartments are in an elevated position and it can be a long hike up steep tracks/roads which may not suit some people.
The cave of St Gerasimos (patron saint of Kefalonia) can be found in Lassi. When St Gerasimos arrived on Kefalonia he spent his first five years living in a cave beneath the small hermitage on the hills overlooking Lassi. There is now a church next to the cave dedicated to him and rejoices under the name of Odos Spiliou Agios Gerasimou (St Gerasimos' )
You can visit the church and the cave which is situated towards the right hand side at the back of the building. The interior of the church is ornate, decorated with iconic objects and can hold a small number of people. In the actual cave compartment there is a small selection of relics, is quite dark inside the tiny cavern but you are able to see and appreciate and absorb your surroundings. Photographs with flash seem to come out well.
Lassi has managed to remain low key despite being well developed, and is popular with families due to the fact it has good facilities. The resort is the best place from which to undertake a thorough exploration of the island, including various undeveloped sandy beaches along Kefalonia's peaceful south coast only 15-20 minute drive away.
Car hire is a bonus in order to explore, although through experience I would recommend you order via online direct with the hire company of your choice and not through a tour operator who will inflate the price considerably. You can observe the wonderful sunsets from this the coast and there is always a good photographic opportunity to capture that "fantastic picture"

 
Kefalonia Resorts
Argostoli
Lassi
Svoronata
Lourdas
Katelios
Skala
Poros
Sami
Aghia Efhemia
Fiscardo
Lixouri
Assos

Kefalonia Beaches
Lassi beaches
Myrtos
Anti-Sami
Lepeda beach
Xi beach
St Thomas beach
Avithos beach
Lourdas beach
Horgota beach
Petani beach
Ammos beach
Ammes beach
Trapezaki beach
Atheras beach
Spartia beach