This village has a modern feel as there is no pre-earthquake buildings,
The square with its spring and huge plane tree which gives shade to a
small Kafenion (café) allows you to sample a little taste of authentic
Greek village life. Here you will be able to enjoy the relaxed, laid back
atmosphere while having a coffee.
Surrounded by the fertile countryside with pretty palm trees, cypress
trees, olive trees and pine trees, Lourdas looks like a slice of paradise.
Vegetable gardens lie between the tavernas and the chefs can be seen from
time to time picking fruit and vegetables for their menus.
There is a large amount of accommodation in Lourdas, ranging from hotels,
villas apartments and studios. There are quite a few new builds being
developed in the surrounding area, however they are spaced out. Lourdas'
accommodation stretches from the beach and continues into the village
which lies steeply uphill. While it may not be a hardship walking down to
the beach coming back up later in the day may be, but it's obviously a
personal choice. If you are less able bodied you may like to check out
your accommodation location before booking as it may be quite a distance
from the beachfront.
Kefalonias' south coast road wanders around the lower slopes of mighty
Mount Einos, with stunning views down to the shoreline below. The
entertainment and nightlife is quite low-key. There is not only a choice
of beachside tavernas serving local specialties, but many throughout the
The busier places of Argostoli and Lassi are within easy reach if you want
to sample a more lively nightlife .
If you would like to experience a little culture and history why not visit
the near by monastery of Sissia.Please see Sissia Monastery in the places
of interest section for more details.
On the main coastal road you will see the lovely long, white beach,
shelving into a translucent, turquoise crystal sea. A small turning which
is signposted leads you down from Vlachata through Lourdas and the small
village of Lourdata until you get to the beach. Parking is permitted along
the beachside road.