Holidays to Lassi whisk you to Kefalonia’s biggest holiday destination. Here you’ve got some of the island’s best beaches, and you’re just a few kilometres from the capital, too.
A big hitter
There’s a good reason this purpose-built town has become Kefalonia’s biggest holiday spot. It’s got excellent sandy beaches and a main street packed with bars and restaurants, plus it’s just a 20-minute hop from the airport. All the excursions stop here, making it a first-rate base from which to explore the island. And you’re just 3 kilometres from the island capital, Argostoli.
A duo of beaches
Two pale golden-sand beaches are the star attraction here. There’s Makris Yialos – that’s Greek for long, sandy beach – and Platis Yialos – wide sandy beach. Both deliver the full spread of amenities, including watersports, loungers and snack bars that will deliver to your lounger. And when you fancy a change, a 20-minute drive south along the coast will take you to a clutch of secluded beaches.
This authentic Greek town offers up lots of squares and courtyards, together with a dinky marina. Down by the waterfront, there’s a palm-lined prom, from which you can see the famous Drapano Bridge, which spans the bay. You’ve got a couple of archaeological museums worth exploring, and when you’re done sightseeing, you can have a coffee in the main square.
Things to See and Do in Lassi
Lassi boasts the kind of beaches dreams are made of – broad, soft, pale sands, unbelievably clear water, tree-clad hills in the background and a few beach bars gracing the edges. There are two main swathes - Makris Yialos and Platis Yialos - and several sandy, secluded coves. Watersports are available on all the main beaches during high season (June-September). Snorkelling is particularly popular - you'll be welcomed to a dazzling underwater world by playful clown fish, colourful corals and perhaps, if you're lucky, a loggerhead turtle.