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Favorite thing: If you go on a package holiday to Kefalonia, chances are you'll end up staying in Lassi.
Lassi is a purpose-built resort set along the main road from the airport to Argostoli. Doesn't sound too great, does it?
Well fellow travellers, that's where you'd be wrong!
Granted, Lassi is no traditional Greek town/village. But if you've done your research on Kefalonia, you'd know not to expect anything particularly traditional about the island's architecture.
The 1953 earthquake saw to that. Even before the earthquake, Kefalonia's architecture was Venetian - there weren't many whitewashed houses here, oh no.
Back to my point...
Lassi does tend to get a bad press. But it's really rather pretty. It's home to five of Kefalonia's best beaches. Five! It's not even that big a resort... you're spoilt for choice. If you're prepared to put in the extra effort to walk to the end of a beach then you're almost guaranteed to find a deserted spot. And you can't argue with that.
Food food food. One of my favourite things. Lassi has lots of restaurants - some are excellent, some are very good. Some are even family-run, with home-cooked food. There's definitely nothing resorty about them. Best of all, there's not a chip shop or takeaway in sight. Good quality Greek food from good quality Greek restaurants. Yum Yum.
Tourists - there's loads of 'em in Lassi. Is this a bad thing? Again, if you've done your research, you'd expect to be staying in a touristy place. Many simply use Lassi as a base (a rather nice base at that) from which to explore the island - most excursions, car/boat hire outlets and watersports are based in or around Lassi... making life that little bit easier.
Lassi is an excellent resort. Don't expect much culture - but if that's what you want, then it's within easy reach...
Fondest memory: ...I should mention one last thing - Lassi attracts a nice type of person. There's lots of nice families and nice couples. There's no chav mentality here, and no aggression - which isn't always the case at foreign holiday resorts. Ahem Costa Brava ahem.
So there you have it. The motto of my story? Don't bother with the Rough Guide. The two or three lines they devote to Lassi culminates with a warning about some farm dogs that reside nearby, and how they pose a direct danger to tourists. One mention of beaches, no mention of restaurants, no mention of accommodation... but a mention of farm dogs. It goes without saying that I didn't see a single tourist with teeth marks in their leg.
I rest my case.
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