Anyone stopped here, looking to see if it’s a nice hotel and what is nearby for 2 adults
It gets good reviews. It has been used by Thomas Cook for years. It is also on Anna Votsi's website.
The hotel is about a 5 minute walk from the centre of Agia Efimia. The village has about 10 tavernas and half a dozen cafe/bars. There are three supermarkets, and a couple of bakeries as well as a pharmacy, butcher's, post office and several tourist shops.
You can take a boat excursion from the village or rent a dayboat to explore the small beaches and cover to the north of the village.
A car would be a good ides
You are about a 15 minute drive from Melissani cave or Myrtos beach and another 5 minutes and you could be at Antisamos beach or Assos and it's Venetian Fortress. Also the deserted ruined village of Old Vlachata.
There are walks from the village up into the hills behind.
There is a bus into Argostoli but you have to return early afternoon as, based on last year, the last bus back leaves Argostoli at 13:00
Hope this is some help.
Yes read a few reviews about that. I have seen the beach from the top and got the photos. Just wanted to actually go down for a paddle lol
I will be looking at car hire any recommendations and costs for a week.
When looking at car prices always check the terms and conditions as some have a high excess that you can get rid of by paying extra, say 7€ per day. That adds quite a lot to the cost.
I use Pefanis as they have a no excess insurance. Their website gives low season prices so you will get an accurate quote by email. They meet you at the airport. They used to have an office in the airport but because of renovations it seems they will lose it.
Greekstones is another no excess company.
I suggest you avoid Green Motion
Have a great time.
Thank you bob. Any other tips
Our favourite tavernas in the village is The Pergola. Real traditional. Just out of the main part of the village on the road to Myrtos beach about 200 metres beyond the dive school.
Spiros is another favourite.
Out of the village beyond Gonaatas is Paradise beach tavernas. It used to be the best tavernas on the island but I think it has rested on its laurels. Great views but....... Others will disagree with me.lif you go to Melissani cave, afterwards continue along the main road into Karavomilos. You will come to a white goods shop on your right. Turn right here and follow the road into the hills to the ruined village of Old Vlachata. The road may well be signposted Saristra. There is a free festival there first weekend in August but otherwise it is a very tranquil place worth exploring. It was ruined snd deserted in 1953 due to an earthquake.
Thank you Bob most appreciated