We stayed in the condos Lotos apartment in May this year. The apartment was fantastic, lovely and clean with a great balcony overlooking the sea. It's in a great spot, about a 20 minute walk into Sami along the coastal path. The pool is lovely too with sunloungers. It was very quiet when we went so quite often we had the pool to ourselves. Had a great time and thanks to Regina who was always on hand to recommend great places to eat and visit. Would highly recommend.
Fantastic condo. Very clean, enough room for 5 adults and 2 kids and a beautiful view of the bay and Sami. The pebble beach is across the (extremely quiet) road and, if you don't fancy swimming in the crystal clear sea, there is the sun trap of a pool.
The office guys were brilliant and gave us advise on where to go to get the best of kefalonia. Many thanks to the eucalyptus crew
One word of advise, don't put the shutters down if you want to get up early. Even the kids had a lay in!!!
The location of this apartment was great. There is a great cafe/bakery just down the street and a store just across the street from the cafe. Melissani cave is a 5min walk. Antisamos beach (my favorite) is a 10min drive. You can walk to Sami for dinner or lunch if you want to. This is about 20min walking (7min drive). Myrtos is a 20min drive. There is also a decent restaurant right next to the apartment. There is better dining in Sami, but it's worth a try if you're in a rush or feeling lazy.
The apartment itself was very nice. It was pretty much brand new and very clean. 2 full showers and a washing machine, with a dishwasher. You are right next to the ocean so you wake and and fall asleep to the sound of the sea. The tide is very calm in the morning but picks up enough at night to create a nice ocean ambience when you lay in bed or enjoy wine outside on the balcony, which is also a great place for breakfast in the morning. The staff was very helpful and friendly and tolerated our 2 yr old daughter breaking a couple candles (sorry ;)). The layout of the apartment allowed us to put our daughter in a room by herself and it was dark enough during the day for her to take a long nap, which was important for us. There is also a very nice and clean pool in the complex, and the grounds are kept and attended to. No noise at night and generally very pleasant. There is also a small playground right next to the apartment with a swingset and a slide.
All in all, a very pleasant stay and we would definitely recommend this apartment for any family that wants to be within a 20min drive of pretty much anything on the north/east side of the island.
The airport is about a 40min drive, depending on how you drive. We rented a small SUV (Jeep Liberty) and it was perfect for 3 adults and 1 small child. One suggestion: buy a pair of water socks because many of the beaches are rocky and will be uncomfortable to walk on. It's a small expense that will make your beach experience much more enjoyable.