Introducing holidays to Lourdas
Perched atop a steep hillside, Lourdas offers spectacular scenic views as well as a blissful beach break. A peaceful village, it’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and immerse yourself in captivating Greek culture.
The village itself is just 16 kilometres away from the capital of Argostoli, with plenty of opportunity to take in a range of activities. Traditional in style, it’s characterised by its central square, with numerous traditional tavernas and bars tucked into corners of streets. Meanwhile, there are gorgeous landscapes to discover in the form of sprawling pine forests and striking cypress trees. Then there’s the real focus point – the beach. Set in a relaxed bay with a backdrop of vine-shaded restaurants, it’s a great setting, promoting the opportunity for rest and relaxation.
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 3h 35m
When to go
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Life’s a beach
Lourdas is primarily a beach break location, and it’s not difficult to see why. The sun-soaked sands and clear blue waters are the reason many holidaymakers flock to this part of Greece. The beach itself stretches on for more than 2 kilometres against the glittering waters of the Aegean Sea. It has been awarded blue flag status too, making it a great place for little ones to paddle in. Families will enjoy lounging around on this pristine stretch of beach, taking advantage of the ever-present sunshine that occurs in this part of Greece.
There are water sports to enjoy too. Keen snorkelers or those who fancy trying, will love the waters surrounding Lourdas beach. There’s a wealth of marine life to uncover, giving holidaymakers the opportunity to delve beneath the surface. Fancy upping the ante? Try boating or sea kayaking, or go full throttle with a jet-ski ride.
Lourdas holidays might be strictly beach breaks, but there’s life beyond the sand and sea. Along the stretch of Lourdas beach, a rocky path takes you through to nearby Trapezaki. Keen walkers will love taking the walk up to its neighbouring destination but brace yourself, as you’ll be clambering across rocks and wading through water! While you’re there, linger over a drink or two and enjoy the sunshine.
If you’d rather do a spot of shopping, you’ll find an endless number of places to bag a souvenir on the path from Lourdas to Trapezaki. Those with a passion for pendants and trinkets should head to the jewellery shop nearby, where you can find a number of unique gifts to take home.
Lourdas doesn’t shy away after dark. While this part of Kefalonia doesn’t lend itself necessarily to bright lights and neon lights, there are some charming little places to visit if you fancy sampling glorious Greek cuisine or a leisurely glass of wine. Additionally, there are some quirky little bars to enjoy and a few even boast live music nights if you fancy making an evening of it.