Perfect for those who want to simply relax and watch the world go by, holidays to Svoronata are ideal for families and couples who are looking to get away from it all. Choose from a trio of sandy beaches and while away the days on soft golden sands or making the most of the sports and activities available in the clear waters of the sea. Located on the south-west coast of the Greek Island of Kefalonia in the Livathos region, Svoronata is the ideal place to simply relax and sink into the laid back atmosphere of rural Greece.
Most popular hotels in Svoronata
Avithos Resort Hotel
Astra Village Hotel and Spa
Mouikis Sun Village
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 3h 25m
When to go
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The main attraction of your holidays to Svoronata is its selection of beautiful beaches. Perfect for couples and families there is a quiet and relaxing atmosphere that settles over this sleepy village and ensures you make the most of your well deserved break in the sun. Wander through the tranquil streets of the village and stop off in one of the shops or restaurants for souvenirs, trinkets or some delicious traditional Greek food and wine. Take in the pretty orchards and orchard groves which surround the town and try some of the fresh fruit or enjoy the pretty gardens and whitewashed local houses.
Wine and Dine
Whether you enjoy listening to the waves lapping the warm golden sands of the beach as you look over the glistening ocean or beautiful garden views with pretty vines and flowers climbing the walls of the traditional taverna there is a Greek restaurant for you on holidays to Svoronata. Enjoy the freshest fish possible, caught by local fishermen and taken almost straight to your plate, succulent grilled meats and giros, fresh olives, fruit and vegetables from the surrounding countryside or creamy dips such as tzatziki and get the best of the famous Greek cuisine. Alternatively, there are British pubs, American bars, cafés, pizzerias and more to try during your relaxing break.
Holidays to Svoronata are perfect for families, especially those who have younger children. The quiet atmosphere of the town means you don’t need to worry about all night partiers, while the gently shelving sands of Avithos Beach are perfect for little paddlers. If you have older children there are plenty of water sports and activities to try, including jet skiing and banana boat rides. Alternatively, head to Ai Helis Beach for games of beach volleyball as well as soft sands for those who prefer to just relax. A trip to Lassi provides a wide array of water sports, while Argostoli is home to nightlife, shops, bars and restaurants galore.
Action and Adventure
One of Svoronata’s three nearby beaches, Ai Helis Beach is sheltered from the winds by nearby headlands, making it ideal for a game or two of beach volleyball, while there are water sports and activities available at one of the other beaches in the local areas. For a bigger selection of water sports why not head to nearby Lassi, which is just a 15 minute drive away. Here you can splash away to your heart’s content or try sailing, jet skiing and snorkelling. Lassi is also home to scuba diving companies offering trips throughout the day, as well as wine tasting tours, nature tours through hidden coves and architectural sightseeing tours.
Life's a Beach
Just a five minute drive from Svoronata by bus, car or taxi you’ll find three beautiful and unique sunny beaches to enjoy. Avithos Beach is ideal for families with young children, with soft golden sands which shelve gently into the clear waters of the ocean, making it ideal for little paddlers. There is a little taverna where you can enjoy a selection of dishes as well as some shade during the warmer hours of the day. Ammes Beach has plenty of amenities on offer, and is ideal for those who like to spend a peaceful day soaking up the sun on a lounger or with a good book under the shade of a parasol. Ai Helis Beach is the most sheltered, making it perfect for beach sports such as volleyball.
The sleepy little town of Svoronata is home to a few bars and tavernas where you can enjoy local wines and beers, friendly locals and a warm atmosphere. Many places play live music in the evening and there are a few bars where you can dance on the beach. For livelier nightlife with clubs and bars where you can move your feet until the early hours of the morning the nearby town of Lassi is just a 15 minute taxi ride away. Here you’ll find plenty to do. For a change of pace the capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, is also just a 15 minute journey by taxi. The main square is home to lots of lively bars, with plenty of clubs just around the corner.
The serene atmosphere and pretty streets of Svoronata are perfect for couples who just want to relax and unwind on their holidays. You’ll find plenty of delicious food, beer and wine to try in the tavernas and restaurants. Simply stroll through the narrow streets of the town, stopping off in the shops to pick up gifts and souvenirs, or relax on the beach and soak up the warm Greek sunshine. Hop on a boat trip and explore the hidden coves of Kefalonia or head into the island’s capital, Argostoli, for its bustling main square, nightlife and water sports.
Svoronata is home to stunning architecture and pretty winding streets ideal for those who love the traditional whitewashed houses and buildings of the Greek Islands. The village church is one of the largest on the island, while St George’s Castle is just a short drive away from the town. If you prefer natural tours there is plenty of walking available up the challenging Mount Ainos, or you could try a wine tasting tour around the island. Argostoli is just a 15 minute drive away and is home to beautiful architecture, as well as pretty art galleries where you’ll find modern and more traditional pieces, as well as souvenir shops selling unique gifts and trinkets.