Green pines and sun-bleached sands
On Kefalonia’s sun-drenched coast, Lassi is home to five beaches that form a golden fringe around a wide bay.
There are two main beaches that people tend to make a beeline for – Platis Yialos (which translates as 'wide sandy beach') and Makris Yialos ('long sandy beach'). The beaches feature uniform honey-coloured sand and clear waters, and tend to come with all the trimmings – think snack bars, sunloungers and watersports as standard.
Along Lassi's main road, you'll find plenty in the way of restaurants, tavernas and bars. Take a detour down one of the quieter side streets to discover a more traditional side to the town. The vibe is relaxed and informal, although the island's cosmopolitan capital of Argostoli is just a few kilometres away if you want to take it up a notch. Here, you’ll find a handful of museums and a generous haul of shops, bars and restaurants.
Flight time from the UK to Kefalonia is around 3 hours.
Transfer time from Kefalonia airport to Lassi is approximately 10 minutes.
Like the rest of the Greek islands, Kefalonia promises near-perfect beach weather. July and August are when the mercury reaches its peak, with temperatures often reaching the low 30s. For something a little cooler, you can still enjoy plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the early to mid-20s in May and October.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece.
In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers.
The official language of Greece is Greek. English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy.