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Popular with couples and families looking for a peaceful island break, Lassi is a scenic holiday spot in Kefalonia. The beaches are this town’s biggest draw card, but guests who aren’t soaking up the rays can look forward to impressive historic and natural attractions in the neighbouring towns. Good transport links and a short drive to the airport makes holidays in Lassi a good choice for those planning to explore the Ionian Islands.
Temperature: 9-26 °C
Lassi’s typical Mediterranean climate brings long, hot summers and mild winters.
Flight time from UK:
Approximately 3.5 hours
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With its stunning blue skies, pine forest landscape and warm Mediterranean climate, Lassi has all the right conditions for a relaxing holiday. Travellers who aren’t lounging on the famous Makris Gialos Beach can enjoy several remarkable attractions, including a historic cave and the ruins of an ancient fortress. Arrive in the summer for a range of cultural festivals and celebrations.
Situated just south of Argostoli, Gialos Beach is one of the most popular attractions in Lassi. Frequented by both tourists and Greek travellers, this picturesque bay treats guests to clean, azure waters, golden sand and a lush landscape of limestone cliffs and pine trees. Find your perfect spot on the sand to soak up the rays, or make it your meeting point before a day out in the main town nearby. More active travellers can choose from a range of water activities at the water sports centre.
Located in the neighbouring town of Sami, Drogarati is a spectacular cave that is approximately 150 million years old. Its remarkable stalactite and stalagmite formations are well worth the journey alone. Visitors are permitted to walk through a long corridor to the Royal Balcony, from which you can see the Chamber of Exaltation. Don’t forget to bring your camera and a bottle of water, the humidity of the cave can reach 90%.
Assos Castle is a popular historical attraction in the Lassi area. One of the largest castles in Greece, it can be reached by a woodland road. Access to the castle is free during the day - perfect for when you fancy a break from the beach. A prison, chapel, and several houses are just some of the clues from the past that you will find in the remains. Be sure to take some time to enjoy the spectacular harbour views before you leave.
Language: The language spoken in Lassi is Greek
Currency: The currency used in Lassi is Euro (€)
Local time: Lassi is 2 hours ahead of GMT/UK time
Fly to: Kefalonia International Airport (EFL) is located approximately 6km from Lassi
Tourist information: Further Lassi tourist information can be found here
Visa & Health: Before your holiday to Lassi, visit here for recommendations and advice on visas and health
Beach lovers: Soak up Lassi’s warm Mediterranean climate on the golden shores of Makris Gialos Beach.
Scenery admirers: Enjoy a dramatic landscape of lush pine forest and white limestone cliffs.
Water sports: Take your first dive with a professional instructor.
Temperature: 9-26 (°C)
Lassi starts to warm up from mid-spring, with temperatures hovering in the mid-20s (°C) by the end of the season. Summer is the most popular time to visit. Come between May and September for glorious highs of 29, and up to 13 hours of sunshine a day. Autumn starts to rear its head in October. The weather is still warm, but rainfall dramatically increases so remember to pack a brolly. Lassi winters are short and mild. Temperatures rarely drop below 12 throughout the season.
By car: If you’re planning on exploring outside of the resort, hiring a car is the cheapest and most convenient option. There are several companies in town and at the airport that can offer you a competitive rate.
By ferry: Regular ferries can transport you from Argostoli to Lixouri. Services operate every 30 minutes during the busy summer.
By bus: Local buses can be slow and unreliable in Lassi, but they are a cheap mode of transport for visitors who would prefer not to drive. Services operate until the early evening.
Wine Festival: Join thousands of visitors as they head to Fragata for the annual wine festival in August. Guests enjoy a great feast, followed by traditional music and dancing until the early hours.
International Music Festival: Held in Kefalonia each August, this popular music festival features live performances from both Greek and international artists.
Kefalonia Snake Festival: The Church of the Virgin Markapoulo is the famous venue for this unique festival held each year in the middle of August, where locals leave bags or jars of snakes near the silver icon of the Virgin of the Snakes.