Lassi holidays

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. 

Things to do

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. 

Stunning beaches

It all starts at the beach in Lassi, and there’s some lovely ones that you can choose from. Kefalonia’s scenery is so incredible that the island was used as the setting for a Hollywood blockbuster, and it’s easy to see why. Spend the day basking in the golden sunshine at Makris Gialos or Platis Gialos Beach, or head to nearby Myrtos Beach, which was featured in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Great adventures

After you’ve recharged your batteries at the beach, it’s time to set sail on an adventure. Explore more of Kefalonia’s fabulous coastline, or journey across to other islands in the sparkling Ionian Sea. The warm, crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling and diving trips, although you may prefer to go kayaking and caving. For a real thrill, take a jeep safari through the island’s lush countryside and soaring mountains.

Versatile destinantion

Lassi is ideal for all manner of holidays, whether you’re going away with your friends, family or partner. Make sandcastles with your little ones all day, go for drinks with your mates in the evening, or take a few loved-up photos while you watch a romantic sunset at the beach. Explore capital Argostoli, other parts of picturesque Kefalonia, or stick to Lassi itself as you make the most of this wonderful destination.

Map of Lassi

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Temperature: 9-26 (°C)

Lassi’s typical Mediterranean climate brings long, hot summers and mild winters.

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Flight time from UK:

Approximately 3.5 hours.

Lassi is best for...

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.

Fast facts for Lassi

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. The transfer time to Lassi is 45 minutes.

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to Lassi is 3.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further Lassi tourist information can be found here https://www.justkefalonia.co.uk/lassi.htm.

Visa / health: Before your holiday to Lassi, visit here https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/greece for recommendations and advice on visas and health.

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  • Getting around Lassi

    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. 

    Events in Lassi

    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. 

    Lassi weather

    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 (°C), 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 (°C) throughout the season. 

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