Lassi Travel Guide

Go because Lassi is a picturesque seaside village with beautiful views

Must see stunning coastal views

Stay at The "L" Suites & Apartments for their gorgeous swimming pool and great location

Get around by hire car

From the airport take a taxi from around €20

Spend moderately, Kefalonia is not the cheapest Greek island

Eat Gyros, delicious soft bread wraps filled with pork, Tzatziki and fries

Visit between June and September for warm and sunny weather

Why Lassi?

Lassi is a picturesque colourful coastal village close to Argostoli, Kefalonia's capital. There are stunning views of the coast and pine forest-covered hills of Kefalonia.

Explore Lassi's collection of small beaches dotted along the coast, or spend the day visiting Argostoli. Lassi is small enough as an escape from the busier Argostoli, but still has a few friendly bars and tavernas.

Lassi lighthouse

Go because

Reasons to love Lassi

  • Breathtaking views
  • Interesting natural landmarks
  • Close to the well-connected Argostoli
  • Romantic backdrops
  • Plenty of bars and restaurants
  • A choice of small beaches

Good to know

Lassi travel tips

  • Kefalonia can be cooler than other Greek islands, so visit in the summer for the best temperatures. However, bear in mind it sometimes gets a little humid
  • Prices in Lassi can be slightly cheaper than in Argostoli, but Kefalonia is more expensive than other Greek islands
  • Hiring a car will help you explore the whole island

Culture of Lassi

Lassi is a charming and picturesque village and is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and warm hospitality.  

Whether you're looking for a relaxing day at the beach or an evening out with friends, Lassi has something for everyone.

The village is particularly known for its lively nightlife, with several bars and clubs open until the early hours of the morning.

Lassi beach

Best places to visit in Lassi

Gentilini winery and vineyard

Open between Orthodox Easter to late October, the Gentilini winery and vineyard offers affordable tours and tasting sessions. 

The winery has friendly and knowledgeable staff whose primary focus is ensuring everyone enjoys their experience.

You can learn about and try the local wine, with some local snacks and purchase bottles to take home. The winery is a quick 5-minute car ride from Lassi. 

Visit Us - Gentilini Winery & Vineyards
gentilini wines

Drapano Footbridge (De Bosset)

Drapano Bridge is a bridge only for pedestrians and connects Argostoli to Drapano.

This unique town feature is a good spot for getting the perfect insta snap or taking in the romantic views of the mountainous pine forest-covered landscapes.

The Drapano bridge can be reached by foot From Argostoli. 

de bosset drapano bridge

Argostoli Harbour

Argostoli harbour is full of fish; you may even spot a sea turtle! 

Take a romantic stroll around the harbour, take in some views and find your new favourite restaurant for dinner overlooking the bay.

You can reach Argostoli harbour by foot from Lassi in 25 minutes or take a 5-minute car ride. 

argostoli harbour

Melissani Cave

Further away from Argostoli but definitely worth the trip is the Melissani Cave.

You can take a private guided trip or join one of the regular boat tours into the cave, where you can see the sun peering in through the roof of the cave and illuminating parts of the water.

The best time to visit is around midday when the sun shines brightest to light up the water.

The cave is relatively small and very popular, so visiting in early autumn is best to avoid the crowds. It takes around 40 minutes to drive from Argostoli by car or around an hour by bus via Sami. 

melissani cave

Best beaches in Lassi

Paliostafida Beach

Paliostafida Beach

Paliostafida Beach is primarily sandy. The waters at this beach are very clear, and you will see plenty of fish. 

There are sunbeds to rent, a beach bar and nice toilets. There is also a top-rated PADI Pirate Divers Club nearby. 

Spasmata Beach

Spasmata Beach is a long sandy beach with clear water, umbrellas and loungers, kayaks to rent and some good food nearby.

This beach is unique as it is a sea turtle nesting location. So, ensure you don’t disturb nests, especially if taking children.

Still, if you’re fortunate, you may see a majestic sea turtle. 

The beach is a 15-minute drive from Argostoli or 40 minutes by bus.

You may find it helpful to set Tortuga beach bar as your destination if you are using navigation apps.

Best food & drink in Lassi

phaedra restaurant scaled

Kamaroules Stamatelatos Tavernaki

For a rustic hidden gem outside Lassi, visit Kamaroules Stamatelatos Tavernaki. This restaurant offers affordable Greek food with beautiful views over the rocky beach.


Phaedra Restaurant

For high-quality, authentic local dishes, try Phaedra Restaurant. 

They offer some of the best Moussaka around; we also recommend trying their Dolmades and fresh fish options. 

https://phaedrarestaurant.business.site/

Kamaroules Stamatelatos

Kamaroules Stamatelatos

Phaedra Restaurant

Phaedra Restaurant

Flights to Lassi

Best hotels and accommodation in Lassi

Cheapest

Galaxy Hotel

Galaxy Hotel offers some of the best prices within a 30-minute walk to the centre of Argostoli.

This hotel has all the expected amenities like WiFi and AC, a swimming pool, a bar and car parking.

Budget

Mouikis Hotel

This hotel is in the centre of town, next to the sea.

This hotel offers good rooms with AC, a rooftop bar with a hot tub, a small gym and spa services. 

 Best

The "L" Suites

This hotel offers stunning views of the bay and is only a ten-minute walk to Argostoli.

This hotel offers a tranquil pool area, is adults-only and is close to some of the island’s best beaches.

Luxury

Canale Hotel & Suites

For a great hotel with a designer feel, Canale Hotel & Suites offers sleek rooms with hot tubs overlooking the bay.

This hotel provides all the standard amenities and a bar, restaurant, spa and swimming pool, right in the centre of town. 

Is Lassi expensive?

Kefalonia is slightly more expensive than other Greek islands.

Hotels, taxis and high-end restaurants are more expensive than most places in Greece, and prices are moderate by European standards. There are still deals if you shop around and plan your trip well.

Expense

Price Range

Meal at budget restaurant

€8.00-18.00

3 course mid-range meal for 2 

€40.00-55.00

Bottle of water

€0.50-0.50

Coffee

€2.00-3.80

Local beer

€4.00-6.50

Bottle of mid-range wine 

€3.75-6.00

One-way transport ticket 

€1.00-2.00

Taxi per 1km

€1.00-3.00

1 litre Petrol/Gas

€1.71-2.50

Nearby locations

argostoli rooftops

Argostoli

Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia, with a busy harbour and beautiful views; it's a must-visit in Kefalonia.

Argostoli has plenty of restaurants, bars, shops and attractions. Argostoli is a neighbouring town of Lassi, only 10 minutes by car. 

Sami Kefalonia

Sami

Sami is a charming little coastal town that attracts locals and tourists for the great selection of restaurants and beautiful sea views.

Sami can be reached by bus from Argostoli in around an hour and takes 35 minutes by car.

From Sami, you can take boat rides into the spectacular natural Melissani Cave.

Poros Kefalonia

Poros

For an affordable and quieter town with fewer tourists and popular with Greeks, you may like Poros.

It has a lovely beach and a few good quality restaurants, and also neighbours one of the main ports offering ferries to Athens and nearby islands. 

Poros is around an hour from Argostoli by car and slightly longer by bus.

Getting around

  • From the airport

  • Bus

  • Taxis

Getting to the city - how to get to Lassi from the Airport

A taxi is the easiest way to get from Kefalonia International Airport to Lassi.

It will cost around €20 for the 15-minute trip.

Map of Lassi

Lassi Weather

Lassi offers a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters. The sunniest months are June and July, perfect for beach activities. If you're keen on swimming, the sea temperature peaks in July and August. However, November and December are the rainiest months.

JAN

13.4°C / 56°F

9 days rain

FEB

13.9°C / 57°F

8 days rain

MAR

15.0°C / 59°F

7 days rain

APR

18.7°C / 66°F

6 days rain

MAY

23.2°C / 74°F

4 days rain

JUN

27.8°C / 82°F

2 days rain

JUL

29.7°C / 85°F

1 days rain

AUG

29.1°C / 84°F

2 days rain

SEP

26.6°C / 80°F

3 days rain

OCT

22.7°C / 73°F

7 days rain

NOV

19.1°C / 66°F

8 days rain

DEC

15.3°C / 60°F

8 days rain

Best time to visit Lassi

The best time to visit Lassi is from May to September when the weather is warm and the sea temperatures are ideal for swimming. These months offer a perfect blend of sunny days and minimal rainfall, making it an excellent destination for outdoor activities and beach relaxation.

FAQ

See the most asked questions about Argostoli

What is Lassi like?

A small town with charm, Lassi is a popular destination just a short walk from the capital of Argostoli. This beach resort is perfect for sunbathing, but also hosts a wide variety of restaurants and bars for all tastes.

Is Lassi a pretty area?

Lassi is a stunning location with crystal clear blue waters, perfect sandy beaches and rustic, traditional tavernas, set before a backdrop of forested trees.

Are Lassi's beaches nice?

The beaches near Lassi are known as some of the best on the island, but can get busy at the height of the tourist season.

Perfect sand trails into a crystal clear blue sea, offering beautiful views of the ocean.

Can you walk from lassi to argostoli?

Walking from Lassi to Argostoli is no more than about 22 minutes for most of us, and is little more than a straight line, so it is a relatively easy journey.

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