Area Guide

 ABOUT LASSI
Lassi is the main holiday resort on the island and nearest to the capital, Argostoli.
Its good hotels, apartments/studios, plentiful restaurants/tavernas/bars and beautiful sandy beaches make it very popular with the tourists. Its central location on the island makes it an ideal starting place for exploring Kefalonia.
Lassi itself, however, has many places of interest. The small chapel and cave of Agios Gerasimos, the patron Saint of the island, who lived here as a hermit for six years, is situated uphill off the main street.
The scenic Fanari coastal road to Argostoli starts in Lassi and provides beautiful views, small secluded bays, and welcoming refreshments at Oskars cafe-bar where you can take photographs of the tortoises. From here you can take a short cut over the hill into Argostoli, passing the two little churches of Agios Gerasimos and Agios Thanasis on the way. At the top you will have a panoramic view of the bay, Argostoli, Lixouri, Vardiani Island(Rabbit Island) and the whole of Lassi. The ridge footpath to the left brings you to the Italian Monument.
Along the coastal road you will see the lovely St. Theodoros lighthouse and the Katavothres water wheel with its strange phenomenon. You will pass the area which is dedicated to the memory of the Italian soldiers and officers who served on the island in World War 2. A plaque marks the grave of 136 men of the Acqui Division who were executed here by the Germans in September 1943. the Italian Memorial Monument is signposted up hill from here.
This walk from Lassi to Argostoli will give you lots to see and lots to think about, and in the evening offers the best sunsets on the island.
No wonder many tourists return to Lassi year after year.