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Eat, sleep, drink


Budget A traditional harbourside taverna in Fiskardo, Irida has great views and offers a good mix of fresh seafood and local Greek dishes. The cheese pies are particularly good, as is the lobster. On chilly evenings they even offer you blankets. Main courses from around £6.  

Midrange A cosy northern Italian-style restaurant specialising in seafood, Trattoria Vezene is located on the main harbourside at Vathi, on Lefkas, facing across the water to Skorpios. Simple food cooked from scratch using local ingredients. Main courses from around £10. 

Luxury Stelio’s in Vassiliki, Lefkas, is on the docks, so a scenic place to spend the evening. The traditional Greek dishes are served in starter-sized (mezze) portions to mix, match and share. Each costs less than £3, or let them choose 10 appetisers and salads to share between two for £26. (Vassiliki waterfront, tel. +302 6450 31566)


Budget At a great harbourside location with a balcony to watch the world go by, Theodora’s Café Bar has a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere and an excellent menu of cocktails (the mojitos are particularly good!). Expect to pay around £2 for a beer.(Fiskardo, Kefalonia, tel. +302 6740 41297)

Midrange 155 Cocktail Bar in Vassiliki, Lefkas, is smart and fashionable, with outdoor and indoor seating. It serves a variety of cocktails, drinks and specialty iced coffees, with laid-back tunes in the background. Cocktails from £6.50. 

Luxury One of the only nightclubs in Nydri, Excess, plays a mix of music including garage, house, rock and even some Greek tunes. Nydri is a touch pricier as a rule, but Excess is good for late night revelry. Expect to pay around £3 for a pint of beer. 


Budget Armonia Hotel is the land base for Sunvil’s sailing programmes. With its own pool, free wi-fi and seafront location, it’s a three-star hotel and a good option for an extra week before or after a sailing trip. Very close to the main entertainment area. From £40pppn. (Nydri, Lefkas, tel. +302 6450 92751)

Midrange Find bright and clean studios and apartments with air-conditioning, balconies and private showers on the north side of Nydri at Dionysos Studios. Just 100m from the nearest beach and 5 minutes’ walk from the town centre and bars.Studio apartments from £21.50pn.(Nidri, Lefkas, tel. +302 6450 92277)

Luxury Emelisse Hotel in Fiskardo, Kefalonia, is a smart boutique hotel with bars, restaurants, swimming pools, outdoor cinema, day spa, gym and tennis court. B&B rooms cost from £150pn.  


Photos: Thinkstock; Getty; Laura Dunn


Island hopping in Greece: Sun, sailing and partying in the Ionian Sea
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