Pick holidays to Lassi for a colourful island getaway, complete with caramel sands and turquoise waters – all wrapped in a lush green hillside.

Best in the west

Hiding just behind the island capital on Kefalonia's south-western coast, Lassi reaps the rewards of a jammy location. This Greek getaway hotspot delivers big on natural beauty, with a picture-perfect beach on its doorstep and unspoiled views across the Ionian Sea. Expect coastal kayaking, lazy sunlounging and delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Capital calling

Sitting next door to the island capital has its perks. Argostoli's only a 20-minute stroll away and rewards the walk with stacks of bars, shops and traditional tavernas. In addition to the cocktails and treats, there are sights around every corner – a particularly picturesque example being the waterfront Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi.

Shores to explore

Kefalonia's the largest of the Ionian Islands, and its coastline has more beaches than you can shake a sandy stick at. There are two right at Lassi's feet, each kitted out with sunloungers and snack bars. For a more secluded stretch, walk just 15 minutes north to Kalamia Beach where tree-topped cliffs hug calm turquoise waves.

Coast to coast

If you're a strong paddler, you can take guided sea-kayaking tours over to the Lixouri peninsula, stopping by the rust-red sands of Xi Beach. Less taxing boat trips run from Argostoli and hit up fan favourites like Shipwreck Beach – just across the strait on the north edge of Zante.

At a Glance

  • Sip ouzo-infused cocktails at a trendy bar in Argostoli
  • Pad barefoot across the super-soft sands of Platis Yialos
  • Tour the coast to discover Kefalonia's treasure trove of beaches