The village of Lourdata has a wide variety of excellent restaurants and bars.
The Muses Bar http://www.muses-cafebar.gr/ The first building you come to having crossed the bridge, on the way from Vlachata, has a paved outside garden with shrubs and fountains. They have a large screen television which is used for showing major sporting events. For more information, see the web site.
A short distance down the hill is the Dionysos
There is a large indoor eating area and, at the back of the restaurant, is an open-air paved area where the tables are surrounded by trees and water features. This restaurant also provides a delivery service for the pizzas they bake in their traditional wood fired oven. This restaurant is open throughout the year. Free wi-fi is available.
The square is dominated by its massive plane tree. Below the tree is Platonos. As well as being a general store it is also the place you can sit with a coffee, tea or an alcoholic drink. Because of the shade of the tree and the breeze which usually blows along the valley, it is the coolest place in the village.
Opposite Platonos is a restaurant Liza's.
There are only eight tables under the canopy at the front of the restaurant. Excellent food. Every day there are specials which include fresh sea bass and sea bream.
You can be assured of a warm welcome from Liza and Elena.
Farther down the hill towards the beach, opposite the Lara Hotel hidden behind trees and flowering shrubs is the Trifylli Restaurant.
Continuing down the hill towards the beach you will pass Denis's Mini Market.
As you get to the beach you will see the Blue Seas
on your right,
this is run by the mayor of the village and his family.
Up a flight of stairs on your left is the 7
Bar. This is an internet cafe. For more information go to seven
cafe bar, kefalonia.
Below the 7Bar is Lourdas Mare Restaurant.
Turning left along the beach road you will come to the
entrance for Lorraines Magic Hill
which is on the hillside above the beach and accessed up a flight of steps.
Continuing along the beach is the Klimatis Restaurant. This, as the name implies, has its tables shaded by a canopy of vines. The oldest restaurant in the village, run by the lovely Marina and her excellent staff.
Adjoining the restaurant, on one side, is a bar and on the other side a mini-market.
Towards the end of the main beach is Aridas Palace. This restaurant has a small number of tables, extending back from the beach road.
Instead of turning left at the beach, you were to turn right along the new part of the beach road, you will come to Sunset Bar beach bar. This is a small wooden structure just above the beach and an ideal spot for a relaxing cool drink.
A little farther towards the harbour you will come to the Waikiki Bar. There you can get a drink or a snack in the shade overlooking the beach and the sea. They also serve drinks and food on the beach at the sun loungers and umbrellas in front of the bar. Upstairs the view is panoramic.
The umbrellas of the Waikiki Bar.
There are beers, soft drinks (including freshly squeezed orange juice and their home-made lemon, (made only with lemon juice and sugar), and ice creams. Snacks include toasted sandwiches, salads, etc. (The photograph is of a barbecue night.)
Continuing a short distance in this direction will bring you
to the little harbour. Just above the harbour is the Lithero
Its shady tables overlook the harbour and the sea.
A simple setting, but excellent food and friendly service.
Nikos and his family are fishermen, and therefore the restaurant is noted especially for its fish.
Their fishing boat in the harbour.
The Lithero Restaurant. seen from above.