Days out

 If you need a bit more from your holiday than relaxing by the pool or beach then there are many places well worth visiting; villages such as Assos, stunning Myrtos beach and the beautiful harbour of Fiskardo, virtually undamaged by the earthquake of 1953, the beautiful church of Agios Gerasimos, the Drogaarti caves and Melissani cave Lake.

 Experience some breath taking views from the castle ruins outside Argostoli or a day trip to the top of the dramatic Mount Ainos, 1628m high.

 It is Greece’s third largest mountain. Its surrounding National Park provides excellent walking opportunities, particularly  in the spring and Autumn, and is home to the Islands native wild horse, eagles and osprey.

The famous Robola vineyards are found in the nearby Omala Valley.

A ferry ride from Sami across to Ithaca for a day trip is well worth a visit. During the summer of 2000 the town of Sami was used to Film Captain Corelli’s mandolin, set in war-time kefalonia.

Marine wildlife on Kefallinia’s shores includes dolphins, rare monk-seals and turtles. The marine Turtle project was set up some years ago to observe and record the nesting female Loggerhead Turtles ( Caretta Caretta) on the beaches near to the villages of Scala, Katelios and Ratzakli in the southeast.


If you’re really lucky you may spot a turtle on the beach as we did on Lourdas beach after returning from an evening at a taverna.


They can often be seen surrounding the morning fishing boats in Argostoli harbour.

 Our son's photo moment!