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Lots to explore
Member Name: smudge377
Advantages: assos, argostol, fiskardo, meatballs, rombol winei
Disadvantages: scala and Lassi very touristy
Husband and I had a "cheapie" break to Kefalonia, and found ourselves staying in lourdata. Basic apartment at the top of the hill, so it involved a very long walk up and down a very steep hill to get to the beach. Not a lot of fun, at the end of the day. If you llike long sandy beaches, you'll love it, but didn't do much for me.
Interestingly, kept getting bitten by tiny bream, didnt hurt, but again irrating. I found it all a bit touristy for me. nice restaurant- platonus. Did the best meatballs in tomatoe, I have had in Greece, and I have to say the local wine Rombola is really good.
Hired a car, and started off round the south of the island, which we found very disappointing. Particulary scala, which could have been a resort anywhere.
However, Kefalonia does have some great bits, but all in the north.
We really loved Argostoli, it actually felt like a "real greek capital" rather than just a tourist creation. Sited next to a huge inlet, with a funny little bridge that crosses it.
There is a market most mornings on the front, selling fruit and fish, and the locals spend many hours just sitting by th inlet fishing. Its really well worth having a good nose around argostoli.It is also a really good place to go food shopping, with the market and 2 good sized supermarkets.
Head North and you are in for a very impressive drive, visit Myrtos beach, the scene of many a greek photo opportunity, and very picturesque. Cliffs rising up, turquoise sea and perfect sand, but beware. Swimmming there not for the weak swimmer, there is quite a tow.
Carry on North to the star of Kefalonia for me, Assos, a sweet little village built around anothe islet/inlet. A little harbour thats great to fish off, and a little beach facing on to the islet. We rented a room here for 3 nights, overlooking the harbour, and once the day trippers had gone, it really was a sleepy little place.
Assos was severely damaged after the 1953 earthquake, but has been tastefully restored, apparently with some funding from paris, France.
While sitting out on our balcony the sky was so clear we saw the MIlky Way- that was amazing.
Its a really great place to base yourself in Kefalonia.
Do take a trip up to the yacht have of fiskardo. A really up market spot, but great to sit and have a meal on the harbour side and watch the boats come in and out.
I would cerainly recommend a trip to Kefalonia, it has enough to amuse most people, whether its the beach, the stunning scenery, interesting towns and villages, and some really nice food
Summary: well worth the trip