Τρίτη, 28 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Walking the Cyclopean Walls of Ancient Krani




This Monday was Clean/ Ash Monday, a day off, weather was fantastic for the kids to fly their kite and have picnic, but three of us decided to hit the mountains....Close enough to be back for launch but far - and high- enough to test our climbing and walking skills, but also admire the Cyclopean Walls of Ancient Krani. 
Ancient Krani (around 6th c. B.C) was situated in the coves of Koutavos gulf, built on the hills that rise above the lowlands of Krania. According to the archaeologists, the lowlands of Krania were the main area of the ancient city. Krani was one of the four cities of Kefalonia, along with Proni, Palli and Sami. Today, a large part of the walls still remains and witnesses the ancient Greek art of fortification. 
The path is not hard to walk, it is 10km if you start from Argostoli and climb up to Razata. However, you can visit the wall by car, just drive on the main Argostoli to Sami road and just before you reach the village of Razata the sign will indicate the way to the right. Follow this track until you reach a signed indicated open area where you can park. 



View over Argostoli
Part of the Wall 





Δευτέρα, 6 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Flights + villa in Kefalonia: new option in kefalonia-villas.com



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Δευτέρα, 16 Ιανουαρίου 2017

Ellis Villas in Petani changed for 2017.

Elli's Villa in Petani changed for 2017 and offers more. Ellis Villas accommodates now 10- 12 people, large families or extended group of friends that want to stay together but wish to have complete privacy with 5* services and comfort. 



Elli's Villas is a warm and welcoming place, created with passion and care for the location and with full respect for the environment. The surrounding private space of Elli's Villas is carefully designed, rich in plants and greenery, discreetly and hospitably welcoming you to enjoy your vacations alone, with family or with friends. It right above Petani Beach and it offers amazing views to the Ionian Sea, endless horizon and the best sunset you would ever see. http://www.kefalonia-villas.com/levantes-petani








Σάββατο, 17 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Oh Christmas Tree - Argostoli 2016




It was freezing cold last night in Argostoli, but that did not kept us in. The town met at the Bell Tower Square in Lithostroto, that has been transformed to the center of the Christmas Celebarations for this year, due to works that take place at the Vallianios, the main square. 







This year's "Christmas Village" is smaller but warm. Argostoli's Christmas Tree lighting attracted many people of all ages, the countdown was lead by our Rio 2016 Paralympics athlete in swimming G. Lignos, for whom all the island is very proud. The band, the choir, the dancers and singers that framed the cheerful ceremony was joyful and vivid like a fairytale. 





(Source: kefaloniapress, anexartitos blog and inkefalonia)

Παρασκευή, 2 Δεκεμβρίου 2016

Get the Christmas Spirit!

What better way to welcome December, the X-mas month, other than posting our town's best images. Argostoli has put on its Christmas best and we get the holiday spirit :)





(image sources: inkefalonia & anexartitosblog)

Τρίτη, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2016

The village of Mavrata and HMS PERSEUS submarine.





The village Mavrata is located in the southwestern Kefalonia. It is a typical Ionian Island;s village with charming little houses, gardens full of roses and churches of exceptional architecture. The locals are engaged mainly in agriculture, some with marine related accopations and many nowadays depend on tourism. 

The village is close to Skala, which is one of the first and bussiest tourist resorts in Kefalonia, along with Lassi. The coast line bellow and close to Mavrata comprises a long sandy beach open to the Ionian Sea. It is a protected area as it hosts the loggerhead turtles' nests every year (see more at http://www.kateliosgroup.org/kefturtles.htm and https://wildlifesense.com/en/)

This village is linked with a strange WWII story, of the of the most extraordinary stories of escape from a sunken submarine. On the night of 6th December 1941  the English submarine Perseus hit an Italian mine between Kefalonia and Zakynthos and sank, with one and only survivor, John Capes, who was found by locals on the coast. For 18 months it is said that he was living in the village moving from house to house untill he managed to escape to Africa.The submarine is still lying between Kefalonia and Zakynthos :) (utube video: https://youtu.be/e8A-yOyLO6w)


Δευτέρα, 10 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Fall amazing colors.



It is the most beautiful and interesting season of the year. September & October in Kefalonia offer a variety of experiences, like the warmest sea, very quiet beaches, stormy autumn days in the morning with clear calm days at noon and rains again in the evening, following a summery hot day to go back to the beach.... seems crazy, but that's Greece...diversity of scenery, of colors and of climate conditions, never to get bored :)