A Greek paradise
The Greek islands are a breeding ground for sun-drenched summer memories. The largest Ionian island is Kefalonia, with many stunning natural attractions and everything a summer break could ever need.
Famous as the setting for Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Kefalonia is easily reached direct or indirect during summer, with many purse-friendly fares available. To further increase your holiday spends, pre-book airport essentials, such as Gatwick parking, giving you more control over your travel plans.
Argostoli is the island's capital, with many bars, restaurants and cafes to entertain you day or night. Many restaurants offer international and local cuisine, however whilst in Greece, try some traditional, fresh seafood, caught in the surrounding waters. Red mullet and swordfish are delicious.
Hotels on the island, whether in Argostoli, Lassi or one of the smaller resorts, offer great facilities, with pools, entertainment and good quality accommodation during your stay.
Lassi is a large resort, with a large, golden sand beach and warm sea. There are many water-sports on offer on Makris Yialos beach, from pedaloes, to parasailing, offering stunning aerial views. Lassi is great for kids, with plenty to keep them occupied, allowing you a relaxing break. The sunsets are particularly breathtaking, with ever-changing colours and shadows.
Of course, the famous picture postcard image is of Myrtos beach. Located in Pylaros in the North-West, you can reach this paradise beach via frequent bus links. The sea here is brilliant turquoise, in stark comparison to the tiny white pebbled shore. If you think the sunsets in Lassi are spectacular, wait until you get to Myrtos – stunning. No other word. No wonder really that Myrtos was voted the best beach in Greece, on more than one occasion.
The beaches are plentiful and each offer something naturally stunning in its own right. Kaminia beach is famous for its population of endangered loggerhead turtles. It's for this reason the area is under protection.
Away from the beaches, there are many other natural attractions to feast your eyes and camera on. Visit Melissani lake, with its natural cave. Take a boat trip, and watch the colours change as the sun moves through the day. Stalagmites and stalactites rise and fall through the chambers, a stunning display of nature. You can reach the lake easily by car or bus, with parking facilities. Drogarati caves are also worth a visit, discovered 300 years ago, with intricate limestone formations
Nature is quite amazing really, isn't it?
We're not done yet. Book a jeep safari in Mount Ainos national park, with an energetic trek up the mountain for stunning panoramic views, as far as the mainland. Remember your walking shoes and of course your camera! A great day out with a mixture of activities, this is a must do for those with a good level of fitness.
When the sun goes down, it's time to play. The capital and main resorts have a selection of bars and clubs for those wanting to party, and smaller cocktail and wine bars for a more chilled-out night.
Natural beauty is in abundance on Kefalonia, with attractions and entertainment thrown in for good measure. There are many good deals to be had this summer, with temperatures averaging high 20's - guaranteeing an envious tan! Save extra Euros with your all –important pre-booked extras, such as East Midlands Airport Parking, if flying from the midlands. Flying locally from the capital? You're not forgotten, with great value deals available. Check out Stansted Airport Parking, and get booking your summer break to Kefalonia!
Saturday, 24 November 2012 09:20
posted by Charles2
Can't help here. Maybe someone else can? :-)Report
[quote name="ReuB"]Hi Does anyone know if there are excursion to Mount Ainos because I am heading to Kefalonia and Greece next May Island hopping[/quote]
Friday, 23 November 2012 11:57
posted by ReuB
Hi Does anyone know if there are excursion to Mount Ainos because I am heading to Kefalonia and Greece next May Island hoppingReport
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