Out & About
The Capital, Argostoli, is a 20 minute drive from the villa. Here you will find bustling fresh fruit and fish markets on the quayside. There are some excellent grocers and bakeries too. There is a varied supply of notable tavernas, coffee bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from and it’s home to an array of bijou boutiques, jewelers and craft shops. The shopping district is refined and simultaneously quaint with some really lovely clothing shops with many of the products made in Greece.
Further afield are Venetian fortresses, monasteries, Byzantine churches, underground Mycenaean Tombs and the remains of a Roman villa dating back to 1200 BC. Visit the underground lakes and caves at Melissani or take a wine tour at Robola up in the beautiful mountains. Kefalonia remains fairly unspoiled and there is a varied selection of good walks – up in the mountains, and along the coasts etc. The island attracts many birds; Golden Eagles, Bee Eaters, Hoopoes, Kestrals and Warblers. We see many in the garden at the Villa or in the Olive Grove which is always special.
A short drive up to Mount Aenos offers a beautiful view from the observatory over the quiet beauty of the island through thick pine and cypress forests to the landscape below with the vines, lavender, corn and olive trees and also clusters of orange and lemon groves. Kefalonia has a scenic coastline dotted with sandy beaches and charming villages, which are well worth visiting. The colourful bee eaters make their nests around the cliffs near the sea. The flowers and butterflies are in plentiful supply especially in May and June. Ferries and sailboats run daily during the summer months to the mainland and neighbouring islands of Zakynthos & Ithaca, Lefkada and many of the other small islands.