Best Villages to Visit in Kefalonia
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Kefalonia is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea,a nd it is one of the largest islands in Greece. The island is home to breathtaking beaches, charming fishing villages, and fascinating caves. The island is no doubt one of the best destinations for nature lovers. Kefalonia, Greece also has villages that you will want to see when on the island. Here are 5 villages that will be well-worth your time to visit when in Kefalonia.
The small seaside village of Agia Efimia is located on the northeastern coast of the island of Kefalonia. Agia Efimia has much to offer for anyone who enjoys nature and history. If you want to explore the coastline of Agia Efimia, you can rent a boat and see the various beaches and coves, may of which are secluded and only accessible this way. Another way to enjoy the waters of this village is to go diving. The village boasts thirteen dive sites that will thrill you.
When you’re ready for adventure on dry land, Agia Efimia has a beautiful countryside to explore. You can do this on foot or by scooter. Either way, you are promised a great experience.
The village of Assos is located about 20 km north of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. Assos is a fishing village with a few residents and fewer tourists than you’re likely to find in other villages. Assos Village is ideal to visit if you’re looking for a quiet getaway to enjoy the waterfront and a little bit of history. The village is home to the ruins of a Venetian castle from the 16th century.
Fiscardo is a coastal village that is perfect for anyone who wants to take in a museum. The village is home to the Nautical and Environmental Museum where you can learn about the nautical history of Fiscardo. This is an important part of the village as the area is centered around fishing, boating, and yachting. Spending time at the museum may inspire you go diving. There are two dive centers in Fiscardo and unique dive sites to explore.
Lassi Village offers activities for both day and night. During the day, you can spend time at the beach, swimming in the water and lounging under the sun. Lassi and the surrounding area is home to some of the nicest beaches. If you want a little more adventure, Lassi has a diving club. The village is also known for its nightlife. Enjoy spending time at a bar, trying delicious drinks and chatting with locals and other tourists.
The village of Sami, though destroyed by an earthquake during the 1950s, still has a few pieces of older architecture in the area for you to explore. These include monasteries, Roman baths, and Venetian architecture. The natural beauty of Sami Village includes caves and beaches. Two of the caves you can explore are Drogorati and Melissani. The beaches of Sami feature sparkling blue water and white stone shores.
While in Kefalonia, you will want to spend some time at these villages. They really showcase the charm and spiriting of the island!
This post was written by GreekBoston.com