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Walks IN KALKAN
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Boutique holidays in Kefalonia
Charming small hotels and luxury villas with private pools
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and home to some of the most dramatic scenery, with winding mountain roads that take you up through sweet-smelling Pine and Cypress forests and down to picturesque harbour villages, spectacular beaches and secluded coves.
The capital of Argostoli, attractively restored after the earthquake in 1953 is a hive of activity in the summer months when friends and family congregate around the main square and while away an evening people watching with their infamous frappes. Katavothres, also in the south of the island is a natural phenomenon where seawater disappears into shallow holes and reappears on the other side of the island in Melissani Lake, a mystery that has never really been solved and well worth a visit.
Lord Byron once quoted whilst residing on Kefalonia “If I am a poet then I owe it to the air of Greece” and this love of the island sums up the feelings of most of our guests; once they have experienced Kefalonia and its beauty it makes it somewhere they know they will return too.
Most of our accommodation is located near Fiscardo, in the north of the island, which is a sophisticated harbour town, clad with Venetian style architecture and offering an abundance of harbour-side restaurants and tavernas with views of the yachts gently bobbing in the crystal clear waters, or the sleepy village of Assos, unlike many parts of the island, this picturesque village remains unspoilt by tourism with just a handful of cafes and tavernas dotted along the pretty horse-shoe shaped bay.
Nearby, is one of the most photographed beaches in the Ionian, Myrtos beach, where the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean meet the white shores of the island.
With some new properties added to our programme in the south of the island, wherever you choose to stay you will be within easy reach of the whole island so whether it be a boutique hotel or villa in the South or a villa with private pool in the north you won’t miss out on any of the islands attractions.