Greece: Kefalinia Island
Lying almost opposite the Cefalinia Patricos Bay (Kefalonia, Cephallenia, Cephallania, Cephallonia, Kefallinia) is the largest in the group.
Like Him "neighbors", He suffered greatly from the earthquake of 1953, but his beautiful samples of Venetian architecture, scenic mountainous landscapes, good beaches, good (albeit) local wine and relative isolation attracts a lot of tourists.
Most ferries and boats are precipitated in the large and functional port city of themselves, lying in a large bay of the same name in the east of the island. The main reason for the stop here is proximity to the impressive caves Melusani (5 km west on the road to Argostolion) and Drograti (3 km north towards Aiaiya Efimia), sometimes used for concerts due to their amazing acoustics and beautiful interiors. However, Melusani has recently become increasingly filled with water coming from the sea through the underground channel, leading, as scientists recently proved, as well as the Gulf of Argostolion (and this is almost 18 km in a straight line!), but the game of light penetrating the cave vaults through a partially cried ceiling makes it especially memorable. Not bad and long sandy beach that extends around all the bay itself – the best plot here is the pebble coast of the bay Andesami 2 km east of the city.
Ayia Ethimia (Ayia Evfimia, 9 km north of yourself) – Friendly small fishing harbor, like "Massov" tourists, but still not possessing some outstanding advantages. Several cozy bays, as well as numerous monasteries on the slopes of the mountain Vukel – that’s all that you can find around this town. But the whole series of interesting places themselves stretches south – several monasteries between the mountains of Kastri and Vigagla, a pretty old resort town Poros and a picturesque rocky coastline from the pixel to the rock, the ruins of the Roman temple and the villas at Cape Munda, the beautiful sandy shores below the Radzaklion village (Ratzakli, Ratzaklion) and around the growing resort Kato-Kateare, village Markopulon (Markopoulon) that local residents consider homeland Marco Polo, a pretty village Vrathat (Vlahata) lying just below the long pebble beach at the village LURDATA (Lourdhata) and attractive shore Lays a little west.
You can also go to Mountain Mountain Mountain National Park (Mount Iso, 1632 m) or visit a huge Ayos-Erosimos Monastery (Open daily from 9.00 to 13.00 and from 16.00 to 20.00) who takes the two most important festivals of the island – August 15 and October 20, to visit the double cave below the monastery or on the Robola disturbing (from April to October, open for visiting daily from 7.00 to 20.30, from November to March – from Monday to Friday from 7.00 to 15.00), in the territory of which you can walk completely freely and try local wines. But the main historical monument of the southern shore are the ruins of the medieval capital of the island Ayos-Eoros, almost completely destroyed earthquake in the XVII century. Her extensive ruins and castle (open from Thursday to Sunday from 8.30 to 15.00; Fire input) are easily distinguishable from the southern highway over the modern village of Peratata (Peratata, on Russian cards – Portarata). In 2 km south, you can find an excellent assembly of icons and frescoes stored in a carefully restored church, which once was part of the Women’s Monastery Ayos-Andreas. Then the road turns to the north and goes past the airport to the Bay of Argostolion.
The capital of the island of Argostolion is a big and prosperous city lying on the eastern shore of the narrow and long eponymous bay, practically cutting cofalia in half.
The west coast is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful regions of Kefalinia. Leaving the argostolion, the road runs on the slopes of the Mount Evmoff (1043 m), passes by the modest Museum of Natural Science (Summer is open daily from 9.00 to 13.00, on Mondays – from 18.00 to 20.00, 1.5 euros) in Davgate (Dhavgata), picturesque cliffs near Divarata (Dhivarata, just 3 km west of Iiaia Ethimies), it turns out to the photogenic Mirtos Beach and picturesque villages ASOS (Assos), literally clinging for a little shelter between the island and a huge hill, crowned with a destroyed fort, and then runs away to two Fiscadon beacons – the northeast tip of the island.