My husband Mark and I got back 2 weeks ago from our 3rd trip to Kefalonia. The weather was incredibly hot, (too hot for me sadly) so beach times were limited to early mornings and very, very late afternoons /early evenings. Luckily, we don’t like to spend all day lying down, and having a hire car we were as usual able to tour the island, visiting places we already knew and some new ones.
We went for the first time to the lake at Karavomilos, although we had been to Sami lots of times. We also discovered Melissani beach and its fantastic beach bar and pool. A first visit to the Drogarati caves was well worth it, as was the gift shop there. My favourite day out was to Davgata and the museum of Natural History, housed in a relatively small building, it is a fantastic mine of information, and the village itself is lovely. We were allowed into the church where the locals were preparing for a baptism, and a very kind lady explained everything that was going to happen.
We found Fiskado has become very expensive, and we were told a lot of yachting people now go to Agia Efima instead.
We stayed at the Oskars studios, which are family run studios. Although only the service, cleanliness and views are worth a lot more than that. We would definitely stay there again.
The flat euro rate has meant that our holiday was quite a lot more expensive than the last time we were there, and it was really quiet everywhere we went on the island. Restaurant staff and local people told us it is the quietest June for a long, long time.
We usually go on holiday in September, and I have to admit from a temperature point of view, I couldn’t go again in June, September is normally slightly cooler, and while I love the sun, I don’t like oppressive heat. As this was our third stay in Kefalonia, and our 4th visit to the island in 5 years, we have decided not to go back for a few years. We like to discover new places and things to do, any ideas anyone?