Departure from Argostoli
Argostoli has been the capital of the Kefallonia Region since 1757. It is the island’s commercial and administrative centre, and has beautiful neo-classical buildings. It’s a modern city with a remarkable historic and cultural tradition. Argostoli, built amphitheatrically with a view to the Lagoon of Koutavos, overlooks the fir tree-covered Aenos.
Nature’s splendor is evident in every centimeter of this unique sculpure of earth and rock. The visitor will be impressed at the very moment that he steps into this laboratory of nature, where stalactites and stalagmites have been taking shape and form for thousands of years.
Visit Melissani Lake
Short tour by rowing boat Melissani lake is a wonderful underground lake with sublime stalactites, where some kind of worship of God Pan took place in historical times. When illuminated by the sun’s rays, sublime colors are reflected on the lake water.
We continue through Sami .
Sami is a beautiful town built by the seafront and one of the four major cities comprising the four-state Kefallonia, was well-known from Homer’s epic poetry. When Homer referred to the island, he called it ‘Sami’. Sami remained known in history from its resistence to Romans. It is the second major port of Kefallonia connecting it with Italy and one of the most important touristic sea resorts. In 2001 Captain Corelli’s mandolin was filming at Sami. We reach the picturesque village of Agia.Efimia. It’s a quiet town sporting wide streets and good urban-planning, with a port where numerous yachts from all over the world flock in the summertime.
We are now at Myrtos, the most famous beach on the island and one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, with snow white sand, a paradise on earth is protected by high rocks while the sea offers sublime combinations with colours ranging from blue green to deep blue.
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