The most important attractions in Kefalonia

Let's start with the tourist attractions of Kefalonia, because it is a relatively large island, the largest of the Ionian group, and the time of travel is serious, not only because of the distances, but because of the mountainous narrow roads, full of bends and with great denivision. So what did we decide to visit.

Cave Melissani and Melissani Lake. The cave and the lake look surreal - a large hole in the rock misses the sunlight that passes through the crystal waters, creating incredible shades and playing with the colors in a unique stroke. There are 3 boats in the lake where tourists have the opportunity to accommodate about a dozen people in a boat.

The tail for the boats is serious and the time for sailing in the lake about 4-5 minutes. We definitely did not feel like we were and in pictures we almost missed to feel the beauty of this place in the best way.

Cave Melissani, ancient Greek mythology is known as "The Cave of the Nymphs". Many artifacts, including clay figures of god Pan, son of Zeus and Calisto, and Melissani's nymph in love, have been found in the cave - hence the name of the cave; It is located on the east coast of Kefalonia, 2 km from Sami, half a kilometer from the sea.

It is 100 meters long and the lake occupies 1/3 of its area. The lake's water is a mixture of sea and sweet. In 1953, the roof of the cave collapsed during an earthquake and this created holes that formed beautiful light reflections on the walls and lake water. Mortos beach is reached in about 25 minutes, leaving the Melissani cave. Bookmark and Share

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The road is beautiful, but the last meters and slopes in front of the beach are a truly unforgettable emotion - a 180-degree bend against the view of the light blue waters of White Mirtos. Walking on the beach itself is relatively difficult - it is dotted with small round stones where you literally sink, walking near the sea. On both sides, Mirtos is "surrounded" by beautiful rocky shores.

Inside the sea there are interesting small caves, in one of them you can even walk in and flatten the fine white pebbles. Here are some places we plan to include on our route and whoever has a little more time on Kefalonia is good to see. The Drogarati cave. It is very close to Melissani, so it will not take you time to get to it, anyway, as you are in Melissani, the most important landmark of Kefalonia. Drogarati is millions of years old and is famous for its large hall, full of stalactites and stalagmites, and offering amazing acoustics. The space of 900 square meters is called "Hall of Praise". Her acoustics have been tested by the famous Maria Callas, and after her visit there, the cave hosts many concerts. According to local legends, in the past, Drogarati was home to dragons, where her name comes from. Red Xi beach. There are many beautiful beaches on Kefalonia, but Xi (as you can guess from the famous word: "red" is the orange-red silk sand covered by the beach.
Kaminia beach. Not with its sand, but with another very curious phenomenon is known the beach Kaminia, located in the eastern part of the island: twice a year - in May and September, go out to bring their eggs, the famous sea turtles carriage- coach. The monastery "St. Virgin Mary Langobarda "in Marpopullo
In the 14th century, the inhabitants of the island found an icon of the Virgin Mary and built a church, and later a monastery. Ainos Nature Park. Kefalonia is not only the largest but also the most mountainous Ionian island. The highest mountain is Ainos, whose peak is covered with Greek fir - a species that grows only in our southern neighbor and is first described precisely in Kefalonia.

In the mountain can be seen more endemic species of plants, and on its slopes live small wild horses. The site is declared a natural park. In the northernmost part of the island is Fiscardo, the only settlement that survived intact during the devastating earthquake in 1953, which destroys almost everything else in the island. That is why Fiskardo retains the traditional colorful houses surrounded by flowering bougainvillea and glitzini.

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