Kefalonia (I)

Kefalonia, Greece

July 2014

Me and J

1 Week away

By Thomas Cook

Stayed at The Emelisse Hotel (highly recommend)

What I read:

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra, The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P by Adelle Waldman, The Ghost Writer by Philip Roth, PORTER Magazine

The gist of it:

J asked me earlier this year if we could have a week of vacation this summer, which was just relaxing. Staying in one hot place and enjoying doing very little! I tend to plan vacations with lots of activities, but I am so glad we went to Greece for a very low key week.

We stayed on the island of Kefalonia in the Ionian sea. Our hotel was around the corner from the town of Fiskardo and looked out over the neighboring islands Ithaca and Lefkada.

The view from the hotel was constantly changing but always beautiful. The hotel itself was also just what we wanted and I would recommend it to everyone. The hotel was on top of cliffs, which you could swim off of into the sea and there was also a stony beach around the corner.

Every night for dinner we headed into Fiskardo, which had a selection of restaurants and a constantly changing fleet of fishing boats and mega-yachts. The food at the hotel was great and in Fiskardo we had particularly good meals at Elli’s, Roula’s Grill House and Lord Nelson. Lord Nelson served Thai food but it was actually a nice change later in the week.

Pictures:

These are mostly to give you a feel for the hotel, the beach around the corner and Fiskardo.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur dweeby rent a car, which I adored for it’s horrible golden color, but I think J resented the distinct lack of acceleration.

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The view from our hotel – it never got old.

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The rocks below our hotel which you could swim off of

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The hotel pool (instagram filtered)

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After all those years of swim team, all I have to show for it is this dive.

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Emplysi Beach

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Yes, my bikini has fringe!

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Fiskardo

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