Kefalonia (IV)

On Thursday, we tried and failed to see Myrtos beach, one of Kefalonia’s sandy beaches that is supposedly one of the most photographed beaches in the world. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos!

We drove down to the town of Assos only to find the road to Myrtos was closed. So we ended up visiting Assos, even though we hadn’t planned on it.

Assos is a beautiful town next to a castle on a peninsula that sticks out into the ocean. I am doing a bad job of describing it, but the pictures below should help. The town was quiet and the water was as beautiful and as clear as on our side of Island.

After we finished wandering through Assos we tried again to get to Myrtos (the long way round), but when we got there found the beach was closed due to falling rocks. So we ended up heading to a little stone beach around the corner from To Pefko, where we had a great lunch.

Pictures

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This is as close to Myrtos as we got! It’s right around the corner…

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Assos

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A couple fixer-uppers right in the middle of town!

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Beautiful Assos

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur second choice beach but still not too bad.

 

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Kefalonia (III)

On Wednesday we decided to try one of the walks advertised around Fiskardo –  Footpaths of Erissos.  We were keen for the 2.5 hour walk called the Cypress Trail, which started and ended in Fiskardo. It took us around 20 minutes to find the start of the trail but after that the trail was very well marked. That said, we definitely lost the trail for awhile and went the long way round up to the top of a huge hill to get to the village of Katsarata. But we found the path back down again! It was a lovely day, and hot, and after the walk we inhaled two kebabs.

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And we’re off!

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Foki bay

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The village of Tselentata

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The church of Saint Gerassimos

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe were pretty hungry