Relax in Kefalonia

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According to a recent list compiled by the magazine Forbes, Kefalonia in third place in the list of the islands recognized as the best for life.However, until now it is a heavenly place was almost unknown to Russian tourists.Meet Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands.From May 25 until the end of September, the direct charter flights from Moscow will deliver to Russian travelers.


season in Kefalonia starts early: in mid-May, the air warms up to +25, and water up to 20 degrees Celsius.Fans of water procedures and sunbathing with pleasure will find here the clear warm sea, bright sun and beautiful beaches.

Five beaches awarded the "Blue Flag" of the EU for the cleanliness of sea water and coastal infrastructure.The first in the five - Makris and Platis Gialos, glittering golden sands and aquamarine waters in the precious few minutes walk from the capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, in the resort town of Lassi.One of the biggest sandy beaches - Rocks, Gold Coast in the emerald framed by pine forests.To the south of the city Lissuri is "ruby" Xi beach, covered with red sand;the sea is clear, shallow water near the shore because of freedom for children.Pebble Beach Antisamos became backdrop for the film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" and is very popular among tourists.Located a few kilometers from the port of Sami, overlooking the south side of the island of Ithaca, it completes the top 5 beaches of Kefalonia.


However, the beaches are not uniform, but also in other places gave generous nature of the island.That there is only one phenomenon of the disappearing sea which can be seen in the cave near the village of Agia Theodora and Karavomylos, when the sea water out of natural underground ducts and walked many kilometers way resurfaces.A unique black spruce, which grow in the national reserve on the mountain Enos!It is from these pine trees, according to legend, built their ships legendary King Odysseus of Ithaca.And came down the cave hides a lake of Melissani, where there was a sanctuary of the god Pan, and where you can see his sculptures!A cave Drongorati with red stalactites, stalagmites and amazing acoustics!Here, even the concerts are held, and the number of spectators sometimes reaches 800.


Lovers of antiquities and ancient architecture fans will find much of interest on the island.In its capital Argostoli they certainly admire mnogoarochnym bridge to the obelisk in the center, preserved from the time of British rule (and it was a time in the history of Kefalonia), will visit the archaeological and ethnographic museums and around the city to visit the cave where he lived as a hermit patron saint of the island Saint Gerasimos.Visited the monastery of the Holy Virgin in the Gardens, where among the many relics kept the icon "Annunciation", donated to Russian prince Vladimir Dolgoruky, and inspect the ruins of the ancient Roman mosaics near the town of Skala.

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Where to stay and what to try?

for the most discerning - chic Apollonion Ressort & amp; SPA Hotel near Lixouri.The four Cefalomia Palace Hotel - quality hotel of the European level for married couples and families with children.

most comfortable parents with children will Ionian Sea Hotel & amp; Villas-Aquapark near the town of Lixouri.Comfortable rooms, a children's animation program, water park with slides, children's pool, shallow entry into the sea and child friendly food prepared from organic products of their own farm hands of one of the owners of the hotel, part-time chef.

Speaking of tastings.Gourmets should definitely go to Pessadu on winery Chartoularis, taverns and taste the local delicacies - thyme honey, almonds in sugar "mandoles" candy of quince, meat pies, garlic salad "alyada" and, of course, the freshest fish.

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