If you are looking to empty your mind from everyday worries, then this tour is the right choice for you. Excite your senses and let you and your partner leave Kefalonia with unforgettable memories!
Just relax in one of our villas or other proposed accommodation, visit the best attractions, breathtaking landscapes, isolated beaches, experience unique local tastes and wines, explore activities designed to stir the senses, like caving or jeep safari, beachfront yoga, horse riding in the water, paraglide above famous Myrtos beach or just admire beautiful views, sunrises and sunset, we invite you to experience the true meaning of a romantic holiday.
Choice for accommodation:
choose from our accommodation menu, according to your budget
1st day, Get familiarized with your area visiting some of the best sightseeings on the island. After a generous breakfast with local products and a morning swim at the villa, if you have a pool, around 11.30 (best time for a magic experience, as the light comes through the hole at the roof of the cave) you can head off to Melissani Lake (this is a short tour with a boat offering a unique sight) . After that you can drive to Drogarati Cave a few km away to admire natural art created by stalagmites and stalactites . At the same area you can either stop for horse riding or drive direct to Antisamos beach, where you can relax on the free sunbeds and enjoy a snack, get a massage or a drink by the sea. If you want to be more private you can walk a little bit further in the beach (have in mind that stones are bigger on that side so you may need special shoes if you are not used to it). At the centre of the beach, there is a variety of watersport activities to choose from or just go for a mini cruise in the nearby beaches. Check for the Ancient Sami trail, if you like walking, offers great views. Pop into IN Gallery to shop for fine art and tasteful gifts. You can finish your day with a nice dinner at Familia restaurant in Sami or let us organise a special menu from the chef at your accommodation.
2nd day, for this day I suggest you visit Fiscardo, the cosmopolitan, picturesque village with a wide selection of restaurants and services, (fish spa, diving, massage or reiki and shopping). If you like walking there are many signed foot paths to choose from, an easy, still beautiful choice is to walk to the lighthouse you see on the opposite side of the bay. There are many beautiful beaches nearby to choose from like Foki beach, Dafnoudi beach (if you want to walk for approx 1km in a dreamy shaded path) or end up at Alaties beach late afternoon for a quick swim and a drink at Acqua Alaties bar-restaurant with unique sunset views. (All the above beaches are not private, especially in high season (end of July and August) can be crowded. There are nice shops in the harbor of Fiscardo like emilia or liveloula shop. If you want to avoid the crowds, rent a boat so you can reach secluded beaches to enjoy your privacy. You can buy your sailing equipment from the fiscardo chandlers.
3rd day if you wake up early, I would suggest a quick swim at Myrtos beach (you will be surprised as it is the only time of day that you can enjoy this beauty on your own – it is the best time as well as the sea is usually calm in the mornings) and then get a lunch at Divarata (Siniori) the village just above the beach. Then you can drive to Assos village, my favourite location, a picturesque secluded, little harbour with a venetian castle as a background! This place is of the few surviving the earthquakes of ’53, so you can admire the traditional architecture here. There depending on the arrival time you can have a swim, lunch/dinner, or just a snack and when it cools down, climb up to Assos castle and explore it (this is one of my favourite walks!). It is a unique experience and you can get amazing views of both the village as well as a breathtaking sunset. The tour would be nice on the other way round, so you end up at Myrtos beach to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
4th day Start your day with a visit at Karavomilos Lake (a beautiful peaceful spot with a circular lake and ducks that children will enjoy just a few meters from the beach). From there you can take the seaside walk path to the village of Sami (just 1km) to get your breakfast. Then you can drive to Agia Efimia. But the view of the route by the sea, is ideal especially for cycling , 8km almost flat (but you will have to pay attention of the cars). There you can rent a boat for the day, from Agia Efimia, I suggest you stop in the isolated beaches on the way to the north, have a swim and explore the area, Agia Sofia and Horgota beaches. You can end up at Sea Rock ws for a romantic meal, overlooking the sea and get a drink at the local bars. If you have time left before the sunset you can drive up to the monastery of Themata to admire the view of Agia Efimia bay.
5th day This is a relaxing day away from all crowds and touristic attractions. Prepare a little snack at home and head off to Agia Kiriaki. On your way there you will stop above Myrtos with Assos peninsula on the background to admire and take photos of one of the most beautiful sights you will ever see (the picture is never the same!). The route on this side of the island gives you the chance to admire the gulf of Agia Kyriaki and the beautiful rock formations creating two of the best beaches on the island, Vouti and unique Fteri beach (not reachable by car). Once you arrive at Agia Kiriaki you can reserve your fresh fish in the local tavern and drive to Vouti beach, the most excotic beach on the island, a few km further. When you arrive at the little kiosk offering refreshments have a look at both sides to choose the one you like the most (if you like snorkelling this would be a good chance to enjoy). The sun here leaves early, around 5, so have that in mind. Enjoy privacy, even in August, amazing colours and turquoise waters. On your way back you can have a basic meal with fresh fish, chips and greek salad and either return to Agia Efimia for the afternoon or if you don’t mind driving a bit further you can go for a walk coffee, drink or dinner at the village of Lixouri.
6th day, I suggest you spend this day around the area of the capital Argostoli, take the road from Sami not from Divarata. If you want to visit the religious centre of Kefalonia, stop at the monastery of Saint Gerasimos. You can then visit one of the wineries nearby for tasting and purchase of famous robola wine and other varieties. If you want to climb to the highest mountain of the Ionian islands, drive up to mount Ainos, there are numerous trails to choose from, but even if you just want to watch the panoramic view, it is worth the drive as it is breathtaking ! Another option would be to drive to Saint George Castle, once the capital of Kefalonia, dating back to Byzantine and then Venetian times. Once you finish the walk inside , you can get a drink at Kastro Cafe or lunch at Il Borgo restaurant. Take the road to Argostoli where depending on the available time you can choose from the special tour of Argostoli on the tour menu , visit Katavothres (one of the strange phenomena), swim at Platis Gialos and dine at Casa Grec (special choice) or Tzivras restaurant (traditional simple choice).
7th day Choose either Skala village to swim in one of the best beaches on the island, visiting the Roman villa and old Skala and try water sports or explore the hidden treasures of the area with a special cruise to Zakynthos. Another option would be to explore Paliki peninsula (west part of Kefalonia) offering different more flat landscape with strange rock formations, great beaches like Xi beach (great beach ideal for kids with water sports and beach bars) and lunch and swim at Vatsa or Petanoi beach (and with your bathing suit get a simple lunch at the beach taverns and drink a cold beer enjoying one of the best sunset spots in the island!). If you feel adventurous and need more exploration stop instead at Kipouria Monastery for amazing sunset and get a glimpse of Platia Ammos, my favourite beach from above as it is accessible only by boat!
The following services can be included on your plan, just contact us: food shopping, butler, masseuse, daily maid, nanny, personal trainer, wine tasting, delivery of organic products and of course any activity from our menu!
For a tailor made experience of this tour according to your personal interests and dreams, send me your interests so I can make a plan especially for you.