It’s been a week of unsettled weather with some heavy rainfall, and it’s since it’s not so much fun to spend the day on the beach I’d like to recommend some activities for days such as these:
Sit back, relax with a drink and experience Greek Café Culture. Try your hand at a game of backgammon, dominoes or chess with the locals. If you haven’t tried a frappe (cold coffee served with ice) now is a good time to try it…sip it like a native and watch the world go by.
Visit a museum. Kefalonia is home to some wonderful museums, the dotted throughout the island, covering many subjects. You can immerse yourself in our history and culture (a lost era of earthquake Kefalonia), or nature and sea life. Check out the extremely interesting book collection at Korgialenios library.
Sample some of Kefalonia’s finest wines. Most of the wine producers on the island have wine tastings or you can take an organised tour. Be sure to try Robola!
Take a long, lazy lunch and sample some ouzo with a table full of meze at a restaurant or taverna. It’s a good time to try some local dishes without rushing.
Wander around the Monastery of Agios (Saint) Gerasimos at Omala, the religious centre of Kefalonia. Discover the wonderful architecture and see the sacred relics displayed for worship inside a glass relic-case that is embodied in a magnificent larger silver larnax (casket) which is placed above the Saint’s tomb. The Saints hermitage is also preserved and you can descend to explore it.
See if there is a performance on at the Kefalos Theatre, Argostoli.
Stay in and have a private chef come to cook for you, or have a massage. Take the opportunity for some ‘me-time’ and sit by the window and read, or watch the sky for dramatic clouds, colours and lights, you could even catch up on some sleep! Or venture out for a yoga lesson or get your hair and nails done!
Put on a raincoat and hike – the rain brings out the lush colours and reinvigorates the flora and fauna, and the chances are you will be alone!
Explore a monastery or church, many of which house private collections and unique icons. Take advantage of the peace and quiet and marvel at the wood carvings, candle sticks, paintings and architecture.
Take a cooking lesson, learn about local dishes, products and production techniques with a local chef.
Check here my post about magical summer windy days!
Rainy Photographs provided by Gloria