Holidays for us are all about relaxation and enjoyment! We love the outdoors, nature, culture, arts, travel and music. Kefalonia suits us perfectly.
Although summer is the busiest period for those of us working in the world of tourism we are lucky enough to meet new people everyday when we welcome them to the properties that we manage! This is one of the best parts of my job as I get to share my love of the island and at the same time find out about what is happening in other parts of the world. When the guests check out we get some very useful feedback, most of them find Kefalonia a unique place on earth, each one for different reasons.
I’m always interested in peoples view of Kefalonia and I want to share a few short interviews and photographs from my guests with you. This month I was lucky enough to meet Linda & Julian, a couple in their late forties/early fifties from Cumbria, UK. Linda is a graphic designer and Julian is a painter and decorator. They stayed at the beautiful Luxury Stone Apartments just a few minutes walk from the heart of the traditional harbour village of Agia Efimia with a fabulous panoramic view. They gave me this interview and sent me some stunning photos of their holiday.
Enjoy their journey!
“For twenty years we have visited other Greek islands and the mainland. Kefalonia is the island we have come back to repeatedly. We love the beauty of the island, it’s dramatic landscapes, varied beaches and delicious food. Holidays for us are all about relaxation and enjoyment! We love the outdoors, nature, culture, arts, travel and music. Kefalonia suits us perfectly.
We visit Kefalonia each year around the end of September/beginning of October because the heat is not so intense and we quite like the experiencing the thunderstorms if they happen! The apartment is in a prime location as there’s a huge, comfortable balcony with a fantastic view of the harbour, we watched some amazing lightening whilst enjoying a bottle of wine! We enjoy the quieter period and it’s calamari season too!
We always visit the quaint harbour of Fiskardo and watch the boats come and go whilst enjoying a meal or a beer. Then a wander around the shops where we often buy handmade keepsakes at Porto Panormos craft shop. Assos is another lovely place to visit and we have had some lovely meals at Platanos Restaurant in the plateia (square) there. The beaches of Petani, Myrtos, and Antisamos, are not to be missed but we favour the smaller natural beaches such as Elenika (just outside of the village on the Agia Efimia – Sami Road), and Alaties (Salty Beach). The food at Odysseas Taverna on Agia Jerusalem Beach was so good.
We found Anna’s website really helpful in discovering less touristy places, and we took her travel guide out with us in the car so that we could see what to look for wherever we found ourselves!
Thank you Julian & Linda.
We hope to see you again next year!
Interview #1 Tim Lee
Interview #2 Yury Martynov