Experience the beauty of Kefalonia
Take a break from your Lefkas vacation any time you like by exploring the nearby island of Kefalonia by boat, bringing a change of scenery with its rich history and numerous monuments. Departing from the Port of Lefkas in the morning sun, we head down the western coast, with a nice fresh breeze following us. We cannot pass the beautiful beach of Porto Katsiki without stopping for the first swim of the day of course. It is after all considered to be one of the most mesmerizing locations not only in the Ionian archipelago but in the entire world, and is now approachable exclusively by boat. After a fresh dip in the crystal clear waters, we set off again. Passing the southern tip of Lefkada, and continuing south, meeting the inward curve of the northern coast of Kefalonia. We reach Myrtos, another one of Greece’s most beautiful beaches, an excellent choice for families looking for some quality beach time especially those with small children since there is plenty of white sand, pebbles and shade for everyone.
As the time goes by, we start climbing slightly north again, quickly reaching the village of Assos, the perfect place for you to renew your energy for the rest of the day by enjoying an excellent Mediterranean meal. Local recipes will offer a unique dining experience which can only be improved by the sound of waves gently touching the shore near your dining table. Once you have eaten your last bite, you can pay a visit to the fortress of Assos from the 16th century, one of the largest castles in Greece. There you will find a small church as well as a house of Venetian High Commissioner, but the most memorable will definitely be the astounding view of the bay that the fortress offers.
Moving around the northeast coast of the island, and down the eastside, we arrive at Sami village where the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed and where you can still see the autographed posters of the main actors in local cafes and restaurants. Its most famous beach is Antisamos, known as one of the most beautiful in Greece. The mesmerizing Melissani lake is right next to this village in case you wish to visit it. And those who go snorkeling around Sami may even see the remains of the old port underwater.
As the afternoon sun starts to cool down we head back north, reaching Lefkas Port with memories to last a lifetime.