My girlfriend and I are coming to Cephalonia for 3 nights from the 25th of September and have a couple of questions. A bit of background: we are on a once-in-a-lifetime trip and have hand picked the places we would like to visit through Europe - in greece, we will be spending time in Athens, Cephalonia, Santorini and Crete (yes, weird tour, but we are making it happen).
1. what kind of itinerary would you recommend for 3 full days and nights?
We, of course, want to visit Myrtos beach, and the beach & cave at Sami. If I had my way would spend all three days lying on the beach and exploring around the coast. But we love good food and wine, and I'm sure my GF would want to see some of the more traditional aspects of the island.
2. Where is the best place for us to stay?
As i said, love beaches. But open to anything. Happy to stay somewhere quiet, although want to stay somewhere we can something nice to eat. We won't really want to be spending upwards of 100Euro a night. We will be flying into the airport, but i suspect Sami might be nicer (no offence intended!).
3. I assume hiring a car is the best way to go? Does anyone have any good recommendations? Are there any issues with driving around the remote beaches etc?
4. FInally, are there any hidden gems that are 'must see'? ideally i'd like to find a secluded white sand beach and clear waters to to relax!
Thanks for your help, it is very much appreciated!Edited: 01 June 2014, 05:41