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Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

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Lincoln
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Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

Hi

We are off to Skala next week for 2 weeks, we are a couple in our 40's and its our first time in Kefalonia and for all you Kefalonia experts out there I just wandered if you could tell me of all the special places to visit, boat trips etc that we don't want to miss that make Kefalonia special. We will probably hire a car for a couple of days so will have transport at some point of the holiday.

Thanks

Shell

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1. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

Hi Shell

Definately rent a car for 2-3 days as the island's bus services are a bit lacking and to get pretty much anywhere by bus from Skala would involve going via Argostoli where the buses don't even necessarily connect.

Top sights

Melissani lake

Drogearti caves

Monastery of Agios Geasimos

Robola winery

These all sit on or close to the main cross island road that runs from Argostoli to Sami and can all be visited in one day.

Castle of Agios Georgios

Argostoli's markets

Drapano Bridge

Museums, etc

These are all either in Argostoli or close by, the castle is 8 kms southeast of the town.

Assos

Myrtos beach

Fiskardo

One full day especially if you want to take lunch at Assos or Fiskardo

Other towns/sights close to Skala ( easier for these to take the east coast road via Poros)

Agia Efimia

Sami

Antisamos beach

Mount Ainos National Park

Lincoln
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2. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

Oh thankyou so much that's a brilliant list - just what I wanted x

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3. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

You're welcome. sorry for typos, should read

DROGERATI caves

Monastery of Agios GERASIMOS

How about an edit feature TA??

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4. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

There are also two companies who offer boat trips from Skala beach in front of the Anassa hotel.

Details as follows:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Travel-g664630-s4/Skala:Ce…

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5. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

Thankyou !

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6. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

Hi,

I'd also recommend the Captain Vangelis boat trip to Ithaca, it leaves directly from Skala beach and is a great day out. The travel rep had the same trip on offer but at twice the price?!

Ithaca is stunning and really not to be missed.

Enjoy!

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7. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

Hi blairwitch

Out of interest, where does this boat trip take you to on Ithaca? Do you berth at Agios Pisaetos or Vathy? How do you get around the island once there? Just for info that's all, thanks

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Thanks to both of you, will let you know how we get on

Shell

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9. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

GB, you depart approx 0900 and arrive back approx 1600. You visit Vathi with time to explore the capital and have lunch then they stop once or twice en-route home at secluded coves en-route.

I can recommend him as we used him for the Skala bay glass bottom boat trip. He's very knowledgeable and clearly enjoys his job.Rather like you on here mate!

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10. Re: Places to visit / Things to do - not to be missed

Hi GB,

The boat also stops at Kioni, which is where my profile pic was taken, both stops are for roughly an hour and a half and there are also 2 swim stops in beautiful coves.

I think next time, and I'm sure there will be a next time, I'd like to take a car over there and have a good look round as it is so gorgeous.

Blair

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