It’s amazing, I live so close to many beautiful places in Europe yet never really thought to visit them. After living away for a year in Australia I came to appreciate what Europe has to offer. Australia is also the place I met my lovely french friend Barbara, who happened to have a Villa in Kefalonia. Which brings us to this holiday in Kefalonia.
I spent 10 days on this trip and it wasn’t nearly enough time to explore what this city has to offer.
1: Myrtos Beach
I was very excited to visit this beautiful beach, did you know its famous?
White pebble sand and crystal clear blue water, Myrtos beach is truly the perfect place for a relaxing day. Although I have to say, the water here was very cold compared to different beaches I visited in Greece. We arrived at 11am, in my opinion its the perfect time because you can still grab a sunbed and umbrella.
It’s not a short walk from Argostoli, you need to catch the bus or grab a taxi. We were recommended to get a taxi there which was 40 Euro and took about 40 minutes. If you’re travelling on a budget the bus is the cheaper option at only 4.10 each, although be ready to hike up a steep hill for 45 minutes from Myrtos Beach to get to the bus stop. We were lucky enough to get a lift up the hill by a couple, so be friendly and people are willing to help you out.
2: Xi Beach in Lixouri
This beautiful beach is just a short ferry ride away and for only 2.80 euros you can afford it even if you’re on a budget. I loved this beach because there are so many photo opportunities, yes I love to take 100 photos like a real tourist 🙂
This shower certainly blends into the environment.
Food wise there is only one place to eat at Xi beach and its the Baywatch Beach Bar. Don’t worry though, there is plenty to choose from and the staff are willing to change elements of the dishes if you need to.
3: Walk along the port of Argostoli
I love to go on day trips and do other activities but sometimes its nice to take a walk with a beautiful view. I took every opportunity to take in this scenery, every time I saw it in a different way. The sky would show a variety of shades of blue, purple, pink, orange and yellow. This port is also home to many beautiful giant turtles and if you’re anything like me you’ll love these amazing creatures. Take a chance to experience the simple things while visiting a new place.
It’s still beautiful, even on a cloudy day.
4: Lunch at the Traditional
I would have never known about the Traditional lunch if it wasn’t for my friend Barbara. If you’re not lucky enough to have a friend who knows the local area, ask the locals. Make sure you use your manners and learn basic Greek for “Hello” and “Thank you”, you’ll be surprised how far these basic terms can get you.
At the traditional you can choose from a variety of dishes. I chose a Greek version of Lasagne called Pastitsio which had pasta, potato and meat with a thick layer of bechamel on top. On the side I had fresh vegetables in a tomato sauce, it was all delicious!