Hi everyone, ♡
Hope you are all well and good, today’s post is going to be all about my week in Kefalonia, Greece. This post was requested and it was so fun to do last year when I went to Italy: https://everythingeden.co.uk/2017/06/08/a-week-in-italy/
I went in May half term like last year, but this year it was different because my amazing Auntie and Uncle surprised us all with this holiday, 9 of us altogether and it was so so lovely to spend time with all of my family, as I never really go on holiday with them so it was so lush. Our week consisted of: gorgeous sunny days, delicious Greek food and lots of laughs and photographs!
So I am going to start off with a bit of a story time: We went to the airport ready to get on the plane, we were there practically all day, first of all we realised our flight had a 3 hour delay which was SO annoying because we had already been there a while anyway. So after waiting the extra 3 hours, it took another 20 minutes for them to board us and then once we were, we were waiting ages to actually get on the plane. Then they put an announcement on the tannoy, that the flight was cancelled and there was literal uproar of anger and tears. I was devastated, as I never thought we would actually go. We had to queue up for our cases and everyone was so devastated, but one of the staff came up the queue and told us that there was a new flight being put on just for us, tomorrow at 7am, we were all overjoyed. But people who lived close to the airport could go home but we didn’t and they couldn’t find any accommodation for us, so we had to sleep in the airport and trust me that wasn’t fun. I only got 1 hour of sleep and it was so uncomfortable and horrible. But we finally got the flight and got there yay!
So now let’s get into the week:
So as we only got there on Sunday, the rest of Sunday was a lovely chilled day by the pool and we went out for food in the evening in a little town called Assos.
This is the view from my bedroom:
Monday: We visited two gorgeous beaches, the first one we went to in the morning which was called Vouti Beach, I never realised that the sea was so clear and just this incredible turquoise blue shade. It was quite cold, but you could see everything when you looked down. The views from this beach were just breathtaking, it was again such a sunny day and you could see so much. I did some sunbathing and went in the sea, we also got a drink at the beachside bar which was also super lovely!
The other one we went to was in a little town called Atheras, it was so sweet, we also went to a beach and another little beach bar for some food.Then my uncle took us on a woody walk beside the beach, again the views were so pretty and I swear I got more excercise this week than ever before on holiday but it was worth it.
In the morning, we visited two caves, the first one was called Melissani Cave and itwas only accessible to see by water, so we all got into a lovely little boat and a man took us round the cave and told us all about its history and facts about it. It was so so pretty. And so interesting also to learn all about it. Again the water was a gorgeous turquoise blue and just so great! The other cave was called Drogarati Cave, this one you could walk through, it was a limestone cave and it had lots of stalactites hanging from the walls, it was again so pretty. It was also a lovely orange inside and nice and cool, so a great break from the super hot weather aha.
Then in the afternoon we went to Antisamsos beach, this one was my absolute fave of the whole holiday, again gorgeous blue seas and a lovely pebble beach. The sunbeds were great and there were staff on hand who literally served you food and drink on the beach. I didn’t do any but there were also lots of water activities going on, it just had such a good atmosphere and lots of positive vibes. I loved it!
We had a BBQ in the evening, it was so good!
Wednesday: This was yet again another chill day and it was lovely just to have a chilled day because the week had been so tiring already. It was also so sunny and I had a great swim! We also went out for food in the evening.
Thursday: First of all, I had left my camera simcard back at the villa which was so annoying, so all of Thursday’s photos were taken on my phone. In the morning, we went to Pylaros viewpoint, it was amazing, you could see the whole of Kefalonia from it and as the weather was also super glorious on this day you got just the best views. We then all trecked up to Assos Castle, the actual walk up was so sweet and pretty, but the actual castle wasn’t actually that impressive but the views you get from it were just glorious, you could see again so far across Kefalonia because it is so high up.
Then in the late afternoon, we went to Dafnoudi beach, it was quite a long walk down to it and it was very out of the way, but this made it better because there was hardly anyone on there. Again, I had my millionth swim on the Greek beaches which was lovely, it was a gorgeous colour and clear, I also had another sunbathe and it was so relaxing, I just loved the Greek beaches, they make our British ones look shabby.
Friday: In the morning, we went to yet again another beach, this one was at the end of the scariest, windiest roads ever, but again this meant it was quiet and so tranquil. We went for another swim and walk around the beach, it was just so gorgeous again. And also very clear. Of course another sunbathe took place. I am not sure of the name of this beach.
After that, we went to the actual highest point on Kefalonia, the Summit. I am again not 100% sure of the name. It was a long and tiring walk but it was SO worth it. I have never seen any views like it, you could literally see all around the island and just everything. But it was a bit cloudy, so some views were a but foggy, as we were right up in the clouds so it was what we were expecting. It was 1.628m, which is so high, in Wales to us higher than our highest mountain Snowdon at 1,085 meters and actually higher than the tallest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis which stands at 1,345 meters! It was so worth it and I am so proud of myself for doing it.
Overall, my week in Kefalonia was more than I was ever expecting and the fact I managed to fit my revision in aswell, I just can’t believe it. Kefalonia, you amazed and inspired me, I would love to revisit and do some more exploring!
I hope you all enjoyed this post and leave a comment below if you have anything to say as I love reading your comments!
Lots of love,