Web Ref: 3845
FROM £ 774 PER WEEK
At a glance
- Sleeps 8
- 1 Double Bedroom
- 3 Twin Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Air Conditioning
- Beach 2.5km
- Taverna 2.3km
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Location of Gerasimos
Great Things to Do Near Gerasimos
On the biggest festival day of the year in Greece, the festival ofSaint Maria, the most bizarre goings on take place in a village called Markopoulo. The story goes that Nuns once begged the Virgin Mary to turn them into snakes during a raid, and ever since, snakes are brought out to slither around the icons of the church in Markopoulo on this day, and many people consider this festival as a good luck festival and by touching or kissingthe snakes, you are going to have a lucky year!
Spend the Day in Fiscardo
In the north of the island, Fiscardo has something for everyone:Roman ruins, an extremely pretty harbour front, great tavernas and restaurants, excellent boutiques and a couple of delightful small bays nearby for an afternoon dip.
Turtle Rescue Fund
The Kefalonia locals are extremely proud of the fact that the 'carettacaretta' turtles continue to use these unspoilt beaches in the south of the island to nest their eggs. As one would hope and expect, these beaches are protected and supervised to ensure that the eggs are not disturbed by the invasion of sun umbrellas and beach barbecues that can often be found on such stunningly beautiful beaches. Mounda Beach is the nearest beach to the villa, unspoilt, beautiful and fascinating.
Learn to love Lefkas - the white island closeby
Lefkatha means white and the island's name of Lefkas reflects the towering white cliffs and beaches on the Western shores of this green and unspoilt island. Sailing from Fiscardo to Vassiliki, plenty of windsurfers consider this bay serious windsurfing territory. Apart from watching the colourful sails as they strut their stuff, exploring the rest of the island is a delight. Sivota, Nidri, Geni and Lefkas Town offer a wonderful variety of beaches, villages and towns to explore.
Brush up on the history on your doorstep!
Take a little trip to the edge of Skala village and pop into a historical site where the remains of a 3rd century Roman villa have some remarkably well preserved mosaics. Visitors can visit the site free of charge to see the mosaic flooring in three rooms, which were excavated in 1957.
Taste the local dish - Kefalonia meat pie
The Greeks love their pies, and the Kefalonians have taken it one step further in producing this nourishing dish. Everyone has their own secret recipe, so we are unable to tell you exactly whats in it, but it is filo pastry stuffed with minced pork meat & rice along with the secret recipe of spices and sauce. It is delicious.
Try the three Greek ‘O’ ‘s - Olives, Octopus and Ouzo!
Treat yourself to a typical Meze – a series of tiny dishes that accompany the aniseed based liquor, you can try an Ouzerie, that is similar to a Spanish Tapas bar – a great way to spend a lazy afternoon.
Visit Another Island for the Day - Zakynthos
Another island, not so far away fromKefalonia, but it could be at the other end of the world, such is the contrast between these beautiful islands. Take the daily ferry over from the port of Pessada for the 90 minute crossing to Skinari, in the north of Zakynthos, and from there you could take another boat trip to the amazing ship-wreck beach, or go for a sightseeing tour before catching the evening ferry back.