Kamini

Northern Kefalonia

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Web Ref: 3810

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 6
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 3 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Beach 8km
  8. Shops/Tavernas 3.5km
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  • Ground floor: Living room (A/C, TV, DVD, CD ,WiFi) with French doors to pool terrace. Kitchen/diner (oven, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine) with French doors to pool terrace. Double bedroom (A/C) with French doors to pool terrace. Bathroom.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and French doors to terrace. Twin bedroom (A/C). Shower room.
  • Outside: Barbecue. Sun terrace. Shaded terrace. Poolside shower. Private parking.  
  • Private swimming pool (8m x 4m) with infinity edge

Hugely impressive both inside and out, we find it impossible to do justice to Kamini in these words and accompanying pictures. Simply put, this is a gorgeous property in a quite remarkable location with sweeping sea views from the windows, balconies and terraces that rival any found anywhere on this picturesque island!

Firmly placing the emphasis on easy summer living the interior décor is a seamless union of vaulted ceilings, chunky wooden beams and walls of exposed stone set off by soft, soothing colours and floors of cooling local ceramics. Three sets of French doors on the ground floor (including one set in the bedroom) open enticingly onto the pool terrace inviting gentle breezes to enter whilst at the same time ensuring those remarkable views are never far away.

Equally stylish and tastefully appointed, each of the three bedrooms has independent air conditioning, the double bedroom on the first floor enjoys its own private terrace and three bath/shower rooms ensure a perfect balance of facilities for sharing families or larger parties.

There is surely no more soothing a backdrop for al fresco dining than the azure Ionian waters below, shimmering hypnotically in the sunshine until the sun sinks slowly below the horizon and the lights of nearby Assos assume aquatic twinkling duties.

Nearby Vassilikiades (3.5km) has a good minimarket as well as a couple of tavernas while the scenic hilltop fortress, little cove beach and sleepy tavernas of Assos itself are just 8km away.

The pristine crescent beach of Myrtos has been the location for many a famous movie and the celebrated harbour of Fiscardo, a popular spot with the sailing fraternity, has a pedestrianised waterfront lined with appealing shops, restaurants and cafes. Both are about a 15-25 minute drive from Kamini and really should feature prominently on your list of the top places to visit.

Licence number: MHTE0830K10000876901

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Great Things to Do Near Kamini

Soak up history high above at St George’s Castle

8km south of Argostoli, the Venetian castle of St George sits high on a hillside. Though Byzantines built the bulk of the castle in the 13th century, the earliest traces of the edifice date back to 394 AD when Kefalonia was still part of the Roman Empire and its main purpose was to shelter the villagers from attacks by marauding pirates. Venetians added the finishing touches, giving the castle its clean, elegant lines. Thanks to a recent EU grant that paid for some preservation works, the edifice is safe to explore, so you can meander among the ancient rooms at will. Although there are few displays to tell you about the castle's history, the panoramic views and the castle's beauty make it worth a visit, especially at sunset as the island below turns golden in the fading light.

Find the seafarer in you by hiring a boat

Ideal for finding your own secluded cove or even crossing the narrow channel to explore the neighbouring island of Ithaca. There are countless bays and coves not accessible by car so it is possible to find your own secluded beach and relax in privacy, away from the crowds. There are plenty of small coves within easy reach of Fiscardo. The more adventurous seafarers might like to cross the channel to Ithaca, tie up in the miniature harbour of Ancient Polis and perhaps walk up to the village of Stavros for lunch or a coffee.
 

Spend some time exploring Fiscardo

Fiscardo has something for everyone in the group. Roman ruins, an extremely pretty harbour front, great tavernas and restaurants, excellent boutiques and a couple of delightful small bays for an afternoon dip nearby. 

 

Drive down South

Fiscardo is famous for its pretty pebbly coves and bays, but why not take a day to drive to the south of the island and experience the long 5km long Lourdas Beach, famous Mounda beach, a protected environment for the Caretta-Caretta turtles who hatch their eggs there or splendid sandy Skala beach, miles of coastline begging to be explored!
 

Explore the environs of Argostoli

It’s only a 2km walk to the watermill and swallow holes of Katavothres from the centre of Argostoli – well worth the walk, as apart from the nice views, the interesting geology of the swallow holes, you can also reward yourself for the effort by having a coffee or a light lunch in the taverna where the watermill is located.

Find the seafarer in you by hiring a boat

Ideal for finding your own secluded cove or even crossing the narrow channel to explore the neighbouring island of Ithaca. There are countless bays and coves not accessible by car so it is possible to find your own secluded beach and relax in privacy, away from the crowds. There are plenty of small coves within easy reach of Fiscardo. The more adventurous seafarers might like to cross the channel to Ithaca, tie up in the miniature harbour of Ancient Polis and perhaps walk up to the village of Stavros for lunch or a coffee.

 

If weather is too wet or too hot for you,

Then hide in the caves of Drogarati. These wonderful caves can be found a couple of kilometres south of Sami, and the stalagmites and stalactites here are truly amazing. The cave is actually quite big, and makes for some wonderful photographs – remember your  cardy though, as it can be quite cool down there.

 

Try 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 what’s in it, but it is filo pastry stuffed with minced pork meat and rice – along with the secret recipe of spices and sauce. It is delicious.

Spend the afternoon at Myrtos Beach

We say afternoon, because this is when the sun is shining fully on the beach, and you’ll enjoy the amazing experience of bathing in one of the most glorious beaches in all of Europe. Myrtos has regularly been voted amongst the top 5 beaches in Europe over the past few years, we are sure that you’ll be endorsing this bold claim.

Lixouri

Famous for its wonderful and varied beaches and some superb locally produced wines, “Orgia” in particular. You can reach this sandy peninsular by driving about 45 minutes from Vassilikades. You can also go on the ferryboat for a mini-cruise, which takes about 20 minutes from Argostoli.
 

The monastery of Saint Gerasimos

The patron saint of Kefalonia. When his body was exhumed two years after his death in 1579, it was found not to have decomposed. Since his death, many miracles took place in the village around the monastery, which was when he was declared a saint.
 

Spend the day down in Assos

What a delightful little village. It has a terrific Venetian castle to explore (be warned, it’s a bit of a hike up to it, but the views are worth it), a beautiful little harbour and bay with some lovely waterfront tavernas serving freshly caught fish. Remember your camera, as this is a very tiny traditional Greek village – it will make for some lovely holiday snaps.
 

Snorkelling

The Ionian Sea is one of the cleanest in Europe so get your snorkel and fins out and head off down to the sea. We recommend Alaties, as not only is it quiet, beautiful, clean and mesmerising, it also has a wonderful taverna nearby for a delightful light lunch.
 

Korgialenios museum

No trip to Argostoli would be complete without visiting this excellent museum of Kefalonias’s turbulent and varied past. As you may know, Kefalonia has been through many wars and under many dominions, namely the Normands, Venetians, Turks, Russians, French and the English, before becoming reunited with its mother Greece back in 1864. This excellent museum takes us back through all these periods of time. Well worth a look.  

Take a trip to the Onassis Islands

This is a great day out, take the organised excursion from Fiscardo harbour, so as you can just sit back and enjoy it. Before arriving at the Islands of Skorpios and Meganisi, where the Onassis family spent much of their time, you are more than likely to be accompanied by a few dolphins and/or porpoises along the way – if you are lucky enough to see them then this will certainly make your day.

Nearby

Towns

Vasilikades 8 mins
Fiscardo 20 mins
Argostoli 65 mins

Beaches

Assos 10 mins
Ai Jerusalem 20 mins
Alaties 20 mins
Dafnoudi 20 mins
Foki 20 mins
Myrtos 23 mins

Airports

Kefalonia 60 mins
Times are approximate

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