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dimi_pat

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I am hoping to some day see the sea turtles in Kefalonia and I think next year might be it. I hear they only go at certain times of the year. Does anyone know about this? If I travel in June will I see them? I heard that they also only go to certain beaches? Has anyone here seen them? I am so fascinated by this. I think June might be the best month for me to travel next year and Kefalonia looks like a great place in general.
 

Jerry s

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Kaminia and mounda are the best places for nesting turtles. They will lay eggs from June to August . If you want to see the little hatchings I would say August to October. If you want to stay close by Skala is the best place and you can rent a car to drive Kaminia.
 

k_tsoukalas

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Kaminia and mounda are the best places for nesting turtles. They will lay eggs from June to August . If you want to see the little hatchings I would say August to October. If you want to stay close by Skala is the best place and you can rent a car to drive Kaminia.
This sounds like an amazing site to see - I saw some footage of it on a documentary. They go right on the beach and nest, right? Do they protect the areas?
 

Jerry s

Member
It is an amazing sight to watch the females come up from the sea to the beach. She digs with flippers and then lies her eggs . The nesting process can take 20 to 40 minutes. She may abandon the nest and dig another one for a variety of reasons, including hitting an obstacle or the sand being too dry. I'm not sure what the Greeks do now to protect the beach in nesting and hatching seasons. I was a youngster ( a long time ago) when I visited there to watch them.
In Australia where I live we have very strict rules and big fines if you contravene them.
 

Have you ever been to the Castle of Assos in Kefalonia?

The Castle of Assos is an old Venetian fortress that has been left over from the Italian occupation of the island. Today, it is a beautiful pile of ruins that tourists can visit and learn about the history of Greece. You can hire a guy to take you around the different parts and explain the history, but I don't really recommend them as most of the information is available online if you're willing to do your own research. Please let me know if you've ever been! I would love to learn about what you thought of the castle.

A walking tour of Argostoli, Kefalonia 🏖️

Walking around (or even biking) is one of the best leisurely wats to get to a know an island in Greece. That's why I love to visit Greek islands, is because you usually won't miss anything because everything is so quant and small and walkable. If anyone has any advice about the island of Kefalonia, I would love to know. My best tips that I have to visit in Kefalonia are Katovrahes and Melissani cave.

Beautiful live music in Kefalonia

This is not an abnormal site to see in Greece, just a group of friends enjoying themselves and sharing their talents with others. Bravo to these men on the beautiful island of Kefalonia!

Weather in October in kefelonia

Hi there would like to visit during the uk half term from 21st October but could you tell me what the weather is usually like and if the bars and restaurants are still open at this time of year. Thank you

The Kefalonia-Ithaca Geopark is now an official member of the UNESCO World Geoparks Network

This is huge news for Kefalonia and the conservation of the geopark. This means that UNESCO will play a pivotal role in supporting efforts to educate about and preserve the sustainability of the geopark. This will have an impact on tourism and help sustain some of the eco-tourism efforts that we have been seeing all around Greece. Bravo to the government and the municipality of Kefalonia!
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