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blopez34

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Now that the holidays are behind me, I am starting to think about traveling to Greece in 2023. I want to visit a place I never have before, and I am thinking that Kefalonia might be a great place to explore. I would like to be on the island during when the sea turtles are on the beaches laying there eggs - I always loved wildlife and it seems fascinating. How long in the season? It is maybe a month? If so, would it make sense to visit in June?

So, I want to go to Greece in the summer so I can spend a lot of time on the beach. I know, I can go throughout the summer and into at least the early fall and still have great beach weather, but June works out the best for my schedule and I love taking a vacation around that time.

Besides the turtles and beaches, what else do you guys recommend?
 
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Depends on how long you are staying on the island. Myrtos beach has to be on the top of your list. Fiskardo is another, while you are there have lunch at Tasias by the sea. Cave Melissani near Sami. St Georges Castle is interesting and the views are fantastic. Top of mount Ainos if Authorities allow in summer. If you are religious visit St Gerasimos church ( even if you are not ). Assos is another interesting place to go. Xi beach is another. I don't know where you intend to stay but if you go to Kaminia for the turtles go to Katelios for Lunch or dinner. If you like fish, Captain Jerry is the best. If you are near Poros you can go on a day trip to Ithaki and or Navagio in Zakynthos.
 
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I have heard great things about some of those places you mentioned. I want to be able to do the island justice - so I am thing at least ten days. I would love to stay longer, though.
 
I agree that it depends on when you want to visit! I would stay at least 10 days - especially if you want to do a variety of things. One could spend the whole day at beach, for example, and there are many beaches to see. It also depends on what you want to do while there.
 
I want to lie on a sandy beach and snorkel
 
Traveling to Kefalonia sounds like a fantastic idea for your summer getaway. The nesting season generally lasts for a few months, so you'll have a good chance of catching this fascinating wildlife phenomenon during your trip. Explore the picturesque villages and charming towns scattered across the island. Argostoli, the capital, is worth a visit with its lively waterfront and excellent dining options. If you're looking for another beach destination, consider Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica. You can find more information about the resort and activities at sicomono.com. It's known for its beautiful beaches and abundant wildlife.
 
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Turtles question about Kefalonia

I'm planning an upcoming trip to the beautiful island of Kefalonia and I've heard quite a bit about the turtles that can be seen around the island. 🐢💦

Being a wildlife lover, I'd be thrilled to catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat! I have a few questions and would greatly appreciate insights from those who have visited or are knowledgeable about the local wildlife:
  1. What is the best time of year to observe turtles in Kefalonia?
  2. Are there specific locations where sightings are more common?
  3. Do local conservation efforts support safe viewing that won't disrupt the turtles' natural behavior?
Anything you have to share will be helpful!

What to do in Faskardo Village on Kefalonia

I visited this village once maybe eight years ago and I want to go back. I have some notes about the things to do there. I am wondering if anyone has any thoughts. Did I miss anything? I want to take my family there because I found the place to be really beautiful.

  • Stroll the Waterfront Promenade: Enjoy a leisurely walk along the picturesque harbor with its array of colorful fishing boats and yachts.
  • Explore Historical Venetian Architecture: Take in the charming Venetian-style buildings that survived the 1953 earthquake, giving Fiskardo its unique character.
  • Relax at Foki Beach: Spend a day sunbathing and swimming in the serene bay of Foki, surrounded by olive groves and cypress trees.
  • Join a Boat Tour: Embark on a boat excursion to discover remote beaches, hidden coves, and the stunning coastline around Fiskardo.
  • Visit the Fiskardo Nautical and Environmental Museum: Learn about the maritime history and natural environment of the region through engaging exhibits.
  • Hike to the Lighthouse: Follow the scenic trails leading out of Fiskardo to the iconic lighthouse and enjoy panoramic views of the sea.
What did I miss? Anyone have any restaurants to recommend?

Best beaches in Kefalonia for families?

I'm in the process of planning what I hope to be an unforgettable family vacation to the beautiful island of Kefalonia. With its stunning landscapes and inviting sea, I can't think of a better place to spend quality time with the family.

However, as we all know, not all beaches are created equal, especially when it comes to finding spots that are both beautiful and suitable for families. Factors like gentle waves, shallow waters, accessibility, and nearby facilities (such as restrooms and places to eat) can make all the difference in ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable day at the beach for both parents and kids.

I would greatly appreciate any recommendations you might have for beaches that fit this bill. Our family loves a mix of adventures and relaxation, so suggestions for beaches with a bit of both would be fantastic. Are there any particular spots that have captured your heart due to their beauty, safety, and family-friendly amenities?

Making Christopsomo- Christmas Bread

I will be traveling to Greece this Christmas and I want to make some Christopsomo to give to my family when I go. I have never made it and want to run something by you - do these ingredients look right? It looks very similar to tsoureki to me but with a lot of spices. I am also nervous there's too much flour in the recipe.

- 8 cups or so of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 package of dry yeast
- 1 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 cup of warm water
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp of nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp of ground cloves
- 1/2 cup of honey

Looking into Assos village on Kefalonia

I am researching Assos Village for a potential trip. From the pictures and descriptions, it seems like a stunning place with its quaint houses, beautiful harbor, and the impressive Venetian Fortress. I would love to get some firsthand insights from those who have visited or locals who know the area well.
  1. Best Time to Visit: When would you say is the ideal time to visit Assos? I’m looking to avoid the crowds but still enjoy good weather.
  2. Must-Do Activities: Are there specific attractions or activities that are a must? I'm interested in both the popular spots and some hidden gems.
  3. Local Cuisine: Any recommendations for local eateries or dishes I should not miss? I'm eager to try authentic local cuisine.
  4. Accommodation Tips: Can anyone suggest cozy, ideally located places to stay in or near Assos Village?
  5. Transportation: What’s the best way to get around? Is renting a car necessary, or is there ample public transportation?
  6. Cultural Etiquette: Are there any local customs or etiquette I should be aware of during my visit?
  7. Day Trips: Finally, are there any easy day trips from Assos that are worth taking?
I appreciate any advice or stories you’re willing to share! My goal is to make the most of my visit and experience Assos Village authentically.
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