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Has anyone been to Kefalonia before? What's the most efficient and cost effective way to get there? Thanks
 
The best way is to hire a car from Athens ( much much cheaper) and drive to Patras and take the ferry from Patras to keffalonia. You definitely need a car there
 
The best way is to hire a car from Athens ( much much cheaper) and drive to Patras and take the ferry from Patras to keffalonia. You definitely need a car there
So you brought the car with you on the ferry?
 
So you brought the car with you on the ferry?

Yes, ferries have an area for your car. You drive it on and leave the car parked, and then you can go up into the ferry and enjoy the view and get a bite to eat or something to drink, if you want.
 

Finding out more about Assos village in Kefalonia

I am browsing through Air B nB listings for an upcoming visit to Greece and one in Assos village on Kefalonia caught my eye.

So I decided to see if I can find some information about the village to see if it is worth staying there.

From the picturesque scenery I’ve seen in photos to the glowing reviews I’ve read about its serene vibe, it seems like a must-visit spot. However, as someone who’s never been, I want to make sure I make the most out of my visit.

When is the best time to visit? What else is there to do in the village? Thanks in advance - any info you have is helpful.

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!

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.

Seeing the Venetian Influence of Kefalonia?

I'm planning a trip to Kefalonia and I'm particularly interested in exploring the island's Venetian heritage. I've read that the Venetians left a significant mark on Kefalonia's architecture and culture, and I'd love to experience this aspect of the island during my visit.

Could anyone recommend specific sites or towns where I can see the best examples of Venetian influence? I'm also interested in any historical insights or guided tours that focus on this period. Additionally, tips on local foods or festivals that reflect Venetian traditions would be great!

Any advice on how to make the most of this cultural exploration would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance for your suggestions!

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?
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