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KEFALONIA IN A NUTSHELL: THE PROGRAM FOR A RAINY DAY

The climate of Kefalonia is typically Mediterranean, with mild, rainy winters and hot, sunny summers. Even in the hottest season, especially in June and September, however, a capricious wind may bring some clouds or a passing storm. This is precisely why the island is so green! No problem, a cloudy day is the ideal opportunity to discover that Kefalonia offers much more than its beaches.

Sit back and relax, the best way to start a day in Greece is to drink a good Greek coffee or a caffé frappé and enjoy the view as time passes slowly. As you sip your coffee, start planning your day. Here are some ideas:

 

  • AGIOS GERASIMOS MONASTERY: St. Gerasimos is the patron saint of Kefalonia and is commemorated by the islanders twice a year with processions and celebrations that gather a large number of devotees. The Monastery in the Omala Valley is impressive and embellished with beautifully colored icons and murals. Below the monastery is a cave with two rooms that once housed the Saint.
  • SAMI NAUTICAL MUSEUM (https://nmsamis.gr/): the Sami Nautical Museum is small in size but is really interesting for both children and model-making enthusiasts. The creations on display are made with different types of wood and vary in length from 1.20 to 4 meters. The models surprise for their attention to detail and proximity to the originals also from the point of view of technical specifications. The 24 ships on display guide the visitor on a 3,500-year journey through Greek history and culture, accompanying him in epic wars, dives in search of sponges and finally in fishing.
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF SAMI (https://www.same-museum.gr/en/): inaugurated in 2021, the museum hosts a permanent exhibition of interesting finds from the territory of Sami and Fiskardo.
  • WINE TASTING: thanks to its temperate climate, Kefalonia is rich in vineyards. There are different grape varieties, each with their own harvest times, but the harvest of the grapes used for the most famous Kefalonia wine, Robola, begins in August in the Omala area. A local wine tasting is a great way to learn about a fundamental aspect of the island's culture, but also about its economy. The wineries are numerous, in various parts of the island!
  • CAVES OF DROGARATI: opened to the public in 1963, the cave is divided into two large rooms. The upper room, the "royal balcony", is characterized by wonderful stalactites while the second room, called the "apotheosis" is large and with a very high ceiling. Equipped with extraordinary acoustics, the room hosted truly evocative concerts.
  • KORGIALENIO HISTORICAL AND FOLKLORISTIC MUSEUM: this small museum in Argostoli traces the history of Kefalonia from the time of the Venetian conquest to the destruction of the island due to the earthquakes of 1953. The purpose of the Museum is to preserve the historical memory but also to show the cultural identity of the island, alive and evolving.
  • MUSEUM OF THE ACQUI DIVISION: the Association Mediterraneo has set up a permanent exhibition on the Acqui Division in Kefalonia where photographs, documents and objects belonging to the soldiers and officers of the Acqui Division are exhibited. Not only testimonies provided by veterans or families of the victims, but also relics found by the inhabitants of Kefalonia after the war and preserved for years, together with the memories of those tragic days.
  • TASTING OF OIL: the "liquid gold", tasty and healthy, is generously used in the preparation of most Greek dishes and is appreciated all over the world as a gastronomic product of incredible value. Olive oil is also a very important resource for the rural economy of Kefalonia. The Liocharis oil mill in Keramies is open for sale to the public and organizes tastings of its oil, a product of excellent quality that has obtained prestigious international awards. A perfect way not only to spend a couple of hours on a cloudy day, but also to find out more about one of the most typical Greek products!
  • A MASSAGE UNDER SECULAR OLIVE TREES: we can book a wellness treatment or a romantic couple's massage in a suggestive olive grove or in the privacy of your accommodation. Contact us for more information!

 

photo credit: discovergreece.com 

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