Sunday, September 23, 2012

5th Port: Kefalonia

The day after Dubrovnik was spent on the Greek island of Kefalonia, best known as the location of Louis de Berniere's book Captain Corelli's Mandolin. By this time we were all more than ready for a break from walking and decided just to grab a taxi to the beach. Swimming in the Ionian sea was sheer bliss - except for Rose who is currently dead set against swimming, or even paddling, in the sea. She dug happily in the sand for a while, managed to get slightly wet getting water to add to the sand, and then sulked over the combination of wetness and sand until it was time to leave (life can be hard when you are six!). Not many pictures from Kefalonia, as all we saw was the beach and the view from the ship.

The busy (expensive) end of the beach

The quieter (free) end of the beach

Town (Argostoli, the main port of Kefalonia)

And country


Richard Collins said...

Fiscardo is the best spot on this wonderful island.

Melanie B said...

I'm fascinated by the fact that the busy end is the expensive end of the beach while the free end is quiet. Exactly the opposite of beaches here where the private, expensive ones tend to be quieter while the free ones are quite mobbed.

The Bookworm said...

At the expensive end you are paying for the hire of sunbeds and a sunshade, the free end is bring-your-own.

Melanie B said...

Ah. That makes sense.