As we approach the end of our 14 day holiday in Kefelonia, I would like to thank everyone on this glorious island that has made us welcome. We have seen some of the island this time, (in fact quite a lot through a window of an excursion coach). We have relaxed (the overall intention), eaten traditional and drank island wines, probably in excess in some cases, but we can say we have enjoyed it.
I have said previously that the excursion is not normally for us, this can be hit and miss, we did have two fairly good ones and one not so good. If you are coming to Kefelonia, consider a hire car, the roads are quiet and very good, so it is reasonable to say you can do it your self, you will save a lot of time in coach pick ups, you will not be tied to the tour guides continuous talking (it can be painful) and you may gain a few extra hours in the sun by the pool or on the beach.
We have stayed in Katelios on the south of the island and there are plenty of restaurants and small bars to eat during the day and the evening. They all serve traditional Greek and Kefelonian food, but they do vary in presentation. So don’t stick to one, try some of the others. We ate at the following on a number of occasions, Rosebud (resident hotel restaurant of Magnolia Resort Hotel ), just across the road is Persha’s Taverna, they do an excellent pork dish speciality. Others include Jerrys Ellinenko standard food and English if you like that sort of thing. On the sea front of Katelios there is Maria’s, Captain Jerrys (excellent seafood), The Lighthouse, Madusas, and Cozy does an excellently warm Baklava and ice cream.
Even with the current monetary problems in Greece, travellers have not been affected, gift and food prices have been very reasonable, we did come across some retailers that preferred cash, but the majority still take cards and you can still draw up to €250 from a a cash point in the street without an issue.
We came to Katelios three years ago and it was surprisingly quiet, but this time it was definitely busier and the general consensus was that is was due to the current refugee crisis on the Turkish borders and eastern Greek Islands. We have been to the eastern islands in the past, but since discovering Kefelonia we have not been back, this island is wonderful, if I could I would love to stay.
Happy and glorious holiday…