Earlier this Summer, Alex & I returned from a blissfully beautiful week in Kefalonia, a stunning Ionian island in Greece…
I think it was the most needed holiday of my life, despite my life currently being the “calmest” it’s ever been…
Alex and I can only really describe the week as “perfect”.
It was my 7th or 8th visit to Greece. I fell in love with the country itself when I went to Athens on a philosophy school trip back in Sixth Form. I’m obsessed with Greek philosophy, myths, theatre,art etc… It’s the birthplace of all I love and owe so much of my soul to Greece…. It’s also one of the cheapest places to holiday so need I say more?
I thought I’d share some photos along with what we got up to. I hope you enjoy this post & thanks so much as ever for reading xxx
We stayed in an area called Svoronata which is super close to the airport.
It’s a stunning area (as is the whole island tbh) flourishing in natural splendor… Nature and wildlife appear to thrive here and I felt like a butterfly coming out of its cocoon…
Our hotel was in a very quiet area called Ai Helis and it was basic, clean and friendly.
Apparently it was discovered around 300 years ago when a big earthquake caused the cave to collapse which revealed its entrance (we actually had a little earthquake whilst being there!). It’s a pretty cool cave that’s about 150 million years old and deffo worth a visit.
Melissani Lake and Cave.
Oh my Athena, this was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my wee life!!! In Greek Mythology, it is the Cave of the Nymphs. It’s part salt water and part natural water and if you get there at the right time as the sun hits the top of the cave, you’re in for a treat.
The most famous beach of the island, Myrtos Beach.
Myrtos Beach is a stereotypical “postcard beach” as it’s apparently the most picturesque of the island. It’s over a mile long, filled with gorgeous white sand and is featured in the film ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’.