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Kefalonia: Magical Greek Island

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Mythical Paradise Islands of Kefalonia and Ithaca

Kefalonia is the largest of the seven Ionian Islands, situated to the west of mainland Greece. Lying only 2 miles off its north eastern coast is the much smaller, but highly significant island of mythology, Ithaca.

Having spent a special week near the northern fishing port of Fiskardo, it was truly wonderful to find a tourist destination that hadn't been spoilt by the addition of high-rise hotels and fast food eateries. But instead, the locals continued with their small boat fishing, as well as olive and goat farming - and even some vine growing and wine making.

Obviously, being a desirable holiday venue, it is amazing that the mountainsides remain unscarred, with only small, simple and tastefully built villas sparsely dotted around. Kefalonia is a 'magical island', and here is what I found on my travels.

All photographs © Rob Hemphill

Published on 17 Oct 2012

Selected as Lens of the Day on 18 Oct 2012

Fiskardo, Kefalonia

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Myrtos Beach - Cobalt blue sea

Myrtos Beach
Myrtos Beach

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This is one of the most photographed beaches in the world, and I can see exactly why.

Myrtos beach is located about 30 km north of the capital, Argostoli, on the north western coastline near to the ancient and beautiful town of Assos.

Surrounded by high rocky white cliffs, with a small cave at its southern end, the semi-circular coarse sand and pebbly beach is situated in a spectacular setting. There are deep shelves of sand and stone, so one must enter and leave the water with caution, due to the strong undercurrents. Walking on the hot pebbles is not easy in barefeet, so sensible footwear is advisable for swimming in.

It is probably best known for a beach scene in the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin filmed on the island in 2001. [See the video]

The many colors of blue, from the sky down through the water, have one in awe when viewing from this spot. The surrounding area is totally unspoilt. In fact, only when one is actually swimming in the sea, if one turns toward the horizon, a magnificent purple haze stretching right across the sea can be seen.

Atheras beach
Atheras beach

Experience From a Previous Visit...

...meant I had to return one day!

It was in 2010 when I first came to Kefalonia (Cefalonia), and experienced the charm and beauty of this small Mediterranean island. Probably not the charm that many would associate with a Greek island, but to a keen photographer, there were photo opportunities everywhere.

From pretty beaches and attractive coves, to peaceful villages, stunning scenery and small fishing harbours, everywhere had a postcard view. The people are friendly and keep themselves to themselves. I would guess that most of the population make their living from tourism in one way or another, but it is not that noticeable - which is lovely.

On this first visit, beaches were on the photo menu - as Kefalonia has so many really beautiful ones, so I set about trying to visit those that had been recommended to me by locals. And, do they have great beaches? Yes, they most certainly do. I'll try and include a few here!

Fiskardo
Fiskardo

Fiskardo - Harbour Village & Port

The town of Fiskardo is situated on the northernmost part of the island. As a port, there are regular ferries to neighbouring Lefkada (Lefkas) and Ithaca, as well as to mainland Greece itself. The coast around Fiskardo is predominantly rocky with several pebble-beached inlets and coves.

Fiscardo is unique as it was one of the only places on Kefalonia that was left virtually undamaged during the great earthquake of 1953, which ruined most of the historic buildings on the island.

The town takes on a very different perspective at night as the lights from the old buildings, bars and restaurants combine to provide that magical Mediterranean atmosphere we all love. Of all the villages on Kefalonia, Fiscardo has a totally unique ambience, especially on a summer evening.

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Fiskardo
Fiskardo
Ionian Islands
Ionian Islands

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Nicolas Cage, Penelope Cruz, John Hurt and Christian Bale star in this light-hearted film set in Kefalonia, based on the novel by Louis de Bernieres..

An unlikely romance ensues when Captain Antonio Corelli, the commander of an invading Italian army, with a jolly personality (Nicholas Cage), meets Pelagia , a beautiful but tempestuous Greek woman (Penelope Cruz).

Corelli's passion for playing the mandolin and singing with his battery of musical troops have the gentle effect of softening the head-strong Pelagia, whose fiance Mandras, (Christian Bale) heads off to war on the mainland.

 

Captain Corelli's Mandolin - "Heil Puccini!" - On Myrtos Beach

Assos
Assos

Assos

Romantic & beautiful village

This small, secluded village is situated a few miles north of Myrtos beach on the Assos peninsular. The village is nestled into the horseshoe shaped harbour and surrounded by dramatic coastal scenery of cypress forest hillsides and a cobalt blue sea.

The remains of an ancient Venetian fortress situated high up on the peninsular dominates the area. A well designed wide walkway allows the visitor to walk from the village up to the ruins, where spectacular aerial views can be experienced.

This rustic village has only about 100 inhabitants, which swells during the summer tourist months. Many people come to learn about the existence of Venetian architecture prior to the 1953 earthquake, as examples can be found in the national heritage fortress.

Assos
Assos
Assos harbor
Assos harbor

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Assos harbor by Rob Hemphill
Assos harbor by Rob Hemphill
View in Assos
View in Assos

Traditions

A local man is seen setting out his wares at a scenic spot near to Assos beach, hoping that the casual visitor will buy. The goods for sale include fruit, vegetables and especially honey.

The terraced hillsides sloping above Assos used to be cultivated with cereal crops and grapes before the 1953 earthquake. However, these have long been abandoned, and now lie idle with perhaps the odd goat to be seen grazing among the undergrowth and olive trees.

Fresh fish is caught daily and appears on most menus wherever one eats, although the fishing fleets around the island have diminished in size. Tourism is by far the most important form of revenue with the majority of Kefalonians being employed in related industries.

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Journey To Our Perfect Villa

Along steep, winding roads

Having arrived at the airport in the dark, we had no idea where exactly our villa was, apart from that we had a 50 kilometre drive along narrow, twisty roads to get to the village. What made this exciting was that we had no idea what landmarks and scenery we were passing (actually passed Myrtos beach and Assos).

We encountered a small group of goats lying in the middle of the road, obviously enjoying the radiated warmth from the tarmac after a lovely blue-skied, hot day. They clearly knew that the traffic - all one car of it - would stop in time, and not run them over. In fact, they were very beligerant at having to move at all.

When we arrived at our destination, we had discovered a dream villa with a lovely owner, who made us very welcome. But, we still had no idea what views we might have - or even if we had one at all!

villa in kefalonia
villa in kefalonia

The Villa

In a sleepy little ancient village

This was our villa facing towards the island of Lefkada (Lefkas) to the north and Ithaca to the east (see photo below). To wake up and have the sun blazing through the window with the amazing backdrop of Ithaca seemed so surreal - we were only 2 miles from this famous island of mythology.

We soon started talking about the stories of Homer's Odyssey, about Cyclops and Zeus, Athena and Penelope, and that Odysseus was helped to get back to Ithaca by the Phaeacians. The chatting then slowed down, as we all struggled to remember the mythical details. Have a look at Odysseus. But we still couldn't believe that we were a stones throw from this great island - we had to visit it by boat - and we did the very next day.

Our pretty location meant that we had access to so many gorgeous beaches, harbours and villages, and could find a wealth of attractive restaurants with tables only 3 feet from the sea all within a few miles of our villa. We had found somewhere truly wonderful, and just what my camera ordered!

Homer and the Odyssey

Homer and the Odyssey
Homer and the Odyssey

Why not have a good read and delve into the mythological tales of Homer, especially if you ever plan to visit this extraordinary part of the world.

Seeing where some of the tales are based made me hungry for information, and to think that Odysseus came from where I've just been, oh wow!

 

View of Ithaca

view of Ithaca
view of Ithaca

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Classic Recipes from Kefalonia

Classic Recipes from the Greek Island of Kefalonia (in English)
Classic Recipes from the Greek Island of Kefalonia (in English)

Tassia Dendrinou's book, introduces Greek cuisine with a special feature on Kefalonia, its natural produce and local recipes. There are also numerous photographs of the island, taken by photographer Michael Kouvidis.

In my opinion cooking, apart from some basic rules, is all about love, imagination and soul. To me, a home is not a place filled with beautiful furniture and rich carpets, it is a place that is filled with the aromas of cooked food or baked sweets, especially on a holiday, a place where people gather around the fireplace or the table," says Tassia Dendrinou.

With her love of cooking and for the people who visited their tavern, she has this to say, "Fiskardo is, to me, the most beautiful and picturesque place in the whole world. It has the rare advantage of combining mountain and sea. With God's blessing, it had the fortune to remain intact after the earthquake in 1953. It boasts a rare natural harbor. During the summer months it combines two worlds: luxury in all its glory and natural beauty. I hope that this special feature on Fiskardo will make you love this place and those of you who did not have the fortune of visiting it will be tempted to do so as soon as possible."

 
Melissani Lake
Melissani Lake

Melissani Lake

Located 5 km SE of Agia Efimia

This underground lake was a great find, as it wasn't too well signposted. But as we had done our homework on it beforehand, it clearly was somewhere we wanted to visit.

Melissani, in Greek mythology, was the cave of the nymphs. The cave features a lake that is surrounded by trees, and during an earthquake over 5,000 years ago, the roof of the cave collapsed inwards leaving a gaping hole.

If one visits this lake when the sun is overhead and shining directly into the deep pool (about 39 m or 128 ft), a magnificent light cobalt blue can be witnessed in the water. The waters in the lake are brackish, being a mix of sea water and clean rain water. But how can this be and what's the geology?

In 1959, following dye tracing experiments, the water from the Katavothres on the other side of the island reappears in this lake - under the island. The cave is approximately 500 metres from the sea, with the water level being a metre higher than sea level. On one side of the cave, the brackish water rises up from the deep system and flows gently to the other end of the cave, and finally flowing through narrow crevices into the sea.

The stalactites in the cave are between 16,000 and 20,000 years old.

Visitors can board a few small boats to be rowed round the lake and experience the impressive acoustics in one of the chambers - yes, our oarsman started signing opera, and very good he was. It was an experience to be in the presence of the Nymphs.

Melissani Lake
Melissani Lake
Melissani Lake
Melissani Lake

Any Tales To Tell About Greece Or The Greek Islands? - Especially Kefalonia

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      alex 2 years ago

      Nice article!!

      A nice place to stay in Kefalonia is Agia Efimia at Alexatos Studios, i spent my summer there and it was really joinfull.

      ( alexatos-studios.gr/ )

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      Christine Hulme 3 years ago from SE Kent, England

      Just babysat my grandsons so my son and his wife could visit these parts with holiday money he won from his firm. They had a wonderful (albeit short) time there!

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      Meganhere 4 years ago

      On a ferry to Paros we were accompanied by dolphins. My partner was literally green with seasickness and didn't care what sea creatures were with us but I was thrilled.

      Lovely lens.

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      TriciaLymeMom 4 years ago

      It looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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      crstnblue 4 years ago

      Great job! Thanks for sharing!

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      muhammadadjo 4 years ago

      Wonderfull Land, to vacation..!!

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      ShineRita 4 years ago

      wow! beautiful!!

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      onyesvic 4 years ago

      Great stuff

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      Marianne Gardner 4 years ago from Pacific NW, USA

      Beautiful photos. I love your peaceful scenes of photography along waterfronts and coastal towns.

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      Stevenghareeb 4 years ago

      lovely lens

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I should be there on beach. Thanks nice lens.

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      Srena44 4 years ago

      great lens

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      keitter 4 years ago

      the Greek sun can be fierce , I have been to an island on the mainland, Halkadiki. Thanks for a fantastic and comprehensive lens , making me want to go on holiday

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      kayla_harris 4 years ago

      Nice island! And the pictures are so beautiful!

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      photomania 4 years ago

      Never been to Fefalonia, sounds really beautiful.Visited Crete a few years ago and really enjoyed it.Thanks for the great lens

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      Earnlat 4 years ago

      A truly excellent piece of work. Real eye candy!!

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      What a beautiful lens with incredibly thorough information, as well!! LOTD well deserved! My husband was born and raised in Croatia, we were married there, and next time we return, I now plan on making a point to visit Kefalonia.

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      greenlungsofpoland 4 years ago

      I loved Kefalonia and would so like to return one day!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My very first sailing flotilla began at Lefkas Marina and circled Kefalonia. We stayed two nights in Fiskardo, visited Melissani Lake, visited Ithaca, and oh, how much we loved every bit of it! Kefalonia is indeed a magical place. We have sailed to many other places and Kefalonia is still our favorite. It captured our hearts for sure.

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      Mary Stephenson 4 years ago from California

      Congratulations on winning LOTD yesterday. What a pretty place to visit, thanks for taking us there.

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      spids1 4 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD. Nice lens and great reading suggestions.

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      Perrin 4 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow . . . just beautiful. No tales to tell here, just a hope that someday I can see that gorgeous place for myself! Congrats on LOTD. This lens deserves it.

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      kwagga 4 years ago

      Love it! Gorgeous scenery. Would love to visit Greece one day, and this will be on my menu!

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      TLC33 4 years ago

      This is such a beautiful lens with stunning photographs, very well deserved for LotD. I'd love to visit this magical island one day.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 4 years ago from Washington State

      such an exciting adventure, thanks for sharing it with us

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      Toy-Tester 4 years ago

      Really enjoyed the fantastic pictures.. :)

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      koolclipz 4 years ago

      I will let you know when I get back....one day! :)

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      kiratalley 4 years ago

      Beautiful, looks like a great place to visit!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Love all the beautiful photos!

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      I would love to visit Myrtos Beach one day! Thank you for sharing your photos :)

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      MaureenCee 5 years ago

      Congratulations on a great lens I can see why it's LOTD. I have never been to Greece, unfortunately but if i do get there guess where will be the first place I go.... Kefalonia of course and all those other magnificent places you showed me, thank you

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      lewisgirl 5 years ago

      None, but I would love to visit. Beautiful photos!

      Congrats on your LOTD!

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      summermote 5 years ago from Scottsdale, AZ

      Nice lens. GREAT Photos!! Would love to make it there one day.

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      wrapitup4me 5 years ago

      Amazing photos. Very impressive. I visited Corfu 40 years ago and wondered if it is possible that it still has quiet unspoiled areas. After reading this lens, I think it may be possible.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      Congratulations on winning the Lens of The Day (LOTD)!!!

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      mylittleeden 5 years ago

      Very comprehensive lens, I loved the two weeks we stayed many years ago now even saw the filming of captain Corelli but because of earthquake in 1953? Most of the building were staged, dispite the earthquake the landscape is stunning. A great get away from it all holiday hiring a car a must though. Thanks for letting me be reminded of this wonderful destination

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      Leah J. Hileman 5 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Beautiful! Congrats on LOTD. Great photos and information for potential travelers.

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures and places. I was born not far away from Greece, so thanks for returning my memories.

      Congrats for purple star and for LOTD.

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      Asher Socrates 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow! Beautiful work you have created for this lens. Congrats!

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      EpicFarms 5 years ago

      Not a one, but that sure does look like the idyllic place for some serious R and R - wowza! Congratulations on a well-earned LoTD :o)

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      nickybutler 5 years ago

      Stunning photos :) I absolutely love Greece and hope to re-visit. I can't recommend Tolo and Kos enough.... Next I'd like to see Kefalonia and Santorini!

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      Your photos tell it all.

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      mariacarbonara 5 years ago

      Greece is such a calm and relaxing place

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      johnsja 5 years ago

      Beautiful photos. Great story. Thanks for sharing and congrats for LOTD!

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LotD with this gorgeous piece!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A very interesting lens. Unfortunately I haven't visited there as of yet, but I do look forward to doing so in the future especially after such a splendid presentation.

      Regards.

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      les777 5 years ago

      Brings back great memories of a holiday on the isle of Kos.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      What a stunning place! I'd love to visit Greece.

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      Bundle10 5 years ago

      Congratulation on lotd! I went to Kefalonia (or Cephalonia as I knew it) back in 1986 and loved it. I'd love to go back again one day.

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      RavenRunner 5 years ago

      What a beautiful place!

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      olmpal 5 years ago

      Another Greek here! Thanks for sharing this great article about one of my country's beautiful islands! Well deserved LOTD! Congratulations!

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      Congrats on LoTD. What a lovely article. Can't wait to go to Greece again.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Lovely photos of a beautiful place - looks like it should be called paradise :>)

      ~~blessed~~

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      The beaches are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I've never been to Greece and am not really a beach girl. But your photos are spectacular! Makes me want to go there.

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      agungsolusi 5 years ago

      Beautiful place, wish could set my foot in the beach someday :D

      Thanks for sharing in here Rob

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      RealEstateInvestorGirl 5 years ago

      I like your harbor picture the best! I was on Corfu, and enjoyed the Georgiopolis area. Look forward to going back sometime and explore Kefalonia.

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      Jogalog 5 years ago

      I'd love to visit one day. Well done on getting LOTD

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      dioltcom 5 years ago

      This place looks so dreaming. I really would like to go there once in life.

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      Evelyn88 5 years ago

      I'm from Greece, I don't know what to say first about the islands. If you happen to be in Greece at 17 March 2013 (the last day of Greek carnival), don't miss to visit the Island of Skyros. It's carnival customs are unique!

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      Art Inspired 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this part of the world. It's a great big world and it's wonderful to see new places. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos. Make it a great day!

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      EdmondHoggeJr 5 years ago

      Magical nice work! Shared and Tweeted

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Thank You for sharing your wonderful Photographs and informative well made lens! This definitely is a place I would like to visit...it goes on my bucket-list.

      ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congrats on the lens of the day awesome lens thanks for this beautiful lens.

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      Nnadi bonaventure Chima 5 years ago from Johanesburg

      Beautiful place worth visiting ,congrats on LOTD

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      John Tannahill 5 years ago from Somewhere in England

      I've been to many of the Greek Islands and the Ionian Islands are special, they're much greener. Even Corfu has some wonderful places, it's not all too touristy. You just have to pick a good location. It's the same with Zakinthos (Zante) but Kefalonia is the best.

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      Stephen J Parkin 5 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I have been fortunate enough to visit, Cyprus, Crete, and Corfu. These are all wonderful and different islands in their own right. The Greeks are splendid hosts and by and large live their normal lives despite the tourists. They are wonderful places to visit. I loved the photographs.

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      Joanie Ruppel 5 years ago from Keller, Texas

      My journey to collecting sea glass began on a Greek Island cruise when we docked at Rhodes and to my amazement we found over 250 pieces of sea glass on the beach there. Love my Mother-land!

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      octopen 5 years ago

      Lovely lens, I was dissipointed when it wasp over. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place. Definetly a place i will go sometime in the future.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      I stayed on Hydra for a few days. Greece is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Your photos are lovely and make me want to go back! Congratulations on LOTD.

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      VspaBotanicals 5 years ago

      Really beautiful places. Great lens!

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      Fox Music 5 years ago

      Wow Thank you for this Informative & Very Remarkable Lens, Kefalonia: Magical Greek Island

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      KandDMarketing 5 years ago

      None yet, but I certainly have this island in the top 10 on my bucket list! Thanks!

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      writerkath 5 years ago

      Good morning Rob! Wow! This is one really wonderful lens! So glad you won LOTD and Purple Star...Congratulations! I have to tell you that before I saw this page, I had never really thought about visiting the Greek Islands, but I think this would be right up my alley. Truly beautiful! :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      what a beautiful place. i never been in europe before, i should take a vacation in that place. anyway, congratulations for the LoTD

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Yes, I have been to Kefalonia and during our stay we visited Ithaca, Myrtos Beach and Fiskardo, where we had a lovely lunch right by the harbour.

      I was shocked to be told after we had arrived that Kefalonia is the most earthquake prone spot in the whole of the Mediterranean!

      Travelling around the island by coach was not the most comfortable experience, because it is so mountainous, but the views were spectacular.

      We even managed to see the dolphins on our last day when we took a boat trip.

      Thanks for the memories Rob and congratulations on getting Lens of the Day.

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      Aquamarine18 5 years ago

      Hello, congratulations on a beautiful lens. I am from Greece, I live in Thessaloniki and I have visited Kephalonia 2-3 times. It is certainly one of the most beautiful and unspoilt islands of the Ionian sea and you present it really well in your lens.

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      Pete Schultz 5 years ago

      Great photos, and I enjoy visiting a new place thanks to your lens. Should I ever be fortunate enought to travel to Greece, Kefalonia will be on my list. Thanks, and congrats on lotd.

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      Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

      Beautiful holiday destination and unspoilt beaches ... cost nothing to dream !

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      RedShoesGirl 5 years ago

      I have not visited Kefalonia yet, but I have been in Rhodes and Corfu and mainland Greece. I will love Greece forever.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Lovely photographs. I would love to visit. It sounds very peaceful

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      GabStar 5 years ago

      Haven't been there yet but it's definitely on the list

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      sallemange 5 years ago

      Beautiful. I have a friend who moved here from the UK to set up his wedding photography business.

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      Arun2012 5 years ago

      Ancient Greece culture is one of my favorite

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      This looks like a beautiful place to visit.

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      Ahdilarum 5 years ago

      panoramic view of the island and tempted us to visit

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Gorgeous place. And great photos.

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      Im Horse Crazy 5 years ago

      cool website!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Looks quite beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing - congrats on LotD! Here's some Angel Dust for you! :)

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Beautiful! What a great vacation spot. Thank you for the tour and congratulations on your gorgeous Lens of the Day!

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      mamabrat lm 5 years ago

      My godmother Thia Opie is Greek. I love the food and would love to visit some day. The pictures are beautiful.

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      Loraine Brummer 5 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

      Congratulations on LOTD. Beautiful lens.

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      Robin S 5 years ago from USA

      Congratulations, this lens has been selected as LotD today. You can read all about it here: http://hq.squidoo.com/lotd/lens-of-the-day-kefalon...

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      poldepc lm 5 years ago

      I love Greece, as I love al warm exotic vacation destinations...Congratulations on the LOTD

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      sailor_man 5 years ago

      Very usefull!

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      Cam Marotta 5 years ago

      Looks stunning!

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      MichaelDubrovnik 5 years ago

      Cheers buddy! I didn't know about this island before reading this lens.

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      StrongMay 5 years ago

      Sadly, a year after we sailed there Greece caught fire. I still have the SMS from my mom: "Kefalonia is on fire what we saw is bvrning. Al of it. 27/08/2007". So sad to hear such a beautiful forest burn.

      My brother led us cliff-climbing there (no eqiupment; it wasn't planned)! Since is a family joke not to let him lead us anywhere.

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      StrongMay 5 years ago

      I was there! My family joined a flotilla (group of sailboats) for a week in the Ionian Islands. I have pictures like yours of the place. I walked there, sailed there, even rented a car from Fis-KAR-do.

      That trip to Greece was a dream. It felt like a dream back then and still does. Out of the 14 countries I have been to, the Ionians felt more like paradise than elsewhere.

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      wattyan 5 years ago

      Beautiful place!