All posts tagged Central Kefalonia

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Walls of the Ancient City of Krani

The grand walls of the Ancient City of Krani (7th century BC) are located on the hill in the Krania area on the outskirts of Argostoli.

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The old village of Valsamata with its picturesque homes and cobbled paths take you back to pre-1953 Kefalonia.
The broader area has several vineyards and olive groves and continues an important agricultural tradition. This is where the headquarters of the famous Robola wine co-op can be found, as well as the Monastery of Agios Gerasimos.

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National Park of Ainos

The National Park of Mount Ainos is the setting of a magnificent fir-tree forest, itself home to fauna and flora of all kinds. Most impressive is the Black Fir, which can reach 20 to 30 meters in height, and can live up to 500 years.

The best time to visit Mount Ainos is in the spring, when weather conditions are favorable for exploration, and most of the plant species have blossomed. A winter visit is also a mesmerizing experience, with the snow-capped mountains serving as an active reminder of the calm beauty of the season. Either way, the view atop this peak is always breathtaking.

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Agia Kiriaki beach

The bay of Agia Kiriaki has a large expanse of white pebbles and azure waters–a truly mesmerizing combination. To complete the experience, several fish taverns offering local delicacies line the waterfront area.