This small apartment hotel in a small fishing village called Karavomylos, in Cephalonia, Greece is really nice. It's clean and you have your own kitchen and shower and balcony. Meals are not included but next door you have the village bakery with freshly baked bread every morning....only a couple of meters from the hotel is the best restaurant in the village (there are only 3-5 restaurants in the village). Can't remember the name right now but I'll fill in. Mostly locals eat there but much later, around 10 pm. I was surprised that prices were affordable, I got one entré, main course and local wine for approx 12 euros! This is not possible elsewhere in Greece in the major touristic cities/towns at high season. Maybe the prices were affordable because it was still low season and also because the Island is not so touristic yet. I hope it stays as genuin as it is! By the way, the famous movie with Nicholas Cage was filmed here; Captain Corellis Mandolin.
The hotel owners are very helpful and kind, they gave tips on what beaches to visit, recommended restaurants etc. All you need is to ask them! The village is quite small, so if you get easily bored you can in 5 minutes walk over to Sami, a small town with lots of restaurants and bars. The best beach near Sami and Karavomylos is called Anti samos. Some say it's walking distance but I would not recommend walking! It's too hot and hilly. I heard that it took 3 hours one way! It's definitely worth while to rent a scooter. I paid 100 euros for 6 days. Ask the hotel which one they recommend.
Everybody told me to visit Fiskardo because it's the only genuine village that wasn't detroyed but the earth cuake in 53. It's nice but even 100 times nicer is Assos. It's a small fishing port where you can enjoy a nice dinner in the sun set after a crasy decesent on the curvy roads...
Myrtos beach is famous and spectacular seen from above, but there are honestly other secluded beaches that are nicer. Be ware that there are no sandy beaches here, perhaps in the south but you should invest in diving shoes or other shoes as it's difficult to get into the water.
I will post some nice pics later. Or you can see them here:
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Starting from Sami between Myrtos and Antisamos, close to Melissani and Drogarati caves you end up to Karavomylos, where Kalypso is.Kalypso apartments are traditional, fully equipped, airconditioned. They are very spacious and comfortable.All balconies overlook the sea, Ithaca or the mount Ainos. In the garden there is swim spa, barbecue & mini bar. The cleaning service is daily. We make our guests feel comfortable providing them with the best they deserve.See you! ... more less
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