This week’s post will be different. This week we were on holidays!
The last time we were on holidays was more than 5 years ago. All these years we are saving money to build our house. Hopefully this winter we will start the construction. We won’t have the whole amount that is needed to be finished but we think that it will be livable and little by little will be done.
But we were also very tired these days. Working in heat for weeks, watering and taking care of the garden daily, visitors that we were more than happy to have, Naya still acting like a puppy, we hit our limit of exhaustion.
Taking some days off work was needed! I don’t think I have mentioned before that for the last 4 years F and I work at the same fishfarm, me as an ichthiologist and F in the maintenance grew. Taking just a few days off together is a huge deal!!
This time we did it! Just for a week but still we did it!! 🙂
So we were on holidays but we didn’t leave our island because we had to stay on a budget. We decided to be tourists on the same place that we live! And it was fantastic! Laying on the beach all day and sleep in your bed? Any time baby!! 😀
Our holidays started at the “private beach” I told you about last week.
There are two ways to get to this beach. Either you climb up and down a hill or you walk on those spiky rocks.
We took the second way that time and found some treasures….
Sea shell fossils! Amazing!!!! There were hundred of them for who knows how many years!!!!
The next day we hit the road for swimming at Skala’s beach which is at the other side of Kefalonia. Skala is full of hotels and tourists so we fitted perfectly! 😉
Next to Skala is the port of Poros. On the way there are some beautiful and less crowded beaches.
Poros is a beautiful little town surrounding by trees.
On the next day we wanted to go at Antisamos beach. One of my favourites.
But it was so crowded that we couldn’t even park the car! Where all these people came from? I’m not agoraphobic but after this I might became one…!
So we left for Sami, where F have spent lots of his childhood summers. He remembered a small beach….
It was marvellous! Exactly what I needed! The water was cool and there was shade from the trees. We even took a nap there!
Another day we visited Fiskardo, on the north side. The road was under construction so we had to take a detour from Agia Eufimia.
Up on the mountain where you could see Ithaka island….
The island of Odysseys! Perhaps next time….
After about 2 hours we arrived at Fiskardo.
Fiskardo is a very touristic place that people with sailing boats usually go there.
And some luxurious boats that were bigger than my house….
Fiskardo hadn’t been destroyed by the earthquake that happened at 1953 that had flatten the rest of the island, so you can see old, beautiful buildings of different architecture.
Or to get you in the mood, what about a bit of black and white?
After sweating in the town, we headed to Foki beach.
Of course we went at the rocks at the side where was more quiet….
We could just go in the water but we didn’t mind! We also found a small cave that you could get there only by swimming so I have no photos of it.
Another famous beach there is Dafnoudi. There is a beautiful path through the trees to get there. About 20 minutes of walking which for F was like a marathon! He was weaning the whole way! Despite that, it was a truly wonderful walk!
Did you notice that some trees grow in the rocks? Isn’t nature unbelievable?
And then out of nowhere….
The beach was nice but wasn’t something special, just another kefalonian beach. For F wasn’t worth the walking. I don’t think that anything would! 😛
When we were about to leave I noticed a cave though where the water sounded magical! Echoing! Even that didn’t impress my F!!!!
I hope I didn’t bore you with this long post….
Oh! I have so many more beautiful places to show you….!
I think I will write the rest of it tomorrow….
Night night my friends!