Kefalonia is the largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea surged in popularity with the release of Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, which was filmed on the island. However the island still retains much of it’s charm and indeed has many places to discover that remain secluded and unspoilt whilst lastminute.com make sure that you can find some great value holidays packages as well.
Svoronata on the south west coast of Kefalonia lies just a few miles south of the capital city Argostoli. It is a wonderfully sedate village made up of apartments and villas dotted around the coastline and is an excellent base from which to explore the island.
Lets have a wander around Svoronata
Being a series of villages connected by flat roads the Svoronata area makes it an accessible holiday for both young and old, providing the perfect break for an extended family holiday. The village of Svoronata lies about one mile inland the roads to the nearby beaches being lined with orange groves, orchards and fields full of flowers creating a rural charm and pleasant outlook whether walking or driving. When on holiday in Svoronata car hire is an advantage if you wish to explore further afield but for those looking for relaxation and a slower pace of life then the winding, often un-signposted streets with their mix of old Venetian style houses and new modern homes provides plentiful exploration.
Lets just laze on the beach
Along the coastline are a number of beaches all about thirty minutes walk of Svoronata depending upon where you are situated and lastminute.com has a number of holidays available in this area. Ammes and Avithos offer unusually orange-gold sandy beaches with shallow, clear waters suitable for children to paddle and swim whilst adults can laze and lounge. Both beaches have tavernas and cafes nearby likewise the Ai Helis beach, whilst being less sandy and hosting some unusual rock formations there are plenty of sun-loungers for those seeking sun drenched comfort.
Lets drive out somewhere today
Whilst holidaying in Svoronata can be as peaceful as one would ever want, those looking to liven things up may want to travel up the road to Argostoli the capital of Kefalonia. Here you will find shops, markets cafes and tavernas catering to every taste from familiar cuisine to more local dishes such as ‘aliada’ a fine garlic, potato and octopus dish or ‘bourbourelia’ a tasty bean soup. Argostoli has a number of central squares like the ‘Plateia Valianou’ where locals and visitors can gather in the many bars enjoying the cheery hospitality under the setting sun.
Lets tell all our friends, or maybe not!
After holidaying in Svoronata it’s going to be hard to keep it a secret as you will want to tell everyone from your single friends to your gran about the friendly locals and great beaches. Friends will want to take their children next year and you will be wanting to leave your kids at home while you and your loved one relive some romance. But with its variety of beaches and locality to larger towns Svoronata can be a secret to share yet still yours to keep when you book with lastminute.com.