The Sami Star - Villa Kalliste Excursions

Visit Nearby Islands: Ithaca, Lefkada, Zakynthos, Meganissi and Skorpios can be easily accessed from Kefalonia and we will be delighted to share our knowledge of these islands with you. A day trip to Ithaca onboard the old clipper – The Sami Star is a must! http://www.samistar.com/. This boat is available for Private Day charter.

Assos and Fiscardo: Travel north for an hour along the magnificent coastal road to  Myrtos Beach, one of the most photographed beaches in the world with its dramatic white cliffs plunging into azure waters. Cool off with a swim. Next continue on to the most picturesque, harbour village of Assos on a peninsular all of its own, Enjoy brunch by the water then either explore the village or climb up the hill to the commanding Venetian fortress (about 45 minutes uphill easy grade walk) and be rewarded with stunning views.

Continue on northwards to the scenic and sophisticated and chic village of Fiscardo, the hub of the north and a haven for stylish yachts of the rich and famous. Stroll around an array of colourful pretty shops and restaurants along the harbour.  There is also an excellent Thai restaurant off the main street open for dinner only. Visit Embelisse and Foki beaches.  Try going up the west cost of the island and back down the centre to capitalise on the stunning scenery.


Vineyard Excursions at Villa Kalliste in Kefalonia

San Gerasimos/Robola vineyard: St Gerasimos is the patron St of Kefalonia indeed most males on the island are named after him, Makis, and Gerry! This beautiful monastery is a 25 minute drive from Villa Kallliste – yet, it is rarely open, except some Sunday mornings. However, the side convent, set in lovely grounds is always open and here you can go into the little chapel and even squeeze down into the tiny crypt where St. Gerasimos used to retreat for prayer. His solid silver sarcophagus is also a marvel to behold in the chapel.

Adjacent to St. Gerasimos is the Robola Co-operative Winery. Tours are available on a random basis and you can certainly taste the wines which, in the main, are good quality coiffeurs and inexpensive!! (Gentilini Vineyard near Lassi is also open to visitors and produces arguably the best wine on the island).

St Gerasimos and the Robola Co-operative are about a 15 mintue drive from St. Georges Castle where you will find ruins of the Venetian Fortress (including an amphitheatre) and amazing views. There is also a quaint village with local craft shops and two tavernas.