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 Lakithra, Kefalonia

Lakithra is one of a network of small villages and hamlets strung along a hillside clothed in olive and lemon trees overlooking the west coast. Not just a tourist village, although there are a couple of small hotels and a few villas but home to many. It’s just a ten minute drive into Argostoli, so an evening in the island capital, strolling along the waterfront, shopping or enjoying a meal at one of the many tavernas in its wide tree lined streets can be followed by a short return taxi ride.

You’ll more than likely fall into the daily routine  of making a visit to the baker in the mornings, packing up a picnic and heading off for the day as there’s no shortage of tempting sandy beaches within a few minutes drive of the village. The long stretches of sand at Makri- and Plati-Gialos, near Argostoli, well supplied with sun beds and the quieter beaches of Ammes and Ai Helis are all within a few minutes drive. It’s a similar distance to  pretty Avithos beach from where, if you choose,  you can walk over the rocky headland to little Megalipetra where a picnic is essential as there’s no taverna but you can leave your swimming costume at home. Within 10 mins drive is pretty Lourdas.

There’s hardly a better location for exploring the island and Fiscardo in the north and Sami on the east coast make ideal day trips. If on the other hand all you really want to do is park up the car, enjoy your pool, your villa, the views and the sunsets then in Lakithra itself, as well as the bakery, you’ll find a couple of tavernas and a sweet shop.

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