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 Sami, Kefalonia

This small seaside town has been a main port of call from ancient times to the present day for ships & boats. Sami has grown to be a favourite spot for yachts to pull into it’s harbour after having a lovely sail around the Sami Bay with Ithaki to one side and the tree clad mountains surrounding.

 

By day there is lots of hustle and bustle with the ferries and sailboats coming and going but by night the waterfront, which is lined with tavernas and cafes, gets closed down from traffic and turns into a promenade for pedestrians and has a lovely relaxing atmosphere.  There are a couple of banks, a post office, several shops and tavernas in the village. A narrow stretch of beach which is sandy & pebbly is not too far from the town itself.
 

This region is known for its many caves, in particular the Drogarati Cave with its amazing stalagmites & stalagmites and wonderful acoustics and the Melissani Lake with its beautiful blue water and fascinating natural wonder. It that has been discovered that the water from the Katavothres, near Argostoli, travels underground and reappears in Karavomilos via the Melissani Lake. The sea water mixes with the fresh water and is rather dark at the Karavomilos lake before it goes back into the sea again.

 

The taverna which is next to the lake has lovely views towards Sami with the mountains in the background and literally right on the sea’s edge overlooking the bay of Sami, a perfect way to spend an afternoon and contemplating life over a bottle of the famous Kefalonian Robola wine.

 

The beautiful pebbly/shingly beach of Antissamos is located just a couple of kilometers outside of Sami and well worth a visit or two for its setting and beautiful clear waters. The hilltops between Sami and Antissamos have fantastic views and interesting historical ruins like the medieval bell-tower of the Monastery of Panayia Agrilion amazing views of the Bay of Sami, Ithaki and down to Antisammos beach , plus the walls of the ancient acropolis called Kyatis and the ruined Monastery of Agia Fanendes.

 

From Sami it is very easy to drive north to the Agia Paraskevi beach or the harbour village of Agia Efimia and onto either Myrtos Beach or further north the tranquil village of  Fiscardo. Whilst a drive to the south of Sami takes you to Poros and the lovely sandy beach resort of Skala. Argostoli is only a 30 min drive away and another option if you are looking for a more buzzing atmosphere and stock up at one of the fruit & veg markets on the waterfront.

Accommodation in Sami

4 properties available in this area

Villa Nireaus
Sami, Kefalonia

"Captivating views over Sami Bay and beautifully furnished outside space augment this light and modern Villa "

  • 4
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  • 3
  • Private
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  • WiFi
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Villa Dafni
Sami, Kefalonia

"50m to Beach, Promenade stroll to tavernas & Sami"

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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Villa Nefeli
Sami, Kefalonia

"50m to Beach, Promenade stroll to tavernas & Sami"

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
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Villa Thalasa
Sami, Kefalonia

"50m to Beach, Promenade stroll to tavernas & Sami"

  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • Private
  • Included
  • WiFi
Daily price from
£82
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