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// JUNE 2018
The raw diamond of Kefalonia
Athens
Patras
Sami
Lepeda
Lixouri
Paralia Petani
Porto Athera
Agia Thekli
Rifi
Chavdata
Chavriata
Mantzavinata
Lixouri
Lixouri
Lepeda
Argostolion
Lixouri
Kaminarata
Moni Iperagias Theotokou Kipoureon
Lepeda
Megas Lakkos
Paralia Petani
Platia Ammos
Skinos Chavriata
Kounopetra
Xi Beach
Lixouri
Lepeda
Atheras
Amidi Beach
Fteri Beach
Atheras
Lixouri
Myrtos

Platia Ammos


18nth of June
Platia Ammos- Kounopetra- Xi Beach and Boutique Eco Villa Skinos Ilivatos Farm

We woke up early in the morning and after a very good breakfast we took our car and started a trip to some of the most beautiful and well known places of Paliki.
We would visit the famous beach Platia Ammos, near the Kipoureon Monastery, which we had seen the previous day, the fabled Kounopetra and the touristic resort Xi, while in between those visits, we would have a stop at the Boutique Eco Villa Skinos Ilivatos Farm, which offers an alternative and very interesting kind of Eco tourism, with absolute respect to the natural environment of Kefalonia. 
Our active Kostas had arranged this visit and the owners were informed and wee waiting for us.

We drove fist towards Platia Ammos, following the shortcut to Gero Gombos, on the route which connects the village Havriata with the village Havdata.
 


Magnificent, Spotless Beauty…

Platia Ammos, one of the most beautiful beaches of Kefalonia, is situated in the depth of a bay with steep cliffs, which create a magnificent and wild landscape.

It is a beach for well-versed visitors, since it is not organized and refers to the few and eclectic, who will definitely appreciate its spotless but raw beauty.

Unfortunately, after the earthquake that occurred in 2014, the road which goes down to the beach is currently closed, like the beach itself, due to the fears of possible avalanche.

But, since we wanted to have a better view of it and also take some videos and photos, we left the car at the beginning of the road and walked downhill towards the sea.
 


The landscape around was magnificent! 
Amazing vegetation in all the shades of green was in absolute contrast with the wild, naked steep cliffs towering above the bay with the turquoise waters… 
Fragrances and aromas and a scorching sun which was magnifying the colors and was making the walking very tiring, cutting our breath…
We didn’t try to climb down the 400 steps so as to reach the beach with the white pebbles…In such a heat the climbing up would be a very difficult task…
 


But we couldn’t stop taking videos and photos of this living painting of nature, with its magnificent, bathed in light, entrancement...
 


We left Platia Ammos with the secret of its unspoiled beauty in our hearts and continued our trip towards the village Havriata. 
From then on we would follow a shortcut which would lead us to Eco Villa Skinos Illivatos, surrounded by 72.000 sq.mt of fertile land.  

The village Havriata is called proudly by its inhabitants “The Balcony of the Ionian Sea”, since it is built on a hill to the southwest part of Paliki, with amazing views to the sea.

The village is the birth land of the significant Scholar Vicendios Damodos (1700-1752).
Two km away from the village there is the idyllic beach of Agios Nikolaos (Vatsa) with its picturesque little river, which is a continuation of the Cape Katogi.

After having seen all those lovely places, we found the road sign with directions to the Eco Villa we were going to visit.

Country: Greece
Date: 2018
Route: Kefalonia-Peninsula of Paliki
Cities: Athens, Patras, Sami, Lepeda, Lixouri, Paralia Petani, Porto Athera, Agia Thekli, Rifi, Chavdata, Chavriata, Mantzavinata, Lixouri, Lixouri, Lepeda, Argostolion, Lixouri, Kaminarata, Moni Iperagias Theotokou Kipoureon, Lepeda, Megas Lakkos, Paralia Petani, Platia Ammos, Skinos Chavriata , Kounopetra, Xi Beach, Lixouri, Lepeda, Atheras, Amidi Beach, Fteri Beach, Atheras, Lixouri
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Country: Greece
Date: 2018
Route: Kefalonia-Peninsula of Paliki
Cities: Athens, Patras, Sami, Lepeda, Lixouri, Paralia Petani, Porto Athera, Agia Thekli, Rifi, Chavdata, Chavriata, Mantzavinata, Lixouri, Lixouri, Lepeda, Argostolion, Lixouri, Kaminarata, Moni Iperagias Theotokou Kipoureon, Lepeda, Megas Lakkos, Paralia Petani, Platia Ammos, Skinos Chavriata , Kounopetra, Xi Beach, Lixouri, Lepeda, Atheras, Amidi Beach, Fteri Beach, Atheras, Lixouri
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Country: Greece
Date: 2018
Route: Kefalonia-Peninsula of Paliki
Cities: Athens, Patras, Sami, Lepeda, Lixouri, Paralia Petani, Porto Athera, Agia Thekli, Rifi, Chavdata, Chavriata, Mantzavinata, Lixouri, Lixouri, Lepeda, Argostolion, Lixouri, Kaminarata, Moni Iperagias Theotokou Kipoureon, Lepeda, Megas Lakkos, Paralia Petani, Platia Ammos, Skinos Chavriata , Kounopetra, Xi Beach, Lixouri, Lepeda, Atheras, Amidi Beach, Fteri Beach, Atheras, Lixouri
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