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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

Porto Athera

 

14nth of June
“magioxyla”

The route to Porto Athera was magnificent.
We stopped the car many times to photograph the exquisite nature and it was then that we saw for first time the “magioxyla”, as the people of Kefalonia call these strange bushy plants, which are towering towards the sky.
We were watching Porto Athera from above and we realized that we were approaching one of the most beautiful spots in Paliki.
 


The nostalgic tavern which was facing the sea…

The final destination didn’t disappoint us.
Just before reaching the calm and serene little port with the small fishing boats and the sandy beach, where predominant stands the little chapel of Saint Spyridon, with its external walls painted in a fainted shade of violet color,
 


we saw a picturesque and very atmospheric fish tavern, drowned literally into the bougainvillea flowers and the pergolas, which had a nostalgic aura from the sixties…
We decided to visit it, but first we would go down the beautiful beach of Porto Athera for our photos and videos.  

How can one describe this mesmerizing little bay?
We were literally…hanged by the trees so as to be able to take some of the most beautiful videos and photos of our journey…
All those little fishing boats approaching the small jetty…The sea pines which were almost dipping into the calm crystal clear waters
The scattered families who were enjoying swimming and sunbathing…
The intoxicating aromas of the flowers…The songs of the cicadas…A real paradise…
 


After having completed our mission, we returned to that picturesque, lovely tavern, which we had spotted earlier on. To “Gialos”…
 


Kostas, Maria and their son Gerasimos have created quite a few years ago this beautiful place, which offers fresh fish caught by the family or by local friends, while at the same time many other really delicious homemade local dishes are served too.

We sat under the shadowy pergola and asked for ouzo with “meze”, while we couldn’t take enough of the eternal beauty that the Ionian Sea was offering generously.
Maria brought us grilled octopus, fresh salad with wild “horta”, local village style bread, pike fish, which had been fished by her own husband with spear gun and also the most delicious feta cheese we had ever tasted!
 


When we asked where she was buying it from, she told us that a friend of the family, who is a local producer, sends it to her.
When we finished our excellent meal, Maria treated us homemade spoon sweet into tiny dishes which reminded us of small clams!
We left the beautiful and idyllic fish tavern and promised to return, so as to taste more of the lovely dishes.
Maria’s and her son’s discreet hospitality had left us with the best of the impressions!
 

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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