Showing posts with label kefalonia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label kefalonia. Show all posts

Saturday 17 September 2011

Sunrise on our last full day

We were down the beach and in the sea to watch this morning's sunrise on our last full day. It's been a lovely, relaxing week and time has moved very slowly. We're totally chilled and looking forward to topping up our tans. A pot of tea at lunchtime will keep us going until it's cheeky ouzo time on the deck bar tonight. We've bought some ouzo and olive oil to bring home. We just need something tacky for the TS.

Friday 16 September 2011

Decisions, Decisions

Another day on the beach in temperatures in the mid-30s. Now we're showered, changed and sat on the balcony with a cheeky Raki & Sprite, wondering where to eat tonight. We've been good today - we've only had breakfast - we found a restaurant that makes cheesy-hammy-eggy! All my RN readers will understand what a great culinary masterpiece this is. Since then we've only had water and a pit of tea. So tonight we fancy Tzatziki to start, followed by Slouvaki and a Greek salad. Pudding, if we're up to it, will probably be Almond Pie, with a Greek coffee for me. Last night we went to a Taverna on the beachfront - I had swordfish baked in the oven, Cathy had village lamb. Both are baked in a large, round earthenware dish with local vegetables, potato, tomatoes and oregano - delicious. We also shared a simple tomato salad. This was complemented by some Robola white wine, the same we tasted in the winery on our Island tour on Wednesday. So that's the plan for tonight, not forgetting a cheeky ouzo at the deck bar on the beach beforehand. Yamas!

Thursday 15 September 2011

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Island Tour

Today was Coach Trip! Normally we hire a car but this trip we decided to let someone else drive. The first stop was the Robola Cooperative Winery - tasting 5 different wines before 1000 is highly recommended! Then we visited the Drogastali Caves - some magnificent stalactites & stalagmites. The bats roost there all winter - now I now why my female relatives are so scarce that time of the year.
The highlight was a boat trip in the underground Mellisani Lake. The sunlight shining through the collapsed roof coupled with the amazingly blue water was incredible. Cathy just wanted to jump in and swim around - luckily I managed to hold her down. On the way north we stopped to view Myrtos Beach - a stunning stop & famous for it's Captain Corelli scenes with the prostitutes! Lunch was taken at Fiscardo at the most northern tip of the island. It's a lovely harbour and old fishing village that survived the 1953 earthquake. Sadly it's been taken over by the glitterati in their floating gin palaces - so prices are highly inflated. On the way back we stopped at Assos village for an ice cream and a paddle before returning to Katelios. We then headed down to the beach for a cooling swim and to watch the sunset. Today it hit 35'C (94'F) - 10' hotter than it should be at this time of the year. After such a rubbish summer we're not complaining. We're now enjoying a brew on the balcony before a shower and heading down to the waterfront for a cheeky ouzo and dinner. Last night we ate at Persa's Taverna - all home-cooked food. It was the best meal we'd had but the hour long wait for the food saw us feeling a tad mutinous as we were starving! Cathy had the mixed slouvaki and I had Kleftiko. We shared some giant beans in tomato sauce and a Greek salad. And of course before dinner we had a cheeky ouzo (or two) - we can confirm the Nemesis Bar serves the strongest ouzo in town! Right, off to get ready for dinner.

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Katelios Chill Out

We arrived safely in Katelios on Sunday. The apartment is basic but spacious and very clean; the owners are lovely, Stella made us very welcome and we get discount at the family taverna on the waterfront.
So far we've just spent time chilling on the beach, snoozing, reading & swimming, oh and eating. The obligatory Ouzo's slipping down nicely at our favourite bar - a weathered deck on the beach, watching the moon rise over the hills and shine brightly over the sea. We've been enjoying some great Tzatziki & Houmus and calamari (of course!) - yesterday lunchtime it was baby squid caught fresh that morning, deep fried whole including the tiny ink sac - delicious. Last night Cathy had swordfish and I had large grilled prawns, with a shared Greek salad - no chips or rice (or half & half) for us thank you. Tomorrow we're touring the island, visiting Drogarati Cave, the underground lake of Melissani and the famous Myrtos Bay beach. Then some time in Fiskardo for some lunch & Tacky Shack shopping, then finishing off in Assos village. And on Thursday we're going to take a look at some of the churches & castles in the south, visit some Captain Corelli filming sites, then to Sami for swimming & a picnic lunch - oh and some wine tasting in the local vineyard. Then it'll be back to the beach for some recovery. More later ..... time for tea now.