Kefalonia & Ithaca

Walks & Treks

7 Nights in Kefalonia
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What you can expect

Plenty of invigorating walking!

6 guided walks during the week

Traditional Greek food

Eat in local traditional tavernas

Island Hopping!

Enjoy two islands during your week away

About the trip

Kefalonia and Ithaca are two of Greece’s most beautiful and tranquil islands – join us to discover and enjoy this stunning twin-centre walking holiday.

Grade: Medium

What's included?

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/Double room for sole use
  • Welcome drink
  • 6 guided walks
  • Luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • Fruits, local delicatessens, mineral water on the walks
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully Financially Protected

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Kefalonia
  • Agia Efimia
  • Agios Fanentes
  • Over to Ithaca!
  • Gidaki Beach
  • Marathia
  • Krani to Argostoli
  • Depart Kefalonia

Extras

  • Insurance click here
  • Local Tourism tax currently €1.50 per night payable locally

What you’ll be doing

DAY 1

Arrive in Kefalonia

Upon arrival in Kefalonia we transfer to the Sami Beach Hotel in Sami. We will enjoy our welcome drink and information meeting before dinner in a local seafront taverna.

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DAY 2

Agia Efimia

Our first walk starts at the village of Drakopoulata where time has stood still since the earthquake of 1953 with only the Venetian styled ruins as silent witnesses. The only signs of life are goat bells on the mountainside. The road becomes a narrow path and for about ½ km ascends steeply before a descent down a shady canyon before it reaches the coast. Different views rapidly succeed. Far away you can spot the island of Ithaca, while enjoying a wide panorama over the fertile valley of Sami.

  • 10km
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 3

Agios Fanentes

After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel for our morning walk. Starting at the Byzantine monastery of Agios Fanentes, with amazing views over Sami, our walk takes us past the Acropolis of Same; a unique archaeological site hidden between old olive trees. The site isn’t exploited and you’re free to roam around and climb the 3500 years old Mycenaen walls, which are still quite intact. The descending path continues through a dense pine tree wood with indigenous mastic trees. Your afternoon is at leisure where you will have the option to take an island tour or just simply relax and enjoy the facilities at our beachfront hotel.

  • 8km
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 4

Over to Ithaca!

Today we depart to Ithaca and if you fancy a challenge, our walk today starts at the Katheron monastery; the narrow paths circle the flanks of the Neriton mountain and ends in the village of Anoghi. If you are wanting a less challenging walk today your walk will start in Anoghi. The walk continues (or starts) via a nicely pathed trail, meandering through dense vegetation with immense views over the south Ionian Sea arriving into Kioni around lunch time. After a spot of lunch (payable locally) a fast sea-taxi will take us to the intimate capital of the island, Vathi.

  • 9 or 14km
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 5

Gidaki Beach

This morning your time is your own to use the facilities at our hotel or take in the local sights in Vathi. Our walk this afternoon takes us to Gidaki Beach, a perfect place to spend some time swimming. During this walk we see diverse views and plant life. Once in Gidaki, we get to see the snow-white pebbles and azure blue sea, only to be reached on foot.

  • 6km
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 6

Marathia

Our last walk on Ithaca takes us to the south part of the island with its stunning views. From Marathia we walk up to the view point where we will be able to see the entire East coast of Ithaca. The trails meanders through dense forests of tall cypress trees finishing in Vathi.

  • 12km
  • Breakfast and Dinner Included
DAY 7

Krani to Argostoli

This morning we take the ferry to Kefalonia. Upon arrival in Sami, our mini-bus will take us to Argostoli where our hotel is for our final night. On the way we will have a break at the Robola winery and the Gerasimos monastery, home to the sacred patron saint of Kefalonia. After this stop you may prefer to walk the final stretch of our journey back to Argostoli, the route will take you past the Mycenaean cyclops walls of Krani.

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DAY 8

Depart Kefalonia

After breakfast, we will have a little time to do some last minute local shopping before heading to the airport for our flight home.

  • Breakfast Included

Accommodation

Kefalonia & Ithaca

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar).

  • Sami, Kefalonia Hotel Sami Beach ****
  • Vathi, Ithaca Hotel Captain Yiannis ****
  • Argostoli, Hotel the Alley Boutique & Spa

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
January - February 2 °C 5 °C
March 14 °C 6 °C
April 17 °C 9 °C
May 22 °C 12 °C
June 26 °C 16 °C
July - August 29 °C 18 °C
September 26 °C 16 °C
October 21 °C 13 °C
November 17 °C 9 °C
December 13 °C 7 °C

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