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Extensive pine forests, stunning sea views and a glorious mountain backdrop – you’re certain to find plenty of beauty in your trip to Karavados. Located in the south of Kefalonia, it’s got the character of a Greek town with its rustic houses and charming churches, and the laid-back atmosphere to match.
Holidays to Karavados are a treat of two halves – think charming traditional town and blissful beaches. While the area itself is quiet and peaceful, you’re only a short trip away from the capital of Argostoli as well as the hustle and bustle of Zante Island. Taking a family trip, or enjoying a romantic retreat? There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Karavados, whether you’re seeking sand and sea or something more action-packed.
There are a number of sandy spots in Karavados to get out your beach towel, each preaching the usual mix of sunshine and sea as well as many sun loungers. For real charm, Agios Thomas Beach is the most popular in the area, and is a leisurely 25-minute stroll from the town if you fancy the trek. Perfect for romantic retreats, or even those just seeking a little peace and quiet, you’ll encounter a dazzling coastline as well as a few parasols to shield you from the sun. At low tide and wearing sturdy footwear, you’ll also have the opportunity to continue your stroll along the beach and discover a range of impressive rock formations.
Alternatively, head to nearby Argostoli, Kefalonia’s vibrant capital. There’s not only a beach to be enjoyed, but a spirited nightlife for when the sun has started to set upon the sand. Grab a few drinks at a beachside bar, or linger over dinner along the seafront.
While the nightlife on holidays in Karavados is quiet, there are numerous surrounding towns to get your fill of great evening entertainment. Argostoli and Zante Town are likely to be your best bet, with a number of beach bars and clubs to keep you occupied until the early hours. Don’t pass up the chance to enjoy your evening like a local and head to nearby resort town Lassi, though. Just a 15 minute drive will reveal to you its excellent line up of traditional tavernas and bustling bars. For a real taste of the culture, why not experience a Greek night? A combination of live music and traditional Greek dancing will provide you with plenty of atmosphere for your night out. If that’s not your thing, visit one of the smaller bars where you’re likely to encounter low-key live acts to fuel your conversation.
While food fans are well catered to in Karavados, nothing beats the annual wine festival held nearby. Located in nearby Fragata, a gorgeous village, it’s a celebration of the island’s much-loved wine and even involves food tastings, dancing and you guessed it – wine!