My Week in Athens… Aug 23
- by XpatAthens
- Thursday, 05 February 2015
I’m sitting poolside at a hotel in Kefalonia – a last-minute trip with some friends. We found a great last-minute deal so we packed up a car, and headed for the port of Kyllini on the northwestern cost of the Peloponnese. The 3.5hr drive was no problem, and in fact quite scenic. The ferry across to the island lasted 90mins. At €10 each for the ferry tickets (+€40 for the car) and gas split between us – we arrived in Kefalonia without breaking the bank.
This is a very large island, with some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery I’ve seen in Greece. It takes quite a bit of driving to see it all – but it’s also big enough to never seem ‘packed’ (or maybe I’m noticing another symptom of the crisis…).
Cute towns, good food, perfect weather, beautiful beaches, awesome drives, friendly locals – of course this could be anywhere in Greece…
It’s important to get away from the ‘everyday’ – and it’s so easy to do so here. Within a few hours of Athens, there is a world of beauty that makes you feel really and truly ‘away’. We had dinner last night at a seafood taverna, our table quite literally ‘on the beach’, with mountains and sailboats for our view – and even an expat Aussie-Greek for a waiter!
Back to Athens in a few days…
Until next time,
In this weekly space, keep up with ‘Jack’ as he navigates daily life in Athens… Anecdotes, stories, hits & misses, the good, the bad and, well, the rest…