The Neighbourhood

We are your immediate neighbours about 30 metres away. Since I work as a tour guide on Kefalonia I can give you tips on sights and beaches. We are happy to provide advice and assistance but apart from that, we leave you to your privacy.

Brick house in Keramies Kefalonia

House near Keramies schoolyard

Keramies is a quiet village, still undiscovered by tourism. It is ideally located for exploring the island and to reach several beautiful beaches within minutes. The capital Argostoli (10km) and the airport (7km) are less than 15 minutes away by car.

There is a small minimarket with a very basic stock of things in the village, and the traditional tavern “Anna” is a secret tip amongst the locals. Both are reachable in a few minutes by foot. Just outside Keramies, there is another recommendable restaurant.

The neighbouring village Spartia can be reached in 2 minutes by car or 15-20 minutes by foot. Here you can find two minimarkets and a restaurant. The other neighbouring villages Pessada and Metaxata are just 5 minutes by car or 20 minutes by foot. In Metaxata there is a traditional tavern/grill that offers also delivery.

In the region around Joleni Cottage, you can make beautiful walks and hikes through nature and the villages.

To explore the island and reach the beaches I highly recommend a hire car. You can find a few tips on car hire in case you need some information.

Nearest beaches

Sandy beach of Avithos

Sights near Joleni Cottage

  • Monastery of St. Andrews in Peratata (2km from Keramies): here you can visit 2 churches and a small, very interesting museum. In the bigger church, the right foot sole of Apostle Andrews can be seen in a silver casket.
Old monastery church of St Andrews in Kefalonia

The backyard of the old monastery church

  • The Venetian fortress St. George (called Kastro) (ca 3km): the fortress ruins are situated on a hill above Peratata. After a tour of the Kastro grounds, you can enjoy homemade cake and coffee at the “Kastro Cafe” which is situated just below the entrance of the fortress. With a unique view over the island’s South, you sit under trees surrounded by flowers.
Fortress Kastro near Keramies Kefalonia

Venetian fortress St George

  • Divino Winery in Pessada (2km): not only can you enjoy wine tasting at this family-owned winery, but you can also have a look at the collection of antiques which was collected over generations.
Divino winery near holiday home Joleni Cottage in Keramies

Divino winery collection of antiques (and cat)

  • Mycenean tombs of Mazarakata: you can find the tombs coming from Keramies to the crossroad at the Fiat garage. Here you drive straight ahead towards Argostoli (instead of turning right towards the Kastro). After approximately 200m the Mycenean tombs are on the right side of the road.

Shopping

There are three big supermarkets about 3 km away from Joleni Cottage; furthermore, there is a butcher shop and a fruit&vegetable shop in Travliata and a bakery and a pharmacy in Peratata (both villages are next to each other and approx.2km from Keramies).

Argostoli and the DeBosset bridge

Argostoli

The capital Argostoli is 10km away. Here you can find shops, banks, a post office and of course countless cafes and restaurants.

Have a look at the amenities of Joleni Cottage.

For requests please contact me via the contact form or under the email address kefaloniaway@gmail.com

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