Skala - Fiskardo - Karavomylos (Melissani lake) - 2 swim stops
Our cruise today will be alongside the southeast coast of Kefalonia all the way up to Fiskardo. This part of Kefalonia is truly one of its hidden treasures. The landscape is unique!
The journey from Skala to Fiskardo lasts about 1 hour and 30 minutes. We will stay in Fiskardo for about 1 hour and 30 minutes as well. A little bit later we will stop for about half an hour in the Ag.Sofias bay. About 20 minutes later we will reach Karavomylos where we will stay for approximately 2 hours. This is enough time to eat but also to visit the Melissani Lake, about 500 m away from our docking point. Finally we will stop at Koutsoupia beach for a swim on our way back, or on Makrya Petra Beach. Around 16:30 we will be back at Skala.
Other times, we go first to Karavomylos and then to Fiskardo, but the route and timetables still apply.
A beautiful, picturesque village with a port for fishing boats and yachts, as well as the ferry boats, that connect the island with the mainland.
Turquoise blue, crystal waters with excellent visibility at any depth. From here on you can experience the wild beauty of the island, exotic one may say. Numerous little secluded beaches, surrounded by green and crystal waters, colorful caves and the green touching the sea. The images speak for themselves… Its merely nature showing off it’s extreme talent in art! It stands there unchanged over the eons to remind us how small technology is compared to natures’ grandiosity.
A true gem! Luxurious yachts with celebrities visit and revisit it every year to enjoy this unique part of the earth.
It has its own unique beauty! Sometimes during the summer, nightly concerts take place here. It became famous for the film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”. The entire surrounding area has been connected to the movie. Over there by the trees, they had built the village for the films’ needs.
Famous, cosmopolitan, distinct celebrity destination for the global jet set. Always packed with luxurious yachts. Admire it! Fiskardo is the only village that wasn’t destroyed by the earthquake in 1953. It has kept its traditional color. It is picturesque, simple and beautiful. Small alleys, simple traditional houses, flowers and picturesque stores on the waterfront. Here having a cup of coffee is something special. And who knows, maybe you sit next to a celebrity. Don’t forget to visit the museum of Natural History!
The scenery is unique. Green mountainsides, small secluded beaches, green touching the sea and every now and then a small boat. The scenery’s wildness makes it even more beautiful. Such a big part of the island without roads, without houses, almost untouched and virgin. This is Kefalonia’s majesty!
Time for a swim, dives, and waterslides
Another beautiful bay. In the background, a dock purposely built for the film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” stands out. Penelope Cruz and Nickolas Cage dove off this dock, in these waters.
Another enchanting landscape, with a strange and unexplained, geological phenomenon! We can see the watermill turning with the help of the water running from the lake to the sea. In the past, in this spot, there was a real watermill the locals used to grind wheat. This water entered the sea from land, in Argostoli, at Katavothres, it crossed the island underground and a week later it appears in lake Melissani and from there to Karavomylos bay.
We will remain here for quite some time, so if you would like you can visit Melissani Lake, just 500m from our docking point, you can eat, have a coffee or just relax and rest. The place is beautiful. A boatride in the lake-cave of Melissani is something everyone should take as well as a bite of traditional food beside the lake, just a few meters from the sea. (* Entrance fees for Melissani are not included in the ticket price)
Time for a second swim, dives, and waterslides. Fortunately, all these beautiful beaches are not accessible from land. But every summer, and especially in August, they’re filled with yachts, boats, speed boats, and sail boats to the extent that we don’t all fit!
In that case our next swimming option is Makria Petra Beach. Each one has its own beauty and will definitely be unforgettable.