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Set on the south coast of the island, between the airport and St Thomas, this pretty little village is slightly inland from the coast where our villas are located. Spartia enjoys several wonderful tavernas, cafés and a mini-market, of which have various opening times outside peak season. Further down along the coast from Spartia, a small ferry port connects Kefalonia with its neighbouring island, Zakynthos.

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Shopping and facilities in the area of Spartia

Shopping facilities:

General services

Internet cafe

Food shopping

Mini market
Information updated 13 Nov 2013

Dining in the area of Spartia

Restaurant types

Family friendly, Local/Traditional
Feta cheese is the famous Greek cheese and will be found in most salads. Accompany this with pitta bread, cool Tzatziki dip, mixed mezzes (a selection of small dishes) and delicious fresh meat and fish for a fantastic Greek dining experience. The speciality of the island are Kefalonian pies, usually filled with rice, meat or fish and vegetables. Kefalonia also has several of its own vineyards, producing Robola, Mavrodafn and Muscat wine.
Information updated 13 Nov 2013

Shopping and facilities in the area of Lourdas

6.2km from Spartia

Shopping facilities:

High Street : Jewellery
Speciality of the area : Lace, Olive Oil, Almonds

General services

Internet cafe, Petrol station

Food shopping

Baker, Mini market
Information updated 12 Nov 2013

Nightlife in the area of Lourdas

6.2km from Spartia
The nightlife in Lourdas is mainly Taverna based, with some small local bars. The town of Skala is just a short drive away for a wider selection of restaurants, bars and more tavernas.
Information updated 13 Jan 2015

Dining in the area of Lourdas

6.2km from Spartia

Restaurant types

Family friendly, International, Local/Traditional
Feta cheese is the famous Greek cheese and will be found in most salads. Accompany this with pitta bread, cool Tzatziki dip, mixed mezzes (a selection of small dishes) and delicious fresh meat and fish for a fantastic Greek dining experience. The speciality of the island are Kefalonian pies, usually filled with rice, meat or fish and vegetables. Kefalonia also has several of its own vineyards, producing Robola, Mavrodafn and Muscat wine.
Information updated 12 Nov 2013

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Out and about

Out and About in Spartia


Activities

Land activities:

Bird watching
Information updated 14 Jan 2015

Excursions and Places of interest

Vineyards

Robola Cooperative Winery is found to the north of the foothills of Mount Aenos in the Omala Valley (20 minutes’ drive north-east from Argostoli), and next to the famous Monastery of Agios Gerasimos. Open 7 days a week, (May – Oct) for Wine Tours, tastings and purchases.

Gentilini Winery is located on the main road leading from the airport to Argrostoli, 2km outside Lassi. The winery is open 7 days a week (May-Sept) and is open for Wine Tours, Tastings and purchases.

Cruises

Various boat excursions can be taken from all major ports and harbours, which take in everything from glass bottom boat trips to day drips over to Ithaka, Lefkada and Zakynthos. The ports and harbours to take the excursions from include: Agrostoli, Sami, Fiscardo, Poros, Skala, Pessada, Lixouri.

Natural areas of beauty

Take a day trip to the stunning Myrtos Beach where Captain Corelli's Mandolin was filmed, or visit the colour changing, mystical waters of Melissani Lake and Drogarati Cave.

Botanical gardens

Cephalonia Botanica, located just outside Agrostoli. The gardens are set amongst two acres of grounds, whereby walking paths take you through the variety of plants.

Regions to visit

If you would like to experience a little bit more of Greece during your stay in Kefalonia, take one of the boat trips or Ferries to the neighbouring islands of Ithaka and Zakynthos. You will find trips departing from Argostoli and many other ports around the island. If you are lucky you might even catch sight of one of the endangered Loggerhead (Caretta Caretta) turtles.

Other excursions

Melissani Lake – is located on the outskirts of Sami, towards Agia Effimia. Boatman guide you around an impressive underground lake.

Drogorati Cave – A few kilometres south of Sami, near the villages of Katapodata and Grizata are the stunning Drogorati Caves. 120 steep steps take you down into the caves heart, where stalagmites and stalactites are a plenty. Get there early to avoid the crowds.

Myrtos Beach – Probably one of the most iconic beaches in Greece, Myrtos Beach is best known for its idyllic location, white beach and turquoise seas, along with being in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

Assos – visit the charming village of Assos on the islands east coast have some lunch, go for a swim in the quaint little bay, explore the village and walk up to the castle.

Museums

Archaeological Museum (Agrostoli) - Various findings and artefacts from prehistoric, Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Nautical Musuem (Fiscardo) - Promoting the sensitivity for marine life and environmental protection.

Lakovatios Museum (Lixouri) – A Neoclassical museum (house) and library, holding many rare books and manuscripts.

Natural History Museum (Davgata, north of Agrostoli) – The museum is aimed to preserve the environmental and ecological importance’s of both Kefalonia and Ithaka – exhibits include: flora and fauna, artefacts from Prehistoric and Ancient times.

Historical and Folk Art Museum (Corgialenion Library, Agrostoli) – Houses memories of Kefalonia, pre the 1953 earthquake.

Churches / Cathedrals

There are many churches and monasteries throughout Kefalonia, most of which can be visited (albeit some at specific times), the larger and more popular to visit are: Agios Gerasimos (north of Mount Aenos), The Monastery of Our Lady Themata (near Agia Efimia, on the east coast), The Monastery of Panagia Atrou (near Poros), The Church of the Virgin Mary Lagouvarda (Markopoulos).

War memorials

A 1943 Italian War memorial (for the Italian Acqui Division) is found on a ridge of farmland above the town of Argostoli.

National parks

Mount Aenos is Kefalonia’s only National Park, situated in the south of the island with its highest peak, at 1620 metres (Megas Soros). The Park is great for hikers and is enriched with flora and fauna.

Castles

Agios Georgios (St. Georges) – found in the south of the island on the road leading south west from Agrostoli overlooking the village of Peratata. Built by the Byzantines and adapted by Venetians, this fabulous castle occupies grounds of 18,000m2.

Assos - situated above the quaint little village of Assos on Kefalonia’s west coast, the castle of Assos was built by a Venetian nobleman in the 16th century; the views, castle and to explore Assos are a worth a visit.

Information updated 13 Nov 2013

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Events

Spartia events and festivals

Spartia events and festivals

Regional events

15 Aug 2016 to 15 Aug 2016 - Assumption of the Virgin Mary

On the 15th August every year, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Assumption of Virgin Mary. Villages are decorated, festivals are held, traditional dances are staged and there is a generally a great festive atmosphere.

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

Beaches

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Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access (where stated) is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.


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