If you love getting stuck into a good book, relaxing in a local café with a coffee or strolling down to the beach for a morning swim, then Spartia holidays are for you. This sleepy little village is located a 15-minute drive southeast of Kefalonia Airport and is a serene and pretty place to spend a holiday. The pace on holidays to Spartia is charmingly slow. The village isn’t packed with shops or activity centres, but that’s what makes it so appealing for many.
While the buzzy resort towns nearby are lined with bars and restaurants, Spartia has just a handful – one of which has particularly spectacular views out over the sea. The village isn’t located right on the coast, but Spartia beach is within walking distance. If you’re keen to explore more of the island, which is dotted with wineries, secluded beaches and the towering Mount Ainos, then hiring a car will give you the freedom to do so.
Try the local wine
Kefalonia is dotted with excellent wineries, so ask your waiter if you can try some Robola wine when you head to a local bar or restaurant. It’s dry with a hint of lemon.
Relax with a coffee
Greek coffee has a really distinctive taste. Thick and strong, it delivers a serious caffeine hit. Try it after your meal or to kick-start your day.
Hit the beach
Spartia Beach is a small, lesser-known bay overlooked by a taverna with a great terrace. Spend the day here and make sure you stay for sunset.