A trip that combines hiking, a swimming and sunbathing stop and a little boat trip!!! Fteri Beach could be described as one of the most virgin spots of Kefalonia. Admired by secluded beach lovers but accessible to only a few!!! We will transfer you to the end of the road and then it’s up to you to hike down the donkey path which leads to the White sands and the endless blue of the horizon at Fteri .The background of white cliffs , magnificent limestone and luscious greenery at Fteri Beach creates an idyllic setting to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. After a leisurely swim break, enjoy a little trip by local boat to transfer you from Fteri Beach to Ag. Kiriaki Bay (optional) where you will be picked up again by your transport. A guide will be provided by us to make your day easy and safe!!
Walking Distance: 1.5 klm Downhill
Duration : Aprox 6 hours in total
Must Bring with you: Closed type shoes, Towel, Swim stuff, Hat , Sun cream, Snack, Water
Duration of the walk: Approx 4 – 6 hours. Elevation: Approx 300m downhill & 200m uphill. Profile: Easy. The walking tour starts in Drapanitika. We follow an old mule track towards Assos passing a more than 500 year old hut. Picturesque and rustic, the beauty of Assos lies in its simplicity, the traditional village is topped by the remains of a large Venetian Fortress and set on its own peninsula. Surrounded by pines, cypresses and terraced fields. Assos and its area offer fantastic rugged and costal scenery. Walk to the top and explore the Fortress, one of the largest in Greece, which was built to protect the island from pirate attack and later used as a prison during World War II. Walk back down to the horse-shoe shaped bay, its glistening sea and pebbly beach, via a rough path, taking in some superb views and natural beauty.
Distance: Approx 12,5 km. Duration: 5 – 6 hours including beach sojourn. Stay: Hut, pirate guardhouse, Koutsoupia Beach Profile: Moderate to difficult. No special experience is necessary for these tours but you should have sturdy, slip-resistant footwear, waterproof clothing for wet conditions and a good physical condition, being able to walk up to 6 hours a day. 3/5 of the way is in the shade. Profile: Moderate. The route from Poros in the direction of Sami with the same goal is simpler in profile, since the path is a little shorter and the rise runs not quite as steep. Recommended items to bring: 1-2 litres of water, sun protection, swimwear, sun hat and a good mood. Transportation: Argostoli – Antisamos – Argostoli or Argostoli – Poros – Argostoli. Tour description: Hike to a magical unknown beach in the south of the island accessible by hidden tracks through wild forests and Greek Macchia. Walk along the coast and experience absolutely stunning views to find a gem of a beach completely off the tourist track. The total walking time including beach sojourn is about 6 hours and will be managed through an easy to moderate rolling terrain at an altitude of about 270m in elevation. We follow an old path up the hill in the direction of Poros. The first 200m will be a little steep. Time for recreation will be found at an old hut and a wonderful sandy beach with fantastic views of the nearby islands.
Distance: Approx 4.5 km one way. Canyoning: Approx 20 minutes easy canyoning. Duration: 6 – 7 hours including beach sojourn. Stay: In a meadow under trees, Amidi Beach. Profile: Moderate to challenging. No special experience is necessary for these tours but you should have sturdy, slip-resistant shoes, waterproof clothing for wet conditions and a good physical condition, being able to walk up to 6 hours a day. 3/5 of the way is in the shade. Recommended items to bring: 1-2 litres of water, sun protection, swimwear, sun hat and a good mood. Transportation: Argostoli – Atheras – Argostoli. Tour description: The total walking time including beach sojourn is about 6 hours and will be managed through moderate rolling terrain at an altitude of about 420m in elevation. We start with the hike in Atheras village; follow an old path walking uphill about 100m along the slopes of Mount Loutsa. From there we have a full, beautiful view of Atheras bay and Cape Atheras and its lovely coastal outline. The path leads through the scrubland of the Atheras hills. Strawberry trees line the path and offer a refreshing fruit in autumn. Time for recreation will be found at a meadow with an old cistern, used by the shepherds for their goats and sheep. After we have passed through a dense hardwood forest, the adventurous part of the tour starts at the gorge of Pigadia. We climb down a fantastic canyon for approx 20 minutes towards Amidi Beach. A Barbeque can be organised on request as part of this tour, as well as a return by boat. The cost of the boat trip is 20€ and will take about 1- 1.5 hours, back to the fishing port of Zola.
*Make sure you are in a good phisical condition that can much the difficult terain of Kefalonia.
**Only some of our walking tours are mentioned here but there are many more available and can be tailor-made to suit your needs, level, time and interests. You can mix and match, extend or shorten or add extra activities or extreme options.