This page starts with four pictures of the quay at Patras, where travel to Kefalonia begins on the ferry.
It's the largest of the Ionian Islands of Greece, and
the ferry first brings you to the small town of Sami.
 Sami is probably known better as the place where "Captain Corelliís Mandolin" was filmed - a quiet, serene
 town, its waterfront strung with tavernas, and with plenty of yachts in the marina. Outside the town, the Melissani
is a subterranean sea-water lake with beautiful blue water, accessable by boat. I have included some pictures
 of swallows nesting in amazingly difficult places. They fascinated me! The main town of Kefalonia is Argostoli,
situated on the tranquil Gulf of Argostoli, where swans swim and the waterfront doubles as a fish shop. 
While there I happened on a funeral procession led by the town band - a solemn occasion. To the north of
 Argostoli is the pretty village of Fiskardo. Itís a haven for yachties - once I counted seventy yachts moored along
 the waterfront and in the bay. Itís a picture-perfect place which wasnít devastated by the earthquake of 1953,
 so the old Venetian buildings have been restored and repainted. Laid-back tavernas line the waterfront
 and beautiful mansions stretch along the bay. A rich personís paradise.

1700 View of Patras from ferry to Kefalonia DSC06436.JPG

1701 Patras DSC06437.JPG

1702 Patras railway station from docks DSC06440.JPG

1703 Ferry loading, Patras docks DSC06443.JPG

1704 Impromptu Concert onboard ferry to Kefalonia P1040492.JPG

1705 Impromptu Concert onboard ferry to Kefalonia P1040494.JPG

1706 The quay, Sami, Kefalonia P1060514 (2).JPG

1707 The quay, Sami, Kefalonia P1060513 (2).JPG

1708 The Marina, Sami, Kefalonia P1060520 (2).JPG

1709 The Marina, Sami, Kefalonia P1060519.JPG

1710 Sami, from the ferry, Kefalonia P1060523.JPG

1711 Sami, from the ferry, Kefalonia P1060532.JPG

1712 Along the waterfront, Sami, Kefalonia P1060540.JPG

1713 Waterfront tavernas, Sami, Kefalonia P1060531 (2).JPG

1714 Along the waterfront, Sami, Kefalonia P1060517.JPG

1715 Waterfront taverna, Sami, Kefalonia P1060527 (2).JPG

1716 Waterfront taverna, Sami, Kefalonia P1040586.JPG

1717 Waterfront taverna and houses, Sami, Kefalonia P1040585.JPG

1718 Waterfront, Sami, Kefalonia P1040584.JPG

1719 View of ferry terminal, Sami, Kefalonia P1040575.JPG

1720 Captain Corelli's Cafe, Sami, Kefalonia P1040578 (2).JPG

1721 Waterfront, Sami P1040507.JPG

1722 View of Sami, Kefalonia P1040587.JPG

1723 Fishing boats, Sami, Kefalonia P1040508.JPG

1724 Fishing boats and Marina, Sami, Kefalonia P1040516.JPG

1725 Roman ruins, Sami, Kefalonia P1040501.JPG

1726 Poppies among the Roman ruins, Sami, Kefalonia P1040499.JPG

1727 Fishing boat, Sami, Kefalonia P1040512.JPG

1728 Fishing boat, Sami, Kefalonia P1040511.JPG

1729 Fisherman, Sami, Kefalonia P1040510.JPG

1730 Waterwheel, Melissani Cave, Sami, Kefalonia P1040525.JPG

1731 Melissani Cave, Sami, Kefalonia P1040551.JPG

1732 Melissani Cave, Sami, Kefalonia P1040549.JPG

1733 Melissani Cave, Sami, Kefalonia P1040531.JPG

1734 Melissani Cave, Sami, Kefalonia P1040529.JPG

1735 Melissani Cave, Sami, Kefalonia P1040548.JPG

1736 Melissani Cave, Sami, Kefalonia P1040550.JPG

1737 Melissani Cave, Sami, Kefalonia P1040540.JPG

1738 Geese, Sami, Kefalonia P1040558.JPG

1739 Swallow and babies, Sami, Kefalonia P1040583.JPG

1739a My friend the swallow, Sami, Kefalonia DSC06601.JPG

1740 Swallow's Nest, Sami, Kefalonia P1040572.JPG

1741 Swallow's Nest on a light, Sami, Kefalonia P1040577.JPG

1742 Mum and baby swallows, Sami, Kefalonia P1040581.JPG

1743 Agia Evfymia, Kefalonia 00000049.JPG

1744 View of Argostoli, Kefalonia 00000031.JPG

1745 Causeway monument, Argostoli, Kefalonia 00000025.JPG

1747 Argostoli waterfront, Kefalonia 00000032 (2).JPG

1748 Fishing boats, Argostoli, Kefalonia DSC06573 (2).JPG

1749 Fish for sale, Argostoli, Kefalonia DSC06574.JPG

1750 Fish for sale, Argostoli, Kefalonia DSC06577.JPG

1751 Boat, Argostoli Bay, Kefalonia DSC06593.JPG

1752 Argostoli Bay, Kefalonia 00000022.JPG

1753 Band, funeral procession, Argostoli, Kefalonia 00000038.JPG

1754 Funeral procession, Argostoli, Kefalonia 00000043 (2).JPG

1755 Funeral procession, Argostoli, Kefalonia 00000044.JPG

1756 Glimpse of Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia 00000050.JPG

1757 Rounding the headland to Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050762 (2).JPG

1758 headland, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050764.JPG

1759 First view of Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1060341.JPG

1760 The quay, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1060346.JPG

1761 The quay, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1060345 (2).JPG

1762 The quay and paralia, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050841.JPG

1764 Old and new, from the quay, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1060374.JPG

1765 Waterfront, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1060375.JPG

1766 Waterfront, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1060354.JPG

1767 Waterfront, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1060371.JPG

1768 Fiskardo waterfront, Kefalonia P1050842.JPG

1769 Waterfront, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1060363 (2).JPG

1770 Boats, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050837.JPG

1771 Fishing boat, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050824.JPG

1772 Fishing Boats, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050796.JPG

1773 Around the waterfront, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050794.JPG

1775 Taverna, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050790 (2).JPG

1776 Waterfront taverna, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050784.JPG

1777 Waterfront taverna, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050832.JPG

1778 Waterfront taverna, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050813.JPG

1779 Waterfront bar, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050801.JPG

1780 Tavernas, Fiskardo, Kefalonia 00000060.JPG

1781 Sign, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050830.JPG

1782 Taverna, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050811.JPG

1783 Shops, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050785.JPG

1784 Shops, Fiskardo, Kefalonia 00000082.JPG

1785 Shops, Fiskardo P1050786 (2).JPG

1786 Rooms to let, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050788 (2).JPG

1787 Hotels, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050783.JPG

1788 Patio, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050781.JPG

1789 Beach, Fiskardo, Kefalonia 00000066.JPG

1790 Inlet, Fiskardo, Kefalonia 00000070.JPG

1791 Headland, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050780 (2).JPG

1792 Yacht Marina, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1050800.JPG

1793 Yacht marina at dusk, Fiskardo, Kefalonia 00000094.JPG

1794 Ferry to Lefkada, Fiskardo, Kefalonia  00000097.JPG

1795 Geraniums, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1040517.JPG

1796 Geraniums, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1040519.JPG

1797 Geraniums, Fiskardo, Kefalonia P1040520.JPG

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