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KEFALONIA TRAVEL DIARIES

It seems like forever and a day ago we were off on our adventure to Greece, but looking through all our photos this week had us feeling the Greek sun on our skin and smelling the faint smells of the ocean. As we’re Greek, Greece holds a special place in our hearts. Not necessarily because it’s the most beautiful place in the world (I mean..have you seen Athens? Having ‘character’ is one way you could describe it), but because we actually believe it is the most beautiful place in the world. I know you’re thinking, ‘that doesn’t make sense girls..’ but, we’ll explain.

You jump off the plane at any Greek airport and you’re assaulted with a barrage of (seemingly) yelling Greeks, walk out and jump in to a taxi and realise that things work differently here. The best way to describe it is organised chaos. Not only do the cars weave in and out from each other, it’s done at a) over 120 km/h (and that’s being modest) and b) with NO indicators. In addition to that, if you’re driving on one of the islands you can add in tight bends and windy roads to that mix – it’s a recipe for disaster. But hey, as the Greeks would say “Ella, re; einai endaxi” with can translate in Aussie to “C’mon mate, we’ll be right”

Now, we say the above not to bash the Greeks (we are Greek, remember?), but because without that you wouldn’t understand my first statement. In Greece, you get the above – the crazy, irrational, slightly illegal side of Greece; but amongst all this, you turn your head and see the most beautiful beach in the world, experience people with the warmest hearts and eat some of the best food on the planet. Greece reminds me of peoples personalities; a little bit of ugly with a whole lot of beautiful. And the beautiful is so beautiful in-fact, that it outweighs any possible ugliness.

During our stay in Greece, we explored the Ionian Island of Kefalonia for the first time. A stunning island of pebble beaches, old fishing towns and lots of traditional Greek villages made for the perfect start to our trip. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake in 1953 pretty much flattened the entire island and several islands surrounding it, so majority of Kefalonia is scattered with ruined cobblestone homes, and replaced with homes from the 1950s. Our hideaway for the week was a stunning resort in the village of Lourdas, called F Zeen RetreatCheck out all our images below of our amazing stay at F Zeen, as well as beautiful Kefalonia.

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xx TB

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