We rather hope that our guests enjoy perfect weather when they are staying at The Walnut Tree but …. there is always island weather and in particularly Kefalonia weather. Let’s just say …. you can’t get bored. Mostly we enjoy beautiful sun filled days. If it does rain, it doesn’t last long. The pay off is spectacular clouds, extraordinary sunrises and sunsets, rainbows and the thrill of the unexpected particularly in the spring and autumn.
We were delighted to welcome our first guests to The Walnut Tree during Summer Half Term – a family holiday with four generations. Here is part of their review – for which we are well and truly thankful: ‘We were a family of 12, ranging from 2yrs to 83yrs. Celia was in constant touch making sure that every wish was fulfilled. She arranged a taxi on arrival at the airport and then for departure. ….. …The pool is gorgeous and not too deep. There is a dark blue line in the shallow end that the children learnt not to cross unless Read more »
The first of May is a special day in Greece. In years past we have seen traditional dances with the dancers in national costume. This May Day it was a bit different – school children, a band of young musicians and local dancers entertaining huge crowds of Kefalonians out and about in the early summer sunshine enjoying the holiday.
We’ve only gone and done it – Table Tennis in the shade …. anytime of the day! Posts for vines – the eventual permanent covering – are in and autumn pruning will ensure next year’s ‘look’ will be leafy and natural. Heigh ho!
One of the many reasons to return to Kefalonia in late March/early April are the walking tracks – so many walks to discover and explore. Last Sunday, 2nd April saw us off to a good start completing the unmarked but clear track from the old village of Dichalia, past Sami sewage works (one of the most scenic in the world, I’m betting!) and then on to the track. It is marked on the Anavasi Hiking Map but no markings on the trail itself. The track starts wide and inviting and quickly deteriorates into a rocky narrow path. However it is Read more »
After twelve years of willing (also called: feeding, pruning, pleading and …. yes … a bit of shouting), our young citrus trees are starting to fruit. 2017 seems to be a good year. Very exciting! The fruit is falling off the trees – and we cannot wait to get back to Kefalonia and enjoy the fruit of our labours!!!!
A great new way of finding that perfect holiday villa (with or without a pool), an apartment or a hotel in Kefalonia backed up with local knowledge; this is a site that has been set up for the rental/holiday business by people who live on the island. Not all the villas, apartments or hotels have been vetted and the site does not recommend any of the listings. However this is a rental listing website specifically designed by people who know Kefalonia. go2Kefalonia.com http://www.go2kefalonia.com is a brand new website – designed for the holiday business in Kefalonia. http://www.kefalonia-links.com has been up Read more »
One of the organisations involved in the protection of Kefalonia’s Sea Turtles is Wildlife Sense (www.wildlifesense.com). Last week we had the immense privilege to be invited to help Wildlife Sense volunteers, Shirley and Mike Ogden check nesting sites for the progress of hatching and in some cases helping the baby turtles on their journey to the sea. Wildlife Sense’s publicity leaflet tells us that ‘Kefalonia is home to 2 of the 7 sea turtle species that exist in the world. Loggerhead sea turtles, aso known as Caretta cartta, nest and forage on Kefalonia’s coast. Green sea turtles (Chetonia mydas) only forage Read more »
Sign-up for our quarterly Newsletter available from the website. Please visit our ‘Book Now’ page and sign up today! Looking forward to adding news of the lates developments at the villa this spring and to including photos and reviews from the guests we will be welcoming in 2017.
Early July Ryanair flights from London Stansted to Kefalonia for just £177.98 return for one or two weeks (or even an 11 day holiday) travelling on Mondays and Thursdays – a pretty good deal! The Walnut Tree awaits – first two weeks of July available.