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Whatever the weather!

Whatever the weather!

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.  

1st review of 2017 – a four generation family holiday!

1st review of 2017 – a four generation family holiday!

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 »

Dancing in Aghia Efimia on May Day

Dancing in Aghia Efimia on May Day

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.      

First walk of Spring 2017 – Sami Lighthouse

First walk of Spring 2017  – Sami Lighthouse

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 »

Orange and Kumquat harvest at The Walnut Tree

Orange and Kumquat harvest at The Walnut Tree

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!!!!  

NEW – Rental website for Kefalonia – go2Kefalonia.com

NEW – Rental website for Kefalonia – go2Kefalonia.com

  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 »

Sea Turtles of Kefalonia – helping volunteers of Wildlife Sense

Sea Turtles of Kefalonia – helping volunteers of Wildlife Sense

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 »