Sami, The Walnut Tree villa’s nearest town

Sami town and marina with Karavomolis in the distance

SAMI  – nearest town to The Walnut Tree villa.  Ancient harbour (safe haven for local fishing boats as well as yachts and super yachts), ferry port,  variety of shops and services – a friendly centre for the east coast of Kefalonia.


Restaurants, Tavernas, Pizzerias, Bars, Ice Cream Palours

Ferry Port for the daily Ithaca service and a regular service to the mainland at Patras (for Athens and Ancona, Venice, Bari and Brindisi in Italy) and Vasiliki on Lefkada (for the more northerly Ionian Islands including Corfu, central and northern Greece) in summer months

ATMs and Post Office, Tourist Information

Supermarkets – Doumoulis and Sami Supermarket

Shops – 3 Butchers, 3 Bakers, Greengrocers, Hardware, Chandlery, Shoe Shop, Clothes Shops, Tourist Shops, Travel Agents, Ferry Agents, Car Hire, Bike Hire




Greek Orthodox Church (There are Anglican Churches and a Catholic Church in the capital Argostoli)

Bus to Poros and Argostoli

During the summer months the waterfront road is closed to traffic from early evening making this a very pleasant place to wander about in.  As darkness falls and the temperature drops, Sami comes alive with shops, bars and tavernas staying open until ten or much later; this is definitely a place to be.