WALKING AND EXPLORING IN KEFALONIA
There are many hundreds of ancient tracks that crisscross the island of Kefalonia. Some are well signed and marked and some of them are definitely not!
More and more trails are being marked with Tourism Information Boards and painted markers placed along the way. You can now access many walks with the aid of Geopark (on your mobile), explaining the area and its geological make up. Kefalonia now has Geopark status.
Some years ago we joined Kefalonia Ramblers Group (mostly a mix of international residents) and were then introduced to walks outside the Sami/Aghia Efimia area. Subsequently we now have led on various walks: around the Monastery of Thermata, a watermill walk and around Assos Castle – with a marvellous secret swim afterwards. If you want stupendous views, try the walks in both the National Parks on the island, Mount Aenos and Mount Roudi. They are not to be missed.
WATERMILLS WALKS near Aghios Nikolaos
The Watermills Walk is on the road between Sami and Poros starting near Lake Avithos. The path is very well marked with most of the bridges and pathways constructed to a high standard.
THE GORGE WALK AND the WATERMILLS near Sami
When we visited the Watermills along the gorge above Sami we wanted to find out how the supply of water was maintained. Was this supply purely seasonal? The walk at Aghios Nikolaos shed more light on the way in which these watermills were fed. We have still got questions though. It would be good to know more about the way of life that these complicated and ingenious constructions supported.
TRAILS OF KEFALONIA GALLERY