Great outdoor activities
- 4 Beaches
- 1 Property
- 50mins from airport
- Outdoor activities
- Ancient and historical
- Horse Riding
- Water sports
Sami is located on the north east coast of Kefalonia, just 24 km from Argostoli. The water front is tree-lined with glorious views across to the island of Ithaca, with plenty of tavernas, restaurants and bars to choose from – many serving the catch of the day from local fishermen.
A number of the restaurants display photographs of their friend Nicolas Cage who starred in the film, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. The majority of the filming took place in and around Sami, and indeed many of the locals were extras in the film.
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Properties in Sami
In and around Sami
In the surrounding area, you can visit Ancient Sami, found just outside and above today’s town. Ancient Sami was a well-organized and flourishing town and coupled with its strategic location, attracted the interest of the Roman’s. In 189 B.C., they set out to invade and conquer the island. The people of Sami bravely resisted, and the siege was long and relentless lasting four months. You can wander among the ruins of the town which the Romans reorganized and imagine life in time gone by.
On the way to Antisamos, is a right turn leading to the ruins of the 13th century Monastery of Agia Fanendes and the Monastery of Panagia Agrilion with its medieval bell tower.
A short drive from Sami is the beautiful Antisamos beach, set in a bay with a long stretch of white pebbles, crystal clear blue water and backed by tree covered hills. With a choice of laid back restaurants serving delicious fresh food, you can spend an enjoyable day there. Paliouras Beach is also nearby while Sami and Karavomilos are linked by the Karavomilos beach.
Activities in Sami
Kefalonia is a diverse island to explore, and George (outdoorkefalonia.com) is passionate about Kefalonia and has a vast knowledge of her heritage. Outdoorkefalonia.com have a range of activities from bird watching, hiking and aboard the jeep safari taking you to ghost villages and to the top of Mount Ainos looking for wild horses. With more activities to enjoy such as kayaking, caving or abseling there is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Bavarian horse riding stable is found just outside Sami town. You can choose to go riding for one hour or more. The horses are extremely well looked after and the staff know just the right locations to lead the group to enjoy exploring the beautiful area, including some deserted villages.
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Our advisors visit every property in our portfolio to ensure the highest standards are maintained throughout the whole season and to familiarise themselves with everything they have to offer. Please send us a mail with your priorities and we would be happy to recommend a suitable destination.