What to do
Adventurous or casual Kefalonia is the place
Blue Paradise is an ideal location if you like to explore Kefalonia in day trips. There are so many things to do and one visit is not nearly enough but we’ll give you some hints on what you can do in our island. Take out your notepads and start planning your trips!
Take a stroll in Argostoli
The Blue Paradise Studios are conveniently situated in the center of Argostoli. It just takes a stroll to have a coffee or a drink on the central square. Why not take a walk along the seaside on the pebbled pavement lined with palm trees. Buy your own freshly picked fruits from the open market on the seaside. Pass over the pretty stone bridge of Charles de Bosset and take a boat or peddleboat to enjoy the Koutavos Lagoon. For shopping you will find the main shopping strip of Argostoli “Lithostroto” where you can find many boutiques, souvenir shops and cafes.
Eat where the locals eat
We strongly recommended to visit Palia Plaka – a restaurant in “the Greek style” much favored by local residents. Located at the seaside of Argostoli at 5 min walk from Blue Paradise . What’s more, there are lovely aromas from the adjoining Kitchen and servery, where up to a dozen freshly made dishes are on display :Kefalonia Meat Pie (fantastic), locally caught fish, pasta, octopus.The house wine is just fine ,the bill very reasonable. It’s not fancy, but it does serve the most scrumptious Greek food in generous portions. One tip – Lunch times is the best time to visit and enjoy the large variety of dishes.
Delicious homemade Cephalonian dishes
The family run Archontiko is a family-run taverna just a minute away from Blue Paradise on the Palm avenue.
Less touristy than the restaurants around the square, the service is friendly and the food is home-made and delicious. Lots of local specialities (generous portions), excellent house wine, and a great atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit since the prices are reasonable too!.
Jeep Safari – Sea Kayaking – Stand up paddling and more
Jeep safari in a 6 seated Land Rover Defender in which you cover a big part of Kefalonia.
Sea kayaking is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty, diversity and sheer magnificence of the Kefalonian coastline. It is an activity that is relaxing, low stress and suitable for ALL ages. The company makes tailor-make tours to suit your wishes, time or any other special requirements. OUTDOORKEFALONIA’ s philosophy is to work with and amongst nature whilst showing the utmost respect for and protecting the environment. http://outdoorkefalonia.com/
Green forest of mount Ainos
Ainos Mountain – The highest point in all of Kefalonia at 5,341 feet high, and it’s a national park. Ainos is known for its wild horses and a forest of rare black pine trees found only in Kefalonia (Abies Cephalonica). Follow the signs to the peak on the paved road, and you can hike the mountain trail and literally see a 360 degree view of Kefalonia and the surrounding islands when you get to the top.
Mid August Robola wine festival
Robola is the traditional white wine made in Kefalonia, and is somewhat similar to a Chardonnay. It’s got hints of peach and citrus, and it’s served in pitchers at every restaurant you visit in Kefalonia. During mid-August, the villages of Valsamata and Fragata hold festivals in honor of this wine. You pay a minimal entrance fee and get all-you-can-drink wine. All. Night. Long. It’s kinda crazy town, but oh so fun. Souvlakia, salad, and bread is served for an additional fee, and for entertainment, the local dance groups perform the traditional dances of Kefalonia.
The villages of Valsamata and Fragata are 15 km from Blue Paradise/Argostoli.