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A symphony of green and azure
Green scenery, beaches of unparallel beauty, emerald waters and an intense aura of culture, this is Kefalonia, the largest island in the Ionian complex. Pine trees, cypress trees, olive trees and on the top of mount Aenos the Kefalonian fir. On the slope of the mountain the Robola vines are grown for the famous white wine of the island. In the amazing wealth of seabed rare Caretta – Caretta sea turtles and Monachus- Monachus seals find refuge.
The cosmopolitan Argostoli is the capital, multiflorous and vivid, built amphitheatrically with places for every taste and mood. Even though Argostoli was completely destroyed during the earthquake of 1953, you can still find corners with the old venetian air. Lixouri, the western peninsula of this island which despite the destruction caused be the earthquake was rebuilt with respect to tradition.
Two of the most impressive sights of Kefalonia are Drogarati cave and Melissani cave – lake.
Drogarati cave was discovered 300 years ago when an earthquake brought to light the present entrance and from 1963 it is open to public all year round. It is located in 120m height and has 95m depth. The temperature is 18 degrees Celsius and it is considered one of the best caverns in Greece and it is the only one with a large hall (65m x 45m and 20m height) with perfect acoustic, suitable for concerts. Drogarati cavern is alive while its creation continues. It is dated over 100.000.000 years old!
Melissani cave-lake is a nature’s unique creation, a seducing scenery from heaven. It was discovered in 1951 and it became a very popular destination. The peculiarity of the cave is thanks to a collapsed part of the roofs while the sun is up his sunbeams showers the lake waters and the sight is magical.
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