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|Putopisac:||Ana80 [ Pon Apr 25, 2011 3:51 pm ]|
"Cephalonia is mountainous, sprawling and pine-covered. It is the largest of the Ionian Islands. Among its many attractions are the Mycenaean tombs, ancient mosaics, and medieval castles. Tourist centres are located among pine-tree groves and next to sandy beaches, bays, and headlands. Argostoli, the principal town lies on an inlet deep in Livadi Bay, which divides the island into two uneven parts. Completely rebuilt after the devastating earthquakes of 1953, the capital is now a modern town with good hotels and lively entertainment along the waterfront in the evenings.
Lixouri, the island's second town on the opposite shore has excellent bathing facilities. The villages of Kastro, medieval San Giorgio, which once held 15,000 inhabitants within its ramparts, and the Mazarakata excavations made on 83 Mycenaean tombs, are also of interest on the island.
Cephalonia is linked to Patras by ferry boat (58 n.miles)
Ithaca, the famous birthplace of Homer's Ulysses, is mountainous and dry, so its few inhabitants seek work as seamen or emigrate. Ithaca has countless harbours and coves ideal for swimming, skin-diving and fishing. The Grotto of the Nymphs, the island's main tourist attraction, is said to be the cave where Ulysses hid his treasure on his return from the Phaeacians. Ithaca is rich in historical and archaeological finds dating from the peak of Mycenaean Age (1500-1100 BC). A good road crosses the whole island, providing some superb views of the sea on either side."
Taken from Greece, Toubi's Editions
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