I visited Sami( Kefalonia ) only for one day , but this place is definitively MUST SEE ! There is 2 major tourist attractions :
Number 1 : Would be Mellissani cave
Number 2 : would be Drogaratti cave .
These places are one of the kind !!!
But thats not all !! City itself is magical , located between smoky mountains reaching for clouds .
So i started my trip in early morning from Kefalonia harbour .At the start i decided to to start around and see what city have to offer So i noticed that most of the tourist attractions were closed , because it was rainy day in September ( Off season ). I walked around and found book / gift shop . !I walked inside and found lots and lots of handmade gifts, had a chat with the owner and he invited me to sit down for cup of tea . And i ended up sitting for 3 hours in his shop and purchasing some amazing gifts
From there lille bit up from from harbor is bus station , unfortunately , bus is passing there super rare (Even in high season ) . I heard that there are few a day .
So if you miss one , then you might wait forever !
So i waited for this bus for about an hour , because in Greece , bus times does not exist , just wait for one to pass and hope its sooner , than later …Its about plus or minus 1 hour .
I was looking for buses from Argostoli to Sami . At last it was here !!
It was amazing ride !! Bus was so up in mountains that i felt like i could be sitting on a cloud !
I got in Sami and straight went hunting for the hotel , because normally i dont book it in advance . So i found this hotel ,guest house !
I this this was the most home like room ever !! Balcony space , room , bathroom , hotel owners got for me discounted taxi at the end of the trip ! Atmosphere in Mellisani hotel was amazing , my room felt like i could just move in there and live !And Balcony area .. Just lovely and price ( 30 Euro ) it was good price for me !!! I checked room out and then went out and rented scooter !
First i wanted to see Drogarati cave , which is located around 5 minutes away by scooter ! Entry fee was small ( i think was 7 euro , if i remember right ) and then you can walk in there around yourself .. It might be cold so its best to take jacket ! ! Sometimes its used for small musical events ,because of incredible accoustics .
After that i went to Mellisani cave which is lake actually , years ago ground broke in to it and thats how it was discovered , and water in lake is the same all the time , boat man says that its day or night , summer or winter , its stays the same look .. And water is Crystal clear there !
They offer diving as-well , i had no time to try out .
After that i had dinner at local restaurant and walk by the beach and bit of browsing at nearest market ! Prices are avarage there and food is good ! I think Sami could be perfect place for couples ! Its small village with sea on one side and mountains on other , you can always rent a car or scooter and go up the mountain – view of city from mountains is THE best i have ever seen ..
Or maybe it was rain + clows + sun between clouds … But it was amazing … Have a great holiday !