We woke up to a gorgeous sunny day in Kefalos. The sun was shining, the ocean was a sparkling blue and the weather was perfect. Jessica and I set off to explore (and find some breakfast). We decided we wanted to hike around to see the sights and ended up following a path up one of the mountains around Kefalos.
While it was a little weird getting strange looks from the locals (I mean we were visiting during off peak times), but it was still nice to feel like the only people on the island. It was such a ghost town. When we got to the end of the path, there was a gorgeous view and the cutest little baby goat!
Finding animals (especially goats and chickens around the area was pretty common). I came across some chickens, goats and even some rams. They’re just tethered to a nearby tree or allowed to roam around. It was pretty cool.
After our little hike, Jessica and I decided to just relax on the beach for a bit. Well Jessica did. Me, being fidgety lil me, I wandered on the beach. It was nice to squidge my toes in the sand and chase the waves. The water was so cool and clear. I even picked up a few rocks. They were so smooth and perfect for skipping. I think that may be how I got tanner on my right arm….
Afterwards, we went back to our room to get some relief from the sun. Word of advice? Pack lots of sunscreen. The sun in Greece is absolutely merciless. I got sunburnt within a couple hours and it was only April!
By the time we decided it was best to go back out there and explore before it was too late to do so, the sun was setting and it was absolutely gorgeous.
Afterwards, we went on a little walk to try and find the Kefalos village. It was up on the cliffs, further inland, but first we decided to walk toward the harbor.
On our way to the village, we discovered an abandoned little building, white with a blue roof. We went inside to check it out, but really it was a little bit of a ruin, nothing inside, some broken building materials scattered across the floor. It was a fun little detour though
And then we realized that we could have rented bikes on the island. Unfortunately they were daily rentals, meaning you could only rent them for a day and since we were leaving the next morning, it was too late to try and rent one then. It would have been nice to have had a bike because, well long story short we weren’t able to get to the village.
We thought we found a short cut, but it only turned out to be a grassy plain where people kept their chickens and a goat. It had a nice view of the island though. By the time we got back on the road to head to the village, the sun had gone down and it was getting pretty dark. Since there were no streetlights and we had no flashlights, we thought it best to head home.
While my time in Kefalos was brief, I really do hope to go back. It was so nice and wonderful. The weather is excellent and even though it was empty of tourists and everything was basically closed, I preferred it that way. Without all the people it was truly relaxing and I think it was the best part of my spring break. But alas, after 2 blissful days it was off to Rome. The joys of being in a student abroad😉
Hugs and puppies!