Sami Things to Do
Unless you're a completest, and just have to see everything, the Melissani Caves can absolutely be missed. A boat tour through the cave is surprisingly expensive, and faily short (about 15 minutes) The cost is about 10$ The cave is not that expansive, and the dim lighting make quality pictures quite difficult with normal cameras. The cave has an...more
I have read that a statue of the god Pan was found on a small island in the middle of the lake but have not seen the statue. It is on display in the museum in Argostoli. The Odysseus says that Ulysses hid the treasures of Alcinoos in Melissani caves (that had still their roof!)more
Melissani caves are found 3 km north to Sami, a few hundred meters off the road to Aghia Efimia. It is the most striking geological phenomenon on Cefalonia: it was a subterranean lake, which vaults collapsed during the big earthquake. Before that, shepherd new that the area was dangerous as sheep sometimes disappeared in narrow faults into the...more
Geologically, Cefalonia is made of limestone. That means that it is a karstic land and thus, is “full of hollows”, I mean there are plenty of subterranean cavities!Drogarati cave is one of them which is used for concerts. Melissani caves is another. Karavrothes, near Argostoli, is a third one. Actually, all three and several minor one lie on a...more
Myrtos is the most famous beach on Kefalonia (Cephalonia) and has been voted one of Europe's most beautiful. The beach is a huge sweep of white limestone set a kilometer down from the road, it really is breathtakingMyrtos Beach is reached via a steep, winding road that can get very busy during the summer, so arrive early or be prepared for a bit of...more
The beach is set in a very dramatic horseshoe bay, with steep slopes all around. The water appears a deep shade of blue against the bright white pebbles. The back of the beach has been turned into a car park which somewhat detracts from the beach's beauty. You'll also be charged for the privilege of parking here. It is a beautiful and attractive...more
Located just next to the sea, 2.5km away from Sami and 27km from the airport. Each room has...more
Samis Tzanaton, Sami, 28080, Greece
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Agias Effimias Samis, Sami, 28100, Greece
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
Set on the water front at Sami with breathtaking views of the harbour and the mountains.Service was very good and friendly with Natasha being your host,don't try to leave in a hurry? she wont let you,we were often told no,you cant go yet "I have a surprise for you" which was followed by Water melon and Kefalonia Cherry Juice, mm mm lovely and...more
6 Hotels in Sami
Sami Local Customs
Ingredients for the filling - 1/2 kilo of veal meat-1/2 of pork meat-00 grs of rice (not cooked)- head of garlic - onion - bunches of parsley- chopped tomato-alt-pepper-marjoramIngredients for the crust-1 kilo of flour-1 egg-1 glass of wine-1 glass of olive oil-salt-pepperCut the meat into size cubes.In a large por set all the filling ingedients ex...more
If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.
Sami Tourist Traps
Bites and Stings
We found there to be a lot of wasps and mosquitoes on the Island. a friend that we were on holiday with did have the misfortune of being stung by a wasp while we were all sitting around the pool at our apartments.
Unique Suggestions: If you get stung by a wasp remove the sting using tweezers to prise it out or scrape it off with your fingernail. Do not attempt to press out the sting as this will only help the poison to spread under the skin. Wash the sting (bite) with soap and water then cool off the skin with ice cubes or an ice pack that has been wrapped in a cloth or thin towel. If needed apply some pain killing cream, gel or antihistamine cream to sooth the itch. If you get bitten by a mosquito there are plenty of mosquito sprays creams you can buy, but would be best to come prepared and have all the necessary repellents creams etc on your packing list.
Fun Alternatives: Try to avoid getting stung by wasps or bees. If surrounded by them move out the way slowly. Do not try to wave the insect away as any violent movement will only excite them and make them more aggressive and likely to attack.
There are lots of different suggestions on how to avoid mosquito bites. Here are a couple of recommended ones.
1. Apply Avon woodland fresh dry oil body spray (does work) forgot to pack mine last year
2. Taking vitamin B1 (Thiamine) at least 2 weeks before and during your holiday.
3. There is a spray called "OFF" but contains Deet which some people avoid using?
If of course you do have an allergic reaction to a sting or bite you should get yourself to a hospital straight awayRelated to:
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Sami What to Pack
Don't forget the Mosquito Repellent
Luggage and bags: Suitcase
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Beach Shoes
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun Lotion
First Aid Kit
Photo Equipment: Digital Camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swimming Costume/Trunks
Miscellaneous: Adapter Plug
Mobile Phone Charger
UK citizens can apply online for E111 link belowRelated to:
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- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Sami Sports & Outdoors
If you like riding under the Greek sun and enjoy nature at the same time, you should visit their horse riding stable.You have the chance to ride our well trained Haflinger Horses, who are the right kind of horses for safe trail – rides in mountainous areas, on old donkey – paths, gallop at the beach or cross olive groves and swimming in the sea. visit old ruined villages, destroyed by the earthquake in 1953 and see the most interesting sights – everything on horseback. All the riding tours are guided by a qualified FN German Horse Riding Teacher. You can also take riding lessons in dressage and jumping.
Equipment: The horses are all in a very good condition. Even if it is your first time on horseback, you will enjoy the trails. People who are not interested in horse – riding will find a wide range of activities. Water skiing, scuba diving (diving school 5 km from Sami) in Agia Efimia.Related to:
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- Horse Riding
If you're coming to Cephalonia, or Greece for that manner, it is a must that you read Louis De Berniere's Captain Corelli's Mandollin, an absolutely fantastic novel about WWII in Cephalonia. Truly a great read, educational and entertaining. The movie, however, does not give the story justice and should be avoided altogether.more
On this photo, the two boats of our friends are sailing out of Sami. In the background, Mount Ainos, 1626 meters over the sea, is showing. Mount Ainos is now a national Park, the smallest of Greece. It is possible to hike into the park and reach the summit but Spring or autumn are better than summer.more
On this photo, the boat of one of our friends is going to sail out of Sami. In the background, our Land-Rover is parked on the quay. We plan to meet them again in the evening, where they are going to sail while we will do the same route on the road that overlooks the Ithaki channel.more