Sami Travel Guide

  • Cefalonia
    Cefalonia
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  • Sami, the entrance into Cefalonia
    Sami, the entrance into Cefalonia
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  • Melissani caves
    Melissani caves
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Sami Things to Do

  • Melissani Caves

    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...

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  • Melissani caves in the antiquity

    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!)

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  • Melissani caves

    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...

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  • Melissani caves

    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...

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  • Myrtos Beach

    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...

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  • Beach

    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...

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Sami Hotels

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  • Sami Beach Hotel

    Located just next to the sea, 2.5km away from Sami and 27km from the airport. Each room has...

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  • Pericles Hotel

    Samis Tzanaton, Sami, 28080, Greece

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Green Bay Hotel

    Agias Effimias Samis, Sami, 28100, Greece

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

Sami Restaurants

  • Fantastic Service

    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...

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  • Local and sea food

    Dont be disappointed by the picture, which was taken during winter time.During summer time, the taverna is open.

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Sami Transportation

  • "Sami Star"

    "Blue Star Travel" is the place to go to get your travel tickets and tours to Ithaka,Zakynthos etc. In fact they do a wide range of trips all over Europe. They have a office in Sami itself and they have boats departing from Sami.

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  • Taxi

    If you have not hired a car Taxis are very reasonable to hire,but make sure you agree the price before hand, we used Taxis a few times to get from from Agia Efimia to Sami and vice versa.The driving can be a bit erratic.

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  • Go to Ithaki

    Go to Ithaki by boat.You have 2 options:1) But a ticket for the boat Kefallonia, which after Sami goes to Ithaki2) enter in a cruise boat

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Sami Local Customs

  • RIGANADA-LOCAL FOOD

    Bread slices with origan Ingredients for 2-4 slices of village bread-2 tomatoes-origan-salt-vinegar-olive oilSlightly dampen the bread and squeeze out any excess water. On top of each slice, add salt, vinegar, origan and olive oil. Squeeze tomato on top.

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  • KEFALLONIAN MEAT PIE (KREATOPITA) LOCAL...

    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...

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Sami Tourist Traps

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    by kevin36 Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    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 away

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Sami What to Pack

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    by kevin36 Updated Mar 6, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: Suitcase
    Beach Bag

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Beach Shoes
    Trainers
    Baseball Hat/Sunhat

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun Lotion
    Mosquito Spray/Cream
    Medicine/Painkillers
    First Aid Kit

    Photo Equipment: Digital Camera

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Swimming Costume/Trunks
    Sarong
    Sunglasses
    Beach Towel

    Miscellaneous: Adapter Plug
    Book/Magazine
    Mobile Phone Charger
    UK citizens can apply online for E111 link below

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Sami Sports & Outdoors

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    by kevin36 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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.

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  • If you're coming to Cephalonia you...

    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.

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  • Sailing out of Sami

    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.

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  • Leaving Sami

    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.

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