CAPES

Cape Agios Georgios (Greek:  Άγιος Γεώργιος)

Inland from cape of Agíos Georgíos a small harbor is formed, which is suitable only for boats. It is open E, it has a very narrow entrance and it is very difficuld to identify.

Saint George cape lies 10 Km south to Lixouri (90 minutes walk). It is a splendid stretch of sand.

Cape Kounopetra (Greek: Κουνόπετρα)

‘Kounopetra’ meaning swaying rock is situated approximately 10 kilometers south of Lixouri on the picturesque Cape of Akrotiri, 5 kilometers beyond the village of Manzavinata. A large slab of the coastal rock a few centimeters from shoreline at one time used to move rhythmically, uninterruptedly in an east-to-west direction, it’s gentle movement was visible from the shore. It made 20 vacillations a minute.

Before the earthquake in 1867, the rock almost touched the shoreline and visitors would place a knife between them, which would be pressed against it, but after the earthquake the gap widened. Tradition claims that English ships tied thick ropes and chains around ‘Kounopetra’ in an unsuccessfully attempted to either remove it or at least displace it to stop the movement. After the earthquakes of 1953 the rock stopped moving. The earthquakes shifted sections of the seabed, stabilizing its base.

Cape Atheras (Greek: Αθέρας)

Cape Atheras is in the very north of the Paliki peninsula of Kefalonia.

A very scenic route by road around the Gulf of Argostoli or alternatively the ferry from Argostoli to Lixouri can be taken, thus saving the drive around the Gulf. On reaching the top curve of the Gulf a small road branches off to the right and it is then a fairly reasonable if narrow road leading through the small village of Athres and then eventually down to Agia Spiridonas and Athres Bay.

 

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