Lakithra is a traditional village, perched on top of a gentle lush hillside above the azure blue coastline in the south of Kefalonia.
Largely unspoilt and very much off the beaten track, it is perfect walking territory with many small colourful pathways, some leading to delightful neighbouring villages and others simply making for a lovely walk. Walk down a twisting country lane for a couple of miles to the shimmering coast and you are likely to find a couple of isolated beaches, perfect for young children and couples alike, seeking a little privacy and peace & quiet.
Lakithra itself is a cosy cluster of all things Greek, old ramshackle buildings interspersed with brand new villas, linked by twisting pathways and flower-filled gardens, with its rural setting making for a most pleasing and peaceful patchwork of orchards and olive groves. The unhurried Greek Island pace of life is infectious here, meaning you will wind-down without even thinking about it. There's a tangible off-the-beaten-track feel …though many of the island's attractions are just a short and scenic drive away. And the beauty of being in an un-touristy town is that things are comparatively cheap.