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  • Athina Ntoka

Kaiafas: a summer blast


What if we are in fall. The sun still shines and the weekend escapes, especially close to the sea, are a must.

For those who still have the time for smart out of town weekend escape, a visit in Kaiafas is an alternative option. As I spent my summer vacations in this place, it’s still in my heart and my mind.

The endless sandy beach, the amazing sunsets, the experience to see caretta caretta newborns and their try to reach the sea and begin their trip to the Mediterranean sea, the walk among the sand lilies, the shells collection, the picturesque old Kaiafas train station and the amazing lake, made my vacations unforgettable.

As Kaiafas was my base, I had the chance to explore the Peloponnese coastline and get as many pictures as I could. Unforgettable will be the visit at Foloi oak forest. It was an amazing experience driving and walking among these tall trees. The only noise in this paradise was the birds tweeting and the sound of leaves.

Next stop was Voidokilia and then Pylos for lunch, walking and tasting sweets in the famous Krinos pastry shop.

During sunset, Kyparissia with its castle, gave unforgettable sunset experience, accompanied by cocktails and a special dinner.

As a history and art lover and as a “museum hunter”, Ancient Olympia was the place that couldn’t escape from my attention. The philosophy of Olympic spirit is there, the attention of the world is there, the core of the athletics is there. The feeling I still have for this place is just awe.

Kaifas is an ideal place for a weekend. Make it more magnificent if you rent a house through Airbnb. I chose again this option of leaving, and I really don’t regret at all. The house is among olive trees, hammocks hang on the trees and the sound of silence relaxes you from the city vibes.

For gastronomic experience you have to visit the restaurants “Pefka” and “Strofilia”. Both of them are exceptional. The staff is really friendly, the tastes are local and the prices are low.

But, if you want to live the experience of a village, taste local and pure food, then visit Anilio. The only restaurant that is open from the morning for Greek coffee and then for lunch time until night by serving local products, is almost at the entrance of the village on your left hand. The huge basils at the entrance will attract you.

Enjoy….

*All photos featured are taken by me

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