Spartia

Resplendent on the island’s south coast, nestling in to the flank of Mount Ainos and commanding breathtaking views of the Ionian Sea and the island of Zante, Spartia is a peaceful countryside within easy reach of the airport and only a short 15 minute drive into Argostoli, the buzzing capital.

This small village still retains much of its of its original charm and character, untouched by the rapid passage of time and offers a few small grocery stores and a handful of tavernas. Its maze-like streets were reputedly designed to confuse invading pirates in times gone by but nowadays, some well-positioned signs take you down a quiet country lane, past a few tavernas, to an attractive sandy beach.

A little further down the coast lies the rocky Cape Liakas, with stunning views across the bay and usual rock formations, ideal for snorkelling.