DRAMATIC SCENERIES AND SANDY BEACHES
Kefalonia is the largest Ionian island in Western Greece, with an area of 302 sq. miles and population of 45,000. It is a truly unique place combining natural beauty and outstanding beaches with stunning colours of turquoise and deep blue. The island also boasts one of the tallest mountains in Greece with forests, tropical plants, excellent food that is high in nutrition as a result of the fertile soil. With a rich history, the island has a lot to discover which is made easy due to its notoriously hospitable culture. It is an extremely green island due to the rainfall in the winter which provides for some beautiful sceneries completely unique to Kefalonia.
Lourdas particularly has a tropical climate and so has a wonderfully exotic flora. Mount Aenos is the only National Park situated on a Greek island and provides the dramatic backdrop to Lourdas beach where the Retreat is located. As an island, Kefalonia is understated, relatively undiscovered and has an element of raw magnificence.