Kefalonia Island, Greece | Travel

the wing of a thomson plane as it descends into kefalonia the beach of katelios, kefalonia, greece, with a palm tree and several sun loungers
Occasionally, I do things that make my close friends wonder (out loud) whether or not I've completely lost my already-loose grip on reality. Group-calling them on Skype in the middle of packing up my university accommodation for the final time to enquire whether they felt like going on holiday with six days' notice was one of these times.However, for reasons I can't quite comprehend, my friends love me enough to put up with my excessive acts of impulse, and last Tuesday, five of us found ourselves on a flight to the Ionian island of Kefalonia for a week of sun, sea, sand, cocktails, and my poor attempts at remembering my Greek.
a view across the ocean from kefalonia
We booked our trip last-minute through Thomson, and whilst the price was pretty impressive for such a spur-of-the-moment trip, I'm afraid I can't much recommend the company as a whole - as those who follow me on twitter may have seen, I experienced quite a few problems with them on my return date  - and those were just the tip of the iceburg, unfortunately.
a picture of a girl with bright red hair lounging on a sun lounger, in a bikini a picture of a girl's very tanned legs as she lays on a towel by the pool in kefalonia, greece
Despite all the drama, however, it was an amazing trip, and I can't recommend Kefalonia enough for a quiet girls' trip; unlike some of the larger Greek islands, it's not got much of a night club scene, but is perfect for cocktail bars, traditional Greek tavernas, plenty of gorgeous pools to lounge by, and a lovely beach.
two cocktails on a table moussaka, grilled fish, and bread, on a table
In fact, the gorgeous cocktails and traditional cuisine have inspired me to delve a little more into my heritage, and I'm going to be featuring some more Greek recipes on the blog in the near future - exciting!

What's the most impulsive thing you've done, lately?
The holiday package we selected cost around £200 per person, including flights and transfers, through the Thomson website.
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  1. Just came across your blog and I absolutely love it especially this post! That's rubbish about Thomson messing things up, that's the last thing you want when you're on hols. Those cocktails look amazing. Looks like you had a fab time. xx

    Grace | Glitter and Carousels

  2. Ohh it looks lovely! Shame about Thompson but I so want to go to Greece, it looks amazing. It's on the list :) xx

    Jasmin Charlotte

  3. aah this looks so nice! so jealous

    from helen at

  4. It looks such a beautiful place, I hope that you had a lovely time! I love your blog and I have started following you with Bloglovin and GFC. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo.

  5. Great, great post! Have a lovely day ;D


    ohh and I would love to follow you if you'd do the same for me ;)

  6. What a beautiful place to be. Thx for sharing your wonderful pics with us. Nice blog here. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

  7. An impulse holiday! I love it!

    We went to Florida with Thomson and I also don't recommend them - they basically gave us the wrong information about the flight and made it seem like we were getting a much better deal than we were, then refused to give us any compensation even though they called us to admit they had made a mistake! I complained loads and they wouldn't give us anything.

    Corinne x

  8. Your photos are making me excited for my holiday now! 8 days for me!
    xprincessjas | xx


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