The coast line was breathtaking and the temptations to swim too great. So we went for a long exploratory swim at Afales, snorkelling along the way, picking up shells and looking at the goats making their way up and down the scraggy rocks.
We feasted on meatballs and potatoes cooked with sage and a sinful amount of Greek peaches. In the evening, quite early we sailed into Asos, Kefalonia and anchored there for the night. A tiny picturesque village nestled in the horseshoe of a bay but a place which is significant for us as our family's roots are said to be from the island of Kefalonia.
The Castle in Asos
On our way to the top
The beautiful gateway
The bays from above, one blue- green the other ochre red
The old mansion with the crests suggesting it was our ancestors home.
We spent some of the afternoon admiring a yacht which was just the perfect size and build, dreaming when we could have one like that - all sorts of conjectures flying out about the guests on board. It was like flicking through Hello magazine but live on a beach !
In the evening we walked up to Asos castle and stopped off to admire the panoramic views from both sides of the bay. As the light was falling the colour of one bay became blue- green whereas in the next one with the tall rocks the water turned an ochre red.
On our return we opted for a table at Nefeli Anaint where we had the freshest tuna with local wine. The owner told us that the houses further up the village did indeed belong to our ancestors, the Angelatos family who were a well known family on the island and Panayis Angelatos was the first consul in Cyprus of the Ionian when he moved there eventually with his family.