Me in front of Antisamos Bay, one of the prettiest we saw. In spite of the graffiti.
Not the white sand that you may have expected from the first photo though but small pebbles. Most of the bays we visited were the same.
Much of the film of Captain Corelli's Mandolin was shot in Sami. This boat was in the little marina there. But probably not in the film. Although it might have been.
Looking down on Mirtos Bay, one of the most photographed locations in the Greek islands, partly for its beauty - now spoiled slightly by rows of sun loungers - and partly because of the film again.
Many of the island's buildings were destroyed by a large earthquake in 1953. As a result there are very few genuinely old houses on the island and those that do exist look like these in the little village of Assos.
We did find one beach, Katelios, that had sand and I was able to make my now traditional sand mermaid.
We went to Kefalonia for a wedding. Here the bride and groom feed each other honey, an old tradition, symbolising a sweet life ahead.
The owners of this house had a strange taste in exterior design. Yes, those are tin cans and empty crisp packets stuck in the fencing.