Kefalonia is the largest of the stunning Ionian Islands, rumoured home of Odysseus, a haven for nature lovers, not to mention the setting of Louis de Bernieres novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. But why Vericoco? Well, let me tell you…
Our host, Lena, started Vericoco in 2016 with her partner Nikos, inspired by her love of yoga and practising in beautiful surroundings. Nikos, a Kefalonian, is passionate about his island and the exceptional natural beauty that it offers. Together they are devoted to giving visitors an authentic taste of the island and providing the perfect spot for creative activities. They say…
“Our 120m2 yoga and ballet deck is available for self-practice as well as organized classes. Yoga mats and props are free to use. It is equipped with a projector ideal for visual teaching material, but also cinema nights under the stars.
We have a uniquely designed 11 metre swimming pool that lies discreetly and harmoniously between two rows of olive trees, and turns at the end to face the spectacular view towards Mount Aenos and the sea.
It’s ideal for those who want to exercise and use it as a lap pool, but also wide enough for lounging around and relaxing.
Just up from the pool is our outdoor kitchen with wood stove and BBQ, where groups congregate at the long table for meals and drinks shaded under the reeded roof.
With plenty of lounge area and quiet hammock space, there’s plenty of choice for those wanting to chill with a book or have a snooze.
We also offer a petanque pitch again set in line with the olive trees and close to the BBQ area and pool, for guests to enjoy a game in the early evening sun perhaps before dinner.”
Sounds pretty good, no?! Each week will begin on the Friday evening with a welcome barbecue and readings from Jane and Victoria. The beach is only a short walk away and the local tavernas offer Vericoco’s guest a warm welcome. There will also be a free day programmed midweek when you can explore further afield – Lena and Nikos will be only too happy to help you organise some activities if lounging by the pool isn’t your thing.
We can smell the salt air already!