the West Coast of the island, about halfway between the
capital Argostoli and Skala the road literally drops
off to the right, leading through the village of Lourdata the road twists and turns down to the shingle and sand
The road really is steep and very narrow and awkward
to drive because of the very tight hairpin bends. The
sea here is a beautiful mix of blues and greens with a
wonderful milky blue colour when the sea is rough.
Conditions in the village are such that tropical plants
such as bananas, can be grown. Water coming down from Mt.
Aenos is used for irrigation, the area is sheltered from
chilling winds, and the reflection of the sun's rays off
the sides of the mountain creates a relatively high temperature
here. This area's garden produce is known to be some of
the best on
Standing on the coast road looking
village towards the beach, with the various
blue and turquoise colour
of the sea mixing together is certainly a marvellous sight.