Vlachata


Vlachata village is located 15 km south of Argostoli and is situated next to the road that connects Argostoli to the south of the island. It has about 700 inhabitants engaged in agriculture and animal raising. In recent years the village has developed tourism with the creation of accommodation, restaurants, supermarkets souvenir shops etc.

Very close to Vlachata we will find the well known sandy beaches of Lourdas and Trapezaki and the more secluded beaches Lefki and  Paradisi which offer visitors tranquility and crystal clear waters.

The great earthquake of 1953 almost completely destroyed the village and the only building that survived was the church of nAgia Marina in which is a big festival is held on the 17th of  July.

Near the village lies the Monastery Sission; rumor has it that it was created by St. Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. The visitor should visit the monastery not only to admire it but also to enjoy the beautiful view of the blue Ionian Sea and the absolute tranquility of its geographical position.