Kefalonia holidays in Greece at Kourkoumelata village: One of the most beautiful, picturesque and impressive villages of Kefalonia. Without being extremely famous among tourists and Greek travelers, Kourkoumelata distinguishes for its remarkable views to the endless sea and its unique layout. It is located 10 km from Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia.
This idyllic village was totally destroyed by the major earthquake of 1953 but it was completely rebuilt with the financial support of the shipowner Giorgos Vergotis who managed to reconstruct the entire village according to the neoclassical architectural tendencies of those times.
Kourkoumelata is considered the most elegant settlement in Kefalonia with well-maintained beautiful buildings known for their rich and diverse architecture. However, apart from these magnificent structures, the colorful and well-cared gardens are the main attraction of Kourkoumelata that is really worth admiring. These wonderful compositions adorn the entire village and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
There is a small village that is considered to be the crown jewel of villages around the island and of unique beauty around the whole country. The name of the village is Kourkoumelata.
The village of Kourkoumelata still remains a treasure well-hidden. Not as famous as Skala or Assos but equally impressive, it is known for its beauty and remarkable views to the sea, town planning and street layout.
Green gardens, clean public places, beautiful buildings, imposing churches, new streets, utilities and facilities were made and provided to the villagers. Kourkoumelata was the first village in Kefalonia that had electricity and water facilities installed, besides the main towns of Argostoli and Sami.
There are a lot of places that you can visit at Kourkoumelata. Two of the most known spots of the village are the ‘Cultural Centre George and Marie Vergottis’ and the local stadium, where concerts and events are held especially during the summer months. The cultural amenities are completed by the new Philharmonic Centre which is located on the opposite side of the road. Moreover, there is the village square with palm trees and a shrine, which is dedicated to the Vergotis family, as well as the local cafe, which has the shape of a ship.
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