This Monday was Clean/ Ash Monday, a day off, weather was fantastic for the kids to fly their kite and have picnic, but three of us decided to hit the mountains....Close enough to be back for launch but far - and high- enough to test our climbing and walking skills, but also admire the Cyclopean Walls of Ancient Krani.
Ancient Krani (around 6th c. B.C) was situated in the coves of Koutavos gulf, built on the hills that rise above the lowlands of Krania. According to the archaeologists, the lowlands of Krania were the main area of the ancient city. Krani was one of the four cities of Kefalonia, along with Proni, Palli and Sami. Today, a large part of the walls still remains and witnesses the ancient Greek art of fortification.
The path is not hard to walk, it is 10km if you start from Argostoli and climb up to Razata. However, you can visit the wall by car, just drive on the main Argostoli to Sami road and just before you reach the village of Razata the sign will indicate the way to the right. Follow this track until you reach a signed indicated open area where you can park.
|View over Argostoli|
|Part of the Wall|