Embrace a slower pace on holidays to Ratzakli, where fuss-free Greek living goes hand in hand with peaceful natural surroundings.
Pretty as a picture
Sitting off the beaten path, this sleepy village in the south of Greece
's Ionian Island
is postcard-perfect. From the whitewashed houses to the rolling countryside, Ratzakli wows from all angles – panoramic views sweep across the bay and out to sea. Add a glass of wine and a good book, and you're ready to relax.
Coast with the most
The star attraction here's local favourite Kaminia Beach – a vast span of golden sand and crystal-clear shallows. It's only a 20-minute walk away from the village and neighbours the slightly livelier Mounda Beach, giving you the best of both worlds. Go during nesting season and you might even spot a loggerhead turtle.
Quiet life to nightlife
To up the pace, head to nearby Skala
for buzzing bars and fairy-lit al fresco tavernas – just five minutes' drive away. Further afield, Argostoli offers even more hustle and bustle, with a marina, a busy square and shops selling everything from swimwear to souvenirs.
This chilled-out Kefalonian region's full of family-run restaurants and friendly bars. Whether you prefer leisurely seaside strolls and quiet nights or laughing with locals until the wee hours, this south-eastern gem's sure to leave a warm impression.