This was also taken whilst on the island of Ithaca, just off Kefalonia in one of our favourite little finds! It was a small fishing village called Kioni. The scenery and the atmosphere there just blew us away. It was a really hot day (as they all were!) and, as we love to explore, we decided to head up the windy paths into the quieter parts of the village. Looking down over the stunning bay we could see the visiting yachts and the little restaurants lined up along the water’s edge.
In August 1953, the poor island of Kefalonia suffered a terrible earthquake which destroyed many of its villages; meaning that a lot of the island had to be rebuilt. Only the northern most villages such as Fiskardo managed to withstand the quake fully. So it has meant that many buildings are being rebuilt over time. There are some stunning properties waiting to be restored and loved. I’m not sure of the story behind this property and I’m not sure if the quake had something to do with it being derelict or if it’s just become empty and old over time. It reminded me of the story ‘The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe’ because it literally looks like you could open the door to a beautiful world behind!