Along the West Coast of the island, about halfway between the capital Argostoli and Skala the road literally drops off to the right, leading through the village of Lourdata the road twists and turns down to the shingle and sand beach.

The road really is steep and very narrow and awkward to drive because of the very tight hairpin bends. The sea here is a beautiful mix of blues and greens with a wonderful milky blue colour when the sea is rough.

Conditions in the village are such that tropical plants such as bananas, can be grown. Water coming down from Mt. Aenos is used for irrigation, the area is sheltered from chilling winds, and the reflection of the sun's rays off the sides of the mountain creates a relatively high temperature here. This area's garden produce is known to be some of the best on the island.

Standing on the coast road looking down across the village towards the beach, with the various blue and turquoise colour of the sea mixing together is certainly a marvellous sight.


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