The greek island of Kefalonia
Kefalonia is an ideal environment to approach art with all your senses and enjoy creative holidays. Study and learn about art while your soul rejoices, being close to nature and the turquoise Ionian Sea.
The very island that Louis de Bernières wrote about :
“It’s a light that seems unmediated either by the air or by the stratosphere. It is completely virgin, it produces overwhelming clarity of focus, it has heroic strength and brilliance. It exposes colors in their original prelapsarian state, as though straight from the imagination of God on His youngest days, when He still believed that all was good. The dark green of the pines is unfathomably and retreatingly deep, the ocean viewed from the top of a cliff is platonic in its presentation of azure and turquoise, emerald, viridian and lapis lazuli.”
“CAPTAIN CORELI’S MANDOLIN”
Novel by Louis de Bernières
Please visit kefalonia-island.gr for more information.
Village of Poros in Kefalonia
The picturesque village of Poros is situated along the south east coast of Kefalonia and is the principal village of the Pronnoi region and one of the two main ports of the island.
It has a fine combination of sea and mountain scenery as it lies along a 3 kilometer coast just at the foot of the Atros Mountain.
This is an ideal place for long walks beside the seashore and exploring the village. Hiking lovers can discover the trails on the hills which guide to the Mycenaean Walls, the Ancient Tholos Tomb, at the impressive Dracaena Gorge of Poros and to hidden water falls.
The area has great archaeological interest as one of the four ancient cities of Kefalonia was located here.
Please visit kefalonia-island.gr/poros.php for more information.
Traveling in Kefalonia
Participants in the Metaxart summer workshops are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from their location to Poros, Kefalonia, Greece. However, we will be happy to assist with accommodation information, your travel planning and are at hand if you need advice regarding your stay in the island. Kefalonia has an international airport (EFL) with direct flights from several cities among the world.
Please visit kefaloniaairport.info for more information.
After arriving at Kefalonia airport, the road journey to Poros takes about 45min. This can be by taxi though most participants hire a car and drive themselves.
The taxi fare is a minimum of 55.00€ each way, so driving to and from the airport actually pays for a few days car hire. Nevertheless the village of Poros is set to be one of the main ports of Kefalonia which connects daily the mainland with the island. Do not hesitate to call us for more information.
Accommodation – Where to stay
It would be our pleasure to assist you with booking as we cooperate with local Hotels in Poros Village which offer excellent accommodation and very good prices.
Transportation from and to the airport are included when you choose accommodation with your workshop booking.
Odysseus Palace Hotel
Odysseus Palace Hotel is located at the centre of the village, 4 minutes walking distance from MetaxArt. The Hotel’ s location gives the possibility to its residents to have instant accessibility to shops, Super Markets, Pharmacy, Bookshop, Hair dresser, bakery etc. This hotel offers wide studio with en suit bathroom and fully equiped open space kitchen. Breakfast under request.
Kalypso Hotel is a located by the sea side with wonderful view and is 8 minutes walking distance from MetaxArt studio. The Hotel offers rooms with bathroom en suit and buffet breakfast.
Oceanis Hotel has swimming pool and amazing view. It is located uphill, 15-20min walking distance from MetaxArt studio. The owner has a bus and goes up and down to the village centre. There are taxis in the village which you can call for local transfers. It offers rooms with bathroom en suit and buffet breakfast included.