Kefalonia is one of the greenest islands in Greece. Mount Ainos provides a dramatic focal point, with black pines and Greek firs rolling down the hills in jumbled towns and fields intertwined with vineyards and olive groves. Cross the Omala Valley, between Fragata and Valsamata, and stop at the monastery of Agios Gerasimos. Wander through the old cemetery, with trees and gates dating back to the 16th century, and visit the underground cave where, according to legend, the eponymous patron saint of Kefalonia lived for 10 years.
The retreat is based on the concept of connecting with nature, respecting the environment and focusing on the here and now. To that effect, sustainability is everywhere you look at F Zeen. There is no use of plastic in the hotel and they hope to be 100% plastic free within the next two years. There is an organic vegetable garden where the chefs pick fresh fruits and vegetables for the restaurant, and they are in the process of building an even larger vegetable garden where guests can pick their produce to snack on while strolling through the greenery. The hotel works alongside the village of Lourdata to help support local artisans and suppliers, using small local producers and hiring locally. There is a boutique in the hotel offering carefully selected items created by Greek designers and made in Greece, from natural beauty products to sustainable swimwear.
Accessibility for people with reduced mobility
This is an area the hotel could work on — accessibility options for travelers with disabilities are limited.
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Be sure to dine earlier one night to make the most of the outdoor cinema. Movies are listed on the blackboard in reception, and food and drink can be ordered for you. Headphones are used to keep noise pollution out of the neighborhood, so you can kick back with a movie as the sun goes down, stars twinkle, and bats fly in the night sky.