Agia Effimia-Karavomylos Road

Agia Effimia-Karavomylos, one of the world's best coastal roads

Agia Effimia-Karavomylos Road is a very scenic coastal drive located on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia (Cephalonia) in Greece. It's one of the best coastal drives in the world. 

The road is asphalted. It’s 6.9km long and links the villages of Agia Effimia and Karavomylos, in the municipal unit of Sami. On this coast road there are dozens of small beaches with pebbles and stratified rocks.

The road literally takes the breath away. It’s winding, in some places only wide enough for one vehicle, and in many places bordered by a drop direct to the sea, unprotected by guardrails. A serie of four earthquakes hit the island in August 1953, and caused major destruction, with virtually every house on the island destroyed. The third and most destructive of the quakes took place on August 12, 1953, with its epicentre directly below the southern tip of Kefalonia, and caused the entire island to be raised 60 cm higher, where it remains, with evidence in water marks on rocks around the coastline.

 

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