AINOS MOUNTAIN

Today you’d be forgiven for thinking we’re coming to you from the wet, windy wilds of North Wales but no – we’re still on the sunny holiday island of Kefalonia!

We headed up to the summit of Ainos mountain known as Monte Nero (Black Mountain) during the Venetian period due to the presence of the dark Kefalonian Fir tree.

It is the tallest mountain of the Ionian islands with an elevation of 1,628 metres (5,341 ft).

On clear days, the view includes the NW Peloponnese as well as the islands of Zakynthos, Lefkada, and Ithaca. This was not a clear day however . . .

We briefly enjoyed the views above the clouds before the rain and fog rolled in . . while we were still dressed in our tourist gear . . .

Mt. Ainos was declared as a National Park in 1962 and is home to lots of the island’s biodiversity. Shame we can’t see our hands in front of our faces at this point . .

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