Spartia village is a pretty tradition sleepy Greek village which sits on a
hillside above the beach. The village has pretty whitewashed houses with
an abundance of attractive plants and colourful flowers decorate the
gardens The village has a small village square surrounded with a few
tavernas and a small shop close by. Spartia has a large church which seems
to dominate the village. This quaint little village enjoys several
wonderful tavernas, cafes and a mini-market.
Kefalonia's more lively resort of Lassi is close to hand if you would like
to see a little more nightlife.
The area around the village is very fertile with copious amounts of olive
groves, grapevines, and fruit trees .Most holiday accommodation is set
amongst the pretty natural countryside. Spartia is an ideal base for those
who enjoy sailing and windsurfing.
To avoid pirate attacks many many years ago its narrow streets where laid
out in a maize type fashion and high walls with tiny windows surrounded
its houses. Sadly like practically all of Kefalonia the village was
completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1953, the village was rebuilt as
it is seen now, it still has those familiar narrow streets but its homes
are now open and pleasant with gardens of many colourful flowers.
In the village a charming museum dedicated to owls and hedgehogs can be a
nice change of venue if you like wildlife. Here you will be informed about
the way of life of both animals and learn how to protect them in the
natural world. You will be able to see examples of art from ancient to
modern times depicting owls and hedgehogs as well as sculptures of these
animals in ceramic, wood and bronze. There are likenesses of owls and
hedgehogs on crockery, tiles and jewellery and children can learn how to
make a hedgehog out of paper. The village council "To Sparto"
plays host to many festivals and activities held throughout the year.
Whilst during the summer months one can find a selection of tourist
facilities including hotel accommodation along side the bars and
restaurants of the village.