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Agia Thekli is a tiny little village on Paliki peninsula on the island of Kefalonia. This region is mainly agricultural, and here you will find lots of olive groves, fruit orchards, vineyards, as well as sheep and goat herds. Paliki peninsula has remained unchanged for many years, and this is the more traditional and authentic part of Greece than the other places on Kefalonia island. Agia Thekli is not a coastal village, so not many people come here to spend their holidays. It is mainly used as destination for spending a day, and a place where you can relax and see the daily life of people living there. You can sit in a taverna and drink ouzo or homemade wine, while chatting with some of the local people.
The weather in Agia Thekli is similar like on most places on the island. Average summer temperatures are in the upper 20s C, while December and January are the months with the most rainfall. The village is well sheltered on all four sides, so there are almost no winds during the year.
The village of Agia Thekli is five kilometers away from the Petani Beach, which is the closest beach to the village. Petani is a beautiful bay, with a white pebble beach and interesting limestone outcrops on the sides. It is a really nice, attractive beach with clear waters. Petani beach is labeled as one of the top ten beaches on Kefalonia Island. Although it is very popular, it is not overcrowded in the summer months. The length of the beach is about six hundred meters, and at some places it is fifty meters wide. It also has a Blue Flag for quality. Most people that come on vacation choose accommodation in Petani Beach and then explore the wider region around Agia Thekli. The main highlights of the village of Agia Thekli are its two beautiful churches. Both of them are very old and offer nice views on the village. There are also a couple of tavernas where you can sit and taste the local cuisine. A couple of other activities which you can try near Agia Thekli are hiking and horseback riding.
In general, village of Agia Thekli is a place to visit as a part of your daily excursions. It is a typical Greek village with authentic architecture, where you can learn more about the daily life of the ordinary people. If you need a place where you can relax from Petani beach, then Agia Thekli is the place to go. It is a really quiet and peaceful village where you can unwind and admire the surrounding natural beauty.
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