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Would they pose for me otherwise?The cats of Avythos Beach, Kefalonia

Avythos Beach, Kefalonia
Avythos Beach, Kefalonia

Avythos Beach: more than place, it's a state of being. Strangely enough, it is not my favorite beach for swimming though it is absolutely gorgeous in the summer. The swimmer in me seems to have bonded over the years with the pebbles in Skala. That aside, Avythos is my favorite year round escape; it is  so incredibly dependable. Now that is a strange word to use in describing a place that is different every time, but let me explain.
It is dependable in that it will never disappoint you: be it with crashing or gentle waves; in sunshine or storm; flawless sand or the occasional pebbles; with a spotless ceiling or overcast skies. And, of course, on days when the northwestern wind rules, Avythos becomes a huge canvas for the "god among winds" to have a field day painting it in all shades of blue. Blue in tiers and strips, in blotches and swirls.
Offshore, Dias Islet serves as a pivot point around which colors and shapes are formed.
But the most dependable and adorable given on Avythos are the cats that actually live there year round. They are well fed by beach regulars and are very extroverted. They'll nudge and cajole, in the most imaginative ways, till they turn you into a regular meal provider. I know because I've become a subscriber to their charm!
The cats of Avythos Beach, Kefalonia
The cats of Avythos Beach, Kefalonia
The cats of Avythos Beach, Kefalonia
The cats of Avythos Beach, Kefalonia

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