Jack Goldenberg – Top Destinations
According to Jack Goldenberg, the largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea, Cephalonia, impresses its visitors with its many beaches different – from exotic, sandy with red or black sand, to the small, wild golden beaches. The warm, clear waters, Mediterranean climate and gentle wind in Cephalonia will give you the greatest pleasure.
Those who want to get some rest and stay away from the crowd will definitely enjoy their holiday in Cephalonia, recommends Jack Goldenberg after his short tour around Greece. In addition, those who love isolated beaches and enjoy the wild, untouched nature and archaeological attractions will definitely get some rest given that Cephalonia had a turbulent history (the remains of the Odysseus’s palace).
Furthermore, the magic Cephalonia is located on the south of Lefkada and Ithaca and on the north of Zakynthos, and occupies an area of 688 km2. The capital of the island is Argostoli, and the second largest city Liksuri, both cities are charming and colorful. Moreover, they abound with shops, restaurants, cafes and other places where you can taste the delicious domestic Greek foods, claims Yoel Goldenberg. The fascinating bays and headlands dominate along the coast, but there are also many open caves filled with water, where tourists can have fun with boats (most famous Melisani and Drogarati).
It would be such a waste to stay at the same place in Cephalonia, says Jack Yoel Goldenberg. It is recommendable to rent a car if you want to make a tour in order to completely enjoy the different beaches on the island. The land is hilly, but the roads are perfect, so you can definitely have the best tour. Along the way, you will meet the olive groves, pastures (goats on the way), charming villages and, of course, the idyllic landscapes. Furthermore, Myrthos beach is the only beach in Cephalonia that you should not miss. This is the most exotic beach, with sea shades of turquoise blue and green. In addition, Antisamos is also worth-seeing – “Captain Corelli’s mandolin” was filmed on this beach. Petani, Xi, Makris Gialos, Trapezaki, Skala, Vatsa bay are also worth-seeing destinations.
You need to visit the Peninsula Asos that keeps the remains of a Venetian fortress from the 16th century. The small beaches without the crowds and noise offer you the time of your life. The picturesque town of Fiskardo, known as Cephalonia’s St. Trope, is perfect for having lunch or coffee with an amazing view on the marina full of yachts. This place will make you feel as a part of the world jet set. Nearby the most famous monastery on Cephalonia St. Gerasimus, there is a winery that produces the very well-known wine Robola, which is exquisite and tasty. In addition, you will also enjoy moussaka and excellent fish and seafood specialties in the restaurants.
Jack Goldenberg claims that you need to spend all-day cruising around the nearby islands, such as Ithaca, Odysseus’ homeland of or Skorpios, Onassis Island. You will definitely be amazed by the intoxicating scent of Mediterranean vegetation, which intensifies at night.
One of the symbols of Russia is undoubtedly the Lake Baikal, says Jack Yoel Goldenberg after spending several months in Russia. It is located in the eastern part of Asian Russia and is considered as the oldest lake in the world. It is also known as the Blue Siberian Eye. Despite being the oldest, the Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world with a depth of over 1600 meters.
The Lake has crescent form and unique landscape with incessantly growing number of tourists. Furthermore, this lake stretches over 31000 km2 surface, and the width of the lake is about 80 km. Moreover, the Lake Baikal is a natural habitat for many plants and animal species. And the most unique is the Baikal seal that lives in fresh water. An impressive fact about the Lake Baikal is that the lake is freezing in winter. The Lake Baikal is listed as UNESCO world heritage from 1996 and is Goldenberg’s favorite spot for relaxation when he is away from Canada, mainly due to the authentic environment that reminds of the green forests of Canada.