Digaleto

Digaleto is a pre-earthquake village of Kefalonia and is located at an altitude of 542 meters above sea level. It belongs to the province of Sami, which lies about 9 km.

Digaleto had been almost completely destroyed by the earthquakes that hit Kefalonia, in August 1953. Then, many villages of Kefalonia were razed and were never rebuilt … The residents, many of whom are mourned victims by their families and villagers, they chose a new place to start their lives from the beginning.

The residents of the old Digaleto had built their homes in where is today Pyrgi, is often referred by the name of the derelict old village. Pyrgi is one of the most populous villages of Kefalonia, lies just under the isolated buildings of Digaleto, in the green valley between high mountains.

Digaleto is located at the foot of Enos, and a path specified by the operator of the national park connects the ruined Digaleto with the highest peak of the mountain, Megalos Soros, 1628 meters above sea level – it is the highest peak of the Ionian Islands.

Digaleto is located on the main road linking Sami and Poros, and is 17 km from Argostoli and 3 km from the village of Agios Nikolaos, where the road starts to Avythos Lake, one of the most stunning locations in Kefalonia.