At an altitude of just over 1,600 meters, there is a reserve of the Mount Ainos (Enos). Unique black pines, which prevail in the local woods, are rare tree species. These shaggy giants cover the top of the mountain giving shelter for diverse animal species living here.
In the woods, wild horses are still found, which many lucky enough could watch. In the sky, proud eagles are hunting for prey.
From the height of the reserve, there opens a beautiful view of the unrealistic vast expanses of the bottom of the valley and the south-west coast of the island of Kefalonia (Cephalonia). In poor weather, the clouds close the gorgeous panorama, but the carpet from the very clouds beneath your feet still makes a big impression.
A winding road leads to the top starting its run in the Omala valley, where there is a monastery of St. Gerasimos. Along the way, it is impossible to resist stopping for admiring the views and peeping into a tiny white church with blue doors.
The rugged coastline far down, black pines against the background of white cliffs, ringing silence broken only by flashes of wind, incredible smell of grass, flowers, and a variety of plants - all this remains in the memory. Surely, you will want returning to the fascinating island, where Ainos proudly towering above the vast sea guards beautiful Kefalonia
like a kind giant.