Holidays in Kefalonia

    The largest island of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is a very charming place. Although it has developed over the last years as a family destination, beach places in Kefalonia island never get crowded due to the large size of the island. Mostly famous for the exotic beaches, including Myrtos, Antisamos, Lourdas and Skala, the island was chosen for filming the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Apart from swimming, Kefalonia Greece also has many places to see, from picturesque villages to Medieval castles and beautiful monasteries. Fiscardo is the most cosmopolitan place with a port that receives many yachts every summer. Other nice villages are Argostoli, Sami and Assos.

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    Travel guide to Kefalonia, Greece

    Kefalonia island holidays guide

    Famous for the exotic beaches and the picturesque seaside villages, Kefalonia is an island ideal for family and romantic holidays. Although it is a tourist developed island, it keeps intact its traditional style. Holidays in Kefalonia will give you wonderful days on the beach and long walks in nature.

    General information

    Have a look on our travel guide about Kefalonia island and see the most beautiful beaches, villages, museums, monasteries and sights to visit during your Kefalonia holidays. Also see our large collection of photos, 360 pictures and the detailed maps that we have prepared in order to get a better understanding of the location.

    Things to see and do

    Kefalonia cave Melissani

    The island of Kefalonia, in Greece, is one of the Greek islands of the Ionian Sea and it belongs to the Ionian islands group. The largest of the Ionian islands, located between Lefkada and Zante, Kefalonia island provides a wonderful place for family vacations. The exotic beaches are probably the top reason to visit Kefalonia Greece, with the crystal blue water and the relaxing atmosphere. Myrtos, Antisamos, Lourdas and Skala are the nicest beaches, however visitors will also find numerous other gorgeous places to swim. Fiscardo, Argostoli and Assos are fine villages to walk around with traditional architecture, cosmopolitan style and delicious restaurants.

    Interesting sightseeings on this Greek island include the cave of Drogarati with the interesting stalactites and stalagmites, the lake cave of Melissani, the Medieval Castles of Saint George and Assos and the lovely monasteries scattered in the inland. On the southern part is Mount Ainos with the distinctive dark fir forest that has been declared National Park. This guide of Kefalonia offers all useful information about vacations there. Due to its location, holidays in Kefalonia can be combined with other Greek islands, including Lefkada, Corfu, Ithaca and Zante.

    Organize your holidays

    Check our travel services and organize your Kefalonia holidays. See the hotels we suggest on the island, book your ferry tickets, arrange a car rental or transfer and see our island hopping packages. If you do not have time to get into all these details, ask us to organize your trip.


    Hotels in Kefalonia

    Because of its large size, Kefalonia island has many tourist places with a wide variety of accommodation. The larger towns, Argostoli and Lixouri, have nice city hotels, but the majority of accommodation is concentrated in the coastal regions. On the southern side, Skala, Sami, Lourdas, Lassi and Svoronata have many hotels in close distance to the beach.

    Most accommodations on the northern side are found in Fiscardo and Assos, while nice places to stay in the peninsula of Lixouri is the beach of Xi. Generally accommodations in Kefalonia are family and traditional venues. Few resorts have upscale facilities, like pools, jacuzzi and spa treatments. Nice private villas with view to the Ionian Sea are also found, particularly in the region between Skala and Poros.

    Highlights in Kefalonia

    The amazing beach of Myrtos
    Myrtos is the most photographed beach in Kefalonia. Famous for its exotic waters with the different shades of blue, this is a fabulous place to spend a day at the sun.
    Cosmopolitan port of Fiscardo
    Located on the northern side of Kefalonia, Fiscardo is a lovely port village surrounded by lush greenery and gorgeous beaches. Its port receives many private yachts in summer.
    Picturesque village of Assos
    Assos is a lovely seaside village with colorful houses and a strong Venetian castle on top. Its fishing port is lined up with cozy cafeterias and restaurants.
    Blue green water of Antisamos
    One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Antisamos is a large bay with much greenery. The beach is partly organized with a water sports centre and a beach bar.
    Amazing waters in Lourdas beach
    The wonderful beach of Lourdas is located on the southern side of the island. With crystal and shallow waters, this is a popular family place lined up with nice apartments.
    The amazing lake cave of Melissani
    In short drive from Sami is the wonderful lake cave of Melissani, discovered accidentally after an earthquake. Small boats make the tour of the cave.
    The impressive cave of Drogarati
    The cave of Drogarati is located a short drive from Sami and makes an impressive sight with stalactites and stalagmites. This cave has wonderful acoustics.
    Sandy beach of Skala
    On the south eastern side of this Ionian island is the beach of Skala, a large coast with both organized and unorganized parts. Skala is a popular tourist place on the island.
    Medieval Castle of Saint George
    On a hill top above the village of Peratata, there is a large Medieval Castle with great view to Levatho Valley and the Ionian Sea. It is known as the Castle of Saint George.
    Diving centres in Kefalonia
    Diving is gradually developing in Kefalonia over the last years. Particularly on the northern side of the island, there are many interesting reefs and diving spots to explore.

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