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.
Famous for the exotic beaches and the picturesque seaside villages, Kefalonia is an island ideal for family and romantic holidays. Due to its large size, tourism is spread and the island keeps its quiet, laid back style even in high season. There is easy ferry and air connection between Kefalonia and other countries, as many charter flights arrive there in summer. Fiscardo, Myrtos, Antisamos, Assos and Skala are among the most beautiful places to visit on the island. Holidays in Kefalonia will give you wonderful days on the beach and long walks in nature.
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.
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.
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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.