KEFALONIA TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Kefalonia on our travel guide! Discover the best things to do in Kefalonia, fantastic beaches, top hotels, and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!
The exotic Kefalonia island is the largest and one of the most beautiful Greek islands of the Ionian group. Chances are you’ve already seen Kefalonia island on pictures and postcards, but, trust us, the reality is far better than any capture.
In Kefalonia Greece, you’ll find your paradise!
MORE ABOUT KEFALONIA GREECE
Ideally located in the heart of the Ionian sea, Kefalonia Greece has inspired many with its beauty and has been the filming location of the famous movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”. Indeed, wherever you set your eyes on, you’ll see nature at its best! Kefalonia is not only the biggest Greek island of the Ionian but also one of the most beautiful ones! Boasting a breathtaking natural landscape with exotic beaches, picturesque fishing villages and magical underground caves, Kefalonia is one of the best destinations in Greece for nature lovers!
Worldwide famous for its scenic beaches (as Myrtos, Antisamos, Lourdas, Skala), dramatic landscapes and delicious food, the island attracts and bewitches thousands of visitors. Indigo bays, enchanting villages (Fiscardo, Argostoli, Sami, Assos), white dazzling sand, exciting activities, mysterious caves, and lively atmosphere create an exotic holiday paradise in the middle of the Ionian sea.
The main reason why people keep on coming to Kefalonia is, without any doubt, its wonderful beaches. Sure, some beaches always look good on pictures, but Kefalonia’s most photographed beaches look even better in real life! From Myrtos, an idyllic sandy beach backed with towering cliffs, to Petani, Xi, Skala and Makris Gialos, every Kefalonia beach will steal your breath!
As for Kefalonia villages, they ooze charm in abundance! Apart from the capital of the island, Argostoli, don’t miss to visit the tiny villages of Fiskardo and Assos, during your Kefalonia holidays. Take in the magical scenery, stroll around their little harbors and, of course, sit at a tavern to taste the yummy local delicacies… You’ll forget- even just for a while- the sounds of the city!
The exploration continues in the mysterious lake cave of Melissani. Hop on one of the little boats that make tours around the cave and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this natural wonder. Just imagine turquoise waters, stalactites and trees washed out by the light that sneaks into the cave from a hole above it… It’s an experience that is out of this world!
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HOW TO GET TO KEFALONIA?
Kefalonia island has an international airport with flights from many European cities. Kefalonia can also be reached by ferry from Ithaca, Lefkada, Killini and Zakynthos.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Kefalonia! From Kefalonia sightseeing, to activities and from Kefalonia tours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Kefalonia holidays experience!
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.
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.
Discover the best organized tours and activities on the island, like a bus ride that takes you to the most beautiful places..
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.
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.
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.
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 cave of Drogarati is located a short drive from Sami and makes an impressive sight with stalactites and stalagmites. This cave has wonderful acoustics.
The lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi stands on a peninsula about 3 km north of Argostoli. The lighthouse was constructed in 1828 by the British, who ruled the island at that time. This is a structural building of Doric architecture and its focal plane is 11m.