TRAVEL GUIDE TO KEFALONIA
Beaches with exotic turquoise waters, picturesque villages, mysterious caves, and lush nature make up the magical landscape of Kefalonia! Chances are you’ve already seen it in pictures and postcards, but, trust us, the reality is far better!
In our travel guide, you will find all the information needed to organize an unforgettable trip to Kefalonia! Keep reading to discover the island's top attractions, beaches, hotels, restaurants, and things to do, and also browse through our photo gallery!
You can travel to Kefalonia by plane from Athens and abroad. There is also a ferry from Killini or Patra, as well as a few nearby islands of the Ionian Sea.
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Ideally located in the heart of the Ionian sea, Kefalonia 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 Sea but also one of the most beautiful!
Boasting a breathtaking natural landscape with exotic beaches, picturesque fishing villages and magical underground caves, it is one of the best destinations in Greece for nature lovers!
Worldwide famous for its scenic beaches (such 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 in pictures, but the most photographed ones look even better in real life!
From Myrtos, an idyllic sandy beach backed with towering cliffs, to Petani, Xi, Skala and Makris Gialos, every beach will steal your breath!
As for the 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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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS
Kefalonia offers a wide variety of well-developed tourist facilities, including amazing places to stay for all tastes. Among them, you will find both modern and traditional rooms, villas, apartments, suites and more, as well as big resorts that combine different kinds of accommodation facilities. Skala, Fiscardo, Lassi and Argostoli are some of the best places to stay.
Some of the most popular hotels are Emelisse Nature Resort, F Zeen, Kymata Bohemian, Museum Hotel & Braunis Horio Villas.
HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?
Kefalonia island has an international airport with flights from many European cities. The island can also be reached by ferry from Ithaca, Lefkada, Killini and Zakynthos.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF KEFALONIA
Discover the highlights of Kefalonia! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience! You can also view the best things to do.
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.
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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.