Kefalonia is world-famous for its green landscape and wonderful beaches. Large and one of the most popular islands of Greece, it is a big island full of majestic scenery, impressive points of interest and lovely accommodations of all kinds.
In brief, we recommend staying a minimum of 3 days on the island as it is home to plentiful sights. To sort out your holiday itinerary expediently yet sufficiently, take a look at the best things to do in Kefalonia.
Below, you can view our excursion suggestions for 1, 2, or 3 days on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.
One day: Argostoli, Myrtos, Assos, and Fiscardo
On the first day on the island, visit Argostoli, the capital of the island. The town has all the facilities and a busy waterfront. Walk to the impressive lighthouse built in 1828 by the then-ruler of the island and admire the scenery. Don't skip walking up and down the Bridge de Bosset at the port, too!
Then, head north to Myrtos, the most famous and photographed beach in Kefalonia. Myrtos has an impressive landscape and crystal waters and it is considered one of the most charming beaches in the world!
About 10 km north of Myrtos lies Assos, a coastal quaint village with a serene atmosphere. From the castle of Assos that guards the village from above, you will get a great view of the sea.
In the afternoon, go to Fiscardo, a wonderful village on the northern side of Kefalonia, standing out for its colorful architecture. Fiscardo is the only village on the island that suffered no damages from the 1953 earthquake that hit the island. Many yachts and fishing boats often moor in the small port, gifting a cosmopolitan flair to the village. One of the settlement's highlights is the plethora of excellent fishing taverns that sit across the promenade.
Day 1 as described above.
On the second day, take the road to Sami, a busy and touristy village 24 km east of Argostoli. On the way there, you will encounter an untouched tourist area with an enchanting forest to walk through if you like trekking in nature. About 3 km before Sami, visitors can see the Drogarati Cave, one of Kefalonia's main attractions, known for its wonderful formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
After a coffee stop in Sami, continue about 5 km to the east and you will find Antisamos, a wonderful beach where some scenes from the movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin were filmed. Enjoy the transparent water and the green landscape. In the afternoon, go to Melissani, the other renowned cave of Kefalonia, 3 km north of Sami. Boat trips to the cave are available during summer.
In the evening, head a bit north to Agia Efimia, a seaside village with nice taverns at the port to have a traditional dinner.
Days 1 and 2 as described above.
On the third day, go to Lixouri, a tourist village just a short boat ride from Argostoli. If you don't want to take the boat there, you can also drive there. The road is coastal so you will be able to admire the beautiful beaches and nature of Kefalonia and stop for swimming at the majestic Petani Beach.