Most villages on Kefalonia were highly affected by a strong earthquake in 1953, which destroyed many houses and public buildings. The only village that came untouched by the earthquake was Fiscardo, on the northern side of the island, which stands out for its colorful walls and the picturesque port.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Kefalonia villages, you can also find information about the best beaches.
Guide to 11 villages
Discover our guide to 11 Kefalonia villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Kefalonia. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Description: Fiscardo is one of the prettiest villages in Kefalonia. Surrounded by beautiful greenery, the centre of activities in Fiscardo is the port, where fishing boats and yachts moor in summer.
Description: This is a picturesque village on the northern side of Kefalonia. It's situated on an peninsula with a castle overlooking the delightful bay.
Description: Argostoli is the capital town and the main port of Kefalonia. It distinguishes for its elegant architecture and serves as a starting point for excursions on the island.
Description: Once just a fishing village, the harbour here is the centre of attraction. Around it there are a number of fish taverns and small hotels. Agia Efimia serves as a starting point for excursions around the island.
Description: Sami is one of the prettiest and most picturesque villages of Kefalonia. It is close to many beautiful beaches and serves as a starting point for excursions around the island.
Description: Skala is a lovely tourist resort on the south eastern side of the island. It has a large port and many beautiful beaches around.
Description: Poros is a picturesque village and one of the main ports of Kefalonia. This is where the ferries from Killini Peloponnese arrive.
Description: This village is a short ferry ride away from Argostoli and there are quite a few similarities between the two. Lixouri is obviously smaller than Argostoli but it has a lovely waterfront and elegant architecture.
Description: A village with interesting samples of local architecture, Svoronata is found close to lovely beaches. The surrounding region is lush green and well-developed in tourism.
Description: Peratata is a small village built on the slopes of a hill. The castle of Saint George and the monastery of Agios Andreas dominate the village.
Description: One of the prettiest villages on Kefalonia, Kourkoumelata distinguishes for its architecture of traditional and Neoclassical style. Its houses have been built on the slopes of a hill.