Kefalonia Agia Efimia

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Agia Efimia Kefalonia: Agia Efimia is a coastal picturesque village 31.5 km northeast of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. It lies around the natural bay and it is home to a small and lovely port where fishing and excursion boats moor.

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Today, Agia Efimia counts on 450 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in agriculture, farming and fishing. Over the years it has become one of the island's major attractions and every summer the streets of the village throb with activity. Marvelous taverns and restaurants line the waterfront overlooking the wonderful bay.

The village offers a nice choice of accommodation for all tastes and budgets. The beautiful beaches, the paved streets and the beautiful architecture compose the unique setting of the village. Close to Agia Efimia, at a high altitude are found remains of old fortresses and venetian buildings. One shall visit the lovely churches and the nearby traditional villages. Those who own a boat should definitely explore its pristine isolated beaches and stunning coves.

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Best Hotels & Accommodations

Greka Ionian

3 keys

Providing nice views of the lovely port of Agia Efimia, Greka Ionian Suites offers various types of accommodation facilities to choose from. A swimming pool with sunbeds is among the shared facilities of the hotel, while each unit is equipped with all the amenities needed for an amazing stay.

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Bay Palace

4 stars

Offering magical views of the sea and the less green mountains of Kefalonia, Kefalonia Bay Palace is located in Agia Efimia. The hotel's rooms have an elegant design and they open to private balconies, allowing you to enjoy the surroundings. A swimming pool is also provided at the hotel.

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Top Tours and activities

  • Kefalonia highlights private bus tour

    Category: Island, Private
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    Discover the most representative sights of the majestic island. Visit the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos, Drogarati cave, the mount of Ainos, Robola Winery Cooperative and a relaxing boat ride on the turquoise waters with an expert tour guide.

    5 hours
    from € 37.50
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Reviews

4.5/5.0
2 Reviews
  • alindej11 30 May 2010
    A great place
    Agia Efimia is a wonderful village and Alexis studios is a perfect place to have a nice holiday. Very clean, friendly people, you can have all you need... a perfect location.
  • hilary.williams1 28 Feb 2010
    Please make time for Ag Efimia
    On the east coast of Kefaloniais the small, engaging village of Agia Efimia. Wandering through the lanes, the scent of jasmine is overpowering. The gardens are well tended with a good selection of vegetables and vines and flowers trailing over trellises. Invariably a dog and a couple of chickens occupy the yard. Something very noticable about this village is the friendliness of its people, always a wave and "kalimera".

    Some old houses remain before the earthquake of 1953. They used to be occupied by shipbuilders, which was an important business on this part of the island many years ago.Down by the harbour are a few tavernas, my favourite being Spiros. They serve good food and are very amiable. Also it is a great spot for "people watching" in the evening.

    There is a small beach at the end of the harbour- pebbly and quiet, otherwise there are a few small coves beside the road towards Sami. Agia Efimia is a great central point. It is not far to visit Fiscardo, Assos, Myrtos beach, Dragorati Caves and Mellisini Lake. The beautiful beach of Anti Samos is but a 20 minute drive and close by is Sami, where the ferry leaves for Ithaca- I shall tell you about Ithaka in another review. Car hire is readily available at 'Starvillas' in the centre of Agia Efimia. A holiday in this captivating village is a holiday enjoyed.

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