The island gives its guests the opportunity to enjoy a combination of sea and mountain views. Laying its 737 km2 surface between Zakinthos and Lefkada, Kefalonia holds the scepter of the biggest of the Ionian Islands, full of contrasts, with a landscape which alters impressively. Bright green trees and colorful flowers covering all the surfaces down to the last rocks just a few meters above the sea level. Bright white beaches, isolated ones or the accessible ones by car, which give you the challenge to take a boat ride in their crystal clear waters. Wherever you may be staying in Kefalonia, there is definitely a small paradise next door waiting for you to explore it. There is definitely something exciting to see, smell, touch, hear or taste.
Argostoli, the capital, is a modern city, with a rich cultural heritage, which is open to the public through the Archaeological and the Folklore Museum. You can admire the Venetian style buildings all around the town, take a walk from the central square to the Merchant Marine Academy, or taste the Kefalonian cuisine in its best version in one of the numerous restaurants.
Only a few kilometers away from Argostoli, there is the start of a mysterious geological phenomenon. In Katavothres, the seawater moves towards the land, disappears under it and after a 17 km underground route it appears again in the lake of Melissani, near the area of Sami. Melissani is the lake-cave with clear blue water reflecting on the cave walls when the sun comes through the open ceiling, creating over 300 shades of blue during the day.
On the other side of Sami you can see the cave of Drogarati, well known, not only because of its impressing stalactites and stalagmites but for its excellent acoustics as well.
The northern part of Kefalonia hosts the traditional and cosmopolitan village of Fiscardo. The small, pretty harbor with the local fishing boats, can easily transform into a marina full of luxurious yachts owned by its rich and famous visitors. Many taverns and cafés, souvenirs and jewelry shops, are there, ready to satisfy everybody’s wishes.
Some of the most important sites of the island are the Fortress of Assos (the biggest of Western Greece), the fortress of St George (old capital of the Island), the monastery of St Gerasimos (Patron Saint of Kefalonia), the monastery of Kipouria in the peninsula of Palliki. From Kipouria you can see the most beautiful sunset.
For the lovers of Nature, the mountain of “Enos” hosts the unique in the world species of black fir, as well as many other rare species of wild flowers, beauties that can be found on every step of your walking adventure. If you find yourself lucky try to find the “Wild Horses”, the untamed natural beauty of Kefalonia. Furthermore, you can follow in “Odysseus” footsteps to the fabled island of Ithaki.
Skala and Katelios are the two traditional fishing villages with incredible views to the Ionian Sea and long sandy beaches.
Lapped by startlingly blue waters , the snow white sweep of Myrtos Bay lies before a breathtaking backdrop of cliffs, making this one of the most beautiful beaches of the island.