Discover Kefalonia's breathtaking locations.
Lassi is the main holiday resort on the island and nearest to the capital, Argostoli. Its good hotels, apartments/studios, plentiful restaurants/tavernas/bars and due to its lovely sandy beaches and proximity to both airport and town, Lassi is understandably popular. Its central location on the island makes it an ideal starting place for exploring Kefalonia.Most famous beaches on Lassi area is Makris gialos beach,platis gialos beach and kalamia beach…We recommend this place as best places on Kefalonia.
Argostoli is situated at the southern part of the island and its the capital of Cephalonia since 1797. It is built amphitheatrically at the heart of the deep golf of Koutavos and it has a well organised port. It is the biggest town of the island Kefalonia taxi 24/7 company located at this town.
The architecture is influenced by all the Ionian elements where the red roofs and wide terraces predominate. Its town planning is modern with large streets and many roads for pedestrians. You can visit the Archeological Museum, the Folk Museum, enjoy walking or shopping at the pedestrian road of Lithostroto or by the waterfront. Plenty of cafés and restaurants can be found around the central square of the town, operating from morning till late.We recommend this place as best places on Kefalonia.
Beside of the beautiful scenery and the long sandy fully organized beach, here you can also find everything you need from a variety of banks, public services, supermarkets,caffe’s, bars, restaurants, pharmacies and many more.We recommend this place as best places on Kefalonia.
Poros is the biggest district of new Elios – Pronnoi municipality. Is a beautiful, picturesque village, surrounded by the villages Tzanata, Asprogerakas, Kabitsata and Riza. It has a population of 1500 inhabitants.
Its port is a significant link between Kefalonia and continental Greece. It was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1953, after the few fishermen’s houses were destroyed , it is harmonically constructed at the foot of the mountains Pahi and Atros.
The seafront forms part of a vast, indented coastline 2Km long. It is filled with sandy beaches and leeward prots.
The cave’s depth is 60m. from the ground level and it is open for the public since 1963.
It’s got many stalactites and stalagmites created from the rain. The big hall of the cave is 900m2 and is called the “Sala of Apotheosis”. Because of its perfect acoustics, it is the venue for many concerts and other shows.We recommend this place as best places on Kefalonia.
Multi awarded and renown, Myrtos beach stands at the top of the list of the most beautiful Greek beaches and ranks among the most impressive coasts in the Mediterranean Sea and among the best worldwide, for more than ten consecutive years. Deep turquoise blue waters embraced by white sand leading to dazzling white pebbles, in a long strip of dramatic natural beauty. Framed by tall, steep cliffs, will seduce your vision to the endless horizon. Lying between the feet of two mountains and approached by a winding road, Myrtos offers enchanting views from the very first sight. Stand on the balcony above the beach, breath in the salty air and let your eyes plunge into infinity, coloured in all shades of blue. During sunset, there is no better place than this to relish the mind blowing panorama of the red sky merging into the absolute blue sea.We recommend this place as best places on Kefalonia.
Agia Efimia is a quaint little fishing village situated on the east-coast of Kefalonia. It has a natural bay and beach and the bay has won numerous awards for its clean sea. Marvelous taverns and shops line the waterfront overlooking the wonderful architecture compose the unique setting of the village.
At the north part of the island, picturesque Assos is built alongside of the cliffs of the same peninsula, among pine trees and cypresses. Sparsely built with traditional color, in an impressive landscape, Assos fascinates with the peace and simplicity it depicts. Apart from the wonderful waters of Assos peninsula, nearby lying small bays that wait for you to discover them.We recommend this place as best places on Kefalonia.
If you visit Sami Village you can find, all sort of stores – food markets, gift shops, boutiques- and many nice restaurants over the waterfront. Health center, doctors, drugstore and dentist are nearby. Regarding sightseeing the area offers two hills which are overlooking the port. Paliokastro – Acropolis the old fortress where located Sami town in the ancient times and Agii Fanentes with ruins from Roman Houses. In one km distance is Dichalia village, known from the film set of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, since they had established “ Pelagias” village there.
The internal part has collapsed along with a major part of the roof revealing a marvellous view.
Crystal clear waters and unique geophysical sculptures, seen from a boat that guides you through the entire lake.
An unforgettable experience you shouldn’t miss.We recommend this place as Kefalonia’s best destinations.
Welcome to Fiscardo, the picturesque and beautiful Greek harbour village on the Northern tip of Kefalonia. Of the approximate 365 villages on this large and diverse island, Fiscardo is unique in that it was left virtually unscathed during the great earthquake of 1953, that ruined most of the islands historic buildings.
Traditional fishing boats moor alongside the more extravagant temporary visitors during the summer. Fiscardo at night takes on an entirely different perspective. The lights, the old buildings, cafe, bars and restaurants all combine to provide a magical Mediterranean atmosphere..We recommend this place as best places on Kefalonia.
Saint Gerasimos Monastery
It is located on the plateau of Omala and it is the largest religious monument in Kefalonia, having been established in 1560 by St Gerasimos, the patron saint of the island. He was named Saint Gerasimos the New hermit to be distinguished from St Gerasimos the Jordanian. On October 20, 1582, the 2nd exhumation of the saint’s holy relic took place, which thenceforth remains incorruptible and fragrant to be venerated, sanctify and provide a miraculous cure to the believers. The saint’s body is dressed in burial vestments and it is exposed for veneration in a glazed reliquary which is incorporated in a bigger, silver, artful shrine, placed on top of the saint’s grave. The Orthodox Church commemorates the Saint in two dates, on October 20th and August 16th; in both cases, a great feast with pilgrims from across the country takes place at the monastery
Svoronata is a sleepy village in the southwest of Kefalonia, 9 kilometers from Argostoli and very close to the village of Lassi. Even though it is known for its close proximity to the airport, it is a peaceful and picturesque place, ideal for quiet holidays. It is one of the few villages on Kefalonia that you could admire the traditional architecture in the way it used to be before the devastating earthquake of 1953. It is quite a flat region, perfect for long walks in the winding and narrow streets. Have a walk early in the evening to enjoy the colorful gardens with the lovely scents from all sorts of flowers. Svoronata offers a lot of options for accommodation, including many new resorts and villas, there are hotels with pools and beach bars for more luxurious holidays by the beach and studios. Svoronata combines tourist development with tradition, the hustle and bustle of the airport with peaceful holidays and lovely beaches with busy cities nearby.
Antisamos is a beach located near the town of Sami. It’s a blue flag beach where many scenes of the film “Captain Corelli’s mandolin” where shot.
The ever emerald blue waters, the small white pebbles, the amazing view, the trees that reach all the way to the water are only few of its attractions. Wild scenery and a landscape that will blow your mind. Antisamos beach is a fully organised beach with restaurants, water sports and sun beds.
You can also get there from various walking trails throughout the local mountains, all of them offering an endless shade that seems to come out from a fairy tale.
Fortress of Agios Georgios
The Fortress of Agios Georgios is located at the village Peratata on a 300 m altitude and was probably constructed during the 12th century AD by Byzantine Emperors. It’s about 16.000 m2 and its surrounding walls are approximately 600 m long. Inside the walls there were public and private buildings, churches, food and ammunition warehouses, barracks, hospitals, prisons and water tanks.
Visitors will also see the remnants of the catholic church of Agios Nikolaos and a tunnel that led from the castle to the lagoon of Koutavos and it was used in case of emergency exit. This castle was actually the capital of the island till 1757, when Argostoli became the new capital, but it was heavily damaged during the earthquakes of 1636, 1637 and 1953.
Katelios is a small fishing village on the southeast of Kefalonia and 32 kilometers away from Argostoli. Despite tourism Katelios hasn’t lost its character and therefore the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere along with the beautiful green surroundings make it a top-notch destination for couples of all ages, families and more mature-minded tourists who want to escape from the city life.
Trapezaki is a very long, sandy beach. It is located near the village Moussata and at a short distance from the village Lourdata that both belonged to the former municipality of Livathos, in the southern part of Kefalonia. In Trapezaki, you will find fine sand and very shallow waters, it is ideal for small children and play in the sand.
Even though the village of Lourdata is just 16 kilometers away from the big city of Argostoli, it is in a privileged location of lush vegetation and fertile plains in the area of Leivathos. It is surrounded by Mount Aenos which protects the colorful gardens and orchards from the strong winds blowing here. There are plenty of options for accommodation here, including 2 and 3-star hotels, apartments, studios and villas, nowhere else you could combine the luxuries of modern life with the beauty of the nature. The beach in Lourdata is a vast sandy beach and one of the longest on the island.
With bewitching turquoise and cerulean blue waters lapping up against white pebble beaches, and pine-scented limestone mountains slashed by lush, green, fertile valleys, Kefalonia (Cephalonia) is the largest, and one of the most beautiful, of Greece’s Ionian Islands.
In the previous millennium, the island depended primarily on agriculture, but following the 2001 film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, based on the book by Louis de Bernieres and starring Penelope Cruz and Nicholas Cage, tourism has become increasingly important.
Almost all the island’s towns and villages were devastated by a terrible earthquake in 1953, so there is little architecture of historical interest, with one notable exception: somehow the village of Fiskardo survived the large-scale destruction.
However, there are still plenty of beautiful places to visit on Kefalonia. The airport lies nine kilometers south of Argostoli, which is the island’s capital.
Plan your trip with our list of the top things to do on Kefalonia.