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Kefalonia: what to do and see

Ionian islands ● Kefalonia ● 11 April 2018
 

Kefalonia is one of the most beautiful Ionian Islands. Gorgeous beaches, well-preserved towns and villages, verdant nature and delicious cuisine constitute an island for all tastes. Kefalonia is also a large island offering the visitor various things to do. Enjoy!

Fiskardo

Fiskardo, on the northern side of Kefalonia, is a picturesque settlement with traditional neoclassical houses, paved streets and an atmosphere you can't forget. Seaside bars, Greek taverns, luxury hotels and elegant shops create the perfect scenery to relax and enjoy the beauty.


Argostoli

On the eastern side of Kefalonia, is located the capital of the island, Argostoli Kefalonia. Argostoli is the main centre of the island, offering the visitor numerous opportunities for food, shopping and entertainment. The paved coastal promenade with the seaside bars and taverns is a must in this city, which is modern and gets crowded during summer. Very beautiful is also the Botanical Garden of Argostoli as well as the lighthouse, which is a trademark of Kefalonia.


Lixouri

Lixouri Kefalonia is the second largest town of the island, 30 km west of Argostoli, with which it is connected also by ferry. Lixouri is famous for its rich cultural tradition and hosts one of the oldest philharmonic schools in Greece. Neoclassical houses, old churches and monasteries as well as cobblestone streets create the elegant architecture of Lixouri, you should definitely visit.


Caves

Melissani Cave is located in a close distance to Sami. Through an underground path, you can make a tour by boat to this cave, where exhibits from the 4th and 3th century B.C. were found. What is truly impressive with this cave, is that there is a lake surrounded by a forest in the chamber! Drogarati Cave, also near Sami, is a rare stalagmitic cavern 150 million years old.


Monastery of Saint Gerasimos

Saint Gerasimos is the patron saint of the island, and local people believe that he had miraculous skills. In his monastery, which is located close to Valsamata village in the centre of Kefalonia, he lived as a monk and his relics are kept.


Ancient Sami

Ancient Sami was a powerful city in the antiquity, which was inhabited since the Palaeolithic times. This city fought in Trojan war, and Homer mentioned it in Heliad and Odyssey. In this historical site, you can admire the walls, Roman houses and tombs from several periods.


Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum in Argostoli houses a rich collection of ancient items from the prehistoric until the Roman times. Very interesting are the exhibits from the Mycenaean period, such as coins, tools, sculptures and ceramics.


Best beaches

The beaches of Kefalonia are just amazing. The famous Myrtos, the reddish beach of Xi, the romantic Antisamos, where the film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" was filmed, Skala with the numerous water-sports facilities, Petani with the astonishing sunsets and secluded Platia Ammos are only some of the gorgeous beaches of Kefalonia.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Kefalonia, Greece Mirabel City Center Hotel
Mirabel City Center Hotel
Vallianou Square, Argostoli, 28100 Kefalonia, Greece

Mirabel Hotel is located in Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. Kefalonia International Airport is a 15-minute drive. Poros Port is 40 km away.


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