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Kefalonia Tours Spotlight

Cruises and Yachting in Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the biggest of the Ionian islands and we could say the most diverse one. That is the reason why it is suitable for families with children, romantic partners who seek tranquility and groups of friends wishing to explore an interesting destination! Its atmosphere is characterized by a quiet and laid back sentiment, even during the high season. However, Kefalonia is full of surprises, as it combines contradictory sceneries ranging from farmlands and vineyards to steep cliffs, rocky shorelines and sandy beaches. As a result, there are many different things to do Kefalonia that will keep your holiday jam-packed! It is easily accessible by plane, ferry boat or bus, and offers well organized facilities and accommodation that suit all needs. 

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What to See in Kefalonia

On an island as vast and diverse as Kefalonia, there are many things to do and see. The journey can begin at its capital city, Argostoli. Apart from the cozy cafes and restaurants in the lovely plazas, the charming alleys and a waterfront promenade, Argostoli includes some unique treasures. Namely, the Archeology Museum where you can find objects from the Mycenaean period, and the De Bosset Bridge which is the masterpiece stone footbridge that connects Argostoli with the other side of the bay. 

Departing from the capital city you can find yourself in the green countryside with the remarkable villages that Kefalonia is well known for. Fiscardo, the most famous one, offers a wide range of restaurants, cafes, shops and a spectacular view to the nearby island of Ithaca.

A place of archaeological importance is Sami, a village mentioned in Homer’s Iliad as an ancient state. Once there, you can still see the remainings of its ancient acropolis and feel the historic vibes! The village of Assos constitutes another option that you cannot miss. This is a small village that offers vibrant, colorful scenery full of white and pink flowers, picturesque churches and a path that leads to the ruins of the 16th century, Venetian Castle.

For those who seek more active entertainment, the island has many coves and secluded beaches to explore by boat tours. Get yourselves ready for scuba diving and various water sports, as the safe waters and the rocky coastline of the island provide all the right conditions.

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Melissani & Drogarati Caves

The beauty of Melissani Cave, stems from the sunlight that comes from the massive opening of the ceiling and penetrates the otherwise dark cavity!

Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi

The British administrator Charles Napier, who ruled Kefalonia at the time, built the Lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi in 1828.

Monastery of Agios Gerasimos

The monastery was originally built in 1560 and was named after Kefalonia’s patron saint.

Beaches of Kefalonia

Kefalonia has superb beaches the most famous of which is Myrtos. It has a large coast with white sand, magnificent turquoise waters and is surrounded by steep cliffs full of trees.  Antisamos is another awarded golden beach, which attained special glamour because of the Hollywood movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin that was filmed there. Also, the beach named Xi is among the most popular beaches on the island. It is an impressively huge coastline offering a well organized and family friendly beach.

Getting Around in Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the biggest of the Ionian islands and we could say the most diverse one. It is easily accessible by plane, ferry boat or bus, and offers well organized facilities and accommodation that suit all needs.

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Athens to Kefalonia

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Getting a Ferry to Kefalonia

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Aegean Airlines

Getting to Kefalonia by Plane

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What to Eat in Kefalonia

Kefalonia follows the Ionian tradition in terms of its gastronomy, which is inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine mixed with an Italian twist.  Make sure that you will not leave the island without tasting both the mouthwatering Kefalonian meat pie, made by a mixture of veal and lamb, and the tasteful chicken tsepera. The so-called tsepera is a traditional cooking vessel placed over charcoal, which gives the chicken an irresistible juicy flavor.

And a tip!

 

In a place full of mysteries and beauties, give yourself time and space to enjoy your holiday. Try our hand-picked tours and activities in Kefalonia to make your summer holiday one to remember! Make sure you stay a minimum of 7 days and definitely rent a car while there!

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Kefalonia, formerly also known as Kefallinia or Kephallenia, is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece and the 6th largest island in Greece after Crete, Evoia, Lesbos, Rhodes, and Chios. It is also a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. It was also a former Latin Catholic diocese Kefalonia–Zakynthos (Cefalonia–Zante) and short-lived titular see as just Kefalonia.

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