Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands. It is an island of
contrasts, beautiful golden beaches and verdant slopes, but also Ainos the
highest mountain that boasts a unique, dense black fir-forest and steep cliffs
plunging into the sea. Kefalonia has hundreds of picturesque villages and small
towns; its main attraction is the traditional village of Fiskardo Also worth
visiting is Assos village, the Drogarati cave with its numerous stalactites and
stalagmites, as well as the remarkable Melissani cave, more than 3km in length.
The Capital and the main port of Kefalonia since 1757 is Argostoli, which is
built on the inner coast of its peninsula.
Argostoli is the Capital as well as the main port of the island, a welcoming
town with signs of 19th century architecture, completely rebuilt after the
earthquake that struck in 1953 At Argostoli some places of interest to visit
include the Korgialinio Folk Art and Historical Museum with Venetian records of
the island, the Archaeological Museum with many interesting local findings from
the excavations at Kokolata and Mazarata, the Katavothres swallow holes and the
market place were its worth spending a few hours. Argostoli has a lively
nightlife as well as many taverns and restaurants.
Fiskardo is a port village of unique beauty that was not destroyed by the
earthquake of 1953 and thus has kept its traditional color. There are many
places to visit at Fiscardo including many coves and green lush areas full of
trees. In summer Fiskardo becomes a cosmopolitan hot spot, full of yachts.
A beautiful village built on a small peninsula, known for its panoramic view,
and with a Venetian castle on a peak.
The main cavern consists of a cavity divided into two parts. In the first,
orange and yellow stalactites and stalagmites exist and in the second, because
of its excellent acoustics, a suitable layout has been arranged for concerts to
Melissani is situated at Karavomilos Village. Melissani is an underground lake,
which receives its water by the stream that disappears underground at Argostoli.
The indigo colour of the water and the reflections are spectacular, especially
in the middle of the day when the sun's rays fall vertically. The Melissani
cave is explored by boat.
Located to the south of Sami, a beach with crystal clear turquoise waters and white pebbles, ideal for relaxation.
Is located on the way to Fiscardo, an exceptional beach with white fine sand and crystal clear abrupt deep waters.
Makris & Platis Gialos:
Two of the most beautiful and frequented beaches separated by a rock are located near Argostoli, with fine sand and light blue waters.
This beach combines brown pebbles, blue waters and a pine forest. Water sport facilities and some taverns near the sea are available.
How to get there
- By air: from the Eleutherios Venizelos airport of Athens
- By car: from Athens,
- By ferry: between Patra and Sami
- By bus: from the KTEL station at Athens