Sami is located 27 km from Argostoli, and it takes 30 minutes approx. by taxi. Nature has been very generous to the area of Sami as the location is surrounded by lush vegetation, underground caves and beautiful lakes. In Sami the green of the trees touches the white of the sand and the blue of the sea, offering stunning sceneries like those in the Hollywood film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” which was filmed in the town of Sami and the neighbouring beaches.
Sami is a beautiful coastal town located 9 km from Agia Efimia. It is the second largest port of Kefalonia after Argostoli, and it serves daily trips to Ithaca, and during the summer to Patras and Italy. It is centrally located, so it is a good base to stay in order to explore the island. Most of the best sightseeing is a very short distance (such as Myrtos beach, Melissani Lake, Drogarati Cave and Antisamos beach)
The modern village is built close to Ancient Sami, one of the most important archaeological discoveries of Kefalonia .Visit as well, Agrilia Monastery built in the 18th century when the miraculous icon of Theotokos (Mother of God) was found by two shepherds and their maid in 1722.
Sami is a perfect destination for your summer holidays in Greece. The delightful waterfront, the wide paved streets and the Venetian buildings offer the village a unique charm and reflect the rich heritage of the island. The main coastal road consists of modern amenities, shops and lovely cafes overlooking the busy port. A number of restaurants are found nearby as well as pretty accommodation for all tastes and budgets.
The town used to be one of the four major towns which formed the Kefalonian tetrapolis in the ancient times. It has been inhabited since the prehistoric age, whereas nowadays is a safe port for domestic and foreign ferries.
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