Explore beautiful places on the island
The biggest town of the island and the live capital of the island is Argostoli, a town built amphitheatrically, with intense city life and active, full of various types of entertainment: shops for every taste, coffee to relax, bars and beaches nearby. Although Argostoli was totally ruined by the earthquake dated since 1953, there are still sites that depict the old Venetian architecture. If you enjoy night life, you can find clubs where you can stay until dawn.
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.
The beautiful resort of Skala lies southeast of Argostoli. Being the largest resort of the southern part of Kefalonia, Skala welcomes tourists and Greek travelers every summer who wish to spend pleasant and relaxing holidays. Its main attraction is, its long expanse of fine shingle and sand, gently shelving into the sea. There is a small high street close to the beach with shops, tavernas and restaurants.
Descend the steps and an atmospheric subterranean world awaits you. Feels like the river of time stops flowing here, in the depths of the Earth. More than 300 years ago, a strong earthquake revealed the entrance to a miracle of nature: Drogarati Cave! Orange and yellow stalactites hang from the roof like curtains while vitreous stalagmites emerge to form spacious chambers.
Multi awarded and renown, it stands at the top of the list of the best Greek beaches and ranks among the best worldwide, for more than ten consecutive years. A beach once experienced, never forgotten. Framed by tall, steep cliffs, will seduce your vision to the endless horizon. This is Myrtos!
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.
Sami is on the east-coast of Kefalonia facing Ithaka and due to the large natural harbor plays an important role on the island, connecting Kefalonia with Ithaka and with mainland Greece. In sami was filmed the “Captain Corelli’s mandolin” based on the novel of Louis De Bernieres. This picturesque village has a dozen little tavernas and cafes as well as studios, hotels and apartments.
Surrounded by dense forestry, slope down to an-other miracle of nature in Kefalonia’s subterranean world and let your footsteps guide you to the cave of the nymphs. Beautiful waters with changing shades of blue as the sun sets, honey-like brown walls and countless stalactites will take your breath away and travel you to another, mythical and magical world.
Fiscardo is located on the northern tip of Kefalonia in a very beautiful area. Around Fiscardo, dense forests reach down to innumerable small coves where pebble beaches are lapped by crystal clear water. The picturesque harbor is surrounded by Venetian-style houses painted in pastel colors, in summer the harbor is filled with vessels from small sailing boats to large yachts all nestled together a few feet from pavement restaurants and cafes specializing in traditional Greek cuisine.
The westernmost of the two peninsulas of Kefalonia is the one of Paliki; Lixouri is the second greatest town of the island, however it is a peaceful town that is offered for relaxation. You can enjoy your coffee, your pastry sweets and the local cuisine at the port, at the square with the famous ficus plant and whatever site draws your attention.
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.
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. There are organized parts but because of its size you will also find a lot of secluded and peaceful spots for more privacy. Enjoy your cocktail on the seafront as the sun is going down.
Katelios is a small fishing village on the southeast of the island 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. The rural landscape and the beauty of the nature attracts walkers, bird watchers and all sorts of nature lovers from all over the world. From Katelios you can enjoy stunning views of the Ionian Sea until the island of Zakynthos and the western coast of the Peloponnese. Here you could spend your evenings either in a local bar for a few drinks after having dinner in one of the 'tavernas' or on the beach under the starry sky. The locals have founded an NGO called “The Katelios Group” for the protection of the loggerhead turtles that lay their eggs on these beaches. If you want to learn more about these animals contact the volunteers of the organization who will be more than happy to inform you.