This Ionian Sea island is best-known for its marvelous beaches, seaside promenades, delicious food, and trekking tracks with mind-blowing views.

Kefalonia Beaches


Petani Beach

At Petani, your field of view is filled with cliffs and an absolutely gorgeous postcard beach with crystal clear waters. Partly free style, partly organized.


Myrtos Beach

Myrtos is only partly organized. Without any buildings around, this scenic place will take your breath. Go early, if you're visiting during the high season.


Platis Gialos Beach

Platis Gialos or Wide Beach as it translates is as its name suggests. Clean, turquoise waters, sandy bottom, and a short cliff. Not developed.


Skala Beach

Idyllic sunrises. Clear waters and a spacious beach are excellent for quiet days with privacy. There's an organized area with food and watersport rentals.


Katelios Beach


A spacious sandy beach at Kefalonia's southernmost tip. Beside the village, you enjoy amenities, and in the rest, you go self-organized.


Ragia Beach


If you don't mind the small rocks and pebbles, Ragia beach is beautiful and quiet. Worth waking up early for (or going to bed after) sunrise on the beach.


Xi Beach


Lixouri's Xi is a red-sand beach with murky but absolutely clean waters. You find watersport rentals, restaurants, and a mini-market in a stone's throw.

Kefalonia Settlements


When in the town of Kefalonia, don’t miss the chance to stroll for hours in the promenade, tan on nearby beaches, and visit a Sea Turtle Park.



Kefalonia's second-largest town has a long history but an earthquake leveled it down in 1953 and much of its cultural wealth was destroyed.



Traditional but also cosmopolitan coastal village named after the Norman conqueror Roberto Giscardo who besieged it in 1085.

Asos (Assos)


Picturesque coastal village built on a land bridge. Visit the 16th century Venetian castle and enjoy its magnificent sunset.

Kefalonia Why visit?

  • Razed to the ground by the Great Ionian Earthquake of 1953.
  • Homer calls the ancient inhabitants of the island Cephallineans.
  • Gastronomic destination with exceptional quality products.

Kefalonia Things to Do


Ainos National Park

Want a break from the beach? This high mountain has a pine-tree forest with spectacular bird's-eye views. Bring lunch - there are picnic tables.


Melissani Lake Cave

Essentially, this is a cenote (like those in Mexico) attesting to Greece's incredible natural diversity. Best time is noon as sun gets through.

Kefalonia Museums


Korgialenio Historic & Cultural Museum

It presents historical items from the Venetian Era (1500 AD). In the end of your visit, it includes an enlightening video about the 1953 earthquake.


Archaeological Museum of Argostoli Kefalonia

The Archaeological Museum of Argostoli Kefalonia remains closed since 2014 due to earthquake damage. It hosted ancient findings from Kefalonia.

Kefalonia Attractions


Bell Square

Historic landmark of the Venetian era named after the bell that the clock tower used to have. A nice little square with a few shops and ice-cream.