Kefalonia

Island in Ionian Islands

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

Kefalonia Attractions

distant ≈ 22.4km

Cruise Ship Terminal Argostoli, Kefalonia

A contemporary pier located by Argostoli town, that facilitates the approach of cruise ships and assists the passenger disembarkation.

Kefalonia Things to Do

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.

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.

Kefalonia Settlements

A photo showing a pedestrian street with flowers overhanging in Lixouri.
distant ≈ 27.1km

Lixouri, Kefalonia

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.

Fiskardo, Kefalonia

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

The beach with the blue-green waters and a part of the settlement of Asos on Kefalonia.
distant ≈ 23.4km

Asos (Assos), Kefalonia

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

Kefalonia Day Trips

Argostoli

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.

Questions & Answers about Kefalonia

Why Visit Kefalonia?
  • The 6th largest island of Greece and the biggest in the Ionian Sea.
  • Photos of beaches and attractions spread its reputation to a worldwide level.
  • Gastronomic destination that highlights the local products and the fresh fish.
What is Kefalonia, Greece?

Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and is famous for its beautiful beaches and excellent cuisine. For many years the island was under the Venetian rule, while it joined the Greek state in 1864, as all the Ionian Islands. Kefalonia hosts the Mediterranean monk seal "Monachus monachus" and the sea turtle "Caretta caretta" that uses Kaminia Beach for its reproduction. In Kefalonia, there are many restaurants famous throughout Greece for its delicious dishes and influences from Greek and Italian cuisine.

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