Kefalonia

  • Cephalonia
  • Kefallinia
  • Kephallenia
  • Cefalonia IT
  • Céphalonie FR

Island in Ionian Islands

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do on Kefalonia

Photo displaying the Port of Sami, Kefalonia.
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Port of Sami, Kefalonia

Main island port that hosts tourist boats, offers day-excursions, & hosts routes to Patra, Astakos, Ithaki & Italy (only in summer).

A guiding boat in the turquoise waters of the Melissani Lake Cave in Sami of Kefalonia.
← W   ≈ 3.2km

Melissani Lake Cave, Sami

World-famous lake cave discovered in 1951 that stands for the turquoise color created by the sunlight entering by an open hole in the roof.

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A picture showing the dense vegetation of the Mount Ainos National Park on Kefalonia island.
↓ S   ≈ 17.8km

Mount Ainos National Park, Kefalonia

The highest mountain in the Ionian declared as a National Park due to the unique forest of local fir.

An overview of the Myrtos Beach on Kefalonia island.
↖ NW   ≈ 19.6km

Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia

The most prominent and award-winning beach of the island offers a spectacular sunset and is surrounded by cliffs that are 800 meters high.

Photo displaying the Cruise Ship Terminal Argostoli, Kefalonia.
↙ SW   ≈ 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.

An overview of the Port of Argostoli on Kefalonia island.
↙ SW   ≈ 22.6km

Port of Argostoli, Kefalonia

It offers frequent connection to Lixouri, while it is a starting point for numerous day-trip excursions during the summer season.

The seafront promenade of the town of Argostoli on Kefalonia island.
↙ SW   ≈ 23km

Argostoli

The largest city of Kefalonia founded in 1757, while since then serves as the capital & the center of the financial & administrative activities.

The Port of Poros on Kefalonia island during the departure of a ferry boat.
↘ SE   ≈ 23.3km

Port of Poros, Kefalonia

Second most important port of the island that includes a year-round connection with Killini (mainland) & offers day-trips to Ithaki or Zante.

The beach with the blue-green waters and a part of the settlement of Assos on Kefalonia.
↖ NW   ≈ 23.4km

Asos (Assos), Kefalonia

Coastal village that dominates a picturesque peninsula and is well-known for the 16th century Venetian castle and its magnificent sunset.

The Port of Pessada on Kefalonia island.
↓ S   ≈ 24km

Port of Pessada, Kefalonia

A remote and small port that connects Kefalonia with the island of Zakynthos and the port of Agios Nikolaos during the whole year.

A photo showing one of the pedestrian streets in Lixouri.
← W   ≈ 27.1km

Lixouri, Kefalonia

The second-largest town characterized as the intellectual and artistic capital of the island and keeps a historical rivalry against Argostoli.

An aerial photo taken from an airplane shows the Kefalonia International Airport.
↙ SW   ≈ 27.2km

Kefalonia International Airport

« Anna Pollatou »

Named after the awarded gymnast & Olympic medalist, it hosts the year-round domestic flight to Athens and many seasonal international flights.

Shops and restaurants on the coastal promenade of Fiskardo and many sailing boats anchored at the port.
↑ N   ≈ 33.3km

Fiskardo, Kefalonia

Traditional coastal village and cosmopolitan tourist destination named after the Norman conqueror Roberto Giscardo who besieged it in 1085.

The ferry boat is approaching the Port of Fiskardo on Kefalonia island.
↑ N   ≈ 33.6km

Port of Fiskardo, Kefalonia

Its windless port is connected with Vasiliki Port on Lefkada the whole year round, while it’s a starting point for day excursions during summer.

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.