Kefalonia is the largest and one of the most
appealing islands of the Ionian cluster. Ideal for serene and peaceful
vacations, the beauty of the unparalleled landscape of Kefalonia shall
definitely bedazzle you as the pure natural beauty is delineated all
over the scenery. At the same time, the remains of an ancient
civilization create an enigmatic and interesting atmosphere that in
combination with the unique mentality of the inhabitants compose an
amalgam of excellence.
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands that lie in the heart of
the Ionian Sea and it is located between the island of Lefkada (on the
northern part) and the island of Zakynthos (on the southern part), at a
very close distance to the island of Ithaca.
AREA:781 sq.km, POPULATION:32500, CAPITAL:Argostoli
The island of Kefalonia has a very peculiar morphology as it pulses with
enigmatic caves, strange rocks, wooded slopes, silver coasts and
During the summer time, which is regarded as the high season of the
island, Kefalonia becomes a tourist center that attracts visitors from
all over the world.
The bridge of Drapano, the sinkholes, the lighthouse of Agioi Theodori,
the monastery of Agios Andreas and the mountain Enos, at Argostoli.
The monastery of Panagia Thematon at Agia Efimia.
The Venetian castle and the wall as well as the church of Prophet Elias
The monastery of Panagia Sission, the church of Agia Marina and the
villages Markopoulo, Mousata and Eliou at Vlahata.
The castle Paleokastro, the house of Laskaratos, the monasteries of
Panagia Kehrionos, Panagia Koronatou, Agias Paraskevis, Kipoureon and
Tafion and the region Kondogenada at Lixouri.
The church of Agia Paraskevi at Lourdata.
The monastery of Panagia Atrou and the Cyclopean walls at Poros.
The church of Agis Spiridonas, the Roman bath, the monastery of Panagia
Agrilion and the ancient town at Sami.
The church of Panagia, the villages Lakithra and Kourkoumelata and the
Venetian fortress of Agios Georgios at Svoronata.
The ruins of the Roman mansion, the ruins of the Doric sanctuary of
Apollonas and the settlement Paleo Horio at Skala.
The ruins of the Paleochristian Basilica, the monastery of Panagia
Platitera, the church of Agios Gerasimos and the ancient stone baths at
The archaeological museum, the Korgilanios library and the collection of
Byzantine icons at Argostoli.
The municipal library and the archaeological collection at Lixouri.
The lagoon Koutavos and the cave of Agios Gerasimos at Argostoli.
The famous Kounopetra and the cave Drakospilia at Lixouri.
The fountain Karavomylos and the caves Zervati, Melissani, Drogarati,
Aggalaki at Sami.
The cave Sakos at Skala.
The caves at Fiskardo.
SPORTS / RECREATION:
If you have a boat you will be able to visit all the coasts of Kefalonia
or the neighboring island of Ithaca. You can wharf at the marinas of
Fiskardo, Sami, Argostoli, Agia Efimia, Lixouri and Poros.
At the island of Kefalonia you shall find numerous traditional taverns,
restaurants, cafeterias and bars for your entertainment.
The theatrical festival on July the 15th, the celebration of the union
of Eptanissa with Greece on May the 21st, the cultural events during
summer time and the litany of Agios Gerasimos on August the 16th and
October the 20th, at Argostoli.
The festival of Panagia on August the 15th at Agia Efimia, Lixouri and
The cultural events on summer at Poros.
The festival of Panagia Agrilion on August the 23rd at Sami.
The festival of Agios Gerasimos on August the 16th, the carnival, the
Shrove Monday, the Celebration of May the 1st and the athletic
happenings during the summer time at Skala.
The festival of Panagia on September the 8th at Fiskardo.
At the island of Kefalonia you can buy thyme honey, wine the famous
ROBOLA, cheese products, must-cakes, cookies with aniseed and perfume
from the pine trees of the Enos Mountain.
MAJOR TOWNS / CITIES / VILLAGES
Argostoli is the capital of the island of Kefalonia and it is an ideal
resort for holidays. After the earthquake 1953, the town was rebuilt and
now it has spacious squares and large municipal buildings that follow
the traditional architectural order, creating a beautiful icon.
Lixouri is the second largest town of Kefalonia and it is built at a
close distance to the site of the ancient town Palis. Nowadays, Lixouri
is a modern town with new buildings, broad streets and commodious
Sami is the largest port of the island of Kefalonia. The clean and broad
roads, the beautiful waterfront and the elegant buildings in combination
with the natural beauties, the interesting sinkholes and the
archaeological sites, compose a very attractive icon and that is way
Sami is a popular tourist resort.
Fiskardo is a traditional settlement with intense tourist lifestyle.
Built in the inside of a bay, Fiskardo is considered to be a town of
superb natural beauty.
Agia Efimia is coastal village that comprises of numerous other
settlements such as Makriotika, Potamianata, Divarata, Drakopoulata and
Feredinata. Due to the crystal clear beaches and the natural beauties,
the village is a becoming a popular tourist resort.
Poros is the main port and one of the most popular regions of the island
of Kefalonia. Situated at a very preferential site, the settlement of
Porosis an attractive tourist center.