Kefalonia Sightseeing

Kefalonia Sightseeing

In addition to a spectacular natural setting for vacations in Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands, you will find sites that will impress every visitor. Kefalonia is blessed with a temperate climate and a landscape weaved by golden sandy beaches, mountain gorges, lush vegetation, gorgeous harbor villages, Venetian style architecture, superb cuisine, vibrant life and last, but not least, friendly people.

In Kefalonia’s rich scenery you will also find many caves. In the past there have been earthquakes that created special geological phenomena in the caves’ environment, such as the underground magical lake of Melissanthi. Other caves will impress you with their exquisite natural decorations and acoustics, like the cave Drogarati.

A large number of tourists visit Kefalonia every year and this has made the island slowly become a holiday hot-spot and one of the most popular destinations around the Ionian Islands. The visitors increased since "The Captain Corelli's Mandolin" book became a movie in 2001, filmed exclusively on the island.

Magical Sightseeing:

  • Assos Castle, a dramatic Venetian fortress.
  • Beaches of Erissos area
  • Alaties, the small bay on the west coast
  • Agia Ierousalim beach
  • Fiskardo, a beautiful town near Assos
  • Dafnoudi beach
  • Komitata village
  • Gorgota beach, famous from the Hollywood film of “Captain Corellis mandolin”
  • Agia Efimia, an old fishing village
  • Drakopoulata, protected as a traditional village
  • Melissani Lake, a vast magical underground lake.
  • Drogarati Caves: Dramatic caves estimated to be 150 million years old.
  • Antisamos beach
  • Agrilia monastery, with a fantastic view to Ithaka island, to Sami port up to Fiscardo and Lefkada island
  • St George’s Venetian castle which was the capital of south Kefalonia from middle ages until 1757.
  • Myrtos beach, described as the best beach of the Mediterranean and included in the list of most beautiful beaches in the world.
  • The Nunnery of Aghios Andreas
  • Omala valley
  • The Monastery of Saint Gersimos, the island’s patron saint, built in 1579
  • The Robola vineyard & Gentilini Winery
  • Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia
  • Lassi area
  • Makrys and Platys Gialos beaches at Lassi
  • Svoronata village
  • Domata village, known for its churches, with gilded carved wooden screens and beautiful pictures of 19th century
  • Kalligata village
  • Kourkoumelata village
  • Avithos and Ai Helis beaches
  • Skala beach
  • Mounta beach, a natural habitat for “caretta-caretta” turtles
  • Lixouri town
  • Kipouria Monastery, built in 1759
  • Beautiful Kaminarata and Damoulianata villages
  • Platia Ammos beach, after 300 steps down to the beach, you can enjoy the wild natural beauty of the island and one of the best sunsets from Kipouria monastery
  • At Lakithra village, where you can admire a stone in memory of Lord Byron carved with his saying: “If I am a poet, I owe it on Greek air”.
  • Petanoi bay, which is like a small “Myrtos bay”, with white pebbles and emerald waters.
  • Xi red sand beach, at the south part of Lixouri town.
  • Mount Aenos, the focal point of the island protected as a National Park, a renowned place for being the home of wild horses.
  • Kephalonia Botanica
  • The Focas - Cosmetatos Collection
  • Historical and Cultural Museum of Argostoli
  • The Byzantine Museum
  • The Corgialenios History Cultural Museum in Argostoli
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