Κεφαλονιά – Κεφαλλονιά – Κεφαλληνία

Kefalonia, the jewel of the Ionian, is an island of stunning natural beauty.  It is the largest of the Ionian islands at 780 square kilometres and yet is the least visited.

One of the greenest Greek islands endowed with spectacular scenery from rugged mountain vistas,  towering cliffs,  ancient olive groves,  Venetian fortresses to sandy beaches & sleepy fishing villages lapped by the azure Ionian sea,  Kefalonia has something for everyone.  Although popular with visitors Kefalonia never feels crowded, even in peak season.

Around Kefalonia

Fiskardo: The place to see & be seen.  Long popular with the yachting fraternity.  Rub shoulders with the jet set in this picturesque harbour village.  Fabulous waterside restaurants & the best preserved Venetian architecture on the island.
Assos: Sleepy picture postcard village,  pretty waterfront tavernas and 16th Century Venetian fort with fantastic views.
Myrtos Beach: World famous photogenic beach renowned for its beauty.
Argostoli: The islands bustling cosmopolitan capital,  head here for retail therapy!
For the culturally inclined The Archaeological Museum and Korgialenios Historical and Folklore Museum are well worth a visit.
Melissani Lake: Best visited around midday when the sun overhead provides the best light.
Drogarati caves: 150 million year old caves,  stalactites and stalagmites with fantastic acoustics.
Robola Winery: Tours available & the nearby monastery of St Gerasimos.

Around Skala
Nearby Mounda Beach between Skala & Katelios at almost 3km in length never gets crowded.  One of the best & quietest beaches on Kefalonia.
A gently shelving sandy beach & main Loggerhead turtle nesting beach on the island,  great for kids.
Although in sharp decline some turtles do still nest here & care should be taken not to disturb nesting sites.
The sand & shingle beach in the nearby resort of Skala offers water sports & sun loungers. Captain Vangeli’s Cruises depart from here (see link below).
The beach shelves quite steeply & care should be taken by children & the elderly.
There are the remains of a Roman villa in Skala with well preserved mosaics, entrance is free.
The nearby Port of Poros is well worth a visit. A cosmopolitan place with good shopping, some great Tavernas, a lovely promenade and the spectacular Poros Gorge – a fierce and craggy ravine more than 80m deep.
It is a spectacular drive through the Gorge up to the nearby village of Tzanata with its Mycenaean Tomb, considered the most impressive on Kefalonia.
Artefacts from the tomb are housed in the Archaeological Museum in Argostoli.
If you have a 4×4 visit the remote Atros Monastery, the oldest monastery on the island 4.5km up a mountainous dirt road!

Distances – Driving times
Skala 2km/5 minutes                                 Airport 34km/40-45 minutes
Argostoli 36km/48 minutes                     Fiskardo 73km/90 minutes
Sami Port 35km/48 minutes                    Poros Port 13km/17 minutes

Activities & services


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