Overview Kefalonia

Visiting Kefalonia

The largest Ionian island in western Greece, Kefalonia’s stunning beaches, charming towns and fascinating geological oddities have made it a popular locale for European vacationers for decades.

The capital of the island is the charming town of Argostoli, packed with cobblestone streets, charming squares like the Plateia Valianou and plenty of shopping along the commercial Lithostroto Street. Argostoli town is the perfect base for further island exploration, with day-trip destinations like the historic Assos Village only a quick drive away.

A few miles from Argostoli you’ll find the gorgeous Makris Gialos, Kefalonia’s most popular resort area, formed around the shiny sands and the bold blue waters of the Makris Gialos Beach. Often considered the most beautiful beach in Greece, you won’t want to miss the white pebble beach and variegated blue waters of ... Read More
The largest Ionian island in western Greece, Kefalonia’s stunning beaches, charming towns and fascinating geological oddities have made it a popular locale for European vacationers for decades.

The capital of the island is the charming town of Argostoli, packed with cobblestone streets, charming squares like the Plateia Valianou and plenty of shopping along the commercial Lithostroto Street. Argostoli town is the perfect base for further island exploration, with day-trip destinations like the historic Assos Village only a quick drive away.

A few miles from Argostoli you’ll find the gorgeous Makris Gialos, Kefalonia’s most popular resort area, formed around the shiny sands and the bold blue waters of the Makris Gialos Beach. Often considered the most beautiful beach in Greece, you won’t want to miss the white pebble beach and variegated blue waters of Myrtos Beach, nestled cliffside near the small village of Divarata.

Be sure not to miss Kefalonia’s unique geological oddities, like the unfillable sinkholes known as Katavothress, the stalactite-filled Drogarati Cave, or the stunning sunlit Melissani Underground Lake.

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Stories and Tips Kefalonia

Stunning island

Written by jipp05 on 30 Jan, 2011

I had always wanted to visit the Greek islands and so for our summer holiday we decided to go on a package holiday to one. When we had decided on the Greek islands we then had to choose which one we were going to visit…Read More


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Fiscardo -Shimmering Blue And Speckled With Yachts and Flowers

Written by Machair1 on 06 Dec, 2009

When we visited the harbour in the village of Fiscardo in the northern tip of Kefalonia nothing could have prepared us for the beautiful azure blue scene which was littered with sailing boats bobbing and dancing in the wind. Against this was a backdrop of…Read More


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In The Shadow Of Olive Groves

Written by Machair1 on 22 Nov, 2009

When I initially booked a holiday to Kefalonia I had to be sure that the place I decided on was somewhere which would serve as a perfect base from which to explore the island, but would also afford some peace and privacy when we were…Read More


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A Place For Tourists and Turtles (Kefalonia)

Written by Machair1 on 27 Oct, 2009

It seems hard to imagine that less than a month ago I was standing on the top of a mountain top village, Markopoulo in Kefalonia, watching the procession of church goers following the priest into the picturesque church. Sitting under an olive tree and watching…Read More


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Quick Tour of Kefalonia

Written by Meggysmum on 12 Oct, 2009

Kefalonia (or Cephalonia) is the largest of the Ionian Islands. It is a popular destination for cruise ships which is how we reached the island.We docked at Poros where there was a very pebbly beach with crystal clear water. The front was lined…Read More


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Fiscardo

Written by MichaelJM on 23 Sep, 2006

Fiskardo is acclaimed as the only village on Kefalonia that escaped the ravages of the 1953 Earthquake apparently being protected from the major impact of the tremors because it’s built on a bed of limestone, which took the sting out of the shock waves. We…Read More


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The Northwest of Kefalonia

Written by MichaelJM on 23 Sep, 2006

The land and seascape in the north of Kefalonia is ‘something to behold’. Travelling up from Agostoli the road clings to the cliff face and unfortunately it is not always possible to park up and appreciate the view. It is not awash with pretty…Read More


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Loitering in Lixouri

Written by GB from Devizes on 05 Nov, 2005

This medium-sized town sits almost directly opposite Argostoli on the Lixourian Peninsula. It has wide streets and spacious squares, all rebuilt after the town was flattened in 1953. The town was the capital of the island until the late 19th century, after which the seat…Read More


Village of Fiskardo

Written by Greek Kat on 11 Jul, 2005

Many say that Fiskardo is one of the prettiest villages on the island of Kefallonia. This is one of the only places not damaged in the massive earthquake of 1953, so it gives you a glimpse of what the island used to look like, and…Read More


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Awesome Facts about Kefalonia

Written by Greek Kat on 23 Oct, 2004

* Taste the local cuisine offering cod pie (bakaliaropita), meat pie (kreatopita), fresh fish, rabbit, wine (Robola), and sweets (mandoles, mandolata). * Most of the nightlife happens in Argostoli, the island's capital. Check out Rumours and My Way. * Much of the island was destroyed…Read More


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