Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and is considered as the jewel of the Ionian Sea. The island is generously gifted by nature, a place with rare geological phenomena, mysterious caves, and subterranean water with superb beaches, traditional architecture and rich archaeological finds.
The island lies opposite the west coast of the Peloponnese and between the islands of Ithaca and Zakynthos.
The locals are well known for their friendly hospitality, as can often be witnessed when you travel around the island!
Kefalonia offers many options for sightseeing as there is a considerable number of attractions both of historical and natural interest.
We suggest you visit:
The Venetian fortress of Assos.
The Minoan tombs in Mazarakata.
The ancient washbasins and the lighthouse in Fiskardo, which is the most frequently visited village.
The Roman baths in Sami. Sami is the port where you can get the boat from to travel to Odysseus' legendary island, Ithaca.
The National Park of Mount Ainos which was created in 1962 to protect the indigenous specimen of elati and its rich fauna. The Park also shelters the famous Kefalonian Wild Horses.
The Monastery of Saint Gerasimos, the patron Saint of Kefalonia.
The Archaeological and Historical and Natural Museums in Argostoli and theArchaeological Museum in Lixouri are also worth visiting as they all display interesting exhibits.
The traditional village of Assos, on the south-west, which is of unique beauty.
If you are a nature lover, you will be thrilled when you take a boat ride in Mellisani Underground Lake with its wonderful deep blue water.
Drogarati Cave visitors will be impressed by the unique stalactites and stalagmites that have been taking shape and form for thousands of years. It is the only cave in which concerts are organized due to its great acoustics. Both caves are in the greater area of Sami.