Imagine paradise to be a place with crystal clear turquoise waters, white sand beaches and tall pine trees by the sea. This is how the Ionian Sea Islands look like!
The exotic Kefalonia island is the largest and among the most beautiful Greek islands of the Ionian Sea. A unique combination of tropical landscape, beautiful vibrant towns and villages influenced by the Venetian architecture and people who will introduce you to authentic Greek hospitality.
Argostoli, Lixouri, Fiscardo
Argostoli is the biggest town and capital of the island. It is a town built around a hill, with a city-like life, filled with various shops, cafes, bars and beaches nearby and various sites that depict the old venetian architecture. Lixouri is a beautiful little town, the second largest after Argostoli and the biggest one in the peninsula of Paliki. Lixouri is a lively port with an interesting street layout, an impressive main square and houses with gardens full of flowers.
Picturesque Fiscardo survived the destructive earthquake of 1953 and most of the buildings preserve their traditional local color. The grand mansions with their elegant balconies, the old two-storey houses, the dark red tiled rooftops, the green mountainsides, the blue of the sea and the overall scenery create an outstanding atmosphere.
Melissani Lake, Mt. Atmos
The renowned underground Melissani lake and cave is a lacustrine cave of unique beauty, which constitutes a unique geological phenomenon. The magic of the landscape is partly because of the roof that has collapsed, and you can see the sky while being in a cave, which gives a magical soothing feeling.
The lush green Mt. Atmos will provide ample of hiking opportunities that will lead you to stunning views of the Peloponnese and islands Zakynthos, Lefkada, and Ithaca. The island’s colorful villages will let you mingle with the locals and experience the authentic Greek hospitality.
Kefalonia, known for its calm waters and mild winds, is ideal for those who love sailing or yachting. If you happen to love snorkeling or diving, then the seabed around the island will definitely satisfy you. You might even get the chance to encounter the rare, caretta caretta, sea turtle that take refuge here, as well as the monk seals monachus monachus.
Kefalonia’s culinary tradition, history, traditional villages, vibrant nightlife and pristine beaches will make you fall in love with this island.
Authentic Gastronomy of Kefalonia
Kefalonian cuisine is renowned. The island produces yellow cheese, feta cheese, olive oil, honey and local meats. You must try the famous meat pie, the lagoto dish that is cooked with rabbit and sofigado dish with goat, the cod pie filled with salted cod fish and skordalia (a garlic sauce), strapatsada (scrambled cooked eggs with tomatoes) and tsigaridia (fresh greens cooked with tomato sauce).
Don’t miss out the island's traditional sweets, such as mandoles (almonds assorted with sugar) and pastokydono (a sweet made of quince puree). You also have to try the local wine; drink Robola, the famous wine of Kefalonia, a dry white wine, which you can enjoy with a good traditional dish.
Authentic Experiences in Kefalonia
• Visit Melissani cave and lake and take a guided boat tour
• Explore Argostoli town and discover its rich history
• Immerse yourself in the local life of colorful Assos village
• Admire the amazing Myrtos beach from the top and take pictures
• Discover the nightlife of Fiscardo
• Book a Daily Catamaran or Yacht Cruise
• Enjoy the local cuisine and culinary traditions
• Join a watersport adventure on the countless crystal-clear beaches