Kefalonia

Kefalonia

Things to do - general

The magnificent sights, amazing beaches, rich cultural heritage, great monuments, mountains, castles, remote monasteries and cheerful, hospitable people are the treasures making Kefalonia one of the most attractive destinations.

It is the biggest island of the Ionian  Sea, at the outlet of Patraikos Bay, between Zante and Lefkada. It stretches over an area of 904 km2 with a coastline length of 250 km. 

The island has a splendid natural beauty and a diversified geological structure with innumerable small bays and rich vegetation; the mountain Aenos (National Park since 1962 supporting rich flora and fauna) looks impressive from far away.

During the Byzantine period Kefalonia formed part of the province of Achaia and the prefecture of East Illyria. It was conquered by the Normans, the Franks, the Venetians and the Turks.
It joined the rest of Greece along with the other Ionian Islands, on May 21st, 1864. The inhabitants’ resistance against the Italians and the Germans during World War II was considerable.

The movie ‘’Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’’ shot in the natural scenery of the island refers to a history of the Resistance movement.

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Country GR
Currency usedeuro
Area (km2)781 km2

Sports & nature

Turquoise seas, lush green vegetation, wild and sheer mountain scenery and a fascinating variegated geological profile have given Kefalonia a special atmosphere and beauty. Broad sandy beaches, small coves, and steep cliffs, steppe-like plains, fertile valleys, dense black forests of fir, a unique complex of caves and the highest mountain in the Ionian Islands, Mount. Aenos, standing at 1628m, are the most striking features of the island. Kefalonia is characterized by the creative forces of nature and three thousand years of cultural history.

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Culture and history info

Across the broader island, two large monasteries are to be found: the first is that of Haghia Panagia, in Markopoulo to the southeast, and the other lies on the road between Argostoli and Michata, on a small plain surrounded by mountains. This second has an avenue of about 200 trees aligned from NW to SE, with a circle in the middle, and is the monastery of Saint Gerasimus of Kefalonia, patron saint of the island, whose relics can be seen and venerated at the old church of the monastery. The monastery of "Sissia" was probably found by Francis of Assisi, it was destroyed 1953 but the ruins still exist.

Although the island was destroyed by some earthquakes, many notable churches all over the island have survived. Some dating back to the renaissance. The ornaments of the churches are influenced by Venetian manierism.

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Eros Villa

Eros Villa

Vlachata, Kefalonia - up to 5 sleeps, Kefalonia
The Eros Villas is located in the village of Vlachata in Kefalonia, less than 1 km from the famous b More info
Skinos Ilivatos Villa

Skinos Ilivatos Villa

Chavriata, Kefalonia - up to 14 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 550
Elegant, with simple lines, plenty of Greek sun light, spacious and comfortable; the rooms are fully More info
The Walnut Tree

The Walnut Tree

Sami, Kefalonia - up to 12 sleeps, Kefalonia
The accommodation is on two floors, suitable for ten to twelve people in one party. Alternatively th More info
Villa Asterias

Villa Asterias

Trapezaki, Kefalonia - up to 7 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 187
This beautiful villa is built on three levels. The middle floor is at ground level. The entrance of More info
Villa Dafni

Villa Dafni

Sami, Kefalonia - up to 4 sleeps, Kefalonia
Villa Dafni is set within its own garden with established plants and flowers offering privacy for it More info
Villa Fedra

Villa Fedra

Sami, Kefalonia - up to 6 sleeps, Kefalonia
An individually styled villa offers total comfort for an enjoyable stay, the open plan downstairs ar More info
Villa Ippokampos

Villa Ippokampos

Trapezaki, Kefalonia - up to 5 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 148
This villa consists of two floors. On the ground floor there’s a very spacious kitchen and dining ar More info
Villa Irini

Villa Irini

Argostoli, Kefalonia - up to 5 sleeps, Kefalonia
Villa Irini features 4 brand new maisonettes for rent with pool and secure parking in a prime locati More info
Villa Kteni

Villa Kteni

Trapezaki, Kefalonia - up to 5 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 148
Kteni a two floor villa with the main entrance situated on the upper floor. Upon entering the villa More info
Villa Linatela

Villa Linatela

Trapezaki, Kefalonia - up to 9 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 232
This property is spread over two floors, with the main living areas at the entry level and enjoys ma More info
Villa Litorina

Villa Litorina

Trapezaki, Kefalonia - up to 5 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 148
This villa is situated in two levels. The entrance to the villa is from the upper level. On this lev More info
Villa Nautilus

Villa Nautilus

Trapezaki, Kefalonia - up to 7 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 198
This villa is comprised of two floors. The entrance of the villa is on the first floor. The first fl More info
Villa Nefeli

Villa Nefeli

Sami, Kefalonia - up to 4 sleeps, Kefalonia
Villa Nefeli offers two bedrooms and sleeps up to 4 persons, in one twin bedded bedroom and one doub More info
Villa Porfira

Villa Porfira

Trapezaki, Kefalonia - up to 5 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 148
Porfira is a beautiful villa built on two floors. The main entrance on the upper floor of the villa More info
Villa Sirios

Villa Sirios

Svoronata, Kefalonia, Kefalonia
This newly-built villa is situated on the picturesque village of Svoronata, featuring crisp interior More info
Villa Telina

Villa Telina

Trapezaki, Kefalonia - up to 7 sleeps, Kefalonia
Price from 187
Villa Telina is laid out on three floors. The middle floor stands on ground level. The main entrance More info
Villa Thalia

Villa Thalia

Sami, Kefalonia - up to 4 sleeps, Kefalonia
Villa Thalia features  its own private established garden with terrace, swimming pool, sun loungers More info
Villa Zeus Temple

Villa Zeus Temple

Kefalonia
Price from 726
A grand, spacious, very secluded villa with spectacular mountain and sea views set in a prime positi More info
Rent a boat - Captain for a day

Rent a boat - Captain for a day

Kefalonia, Lefkada
Enjoy the real Greek adventure in open sea! Be a captain for a day!!! By renting a motor boat you ca More info
Lagoon 39

Lagoon 39

Price per cabin from 3,495
General specifications: Manufacturer: LAGOON Year: 2014 Capacity: 8 persons Rooms: 4 double cabins, More info
Lagoon 421 - Nirvana

Lagoon 421 - Nirvana

Price per cabin from 5,595
General specifications: Manufacturer: LAGOON Year: 2010 Capacity: 11 persons Rooms: 4 cabins (for 2 More info
Oceanis 31

Oceanis 31

Price per cabin from 1,655
General specifications: Manufacturer: Beneteau Year: 2010 Design: Finot-Conq & Associes Interior More info
Oceanis 34

Oceanis 34

Price per cabin from 1,055
General specifications: Manufacturer: Beneteau Year: 2010 Design: Finot-Conq & Associes Interior More info
Oceanis 37

Oceanis 37

Price per cabin from 1,265
General specifications: Manufacturer: Beneteau Year: 2013 Design: Finot-Conq & Associes Interior More info
PRINCESS DI CATTARO

PRINCESS DI CATTARO

GENERAL: – 11 beds in 4 cabins. – 3 crew members: Captain and sailors (optionally hostes More info

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