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The Island of Kefalonia
Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Sea and a very charming place. Although it has developed over the last years as a family destination, beach places in Kefalonia Island never get crowded due to its large size. The island is most famous for its exotic beaches, including Myrtos, Antisamos, Lourdas, and Skala. The Ionian Islands are ideal for sailing vacations, as the area offers friendly winds and seas all summer long. The island of Kefalonia was the chosen location for the Hollywood movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.”
Apart from swimming, do not miss the chance to visit the island’s picturesque villages, medieval castles, and beautiful monasteries.
The cuisine of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia included, is heavily influenced by its conquerors. Local ingredients cooked with passion and according to tradition lead to superb meals, bursting with distinctive aromas and unique flavors. Dining in Kefalonia can be a real pleasure! The traditional restaurants offer the best of local gastronomy with authentic dishes like aliada, bouryetto, tsigaria, and bourbourelia. Fiscardo is the most cosmopolitan place with a port that receives many yachts every summer. Other nice villages to visit during your stay are Argostoli, Sami, and Assos.
Unique Experiences – Scuba Diving
Scuba diving is very popular in Kefalonia, due to the rocky coastline and safe waters. Important diving sites are the Temple Cave in Fiscardo with two entrances, the Catacombs with a max depth 21m, the Blue Canyon in Lassi, and the shipwreck of the Italian WWII ship Ardena, which is suitable for advanced divers only. Courses for all ages are offered upon request.
BY AIRPLANE – There are daily flights between Athens and the Airport of Kefalonia throughout the year, as well as numerous charter flights that connect the island with major European capitals. The Kefalonia airport can be easily accessed by private car, and it is in the area of Argostoli.
BY FERRY/CAR – From Athens, you must drive to Patras or Kyllini and then take the ferry to Kefalonia. The trip takes around 4-6 hrs.