Kefalonia, which also has numerous other spelling variations, including Cephalonia, is the largest of the Ionian Islands. Kefalonia is an unspoiled paradise with stunning beaches, breathtaking contrasts of sapphire, white and emerald-green, romantic sunsets, rich vegetation, and diverse landscapes. Travelers are attracted to the island for its natural beauty and its renowned beaches and bays ideal for swimming and sailing.
What to see and do in Kefalonia
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia and is definitely worth visiting! The city is the ideal place to stay as it is located in close proximity of numerous pretty villages and great beaches. While in the town, there are quite a few interesting sights to visit. The Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, located a few blocks from the central square, contains an intensive collection of Mycenaean artifacts.
Myrtos is the most famous beach of Kefalonia and is located 30km north of Argostoli. It is regarded as one of the best beaches in Greece and is one that is most photographed. The beach has a semi-circular shape and is surrounded by steep cliffs and lush vegetation.
Melissani Lake, which is situated just outside Sami, is one of the most significant places for the visitor in Greece. The cave is B-shaped with two chambers separated by land in the center. The roof of one of the halls caved in long ago letting through the sunlight. The best time to visit this cave is at noon when the sun is overhead and the whole cave suddenly lights up creating a magical impression.
Kefalonia is known for its beautiful forests and mountains. Mount Ainos is the highest mountain in the area and is well known for its dense forest of Kefalonian fir trees. The Ainos Forest is one of the most beautiful places on the island. The area has been designated as a National Park. The forest is also ideal for exploring on foot or hiking.
The diversity of Kefalonia, the largest island in the Ionian Sea, will amaze you. On our Kefalonia – Argostoli, the Hidden Gem of the Ionian tour, you will explore the natural beauty of the island, swim at its renowned beaches and bays and enjoy the summer sun!