HOLLYWOOD CHARM

It was after the filming of “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” that the world fell in love with Kefalonia… and with good reason. From Fiscardo to Levatho, from Paliki and Lixouri to Poros and Skala, this Ionian beauty is filled with awe-inspiring landscaped, sand and pebbled beaches of azure water and vivid life.

IONIAN TEMPTRESS

Location: Ionian Islands
Capital: Argostoli
Size: 786,6 km2
Accessibility: By plane and ferry from other Ionian Islands, Patras or Killini 

Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and one of the most famous sailing destinations in the Mediterranean. The island has always been prosperous and cosmopolitan thanks to its tradition of sailing and trading. Aside from its world-famous beaches like Myrtos, Kefalonia is graced with an unparalleled natural landscape that makes driving around the island an attraction on its own right. Mt Enos, aka “Black Mountain” dominates the mainland and has been a national park since 1962 and home to impressive flora and fauna. The lively capital of Argostoli, the sailor’s refuge of Fiscardo and the picture-perfect port of Assos are the main meeting points, while adventure seekers of will also be satisfied, choosing among all sorts of water sports available in this blue and green paradise.

ESSENTIALS

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WE LOVE

The amazing Corgialenios Historical and Cultural Museum in Argostoli. The magical underground Lake Melissani with the collapsed roof that lets the sunlight play with the water. The dramatic beauty of the sunset as seen from Kipouria Monastery in Lixouri. The colourful mansions in Fiscardo.

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LOCAL TIPS

Cover yourself in natural clay and enjoy its therapeutic powers at Xi beach near Lixouri. Go down the thousand steps to the unorganized and quiet beach of Platis Gialos. Discover an expanse of green in the center of Argostoli by visiting the Garden of Napier. Sit on a bench in Assos and let the concept of time take a whole new meaning.

Events calendar

BARCAROLLE CUSTOM

In Assos musicians and singers light candles on boats in order to sing and dance every August

INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL

Takes place at the end of August in different parts of Argostoli and features contemporary Greek artists and foreign musicians

WINE FESTIVAL

Organized annualy by local associations in mid-August, this festival is an opportunity to enjoy the local robolla wine at the village of Fragata

SARISTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Held every August in the abandoned village of Palia Vlahata and featuring the hottest names of the Greek alternative scene