Kefalonia - Ionian Islands (Greece)

Cephalonia (Kefalonia). The Greek island of Cephalonia has become extremely popular among holiday goers in recent years. We visited Cephalonia and found it a great destination! Cephalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and covers an area of 782 sq. kilometers (302 sq. mi.). Its beautiful coastline stretches 254 kilometers (188 mi). Cephalonia is a wonderful island to visit, providing everything to ensure a successful holiday: beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains, charming traditional villages, beautiful cities, unique natural phenomena, good food, a rich history. Cephalonia has it all!

Argostoli is the port and capital of Cephalonia. In the center of the town are lots of cozy restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars with delicious food. An evening stroll along the boulevard is the perfect ending to a vacation day.

A very popular seaside resort is Fiskardo, in the north, in the middle of a beautiful natural area where you have a wonderful view from the lighthouse over the sea. Sami is another popular place, which is best known as the location where the movie Captain Correli's Mandolin was shot. Near Sami you will find the beautiful sandy beach of Antisamos, the Agrilia Monastery, the Drogarati cave and Melissani cave. From Sami you can boat to the island of Ithaca. Several times a day boats sail to "Odysseus' Island."

The village of Assos is perhaps the most beautiful village of the island. It is built amphitheatrically on the homonymous peninsula. South of Assos lies Myrtos, one of the most famous beaches of Greece, also called the paradise of Cephalonia. It is a stunning white pebbled beach with a deep blue sea at the foot of a steep green hillside.

On the peninsula of Paliki you'll find Lixouri, the second largest town of Cephalonia. On the southern coast of Paliki, there is Xi-beach, a long beach with fine red sand. Other nice places are Poros, Skala, Lassi, Agia Efimia and many more.

Cephalonia is really fantastic! Enjoy our Cephalonia pages!

Photo Gallery Kefalonia - Photos of Ionian Islands

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Beaches Cephalonia

Cephalonia is an extremely beautiful island. There is an abundance of beautiful beaches, with small white pebbles and clear blue seas. Some of the finest beaches are: Makris Gialos (blue flag) in Lassi, Platis Gialos in Lassi, Tourkopodaro, Avithos (in Svoronata) Lourdata, Agios Thomas, Trapezaki, Katelios, Mounda, Radzakli, Skala (blue flag), Poros (blue flag), Andisamos, Agia Paraskevi, Agia Efimia (Ag. Euphemia), Myrtos, Agia Kyriaki, Assos, Fiskardo, Xi beach (with red sand, blue flag), Megas Lakkos, Agios Ioannis Langadakia and the exquisite beach Petani, which is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.


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Sights, tips and other information Cephalonia

Agia Efimia is a small tourist and fishing village 31 km (19 mi) northeast of the capital of Cephalonia ....
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Fiskardo is a cozy harbor village in the north of the island. In this picturesque fishing village there are ...
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Poros is a beautiful coastal town, where mountain and sea come together. Here you will find many bars ...
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Argostoli is the lively capital of the Greek island of Cephalonia. It is an energetic city with fun ....
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Lassi is a pleasant seaside resort on the island of Cephalonia and is located approximately three kilometers (less than 2 mi) from ....
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Sami is famous for its natural beauty, underground rivers and the archaeological ...
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Xi-beach is one of the most famous beaches in Cephalonia, it is a long beach of fine red sand ...
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Assos is one of the most traditional and most beautiful villages of the island. It is built between two bays ...
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Lixouri is the second largest city of the island and the main town of the peninsula of Paliki ...
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Skala is located in a scenic green area where the most beautiful beaches of Cephalonia are located ...
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How to get on Cephalonia (Kefalonia)?

First of all, there is the international airport  many tourists use.

But, Cephalonia is also connected by ferry with several ports like the port of Kyllini (Peloponnese near Patras), Patras (Peloponnese), and Ithaca.

Text: Jorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Text edited by Katrina Butzer 

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