The setting for Louis de Bernières’ fabulous novel Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Kefallonia, is well known for its rugged scenery, friendly locals, a certain rural charm, and some of the best beaches in the whole of Greece. And despite the success of the novel and the movie it remains mercifully unspoilt by mass tourism.

The largest of the Ionian Islands, it never feels crowded, even in high season on the photogenic beach of Myrtos, the white pebbled beach of Antisamos, the mythical Melissani lake cave or among the swanky, marina-side restaurants of Fiskardo.

Set alongside a deep bay, Argostoli has a funky charm that grows on you as you sit in the lively main square with the locals, the majority of whom are night owls. Have a good hunt through the market, stroll down the handsome flagstone streets and sip the famous Robola wine in welcoming cafes and bars. To the east of Argostoli, at the end of the bay, beneath the aforementioned Castle of St. George, sits the Koutavos Lagoon, a feeding ground for the Caretta Caretta turtles.

n Lixouri the lush hills are interchangeable with the beautiful beaches and create landscapes of unique ambiance that will enchant any visitor.

The highest mountain in the Ionian, Enos takes its name from the black pine that once covered it completely and grows nowhere else. It has been a national park since 1962, known for its wealth of wildflowers. It’s also home to a special breed of pony.

You’ve probably seen these beaches before on posters and postcards or in films because they’re among the most gorgeous in the Mediterranean. Their waters cover the entire range of blue and green, lapping against pure white sand or smooth round pebbles.

Myrtos, perhaps the most spectacular, lies at the bottom of a towering limestone cliff. But don’t miss Petani and Skala. Or Poros, where the forest is reflected in the sea, intensifying the colour. Makri Gialos, whose turquoise waters rock to the music of beach bars, gives a cosmopolitan touch. And Xi, where pale green waves meet fine red sand, offers an unforgettable change of pace.

Many people think the tiny port of Assos is the prettiest settlement on the island. As you approach, you’ll catch your first glimpse of it from above. Built on a narrow strip of land, its few houses hug the shore, keeping their traditional Venetian-era character amidst a host of tall plane, poplar, palm and olive trees. The 16th-century Venetian castle presiding over the whole scene also invites you to climb up to take a closer look. Sleepy Agia Efimia on the north-east coast remains authentically Greek. It has some fine tavernas and a good choice of sheltered, pretty pebble beaches nearby. It is close to the small town of Sami, from where the ferry-boat runs to Ithaca.

Perfection in miniature, the picturesque port of Fiskardo is hardly a secret to sailors and yacht owners. But landlubbers also love it for its charming 18th-century buildings, which give it a feeling of timelessness that transcends the cheerful hubbub in its popular fish restaurants and boutiques

Kefalonia is the perfect island to explore by boat, with endless private beaches and bays of exceptional beauty, such as Myrto and Makri Gialos. For lovers of action and activities, Kefalonia offers all sorts of water sports at the large organised beaches, as well as sea kayaking and scuba diving in impressive locations full of surprises, such as little caves teeming with underwater life.


Boat Trip to Ithaca
Mt. Aenos Tour
Sailing Trips
Cave Lake Boat Tour

In a Nutshell

A Greek gem..Kefalonia is a green and pleasant land..large enough to venture out and explore..or you can just kick back and relax

Getting Here

Fly to Kefalonia - Approx. 35-65min transfer time to resort

Direct flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
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Our location maps are intended as a helpful guide but are by no means definitive.



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