Kefalonia: The natural jewel of the Ionian Sea

Nestled in the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea is Kefalonia, an island that embodies the timeless charm of Greece. Known for its unique landscapes, idyllic beaches and rich history, Kefalonia is a destination that enchants every visitor. Whether you are adventurous, a history buff, or simply in need of relaxation, this island has something to offer. If you are planning a holiday and are looking for a destination that combines relaxation, adventure and culture, Kefalonia definitely deserves a place on your list.
Let’s embark on a journey to discover the beauty and charm of Kefalonia.

Myrtos: A natural work of art

Myrtos: The emblematic beach of Kefalonia
The beaches of Kefalonia are among the best in Greece. Our first stop is the famous beach of Myrtos, one of the most photographed spots on the island. No matter what you’ve heard, the view you’ll see at Myrtos will leave you speechless. The beach looks like a work of art, sculpted by nature with mastery. Its wild beauty combined with the serenity it exudes create a unique atmosphere. With its white pebbles and turquoise waters, this beach offers an idyllic setting that is breathtaking. Equally impressive are the beaches of Antisamos, Platys Gialos and Xi, which stands out for its red sand. A swim in them will convince you!

Argostoli: The capital of the island

Argostoli: The ancient capital of the island
Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, is a vibrant and dynamic hub, full of history, culture and natural beauty. The port of Argostoli is one of the most picturesque in the Ionian Sea, with the characteristic Devosetou Bridge connecting the two banks of the Koutavos lagoon. As you walk along the coastal road, you will find cafes, taverns and bars offering local delicacies and fresh seafood.
The town is full of interesting places, such as the Korgialeneios Library and the Archaeological Museum, which house valuable exhibits from the history of Kefalonia. The Napier Garden is an ideal place for relaxation, while the historic church of Agios Spyridon with its imposing architecture is a landmark.

Mystery caves and underground lakes

Cave of Melissani

The geological wonders of the island are equally impressive. The Melissani Cave is a magical underground lake where sunlight enters through a collapsing roof, illuminating the water in shades of blue and green.
It was discovered in 1951 by caveologist Yannis Petrochilos. Nearby, Drogarati Cave, near Sami, offers a surreal journey through a network of stalactites and stalagmites.

Drogarati Cave
Concerts are regularly held in the cave due to the excellent acoustics of the main chamber in the cave.

Green mountains and scenic paths

For nature lovers, the towering Mount Ainos National Park offers a striking contrast to the coastal beauty. Covered with rare Kefalonian fir trees (Abies cephalonica), this mountain offers hiking trails that reward hikers with panoramic views of the island and the surrounding sea. The highest peak of Mount Ainos is called Megas Soros. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife, including wild ponies and many species of birds.
You cannot travel to Kefalonia and not visit its beautiful villages.

Assos: the colorful village of Kefalonia

Assos: The most picturesque village of Kefalonia
Assos, one of the most picturesque and beautiful villages of Kefalonia, is located on the northwestern side of the island, hugging a small peninsula. This village is known for its rich history, traditional architecture and the impressive natural landscape that surrounds it. Built amphitheatrical around a bay, Assos offers visitors a magnificent view of the Ionian Sea and the green slopes that surround it.
The most imposing landmark of Assos is the Venetian Castle, which dominates over the village, in a strategic position offering panoramic views. The castle was built in the 16th century by the Venetians to protect the area from pirate raids. Today, visitors can walk along the castle’s paths and discover the ruins of its walls, gates and buildings, while enjoying stunning views of the sea and the village. Assos preserves its traditional architecture, with its colorful houses, narrow streets and flower-filled courtyards. The village’s taverns and cafes offer local flavors and fresh seafood, while the hospitable locals are always willing to share stories about the area and suggest the best places to explore.
It is one of the most beautiful seaside villages of Greece and not only. Last May the Guardian announced Assos as one of the 10 best seaside towns in Europe.

If you are in the category of those who have not yet visited it, then this is the perfect time to visit. You will find accommodation for all tastes. suggests you:

Once you arrive on the island it is worth sitting down for dinner at 3 Wise Monkeys and try their amazing dishes.

Discovering Fiskardo

Fiskardo, a picturesque village in Kefalonia, is one of the most impressive and popular tourist resorts in Greece. It is located at the northern end of the island and stands out for its architecture, which has been preserved almost intact since the 1953 earthquake that destroyed much of Kefalonia. Fiskardo, with its colorful traditional buildings and narrow streets, offers visitors an authentic experience of island life. The beaches of Fiskardo are equally impressive, with the most famous being Emblisi beach, which is within walking distance of the village center. This beach, with its turquoise waters and white pebbles, offers an idyllic setting for swimming and sunbathing. Still, Foka beach is nearby and offers a more peaceful and secluded experience.
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A walk in Poros

The village is built around a natural bay with crystal clear waters and surrounded by green mountains, creating an idyllic image that enchants travelers. In the area you will find taverns, bars and accommodation. For your stay, trust Stellatos House, a stylish accommodation with comfortable and fully equipped rooms.Mr. Lefteris, the host of the accommodation, is waiting to welcome you and give you valuable advice on how to enjoy your stay to the fullest.
In summary, Kefalonia is emerging as a destination of unparalleled beauty and rich cultural heritage, ideal for any kind of traveler. With its magnificent beaches, imposing caves and idyllic lakes, the island offers a unique natural landscape that is breathtaking. At the same time, the history and tradition of Kefalonia, combined with authentic hospitality and excellent local cuisine, make for an unforgettable experience. It is therefore a destination that harmoniously combines natural beauty with culture, offering visitors a complete and enriching experience.
Kefalonia is waiting for you!