Kefalonia - Ionian Islands

Photo of Kefalonia

Visit Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands, and is home to one of the most popular and beautiful beach resorts in Greece.

Kefalonia is among the top destinations in Europe for tourists looking for a perfect climate and sunshine and clean and spectacular sandy beaches. Kefalonia features a number of blue flag beaches by the Ionian Sea and the island is known to be ideal for windsurfing.

One of the blue flag beaches include Myrtos, which is said to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world and has been the shooting location for a popular Hollywood movie. Located in the municipality of Pylarou, it is one of the most calm beaches that you will find around the world and is the perfect spot to relax.

Other blue flag beaches include Xi, Skala, Petanol, Kateleios and Platys Gialos. Among the more popular beaches, Markis Gialos is located just outside the capital city of Argostoli, while Agios Thomas, Lourdas, Lassi, Antisamos, Lepeda, Avithos and Agia Paraskevi are also worth visiting.

Kefalonia offers plenty of historical, natural and cultural attractions as well.

The Lake Melissani and the Drogorati Cave are among the top natural attractions of the island. A boat trip tour to the amazing hidden lake and the labyrinth of caves will simply mesmerize you

For those who feel that the history of the region is as important as its beaches, the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, the Natural History Museum in Davgata and the Ecclesiastical Museum of Apostle Andreas of Milapedia are important attractions.

Other important historical sites include the Agios Gerasimos, the monastery to the patron saint of Kefalonia, the monastery of Panagia Atrou, the Church of the Virgin Mary Lagouvarda and the scenic ancient town of Sami, from which the Drogorati Cave is not very far.

The island of Ithaca is located just near Kefalonia, and can be easily reached on your trip to Kefalonia.

Map of Kefalonia & places nearby

Selected places to visit in or near Kefalonia, Greece