Kefalonia is an enchanting sun kissed island of contrasts. Bursting with untouched, scenic beauty, it is a delightful mixture of old and new. A tranquil place for total relaxation, the island still offers a multitude of activities and adventures for couples and families alike, for Kefalonia holidays now and in 2019.
The largest in the Ionian chain in western Greece, made famous as the setting for the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Kefalonia boasts the third largest mountain range in Greece which provides a majestic backdrop to the spectacular and diverse landscape of the island that includes underground lakes, pretty pebbled beaches, sandy bays and crystal clear waters.
Tear yourself away from the beach to experience the amazing caves of Angalaki and Melissani & Drogarati, whose ancient formations have extraordinary underground lakes which change colour during the day and are an unmissable spectacle. By night, meander the endless backstreets; with gift and craft shops, cafes and tavernas at every turn and then treat yourself to a refreshing drink at the sophisticated harbour-side town of Fiskardo. Bursting with yachts, this is Greece’s version of St Tropez. Dine on barbecued seafood at Vatsa Beach’s amazing taverna, or drink in the natural splendours at the Agrilliean Monastery, high above Sami. Those seeking some lively nightlife on their island paradise will be in for a treat too. Kefalonian cities such as Argostoli and Lixouri are cosmopolitan and dynamic in equal measure and although a far cry from the party islands are still full of life. Listen to the locals sing and play their instruments as you take your time exploring the many inviting bars and restaurants.
It’s easy to see why so many visitors choose to return to Kefalonia again and again. Breathtaking scenery combines effortlessly with great beaches, clear blue waters and picturesque resorts. The warm blue waters are home to a treasure trove of marine wildlife, which includes dolphins, rare monk seals and loggerhead turtles and on land you can get up close to some of Kefalonia’s wildlife in the national park, with wild ponies, golden eagles, ospreys and other protected species.
Whether you’re seeking nature, culture or looking to spend time above or below the sea, Kefalonia has it all in abundance. It’s time to stop dreaming and to uncover the paradise island of Kefalonia on your next holiday.