Kefalonia one of the most famous islands
of Greece, is part of the Ionian Island and unlike others, was never taken by the Ottomans. Kefalonia was very important for the maritime empire of Venice. During World War II, Kefalonia was occupied by the Italians and conquered by German forces during the conflict have been massacred more than 5000 troops. Louis de Bemiere tells the story in his book that later became a movie called Captain Corelli’s Mandolin with Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz. The film showed the beauty of Kefalonia to the world and since 2000 the tourism has increased significantly on the island. The many examples of Venetian architecture were destroyed in the earthquake of 1953. Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands, has a mountainous interior, stunning beaches and small fishing villages with natural charm, typical of the settlements in the Greek islands. Argostoli is the capital and a good place to start exploring the island. Skala, Fiskardo and Patras on the south coast, are the most famous local beach. Sami is the largest port in Kefalonia, Ayia Efimia is a charming fishing village in northern Fishardho a city that is also worth a visit. Myrtos Beach is one of the most famous beaches in all Greece, located in northern Kefalonia. Hire a car and explore the island is the best way to know Kefalonia. Hotels in Kefalonia
What to visit in Kefalonia: Myrtos Beach; Argostoli; Lassi; Leibatho; Lixouri; Skala; Sami; Poros; Fiskardo; Lourdas; Agia Efimia; Ayios Giorgios Castle; Dafnoudi; Assos;
Transports in Kefalonia
Kefalonia International Airport (EFL) – There are flights to/from Athens and several international flights during the Summer months.
By boat – There are ferries from Italy, Greece mainland and several Greek islands. Time and tickets here.