What To Do and Where to Go
A visit to Kefalonia can’t be considered complete without spending a day or two at one of the islands top five “must visit” beaches.
Myrtos beach, probably the most famous pebbled beach. This most attractive deep blue bay every year rightfully wins the prize as being one of the best in Greece and the Mediterranean.
Antisamos Beach, a spectacular beach surrounded by impressive verdant hills, with turquoise-blue, crystal clear water ideal for snorkeling.
Foki Beach is found after Agnantia towards Fiscardo, it’s so narrow that the waters are reminiscent of lake waters and the cypress trees reach right down to the shore.
Alaties Bay in the west offers yet another miraculous combination of pine trees and sand.
Dafnoudi Bay is ideal for nature lovers because you must leave your car at a certain point and walk 15 minutes through the forest to reach this dreamy bay with waters that resemble the color of pool water.
Other Interesting Facts
The 2001 movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed entirely on the Island of Kefalonia, following the success of the novel of the same name. Most of the filming took place in Sami on the east side of the island and also on the beach of Antisamos bay.
The cuisine in Kefalonia is Greek cuisine, Contemporary Greek cuisine focuses on seasonal fresh ingredients, simply prepared, it makes wide use of olive oil, lemon juice, vegetables, and herbs, grains and bread, wine, fish, and various meats, including lamb, poultry, rabbit and pork.
The most commonly seen grain is wheat, however barley is also used. Also important are olives, cheese, aubergine, courgette and yogurt. Greek desserts are characterized by the dominant use of nuts and honey.