What To Do and Where to Go

Without a doubt a visit to Kefalonia must be accompanied by a visit to the beautiful lake Melissani and Drogerati caves.

Lake Melissani

Drogarati Cave

Assos

A must visit for sure is the romantic and picturesque village of Assos, it is one of the most beautiful locations on the island of Kefalonia.

The splendid monastery of Agios Gerasimos and the Castle of St. George make a wonderful visit on a hot afternoon.

Monastery of Agios Gerasimos

Fort St. George

The Beaches

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.

 

best1Myrtos

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.

 

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Antisamos Beach, a spectacular beach surrounded by impressive verdant hills, with turquoise-blue, crystal clear water ideal for snorkeling.

 

best3Foki

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.

 

best4Alaties

Alaties Bay in the west offers yet another miraculous combination of pine trees and sand.

 

beach5Dafnoudi

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.

 

Myrtos Beach

Antisamos Beach

Foki Beach

Alaties Beach

Dafnoudi Beach

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 Food

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.