The Island of Kefalonia

 

Located on the west coast of Greece, Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands. Villa Aloni is found in Matsoukata, in the north of the island. Nestled within the hills above Fiskardo, the quaint, low key village of Matsoukata enjoys a peaceful setting amongst olive groves and cypress trees. Situated only a few kilometres away from the charming colourful, Venetian harbour of Fiskardo on the north-east coast, Matsoukata is perfectly placed to explore the many coves, bays and villages the north of Kefalonia has to offer.

From the heights of Mt Aenos, 1628 metres above sea level, to the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is a land of stunning contrasts waiting to be discovered. This is a Greece untainted by mass tourism, where monasteries and churches are tucked away in fertile valleys of olive groves and vines. A Greece of cypress trees clinging to craggy hillsides and of plunging descents to barely accessible fishing villages and idyllic bays. A Greece of wild, natural, unspoiled beauty.

Villa Aloni

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Mt Ainos

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Assos

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Drogarati Cave

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Myrtos Bay

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Lake Melisssani

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Car hire is a must to appreciate the full diversity of the island. There are villages like Assos, dominated by the remains of a Venetian castle or the spectacular Drogorati Caves. Myrtos Bay, the beach where the La Scala boys cavorted with Italian girls in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is just a short drive from the villa. Or you can drive off to a secluded taverna for a Kefalonian pie washed down with a glass of Robola, the locally-produced and much-acclaimed white wine.

 

 

Getting to Kefalonia

Kefalonia Island can be reached by airplane and ship. Follow the links to find information about flights and ferry timetables.

By sea

Greek Ferries Timetable and on-line booking (for Kefalonia select ferries from Patra to Sami or Kilini to Poros)

Climate

Kefalonia has hot, sunny summers and mild rainy winters. Its wettest month December is in winter when average temperatures are around 12ºC. Conversely, it can be very dry in July when usually there is no or little rainfall and temperatures are in the 25ºC to 29ºC range.