Tourist Guide of Kefalonia island
The largest island in the Ionian Sea is the island of Kefalonia which gives to visitors several options for their vacation.
It is the island of Nikos Kavadias, Marinos Antipas, Andreas Laskaratos and countless other important people. Argostoli is the capital of the island and it has a range of worth seeing attractions and museums.
You can visit the archaeological museum, the Corgialenion library, the English bridge of Drapano, the Koutavos lagoon, the sinks in the peninsula of Lasi, the circular lighthouse of St. Theodor, the cave where Saint Gerasimos, the protector of the island, was an ascetic for 6 years, the monastery of Saint Andreas, the Lithostroto, the Natural History Museum of Kefalonia and Ithaca, the Maritime Museum of Farsa.
In Argostoli and the surrounding area you will find many hotels and rooms - apartments to rent.
Agia Eftimia is a seaside village with clean sea and rich natural beauties and if you go there, it is worth visiting the Monastery of Virgin Mary.
The Assos is one of the most beautiful villages in Kefalonia, and as is the Vlahata. Near to them you will find the village of Lourdata which is famous for the production of the best vegetables of the island.
Lixouri is the second largest city of the island after Argostoli. You can swim at the beaches outside the city Stalepeda, at the Xi with the red sand and at Mega Lakos. From Lixouri you should definitely go to the village Manzavinata where you will see the famous "Kournopetra" in the south. The picturesque village of Poros is an important hub of transport of Kefalonia with Greece through the port. This is a fishing village with the surrounding villages Tzanata, Asprogerakas, Kampitsata, Keriza, and the Vochinas River is crossing it.
The Fiskardo is distinguished for the countless natural beauties, among them the port with the fishing boats, the houses of the Kefalonian architecture, the narrow streets that get their color from the blooming gardens and the blue sea.
Sami is the largest shopping center of the island, is a major tourist resort and its port connects Kefalonia to Italy. The famous catacombs attract thousands of tourists. The Svoronata and the Skala are coastal villages with a lively nightlife. Dias is an island, at southwest of Argostoli, where there was an altar of the leader of the gods of Olympus, Zeus. One hundred steps from the dock will lead you to the church of Virgin Mary of Vlacherna. On July 2 is the feast at the small church of Virgin Mary.
For your stay in Kefalonia island, you can book a room in one of the hotels and Bed & Breakfast inns.
In Argostoli, Lixouri as well as in many other areas of the island, there are hotels and accommodations of various categories and types (rooms to let, residences, Bed & Breakfast inns, studios, hostels, guesthouses and furnished apartments) that can satisfy every visitor's demands and needs for a pleasant and enjoyable stay.
You will find wonderful hotels, rooms and apartments to let of all categories and price ranges.
The best way to explore the island is by car so as to reach various places that the public transportation and the organized tours cannot reach.
From Athens to the ports of Patra (9 hours) and Kylini (7 hours). From there there is coastal link with Kefalonia.
The local buses connect Argostoli with the villages and the rest areas of the island.
From Patra to Sami and from Kylini to Argostoli and Poros.
Also there is coastal link with Ithaca, Zakynthos and Lefkada, Aetoloakarnania and Paxos.
Argostoli - Lixouri
There is a local Ferry Boat connection every half hour in the summer and every hour in the winter. Duration: 20 minutes.
There is a daily air connection to Athens and regular flights from Thessaloniki. Flight duration Athens - Kefalonia is approximately 45 min without stops.
For your convenience, you can use the route map on the field “Routes” with information about the mileage, the time you need and the route you will follow, selecting the points of interest.