Prefecture of Cefalonia Things to Do

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Prefecture of Cefalonia Things to Do

  • Kioni, a dead end on Ithaki island

    Kioni is a little village of 250 inhabitants, 5 km east to Frikes. As the ferries arrive in Frikes, most visitors do not come to Kioni which is a dead end. Thus, the village has kept its charm and remains rather quiet. Large yachts cannot anchor along the quays and thus most visitors are coming from very small yachts like ours or small...

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  • Stavros, is this where was Ulysse’s...

    On one of our sailings in the Ionian islands, we moored in Ormos Polis, on Ithaki. You will not find Ormos Polis in « land » maps. It shows only on marine charts as actually it is not really a village. Ormos Polis means « harbor of the city ». The city is Stavros, the 750 inhabitants capital of the northern part of Ithaki. Stavros is 2 km inland...

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  • Ithaki Island, the legendary home of...

    The name of Ithaki is lined with memories of the Odysseus. Plenty has been written to establish the matching of places mentioned in the Odysseus in nowadays Ithaki.Ithaki is an amazing island. It is made of two mountain ridges linked by a low and narrow isthmus.In the south, Mount Niion has an elevation of 669 meters. In the north, Mount Nirito has...

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  • Poros on Cefalonia

    As Poros means harbor in Greek, there are plenty of Poros allover Greece! This Poros is a small village and harbor in the very south of the eastern coast of Cefalonia, 45 km south-east to Argostoli and 20 km south to Sami. It is a pleasant little fishermen village. From Poros, you can make day trips to Zakinthos.Actually, we moored in Poros on our...

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  • The Ionian's most dramatic beach

    Nothing can quite prepares you for your first glimpse of Myrtos Beach from the steep and winding road down to it. Make sure you stop off at one of the vantage points to take pictures.Myrtos consists of white limestone pebbles and sand and there isn't any shade so it becomes very hot.It famously featured in the Captain Corelli's Mandolin film where...

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  • Explore the island

    We hired car from a company in Skala called Greekstones. We found them to be the most price competitive and their insurance was good (make sure you check this out when hiring a car). From Skala we drove the coastal road to Poros and then took the mountain road to Sami, after visiting the Drogarati Caves and Melissani Lake, we headed onto Agia...

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  • Sami

    Sami is the second largest city of Cefalonia. It has been entirely destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. It has since then been rebuilt and it is not a surprise if the village lack of much charm. If you walk towards the north for about 15 minutes, you will reach a rocky beach. If you swim perpendicular to the coast, you will see underwater the ruins of...

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  • Argostolion

    Argostolion is both the chora (capital) of the island of Cefalonia and the capital of the Prefecture of Cefalonia.. It is a busy little town of 13,000. As well as Sami, was entirely destroyed during the 1953 earthquake and nothing was rebuilt in the previous Venetian style. When staying on Cefalonia, this may be the place where you come for...

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  • Fiskardo, named after a Norman conqueror

    Fiskardo is a picturesque little village at the far north end of Cefalonia, on the east coast. The name of the village may not sound very “Greek” and it is not. During the Crusades, Cefalonia was conquered by Normans. Robert de Hauteville, nicknamed Robert Guiscard l’Avisé (the Resourceful), took power on Cefalonia at the end of the XIth. He died...

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  • Ayia Evfimia

    Ayia Evfimia is a pleasant little village at the northern end of Sami’s bay, on the eastern coast of Cefalonia.Aghia Efimia is a small village nicely spread on the slopes of the mountain, in the northern ear of the Sami bay. It is facing south and the morning sun, which makes it a very pleasant location. It has several nice restaurants. The harbor...

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  • Cefalonia, the sheep head shaped island.

    The name of Cefalonia means "the head" because of its shape, looking like the head of a goat. Cefalonia (in Greek Kefallinia) is the largest of the Ionian Islands. It is also the most mountainous. The summit of the island is Mount Ainos, elevation 1626 m. That might not seem very high, but you must consider that it is only 3.5 km away from the sea,...

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  • Skala Beach

    Quite steeply shelving and shingle rather than sand.There were quite big waves when we were there on most days. In October the water was amazingly warm. Pleasant to walk along the beach in both directions. The further you walked, the wilder it beame.Very much undeveloped in the 1980's. There was only one taverna above the beach. I would imagine...

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  • Poros

    Poros is located in the south of the island and is one of the main resorts along with Skala. We drove through the town and down to the sea front where is there is a small marina.

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  • Boat trip

    This is a very good way to see the islands on a luxury boat,it leaves about 9am and returns approx 6pm and motors around Ithaka to Meganissi cave, which was used to hide a U boat in the war.then stops at Meganssi harbour for 30mins time for a drink, then on to Scorpious island where Jackie Onassis used to live,stopping in one of the bays for a swim...

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  • Motor boat

    You can hire a motor boat. I think the cheapest place is the one near Nicolas Taverna. We hired one for euros 50 for the day..to be brought back by 6 pm. I didn't enjoy it and we returned the boat in 2 hours. But I think that was more to do with me being scared and not being too confident of our driving skills. They give you a quick lesson on how...

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  • Excursion to ithaca

    Nautilus Travels (right next to the ice cream place on the Fiscardo waterfront) does a series of excursions. It cost us 30 Euros each to go to Ithaca (or Ithaki as the locals call it). The trip started at Fiscardo at 10.30 and we came back to Fiscardo about 6.30 pm. We went to Vathy and Kioni in Ithaca and it was definitely good value for money.

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  • Boating exploring

    to get to those secluded beaches you will need a hire Boat.Costs at the time were 80 euros for the day + Fuel which can be between 15-20euros.Dont forget your beach shoes,beach mats,brolley, and sun cream.

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  • Yellow Boats Exploring

    If you want to get to those secluded beaches you'll need a hire boat.Costs at the time were 80 euros for the day + Fuel which can be between 15-20euros.Dont forget your beach shoes,beach mats,brolley, and sun cream.

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  • Horse Riding

    Enjoy the mountains,canyons,olive groves and the virgin nature of kefalonia on horseback.everybody can ride their horses whether your a beginner or not,young or old.The horses are well trained,halfingers and Bavarian warm bloods.1-5hr tripsdaily trips with picnics2-3day trips out sleeping outor 7day trail trip on the south west of the island.

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  • Melissani Lake

    This lake has depths of 39mtrs and the cave is 160mlong by 40m wide.The colors of the lake have to be seen to be believed,breath taking.The best time to visit is between 11am- 1pm when the sun is above the the aperture in the the roof.Melissani lake was discovered in 1951 by the speleologist Gianni Petrochilo (he and his wife Anna discovered also...

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  • The Cave

    Drogarati cave is 2 million years old,it was discovered 400years ago and has been open to visitors since 1963.the caves depth is 60m and its temp is 18 degrees,a nice place to cool off on that hot day.The cave has good acoustics and classical concerts are sometimes held here.it was about 3 euros for entrance.if you have walking difficulties then...

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  • Visit the Castle of Ag Georgiou

    Between Lourdas and Argostoli you won't be able to miss the old Kastro / Castle.Visit early in the morning, as it can get hot up there and enjoy the absolutely wonderfull view of the area, which makes you realise how beautiful and green Kefalonia is.

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  • Save! Save! Take public transport to do...

    We stayed at Ayia Efimia, a sleepy fishing village which also serves as a port for smaller boats.Not to restricted by the lack of local transport, we did as what the locals would do. Plan our journeys around the bus time table.We travelled down to Argostoli by public transport and had a lovely free island tour as the bus wound its way down gingerly...

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  • A beach with difference

    Hire a car and get yourself over to the Lixouri pennisula and head for Xi beach. Drive to Argostoli and take the ferry over to Lixouri. (Watch out you are paying for a return, we stumped up both directions for days - they loved us!)If you go on a Sunday it will be covered with locals - all rubbing the clay on their skins. The beach is absolutely...

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  • Melisani Lake

    Melisani Lake is a visit not to be missed, it has a romantic feel to it and the scenary is quite breathtaking. There are boats waiting to show you around the lake. The oarsman who don't appear to speak english are quite entertaining and create a wonderful atmosphere as they row you around the lake all singing at the top of their voices in...

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  • Lake Mellisani

    Lake Mellisani, an underground cavern with a lake where you are taken in rowing boats to look at the crystal clear water and the open roof of the vast cave which fell in during the earthquake. If you are lucky, you will be serenaded by your boatman!

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  • Old Scala

    The ruins of Old Scala from the 1953 earthquake. Put on your walking shoes and your sun hat, take plenty of water and do the two hour walk from Scala to the ruins of the old village. I found the whole place extremely interesting and moving with the remains of many homes and pieces of machinery still in evidence. Unfortunately, as I write this I am...

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  • Ag. Efimia

    Lovely little place in 1987. Another spot where the yotties called, but not to the same extent as Fiscardo. It has a nice little harbour and plenty of tavernas along the waterfront. No sign of mass package tourism back then, but I know a fair few companies have it on their books now. If anything, we found the place quite upmarket and there were...

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  • Fiskardo

    Everyone who holidays on Kefalonia visits Fiskardo at some time or another. It's one of the very few places that escaped relatively unscathed from the destructive earthquake in 1953, it's 18th c., bright Venetian buildings clustered around the harbour. It's port is a magnet for the flotilla brigade and independent sailors. At the harbour entrance...

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  • Drogarati Cave

    We made this excursion by motorbike on our first trip to Kefalonia. We were really impressed. I remember walking down many steps before reaching the first part of the cave. This was magnificently adorned with huge stalactites and mites, orangey yellowy coloured in the artificial lighting. The second part of the cave is a huge chamber, 900m2, 60m....

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  • Katelios

    We loved this little fishing hamlet with it's row of tavernas, little harbour and beach and not much else.We ate here a few times and would often call in for a drink at Jimmy's, where we were always welcomed, on our way back to Skala, after a day exploring in the car. One day we watched a video salesman arrive and give Jimmy a demonstration on the...

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  • Sea Mill

    A peaceful place where a re-constructed sea mill stands, north of Argostoli.The sea here used to gush into underground channels, re-emerge on the other side of the island at Melissani and surge back with enough power to work the water wheels. An earthquake in 1953 supposedly altered the flow and thus put an end topowering the wheels .The original...

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  • Assos

    We actually found Assos more scenic from afar although it was a pleasant enough little place. It's a small fishing hamlet with it's own Venetian Castle, the views from above the village are breath-taking.Assos sits on the isthmus of the tear drop shaped peninsula, pretty as a picture, looking like a model village. The road down in 1987 was worse...

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  • Melissani Lake

    I know lots of you have already covered this, in more recent times, but I thought, "what the heck." We actually visited on our first trip to Kefalonia and it was really quiet then, hardly anyone around. No queueing and all to ourselves.I'll never forget the colour of the water, which originates from Katovothres, near Argostoli, and travels...

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  • Mount Enos

    One day we decided to drive as far as we could up Mount Enos. We stopped off in Argostoli for a cooked carry-out (meals in parcels) of chicken and potatoes and pressed on. The views were lovely, becoming hazier by the minute. It wasn't long before we were in the clouds and we couldn't see a thing. Typical. It had been boiling hot and sunny in...

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  • Other Beaches We Visited

    My favourite beach was Petani, over on the west of the Lixouri peninsula.. We had no idea we were going to end up here as the signposting was apalling. It was pouring down and quite misty so it was unfortunate we ended on the most spectacular beach on the worst day.The road ended on the beach and there was a closed down taverna where we made use of...

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  • Katavothres Argostoli

    Katavothes is a very special place. It is the site of an old sea-mill in Argostoli. Sea water goes inland at that particular spot in Kefalonia and disappears inside the ground. It reappears at the other end of Kefalonia at a place called Karavomylos, near Sami (according to experiments that were done by geologists a few decades earlier with colored...

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  • Glass bottom boat

    this is a fun day out . start off you go out to the fish farm where you will circle a few times looking out for the dolphins which will come along side the boat .Then sail along to a small island called rabbit island drop anker and do a bit of diving for bottles of bubbley and photos of friends under water.off to another beach where you will waded...

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  • Co-operative Winery

    Called the Kefalonian Robola Producers Co-operative, this winery is off the road a bit just inland from Argostoli. It's a big open place where you can pop in for a wine tasting, and pick up these tasty wines for cheaper than elsewhere on the island, and much cheaper than abroad.Try the Bio-Robola and the Melambus, both of which are just lovely. We...

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  • FISCARDO-as far north as you can go in...

    Fiscardo is usually where visitors to Kefalonia aim for on their planned driving tour of the island. It's at the most northern tip of the island (well, just below the Venetian lighthouse on the headland) and is a very colourful and charming little fishing town. It has a lively feel to it but still maintaining its Greek charm. There are plenty of...

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  • Poros

    Poros is a beautiful picturesque fishing village and on e of the main seaport of the island, combining both mountain and sea landscapes with a vast 2klm long coastline. The ravine of Poros is one of the most beautiful geological phenonema if the island. The most recent archeological discovery and excavation of the area is a great vaulted tomb of...

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  • Fishing Village Katelios

    Katelios is a traditional fishing village , all the surrounding area is of great natural beauty, especially the drive between Pastra and Katelio, near the river, the luxurious vegetation and the remnants of some 18 water mills, reminds us of previous days gone by. On August 15th , the church of Our Lady, in the village of Markopoulo, any visitor...

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  • St. Andreas

    The former Bysantine convent of St. Andreas was almost destroyed completely by the earthquake of 1953.The church belonging to the concvent was restored to used as a museum. During the earthquake plaster fell off the church walls and revealed frescos from the 16th century. You can also see precious vestments and icons in the museum. The most...

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  • What we should have done but did not...

    What we did not do, is rent a speedboat in Fiskardo and sail to Lefkada or Ithaka, the island where Homer's tragic hero Odysseus lived. Perhaps weýll do that next time, ýcauseI am almost certain that we will return to Kefalonia.

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  • Magic Myrtos Beach

    Keaflonia boasts some magic beaches, like the one of Myrtos, which is so white and picturesque that its image was even used by Spanish (!) tourism agencies to attract visitors. You can also go to Antisamos, Lixouri, Lourdata… there are simply too much to mention them all.

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Prefecture of Cefalonia Hotels

  • Peratzada Hotel

    Odysseas Androutsoy 821

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Sami Beach Hotel

    Located just next to the sea, 2.5km away from Sami and 27km from the airport. Each room has...

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  • Aeolos Beach Hotel

    Skala Beach, Skala, 28082, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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