Kefalonia
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«Kefalonia island, with rich tradition in music, theatre, architecture and literature, is the largest of the Ionian islands. »

Area Guide

Kefalonia island has a rich tradition in music, theatre, traditional dances, architecture and literature, is the largest of the Ionian islands with a 254 km long coastline of deep turquoise waters and sandy beaches, and with the highest mountain “Enos” (1.628 m), world known for the Kefalonian black fir trees.

You have the opportunity to take wonderful excursions to the Melissani subterranean lake, to Drogarati cave known for its stalactites, to the notorious Katavothres (where the sea waters are mysteriously absorbed into the earth), to the monasteries of Saint Gerassimos and Saint Andreas, to the castle of Saint George, Agia Efimia, to the picturesque fishermen village of Assos and the traditional town of Fiscardo.

A visit to Pessada port, situated next to the romantic Ammos beach, might inspire you to take a day trip to Zakynthos. Pessada’s picturesque beaches will enchant you, while the bizarre tradition of never wearing shoes to walk on the golden sand will astound you. We leave them at the entrance… it never gets stormy over here.

A short hike through the verdant valley, accompanied by the cheerful chirping of birds, will lead you to a virgin rocky beach. If you have a spear gun, you will be able to grill the octopus or fish you catch yourself on the poolside barbeque.

Most beaches are easily accessed on foot or by car, in addition to the picturesque Pessada port with its traditional fishing caïques and boats. The charming Theofania (Epiphany of our Lord) festival should not be missed.

In the village, you must visit the Evangelistra Basilica that was left untouched by the deadly 1953 earthquake. In addition, the monastery of Estavromenos, the Cefalonia Grane Farm and the church of St. Paul the Apostle with its playground, volley, tennis and basketball courts are also worth a visit.