Sightseeing

Kefalonia is an island with many places of interest. Here is a selection of the most popular attractions. It´s worthwhile to rent a car and explore the beauties of the island.

Top Sightseeing in Kefalonia

Myrtos Beach

A must see, not only for bathing. Myrtos is the most famous beach in Kefalonia and one of the most impressive beaches in Greece. The views from above towards Myrtos beach are breathtaking.

Agia Efimia

The charming little harbour became quite popular in the last years. However, it maintains its authentic Greek character and offers a gentle tourism. Enjoy a coffee or lunch/dinner in one of the friendly cafés and taverns. Surrounding Agia Efimia there are numerous little white pebble coves inviting for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing.

Assos

romantic, little village with a few friendly taverns and a Venetian castle built in the 13th century. There is a path leading uphill to the castle (highly recommended) with lovely views to the coastline and the blue Ionian Sea.

Fiskardo

cosmopolitan yachting village in the North of the island, with some exquisite taverns, cafés, bars and shops. It´s a popular destination also for sailors and in the high season it´s a pleasure to walk along the promenade and admire the luxury yachts mooring here.

Argostoli

the capital of the island. The lovely central square with numerous cafés, bars and restaurants, the colourful promenade with its local fish and vegetable market und a pedestrian street with several little shops invite to spend here a day.

Melissani Lake

underground lake nearby Sami. A boat trip on its bluish green water is a unique experience. Depending on the time of the day the water colour changes as the sunbeams hit it from different angles.

Drogaratti Cave – nearby Sami

From a natural balcony, which resulted from the collapse of the cave roof, you can survey an area of approx. 100 m² with rare stalactites and stalagmites. The hall is about 40 km long with excellent acoustics and sometimes concerts are here organised.

Monastery Agrillion or Gilia - nearby Sami

mystic place of tranquillity and peace with ancient olive trees and breathtaking views towards the azure Ionian Sea and the neighbour islands Ithaca and Lefkada.

Monastery Kipouria

in Lixouri-Peninsula: built on a dramatic cliff shoreline with superb views to the Ionian Sea and the marvellous sun sets.

Monastery Agios Gerasimos – near Argostoli

The monastery is named after the patron saint of the island and is worth visiting especially on Aug. 16th, the celebration day of Agios Gerasimos.

Monastery Themata neargy Agia Efimia and Makriotika

built amidst an oak park with marvellous views to the Ionian Sea. A path from the monastery leads to the top of the wild mountain of Agia Dynati (1,100 metres) and its impressive Aeolic park.

Museums

good choice for a cloudy and rainy day. There are some interesting museums on the island such as the Archaeological Museum in Argostoli, the Natural History Museum in Davgata or the Nautical Museum in Fiskardo.

Olive Story Museum in Makriotika

showing how people used to collect olives and make the famous and tasteful Greek Olive Oil.

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