Have you heard about Kefalonia Greece? Imagine lying on soft, white/golden sandy beaches, looking up a beautiful blue skies, puffy white clouds, and listening to the sound of an azure blue ocean kissing the shore.
You can experience this blissfulness and more when you travel to Kefalonia, Greece. Kefalonia is located between Lefkada and Zaykynthos, featuring natural landscapes that make you think that you are in a utopian world.
A majority of the Greek isles are very busy tourist areas, but Kefalonia is still an island which is uncrowded, due to its expansive size.
Kefalonia is one of the largest Ionian Islands (Corfu, Ithaca, Kythira, Lefkada, Paxos, and Zakynthos), located off the west coast of Greece.
As travelers are already aware, Greece has some of the most beautiful Mediterranean Islands in the world and Kefalonia is no different.
Each of the amazing islands have their own unique characteristics, but the same warm, inviting, Greek atmosphere. To visit Kefalonia, you will fly into the Kefalonia International Airport, 18 km south of Argostoli. Transportation is very accessible via local, low rate buses and taxis.
What things you can do see in Kefalonia Greece
This gorgeous island is home to quaint, historical villages, many that are also exquisite resorts.
The villages and resorts are known as Agia Efimia, Argostoli, Assos, Fiscardo, Lixouri, Markopoulo, Sami Source and many other towns. Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia which, like Fiscardo, was nearly destroyed by a 1953 earthquake.
Argostoli was rebuilt but it did not restore its venetian architecture, but rather modernized its buildings and waterfront areas.
Beautiful, orange European style rooftops, sprinkle the coastline and mountain ranges. Historic villas are in abundance throughout Kefalonia, with gardens that would amaze any gardener who love color and aromatic plants.
Many villages also hosts annual fun events with international concerts, costumed parades, and local cultural activities.
Some of its beaches include Ammes, Anti-Samos, Lourdas, Makris Gialos, Minies, Myrtos, Petani, Skala Beach, Xi, and more.
There are various activities for people to enjoy, in addition to relaxing on the sand’s sun beds under colorful umbrellas, ordering exotic drinks from the many bars, petite restaurants, taverns, and stands on each beach.
The Mediterranean beauty of Kefalonia, lends its natural attractions and sightseeing wonders, to some of the most amazing historical and geographical features of the Greek islands.
Outdoor adventures include horseback riding trips for all levels. You can ride up into the mountains which over look valleys and historic towns. An experienced guide will show you how to swim on horseback into sea inlets.
Walking is a delight because of the directional island trails that lead through low lying mountains, old castle ruins, churches and monasteries.
Why not sign up a the Kefalonia sports centre – Campo Allegre to play sports on large, amenity filled courts. Sports include tennis, football, basketball, all within a few meters of the seaside.
How to best experience Kefalonia Greece
For a better view of all that Kefalonia and nearby islands have to order, take a cruise. There are a number of daily cruise packages that begin at Agia Efimia and Sami to visit the island’s of Ithaca, Meganisi, Skorpios, and Lefkas.
These are generally day long trips, which last from 9am to 6pm. Along the routes, people are invited to go splunking with a guide, swimming at secluded bays, dining at wonderful inns, and shopping at unique boutiques and souvenir shops.
For the sea worthy adventurers, consider catamaran sailing with a licensed skipper. Catamaran sailing includes 1 to 2 days of leisure sailing, while docking at Ithaca or at any of the surrounding bay’s.
Make travel room for a car and/or bike ride throughout Kefalonia. Special sightseeing packages are available to lease a car of your choice, as well as a motorbike, with mapping instructions.
There are no limitations on riding days, therefore take leisure rides across the island. Scuba dive in the Ionian Sea, along with the “Caretta Caretta”or sea turtles, as well as exotic local sea life.
Viewing the under water view of clear, calm seas and bays is a wonderful experience, especially when beginner’s can sign up for diving lessons.
The island’s terrain consists of tall, rich, lush mountains; deep, clear lakes and rivers; dense green forests; coves and caves.
Vacationing is a delightful year round adventure with summer’s that are sunny, hot and dry. Spring, autumn and winter temperatures are extremely pleasant.
If there is a real wonderland, Kefalonia is the exact definition. It truly epitomizes the rich Greek civilization with a touch of the modern world.
Architectural remains share the landscape with top rated resorts surrounding the Ionian Sea.