Holiday inspiration for the island of Kefalonia
South of Lefkada and Ithaca and north of Zante, Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands which also include, Corfu, Paxos and Kythira. The most mountainous island of the group, Kefalonia is approximately 53km in length and 38km wide with a 237km coastline.
The island benefits from long hot sunny summers and short mild rainy winters with occasional snow, mainly on the mountains.
Kefalonia has developed over the past few years into a family destination, and it has managed to keep the authenticity of Greece gone by, with a relaxed atmosphere, wonderful people, delicious food and wine.
Apart from unwinding on exotic beaches such as Antisamos, Lourdas, Skala, Xi, Myrtos (awarded multiple times worldwide for its beauty) and swimming in the crystal clear Ionian Sea, there are picturesque villages, mediaeval castles, beautiful monasteries and famous natural sites to visit.
Argostoli, found on the west coast, is the Capital, and where you will see turtles swimming in the sea around lunchtime each day. Whereas in the North is Fiscardo, the most cosmopolitan resort on the island and where you will observe a selection of luxurious yachts moored throughout the summer.
Once voted tenth in the world for scenic beauty, and with lovely beaches (there are around 40), caves and the magnificent mountains, Kefalonia is an island to be explored
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Hire a boat
Why not hire a small boat and find your own private beach or take a trip to Ithaca the birth place of Odysseus and have lunch at a quayside taverna? We have a large selection of exceptionally well maintained boats and all Greek Island Retreats guests enjoy a healthy discount, you can book these yourselves using this link www.fiscardoboathire.com alternatively just let us know the dates you would like and we will do it all for you.
Go on a hike
With its spectacular scenery, large wooded areas and rugged coastline Kefalonia is a hiker’s paradise. Over the last few years the shepherds’ paths, used for hundreds of years as a way of moving around the island, have been renovated and sign posted with distance between 2 points and the estimated time for completion. You can wander through Cypress forests and deserted villages or visit WW2 battery emplacements. Visit some of the more secluded beaches with a picnic and then a slow walk back to the villa for a cocktail on the terrace.
Explore by car
For those that want to discover Kefalonia a car is essential. Largest of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia has a diverse terrain and amazing places to visit. Sleepy villages tucked up in the hills, silent Monasteries or fantastic fishing marinas, all give the visitor a glimpse of a more relaxed and traditional way of life. We have excellent car hire contacts with a personal approach and would be happy to organise all your car hire requirements. Guests are met at the airport arrival hall with an English speaking chap holding a board with their name on and taken directly to their vehicle, no waiting in endless lines of travelers! We have available a large selection of modern vehicles to suit all party sizes and needs from 7 seater mini vans to jeeps and mini’s.
Each destination on Kefalonia has its own mix of activities and places to see. Head to our destinations pages to find out about each specific area on Kefalonia.View all Destinations
The picturesque jewel of the Ionian
Surrounded by cypress tree covered hillsides and small coves, Fiscardo is situated on the northern tip of Kefalonia; an area so beautiful th…
- 6 Beaches
- 12 Properties
- 1hr 20mins from Airport
- Exceptional Dining
- Boat Hire
- Great Diving
Convenient Central Position
Just 30 km from Argostoli and 7 km north of Sami, Agia Efimia is found on the East Coast of Kefalonia. With plenty of rocky coves to explore…
- 1 Beach
- 4 Properties
- 55mins from Airport
- Central position
- Boat and yacht hire
- Myrtos beach
Great outdoor activities
Sami is located on the north east coast of Kefalonia, just 24 km from Argostoli. The water front is tree-lined with glorious views across to…
- 4 Beaches
- 1 Property
- 50mins from Airport
- Outdoor activities
- Ancient and historical
- Horse Riding
- Water sports
Blue Jasmin Hotel, Skala
Skala is a Greek village transformed into the largest resort in the south of Kefalonia. Renowned for its natural beauty, and unspoiled green…
- 12 Properties
- 56mins from Airport
- Ancient History
- Roman Ruins
- Turtle Conservation
Lively and cosmopolitan town
The modern and cosmopolitan town of Argostoli is quite busy during the summer season offering a plethora of interesting features and activit…
- 3 Beaches
- 1 Property
- 15min from Airport
- Lively cafes & bars
- Cosmopolitan Town
Almost like stepping back in time, a visit to Ithaca is perfect for those seeking a place of natural beauty, unspoilt by mass tourism, steeped in history, with something for everyone to delight in.
One of the most beautiful and peaceful Greek Islands, Ithaca, Ithaka or Ithaki, is located in the Ionian Sea, just a short boat trip off the…
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Let us recommend
Our advisors visit every property in our portfolio to ensure the highest standards are maintained throughout the whole season and to familiarise themselves with everything they have to offer. Please send us a mail with your priorities and we would be happy to recommend a suitable destination.