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Kefalonia island

Kefalonia Greece, being the largest Ionian island, offers unlimited options for activities and recreation. Hundreds of exquisite sandy and pebbled beaches can be found along the coastline. Countless activities and traditional festivals are held, spanning from April to October. View all options here and select the ones that suite your personal needs. Thousands of years of History and Culture guarantee that Kefalonia hosts some of the most important Cultural and Natural landmarks across Greece. Mycenean tombs, extraordinary natural phenomena or picturesque villages. Every landmark has its own unique story to tell and awaits to be explored.

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Kefalonia on WikiPedia

Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece with a total area of 781 sq. km. (302 sq. mi.) and a population of 35,801 (2011 census). It is a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region and consists a single municipality, the Municipality of Kefalonia. The capital of Kefalonia is the town of Argostoli in the South, a modern town with 10,633 (2011 census) residents. An island with a diverse landscape, full of natural “mysteries” and surprises that will surely impress its visitors. In the summer, visitors can explore more than 100 beaches around the island, visit unique historical and natural landmarks, take a drive to the highest mountain in the Ionian islands (Ainos-1628 m.) or take part in one of many local festivals and taste local products and the exquisite local wines. An island of endless points of interest. A unique holiday experience.

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Fiscardo Lighthouse Kefalonia

Fiscardo Lighthouse

While there are two lighthouses that remain intact on the Fiscardo coastline, only one is actually functional. The older of the two was constructed under Venetian rule, and is complimented by a picturesque keeper’s house with garden. The taller structure is of newer construction and is still in working repair. Both offer magnificent views and complement the idyllic Fiscardo shoreline.

Kosmetatos residence in Argostoli Kefalonia

Kosmetatos Residence in Argostoli

A stately building on Rizospaston Avenue, the former Kosmetatos residence is one of the only buildings in Argostoli to have survived the 1953 earthquake. A testament to traditional Kefalonian architecture, the building was in fact ruined internally thought the external walls remained intact. Today, the building is Argostoli Municipal property, which guarantees its protection and restoration.

Nikos Kavadias Statue in Argostoli Kefalonia

Statue of Nikos Kavadias

Nikos Kavadias (1910-1975) was a Greek poet of Kefalonian descent, whose writings have captured the imagination of countless readers the world over. Known as “the poet of the sea”, Kavadias often drew inspiration for his work from his travels and adventures as a sailor. His life provided fodder for powerful imagery and recurring metaphors of escape and the breaking of boundaries—themes he often dealt …

Acqui Division Memorial in Argostoli Kefalonia

Acqui Division Memorial in Argostoli

The Acqui Division Memorial is a monument dedicated to the men of the Italian Acqui Division who were executed by the German occupation forces during World War II. During the war, the island was under the occupation of the Axis powers, but until 1943, the occupation was carried out almost exclusively by Italian troops—the Acqui Division—some 12,000 in number. When the Axis powers began …

Castle fortress of St George Kefalonia

Castle/Fortress of St. George

Built in the 12th century AD under Byzantine rule, the Castle of St. George truly flourished under the Venetians. Prior to 1757, this 16,000 sq.ft. structure served as the capital of Kefalonia, and concentrated all the main social, economic and cultural activity of the island. Incursions, wars, and finally the 1953 earthquake ravaged the castle however, leaving it in its present form.

Fortress of Assos Kefalonia

Fortress of Assos

The fortress of Assos was built in 1585 following a request by local ambassadors that the Venetians reinforce the island’s defense capacities. As it is a closed peninsula, Assos became the natural choice for the project, effectively making Assos the capital of northern Kefalonia. In practice however the project proved to be less than successful as the distant location and lack of potable water …

Drogarati Cave in Sami Kefalonia

Drogarati Cave in Sami

Discovered almost 300 years ago thanks to an earthquake which shook the region and created a possible entrance, Drogarati has only been open to the public since 1963. Inside, the cave walls are lined with stalactite and stalagmite formations, and speleologists have estimated the cave to be 150 million years old. Drogarati is roughly 60m deep and is a constant 18 degrees Celsius, with …

Katavothres in Argostoli

Katavothres in Argostoli

Aside from being a lovely, waterfront location, Katavothres is the site of a rare geological phenomenon which had trumped scientists for generations. Here, seawater pours through fissures in the rocks near the coast and dissappears underground. Noticing the regularity in the water’s movement patterns, water mills were placed here by an Englishman (Stevens) in the early 1800’s to take advantage of this occurrence. While …

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