The largest island of the Ionian Islands, Kefalonia – Κεφαλονιά – Kefallinia – Cephalonia – Kefallinia – Cefalonia is made of bare limestone mountains rising to 1618 m in Mount Ainos.
The gorgeous rocky island of Ithaca is separated from Kefalonia by the 2 nm wide Ithaca channel and is almost cut into two by the long Gulf of Molos on its east side; the isthmus is only 600 m wide. Ithaca, together with the Echinades isles – forms a marvellous area for yacht charters. The Echinades islands were named after the sea urchin (Echinoidea) describing their sharp and prickly coastlines. Atokos Island is uninhabited but provides two beautiful anchorages.