Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands (see map at foot of page), and boasts the third largest mountain range in Greece. With spectacular scenery, magnificent beaches and clear blue water, this beautiful island was once voted 10th in the world scenic beauty league.
Kefalonia is a national park and home to wild ponies, golden eagles, ospreys and other protected species, whilst the marine wildlife includes dolphins, rare monk seals and the loggerhead turtle.
Combining the above with excellent restaurants, tavernas and VillaTina, you have the perfect destination for those who enjoy scenic beauty, good food and relaxation.

Kefalonian Highlights

Having the benefit of your car, you are able to explore this beautiful island at your leisure and visit many of the interesting sights or relax on any of the magnificent beaches. Below are a few of these Kefalonian highlights.
Argostoli
Argostoli is an attractive town with a very cosmopolitan feel to it, with numerous cafes, restaurants and bistros situated in the main square, pedestrianised streets and along the waterfront.
Buy your fresh fish from the fishermen on the quayside and then visit the colourful Fruit and Vegetable Market. Argostoli is also the home to two interesting local museums.
Drogarati Caves
A series of illuminated cave sections leading to a stunning cathedral-like central chamber. As well as an impressive array of illuminated stalactites and stalagmites, the chamber has extraordinary acoustics and is occasionally used for musical performances, with Maria Callas having performed there in the past.
Melisani Cave
Dating back over 30,000 years and with stalactites that have been dated around 20,000 years, the Melissani cave has an underground lake with light, provided via a hole in the roof, that turns the water a brilliant turquoise. Boatmen take you out to appreciate nature's beautiful creation.
Fiskardo
Situated in the north of Kefalonia is Fiskardo, a small fishing port built around a horseshoe bay and lined with picturesque old houses, most of them Greek bars, restaurants and boutiques. Kaikia and yachts moor at the quay and day or night, the scene is picture-postcard pretty.
Ithaca
Odysseus's legendary homeland, this island just off the north east coast of Kefalonia is the least spoilt of all the major Ionian islands, with few signs of commercialism. A lovely day out enjoying nature's beauty with ferries running daily from Sami and Fiskardo.
Myrtos Beach
From the cliffs above it, Myrtos Beach appears as a dazzling crescent of white shingle next to a turquoise sea and is one of the most photographed beaches in Greece.
Mount Ainos
At 1,628 m Mount Enos is a vast hogback mountain that dominates the south of the island and is one of the highest mountains in western Greece. It has been declared a National Park, more to protect the wildlife than attract visitors, and is home to wild horses as well as falcons, eagles and other raptors. The views are the best in the entire Ionian, reaching as far north as Corfu, across to the Pelopennese and to nearby Zakynthos, Ithaka and Lefkada.
Assos
Assos is probably the most atmospheric village on the island and stands on the rock of a small peninsular. Above Assos lies the ruin of a Venetian fortress reached by a zigzag trail through woodland and terraces.
Kefalonia's Beaches
Good beaches are never far away on Kefalonia and there are plenty to suit every mood, from those around Lassi and Poros, providing a multitude of water sports, to Petani and Antisamos in quiet settings to those in between such as Lourdas and Skala to name only a few.

The Kefalonian Climate May June July Aug Sept Oct
Average Temperature F 75 82 89 89 82 73
C 24 28 32 32 28 23
Average Sunshine Hours 10 12 14 13 10 7
Average Rainfall (cm) 2.1 2.7 0 1.0 3.4 9.1

Flight time from London Gatwick 3 hrs 15 min
Distance/Time from airport to VillaTina 10 km / 15 min
Island Size 688 sq km / 266 sq miles
North to South 32 km/20 mls
East to West 27 km/17 mls
Inhabitants 32,000

Map of Kefalonia

Map of Kefalonia

 


 

 


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