Around the Island

|Around the Island
Around the Island 2017-02-16T08:48:33+00:00

Around the Island

Argostoli – The capital of the island, ideal for shopping and sitting back and watching the world go by.
Argostoli has been the capital of Kefalonia since 1757. The earthquake of 1953 destroyed almost all of the buildings although a few Venetian examples remain. Argostoli was rebuilt and is now quite a modern cosmopolitan town…..  Read more

LassiGolden sandy beaches, secluded bays, tranquil turquoise waters

Lassi is the closest resort to the island’s capital of Argostoli, only a 2 minutes drive away. It is a purpose built resort which boasts some of the best sandy beaches on the island, including Platis Yialos (wide beach) and Makris Yialos (long beach), both of which have been awarded the European Blue Flag award ….. Read more

LixouriTake the ferry from Argostoli to experience an even slower pace of life. 
Kefalonia’s second largest town is Lixouri on the Paliki peninsula, which forms the southwestern side of Kefalonia. The town’s sea front offers a good choice of tavernas, whilst the square hosts a number of cafes. A regular car ferry service connects Argostoli with Lixouri everyday….  Read more

FiskardoSit back and soak up the atmosphere in technicolour, look out over tranquil waters to northern Ithaca and Lefkada.
Fiskardo is located on the northern tip of Kefalonia and is built on cypress-covered hillsides around hairpin bays and small coves. The shingle beaches of Emblissi and Foki Bay are particularly lovely…. Read more

AssosIt’s not hard to drift back to years gone by, surround yourself in history.
North of Myrtos is Assos, which stands on a small peninsula. The 4km drive down to the village is very winding but worthwhile. Assos is one of the most attractive villages on Kefalonia and retains much of its authentic character and charm…. Read more

Myrtos beachThe perfect place to relax and rejuvenate throughout the day and soak up the sun until it sinks into the changing colours of the sea.
From the Paliki peninsula, turn left to drive north along the west coast road. In the village of Divarata, a sign-posted turn leads to the stunning Myrtos Beach where the pebbles and shingle shelves very steeply into the water…. Read more

SamiExplore & experience ancient ruins, traditional portside tavernas and relax by the waters edge of Antisamos beach.
Sami was rebuilt after the 1953 earthquake and is the main port on the island. Ferries to Italy and to Patras on the mainland of Greece sail from here, as do the daily ferries to Ithaka…. Read more

Melissani LakeThe Katavothres  phenomenon encapsulating beauty.
From Agia Efemia, head south along the coast in the direction of Sami, passing lots of small shingle coves. At the village of Karavomilos, take the sign-posted right turn to visit the subterranean Melissani Lake with its crystal clear water sparkling in the sunlight which pours in through the hole in the cavern roof…. Read more