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Holidays to Kefalonia, Greece

Overview

Beautiful is the only word to desribe the Ionian island of Kefalonia. Shooting to popularity after featuring as the filming location of Hollwood blockbuster Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, this gorgeous island has true star quality. It remains one of Greece’s most unspoilt islands, boasting white sand beaches, lush hills and pretty towns, and is far less crowded in the summer than some of Greece’s more well-known destinations.

Things to Do

Film buffs will want to visit Sami, where a huge set was built to replicate wartime Argostoli. Near Sami is the gorgeous Melissani Lake, where you can take a short boat trip into the huge cavern to catch the sunlight beaming through the roof of the cave. Skala’s Blue Flag coastline is perfect for sunbathing, and there are some Roman ruins nearby if you fancy a hike.

Food and Drink

As one of the quieter and less touristy Greek islands, Kefalonia has stayed in touch with its traditional cuisine. Don’t miss local favourite Kefalonia Meat Pie, which is famous across the island and can be enjoyed in nearly every restaurant around! Choose from other delights such as feta cheese, moussaka, grilled lamb and fresh seafood, and compliment the delicious food with some tasty local wine.

 

LANGUAGE Greek
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +2
FLIGHT TIME 3 hrs
COST OF A BEER €3
3 COURSE MEAL €15

Top Resorts in Kefalonia

Fiskardo

A glamourous and affluent place that is often a summer home to the rich and famous, Fiskardo on the northern tip of Kefalonia is a little holiday treasure.

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Lassi

With 4 glorious beaches to spend sunny days on and a variety of restaurants and bars suited to all, Lassi is perfect for those wanting a relaxing holiday by the sea.

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Sami

Famous for being a location for the filming of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Sami on the eastern coast of Kefalonia is also a place full of culture and beautiful countryside.

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Skala

With lively bars and tavernas lining the street and a long beach perfect for passing the day on, Skala is great for those looking for a relaxing break in the sun.

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Location of Kefalonia

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