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Kefalonia Greece Map & Kefalonia Travel Information, Sightseeing, Museums, Ferries to Kefalonia Greece

Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece

Kefalonia Ioniab Islands Greece
Kefalonia is well-known globally for its magnificent beaches, among which are some of the most photographed beaches in Greece and indeed the world. Kefalonia is a verdant island with beautiful sheltered harbours, serene traditional villages, forests with unique species of trees, such as the dark fir trees, bewitching landscapes and of course with fantastic beaches appealing to all visitors. There are perfect dining and entertainment venues in resorts around the island that will make your evenings even more exciting and guaranteeing unforgettable holidays in Kefalonia.

Kefalonia Island Greece Area / Population / Capital
The island of Kefalonia occupies an area of 781 sq km, it has 32,500 inhabitants and its capital is Argostoli.

Sightseeing & Attractions in Kefalonia Greece

Kefalonia is a marvellous island with a plethora of attractions to visit, such as:

  • The amazing Melissani cave lake which you will tour in a boat in Sami
  • The Drogarati cave with impressive stalactites and stalagmites in Sami
  • The archaeological site of Ancient Sami and the Roman baths in Sami
  • The Roman ruins in Agia Efimia and Skala
  • The ancient graves in Tzanata, the Minoan tombs in Mandarakata, the ancient washbasins and the lighthouse in Fiskardo
  • The National Natural Reserve on Mount Ainos
  • The Venetian castle in Assos
  • The monastery of Atrou in Poros
  • The Maritime and the Environmental Museum in Fiskardo
  • The Archaeological, Historical and Natural History Museums in Argostoli
  • The Archaeological Museum in Lixouri

Sports / Recreation in Kefalonia Greece
If you have a boat or yacht you will have the chance to visit remote beaches, islets  and the rest of the Ionian Islands. You can dock at Argostoli, Lixouri, Poro, Sami, Agia Afimia and Fiscardo for fuel and water supplies.

Entertainment in Kefalonia Greece
Kefalonia is a very lively island especially during peak season popular with Greek and international tourists. It is a place where you can spend long evenings in local taverns eating fresh sea food and local “meze” over wine or ouzo or have a drink or two in one of the bars and clubs.

Local Events in Kefalonia Greece:
There are plenty of cultural events and festivals taking place in Kefalonia, such as:

  • “Robola Wine  Festival” at Fraggata in late August, including wine drinking and dancing
  •  Summer cultural events in Lixouri, Argostoli, Poros, Sami featuring concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, athletic events and many more.

Local Porducts in Kefalonia Greece:
Don’t leave the island without buying robola wine, honey, pasteli candy bars of sesame and honey, pastries and cheese.

Major Towns / Cities / Villages in Kefalonia Greece
Argostoli, Kefalonia
Argostoli is the capital town of Kefalonia Greece and lies along the western coast of Argostoli Bay. It is lovely town with nice squares, charming buildings, traditional houses and stone paves streets. A short drive from the town you will discover great beaches, such as Makris Gialos, Platis Gialos, Kamaroules, Gradakia and Paliostafida.

Cosmopolitan resort with traditional buildings lying in the north of the island. One of its assets is the waterfront promenade with the cafés, restaurants, bars and shops, making the perfect place for strolls, dining and entertainment. There are nice beaches nearby, such as Foki, Evreti, Kamini and many more.

Lixouri is the second largest town on the island right after Argostoli, located at the eastern coast of the island. It is a lively town renowned for its long cultural and political tradition. Being right on the opposite coast of Argostoli, the two towns are connected by ferry boat. 

Assos is one of the most charming spots on the island, a real treasure lying in the northern part of Kefalonia. Its wonderful harbour, serene atmosphere and verdant landscape make the perfect resort for relaxing holidays. There are wonderful beaches all around the area.

Poros is a scenic coastal settlement lying at a marvellous natural setting. At its harbour yachts and boats can dock There are nice beaches nearby, such as Limenia, Kako Laggadi, Ragia, Lazarou.

Sami is a significant town and popular resort, also featuring a harbour from where ferries depart for island tours and for Ithaki Island. It is a beautiful town, with nice buildings and wide streets as well as with natural charm making it a beloved destination. There are some nice beaches nearby, such as the ones close to town, Agia Paraskevi and Antisamos.

Transportation in Kefalonia Greece
By Ferry Boat:
You can travel to Kefalonia Greece by ferry boat from Patra Port and Kyllini Port, in Peloponnese. The trip to Poros Port, Kefalonia from Kyllini lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes. The journey from Patra Port to Sami Port in Kefalonia, lasts 2 hours and 45 minutes.

  • Kefalonia Port (Poros): Tel. +30 26740 72460
  • Kefalonia Port (Sami): Tel. +30 26740 22031
  • Patra Port: Tel. +30 2610 341-002 or +2610 341-024
  • Kyllini Port: Tel. +30 26230 92211

By Airplane:
The Airport of Kefalonia is located in Argostoli, just 7 km from town. Departures to Kefalonia are daily from Athens, while there are flights from Thessaloniki too.

  • The Athens Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”: Tel. +30 210 353-0000
  • Olympic Air Athens: Tel. + 30 210 35 50 500 or 801 801 01 01
  • “Macedonia” Thessaloniki Airport: Tel. +30 2310 985-000 or +30 2310 473-212
  • Olympic Air Thessaloniki: Tel. +30 2310 368-311
  • Kefalonia Airport: Tel. +30 26710 29900
  • Olympic Air Kefalonia: Tel. +30 26710 28808 or +30 26710 28881

By Intercity Bus:
Intercity Buses depart from the Athens KTEL Intercity Bus Station to Patra Port and Kyllini Port very frequently. There is intercity bus service to Kefalonia from other cities and towns in Greece, such as Thessaloniki.

  • Athens Intercity Bus Station: Tel. +30 210 515-0785
  • Kefalonia Intercity Bus Station: Tel. +30 26710 22281
  • Patra Intercity Bus Station: Tel. +30 2610 274-938
  • Thessaloniki Intercity Bus Station: Tel. +30 2310 551-057

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