This famous beach is the “trademark” of Kefalonia
One of the most well known attractions of Kefalonia
The sandy beach of Atheras in Kefalonia
The island of Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and the sixth in size of the Greek islands. It is located opposite the entrance of Patraikos Gulf, at north of Zakynthos, south of Lefkada and west of Ithaca. The size of the island is 781 km2 and has a population about 40.000 inhabitants. The largest part of the area is occupied by the Mount Ainos, the highest mountain of the island (1628m), which has been declared as National Park. The economy of the island is based mainly on agricultural products (grapes, wine, honey, olive oil), livestock products and fishing. In recent years it has also a significant tourism development.
The main cities of Cefalonia are Argostoli, the capital of the island, Lixouri, Agia Efimia, Sami and Poros. The last two are the most important ports of the island. The island is famous for its spectacular beaches, the steep coasts, the picturesque ports, the cultural monuments, the excellent natural environment and the rare geological effects, such as Katavothres, the cave of Drogarati, the lake of Melissani and Kounopetra. The most famous beach of the island is Myrtos, which has been characterized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Kefalonia has many major attractions, remarkable monasteries, museums and archaeological sites. Some of the most important attractions which worth visiting, are the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, the cave of Drakena, the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos, the Castle of St. George, the lighthouse of St. Theodore, the lagoon of Koutavos, etc.
Visit Kefalonia, discover the unique natural beauties and enjoy your holidays.