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Kefalonia holidays

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Kefalonia holidays

Savour the tranquillity of Kefalonia, the largest Ionian island. Soak up its mountain top views, turquoise ocean and choice of charming beaches. With two flights a week during May to October, from London to Kefalonia, arriving at the Greek islands for your summer holiday is as easy as your trip away.

Surround yourself with friendly locals in the capital of Argostoli. Enjoy the island’s traditional side as you dine at seaside tavernas and catch mesmerising sunsets. Book your flights and hotels together and take advantage of our great value package holidays.

Venture to blissful beaches during Kefalonia holidays, for sunbathing or water sports. You can also experience some of the best sailing in the Mediterranean. Spend time on the beautiful Myrtos beach or snorkel in sapphire waters. To enjoy remote bays and beaches, hire a boat and pack a cool bag for an unforgettable picnic.

Visit the awe-inspiring Melissani Cave and glide along the glistening lake in a rowboat, as the sunshine pours down. For another adventure, head to Mount Ainos – a national park bursting with wildlife, trekking trails and enchanting mountain peak scenery. 

Kefalonia hotels for all types of traveller

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Carefully selected Kefalonia holidays

Take a look at our collection of wonderful hotels, with a choice of idyllic locations and sleepy white-washed villages across the island of Kefalonia. Whether you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, a family break away or a trip packed with activities, we have the perfect accommodation for you.

Discover an infinity pool with unrivalled views at Petani Bay. Savour a delicious continental breakfast, unwind on sun loungers and soak up the sun. Sip on refreshing cocktails from the pool bar and let your hair down in an adults-only utopia. Take time out at the Avithos Resort and enjoy a family stay or a couples break in a luscious setting. Or immerse yourself in the Greek outdoors at Monambeles Villas, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. Splash around in the pool or wander down to the beach – once you’ve had enough sun, fire up the BBQ for an evening of alfresco dining. Soak up the beauty spot of Panas. Look out to shimmering seas and majestic mountains, sunbathe around the pool and simply relax.

3 star Kefalonia holidays

Take a great value break in Kefalonia. Watch heart-stirring sunsets from the Ammes Hotel. Enjoy a retreat at an apartment hotel. Here you can take a dip in the pool, tuck into delicious Greek dishes at the seafront restaurant Milos and sip local wines. Check out our three star hotels and find your perfect stay

4 star Kefalonia holidays

Enjoy the wonders of a four star stay in Kefalonia. Wake up to captivating sea views at the Kefalonia Bay Palace. Stay at your own luxury villa with a private pool and breathe in the fresh air and sea breeze. Experience a Hammam or unwind in the spa. Take a look at our carefully selected hotels for your top choice

5 star Kefalonia holidays

Savour the most luxurious moments at Apollonion Resort & Spa, an oppulent five star sanctuary. Located on the picturesque western side of the island of Kefalonia called Lixouri, well known for its long golden sandy beach Xi.

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How to visit Kefalonia on a budget

Discover an idyllic hotel sanctuary for your Kefalonia holidays. Choose one of our carefully selected hotels for your perfect summer break away.

Kefalonia’s range of places to stay, makes for a flawless destination for travellers, whatever your budget. Check out our budget, mid-range and luxury options to see where your money will take you. From where to stay, where to eat and what to do, we have a selection to delight every type of traveller.

Kefalonia stays

Stay

For relaxing poolside breakfasts and blissful scenery, take a break at Villa dei Sogni and discover the sparkle of Katelios beach.

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Eat

Eating out in Kefalonia is all about taverna dining. Tuck into popular dishes of Greek salad, pitta and mezze platters with refreshing dips. Take a seat at the Katelois Grill House for authentic dishes, fresh seafood and friendly service – all at a great value.

Do

Take a break on peaceful Katelios beach, basking in warm, shallow waters. All you need is sun cream, swimwear and a towel for your day of basking in sunshine or floating in the ocean.

Kefalonia stays

Stay

Enjoy a hillside retreat with breathtaking panoramic views at the Apostolata Island Resort & Spa. Luxuriate in the serenity of its wellbeing spa.

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Eat

Find your way to the idyllic, family-run Mikelatos restaurant in Skala. The eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Kindle your romance with an evening meal of moussaka, souvlaki or stifado by candlelight with a tasty wine, at a reasonable price.

Do

Make a move to Skala beach and hit up the Dolphin Ski Club for water sport fun. Make waves water skiing, speed off on a jet-ski, enjoy a boat trip or fly high with a parasailing experience. Chill out on a paddle board and glide over crystal-clear waters.

Kefalonia stays

Stay

Soak up every ounce of opulence at the Apollonion Resort & Spa. Set in a tranquil landscape with pristine pools, this resort features luxurious wining and dining, an outdoor cinema and a balmy spa.

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Eat

You’ll be captivated by both the views and food at restaurant Captain Nicholas. Enjoy a flavourful menu against the backdrop of Vatsa Bayat this tranquil taverna. Dip warm into oil and vinegar, order fresh seabass or choose another traditional Greek dish.

Do

Giddy up and go on an unforgettable horse-riding excursion with Kefalos Riding Club. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the island, as you hack along beaches and across enchanting hillsides. Meet your noble steed and take the ride of a lifetime.

Make the most of your Kefalonia holiday

With its abundance of dazzling beaches, hillside tavernas and picture-worthy archaeology spots, you’ll want to see it all. From the horizon views of the mountains, to the crystal-clear waters made for snorkelling, our guide to holidays in Kefalonia will ignite your senses.

Where are the best places to stay in Kefalonia?

Located between mainland Greece and the Ionian Sea, make the most of a summer break on this Mediterranean piece of paradise. With its fantastic selection of beach towns and resort areas, you can choose your dream island stay.

Take a break on the south east shores of Skala Kefalonia. This area has everything on your doorstep – a choice of bars and restaurants, golden beaches and cobalt seas. For an unforgettable moment, venture to Potamaki beach for a night-time turtle watch.

Close to the capital of Argostoli, Lassi Kefalonia, is a popular destination. Enjoy some of the island’s best beaches here. Although some Greek authenticity is missing, you can still find little pockets of Greek culture tucked away in this electric town, which bursts with eateries and shops.

Soak up the beauty of the sleepy seaside village of Assos Kefalonia, on the west coast. Tuck into mezze boards in tavernas overlooking the ocean, or peacefully sunbathe days away. Savour the slow-paced lifestyle, or explore Myrtos beach and Fiscardo from here.

A small-town port on the north coast, Sami Kefalonia, is a great place for boat trips. Discover the magic of the nearby Cave of Drongorat and Cave of Melissani. Along the shores from Sami, you can dive into perfect snorkelling waters. Walk along the harbour edge at night to see the lights glisten.

Enjoy the laid-back ways and jaw-dropping scenery of Katelios Kefalonia. Enjoy picturesque views, as you eat at seafood tavernas. Bask on pretty beaches, where you can often spot Caretta turtles. If you want a livelier night or two, it’s just a short journey from this charming village to the energetic Skala.

Visit the authentic Greek port town of Poros Kefalonia. Spend relaxing afternoons in this quieter resort area. There are shingle beaches, so rent a lounger or bring a couple of extra towels for comfort. Venture to the nearby Antisammos beach, famed for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. In the evening, dine in elegant tavernas and watch the sky catch fire at sunset.

Kefalonia. ©JovanaT.

Top five things to see in Kefalonia

Make the most of an island break in Kefalonia, during your summer holidays. Explore coastal villages full of character, intriguing caves, ancient ruins and laid-back beaches.

• Visit the small harbour town of Assos

• Make a trip to the Ancient Acropolis in Sami

• Explore Melissani and Drogarati caves

• Spend a day at Myrtos and Antisamos beach

• Enjoy waterfront walks and taverna dining in Fiscardo

Assos village aerial view. ©DKart.

Plan your Kefalonia trip

Discover the best Kefalonia holiday deals and save when you combine your flight, hotel and car hire. We have a carefully selected range of hotels to suit every traveller. Plus, earn bonus Avios when you book your Kefalonia holiday with us.

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Multi-city holidays from Kefalonia

Explore the beautiful island scenery and sights of Kefalonia on a summer holiday. Why not extend your travels with an island-hopping adventure, to see more Greek gems? Cruise across to nearby Zante, catch a ride to Corfu or sail to Santorini for famous sunsets. Stay for a week in Kefalonia, then enjoy a three-night mini break on another island of your choice. Our multi-centre holidays are a great way to fit more destinations into one trip.

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