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.