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In the region of Argostoli, is the capital of the  island, where is the shipping port and the only airport on the island.  Argostoli has a population of 10,700 and the largest villages around the capital are Razata, Farsa, Dilinata, Faraklata and Kombothekrata.

In Argostoli you can visit the Koutavos Lagoon with the De Bosset bridge, Katavothres and  the Agion Theodoron lighthouse (Fanari). On the south coast of the Argostoli you can visit the tourist resort of Lassi with the unique sandy beaches of Makris and Platis Gialos.

Not far from Argostoli, in the heart of the island lies the valley of Omala,  a very special landscape under the Mount Ainos, with the villages of Fragata and Valsamata.

There, at 700m above sea level, hundreds of vineyards are cultivated and produce Kefalonia’s famous Robola wine and you must visit, the Robolla Cooperative Winery , where you can taste and buy you favourite wine.

The impressive Monastery the Patron Saint of Kefalonia,  Saint Gerasimos as well as the beautiful Church of  Saint Gerasimos, where lay his relics.


Southwest of Argostoli, lies the region of Livathos. The main villages of the area are Peratata, Pesada, Svoronata, Vlachata, Lakithra, Metaxata and Lourdas.

 In this  area you will visit Saint George’s Castle, and the Mycenaean tombs at Mazarakata village, the Monastery of St Andreas Milapidias, with the Byzantine Museum,  and the Sissia Monastery.

There, also, are many sandy beaches where you can relax and enjoy the sea, such as Ai Helis, Ammes, Avithos, Lourdas, Trapezaki.

The region of Elios-Pronnoi is further south and there you will admire the famous resort of Skala, with it’s long sandy beach. In Skala you can visit a wonderfully preserved mosaic floor at the Roman Villa. The picturesque fishing village of Kateleios is the place to enjoy fresh fish and relax.

The beautiful town of Poros hosts the most important port of the island and quite near Poros, in Tzannata you can visit the largest vaulted Mycenaean tomb, the Atros Monastery and in Markopoulo the Church of Church of Virgin Mary Lagouvarda  also known as the Church of Virgin Mary of the snakes .

The best beaches of the region are Kaminia and Mounda where the famous turtles caretta caretta lay their eggs,  Koroni Beach and Aragia in Poros.


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Ιf you wish to visit a completely different landscape in Kefalonia , then you must visit the peninsula of Paliki, the westernmost part of the island. Lixouri is the capital of Paliki and ferries connect the town with Argostoli, in daily basis.

 On the peninsula of Paliki there are several pretty villages such as Agia Thekli Atheras, Chavdata, Chavriata, Damoulianata, Favatata, Kaminarata, Mantzavinata, Kontogenada, Monopolata, Rifi, Skineas, Soullaroi

All around the coastline of the peninsula you can swim and  relax at the beaches of Xi, Megas Lakos, Petani, Lagadakia, Vatsa, Platia Ammos and Lepeda.

For  bird-watchers , before you enter Lixouri you will find the wetland of Livathi, a very important place for the kefalonian enviroment and ideal for bird-watching.

Don’ t leave Paliki, before you visit the The Monastery of Kipouria. Built in 1759, On the edge of a solid rocky cliff high above the sea .  Worth to mention, the sunsets from the natural balcony in Kipouria are spectacular.


One of the most admired parts of Kefalonia is  region of Erisos , the  northernmost part of the island. A mixture of new and old!

In Erisos you will find two of the most visited village of the whole island: the cosmopolitan Fiskardo and the colourful Asos with the venetian castle and it’s magical view.

The little villages of Erisos , Antipata, Mesovounia, Vassilikades,  Komitata are  built in a evergreen landscape. In Erisos you can also discover small picturesque beaches. The most beautiful are Foki Beach, Emblisi , Dafnoudi, Alaties  Aghia Jerusalem.

Other places of interest in Erisos is the Monastery of Palaiohersou, the Russian Church in Antipata and the little island of Asteris.

Τhe region of Pylaros is the second part of nothern Kefalonia , near Erisos and is a valley located   between two mountains, Agia Dynati and Kalon Oros .

The colourful fishing village of Agia Afimia, is the most populated in Pylaros and hosts a  nautical anchorage with a beautiful small beach.

Makriotika, Divarata,  Potamianata,  Feredinata are villages worth visiting ih the area.

In Pylaros is located the most famous beach in Greece and one of the most beautiful in the world: Myrtos beach, the landmark of Kefalonia, with it’ s crystal clear, azure waters and smooth white pubbles!

Many smaller, but also very clear, are scattered along the coastline of Pylaros and are waiting for you to discover them!

The eastern part of Kefalonia  includes the region of Sami  with it’s characteristic  green mountains and the second major port of the island, with direct ferry routes to  Ithaca the mainland.

Sami is famous because the movie Captain Corelli’s mantolin with Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz, was filmed here.

Very near to the town of Sami is one of the most beautiful beaches in Kefalonia: Antisamos beach, with blue-green waters and the surrounding green landscape.

In the region of Sami are located two of the kefalonian nature wonders: Melissani lake and Drogarati cave.

The visit to the impressive underground lake of Melissani offers the visitor a unique experience , while watching the sunbeams  mirrored on the water surface and unveil iridescent colours!

The Drogarati cave is like a magnificent undergroud rocky sculpture , surrounded by stalagmites and stalaktites.

Other memorable sightseeings in Sami are the Church of Virgin Mary, the ancient town, the Agioi Fanentes chapel,  the Monastery in Agrilia and , of course the lake of Karavomylos.


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