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Kefalonia

Kefalonia , or Cephalonia , is the largest of the Ionians, the string of islands to the west of mainland Greece and the Peloponessos, favored by many for their proximity to Italy and the rest of Europe and the lack of Meltemi winds in the summer. Kefalonia is a green island, not as wet as Corfu to the north but rich in vegetation and in the spring the hills and fields are alive in a variety of wildflowers.

Like Zakynthos to the south, Kefalonia is a nesting ground for the loggerhead turtles which lay their eggs on the southern beaches in June, and the Mediterranean Monk Seal, the rarest of seals and one of the six most endangered mammals in the world. The island has 27,000 inhabitants, some who are fishermen, some who are farmers and an increasing number who are now in the tourism trade or will be soon. The main influences of Kefalonia, like the rest of the Ionian islands is Italian since the Venetians controlled it for almost 300 years

These influences can be found in the cuisine, architecture, art, literature and music of the island and in fact the Kefalonian's were playing the mandolin at least two centuries before Corelli picked it up. The two main towns are Sami in the northwest part of the island close to the island of Ithaki, home of Odysseus and Argostoli in the long Gulf of Argostolis in the south. Because of the island's proximity to Italy it is flooded with Italian tourists in July and August.

Add to this a large number of package tourists and you will discover that it is nearly impossible to find a place to stay during those two months and the situation is not likely to improve if the release of the movie sends new hoards of visitors. But if you go there in the off-season you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful and fascinating islands in Greece.


 
 
 
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 Vacation Home  Villa Rudi Vacation Home Villa Rudi     
Trapezaki
Located half a mile from Trapezaki Beach in Trapezaki, this air-conditioned vacation home features an outdoor pool. It provides free private parking. more...
 Villa  Villa Angelina Villa Villa Angelina     
Pesádha
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Villa Angelina is a villa, located in Pesádha. It provides free private parking. There is a dining area and a kitchen equipped with dishwasher. more...
 Villa  Villa Petri Villa Villa Petri     
Trapezaki
Boasting an outdoor pool, Villa Petri is set amidst a well-tended garden in Trapezaki village. It offers self-catering accommodation opening to a balcony with Ionian Sea and mountain views. more...
 F Zeen F Zeen     
Lourdata
Just 50 metres from Lourdas Beach in Lourdata Village, the adults-only F Zeen features 2 swimming pools. more...
 Villa  Orion Luxury Villa Villa Orion Luxury Villa     
Svoronata
Featuring an outdoor pool, Orion Luxury Villa is a detached villa located in Svoronáta. The property is 0.8 miles from Historical Houses and features views of the sea. more...
 Villas  Villa Rosa Villas Villa Rosa     
Agia Efimia
Built among vineyards and olive groves, Villa Rosa in Agia Efimia features a garden and a sun terrace. It offers views of the surrounding mountains, while free WiFi is available in all areas. more...
 Balhambra Suites - Adults Only Balhambra Suites - Adults Only     
Fiskardo
The boutique-style Balhambra Suites is centrally located in Fiskardo and features a charming courtyard with fountain surrounded by olive trees and lavender bushes. more...
 The Alley Hotel Kefalonia The Alley Hotel Kefalonia     
Argostoli
The boutique Alley Hotel Kefalonia enjoys a central location in the heart of Argostoli. It offers elegant rooms and suites with balcony overlooking the port. more...
 Leivatho Hotel Leivatho Hotel     
Svoronata
Situated in Avithos Beach with panoramic views of the sea, family-run Leivatho Hotel features 2 swimming pools surrounded by a furnished sunbathing terrace. more...
 Tourist Hotel Tourist Hotel     
Argostoli
Situated by the seafront, the Tourist offers air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms. more...
 Villas  Sunny Villas Villas Sunny Villas     
Klísmata
This beautiful property offers autonomous villas with a 2.000-m2 private yard, views of the countryside and the sea beyond, and twice-weekly maid service. more...
 Villa  villa Alexandra Villa villa Alexandra     
Skala Kefalonias
Located in the touristic Skala Kefalonias, villa Alexandra offers a freshwater outdoor pool and sun loungers. This self-catering accommodation features free WiFi. more...
 Apartments  Stefanos Studios Apartments Stefanos Studios     
Lassi
Located in Lassi Village, Stefanos Studios offer an outdoor pool, a snack bar and a BBQ. They feature self-catering accommodation with Ionian Sea, garden and mountain views. more...
 Apartments  Felix Residence Apartments Felix Residence     
Mousata
Surrounded by landscaped grounds in the Mousata area, Felix Residence has a swimming pool and poolside snack bar overlooking the Ionian Sea. more...
 Kefalonia Grand Kefalonia Grand     
Argostoli
Located 219 yards from Korgialenio Historic and Folklore Museum in Argostólion, Kefalonia Grand features a restaurant and free WiFi. more...

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