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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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 Galini Apartments
Galini Apartments, Trapezaki
Surrounded by lush greenery in Mousata, Galini offers self-catered accommodations with free WiFi and a furnished balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea, the mountains of Kefalonia or the garden. more...
 Alkioni Studios
Alkioni Studios, Trapezaki
Boasting Ionian Sea views, Alkioni offers air-conditioned studios with a kitchenette. It is quietly located amid a flower garden, 0.6 mi from Trapezaki Beach. more...
 Sunshine Studios
Sunshine Studios, Karavadhos
Built on a hillside, Sunshine Studios offers self-catered accommodations with Ionian Sea view from their balcony. It is surrounded by a well-tended garden and lies 0.9 mi from Agios Thomas Beach. more...
 Linardos Apartments
Linardos Apartments, Asos
Linardos Apartments is located 49 feet from the beach of Asos in Kefalonia. more...
 Diana Studios
Diana Studios, Trapezaki
The newly built Diana Studios is located in Trapezaki village, just 0.9 mi from the sandy beach. Offering a panoramic sea and mountain view, it features an outdoor pool. more...
 Katarina Apartments
Katarina Apartments, Kefallonia
Located in Kefallonia, Katarina Apartments provides accommodations with free WiFi and access to a garden with a grill. more...
 Anna Studios
Anna Studios, Lourdata
Enjoying full views of the Ionian Sea, Anna Studios is located in Lourdata village amid lush greenery. It features self-catered accommodations and communal BBQ facilities. more...
 Tramonto Suites
Tramonto Suites, Kounopetra
Located in the touristic Kounopetra, Tramonto Suites is located within just 1312 feet of the famous Xi beach. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 Ionion Apartments
Ionion Apartments, Skala
Offering free WiFi and a terrace, Ionion Apartments are located in Skala Kefalonias, 984 feet from Skala Beach. Opening to a terrace or balcony, each apartment features a fully equipped kitchen. more...
 Marina Studios I
Marina Studios I, Argostoli
Located right on the beach of Argostoli, Marina Studios I features air-conditioned studios with free Wi-Fi and balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea. more...
 Delfinia
Delfinia, Vlachata
Delfinia is surrounded by a flower garden in the village of Vlachata. more...
 Alegria Kefalonia
Alegria Kefalonia, Katelios
Within 1.2 mi of Monastery of Virgin Fidousas, Alegria Kefalonia features free WiFi and a seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Guests have a private balcony. more...
 Apsedes Studios
Apsedes Studios, Trapezaki
Apsedes Studios is located in Mousata Village. It offers self-catering accommodations with Ionian Sea views. BBQ facilities and a sun terrace are available. Free WiFi is offered throughout. more...
 Ideales Resort
Ideales Resort, Trapezaki
Located at the foot of Mount Ainos, on southwest Kefalonia, Ideales Resort features self-catered villas with a private swimming pool and sunbeds. more...
 Apostolata Island Resort and Spa
Apostolata Island Resort and Spa, Skala
Apostolata Resort and Spa is located on a hillside sloping gently to the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel provides a complimentary bus service to Poros and Skala. more...




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