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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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 Natura Studios
Located only 1.6 mi away from the main town of Fiscardo, Natura Studios offers fully equipped accommodations with furnished balconies overlooking the scenic landscape of K efallonia. more...
 Maniata Holiday Apartments
Maniata Holiday Apartments has garden views, free WiFi and free private parking, located in Andipáta Erísou, a 13-minute walk from Dafnoudi beach. more...
 Eucalyptus Apartments
Just 33 feet from the sea, Eucalyptus Apartments offer modernly decorated accommodations in the traditional village of Karavomylos. The property also features an outdoor pool. Sami Town is 1.2 mi more...
 Linardos Apartments
Linardos Apartments is located 49 feet from the beach of Asos in Kefalonia. more...
 Olive Bay Hotel
Situated only 165 ft from the beach of Agia Efimia in Kefalonia, Olive Bay Hotel features air-conditioned studios with free Wi-Fi and views of the Ionian Sea. more...
 Ionian Emerald Resort
Combining a beautiful location in Karavomylos with excellent spa and leisure facilities and a fully equipped business center, Ionian Emerald is an excellent choice for holidays in Kefalonia. more...
 Fiscardo Studios
Just 33 feet from the scenic harbor and 164 feet from Fiscardo Bay Beach, this property offers a restaurant and bar. more...
 Waterside Apartments
Located right on the seafront, Waterside Apartments offers self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi and a furnished balcony. more...
 Alegria Kefalonia
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...
 Minas Apartments
Set amid a well-tended garden with a playground and BBQ facilities, Minas offers self-catered accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Guests may start their day with breakfast served in the cafe. more...
 Pessada Bay Studios and Apartments
Offering a garden, Pessada Bay Studios and Apartments offers accommodations in Pesada, just 1312 feet from the beach. Argostoli is 6.2 mi away. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. more...
 Delfinia
Delfinia is surrounded by a flower garden in the village of Vlachata. more...
 Villa Chrisanthi
Villa Chrisanthi is located right on the edge of Grizata village of Kefalonia, overlooking the surrounding mountains and the green countryside. more...
 Kefalonia Houses
Offering an outdoor pool, Kefalonia Houses is set in Sarláta, 5.6 mi from Argostoli and 1.2 mi from Lassi. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. more...
 Pension Gerania
Located among rich greenery just 328 feet from Asos Beach in Kefalonia, Pension Gerania features air-conditioned rooms with a furnished balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea or garden. more...
 B&D 1
Set amid lush greenery, in Zola Village of Kefallonia, B&D 1 offers air-conditioned units with a balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea or the mountain. more...
 Anna Studios
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...
 Galini Apartments
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...
 Ionion Apartments
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...
 Folies
Folies is located 1640 feet away from Lourdas Beach amid lush olive groves. more...
 Irilena Studios and Apartments
Located in Lassi, 1.2 mi from Platys Gialos and 2.3 mi from Sinks, Irilena Studios and Apartments features accommodations with free WiFi and a garden with a terrace and garden views. more...
 Villa Lemoni
Featuring a terrace with garden views, and an outdoor swimming pool and barbecue facilities, Villa Lemoni can be found in Kefallonia, close to Trapezaki Beach and 0.9 miles from Kanali Beach. more...
 Barefoot Contessa Lourdas
Just 33 feet from Lourdas Beach, Barefoot Contessa Lourdas is set amid a garden with banana trees, roses and a seating area. It offers self-catered accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Villa Theodora
Offering a seasonal outdoor pool, Villa Theodora is located in Lakíthra. 3.7 mi from Argostoli and only 1.2 mi from the sea. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Fiscardonna Luxury Suites
Located in Fiskardo and with Zavalata Beach reachable within a few steps, Fiscardonna Luxury Suites provides express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi throughout the property more...




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