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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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Kefalonia Houses, Sarlata
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...
 Eirini- Ioanna
Eirini- Ioanna, Sami
The family-run Eirini-Ioanna is located in Sami Village of Kefalonia, within 1312 feet from the beach and a short walk from restaurants and mini markets. 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...
 Folies
Folies, Lourdata
Folies is located 1640 feet away from Lourdas Beach amid lush olive groves. 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...
 Delfinia
Delfinia, Vlachata
Delfinia is surrounded by a flower garden in the village of Vlachata. more...
 Ammos Residence
Ammos Residence, Minia
Ammos Residence is located in a big, lush garden 98 feet from Megali Ammos, one of Kefalonia’s most beautiful beaches. It offers free sun loungers and umbrellas at the beach. more...
 Dendrolivano
Dendrolivano, Minia
Set among flowers 820 feet from Spasmata Beach in Menies, Dendrolivano features a pool and a snack bar by the pool. 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...
 Olive Bay Hotel
Olive Bay Hotel, Agia Effimia
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...
 Elaia Villas
Elaia Villas, Minia
Surrounded by olive groves in Minies village, Elaia consists of elegant, independent villas with private pool and garden with views of the Ionian Sea. Spasmata Beach is within a 10-minute walk. more...
 Waterside Apartments
Waterside Apartments, Agia Effimia
Located right on the seafront, Waterside Apartments offers self-catering accommodations with free Wi-Fi and a furnished balcony. more...
 Sandy & Sofia
Sandy & Sofia, Katelios
Located in Katelios, 2.1 miles from The Snakes of the Virgin Monastery and 3.8 miles from Kato Katelios Beach, Sandy & Sofia provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, an outdoor more...
 Linardos Apartments
Linardos Apartments, Asos
Linardos Apartments is located 49 feet from the beach of Asos in Kefalonia. more...
 Eleftheria Apartments
Eleftheria Apartments, Vlachata
Eleftheria Apartments are located on the foot of mount Ainos, at Lourdata, on the south of Kefalonia. Lourdas beach is 0.6 mi away. It offers spacious studios/apartments with kitchenette facilities. more...




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