Kefalonia Vacations & Travel Packages!
Formerly known as Kefallinia, Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece. This lush green island is replete with beautiful beaches with clear waters. The island carries an affluent history in cultural tradition. The greenery of the mountains in Kefalonia mixes with azure water making the island a wonderful tourist destination for nature lovers. Mt. Ainos is located on the island and its peak remains covered by cypress, pine, and olive trees offering it a stunning look and make it a great spot for photographers and nature lovers.
Places of Interest in Kefalonia
Arguably the most beautiful village on the island, Fiskardo is located on the northeastern tip of Kefalonia. It is the only settlement retaining its 18th century Venetian-style structural design. This beautiful village is backed by a lush cypress glade and positioned around a sheltered bay. Fiskardo is famous for sailing crews mooring up their yachts on summer nights. Visitors can enjoy eating at a number up-market seafood eateries and cafes.
A serene little village located around 10 kilometers from Fiskardo, Assos is built on a causeway connecting a hilly peninsula to the mainland. Visitors can reach Assos by driving down a series of hairpin bends to the site where this beautiful village nestles in an immaculate harbor bordered by seafood eateries. There are a couple of pebble-beaches located in proximity to Assos where visitors can enjoy swimming.
One of the most photographed beaches in Greece, Myrtos Beach is located close to Assos on the northwest coast of the island. This beach is backed by limestone cliffs and boasts turquoise blue waters of sea. It is a two-kilometer-long-seashore offering stunning landscape. The strong currents in water make it important for visitors to be a confident swimmer if they want to enjoy swimming here.