Kefalonia - The island with countless beaches
Kefalonia has something to offer for absolutely everyone - there are plenty of beaches and sights on the island! Even one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, "Myrtos", featured in the movie "Corelli's Mandolin" with Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz in the crew, is located here.
What to see?
The Greek island of Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian islands and a popular holiday destination that attracts tourists from all over the world. The island with an amazing amount of beaches, sights and culture, differ significantly in terms of their construction from the buildings on the mainland. Also, the Kipouria Monastery, which is popular because of the beautiful sunsets, is very well known.
Some of the most significant sights: Archeology & Folklore Museum in Argostoli, Livathos & Assos fortress, the Mycenaean tombs in Mazarakata Mycenaean, Mycenaean domed tombs near Poros, Fiskardo old town, Monastery-Byzantine museum Metaxas, old church in "Ntomata" Livathos, monastery "Aghios Gerasimos" in Omalos, Cyclops walls (after the village of Razata)
What to eat?
Apart from the traditional Greek cuisine, you should definitely try the following delicacies when you visit Kefalonia: "Fish Bourgendo", "Sofigado" and "Poulenta" as well as an omelette with sea urchins. You have to drink Robola, the local wine of the island. Another great spots to eat out are Fiskardo, Kateleios, Sami, Aghia Evthimia, Poros, Trapezaki in the Livathos area.
A distinction is made between beaches that include a certain service such as deck chairs, toilets, cafes and beaches that are natural.
Beaches with services: Makris Gialos, Platy Gialos, Gradakia (in the sections between Argostoli and Lassi), Poros, Skala, Lourdata, Xi (Lixouri), Karavados, Ammes, Avythos, Myrtos, Trapezaki, Klimatsia, Vatsa (Lixouri), Zola , Fiskardo, Assos, Antisamos, Ai-chelis; Beaches without services: Poros, Sami, Kateleios, “Platia Ammos” (Lixouri), Kamaroules, Minies, Lepeda; You can go canoeing in the Canoe Yacht Club Argostoli and the hiking trails on the mountain "Ainos" invite you to get to know the beautiful nature. You can sail well on the beach of Xi (Lixouri).