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Cephalonia (Kefalonia) - the greatest treasure on the blue surface of the Ionian Sea. The untamed nature, crystal clear sea, emerald green forests, golden beaches, exciting scenery, carefree atmosphere and the calmness radiating from the locals create the perfect harmony of this island.

Located between the islands of Lefkada, Ithaka and Zakynthos. The capital of the island is Argostoli. The town has small squares decorated with statues. Wide, tree-lined promenades offer seating in tavernas and cafes, narrow, winding streets leading into the hills and a lively harbour.

The island is highly varied and rugged. The east coast of the island is more accessible, while the west is mountainous and steep. Kefalonia is one of the most mountainous islands in the Ionian Sea with the highest mountain, Ainos, measuring 1,628 m. The island also offers areas to explore such as karst caves and underground passages with mineral springs. In summer, it is not only the town and the beaches that are lively. In the evenings you can listen to Greek music in bars and taverns. There are also remote corners where you can enjoy peace and quiet away from the lights and bustle of city life.

Lassi is one of the busier and livelier resorts, stretching along the coast. You could say that it is such a bustling suburb of the capital Argostoli, which can be reached by public transport, by taxi or by a walk of about half an hour. The beaches with fine light sand in and around the resort are among the most beautiful in Greece.

Distance from the airport: Kefalonia (airport) - Lassi 8 km.

The village of Lourdas is situated on a slope descending into the waters of the crystal clear sea. You can relax on the bright sandy pebble beach. Lourdas is popular with hiking enthusiasts. It is a good starting point for excursions into the surrounding area. Lourdas is an ideal place to spend a quiet holiday.

The resort of Skala with its sandy beach and crystal clear sea is located in the south-east of the island. The beach is lined with pine trees that provide pleasant shade in the hot sun. If you get tired of swimming and sunbathing, there is an interesting range of water sports to choose from.

The well-known resort of Lixouri is located on the north-western tip of Paliki and can be found opposite Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. Lixouri is suitable for those seeking a quiet holiday. If you are looking for relaxation and rest, it is right for you. The beaches in the area are sandy and one of the most famous is Lepeda beach, which is special because its sand is coloured red.

Basic information:

  • Greek name: Kefalonia (Κεφαλλονιά)
  • Capital: Argostoli
  • Island area: 730 km2
  • Population: over 36 500
  • The highest peak: Ainos (1628 m)


82 min.
CK INEX, 2017
Includes: Kefalonia - Sami, Paliouras, Dichalia, Antisamos, Agrilion monastery, Acropolis of Ancient Same, Agioi Fanentes, Agalaki cave, Drogarati cave, Old bridge at Grizata, Atros monastery, Mycenaean tomb, Poros, Limenia, Kato Lagadi, Elios Proni - Skala beaches, Skala, Roman villa at Skala, Kaminia and Mounda beaches, Kato Kateleios, Pastra, Markopoulo, Ainos mountains, Zoodochos Pigi monastery, Wild horses at Ainos mountains, Koroni beach, Sesto Koroni Hill Bar, Sission monastery, Old Sission monastery, Lourdas beach, Ainos National Park, Mt. Megas Soros, Agios Gerasimos monastery, Trapezaki, Agios Thomas, Pessada, Klimatsias, Thermanti, Cape Liakas - Amandakiss beach, Kastro, Agios Georgios fortress, Mycenaean cemetery, Metaxata - Lord Byron's statue, Paliolinos beach, Avithos, Ai Chelis (Ai Helis) beach, Cape Agia Pelagia, Ammes beach, Platis Gialos, Makris Gialos, Gradakia, Lassi beaches, Crocodile beach, Kalamia, Monumento ai Caduti della Divisione Acqui, Fanari beaches, Agioi Theodoroi lighthouse (Fanari), Katavothres, Argostoli, Acropolis of Krani - Cyclopean walls, Agia Varvara, Koumaria beach, Livadi, Lixouri, Loggos beach, Lepeda beach, Megas Lakkos, Xi beach, Koutala, Mania, Kounopetra, Vrachinari, Vatsa, Lagadaki, Kipoureon monastery, Platia Ammos beach, Agia Eleni, Petani, Atheras, Fteri, Vouti, Agia Kyriaki, Myrtos, Divarata, Assos, Assos castle, Alaties beach, Antipata, Dafnoudi beach, Kimilia, Kalamaki, Emblysi, Fiskardo, Venetian lighthouse, Early Byzantine Basilica, Foki beach, Evreti, Kakogilos beach, Agia Sofia, Plati Limani, Chorgota (Horgota), Giagana, Agia Efimia, Agia Paraskevi beach, Palaia Vlachata, Melissani lake cave, Karavomilos

88 Beaches of Cephalonia

39 min.
Includes: Antisamos, Paliouras, Karavomilos, Poros, Limenia, Kato Lagadi, Elios Proni, Skala, Kaminia, Kateleios, Koroni, Lourdas, Trapezaki, Agios Thomas, Pessada, Klimatsias, Thermanti, Cape Liakas, Paliolinos, Avithos, Chelis (Ai Helis), Ammes, Platis Gialos, Makris Gialos, Gradakia, Crocodile, Kalamia, Fanari, Koumaria, Livadi, Lixouri, Lepeda, Megas Lakkos, Xi, Koutala, Mania, Kounopetra, Vrachinari, Vatsa, Lagadaki, Platia Ammos, Agia Eleni, Petani, Atheras, Fteri, Vouti, Agia Kyriaki, Myrtos, Assos, Alaties, Dafnoudi, Kimilia, Kalamaki, Emblysi, Fiskardo, Foki, Evreti, Kakogilos, Agia Sofia, Plati Limani, Chorgota (Horgota), Giagana, Agia Efimia, Agia Paraskevi,

Cephalonia, Ithaca, Skorpios - boat trip

14 min.
Includes: Cephalonia - Fiskardo, Ithaca - Gidaki Beach, Kioni, Meganissi - Papanikolis Cave, Madouri Island, Lefkada - Nidri, ...

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