Kefalonia - Ionian Islands - Greece - Travel information about Kefalonia (Cephalonia) - Pictures of Kefalonia - Map of Kefalonia
Travel Greece Dolphins Logo
  Greece Ionian Islands Kefalonia

Destinations

Information

Links

Map of Kefalonia
Travel Greece Map of Kefalonia

Travel-Greece

Vote your favorite Destination
Athens-Attica
Central Greece
Crete
Cyclades
Dodecanese
Ionian Islands
Northeast Aegean
Northern Greece
Peloponnese
Saronic Gulf Islands
Sporades and Evia
 

Sponsored Links

Kefalonia - Ionian Islands - Greece



 

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.


 

Online Travel guide with the best accommodation in Kefalonia (Cephalonia). Find the cheapest hotels is Kefalonia & get exclusive online deals. Great rooms at bargain prices. Book online now! Compare Hotel Prices and read Reviews from others.

Great Hotel rates and information See photos, reviews & what's nearby Kefalonia . Detailed tourist and travel information about hotels of Kefalonia providing also regional information.

Hotels, Villas, Studios, Apartements, Cruises, Vacation and Honeymoon packages, Tours, Car rentals, Special discounts ...


Book your accommodation now
 Ameadros Resort
Ameadros Resort, Mantzavináta
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool and a garden, Ameadros Resort has accommodations in Mantzavináta with free WiFi and pool views. more...
 Katarina Apartments
Katarina Apartments, Kefallonia
Featuring a swimming pool, a garden and barbecue facilities and views of the garden, Katarina Apartments is located in Kefallonia and provides accommodations with free WiFi. more...
 Delfinia
Delfinia, Vlachata
Delfinia is surrounded by a flower garden in the village of Vlachata. more...
 Linardos Apartments
Linardos Apartments, Asos
Linardos Apartments is located 49 feet from the beach of Asos in Kefalonia. more...
 Rania Apartments Helmata
Rania Apartments Helmata, Khelmáta
Featuring free bikes, a garden, and a terrace, Rania Apartments Helmata provides accommodations in Khelmáta with free WiFi and garden views. more...
 Minas Apartments
Minas Apartments, Divarata
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...
 Villa Magnolia
Villa Magnolia, Ratzaklíon
Located in Ratzaklíon, a 9-minute walk from Kaminia Beach and 1.6 miles from Mounda Beach, Villa Magnolia offers a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and air conditioning. 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...
 Anna Studios
Anna Studios, Lourdata
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...
 Apostolata Island Resort and Spa
Apostolata Island Resort and Spa, Skala
Apostolata Resort and Spa is located on a hillside sloping gently to the Mediterranean Sea. The hotel provides a complimentary bus service to Poros and Skala. more...
 Galini Apartments
Galini Apartments, Trapezaki
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...
 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...
 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...
 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...
 Maria's Cottage House
Maria's Cottage House, Khelmáta
Located in Khelmáta in the Kefalloniá region, Maria's Cottage House has a patio and lake views. With sea views, this property has a balcony. more...




Advertisements

We Suggest

Advertisements


Greece Top Destinations
Athens-Attica
Central Greece
Crete
Cyclades
Dodecanese
Ionian Islands
Northeast Aegean
Northern Greece
Peloponnese
Saronic Gulf Islands
Sporades and Evia

All Ideas, Information, Sugestions, Coments are Welcome!

Travel Greece - © 2005 - 2019 - All rights reserved - www.Travel-Greece.org