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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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 Villa Agapi Mou
Villa Agapi Mou, Karavomylos
Offering a private pool, Villa Agapi Mou is 300 metres from Karavomylos Beach. It features a fully equipped unit with views over the Ionian Sea, the garden and the mountain. more...
 Fiscardonna Luxury Suites
Fiscardonna Luxury Suites, Fiskardho
Fiscardonna Luxury Suites is located in Fiskardho, 27 miles from Lefkada Town and 15 miles from Sami. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV. more...
 Villa Di Capri
Villa Di Capri, Skála Kefalonias
Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, Villa Di Capri is a villa set in Skala Kefalonias. This villa is 5 km from Skala Beach. more...
 Albouro Seafront Apartments
Albouro Seafront Apartments, Kateliós
The traditionally built Albouro Seafront Apartments are directly located on Katelios Beach and feature a private beach area. more...
 Aimilios Villa
Aimilios Villa, Mousata
Aimilios Villa is a detached villa is located in Mousata and and is 29 miles from Zakynthos Town. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the grounds when the weather's nice. more...
 Thermanti Villas
Thermanti Villas, Spartia
Thermanti Villas enjoy a quiet location 300 metres from Thermanti Beach and 500 metres from Spartia Beach. It offers self-catering accommodation with a swimming pool surrounded by an olive-tree more...
 Anna Studios
Anna Studios, Lourdhata
Enjoying full views of the Ionian Sea, Anna Studios is located in Lourdata village amidst lush greenery. It features self-catered accommodation and communal BBQ facilities. more...
 Irini Apartment
Irini Apartment, Lassi
Enjoying a hilltop position in Lassi, Irini Apartment provides air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi access. more...
 Villa AnnaMaria
Villa AnnaMaria, Skála Kefalonias
Featuring barbecue facilities, Villa AnnaMaria features accommodation in Skála Kefalonias with access to free WiFi and sea views. more...
 Ideales Resort
Ideales Resort, Trapezaki
Located at the foot of Mount Ainos, on the southwest of Kefalonia, Ideales Resort features villas with a private swimming pool and lounge chairs. more...
 Rodi Studios
Rodi Studios, Karavadhos
Located in the village of Karavados, 1.5 km away from Agios Thomas Beach, Rodi Studios offers self-catering accommodation with views of Mount Ainos or the Ionian Sea. more...
 Avra Private Suites
Avra Private Suites, Lassi
Right above the sandy Makris Gialos Beach, set in a fruit-tree grove, Avra Private Suites offers luxurious accommodation with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Pension Gerania
Pension Gerania, Asos
Situated amongst rich greenery just 100 metres from Asos Beach in Kefalonia, Pension Gerania features air-conditioned rooms with a furnished balcony overlooking the Ionian Sea or garden. more...
 Villa Afrodite
Villa Afrodite, Lixouri
Villa Afrodite is a villa is located in Lixouri in Kefalloniá and and is 12 miles from Sami. You can fire up the barbecue for a tasty meal and enjoy the grounds when the weather's nice. more...
 Agnantia Hotel Apartments
Agnantia Hotel Apartments, Fiskardho
Surrounded by a forest and overlooking the Ionian Sea, Agnantia Hotel Apartments is situated in the small picturesque settlement of Tselentata. more...




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