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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 Tsollini
Villa Tsollini, Fiskardho
Villa Tsollini enjoys a location in Fiskardho, just a 30-minute walk from Port Fiskardo and an 18-minute walk from Foki Beach. more...
 The Cottage with the View
The Cottage with the View, Evretí
Offering free WiFi and sea views, The Cottage with the View is a property located in Evretí. This vacation home provides air-conditioned accommodations with a terrace. more...
 Afrodite Luxury Villa
Afrodite Luxury Villa, Svoronata
Offering free WiFi and sea views, Afrodite Luxury Villa is a property located in Svoronata, just 0.8 miles from Historical Houses and 400 yards from Ammes Beach. more...
 Casa Maravillosa
Casa Maravillosa, Svoronata
Casa Maravillosa is a villa with a year-round outdoor pool, located in Svoronata. Offering gay-friendly accommodations, the villa is set between Historical Houses. more...
 The Alley Hotel Kefalonia
The Alley Hotel Kefalonia, Argostoli
The boutique Alley Hotel Kefalonia enjoys a central location in the heart of Argostoli. It offers 6 different types of elegant rooms and suites with a balcony overlooking the port. more...
 Villa Diana
Villa Diana, Keramiaí
Featuring a private outdoor pool and a stone-paved terrace, the split-level Villa Diana is set in Keramiaí in Kefalonia Island. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. more...
 Maniata Holiday Apartments
Maniata Holiday Apartments, Andipáta Erísou
Located in Andipáta Erísou, Maniata Holiday Apartments has accommodations with a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Complimentary WiFi is provided. more...
 Orion Luxury Villa
Orion Luxury Villa, Svoronata
Located in Svoronata, 0.8 miles from Historical Houses and 1.4 miles from Avithos Beach, Orion Luxury Villa provides accommodations with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. more...
 Aenos Hotel
Aenos Hotel, Argostoli
Aenos Hotel is located on the main square of Argostoli and provides a friendly environment with 24-hour service. more...
 Pleiades Luxury Villa
Pleiades Luxury Villa, Svoronata
Featuring sea views, Pleiades Luxury Villa is located in Svoronata, 0.8 miles from Historical Houses. This self-catered villa features a private pool, a garden, grill facilities and free WiFi. more...
 Ellis Villas
Ellis Villas, Vovikes
Offering an outdoor pool and views of the sea, Ellis Villas is set in Vóvikes in the Kefalonia Region, 1.2 mi from Petani Beach. Free WiFi and a sun terrace are available . more...
 Thermanti Villas
Thermanti Villas, Spartia
Thermanti Villas enjoy a quiet location 984 feet from Thermanti Beach and 1640 feet from Spartia Beach. It offers self-catering accommodations with a swimming pool surrounded by an olive-tree garden. more...
 Lefteris Village Sea & Lagoon View
Lefteris Village Sea & Lagoon View, Lassi
Lefteris Village offers self-catering accommodations with panoramic views over Argostoli Bay and Mount Aenos. Located 2625 feet from Makris Gialos Beach, it has a pool with poolside snack bar. more...
 Sandy & Sofia
Sandy & Sofia, Kateliós
Located in Kateliós, 1.4 miles from The Snakes of the Virgin Monastery and 1.9 miles Kato Katelios Beach, Sandy & Sofia provides accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning, a garden and a more...
 Olivemare
Olivemare, Kateliós
Located in Katelios village and just a 5-minute walk from the beach, Olivemare offers stylish boutique rooms each with its own private terrace. more...




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