Kefalonia Island is part of the Ionian Islands and one of the prime vacation spots in Greece.
It is celebrated for its dramatic scenery combining mountain and sea. The island of contrasts, a mix of mythology and history. Most visitors have made Kefalonia a yearly trip, and have marked it as an unforgettable destination.
In Kefalonia you can enjoy the Greek nature, the fresh sea breeze, the welcoming waters of the Ionian Sea, the traditional Greek cuisine and last the unique Greek hospitality!
Here you will find useful information for sightseeing tours, the best beaches and everything you need to make your accommodation in Kefalonia unforgettable.
To the north of the island there are high white cliffs plunging into the stunning blue waters and in the south of the island Mount Ainos towers above with its emerald green slopes covered in the Abies Kefalonica fir trees. It’s an island of phenomena and mystery where sea water on the west coast forces its way through the mountains and crosses to the east coast forming the magnificent Melissani Lake and our Island’s Saint whose body remained completely intact after being buried for 2 years and can be seen today in a splendid silver sarcophagus in the Omala Valley.
Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia, is 34 km from Agia Efimia and is definitely worth a day trip. An afternoon walk on the "lithostroto" makes for great shopping and relaxing cafes. Kefalonia's two caves, Drogarati and Melissani, have taken thousands of years to form. The multi-colored stalactites and stalagmites are a visit sure to remember.
The beautiful Monastery of St. Gerasimos is a must-see. Close by, the old church, which is built above the tomb and cave where the Saint lived, holds the Saint's relics.
Further north the village of Fiscardo is a recommended trip for our visitors. This venetian style town is known for it's pretty harbor filled with fishing boats, luxury yachts and daily cruisers. Fiscardo was the only village in Kefalonia not affected by the earthquake in 1953, showing off the islands original beauty.
Myrtos Beach is the trademark of Kefalonia and is considered the most beautiful beach on the Ionian Sea. This impressive beach has fine, golden sand and wonderful turquoise waters.
A short distance from Alexatos Studios in Kefalonia, you will find the famous Antisamos, Agia Paraskevi and Agia Efimia Beaches, but also many charming little pebble and sandy bays across Sami΄s coastline.
Some other beautiful beaches are the Petanoi and Xi beach in Lixuri, as well as the Makris and Platis Gialos in Argostoli.
A major attraction of Kefalonia Island is its delectable local delicacies.
We recommend selecting one of the many small taverns and restaurants in Agia Efimia Kefalonia that serve scrumptious local cuisine, including dishes such as fresh seafood, kreatopita, mpakaliaropita, aliada, kolokuthokorfades as well as feta cheese which are all made just a bit tastier with a bottle of the Kefalonian wine of your choice.
Have a drink as you watch people stroll by, or enjoy a night of dancing at Argostoli, the most vivid part of Kefalonia with many bars and clubs.
For more laid-back entertainment, quiet cafes and cocktail bars can be found in Agia Efimia Kefalonia.