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Kefalonia island: The "emerald" of the Ionian Sea!

An «emerald» of the Ionian Sea, an island with sandy beaches, the beautiful port of Argostoli, the picturesque Lixouri and one of the most photographed beaches in Greece, Myrto, expects to welcome you and introduce you to beauty. On the island you will find the Monastery of Saint Gerasimos, which is worth a visit. All the beaches are beautiful, and your options for accommodation are many. The Kefalonian cuisine is famous and the local wine is very good.

Three MUST SEE places:

Fiscardo, Kefalonia

It is a picturesque coastal village in the northern side of Kefalonia island , which lately has become a global tourist destination. The buildings in the village retain their traditional character increasing the area’s beauty. The port is one of the most beautiful sceneries of the island. Visitors can go by ferryboat to the port of Vassiliki in Lefkas or to Ithaca islands. Fiskardo offers several accommodation options. The local cuisine is delicious and you will find some of the best restaurants throughout the island. Fiskardo is located approximately 50 kilometers away from the island’s capital, called Argostoli. It has been declared protected settlement because of its traditional buildings. In the port you will often encounter yachts owned by Greek or national celebrities. Near Fiscardo there are some of the best beaches in the area, such as the one called Foki. It is worth noting that prehistoric findings indicate that the region has been inhabited for about 40,000 years. Fiskardo is undoubtedly one of the best options for holidays in Kefalonia island !

Sami, Kefalonia

Sami is a well-known town, the biggest port of the island of Kefalonia. It is located 20 kilometers away from Argostoli with a view across the sea to Ithaca. Sami is the tourist and shopping center of Kefalonia. The area has been inhabited since the pre-Hellenic period and the folklore town of today is definitely going to be to your liking.

Svoronata, Kefalonia

It is located just a breath away (9 kilometers) from Argostoli-the island’s capital. It’s a beautiful area full of life all summer long. Svoronata is also quite close to the airport of Kefalonia. Although the area has been evolved in tourism the latest years, it manages to maintain its folk atmosphere and you will be able to admire the traditional buildings of island architecture. As for the near-by beaches, they will win you over at first glance!


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Maria Athanssopoulos was born in the city of Tripoli, Greece, 1968. She has worked as a lawyer for almost 20 years. She writes interesting articles and takes photographs from the places she visits, since 2009. She run her own travel related web pages. She likes exploring new places and new cultures. She loves writing about her travel experiences. She also loves the art of photography. She has travelled almost all over Europe, but also in Turkey. Her plans for the future are to visit a lot more countries. Stay tuned!

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