10 Finest Issues To Do In Kefalonia – Hand Baggage Solely


Perched simply off the coast of mainland Greece, Kefalonia (or Cephalonia) is among the finest Greek islands to go to within the Ionian Sea. It’s a really stunning island that’s completely steeped in pure magnificence and a shed load of historical past. Truthfully, you’ll be spoilt for selection when searching for the perfect issues to do in Kefalonia whenever you go to, it’s beautiful. 

After our journey final month, I simply knew I needed to share among the finest issues we skilled on the island. You see, in contrast to among the different Greek Islands, Kefalonia is rather less recognized. Islands like; Santorini, Mykonos, Crete and Corfu appear to get numerous consideration, however there’s one thing to be stated about exploring one of many quieter Greek islands, too.

With that in thoughts, I’ve popped a couple of of the perfect issues to do in Kefalonia in your subsequent journey. Some are primarily based across the stunning shores, others within the historic cities however no matter they’re, I hope there’ll be a couple of that can ring a bell with you.

Have a look, beneath, at the perfect issues to do in Kefalonia in your journey. Additionally, as with all our posts, in the event you want every other ideas, simply pop us a message. Have the perfect time on the island. Greece is beautiful. 
1.) Melissani Lake

Okay, so Melissani Lake might be one of many coolest and finest issues to do in Kefalonia, even whether it is for under a brief journey. You see, Melissani Lake has really been hidden underground for a lot of a whole lot of years, then over time, the roof collapsed and created this unimaginable spot to see. 

Not too removed from the city of Sami, it’s really simple to get to Melissani Lake from any a part of Kefalonia. As soon as right here, purchase a ticket (round 10€) and head on contained in the cave space itself. As soon as inside, you’ll get to hop on one of many boats (with a couple of different folks) and discuss a journey throughout the lake itself. The water is so stunning and crystal clear, it’s beautiful to see.

Now, it does get busy at sure occasions, so attempt to keep away from peak season. Although, don’t fear in the event you can’t as they at all times attempt to fill the little boats up anyway. It may be solely a 10-15 minute expertise, nevertheless it’s properly value it when on the island. 
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2.) Myrtos Seashore

In case you love seashores, then Myrtos Seashore needs to be probably the greatest issues to do in Kefalonia. Truthfully, the waters are simply so blue and delightful. I’d go so far as saying that they’re among the bluest waters I’ve ever seen, even beating the Maldives. 

As soon as right here, check out the seaside from the viewpoints (on the street) and head on right down to the seaside itself.

Simply be sure to take some comfortable sneakers because the seaside has a couple of pebbles.
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three.) Asos (Assos)

Okay, so Asos (or Assos) is among the most picturesque little villages on the island of Kefalonia. Higher nonetheless, it’s simple to pair up a go to to Asos after spending the morning or afternoon on Myrtos Seashore. In spite of everything, it’s solely a few 15-minute drive away. 

As soon as right here, take a bit of wander across the little streets, see the colorful homes and cease by one of many seaside cafes for a frappe. It’s an effective way to spend a lazy afternoon. Alternatively, take a bit of ramble to the highest of Asos, on the spit of land itself. It actually is among the finest issues to do in Kefalonia in the event you love fairly villages. 

Oh yeah, and in the event you’re nonetheless hankering for a swim, head out for a bit of dip within the harbour space too. A lot of folks swim right here and the water is gorgeous. 

Now, you may park your automobile in Asos nevertheless it’s VERY restricted. There are solely about 20 areas in complete, so plan forward in peak-season.
four.) Fiskardo

Nestled on the north coast of the island, Fiskardo is a historic fishing village that dates again to Roman occasions. Right here, you’ll discover essentially the most picturesque little harbour that’s crammed with impartial Greek eating places which can be too good to overlook. 

Take a bit of wander via the city and have a bit of browse in all of the little shops, too. 
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5.) Ithaca

The close by island of Ithaca is fairly simple to go to in the event you’re fancying a day journey from Kefalonia itself. Many of the boats go from Sami (on Kefalonia) however you may be fortunate to catch one other non-public constitution or smaller boats from different areas, too. 
As soon as right here, take a bit of wander across the historic harbour space, ramble across the coat and actually simply chill. It’s a extremely laid-back island and delightful to probe for a day journey. 
Additionally, in the event you’re searching for a beautiful resort, test in to F Zeen (on Kefalonia) that’s on the south coast. 
6.) Sami

Perched on the east coast of Kefalonia, Sami is among the bigger cities on the island. That being stated, it’s nonetheless fairly small as cities go! Although, it’s nonetheless probably the greatest issues to do in Kefalonia and shouldn’t be missed. 
When you arrive, take a wander across the historic port with all of the little eateries to gorge in. Afterwards, you may head to the Sami Acropolis or Melissani Lake. It’s an important little place to go for lunch. 

Oh yeah, simply away from the primary harbour is Agia Paraskevi Seashore Restaurant which is completely yummy. Ensure to attempt their spanakopita, it’s scrumptious. 
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7.) Drogarati Caves

Not too removed from Melissani Lake, Drogarati Caves can simply be seen straight after (or earlier than) visiting the lake itself. So, in the event you love geological historical past, you’ll most likely discover this to be probably the greatest issues to do in Kefalonia. That being stated, it’s nonetheless an important little spot if you need a break from that intense summer time solar. 
As soon as inside, you’ll get to see a heap of stalactites and stalagmites and the large cave itself. 
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eight.) Argostoli

Argostoli might be the largest city on the island. Located a few 20-minute automobile journey from the airport, it’s an important city to go to if you wish to discover some good eating places and a stroll throughout the harbour.
Now, one spot we liked for lunch was Tzivras Restaurant 1933, simply off the primary harbour. It’s a correct native joint with not many vacationers in any respect. It’s a fairly casual affair however the meals is unimaginable and properly value it. You’ll depart stuffed. Truthfully, this alone makes Argostoli probably the greatest issues to do in Kefalonia. 
Oh yeah, and don’t neglect to look out into the harbour itself. Turtles name this space residence and we noticed one floating round by the shore. They’re big. Additionally, if you wish to keep in Argostoli itself, the Kefalonia Grand is gorgeous.
9.) Petani Seashore

Located on the west coast of Kefalonia, Petani Seashore is one other gem you undoubtedly shouldn’t miss on the island. In case you’re staying close to Lixouri, it’s a few 25-minute drive. That being stated, you may as well take the automobile ferry from Argostoli over to Lixouri as an alternative of driving throughout the entire bay. 
To be sincere, I feel the drive is rather more scenic and really, you don’t find yourself saving an excessive amount of time in any respect. In case you’re a seaside bum, you’ll simply discover Petani Seashore as probably the greatest issues to do in Kefalonia… simply pack that sunblock! 
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10.) Fteri Seashore

Located in between Petani Seashore and Myrtos Seashore, Fteri Seashore is one other little haven to go to if you need a soothing afternoon. It’s the right place for a bit of swim and the waters are simply so clear and delightful.
You’ll have the perfect time. 
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