We’ve compiled the best of the best in Kefalonia - browse our top choices for the top things to see or do during your stay.

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  • 1. Agios Georgios Castle


    Fortifications have stood atop this hill since the Byzantine era, though the ruins of this castle date from the early 16th century. When the...Read More

  • 2. Ammos Beach


    Some 280 steps were carved into the cliff face to enable access to this beach, which had previously only been reachable by boat. But in 2014...Read More

  • 3. Assos Castle


    Construction of Assos Castle began in 1593. At the time the island's fortified center, Agios Georgios, was deemed too central by its Venetian...Read More

  • 4. Mount Ainos National Park

    Park (National/State/Provincial)

    As the setting for the only national park on a Greek island (founded in 1962), Mount Ainos doesn't disappoint. Huge swathes of endemic Abies...Read More

  • 5. Acropolis of Sami


    Little in modern Sami points to the power this area once held. Its exploits during the Trojan War (1260–1180 BC) were once sung of by Homer...Read More

  • 6. Antisamos Beach


    A few kilometers' walk or drive from Sami lies one of the island's more famous beaches: a forested bay wrapping narrow white-pebble shores and...Read More

  • 7. Assos


    There's little to see within the village of Assos, yet it's still a dazzling sight. It is largely made up of a single steep road that plummets...Read More

  • 8. Botanic Garden


    Created by the Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation, the Cephalonica Botanica lies a couple of kilometers south of the city center and offers a peaceful...Read More

  • 9. Cave Hermitage of Agios Gerasimos


    Set on a hill above the nearby village of Lassi, this small chapel hides a narrow cave that is filled with offerings. This is said to be where...Read More

  • 10. Dafnoudi Beach


    While most sun worshippers head to Emblisi Beach, the real find of this area lies a short stroll from the village of Antipata, just a few kilometers...Read More

  • 11. De Bosset Bridge


    The British occupation (1809–64) of Kefalonia transformed Argostolion, rebuilding its streets and beefing up the island's infrastructure. The...Read More

  • 12. Drogarati Cave


    A 4-km drive from Sami, this 150-million-year-old cave was only discovered after a land collapse revealed its entrance. Earthquakes and trophy...Read More

  • 13. Fiskardo


    Fiskardo derives its name from a Norman Duke and adventurer, Robert Guiscard, who attempted to occupy Kefalonia in 1084. He failed, yet the...Read More

  • 14. Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation


    Established by three wealthy brothers in 1984, who turned their family home into a museum to display their personal collections of art, lithographs...Read More

  • 15. Kipouria Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Perched on the far west coast and famed for its clifftop views, this 18th-century monastery is home to just a solitary monk, named Efsevios...Read More

  • 16. Korgialenio History & Folklore Museum


    Squirrelled away to the right of stairs leading to the city library, what this small museum lacks in explanation it makes up for in diversity...Read More

  • 17. Lixouri


    Kefalonia's second-largest town is less businesslike than Argostoli, and its post-quake rebuilding more in line with the old Venetian style...Read More

  • 18. Makris Gialos Beach


    The golden-sand beaches surrounding Lassi can be notoriously busy. Access is easy and buses even run here from nearby Argostoli. It's the reason...Read More

  • 19. Melissani Cave


    An atmospheric Greek-style cenote, the collapsed roof of this limestone cave lake creates a magical setting, albeit one firmly capitalized on...Read More

  • 20. Myrtos Beach


    Myrtos is the poster child for Kefalonia's shores, and frequently named among the top beaches in Greece. Wrapped in high scrubby cliffs, its...Read More

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