Kefalonia

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  • 1. Agios Georgios Castle

    Castle/Palace

    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

    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

    Castle/Palace

    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

    Ruins

    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

    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

    Town/Village

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    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

    Bridge/Tunnel

    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

    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

    Town/Village

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Museum/Gallery

    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

    Town/Village

    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

    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

    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

    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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