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Holidays In Karavomylos

Karavomylos Holidays at a Glance

Karavomylos is a picturesque fish village in the west part of Sami and 1 km from the harbour.The village is a big attraction for visitors as very close to it are some of the most famous natural sights in Kefalonia. The cave of Drogarates and the lake of Melissani. Karavomylos has a small circular lake, with lush vegetation and fresh water which flows into the sea.

The surrounding area has interesting geological phenomenons, really impressive is the cave of Drogarati with rare stalagmites and stalactites. The interior can easily host a concert. The acoustics of the cave is similar to that of ancient theatres.

Very close to the cave is the underground lake of Melissani, which was discovered in 1951 by the speleologist Yiannis Petrohelos. A large part of the roof has fallen making it easy for exploration. This lake is a really impressive sight and not to be missed.

Who goes to Karavomylos?
People looking for a relatively quiet, relaxing holiday in picturesque surroundings.



Key Facts - Karavomylos

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport11 km
  • Airport Transfer (Taxi)25 mins

Blessed with some of the most dramatic scenery in the region, Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands and is blessed with an amazing photo opportunity around every corner.

Discover the treasures of Kefalonia on your next holiday

Kefalonia boasts the third largest mountain range in Greece, providing a majestic backdrop to the exceptional landscape of the island and spectacular caves ripe for discovery. What's more, holidaymakers hoping to get a little closer to Kefalonia's wildlife will have the opportunity to enjoy a splendid national park - home to wild ponies, golden eagles, ospreys and other protected species.

If you want to get your toes wet on holiday in Kefalonia, then choose between one of the islands' many beautiful beaches - including the world renowned Myrtos Beach - and submerge yourself in clear, warm waters.

With its 4 kms of shingle and sandy beach the relaxed resort of Skala has a number of great bars and tavernas but has managed to retain its village atmosphere

Just 2 kms from the capital of the island, Lassi has a number of quiet coves as well as two long beaches and also plays host to a wide choice of bars and tavernas.

At the northern tip of the island is the sophisticated resort of Fiskardo which exudes a refined atmosphere and with its picturesque harbour and pastel painted houses it is one of the villages that escaped the 1953 earthquake largely untouched.

Located on the eastern side of the island is the relatively undeveloped seaside village of Katelios. With its two small beaches and a sprinkling of tavernas it is the place to sample local life.

A cosmopolitan nightlife can also be found on this stunning island. Dynamic Kefalonian cities such as Argostoli and Lixouri will delight holidaymakers hoping to discover tavernas and bars to complement a warm evening in paradise.

Abbey of St Gerasimos: This is where the island's protector used to live as a monk.

Angakali and Melissanthi Caves: These caves have impressive underground lakes which change colour during the day.

Tomb of Odysseus: Still being excavated and is located outside Poros. Many locals firmly believe this Mycenaean tomb must have belonged to Odysseus, and that this great king impossibly could have ruled just the small Ithaca.

Abbey of St Gerasimos: This is where the island's protector used to live as a monk.

Angakali and Melissanthi Caves: These caves have impressive underground lakes which change colour during the day.

Tomb of Odysseus: Still being excavated and is located outside Poros. Many locals firmly believe this Mycenaean tomb must have belonged to Odysseus, and that this great king impossibly could have ruled just the small Ithaca.

Popular activities for those taking holidays in Karavomylos include:

  • Scuba diving
  • Boat trips
  • Horse riding

    Karavomylos Holidays - Excursions


    Island Tour: Discover the wonders of one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. See it all in one day so you can then return to your favourite areas later in the holiday. Your chance to discover the stunning unspoilt island of Kefalonia. Breathtaking mountain scenery, underground caves, natural beaches and traditional villages. A guaranteed fantastic day out! A chance to discover all that the island has to offer!

    3 Islands Cruise: A day out on a boat is equivalent to 3 days on the beach so slap on the high factor sun cream. See some of the most spectacular rocky coastline from the sea

    Island Hopping: Join us as we set sail, stopping off at the Islands of Meganissi, Lefkada and Scorpios, the island owned by the famous Onassis family. Relax and unwind, swim and soak up the rays as we stop off at some different beaches along the way. Ideal for boat and sun lovers alike!

    Capital Delights: Shop for the most authentic goodies to take home with you. Check out the colourful local way of life in the island's vibrant capital. Do you enjoy a relatively faster paced couple of hours and shopping as well as people watching whilst relaxing in one of the many cafes and bars? A chance to wander around the islands' capital is a must! Browse through the narrow streets, taking in all that this lovely capital has to offer!

    BBQ Cruise: A relaxing day out, highly recommended for all. A day of fun and relaxation, if the idea of 'Busy Doing Nothing' appeals to you then this is the perfect day out! Spend the day relaxing on the crystal clear waters of the Ionian Sea. If you fancy something a bit more energetic, then why not try your hand at some Champagne Diving or a spot of Volley Ball. Sun and Sea all rolled into a great day out! BBQ lunch included.

    Ithaka: An island completely untouched by mass tourism. Step back in time and experience the 'real' Greece. Cross over on the ferry to the sister island of Ithaka. Discover the traditional and beautiful smaller island, as depicted in Homers epic poems. A relaxing and peaceful day out, Stepping back in time!

    These are just a few of the exciting days and nights out available from you representative. We strongly advise you to confirm your place at the Welcome Get Together on the day after arrival, as places are limited.

Eating/Drinking During Karavomylos Holidays

Majestic pine-clad mountains, crystal clear sea and gorgeous beaches, that’s Kefalonia! The capital is Argostoli has a mix of tavernas, modern restaurants and harbour-front bars, while the second biggest town Lixouri is a 30-minute journey by car ferry.

Getting Around on Karavomylos Holidays

Boat: There are boat connections with the neighbouring islands (Corfu, Ithaca, Lefkas) as well as the mainland (Patras, Igoumenitsa and Kyllini) from Argostoli, Sami and Poros. There is a ferry boat between Argostoli and car hire gives you complete flexibility as well as the ability to see more of the island.

Bus: There are local buses connecting the main villages. You can get to almost any point on Kefalonia - even remote beaches, villages, and monasteries - by KTEL bus. Schedules, however, are quite flexible. The KTEL station is on Leoforos A. Tritsi, at the far end of the harbour road, 200m (656 ft.) past the Trapano Bridge.

Taxi: For those who don't enjoy driving twisting mountain roads, taxis are the best alternative but you should negotiate the fare prior to commencing the journey.

Karavomylos Holidays Shopping

Best buys during Karavomylos holidays include:

  • Honey, Pralines (Mandoles)
  • White wine (Robola)
  • Quince paste
  • Locally made ceramics and pottery,
  • Embroidered linen and crochet work.

Holidays in Karavomylos - Beaches

Antisamos - The beach made famous by the film 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'.

Makris and Plati Yialos - Two of the island's most popular sandy beaches.

Agia Efimia - Shingle beaches and pebble bays surrounded by crystal blue waters and green hillsides. Ideal for couples. Find a cove all to yourselves.

Skala - A mix of sand and pebbles, with trees where you can take a break from the sun. Watersport facilities and tavernas are available.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp CAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Kefalonia20242729292621
London13162022211913
Sunshine HoursAprMayJunJulAugSepOct
Kefalonia810121413107
London5676653


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