Kefalonia at a glance

A wealth of hidden gems and lush trails await you. Experience the best of both worlds on a Kefalonia holiday, with sublime beaches, endless natural beauty, and opportunities for infinite adventures on land and sea.

The enchanting, sun-kissed island of Kefalonia is waiting for you to discover. Bursting with untouched scenic beauty, it is a delightful mixture of old and new. A tranquil place for total relaxation, the island also offers a multitude of activities and adventures for couples and families alike, meaning that a Kefalonia holiday could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

The largest island in the Ionian chain of western Greece, where you can also enjoy a Zante holiday, the beautiful island of Kefalonia boasts the third largest mountain range in the country, which provides a majestic backdrop to the spectacular and diverse landscape that awaits. Made famous as the setting for the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, on a Kefalonia holiday you can expect to explore underground lakes, pretty pebbled beaches, gorgeous bays with white sands and crystal-clear waters, as the sublime island has it all. 

It’s easy to see why so many visitors choose to return to Kefalonia again and again. Breath-taking scenery combines effortlessly with great beaches, clear blue waters and picturesque resorts. The warm blue waters are home to a treasure trove of marine wildlife, which includes dolphins, rare monk seals and loggerhead turtles and, on land, you can get up close to some of Kefalonia’s wildlife in the national park, with wild ponies, golden eagles, ospreys and other protected species.

Whether you’re seeking nature, culture or looking to spend time above or below the sea, Kefalonia has it all in abundance. It’s time to stop dreaming and to uncover the paradise island of Kefalonia on your next Greek island holiday.

Where to stay in Kefalonia

Agia Efimia Kefalonia, Greece

Agia Efimia

Agia Efimia holidays offer the opportunity to sample a quaint yet picturesque harbour town and to kick back for a chilled out getaway.

Argostoli

Argostoli

Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia and retains centuries of history and character.  The town centre has an array of shops, bars, restaurants and amenities.

Farsa Village Holidays

Farsa Village

Farsa Village holidays offer the opportunity to sample a quaint yet picturesque holiday.

Fiskardo Kefalonia, Greece

Fiskardo

One of Kefalonia’s most picturesque villages, you’ll be enchanted by the luxury yachts and colourful fishing boats bobbing in the harbour. Combined with the rugged hillsides of cypress trees and the pretty Venetian buildings, that contrast seamlessly against g…

Karavomylos Kefalonia, Greece

Karavomylos

Karavomylos is a picturesque fishing village on the eastern coast of Kefalonia, where authentic Greek food and a host of natural beauty sites are the order of the day. A feast for all the senses.

Katelios

Katelios

Katelios situated on the eastern side of the island, is the perfect destination for a tranquil holiday.

Lassi Kefalonia, Greece

Lassi

Lassi offers five sandy bays that shelve gently into shallow water, making this safe for kids and therefore the ideal resort for families and beach lovers alike. Perfectly located for seeing more of Kefalonia, Lassi holidays are well worth exploring.

Lixouri

Lixouri

Holidays to Lixouri take you to an authentic Greek town in Kefalonia. Here you’ve got your pick of the beaches, and easy access to the island capital, too.

Lourdas Kefalonia, Greece

Lourdas

Fall in love with the laid back charms of Lourdas. Growing in popularity yet still a traditional Greek village, holidays to Lourdas are ideal for those wanting to relax yet enjoy getting out and about in the glorious countryside.

Pessada Holidays

Pesada

Pesada is located at the southernmost edge of Kefalonia, a small village and harbour. It belongs to the region of Livathos, covering the southern part of the island. Pesada is the port of Kefalonia that connects the island to the north coast of Zante.

Poros Kefalonia

Poros

Perched on Kefalonia's south-east coast is the beautiful little village of Poros. Many of Kefalonia's visitors never make it to this quiet corner of the island, which once used to be a big tourist hub in the early 1980s. These days, larger resorts nearby, such…

Skala Kefalonia, Greece

Skala

Skala holidays are growing steadily in popularity but have retained their relaxed village atmosphere. The rugged and unspoilt scenery along the glimmering coastline and an attractive waterfront lined with tavernas, keep visitors returning to this area.

Skala Kefalonia, Greece

Svoronata

Svoronata is a peaceful resort that’s just begging to be discovered. Scenically very beautiful with rambling olive groves and fields full of wild flowers, this is the perfect destination for a true get-away-from-it-all holiday.

Trapezaki Beach

Trapezaki

Trapezaki is a great choice for a peaceful break. Get away from it all in a beautiful setting beneath the gaze of Mount Aenos. Bathe in the turquoise waters at unspoilt Trapezaki Beach, sail around the tranquil waters or hire a car to see more of Kefalonia.

Best Time to Visit

The weather during the months of May, June, September and October are perfect in Kefalonia. The temperatures are a little cooler (27 C in June compared to 29 C in July and August), prices are a little lower, and there aren’t as many people on holiday during these months either. 

Kefalonia Travel Advice

Airports/flights: We fly from numerous UK airports to Kefalonia Airport. Flights take around 3 hours, 30 minutes from Gatwick.

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. 

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.

Car: An excellent way of getting around during Kefalonia holidays, car hire gives you complete flexibility.

Boat: There are boat connections with the neighbouring islands (CorfuIthacaLefkada) as well as the mainland (Patras, Igoumenitsa and Kyllini) from Argostoli, Sami and Poros. 

Make the most of your trip Things to see & do

A guide to the vineyards and wineries of Kefalonia

Kefalonia is a world-renowned winemaking region, known for the famous Robola wine.  Grape cultivation in the region goes back to Neolithic times, so the locals have certainly had a long time to perfect their craft! If you want to experience the wines of Kefalonia for yourself, this guide to the vineyards and wineries of Kefalonia will highlight a few of the delightful options available.

Further Information about Kefalonia

A wealth of hidden gems and lush trails await you. Experience the best of both worlds on a Kefalonia holiday, with sublime beaches, endless natural beauty and opportunities for infinite adventures on land and sea.

Welcome to Kefalonia

Bursting with untouched scenic beauty, it is a delightful mixture of old and new. A tranquil place for total relaxation, the island also offers a multitude of activities and adventures for couples and families alike.

The beautiful island of Kefalonia boasts the third largest mountain range in the country, which provides a majestic backdrop to the spectacular and diverse landscape that awaits.

Experience something new

Experience the amazing caves of Aggalaki and Melissani & Drogarati, whose ancient formations have extraordinary underground lakes which change colour during the day and are an unmissable spectacle.  By night, meander the endless backstreets or visit Mythos beach.

Enjoy a refreshing drink at the harbour-side town of Fiskardo; bursting with yachts, this is Greece’s version of St Tropez. Or, dine on seafood at Vatsa Beach’s amazing taverna, before drinking in the natural splendours at the Agrilliean Monastery, high above Sami. Traditional Greek Kefalonian cities such as Argostoli and Lixouri are cosmopolitan and dynamic in equal measure.

Uncover what makes Kefalonia the perfect holiday destination

It’s easy to see why so many visitors choose to return to Kefalonia again and again. Breathtaking scenery combines effortlessly with great beaches, clear blue waters and picturesque resorts.

It’s time to stop dreaming and to uncover the paradise island of Kefalonia on your next Greek island holiday.

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