Charming Greek island of Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Sea. Over recent years, the island has become a popular destination for families. Because of the relatively large size of Kefalonia its beautiful beaches are never crowded by visitors and are ideal for families with small children.
Because of the beauty of Kefalonia has become known throughout the world for the scenes of the film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin”. Most cosmopolitan island destination is the city of Fiskardo, but in the territory of Kefalonia has many other equally beautiful villages, notably the village of Sami, Kefalonia and Assos.
Located between the islands of Lefkada and Zakynthos, Kefalonia is famous for its natural beauty – in the island has many wonderful lakes and rivers, green forests, caves and beautiful beaches. Precisely because of its beauty on this island often been attacked other nations, such as the Venetians, Byzantines, even Napoleon’s army could not resist and wanted to take control of Kefalonia. Throughout the Second World War was under secondment Kefalonia Italian and German troops, and this fact was the cause of the shooting of the film “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” on Kefalonia.
Capital of Kefalonia is Argostoli, this is where you will find many cafes, restaurants, banks, bars and nightclubs. Major cities are also Lixouri and Sami, and the most popular tourist sites are the village of Fiscardo, rock and Lassie.
Located 50 km away from Argostoli, the picturesque village of Fiskardo is renowned for its warm atmosphere. On the coast, the village has a lot of traditional taverns and bars and traditional Venetian buildings located around the bay, give this village a unique charm that reflects the rich heritage of Kefalonia. Nearby the village you will find a large number of beautiful beaches and quiet coves.
Sure, the beach Mirto is one of the most attractive and the most famous beaches of Kefalonia. This fabulous beach is constantly included in lists of the various travel magazines as one of the best beaches in Greece and around the world. You can get to the beach on any form of transport. Located at a distance of 27-km from Argostoli Antisamos beach is also considered one of the best Greek beaches. Besides the beach, also visit the monastery, located on a high hill.
Resting on Kefalonia, be sure to visit the underground lake Melissani Assos town and its castle and cave Drogarati.
Kefalonia hotels of our team recommends that you pay attention to the hotels Ionian Emerald Resort and Apollonion Resort & Spa.
Located in the picturesque village Karavomylos, 5-star hotel provide Ionian Emerald Resort offers stylish rooms, which have all the necessary modern conveniences, as well as a hot tub. The hotel has a large swimming pool and sun terrace, and there is a separate children’s pool and playground. Facilities include a health center with a sauna and massage rooms, a bar, a restaurant, a tour desk and a gift shop. The hotel offers free private parking and free access to Wi-Fi.
Five-star hotel Apollonion Resort & Spa is located near the town of Lixouri and beautiful golden beaches. The hotel features a wellness center, restaurant and tour desk. Hotel rooms have air conditioning, private bathroom, satellite TV and hairdryer. The hotel also offers free private parking, beauty salon, children’s playground and a tennis court. In the public areas offer free access to Wi-Fi.
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