Kefalonia

 


ΤΗΕ ISLAND OF ΚEFALONIA

Kefalonia is considered to be the bridge between East and West, a crossroad of sailing, the largest of the Ionian islands and the sixth in size among the Greek islands covering an area of 935 thousand acres; it is located south of Lefkada and Ithaca, north of Zante (Zakynthos) and opposite the opening up of the Corinthian Patraikos Gulf which facilitates the visitor's access to both the port of Piraeus and the islands of the Aegean Sea.

 

 

ARGOSTOLI

The capital of the Regional Unit of Kefalonia and Ithaca is a modern city rebuilt after the disastrous earthquake of 1953 and an entrance gate from Italy.

The town is lying amphitheatrically on a hill side, overlooking the natural harbour and the scenic Koutavos lagoon, facing the fir-covered mount Aenos.

 
 

Argostoli is the main financial, social, cultural and administrative centre of the Regional Unit with an important historical and cultural tradition seen through a variety of monuments and sights.

The international Airport of Kefalonia is just 7km from Argostoli and apart from the scheduled European flights, many private jets use it and then they embark the boats/yachts anchored in the port of Argostoli in order to start their holidays.

 
 


SAMI

The second largest port in the north-eastem part of the island where ferries run daily to Ithaca, Fiscardo, Corfu, Patras and Italy.

It is worth visiting the marvelous beach of Antisami with its very green and crystal clear water as well as Melissani Lake and the Drogarati cave, only 2Κm away.

 
 

FISCARDO

Α picturesque village on the far northern tip of the island. Fiscardo is and a significant port since the Venetians' period when the first mansions with red tiles on their roofs and small iron balconies were built and are still well preserved. A large part of Fiscardo has been declared an archaeological site and receives thousands of visitors every year. Its port is visited by many yachts of famous personalities.