Kefalonia Travel Guide

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Kefalonia Local History

In 1953 an earthquake reading 7.2 on the richter scale destroyed many villages of Kefalonia the largest island in the Ionian peninsula. Argostoli, the capital has been newly built.It is well known today as the setting for the film 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin'

Kefalonia Attractions

Top Attractions

Historical and Cultural Museum In Argostoli, this fine museum contains artifacts from the variety of occupiers of the island, including tools, furniture and costumes.

Drogarati Cave Just outside Sami the main port of the island lies this cave and the caves of Mellisani. Awesome stalactites and long passages are impressive. Concerts are held here in the summer in one of the caverns.Worth the 700 Drachma charge.Kastro The old capital of the island situated 9 Km SE of Argostoli above the village of Peratata.A 13th century castle of St George as well as some beautiful nature rambles in the area.

Kastro The old capital of the island situated 9 Km SE of Argostoli above the village of Peratata.A 13th century castle of St George as well as some beautiful nature rambles in the area.

Restaurant Fois Overlooking the sea near Saint Helis Beach, Svoronata,Kefalonia, this is the ideal place to spend an evening in friendly and pleasant company. The meals are freshly cooked and the menu is based on traditional family recipes using home grown fruit and vegetables. Highly recommended.
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Petani beach On the far west coast of Kefalonia - on a par with Myrtos Beach but without the crowds. Tiny white limestone pebbles and turquoise sea. A stunning hidden gem!
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Hersonas By far the most interesting restaurant on Kefalonia in the village of Hersonas in south west Kefalonia. It is owned by the local butcher so you get some really fresh and tasty meat. It is essentially a grill house but really good food.
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Olive Lounge, Lourdas, Kefalonia The Olive Lounge at Lourdas, Kefalonia is the most relaxed eating experience that I have had in years! Wonderful food to tempt the palates of all nationalities and music to make you want to stay for that extra course that you know you shouldn't indulge in, but what the hell! You're on holiday!!
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Outside Lounge Club Lots of parties, great inside and outside area!!! Huuuge fun!
submitted by Denis, 17/11/06

Zorbas Great night out, lovely food, great dancing, cute waiters! Anyone of any age will enjoy it, I loved it.
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Kefalonia Beaches

Mirtou Beach North of the capital lies this pristine sandy beach with amountainous background. This beautful beach attracts many tourists and is reached by a narrow road

Poros Beach About 40 Km southeast of the capital this fabulous beach is perfect for swimming and snorkelling and is surrounded with natural beauty.

Agios Thomas Beach Is near the village of Pessada to the south of Argostoli.A series of small natural coves make this a very interesting beach especially for kids. Safe swimming and underwater life.

Kefalonia Restaurants and Bars

Kefalonia Restaurants

Mythos Set in a palm tree oasis in the center of Argostoli, always a favourite with locals and tourists alike. Expect friendly service and local specialities.

Eliniko Right on Katelios Beach, Eliniko's serves Greek buffets , snacks and is a popular destination for the family as there is a duck pond, aviary and the beach to keep the little ones occupied. Barbeques and live bands and dancing at night complete the picture for this piece of paradise.

Green Paradise Snack Bar Between Skala town and the beach you will find this aptly named cafe. Very informal, set amongst shrubs and trees and serving light snacks, breakfasts, Burgers and Greek dishes such as Souvlaki, Spinich pie etc.

Patricias Taverna In Lourdas. Patricias is well known and popular on the island.From breakfast to supper this Taverna brings back memories of the film 'Shirley Valentine' with its blue check tablecloths.

Kefalonia Bars & Clubs

Astra Music Bar Spectacular views over Lourdas Bay, this small and popular bar plays the latest hits and lots of golden oldies.Plenty of room to dance inside and a large verandah in which to chill out.

Nemesis Not only a bar, but an enter tainment centre for the whole family.One can drink, eat, dance, watch big screen sports and play games here. The owners have given a lot of thought to pleasing the clients.

Alexander Restaurant On the main square in Argostoli, where Greek dancing is the order of the day or should I say the night. Try lifting a table with your teeth while dancing to Zorba. That should get your dentist rubbing his hands with glee!.

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