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Renowned for being the back drop of the Hollywood block buster ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ Kefalonia is one of the true jewels of all the Ionian Islands. With a wealth of natural beauty and amazing wildlife Kefalonia gives its holiday makers that real atmosphere of Greece. With an abundance of picturesque fishing villages and fine white sandy beaches Kefalonia really is worth a visit.
Kefalonia is a laid back holiday destination that has a huge choice of holiday resorts ranging from very relaxed like the resort of Trapezaki to slightly less relaxed such as the holiday resort of Skala. Kefalonia is a great holiday destination for those holiday makers looking for culture. Kefalonia has and vast amount of castles, monasteries and old churches, it even has some fantastic Roman ruins.
For those holiday makers looking for an active holiday away, Kefalonia offers some great water sports, the resort of Lassi is slightly more commercialised and offers an abundance of water sports. Over all Kefalonia is a great place to visit, a perfect holiday destination to relax and unwind.
Ideal for Couples
Couples could not want a better holiday destination than the Island of Kefalonia. With a great choice of rural or slightly more commercial holiday resorts, Kefalonia is the perfect couples getaway. For those holiday makers looking for the perfect romantic holiday resort, it would be hard to beat Minies, an outstanding village that perched on white rocks lapped by the Ionian Sea.
Great for Families
The island of Kefalonia is a great holiday destination for families. Many of the resorts can be quite so for those families looking for a holiday with a little more entertainment the holiday resort of Lassi is ideal with its bars, tavernas and shops. The largest resort on the island of Kefalonia is Skala, this holiday resort provides a great location for families.
As with the majority of the smaller Greek holiday islands eating out not just about eating a meal it is about the whole experience. With fantastic local restaurants, tavernas and grills there is an option to suit every budget.
The nightlife in Kefalonia is certainly what you make it. Some of the smaller holiday resorts such as Minies and Trapezaki have a very low key nightlife based around the local tavernas and bars. Holiday makers looking for something slightly more upbeat should head to the resorts of Skala, Lassi and Lixouri all of which have a good choice of bars, tavernas, grills and restaurants.
Holiday makers looking for that perfect white sandy beach need go no further than the island of Kefalonia. The holiday destination of Kefalonia boasts the best beaches in Greece. Myrtos Beach has been voted by visitors as the number one beach in Greece. Other fantastic beaches worth visiting are Xi beach near Lixouri, Skala beach and Lourda Beach to the south of the Kefalonia capital.
Great Day Trips
The island of Kefalonia is a great place to explore with some fantastic scenery there are varied walking and hiking routes along the coastline. For those holiday makers that do not want to exert too much energy, why not let someone else do it for you. Take a traditional rowing boat to visit the Caves at Melissani and Drogorati and experience the amazing turquoise waters.