…providing recreation possibilities equally for mountain and sea holidays…
Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands group. Verdant landscapes almost merging with the aquamarine sea, rare geological phenomena, quaint harbors, mountain and seaside villages, pristine beaches, museums, caves, Venetian architecture, castles and ancient city walls, await visitors for a plunge into pleasure!
Crowning the plateau of Omalos, the Monastery of St Gerasimos, the island’s patron saint, attracts hundreds of visitors each year; rising over a hilltop at 300 meters, the imposing Castle of St. George, the old capital of the island, offers astounding views; on Aenos mountains, the national park with the rare black spruce forest is heaven on earth for trekkers and mountain climbers; the impressive underground lakes in Melissani and the caves at Drogοrati feature stalactites and stalagmites over 20,000 years old; the Sinks, a rare geological phenomenon, are among the many “mysteries” of Kefalonia.
Backdropped by verdant hills, the capital town of the island, beautiful Argostoli, is built in the center of a bay forming a natural, quaint harbor. It is the cultural center of Kefalonia with worthwhile museums, good accommodation, a wide range of services, restaurants, bars and shops that meet the needs of visitors.
Erected at the entrance of the bay over a lagoon, the Argostoli bridge, is a major holiday attraction, a great place for fishing and ideal venue for a romantic evening walk with panoramic views of the town.
The island is very fertile and produces fruits and vegetables used in local recipes that have all the features of the Mediterranean diet. There are many traditional taverns and international restaurants, as well as a number of wineries, most of which produce some very respectable wines, both red and white.
Kefalonia is easily accessed by direct and frequent ferry runs from various ports or by air. During tourist season, the International Airport, at 8km south of Argostoli, receives several direct flights from most major European destinations.
The island of Ithaca lies east of the northwest coast of Kefalonia, from which it is separated by the Strait of Ithaca. It is a captivating island with many sites, natural beauty, intense charm and serenity. “Ithaca” symbolizes nostalgia, longing, life journey and fate, and refers to an Odyssey and a challenge for all aspiring journeyers. The serene character of the island, barren landscape, fascinating beaches and live traditions offer unforgettable experiences in a mythical setting. It is the ideal place for wanderers and history buffs.