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Kefalonia, a special part of Greece


Once you arrive at this unique place on earth you can feel this magical vibe that makes you want to stay here forever…
I, for one, couldn’t resist…

CephaloniaIn Kefalonia, the biggest of the Ionian Islands of Greece, the natural and cultural treasures are endless! Come here to relax and let the breathtaking landscapes and magical sunsets take away all your worries…

Explore an amazing combination of lush green mountains, dramatic landscapes, unspoiled sandy and pebbled beaches with turquoise and deep blue, crystal clear waters. 12.000 years of rich history, influences from both West and East and a unique natural environment have come together to give to this island a fascinating atmosphere and a unique colour, while Kefalonia still remains unspoiled by mass tourism.

Ideal for those seeking relaxation and serenity but as fascinating as for those yearning for adventure, Kefalonia island is waiting for you to discover it:

Walk around the villages. Visit the beautiful capital of Argostoli, with many attractions and walks, Cosmopolitan Fiscardo and relaxing, picturesque Assos bay, with it’s Venetian castle, can be found at the north part of the island. These places have preserved their traditional local architecture and colour that travel you back in time. Agia Efimia, a picturesque harbor with beautiful, little, white pebbled coves and great tavernas! Lassi and Skala villages for those seeking a bit more fun! All villages offer first class accommodation and services for the most demanding traveller.

CephaloniaVisit important archeological and religious sights like Saint Georges and Assos fortresses, Roman villas, tombs, Drepano bridge, monasteries and many more will give you the chance to walk through it’s long history of siege, war and revolution against conquerors. Getting some more information from a local will give you this extra touch.

Discover rare geological phenomena studied by international scientists that some have been answered and some others still add to that timeless myth of Kefalonia. These are the cause of the formation of some unique natural art attractions like Melissani Lake, Drogarati cave, Karavomilos lake, Katavothres and Kounopetra.

Have fun with a variety of outdoor activities that cover all tastes. Horse riding, donkey trekking, cave climbing, paragliding, sea kayaking and jeep safari, cooking lessons, wine tasting, apiary visits and endless hiking trails. Alternative tourism options like agrotourism and volunteering are also offered on the island. This is a great opportunity to come closer to the locals, observe them in their everyday life, hear their stories, work or just have fun with them. Kefalonians are special and it’s worth getting to know them and be influenced by their special humour and attitude to life.

Climb up to mount Ainos, the highest mountain of the Ionian Sea, whose peak reaches 1628 m, is the only declared National Park situated on a Greek Island. The mountain is ideal for excursions with it’s lush nature, with signed hiking trails, panoramic sea and mountain views and amazing sunrise and sunset. You will have the chance to watch wild horses here, birds and rare flora like orchids and the unique tree, Abies Cephalonica giving a special dark color to the mountain, named for that by the Italians, “Monte Nero”. Complete freedom and total relaxation is a common feeling on this island!

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Taste the kefalonian cuisine and a variety of local products available to you, so none of your senses stays unsatisfied! While enjoying your holidays here, you will often be guided to a taverna or a bakery shop from the special smell of a stew or baked bread. Good quality olive oil and olives, honey, a variety of yellow cheeses, an old tradition on feta cheese, yogurt, local meats, several sweets (like mandolas and pastokydono) and a selection of first class wines are a few of the local products that can be tried here. Trust one of the great tavernas to taste a variety of local dishes including the traditional meat or cod pie, riganada, sofigado, tsigaridia, aliada accompanied by a special wine and always a great view!

Through my blog www.kefaloniabyanna.com I want to share with you my point of view, original photos, videos and tips on the island. Find us on Fb too at https://www.facebook.com/kefaloniabyanna

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