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Katavothres

Katavothres is a natural phenomenon of “sink holes” situated just outside Argostoli on the coast road to Lassi around the Fanari Peninsula. The area has recently been revamped and there is now an attractive bar along with a watermill.

St. Agios Gerasimos

St. Gerasimos is the patron saint of Kefalonia, so the Monastery of St. Gerasimos is a sacred place for every citizen of Kefalonia. The Saint`s relics are kept in a glass case which is placed above the Saint`s tomb. 16th August and 20th October are major feast days for Kefalonia when the Saint`s remains are brought out and carried along by locals escorting the Saint`s relics.

St. Gergios Castle

Built on a 300 m high hill, and 7 km from Kefalonia’s capital Argostoli, Fort St. George, or “The Castle” is a major tourist attraction. The Castle was built during the 13th century and rebuilt by the Venetians after the 15th century. The Castle also offers a superb view of the area and nearby villages.

Ainos

The peak at 1,628 metres, Mount Ainos is not only the highest mountain in Kefalonia but the highest mountain in the Ionian Islands. A number of lesser peaks make up the central mountain range that forms a spine-like ridge that stretches across the middle of the island.

Melissani Lake

Melissani Lake is a place of timeless beauty. Located near Karavomilos, Melissani Lake is an amazing cave-cum-lake which, once seen, is unforgettable. Probably the number one tourist attraction of Kefalonia and not to be missed by anyone.

Drogarati Cave

Visit Drogarati Cave to see the uniquely sculptured stalagmites and stalactites that nature created thousands of years ago. The reflection of light creates a unique spectacle which is a must for visitors to the island. The acoustics of the cave are exceptional and it is used for concerts and other events.

Fiskardo’s Nautical Museum

The Visitors Centre was created in 1999 by the Fiskardo’s Nautical & Environmental Club (FNEC) in the Fiskardo’s old school. FNEC is a non profit & non governmental organization based on voluntary work and dedicated to environmental protection and community help.

Korgalenios Library and Museum

The Korgialenios Historical and Folk Museum is situated in the centre of Argostoli. The exhibits offer an in-depth view of Kefalonian cultural heritage. The library has contributed greatly to the cultural life of the city of Argostoli, and promotes and encourages scientific research in the Ionian area generally.

Mazarakata Tombs

The largest Mycenaean cemetery of Kefalonia was discovered in the area of Mazarakata. The Mazarakata tombs were excavated and investigated for the first time in 1813 by the Commissioner of the island, Colonel de Bosset. The Mycenaean tombs are situated near the village of Mazarakata. Relics from the tombs are on display at the archaeological museum of Argostoli.

St. Andreas Monastery

Located 10km from Argostoli near Peratata village, the monastery was founded in 1587 and today is used as an Ecclesiastical museum. In the monastery grounds one can also visit the Church Museum, which since 1988 has been housed in the old Catholic Monastery, which is the only building there to have survived the earthquake of 1953.

Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum in Argostoli Kefalonia was founded in 1957 to replace the old building destroyed by the earthquake in 1953. In the year 2000, it was repaired, and renovations were made under the direction of the Director General of Antiquities at the Ministry of Culture, Mr. L. Colona.