Excursions


Argostoli Shopping & Argostoli by night

Visit the island’s capital and take in the bustling sights and sounds of the vibrant commercial hub of island life. There are 3 distinct areas to visit: The area along the waterfront with fishing boats moored along the quayside displaying their catch of the day – the many fruit and vegetable stalls on both sides of the street make a colourful and fragrant foreground to the lagoon and mountain scenery in the distance. Choose from a number of quayside cafes & bars from which to enjoy a refreshing drink or snack and watch the world go by.


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Sami, Drogarati Caves and Melisana Lake

Visit the island’s busiest port town and enjoy a stroll along the promenade. Have a meal or enjoy a drink at one of the many waterfront cafes, bars and restaurants with picturesque views over the bay towards the island of Ithaca on the horizon. Visit Anti Samos beach, the setting for some of the beach scenes in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Combine this with a visit to the nearby Drogarati Caves with their impressive stalactites and stalagmites. And for something that is truly a phenomenon, just outside the tiny village of Karavoumilos, the Melisana lake, hidden in a collapsed cave where the sunlight streams through the underground cavern and produces a wonderful spectrum of colours on the water.


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Beaches of distinction. Try a number of beaches in the same day on a tour around the island !

Mounda Beach – also known as turtle beach. A stunning, sandy beach on the south coast near Skala, where the loggerhead turtle (Caretta Caretta) returns yearly to nest.

Anti Samos beach, a remote pebble beach, just next to Sami – the setting for some of the beach scenes in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Great taverna on the beach.

St. Friday’s (Aghios Pareskevi) beach – a cute pebble beach between Sami & Aghia Feminia with dramatic views overlooking the channel between Kefalonia an……..


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Fiscardo & Assos

The village of Assos is built in one of the most picturesque parts of the island astride the narrowest point of the narrow Assos promontory. The houses, with their distinctive local architecture, are tucked away amidst the thick vegetation of pine and cypress trees. The picturesque little harbour with its fishing boats is also a mooring for a large number of private yachts. The castle is of Venetian origin and preserves its mysterious atmosphere. Built at the end of 16th century to protect the inhabitants from pirate raids, is in a good state of preservation.


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Mount Ainos National Park – Views, Fresh Air & Picnic!

With its peak at 1,628 metres, Mount Ainos is not only the highest mountain in Kefalonia but also 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.
Chose a clear day and take a picnic. The views are quite spectacular with other Ionian Islands and the Greek mainland clearly visible. There are many interesting walks along forest paths and a number of great picnic spots.


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Mount Ainos & Aghios Gerassimos Monastery

With its peak at 1,628 metres, Mount Ainos is not only the highest mountain in Kefalonia but also the highest mountain in the Ionian Islands. Enjoy the spectacular views and fresh mountain air. Ensure that you chose a clear day to get the best photos.
Located right in the centre of the island at the head of the Omala valley are the church and monastery of Aghios Gerassiomo.

Aghios Gerassimos is dedicated to the island’s patron saint and is an interesting place to visit. This area is also home to the island’s renowned Robola grape – the heart of its favourite wine. A visit to the vineyard & wine co-operative can also be included in the day.


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