Destinations, Ionian Islands

Kefalonia

Kefalonia

Its incredible beaches, its rich cultural heritage, its beautiful landscapes, mountains with lush vegetation and its cheerful and hospitable people make Kefalonia one of the most attractive destinations.

Kefalonia is the largest island of the Ionian Sea and is situated between Zakynthos (Zante) and Lefkada.

During the Byzantine period, Kefalonia was part of the province of Achaia and over the centuries was conquered by Normans, Franks, Venetians and Turks.

He joined Greece along with the rest of the Ionian Islands on May 21, 1864. The resistance of its inhabitants against Italian and German troops during the Second World War was very considerable.

The film “The Mandolin of Captain Corelli” starring Nicolas Cage and Penelope Cruz that was shot on the island, is based on this resistance.

The capital of the island is Argostoli, is a modern city that maintains its traditional character with its numerous neoclassical buildings, large squares, churches and a remarkable cultural activity, since there is an important Philharmonic Orchestra, choirs and theater groups. It is built in the form of an amphitheater overlooking the Koutavous lagoon which is a step for migratory birds.

The central street of Argostoli is Lithostroto, is a lively shopping street. In the center of Lithostroto you will find Kampanas Square and the bell tower that offers breathtaking views of the city and the Koutavou Lagoon.

Other places of interest in Argostoli are the Drapano Bridge or Devoset Bridge of 900m long built by the English in 1813 in order to connect Argostoli with the opposite coast.

The Archaeological Museum, the Korgialenio library with more than 55,000 volumes and an important collection of Byzantine icons. The Pharaoh Hill from where you can enjoy panoramic views of Argostoli.

The Katavothres caves inside the seawater and reappears after 14 days in Karavomylo in the area of ​​Sami that is at the other end of the island. Near Katavothres, at the end of the Lassi peninsula is the Agioi Anargiroi Lighthouse from where the sunset is beautiful.

Very interesting are also the Museum of History and Folk Art and the Enoteca Vinariés where wines and other local products are displayed.

Close to Argostoli are numerous beaches such as Kamaroules, Gradakia, Paliostafida, Makris Gialos and Platis Gialos.

7 km south of Argostoli is the Leivatho area with numerous small villages with neoclassical buildings, beautiful squares and sea views like Kaligata, Svoronata, Metaxata, Domata and Kourkoumelata and beautiful sandy beaches like Lourdas, Paradisi, Sisia, Katsonas, Nisi, Lefka, Koroni, Minia, Ammes, Ai Chelis, Lygia, Avythos, Agios Thomas, Trapezaki.

In the area of ​​Leivatho, you can also visit the Monastery Milapidias of 1587 and the Venetian fortress of Agios Georgios of the thirteenth century.

Further south to 11 kilometers from Argostoli lies Valsamata, a village famous for the local variety of Robola vines that is grown in the area, the Agios Gerasimos Monastery of the island and the natural park of Ainos.

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