Kefalonia is the biggest island of the Ionian Sea, at the outlet of Patraikos Bay, between Zante and Lefkada. The island has a splendid natural beauty and a diversified geological structure with innumerable small bays and rich vegetation; the mountain Aenos (a National Park since 1962 supporting rich flora and fauna) looks impressive from far away.
Myrtos, the most famous beach is a major tourist attraction, and has been ranked fifth worldwide for its beauty. Fishing is very common throughout the waters within and around the island, and the harbors of Argostoli and Lixouri are the main fishing centers. The primary agricultural occupations are animal breeding and olive growing, with the remainder largely composed of grain and vegetables.
The island has a long winemaking tradition and is home to the dry, white lemony wines made from the Robola grape. Kephalonia is well known for its endangered loggerhead turtle population which nest at Kaminia beach under the watchful protection of the Sea Turtle Protection society.
Fiskardo is the most picturesque town on the island which survived the catastrophic earthquake in 1953. Its harbor is small, charming and well sheltered at the northwest end of Kefalonia and almost always crowded, especially during the peak months of July and August.
A small harbor is located N of harbor Lixouríou, with a width of about 100 m. The small harbor is protected from waves caused by winds from between S and NE by a breakwater of natural boulders, 340 m in length, and by a curved windward breakwater, 200 m in length, which extends NE.
The Municipal theater Kefalos of Kefalonia is located in Argostoli, between the main square and the famous street Plakostroto. It was built in 1857, while Kefalonia was under British rule and it was bombed in 1943 during World War II.
Immediately N of cape Ágios Sózon there is a NE-facing small harbor, with an entrance opening of about 20 m, which is protected by waves caused by S winds by a windward breakwater, which extends NE for about 50 m. Its outer side is made of natural boulders and the inner side is quayed.
Petani is a magnificent beach located in a distance of 20 km west of Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia in the beautiful peninsula of Pelliki. It consists of blue crystal waters and a stunning landscape of huge verdant cliffs that reach the blue sea.
Platia Ammos is a secluded beach located 30 km west of Argostoli, the main town of Kefalonia. This beach amazes every visitor with its natural beauty, which landscape is quite similar to this of Myrtos and Petani but far more unspoilt and peaceful.
Vatsa is actually the beach everyone is looking for but very few are able to find! This is a sort of a local legend. It's an untouched, almost primitive landscape, mostly accessible by sea, while lunch in the only local tavern -owned by a somewhat peculiar man- will certainly be the highlight of your vacations.
Kaminia is a sandy beach located 34 km south of Argostoli, the beautiful capital of Kefalonia and close to Skala village. It is one of the longest beaches of Kefalonia with crystalline waters, an ideal spot for a silent and relaxed day under the warm sun.
Foki (=seal) is easily accessed within a five minute drive from the busy village of Fiscardo while 50 kilometres separate the beach from Argostoli, the capital of Kefalonia. Foki is one of the most picturesque spots in Kefalonia known for its dreamy landsdcape with olive tree forests that come down to the beach and offer natural shade.
Megas Lakos, this delightful beach is located 35 km from Argostoli, the lovely town of Kefalonia. The beach is noticeably different and distinguishes for its red soft sand and the shallow waters that make a unique combination for the summer holidays.