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Sightseeing in Kefallonia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Kefalonia is a magnificent island that attracts tourists by rich picturesque nature, golden sands, calm bays and wide choice of sights. Besides the fact this resorts becomes more and more popular each year, everyone will be able to find here a calm place for rest.
Kefallonia has hundreds of hotels to choose from, so finding the best won’t be a difficult task. Travelers used to luxurious hotels should pay attention to Ionian Emerald. This is a … Open
The nature has made this island truly miraculous. This is particularly true for caves and grotto. You will find a large number of underground and cave lakes on the island. Kefalonia can be called a true paradise for people who like wild untouched nature. You will have a chance to climb to the mountain peaks and see unique pines that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. If you are lucky enough, you will definitely see wild horses on your way. These are grandiose and beautiful animals.
Water near the coast is considered among the cleanest in the world, so this region has become home to sea bears, turtles and dolphins. Returning back to the theme of sights, tourists should definitely pay some attention to Cave Melissani. This is the largest cave with a huge lake inside. The walls and ceiling of the cave are decorated with stalagmites. The age of some of them is 20 thousand years. You can rent a boat, make a ride on a lake and enjoy the look of fairytale-like caves. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Although Kefalonia cannot boast the abundance of large shopping centers, the choice of attractive places for shopping is really decent here. A very interesting selection of locally produced … Open
Excursions to Ainos Mountain are no less popular. Here you can see unique black pines. Every nature lover dreams to see them. If you are more into architectural sightseeing, then consider visiting Asos Fortress, the building of which took place in the 17th century. One more amazing building is St. George Fortress. The building has the shape of a polygon and occupies the space of 1,600 sq. m. You can also visit Gerania Mountain, where you can find ancient Roman mosaics. Once a beautiful villa stood where; nowadays only mosaics remained and so every visitor can enjoy the observation.
An excursion to the living Drogarati Cave, promises to be equally interesting. It is worth mentioning, that stalactites and stalagmites continue to grow in it. All year round, the cave maintains the same temperature - about 18 degrees Celsius. Now, the cave is well equipped for excursions. It has a lighting system, several wooden bridges and viewing platforms. In those places where there are especially slippery stones, beautiful red carpet paths are laid out. Drogarati Cave is very large. Its central hall can accommodate 600 people at a time.
The Greek island of Kefalonia enjoys great popularity among fans of beach holidays. However, a holiday with children in this amazing place should not be limited to visiting beaches alone. … Open
An excursion to the winery Mancavinata promises to be very interesting. Cognitive excursions, during which the process of wine production can be watched, and also a stroll along the nearby vineyards, are organized here for tourists. A mandatory part of the excursion is the tasting of popular varieties of wine. An excellent wine shop operates on the territory of the plant.
Kefallonia In the picturesque village of Agia Efimia, interesting architectural sights can be admired. This ancient fishing village is located at the very coast. Guests can admire the beautiful old houses of fishermen, take a walk through the tangled streets and visit the magnificent restaurants where real masterpieces are cooked from fish. In this village, there are several small hotels; so you can stay here for a few days.
Kefalonia is a region with very interesting culinary traditions. Excellent wine, cheese and honey are produced on the island. Local restaurants use these products to cook delicious food, and … Open
In Kefalonia, many ancient churches and monasteries have been preserved. One of the most beautiful is the Monastery of Saint Gerasimus. It is located in the vicinity of the village of Valsamata and was founded in 1560. The founder of this monastery is Saint Gerasimus himself. There is an ancient platanus, which was planted by the founder almost 500 years ago. During the excursion, guests can look into the hidden cells of the monastery, which were equipped in a cave. In 1953, the building of the monastery was badly damaged during the earthquake, but in the shortest time it was completely restored.
On the island there are several curious archaeological regions. Tourists are invited to visit the Ancient Acropolis Sami. The ancient city was founded in these foothill places almost 2,000 years ago, and in the 5th- 6th centuries was completely ruined. Now the main attractions of these places are fragments of old fortification walls and buildings.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Kefallonia
♥   Castle 'Assos Castle' Assos, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Santa Maura Castle' Lefkada, 49.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Chlemoutsi' northwestern Elis, 63.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Vonitsa Castle' Vonitsa, 77 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Arta Castle' Arta, 105.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Kefallonia
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko limnothalasson Mesolongiou – Aitolikou' , 64.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou' , 91.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ethniko Parko Tzoumerkon-Peristeriou kai charadras Arachthou (Zoni III)' , 146.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Kefallonia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Navagio Beach

From the series “The Hidden and Hard-To-Reach Beautiful Beaches”
To the picturesque sandy beach can only be reached by boat or with the cutter. The unified beach without any infrastructure is incredibly popular with tourists. Every day the travelers come here to see the ancient smugglers' ship and to relax in the calm atmosphere. Despite the relatively small number of holidaymakers, the atmosphere on the beach remains calm and quiet. Those who want to spend their time in full solitude should head to Navagio Beach early in the morning. … Read further

Melissani Cave

From the series “Fantastic and Colorful Caves Inside the Earth”
At different times of the day, the light stains the cave in different colours, making it one of the most amazing natural attractions of the planet. It is important to note that Melissani cave is an important historical object. Thousands of years ago it was used for religious rituals. Unique religious artifacts were discovered in the cave. Figures of the god Pan, clay disks and plates with images of the nymphs are now kept in the archaeological museum of Argostoli. … Read further
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