Attractions In Kefalonia

Explore The Attractions Of Kefalonia
Ainos Mountain
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Standing at 1600 meters, Ainos is the tallest mountain in the islands of the Ionian and constitutes the smallest National Forest in Greece. The thick forest of Kefallonian firs is a one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon and supports a vital eco-system. These Kefalonian firs are non-hybridized and can only be found in Kefalonia, while the forest floor supports the fragile growth of Viola Kefallonica, a rare purple flower that’s carefully protected in the forest, so be sure to look out for them as you hike. The fir forest of Ainos Mountain offers the perfect habitat for wild horses, badgers, eagles, rabbits and foxes.

Ancient Town of Sami (near Sami village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Take some time to explore the remains of what used to be an acropolis near Sami village – this Ancient Greek acropolis was also mentioned in Homer’s texts. Walls date back to the Hellenistic period, while there are also remains of a Roman theater and Roman baths nearby. Look for the mosaics as you explore.

Andreas Laskaratos Statue (Lixouri town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Erected in honor of a native Kefallonian who is also one of Greece’s most important poets, the statue faces Lixouri with its back turned to neighboring Argostoli. This very particular stance reflects the centuries’ old feud between the two towns.

Beehive/Tholos Tomb (near Tzanata village, close to Poros village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

One of the most recent discoveries, this tomb housed Mycenaen kings in their afterlife and dates back to 1300 BC. One of the biggest beehive-type tombs reserved for Ancient Greek royalty in the region, it measures almost 7 meters in diameter, and is thought to be the grave of Odysseus himself. Gold jewelry which resembles Odysseus’ gold brooch as described in Homer’s poem was also found here.

Bust and house of Lord Byron (Metaxata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Lord Byron arrived in Kefallonia to further the Greek cause, and stayed in a house in the village. He lived here for a few months before departing to fight alongside the Greeks.

Castle of St. George (Travliata, near Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Built during the Byzantine era and then restored by the Venetians, you’ll be able to explore remains dating back to the 12th-16th Centuries. This castle provided a strategically significant overview of the island and the Ionian and as such was adopted by the Venetians as the island’s medieval capital.

De Bosset Bridge (Koutavos Lagoon, Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Built in 1813, this beautiful stone bridge crosses the sea-water to connect Argostoli with the shore opposite the lagoon. This 900 meter bridge was designed by a Swiss engineer and is known for its interesting arches.

Drogarati Cave (near Sami village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

From Melissani Cave, head to Drogarati Cave which is located nearby. This 2,000,000 year old cave boasts stunning floor to ceiling stalactites and stalagmites which grow about one centimeter every hundred years because of the perpetually dripping water. At a constant 18˚C with 90% humidity, the cave is an eco-system of its own as it provides the perfect habitat for moles, bats and a species of tarantula that’s only found in this cave and at a few locations in Crete. Make it a point to ask if there will be a concert or play performed in the cave’s big chamber – Drogarati’s perfect acoustics beg for the use of the biggest chamber for recitals. This, however, is a rare event in order to protect the cave’s structure and eco-system.

Fortress of Assos (Assos village)
Ionian Islands / Korinthia

This fortress was erected in the 1500s by the Venetians at a time when Kefallonia was plagued by pirate raids.The view from the fortress will not only enchant you but also show you first-hand why this fortification was strategically vital.The fortress’ imposing stone walls are over 2000 meters long, so walk along them as you explore.

Gentilini Winery (Minies village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Known for its perfect Robola wines, this winery and vineyard is open to the public, so take a tour and ask the owner about the history of the vineyard and the history of wine in Kefallonia. You’ll not only gain a great appreciation of the processes, you’ll also be able to taste Robola wine first-hand.

Iakovatos Mansion (Lixouri Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This stunning 19thC mansion survived the earthquake and stands proud, a testament to Kefallonia’s past. Explore the beautiful library with unique Fatnomata features in the ceiling and wander through the museum to admire antiques, rare Byzantine icons and many illuminated manuscripts.

Karavomilou Lake (near Sami village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Another important spot for birdwatchers and hikers alike is Karavomilou Lake near Sami, where there are many ducks and the edge of the lake gives the illusion of merging with the sea. This lake also boasts another unique feature – sweetwater flows into it and is replenished by underground rivers that begin across the island.

Katavothres (Argostoli harbor)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you love odd geological attractions, be sure to wonder at the workings of the Katavothres in Argostoli harbor. Seawater enters through these underground rock formations, traverses the whole island below the mountains, and resurfaces in Melissani cave.

Kefalos Theater (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This beautiful restored Neoclassical building pays tribute to Kefalonia’s illustrious artistic heritage. First founded in the 19thC, it premiered a number of plays. Today’s theater hosts not-to-be-missed performances.

Kipouraion Monastery (Havdata village, Paliki, outside Lixouri)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Founded in 1759 this stunning, one-of-a-kind monastery is famous for its lush gardens, beautiful views of Kefalonia’s incredible sunsets as well as how it’s perched on the edge of a dramatic white cliff. To get in, simply push open the front gate and then look for Father Efsevio who’ll unlock the chapel for you.

Korgialenio Historical Institute and Museum of Folklore (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love this unique museum. Photographs and artifacts provide a record of Kefalonian life before the earthquake, from Venetian times up to 1953. You’ll get a taste of the architecture, domestic and agricultural life, as well as being able to admire 12thC manuscripts.

Kounopetra (Akrotiri in Paliki)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This huge boulder sticks out of the shore into the Ionian Sea, where its base is formed in such a way that wind and waves cause the rock to shake. Although this shaking sensation lessened after the quake caused the rock to settle, it’s still evident. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime sensation by standing on this shaking rock.

Koutavos Lagoon (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Another ideal location for walkers, cyclists and joggers who want to combine a sports-high with an eco-activity is Koutavos Lagoon. You’ll fall in love with the eucalyptus forest and brightly colored wildflowers that hug the lagoon itself, while birdwatchers will enjoy watching the ducks, geese, and swans that make the lagoon their home. Koutavos Lagoon also plays an important role in the reproductive and breeding habits of Caretta-Caretta sea turtles, while many rare fish also support this important eco-system.

Lord Byron’s Rock (Lakythra village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you’re looking to get inspired like the great poet who wrote a number of poems during his stay in Kefalonia, head to Lakythra village and find Lord Byron’s rock. The poet loved the view from this rock, which gave him vistas of the whole island and the Ionian and the locals honored him in a plaque dedicated to him.

Melissani Cave and Lagoon (near Sami village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Melissani is a stand-out cave, as it can only be visited by rowboat. The cave domes a beautiful lagoon, and you’ll be able to visit two chambers of the cave by boat. Located close to Sami village, you’ll have to follow a narrow tunnel to get to the cave and then row in. The first chamber is the largest and is an open-air cave as the ceiling caved in over 5000 years ago. This partly-collapsed roof now allows the sun to shine in every day, giving the illusion that diamonds and sparkles rain and float on the surface of the turquoise lagoon. Of interest is the fact that the lagoon water originates across the island from Argostoli’s Katavothres, and is replenished every 14 days. The second chamber is closed and features an islet of archeological importance. This islet, called Islet of Pan, is where the Ancient Greek god was worshipped, and is also where the Statue of Pan and the Nymph Platter were found. In fact, the mythological origins of the cave are equally intriguing. The cave was named after the nymph Melissanthi, who was in love with Pan. He, however, did not return her feelings, and she killed herself in the cave.

Municipal Archaeological Museum of Argostoli (Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This museum is a must-see for everyone. It holds some of the most significant Mycenaean artifacts ever to be found in Greece – the result of excavations that discovered the Beehive/Tholos Tomb and the Roman Grave Complex. Jewelry, pottery and other tools are featured, as are artifacts found in a cave.

Napier’s Garden (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

A unique raised park thick with trees and full of paths that lead you on a leisurely stroll. Take some time to relax in the shade of these beautiful old trees, have a mandola, a mouth-watering traditional Kefallonian snack, and admire the perfectly designed park.

Nautical Museum of Fiskardo (Fiskardo Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This very unique museum was established by local volunteers who want to raise awareness of the wealth found in and the importance of the island’s surrounding marine ecosystem. The volunteers help with rescue missions and research expeditions as well as curating this museum.

Paleohersou Monastery (near Deferanata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Combine sight-seeing with a walk through a beautiful forest and thick olive groves by exploring this monastery. Founded in 1600, you’ll admire its ornate floor decorations and a stunning icon of the Virgin Mary called Platitera ton Ouranon. Call ahead for a tour and to gain entry.

Roman Grave Complex (near Fiskardo village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Dating back to the 2ndC BC up to the 4thC AD, this compound of graves suggests Kefalonia was of vital strategic significance during the Roman era. The most important findings out of the five burial sites that make up the grave complex include a stone sarcophagus and a vaulted tomb, along with gold jewelry. Explore the Roman theater found near the burial complex.

Roman Villa (Scala village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Make it a point to explore parts of this semi-preserved Roman villa which dates back to the 2ndC AD. Although some sections are in ruins, you’ll be able to admire the stunning mosaics and the baths adjoining the villa. Look for interesting inscriptions as you stroll through this site.

St. Andrea Monastery (Peratata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Visit this beautiful monastery as you also explore the nearby countryside. Within the monastery itself you’ll be able to admire the many stunning murals and manuscripts the monastery is very proud of.

St. Gerasimos Chapel and Cave (near Lassi village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Ask for directions to this little cave that houses a small chapel commemorating St. Gerasimos’ time in the cave. In an attempt to live an ascetic and spiritual life, he meditated and studied in this cave. If you explore the cave, you’ll get to a tiny gap in the rock wall that will give you beautiful views of the Ionian.

St. Gerasimos Monastery (Omala valley)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

St. Gerasimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia, was a highly educated man from a wealthy family who came to Kefalonia in 1555 after spending time in Jerusalem. He founded this monastery to honor the Virgin Mary and called it New Jerusalem. His body, a relic, lies within. Admire the monastery’s stunning architecture and the many trees the saint planted.

Virgin Mary of Drapaniotissa Church (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Located outside Kefalonia’s capital, this church plays a vital role in the locals’ religious life. Once a year, priests carry the church’s prized icon across the bridge and through Argostoli’s many winding streets.

Virgin Mary of Platyteras Church (Fiskardo Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This 17th C. church is a must-see. Beautiful architecture and icons create a very unique atmosphere for visitors and worshippers alike. Admire the one-of-a-kind altar as you tour the church.

Ancient Town of Sami (near Sami village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Take some time to explore the remains of what used to be an acropolis near Sami village – this Ancient Greek acropolis was also mentioned in Homer’s texts. Walls date back to the Hellenistic period, while there are also remains of a Roman theater and Roman baths nearby. Look for the mosaics as you explore.

Beehive/Tholos Tomb (near Tzanata village, close to Poros village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

One of the most recent discoveries, this tomb housed Mycenaen kings in their afterlife and dates back to 1300 BC. One of the biggest beehive-type tombs reserved for Ancient Greek royalty in the region, it measures almost 7 meters in diameter, and is thought to be the grave of Odysseus himself. Gold jewelry which resembles Odysseus’ gold brooch as described in Homer’s poem was also found here.

Municipal Archaeological Museum of Argostoli (Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This museum is a must-see for everyone. It holds some of the most significant Mycenaean artifacts ever to be found in Greece – the result of excavations that discovered the Beehive/Tholos Tomb and the Roman Grave Complex. Jewelry, pottery and other tools are featured, as are artifacts found in a cave.

Roman Grave Complex (near Fiskardo village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Dating back to the 2ndC BC up to the 4thC AD, this compound of graves suggests Kefalonia was of vital strategic significance during the Roman era. The most important findings out of the five burial sites that make up the grave complex include a stone sarcophagus and a vaulted tomb, along with gold jewelry. Explore the Roman theater found near the burial complex.

Roman Villa (Scala village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Make it a point to explore parts of this semi-preserved Roman villa which dates back to the 2ndC AD. Although some sections are in ruins, you’ll be able to admire the stunning mosaics and the baths adjoining the villa. Look for interesting inscriptions as you stroll through this site.

Castle of St. George (Travliata, near Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Built during the Byzantine era and then restored by the Venetians, you’ll be able to explore remains dating back to the 12th-16th Centuries. This castle provided a strategically significant overview of the island and the Ionian and as such was adopted by the Venetians as the island’s medieval capital.

Fortress of Assos (Assos village)
Ionian Islands / Korinthia

This fortress was erected in the 1500s by the Venetians at a time when Kefallonia was plagued by pirate raids.The view from the fortress will not only enchant you but also show you first-hand why this fortification was strategically vital.The fortress’ imposing stone walls are over 2000 meters long, so walk along them as you explore.

Drogarati Cave (near Sami village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

From Melissani Cave, head to Drogarati Cave which is located nearby. This 2,000,000 year old cave boasts stunning floor to ceiling stalactites and stalagmites which grow about one centimeter every hundred years because of the perpetually dripping water. At a constant 18˚C with 90% humidity, the cave is an eco-system of its own as it provides the perfect habitat for moles, bats and a species of tarantula that’s only found in this cave and at a few locations in Crete. Make it a point to ask if there will be a concert or play performed in the cave’s big chamber – Drogarati’s perfect acoustics beg for the use of the biggest chamber for recitals. This, however, is a rare event in order to protect the cave’s structure and eco-system.

Melissani Cave and Lagoon (near Sami village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Melissani is a stand-out cave, as it can only be visited by rowboat. The cave domes a beautiful lagoon, and you’ll be able to visit two chambers of the cave by boat. Located close to Sami village, you’ll have to follow a narrow tunnel to get to the cave and then row in. The first chamber is the largest and is an open-air cave as the ceiling caved in over 5000 years ago. This partly-collapsed roof now allows the sun to shine in every day, giving the illusion that diamonds and sparkles rain and float on the surface of the turquoise lagoon. Of interest is the fact that the lagoon water originates across the island from Argostoli’s Katavothres, and is replenished every 14 days. The second chamber is closed and features an islet of archeological importance. This islet, called Islet of Pan, is where the Ancient Greek god was worshipped, and is also where the Statue of Pan and the Nymph Platter were found. In fact, the mythological origins of the cave are equally intriguing. The cave was named after the nymph Melissanthi, who was in love with Pan. He, however, did not return her feelings, and she killed herself in the cave.

Kipouraion Monastery (Havdata village, Paliki, outside Lixouri)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Founded in 1759 this stunning, one-of-a-kind monastery is famous for its lush gardens, beautiful views of Kefalonia’s incredible sunsets as well as how it’s perched on the edge of a dramatic white cliff. To get in, simply push open the front gate and then look for Father Efsevio who’ll unlock the chapel for you.

Paleohersou Monastery (near Deferanata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Combine sight-seeing with a walk through a beautiful forest and thick olive groves by exploring this monastery. Founded in 1600, you’ll admire its ornate floor decorations and a stunning icon of the Virgin Mary called Platitera ton Ouranon. Call ahead for a tour and to gain entry.

St. Andrea Monastery (Peratata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Visit this beautiful monastery as you also explore the nearby countryside. Within the monastery itself you’ll be able to admire the many stunning murals and manuscripts the monastery is very proud of.

St. Gerasimos Chapel and Cave (near Lassi village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Ask for directions to this little cave that houses a small chapel commemorating St. Gerasimos’ time in the cave. In an attempt to live an ascetic and spiritual life, he meditated and studied in this cave. If you explore the cave, you’ll get to a tiny gap in the rock wall that will give you beautiful views of the Ionian.

St. Gerasimos Monastery (Omala valley)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

St. Gerasimos, the patron saint of Kefalonia, was a highly educated man from a wealthy family who came to Kefalonia in 1555 after spending time in Jerusalem. He founded this monastery to honor the Virgin Mary and called it New Jerusalem. His body, a relic, lies within. Admire the monastery’s stunning architecture and the many trees the saint planted.

Virgin Mary of Drapaniotissa Church (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Located outside Kefalonia’s capital, this church plays a vital role in the locals’ religious life. Once a year, priests carry the church’s prized icon across the bridge and through Argostoli’s many winding streets.

Virgin Mary of Platyteras Church (Fiskardo Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This 17th C. church is a must-see. Beautiful architecture and icons create a very unique atmosphere for visitors and worshippers alike. Admire the one-of-a-kind altar as you tour the church.

Andreas Laskaratos Statue (Lixouri town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Erected in honor of a native Kefallonian who is also one of Greece’s most important poets, the statue faces Lixouri with its back turned to neighboring Argostoli. This very particular stance reflects the centuries’ old feud between the two towns.

Bust and house of Lord Byron (Metaxata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Lord Byron arrived in Kefallonia to further the Greek cause, and stayed in a house in the village. He lived here for a few months before departing to fight alongside the Greeks.

De Bosset Bridge (Koutavos Lagoon, Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Built in 1813, this beautiful stone bridge crosses the sea-water to connect Argostoli with the shore opposite the lagoon. This 900 meter bridge was designed by a Swiss engineer and is known for its interesting arches.

Iakovatos Mansion (Lixouri Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This stunning 19thC mansion survived the earthquake and stands proud, a testament to Kefallonia’s past. Explore the beautiful library with unique Fatnomata features in the ceiling and wander through the museum to admire antiques, rare Byzantine icons and many illuminated manuscripts.

Katavothres (Argostoli harbor)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you love odd geological attractions, be sure to wonder at the workings of the Katavothres in Argostoli harbor. Seawater enters through these underground rock formations, traverses the whole island below the mountains, and resurfaces in Melissani cave.

Kefalos Theater (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This beautiful restored Neoclassical building pays tribute to Kefalonia’s illustrious artistic heritage. First founded in the 19thC, it premiered a number of plays. Today’s theater hosts not-to-be-missed performances.

Kounopetra (Akrotiri in Paliki)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This huge boulder sticks out of the shore into the Ionian Sea, where its base is formed in such a way that wind and waves cause the rock to shake. Although this shaking sensation lessened after the quake caused the rock to settle, it’s still evident. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime sensation by standing on this shaking rock.

Lord Byron’s Rock (Lakythra village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you’re looking to get inspired like the great poet who wrote a number of poems during his stay in Kefalonia, head to Lakythra village and find Lord Byron’s rock. The poet loved the view from this rock, which gave him vistas of the whole island and the Ionian and the locals honored him in a plaque dedicated to him.

Napier’s Garden (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

A unique raised park thick with trees and full of paths that lead you on a leisurely stroll. Take some time to relax in the shade of these beautiful old trees, have a mandola, a mouth-watering traditional Kefallonian snack, and admire the perfectly designed park.

Iakovatos Mansion (Lixouri Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This stunning 19thC mansion survived the earthquake and stands proud, a testament to Kefallonia’s past. Explore the beautiful library with unique Fatnomata features in the ceiling and wander through the museum to admire antiques, rare Byzantine icons and many illuminated manuscripts.

Korgialenio Historical Institute and Museum of Folklore (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love this unique museum. Photographs and artifacts provide a record of Kefalonian life before the earthquake, from Venetian times up to 1953. You’ll get a taste of the architecture, domestic and agricultural life, as well as being able to admire 12thC manuscripts.

Municipal Archaeological Museum of Argostoli (Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This museum is a must-see for everyone. It holds some of the most significant Mycenaean artifacts ever to be found in Greece – the result of excavations that discovered the Beehive/Tholos Tomb and the Roman Grave Complex. Jewelry, pottery and other tools are featured, as are artifacts found in a cave.

Nautical Museum of Fiskardo (Fiskardo Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This very unique museum was established by local volunteers who want to raise awareness of the wealth found in and the importance of the island’s surrounding marine ecosystem. The volunteers help with rescue missions and research expeditions as well as curating this museum.

Ainos Mountain
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Standing at 1600 meters, Ainos is the tallest mountain in the islands of the Ionian and constitutes the smallest National Forest in Greece. The thick forest of Kefallonian firs is a one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon and supports a vital eco-system. These Kefalonian firs are non-hybridized and can only be found in Kefalonia, while the forest floor supports the fragile growth of Viola Kefallonica, a rare purple flower that’s carefully protected in the forest, so be sure to look out for them as you hike. The fir forest of Ainos Mountain offers the perfect habitat for wild horses, badgers, eagles, rabbits and foxes.

Karavomilou Lake (near Sami village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Another important spot for birdwatchers and hikers alike is Karavomilou Lake near Sami, where there are many ducks and the edge of the lake gives the illusion of merging with the sea. This lake also boasts another unique feature – sweetwater flows into it and is replenished by underground rivers that begin across the island.

Koutavos Lagoon (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Another ideal location for walkers, cyclists and joggers who want to combine a sports-high with an eco-activity is Koutavos Lagoon. You’ll fall in love with the eucalyptus forest and brightly colored wildflowers that hug the lagoon itself, while birdwatchers will enjoy watching the ducks, geese, and swans that make the lagoon their home. Koutavos Lagoon also plays an important role in the reproductive and breeding habits of Caretta-Caretta sea turtles, while many rare fish also support this important eco-system.

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Ainos Mountain
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Standing at 1600 meters, Ainos is the tallest mountain in the islands of the Ionian and constitutes the smallest National Forest in Greece. The thick forest of Kefallonian firs is a one-of-a-kind natural phenomenon and supports a vital eco-system. These Kefalonian firs are non-hybridized and can only be found in Kefalonia, while the forest floor supports the fragile growth of Viola Kefallonica, a rare purple flower that’s carefully protected in the forest, so be sure to look out for them as you hike. The fir forest of Ainos Mountain offers the perfect habitat for wild horses, badgers, eagles, rabbits and foxes.

Beehive/Tholos Tomb (near Tzanata village, close to Poros village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

One of the most recent discoveries, this tomb housed Mycenaen kings in their afterlife and dates back to 1300 BC. One of the biggest beehive-type tombs reserved for Ancient Greek royalty in the region, it measures almost 7 meters in diameter, and is thought to be the grave of Odysseus himself. Gold jewelry which resembles Odysseus’ gold brooch as described in Homer’s poem was also found here.

Castle of St. George (Travliata, near Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Built during the Byzantine era and then restored by the Venetians, you’ll be able to explore remains dating back to the 12th-16th Centuries. This castle provided a strategically significant overview of the island and the Ionian and as such was adopted by the Venetians as the island’s medieval capital.

De Bosset Bridge (Koutavos Lagoon, Argostoli town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Built in 1813, this beautiful stone bridge crosses the sea-water to connect Argostoli with the shore opposite the lagoon. This 900 meter bridge was designed by a Swiss engineer and is known for its interesting arches.

Katavothres (Argostoli harbor)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you love odd geological attractions, be sure to wonder at the workings of the Katavothres in Argostoli harbor. Seawater enters through these underground rock formations, traverses the whole island below the mountains, and resurfaces in Melissani cave.

Korgialenio Historical Institute and Museum of Folklore (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love this unique museum. Photographs and artifacts provide a record of Kefalonian life before the earthquake, from Venetian times up to 1953. You’ll get a taste of the architecture, domestic and agricultural life, as well as being able to admire 12thC manuscripts.

Kounopetra (Akrotiri in Paliki)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

This huge boulder sticks out of the shore into the Ionian Sea, where its base is formed in such a way that wind and waves cause the rock to shake. Although this shaking sensation lessened after the quake caused the rock to settle, it’s still evident. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime sensation by standing on this shaking rock.

Koutavos Lagoon (Argostoli Town)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Another ideal location for walkers, cyclists and joggers who want to combine a sports-high with an eco-activity is Koutavos Lagoon. You’ll fall in love with the eucalyptus forest and brightly colored wildflowers that hug the lagoon itself, while birdwatchers will enjoy watching the ducks, geese, and swans that make the lagoon their home. Koutavos Lagoon also plays an important role in the reproductive and breeding habits of Caretta-Caretta sea turtles, while many rare fish also support this important eco-system.

Roman Grave Complex (near Fiskardo village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Dating back to the 2ndC BC up to the 4thC AD, this compound of graves suggests Kefalonia was of vital strategic significance during the Roman era. The most important findings out of the five burial sites that make up the grave complex include a stone sarcophagus and a vaulted tomb, along with gold jewelry. Explore the Roman theater found near the burial complex.

St. Andrea Monastery (Peratata village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Visit this beautiful monastery as you also explore the nearby countryside. Within the monastery itself you’ll be able to admire the many stunning murals and manuscripts the monastery is very proud of.

St. Gerasimos Chapel and Cave (near Lassi village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Ask for directions to this little cave that houses a small chapel commemorating St. Gerasimos’ time in the cave. In an attempt to live an ascetic and spiritual life, he meditated and studied in this cave. If you explore the cave, you’ll get to a tiny gap in the rock wall that will give you beautiful views of the Ionian.

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Gentilini Winery (Minies village)
Ionian Islands / Kefalonia

Known for its perfect Robola wines, this winery and vineyard is open to the public, so take a tour and ask the owner about the history of the vineyard and the history of wine in Kefallonia. You’ll not only gain a great appreciation of the processes, you’ll also be able to taste Robola wine first-hand.