Kefalonia | The island of contrasts

The largest island of the Ionian is a true masterpiece of wild, untouched beauty. Experience the endless beaches, steep cliffs, magnificent underground lake, or journey through a cave in the earths’ center, filled with stalagmites and stalactites. No other island harmoniously combines the mountain and sea like Kefalonia.

 

Take a hike on Mt. Ainos: The Black Mountain of Kefalonia has a rich biodiversity with over 1.350 plant species, and provides a natural environment to foxes, badgers, ferrets, rare migratory birds, porcupines, and other animals, that look as if they appeared out of Aesop’s fairy tale.

Boating and swimming in the Lake Cavern of Melissani, one of the most impressive sights of the island. The uniqueness of the landscape is due to a large part of the caves roof that collapsed.

Walk though the capital of Argostoli and explore spacious town squares, the paved pedestrian streets, magnificent churches, the historical theater “Kefalos” and the Korgialenios Library, one of the largest of Greece.

Another unique geological phenomenon that you will encounter in Kefalonia are the sinkholes at Fanari where the seawater enters into mysterious cracks that in turn disappear under the harbor, then move on into the mountains.

Take time to visit and admire the village of Assos, which for many is the most beautiful settlements on the island, with its Venetian style mansions, sycamore and palm trees, and an old olive tree in Paris square. Take a drive up the peninsula to visit the Venetian Castle that dates back to the 16th century and is one of the most important sights to see in Kefalonia.

 

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