Why Holiday in Kefalonia?
As well as its lush landscape, Kefalonia offers plenty of cultural and historical attractions. Tourists can visit the historic ruins of the Ancient Acropolis of Sami which was once a powerful town. Depending on what time of the year you visit you may experience the island’s Orthodox Christian culture with huge celebrations and festivals for religious events like Easter. There is also a carnival season each year where parties and parades take place in the larger cities.
Beach holidays in Kefalonia
Explore the stunning coastline with its charming coves and beach-lined bays. Myrtos beach is considered one of most dramatic in Greece, impressing visitors with its sweeping arc shape, stunning white pebbles, and view of the horizon. Xi beach is one of the most well-known in Kefalonia and is ideal for families with younger children due to calmer waters, sun loungers, and soft, orange sand.
Water sports are popular on the island and Makris Gialos beach has some great facilities for activities such as water skiing, knee boarding, and even banana boat rides. There are also plenty of opportunities for scuba diving and snorkeling around the island and many places cater for beginners.
Food and drink in Kefalonia
Kefalonia offers delicious, traditional Greek food across the island. Lamb, chicken, and pork are widely served at restaurants but perhaps the most famous dish is Kefalonian Meat Pie which can be found almost everywhere. Moussaka is also a must try, combining aubergine, minced meat and béchamel sauce for an authentic taste. Greek Coffee is usually served at the end of a meal or why not try a shot of Greece’s favourite liquor, Ouzo.
The island has a diverse range of dining options including Greek Kebab shops, luxury restaurants, several Italian eateries and local tavernas serving fresh produce.
In the capital Argostoli, you can dance and drink at the well-known Bass Club or hang out at the cool, late-night bars. Skali and Lassi also offer sophisticated lounge bars that serve fantastic cocktails. Eden bar is set in a charming and peaceful garden where you can sip on your drink and listen to the ornamental waterfalls. Whatever your vibe, Kefalonia has a nightlife to suit you.
Useful Information for Kefalonia Holidays
The currency used in Kefalonia is the Euro. As always, we advise you to shop around for the best conversion rate.
The local language spoken in Kefalonia is Greek. English is spoken more commonly in the holiday resorts so English-speaking tourists should find communication and navigation easy.
Kefalonia boasts Mediterranean climates and mild temperatures all year round. The hottest months of July and August have average highs of 29 ºC.
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