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  • GRADAKIA
    Next to the cosmopolitan beach Makris Gialos, at the beginning of Lassi is the small beach Gradakia....

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  • MYRTOS
    Myrtos beach is the hallmark of Kefalonia. It is one of the most famous beaches of the island, if no...

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  • ST.HELIS
    Organized, great beach with umbrellas and sunbeds is the beach of St. Helis. Located on the south co...

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  • AMMES
    Nine kilometers from Argostoli within walking distance from the airport you are going to swim while ...

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  • ASSOS
    Thirty six kilometers from Argostoli, in the west part of the island you will find the beach ace. Pe...

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  • EMPLISI
    Near the village of Fiskardo just 1.5 km lies the cosmopolitan beach Emplisi. This small pebble beac...

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  • KLIMATSIAS
    A short distance from the village is the beach Spartiá Klimatsias. This sandy beach surrounded by hi...

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  • KORONI
    Near the village Thiramonas, shortly after Lourdhata will find the beach of Koroni. The beach is ide...

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  • KOUNOPETRA
    The beach is located in Kounopetra Palliki. In 1953 the rock found there was moving again because of...

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  • KOUNOPETRA
    The beach is located in Kounopetra Palliki. In 1953 the rock found there was moving again because of...

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  • LAGADAKIA
    Among HAVDATA and Havriata will find the beach Lagadakia. This pebble beach with beautiful colors in...

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  • LEPEDA
    Two kilometers south of Lixouri is the beach Lepeda with red and orange sand. In the tavern located ...

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  • MAISTRATO
    Near Argostoli beneath a pine forest next to a small marina is a small beach Maistrato. Due to its c...

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  • MEGAS LAKOS
    The Megas Lakos stands as of Xi on the red sand. This beach with shallow crystal clear waters suitab...

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  • MINIA
    Four kilometers from Argostoli will see a series of three beaches. With crystal clear waters near th...

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  • ST.SOPHIA
    Along the coastline of St Euphemia - Fiskardos there are several coves for swimming but the multitud...

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  • ST JERUSALEM
    The beach Agia Jerusalem is very close to Fiskardo in a small creek which is divided into two smalle...

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  • PALEOCHORIO & VOUTES
    Located 2 km from the village elbow is the beach of Agia Kyriaki with turquoise waters. The beach is...

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  • ST.PARASKEVI
    Along the coastline Sami - St Euphemia find enough bays for swimming. The first and biggest bay as S...

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  • ALATIES
    Alaties is another hidden beach. Located in north Kefalonia and is a small bay surrounded by rocks, ...

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  • DAFNOUDI
    A hidden beach on the northern tip of Kefalonia. Leave your car shortly after crossing the Antypata ...

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  • KAMINIA
    Another beach in southern Kefalonia awaits you. Kaminia located near the village Ratzakli and the be...

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  • KOUTSOUPIA
    Redbud is a tropical beach and relatively unknown to the average visitor of Kefalonia. Located in a ...

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  • MAKRIS GIALOS
    Within walking distance from the capital of Kefalonia, Argostoli, is the beach Makris Gialos.
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  • XI
    Once known, yet beautiful beach of Kefalonia. Xi beach however is not like most beaches of Kefalonia...

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  • PETANI
    The fly, Homeric word meaning district abundant water throughout the year. Another famous beach on K...

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  • PLATIA AMMOS
    Square Sand is one of the few beaches of Kefalonia may not meet many people.

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  • PLATIS GIALOS
    The natural extension of Makrigialos are Platis Yialos, which are separated by only a few rocks.

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  • SKALA
    The area of Skala and of the village in the last years a large tourist development and this is due m...

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  • ANTISAMOS
    The island of Kefalonia acquired additional glamor and publicity due to the generation of Hollywood ...

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  • FOKI
    The beach Seals are next in Fiskardo, you can even go on foot. The name comes from the frequent occu...

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  • GORGOTAS
    The beach became known from the film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" with the name "Pelagia beach." The...

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  • POROS
    Near the port of Poros under the square of the village, is a large beautiful beach with sand, umbrel...

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  • SPARTIA
    Beach with warm and shallow waters make it the ideal for families. Rocks located there attracting fa...

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  • TOYRKOPODARO
    The Tourkopodaro named because a horse that slipped having Turkish rider and created a strip of sand...

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  • TRAPEZAKI
    Near the village Moussa is the sandy beach table. Beach ideal for those seeking a quiet holiday with...

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  • FANARI
    Next Katavothres beach ideal for children is that of light. Sandy shallow beach, preferred by the in...

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HISTORY

The first reports of inhabitance dating from 1,300 BC The people they were colonists Achaeans. Around 1000 BC seems to have been intense human presence on the island, as revealed by archaeological finds. For the next period until the 8th BC century there is hardly any findings.
After this period, the human presence is constant. In historical times, the island was divided into four independent cities - states: wrestling, Helmets, and their Pronnon Sami. During the Peloponnesian War (431 - 404 BC), and four cities - island states were allies of ancient Athens. Later, in 323 BC Kefalonia allied with King Philip of Macedonia in an alliance that lasted throughout the reign of Philip and his son Alexander the Great.
In 198 BC The island was conquered by the Romans. During the Byzantine period, Kefalonia belonged to the province of Achaia. The period of Byzantine Kefalonia thrives.
In the years that followed the island is occupied by the Normans and other invaders. For a long time the island was held by the Orsini family. Here's conquest by the Turks in 1485 but which lasts until 1504 because in the meantime appear powerful Venetians. The Venetians give privileges to residents.
In 1537 appears the pirate Barbarossa attacked on the island leaving behind the disasters. In 1636 made major earthquakes on the island causing many casualties, while in 1640 civil war broke up in 1654 between nobles and peasants.
Despite the adverse conditions and frequent disasters, trade and population are continuously rising. From 1715 onwards the once powerful Venice, begins to decay and lose territories in the Greek area. In 1757 Argostoli is the capital of the island and the Venetian presence begins to decline continuously.
In 1797 and for a brief period of two years set in the island French, after their victory over the Venetians. The residents quickly begin to dislike the French because of the high taxes imposed. In 1799 founded the "State of the United Ionian" and government involved only noblemen.
In 1806, Kefalonia is once again the French, who retain until 1809. In 1809 England occupied Cephalonia and assumes command. In 1815 the Ionian Islands were under British protection and took the name "United States of the Ionian Islands." The British govern authoritarian revolts and not missing from the island.
In 1830 he began to cultivate the idea of unification with Greece by young Kefalonians who had returned from Europe. The year 1848 was attitude of residents against the British. Drill the bridge in Argostoli was conflict with the English army. From the year 1863 dealing with "Ionian Issue" major European powers and after intense diplomatic activity finally signed the Treaty of Union of the Ionian Islands with Greece.
From 1863 Kefalonia is part of the Greek territory. In 1867 the island was hit by powerful earthquakes and disasters are great. During the 2nd World War, Italian forces made a landing on the island and possession. Later the island disembark German forces, which come into conflict with their former allies the Italians.
The climax was the massacre by the Germans many Italian soldiers who had surrendered peacefully after prisoner executed. The period of the German occupation of the island, although it lasted only a year, was among the worst in the turbulent history of Kefalonia. The occupying forces left the island in September 1944.
The next tough test of the island was in August 1953, where a large number of earthquakes (113 vibrations), the island was destroyed. The destruction was such that many towns and villages had to be rebuilt almost from scratch.
In the years that followed, the island began to be aware of tourism development. Large units created by modern standards, and tourism began to contribute to the island's economy. This growth continues, and today the island is considered one of the best holiday destinations in Greece.

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