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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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REGIONS

REGIONS

Kefalonia (Cephalonia) is the largest and most mountainous island in the Ionian and the third most populous after Corfu and Zante. Located opposite the entrance of Gulf of Patras north of the island, south west of Lefkada and Ithaca.
The island has an area of about 781 square kilometers. in this population of about 34,488 inhabitants. Much of the area occupied by the mountain Ainos major peaks of Megas Soros (1.628m.), Holy Strong (1.131m.) Efmorfia (1.043m.) And Red Back (1.078m.) Most important plains are those of Kranaia of Paliki peninsula, the island Araklia and Sami.
The coastline of Kefalonia form many bays and headlands. Bays are important Sami, Myrtos, Lourdas Atheva, Fiskardou, Livadi, Argostoli aka puppy. Main capes is (starting from the south and moving in an easterly direction) the Munda, the Boar, Sarakiniko, Mytikas, center, the northern Dafnoudi in the Atheras northwest, west Ortholithia, the tears and the southerly and Gerogompos Akrotiri, Agia Pelagia, the sunroof is Kastanas etc. The shores are generally rocky and steep in the Ionian and have softer formations on the east side.
Of particular interest are the caves of the island, such as precipitous Melissani, Agkalaki, St. Theodora, Zervati the Drogarati Cave, the cave Sacco et The Myrtos beach on the northwestern side of the island has been 11 times as the best Greek sea according to the annual poll of Y.PE.CHO.DE [1]. On the western side of the island and specifically in Paliki can visit the beaches of Petani and back Ammos.
Several tremors hit the area every year. In 1953 a terrible earthquake almost destroyed the island, leaving "standing" only the northernmost part of the island, the peninsula where the Erissos and the traditional village of Fiskardo.
A large part of the surnames of residents of Kefalonia has a name ending "-spectrum". Accordingly the suffix-ata is too many names, such as villages and neighborhoods passages like Kourkoumelata Simotata, balms, Troianata, Grizata, Lourdata Favatata, Delaportata, Papariga etc. This phenomenon is observed for the first time since the 13th century and then {{[2]}}. Before this time and appellations testimonials are infinitesimal, ie The name Enos testified already in Hesiod. However there are also names that have come from the ancient times as Araklis (Heraklion), the Melissani, Paliki (from the ancient city of Pali), the Dogwood (from the ancient helmets), the Falares or perfume prehistory as Minies, Fanny, ceramics, Livatho Lakithra etc.
A large number of tourists visit the island every year.
The island has two large monasteries. One is the monastery of St. Andrew Miliapidias, located in the municipality today Leivathous and the other is located in the center of the island, the community smoothly and is dedicated to the patron of the island of St. Gerasimos. Both are female. In the last unfolded and the familiar comic incident Holy Thursday where 'Kefalonian "drunken priest, reading wisely, took the Gospels 13 [citation pending].
Of particular interest is the religious appearance of snakes in mid-August and the passages Arginia Markopoulo municipality Elio - Pronnoi {{[3]}}. The snakes in the tradition appear only in these days by the grace of Mary.
From the island, namely the village of Kontogennadas (Kontogennada) in Paliki, comes the well known from the excavations in Santorini, archaeologist Spyridon Marinatos. Another archaeologist oldest native of Cephalonia, and specifically the Kothri Erissos was Panagis Kavvadias excavations of ancient Epidaurus and other very major excavations ...
Short story
There is evidence that Kefalonia inhabited since the Stone Age. [4] The first known inhabitants were Leleges, [5] who inhabited the island obviously the era of the 15th century. BC [5] bringing with them the worship of Poseidon. [5] At the time of copper, another ancient Greek people Tafia or Tilevoes had settled in the surrounding sea, and lived on the island, or maintained commercial basis in island and interact closely with the residents of the island. [5]
The island got its name from the mythical Cephalus, who arrived on the island as a refugee from Athens or Greek or gender Cephalonians Kefallanians. The Homeric texts do not see the name of the island as it is but with other names such Doulichion, Samos or Sami. In this form the name is retained as one of the cities of the island from ancient times to today. Nevertheless Homer mentions clearly that the people which led Odysseus are Cephallenians [6].
In antiquity flourished four cities, which were independent states. The helmet, Pronnon, Sami and Wrestling. The island was conquered by the Romans and in the Middle Ages became part of the Byzantine Empire. There was even the seat of the Thread of Cephalonia, which included the nearby Ionian islands.
Conquered by the Normans, the Venetians, and for a few years by the Ottomans. He returned to the sovereignty of Venice until 1797, when it was occupied by the French. During the brief French occupation, the people of the island revolted, influenced by the French Revolution overthrew the feudal system, which was restored by the Ionic State, which was under the influence of various forces, including the British influence brought the biggest reactions . The British invested in the infrastructure of the island, roads, bridges and ports, while doing and drastic cuts in democracy that were implemented by the French Constitution in the Ionian Sea and the abolition of the Libro de Oro. In 1864 the Ionian Islands were united with the Kingdom of Greece.
During the First World War the island was occupied for a short time, the French naval forces.
During the Second World War was occupied first by the Italians who sought to integrate the Ionian Islands in Italy by establishing economic and monetary union. With the Italian capitulation in 1943, the Germans occupied the island and after a long battle with the 12,000 Italian soldiers of the Division Acqui (Divisione Acqui) who wished to return home, they executed most of them. Kefalonia developed strong resistance movement of EAM, while during the period of the Civil War there were many battles between the government forces and the rebels, who were active on the island until the end of 1949.
The island was struck by the great earthquake of 1953, when leveled nearly all buildings on the island. Immigration increased, while several residents from poorer parts of Greece, the island. Relatively slowly developed tourism on the island as Kefalonia usually earned from shipping.
Sources of wealth
The high ridges which run along the island to continuous land is an ideal way for the development of wind energy. In recent years the island has seen considerable interest from investors for setting up wind farms. Currently already operates the wind farm at "Manolati-Xerolimpa" of Argostoli, the wind farm "Imerovíglion" and Windfarm "Holy Strong" which feed the national grid with 71 MW of electrical power (Kefalonia belongs to interconnected islands of the national grid). Recently put into operation and the wind park in position Efmorfia, while 2 more wind farms are under construction or authorization.

In the western part of the island, north of the peninsula Paliki, on the mountain is the village lactones Zola. This village will amaze you with its wild beauty and the many trails available for walking.

The village has two churches, the Visitation and St. Demetrius. In honor of the Visitation festival takes place every year in the village Zola. Here you will find three restaurants that can serve you local dishes and two cafes where you can enjoy your coffee, your dessert and drink.

Within walking distance from the beaches of Makris and Platis Gialos and just 1 km from Argostoli meet the peninsula Lassi. This area organized with all necessary tourist facilities and a vibrant nightlife. The beaches are the most popular beaches where you can enjoy swimming, drinking your coffee in the sun and eating Kefalonian unique dishes.

In Lassi you can admire one of the most beautiful sunsets while you are in one of the most famous attractions of the island, the lighthouse of St. Theodore, which dates to 1829 and is Doric. The reconstruction after the earthquake in 1953 retained its architectural character. You can also visit the sinks.

Scala is located in the southern part of Kefalonia and is a relatively new village as chistike after the earthquake of 1953 and since the oldest village destroyed oloscheros.Kathe summer gathers quite a large number of tourists who come to enjoy the sandy beach of the village, with crystal waters.

35km. about Argostoli and 12 km from Poros. Skala lot of hotels and apartments that provide their guests comfortable accommodation in a peaceful environment.The region is of archaeological interest within 2 km from the village you will see the ruins of the temple of Apollo and a short ladder are also the remains of a Roman villa where rescued a stunning mosaic floor.

St. Euphemia, is the seat of the municipality Pilareon, a picturesque harbor resort and simultaneously across from Ithaca.
You will find your way as you travel by road from Sami to the famous beach of Myrtos.

Beautiful villages and beaches such as beach Lithovati waiting for you to discover. The chapel in the harbor haunt impressive and adds a romantic touch to the magnificent landscape.

Continuing on to the ravine Pylarinos will find villages such as Saint Loud and Kalonoros. Over in St. Strong is the famous monastery of Panagia in Topics (dating 1096) which is worth the visit Aug. 15 and take part in the traditional festival with the locals.

Poros
Poros is the third port of Kefalonia and simultaneously a very pretty village which combines mountain and sea.

The last year has seen significant tourism growth and today there are several tourist facilities. Each year more and more visitors prefer to Kefalonia seat. Located on the southeast side of Kefalonia (located 14 km from Argostoli) and belongs to the municipality of Elios - pref.

The area has great archaeological interest here was one of the four ancient cities of Kefalonia, the pref. Also in place Broutzi excavations unearthed a tomb of the Mycenaean period, which shows that the area was inhabited since 1400 BC

Fiscardo in the north of Kefalonia. It is the right place to start day trips to Ithaca and Lefkada as a marina and boat connections, if you have your own boat.

It is the most cosmopolitan area of Kefalonia with excellent hotel facilities, dining and plenty of nightlife.

Although the cosmopolitan profile, keep spare the architectural tradition of the island preserved mansions and was the only area of Kefalonia was not hit by the devastating earthquake of 1953.

In the northern part of Kefalonia is a beautiful village, Assos. Ammfitheatrika built around the peninsula, surrounded by pine and cypress trees, waiting for you to visit.

It is a traditional village belonging to the municipality Erisou preserved the traditional Ionian architecture for the most part. Prepare your camera because the scenery is unique and the beautiful island of Kefalonia.

One of the attractions of the village is the castle, which, together with that of St. George is one of the most important on the island. Built in the late 15th century to protect the inhabitants from pirate raids. Here were great battles in defense of Kefalonia and after a few decades the castle of Assos used by the Greek state as a prison.

This side of Kefalonia is mostly known for its beach of Myrtos as one of the finest in Europe (blue flag), but there are several small and hidden beaches worth the search. Do not forget to take a dip in the shallow green waters of the Bay of Assos.

Arriving by ferry to Kefalonia will see Sami being the main but not the only port and its location in the municipality.

Located on the east side of Kefalonia and is 22 km from Argostoli.
Around the Sami are many archaeological discoveries, several caves and beautiful beaches worth visiting.

The whole area around Sami is beautiful and green as almost the entire island of Kefalonia.

From the most popular tourist destinations in Greece and the second largest city on the island.

You will find many hotels, rooms, restaurants and charming cafes and several bars to enjoy a drink in the evening.

Lixouri is the homeland and our great satirical poet Andrea Laskaratou whose statue on the beach has turned his back to Argostoli, according to tradition.

What characterizes Lixouri is the remarkable career in the field of arts and letters. Here was the first philharmonic orchestra of Kefalonia, which is one of the oldest in Greece after that of Corfu.

In the area near Lixouri and there are many beautiful beach sand like the back on the way to the village Kamiranata the Great Pit located to the south of Lixouri and length exceeding 5km. Within walking distance is the beach Vatsa, while one of the most famous region is Kounopetra which took its name from the rock that was moving rhythmically through the sea, a phenomenon which was stopped after the earthquake of 1953.

Kefalonia's capital Argostoli is beautiful with a population of 10,000 inhabitants.
The city is surrounded by low and lush hills and is located in the middle of the bay is a natural harbor - one of the safest in the Mediterranean.

At the edge of the bay next to Argostoli is the lagoon of puppies, with lush vegetation and forests of towering eucalyptus trees.

Visiting Kefalonia, Argostoli not miss the historic bridge in Argostoli, known as Bridge Devoset. It is the largest stone bridge over sea.
In the middle of the quadrangle obelisk adorned with a four language inscription commemorative of the construction of the bridge. To this day maintains magnificence and remains visible boundary between the sea and the lagoon of puppies.

In Argostoli will find many attractions, museums, public offices and banks, and transportation for the entire island of Kefalonia.

In "pitching" a wonderful marble-pedestrian at the heart of the city beats the pulse of today's market. Here you go shopping and intermediates will enjoy a coffee or a drink at one of the many cafés.
Enjoy your ride on the big Radicals Avenue, along which dominate palms. One of the biggest attractions is the Theatre Argostoli "Kefalos". The Korgialeneios Library, which is the third richest library in Greece, hosting more than 59,000 volumes, housed in a neoclassical building near the theater.
The garden of Napier is a quaint, full of a wide variety of trees, park, surrounded by paddocks cefallonian traditional type, which is a place of peace and pleasure.
Then you can enjoy the ride on your big Ave Radicals, also known as "foinikodromos" that results in a small park filled with pine trees. In the biggest attractions of the city are also Argostoli Theatre "Kefalos" Korgialeneios the Library, which is the third richest library in Greece and garden Napier, who has a large variety of trees.

 

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