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Kefalonia

 
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Kefalonia is an island situated in the Ionian sea and is part of a group of Greek island known as the Ionian's which include the famous tourist islands of Corfu, Lefaks and Zante. Kefalonia or is that Kefallonia or even Cephalonia ! has many excellent tourist resorts the biggest being at Lassi, Poros, Skala and Sami. Smaller more laid back resorts are at Lourdata, Katelios, Assos, Argostoli, Lixouri and Fiscardo to name a few.
The island is not only the largest amongst the Ionian Islands, but also features the highest mountain which is Mount Einos which reaches a height of 1627M with beautiful Kefalonian firs crowning the summit. On a clear day the summit provides stunning views of the neighboring island of Zante (Zakynthos) and Ithaca.
The beauty of Kefalonia can be seen from just about everywhere on the island. The rugged hills and the mountainous terrain paint a commanding backdrop for the piercingly clear shades of Turquoise and Azure Blue water which hug the shores of the many breathtaking beaches and pretty fishing villages which this island is proudly mother to. The mountain sides flourish in the Spring and the famous Kefalonia Fir trees which are in abundance will catch your attention standing tall and seeming to cast a protective eye over the landscape . In the Spring and early Summer hills and mountains are decorated by nature with many bright and vividly coloured flowers which grow wild and set the scene for the perfect photograph or oil painting.
Kefalonia is home to many pretty and impressive churches some stand precariously on hillsides and others mingle neatly within their villages. Most are painted in calm and harmonious colours which melt into the landscape with their bell towers reaching up to the blanket of achingly blue sky.
In August of 1953 a devastating Earthquake rocked the island fiercely and violently destroying practically all buildings both in towns and villages. Many ruins still stand as a poignant reminder of the day that altered the architectural appearance of Kefalonia forever due to the fact that the damage erased most of the islands elegant Venetian architecture with only the very north of the island around Fiscardo escaping lightly.
Most visitors to the island arrive via charter flights. These fly from a large selection of UK Airports. If you decide to travel independently then Kefalonia flights are available to buy over the internet, which are generally cheaper than those sold in travel agents. A Kefalonia holiday offers you so much variety, whether you wish to stay and relax in one of the many Kefalonia Villas that are mostly privately owned, however some are available from you usual tour operator, holiday in one of the larger kefalonia hotels, which are mainly located in the larger and commercialized resorts or have your own room or apartment, these are found practically everywhere on the island. Kefalonia apartments tend to be a little basic, so you may need to take small electrical appliances with you e.g. a travel kettle, iron and hairdryer.
Car hire, even if only for a couple of days is highly recommended to see the wonderful sights this jewel of the Ionians oozes. The purchase of a detailed Kefalonia map is advised as the maps provided by the car hire firms are usually very basic, missing important information, which can lead to you possibly getting lost!. The spirit of the island filtrates around the herb scented air and seems to act as an aromatherapy for relaxation and invites you to simply experience and explore the real natural splendor of this island.
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Kefalonia Resorts
Argostoli
Lassi
Svoronata
Lourdas
Katelios
Skala
Poros
Sami
Aghia Efhemia
Fiscardo
Lixouri
Assos

Kefalonia Beaches
Lassi beaches
Myrtos
Anti-Sami
Lepeda beach
Xi beach
St Thomas beach
Avithos beach
Lourdas beach
Horgota beach
Petani beach
Ammos beach
Ammes beach
Trapezaki beach
Atheras beach
Spartia beach