The paradise island of Kefalonia lies in the Aegean Sea, just west of mainland Greece, and boasts sandy coves and rugged landscapes.
Holidays on Kefalonia
The largest and most picturesque island in the Ionian group. Amazing beaches, fascinating wildlife, and tempting Greek wine are just three of the joys of Kefalonia. The island also enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with guaranteed sunshine throughout the year.
The vibrant capital, Argostoli, perches on a hillside overlooking the harbour. The main square is lined with quaint coffee shops, chilled-out bars, boutiques, and plenty of gyros cafés to enjoy during the daytime.
Visit the beautiful villages of Assos and Fiscardo and breathtaking beaches at Myrtos, Antisamos, Skala, and Lourdas. For a taste of culture; characterful churches and historic castles can be found in the surrounding areas of Valsamata, Peratata, Assos, and Markopoulo.
Where is the best place to stay on Kefalonia?
If you’re in search of a traditional beach holiday, then Lassi is the right choice for you. Its intimate atmosphere boasts a wealth of hotels and self-catering apartments a short walk from sandy beaches and a wealth of bars and restaurants.
Skala has transformed from a small fishing village into a modern seaside town. It offers the perfect mix of picturesque beaches, chic hotels, and family-run apartments with delicious local tavernas and the nearby ruins of the 7th-century BC Temple of Apollo.
If you like working on your summer tan, then the best time of year for a Kefalonia holiday is between June and August, when the temperatures reach highs of 30°C.
- Best time to visit: May-October
- Average temp: 22°C/72°F
- Average flight time: 4 Hours
- Most suited for: Families, Couples
- Currency: Euro
- Time Difference: +2 hours
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Things to see and do on Kefalonia
There’s a world of things to do on a Kefalonia holiday, so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Visit the charming capital Argostoli to check out De Bosset Bridge, the lighthouse of Saint Theodoroi, and the natural phenomenon of Katavothres.
Sami is a relaxed town, home to two harbours, and awash with friendly cafes and tavernas; perfect to try the catch of the day with enjoyable views. Discover the Melissani and Drogarati Caves and the hilltop Monastery of Argilion.
By night, Argostoli comes alive and is ideal for pre-party drinks, themed fun, and all-night dancing, or you could head to the livelier resorts of Lassi and Skala to discover a wide range of party lounges and lively bars.
Food and drink on Kefalonia
Thanks to the large size of the island, there is a wide range of options for food and drink on your Kefalonia holiday. The best places to eat are generally in seaside resorts, such as Skala, Lassi, Lourdas, Fiscardo, Sami, and Agia Efimia.
Argostoli and Lixouri are home to quite a few nice restaurants too. Tempt your taste buds with Kefalonian meat pie, marinated chicken, and the famous dish Bourbourelia. Wash down with a swig of ouzo like a real Greek would!
Average monthly temperature on Kefalonia (°C)
- Jan 14°C
- Feb 14°C
- Mar 16°C
- Apr 19°C
- May 24°C
- Jun 28°C
- Jul 30°C
- Aug 30°C
- Sep 28°C
- Oct 23°C
- Nov 19°C
- Dec 14°C