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Kefalonia Attractions and things to do in Kefalonia

Kefalonia - the island of Captain Corelli fame - is the largest of the Ionian Islands and boasts the third largest mountain range in Greece. A national park and home to wild ponies, golden eagles, ospreys and other protected species. With spectacular scenery and magnificent beaches this beautiful Island was once voted tenth in a world scenic beauty league. Turquoise waters lap at dazzling beaches under dizzy cliffs, and citrus groves, alive with fluttering fauna, immerse picturesque villages in a tangy aroma. Here you may chance upon a feast day where all is a riot of colour and laughter - the emphasis is on agreeable days spent in convivial company, rather than sleepless boozy nights. There is little wonder why most visitors choose to repeat the experience again and again. Marine wildlife in the area includes dolphins, rare monk seals and the loggerhead turtle.

There is plenty to see and do whilst in Kefalonia and we have listed a few ideas below. Several of these attractions can be booked at discounted rates to our customers who use our Flight & Hotel search option. If you're only booking the hotel with us then most attractions can be booked from your hotel or via a local agency but the cost may be higher

Discover Kefalonia – Day Trip Nature steals the show in Kefalonia. Visit Myrtos beach – made famous in the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. See the caves at Drogarati crammed with stalagmites and stalactites. Sail across to Melisanni and above its underground lagoon where the sunlight changes the waters from blue to green and purple. Drop anchor at the fishing village of Fiskardo, grabbing a bite at one of its painted waterfront tavernas. See the port of Agia Efimia and if there’s access, you’ll get to visit the sleepy harbour village of Assos. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels or a nearby locations in Lassi, Katelio, Skala, Lixouri or Lourdas. Start/opening time: Between 8.30am and 9am. End/closing time: Between 5.30pm and 6pm.

Fiscardo at night Enjoy a night in the lovely and enchanting fishing village of Fiskardo, a jewel of the Ionian Islands. The sole surviving village of the famous 1953 earthquake, it is the perfect example of a by gone era and has breath-taking views. Wander through the narrow streets filled with pretty houses and tiny balconies entwined with grapevines. Explore the picturesque harbour full of taverns and bars, where you’ll see a wealth of luxury yachts and speedboats. Later, the choice is yours to pick any of the traditional taverns to dine in, where you can savour the lively atmosphere and delightful views. An unforgettable evening not to be missed. Itinerary. 17:00 Pick up from Hotels Lassi, Lixouri or Svoronata. 18:30 Arrival in Fiscardo (free time shopping & dinner). 22:00 Departure. 23:00 Hotel drop off back at hotel.

Idyllic Ithaka via boat trip Sail to the island of Ithaca. This chunk of old-world Greece is rugged, mountainous and shrouded in legend. Legend says it was ruled over by Odysseus, who returned to its shores after fighting against Troy. Hear more mythical tales as you cruise over to the island and tour its highlights. Explore the capital Vathi, with its horseshoe-shaped harbour, before enjoying lunch in one of its waterside tavernas. Stop at Kioni, one of the island's prettiest ports, with flower-decked houses and picturesque harbour, it's seriously charming. Customers who are less mobile may not be able to visit Ghidaki beach, however alternatively they can enjoy scenic route Vathi - kioni. Itinerary :< /b> 06:30-07:20am. Pick up from Hotels in Lassi, Lixouri, Svoronata, Katelio, Skala or Lourdas. 08:30 Arrival at the Port of Sami. 10:00 Arrival at Piso Aetos. 11:00 Mini cruise from Vathi to Kioni. 12:30 Time for lunch in Kioni village. 14:00 Leave Kioni and drive back down to the south of the Island visiting Stavros village along the way. Also learn all the history of Oddyseas. 16:00 Ferry back to Kefalonia. 16:30 Departure to the hotels. 17:30-18:00 Hotel drop off.

Onassis Cruise Discover 3 of the lesser known Ionian isles. Just before the first stop at Skorpios, discover the hideaway of Papa Nikolis submarine, visit the sea cave in Meganisi. Enjoy the sailing around the Skorpios- the miniature island owned by millionaire Aristotle Onassis. Stop at the beach where he married Jackie Kennedy as guide recounts tales of the family. After time for swim, sail on to the Nidri of Lefkas east coast, free time in Nidri for shopping or lunch. Visit the island Meganisi covered in pine forests, this small island has hardly changed in centuries. Free time in Sparto Xori village with panoramic view. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels in Lassi, Katelio, Skala, Lixouri, Lourdas or a nearby locations. Start/opening time: Between 7.15am and 8.20am. End/closing time: Between 5.30pm and 6pm.

Scuba Diving Kefalonia is perfect for diving. If you fancy giving scuba a whirl, this is your chance. It’s a bitesize taster that doesn’t tie you down to a course. After a brief classroom session introducing you to the sport, zip on your wetsuit and get to grips with your facemask and tanks. Then, accompanied by an instructor, you’ll head for a local diving site to get acquainted with the underwater world swimming with shoals of tiny fish. You may even spot bigger critters like moray eels, bream and octopus, too. Pick up from Hotels in Lassi, Katelio, Skala, Lixouri, Trapezakia, Assos and Fiscardo. Start/opening time: At midday. End/closing time: At 1.30pm approx.

Sea Kayaking A novel way to see Kefalonia’s coastline is a tour around the island’s shore on a kayak. Your guide will show you the ropes as you steer a course over the clear waters at a pace that suits you. Stop at a bay that’s only accessible by sea. Here, you’ll be served with lunch and drinks. After lunch, it’s back to the kayak to make your way back to base - giving you more time to perfect your paddling skills. All equipment, snorkels and UV-protective T-shirts are provided for you. Meeting/pick-up point: Argostoli Lighthouse for clients staying in hotels in the areas of Lassi, Lixouri and Lourdas. And Symposium Restaurant for clients staying in Skala and Katelios.

Taste of the Capital Come sundown Kefalonia’s capital Argostoli draws the crowds with its great shopping and atmosphere. We will drive you to the town where you will have free time to enjoy its attractions. Stroll along the water front and watch the sunset or enjoy drinks on the town’s main square. We will take you to the nearby Gentilinni Winery to toast your evening with a glass or two of their famous tipples. A great trip to the Kefalonian Capital for less than a return taxi fare. Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels in Lassi, Katelio, Lourdas or a nearby locations. Start/opening time: At 4.45pm approx. End/closing time: At 10.00pm approx.

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