Kefalonia’s charms were immortalised in the best-selling novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Vineyards, beaches, mountains and watersports keep even the most active traveller occupied, while those looking to relax can enjoy meze watching the sunset at one of the many charming waterfront tavernas.
Fly weekly with First Choice, Thomas Cook and Thomson throughout the summer only.
Things to do in Kefalonia
- See the ancient Drogarati Caves and sail on Lake Melissani
Marvel at the amazing Drogarati caves said to be 150 million years old, followed by Lake Melissani a subterranean lake and cave, one of the most idyllic places, previously buried deep in the earth. A tunnel offers easy passage to small boats carrying visitors to admire the spectacular sight of the stalactites and the changing kaleidoscopic colors of the water. More >>
- Experience the enchanting island of nearby Ithaca
Visit the capital of Ithaca, Vathy, full of history and myth, built in the shape of an amphitheatre around the largest natural harbour in Greece, take in the beautiful scenery, stroll around the shops and dine in one of the many local tavernas. More >>
- Enjoy the many beautiful beaches which Kefalonia is renowned for
Try Myrtos the most famous and argued to be the beautiful beach of Kefalonia, a large coast with turqoise water and white sand, surrounded by steep cliffs.Or perhaps Antisamos, a vast golden beach, surrounded by lush greenery where scenes from the Hollywood movie 'Captain Corelli's Mandolin' were filmed.
- Discover three islands in a day including the private island of the Onassis family
Skorpios is the private island and home to the famous Onassis family and a small portion of the shoreline has been set aside for visitors to swim in the scenic surroundings. See the lush green mountainous landscape of Lefkas, considered the ‘Jewel of the Ionian islands’ and Meganissi with its wooded exterior and beautiful sandy bays. More >>
- Explore Kefalonia on horse back
From the beginner to the experienced rider, horse riding in Kefalonia is a great way to explore the island. Cross olive groves, trot through fruit orchards, visit the slopes of Mount Ainos and even go to a beach and swim with your horse in the sea!