Fiskardo Port Kefalonia

Fiskardo Port Kefalonia

It is the most cosmopolitan area of Kefalonia with excellent hotel facilities, superb restaurants and a large variety in nightlife. Despite its cosmopolitan profile, the architectural tradition of the island is kept unaffected. In Fiskardo one will be amazed from the preserved houses with red tiles and small balconies with colorful railings and the beautiful beaches of Eblisi and Foki that combine natural beauties and clear waters. It is worth visiting the byzantine church with a vivid expression of Dioskouri, the hollowness on the rock that locals call “throne of Queen Fiskarda”, the roman cemetery as and the historic monastery of The-mata, dedicated to Panagia, on the top of a verdurous slope. fiskardo port...

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Assos Port Kefalonia

Assos Port Kefalonia

The Castle of Assos was built in the 16th century by the Venetians to protect the village from pirate attacks. Fortifications used to cover almost the entire village, though today not much of the Castle remains. Parts of the walls and an arched entrance gate are the mainly preserved sections. These remaining parts though have vivid the Venetian fortification style and the Venetian Lion of Saint Mark over the gates. The Castle of Assos had four entrance gates, but only two remain today. Within the ruins, you will find some interesting structures, such as the small church of Agios Markos and the house of the Venetian High Commissioner. A little lower down the hill there is another chapel dedicated to Prophet Elias, which also contains a beautiful wooden carved...

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Beaches of Kefalonia

Beaches of Kefalonia

Kefalonia has numerous beaches filled with peddles or sand. Most of the beaches are organized but the island has some inaccessible, but all have the same wild beauty with variety of colors. Ithaca also has several beaches with main feature the turquoise color of the sea but on the island there are no sandy beaches. One of the most picturesque and quiet beaches of the island is Sarakino, but of course there are many other beaches like St. Ioanis, Kioni, Frikes, Afales, Stavros, and Pisaetos. Finally on your way from Frikes to Kioni, you will find small bays where you can enjoy your swimming. Myrtos is the most famous beach in Kefalonia.It is on the northwestern side of the island and 9 km away from the village Agia Efimia. The beach is famous worldwide, and has...

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Drogarati Cave

Drogarati Cave

Drogarati Cave, was discovered 300 years ago, when a part of it was destroyed because of a strong earthquake, and so the entrance was created. The cave’s depth is 60 meters from the ground level, the temperature is 18 C and the humidity is 90%. Initially, the cave was developed and used by the community of Haliotata, under the supervision of the speleologist Mrs. Petrocheilos. It is open for the public since 1963. Speleologists have confirmed that the cave has an extension that is not approachable. That means that the cave is probably connected with other caves in the area. It’s got many stalactites and stalagmites created from the rain, which comes through the rocky level of the cave. A stalactite grows one cm every 100 years.

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The cave of Melissani

The cave of Melissani

According to mythology, caves have always been associated with the divine due to their enclosed beauty with the result that they were the most suitable places for religious ceremonies. Melissani has its own myths; the locals believe it is named after a shepherdess called Melisanthe who was looking for her lost sheep and fell into the lake and drowned. Another myth refers to the nymph Melissani who committed suicide in the Lake because Pan would not reciprocate her love. The dolphins are also associated with this myth, having been used by the nymph to carry messages to her beloved; they turned into stone in the cave after her demise. You can quite clearly see the shapes of dolphins in the stalactites within the cave. The lake water is brackish, a mixture of sea...

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Agia Efimia port

Agia Efimia  port

Agia Efimia is a quaint little fishing village situated on the east-coast of Kefalonia Island. It is surrounded by mountains to the north, west and south, which form the Pyllaros Valley. In Agia Efimia and the harbor area there are dozens of small beaches with pebbles and stratified rocks. The largest and most frequented is that of Agia Paraskevi. The area owes its name to the small white Church of Agia Efimia near the harbor. It celebrates its saint’s-day on July 11 with a procession and festival, where the local dance ensemble performs traditional dances. Agia Efimia Port  

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