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10 Things to do in Kefalonia Greece | Greece Media

Kefalonia is a beautiful island located in the Ionian Sea, and it is a popular destination for travelers from around the world. With its stunning beaches, unique shades of blue in the sea, rich history, and delicious cuisine, there is no shortage of things to do in Kefalonia.


Here are ten activities that you should consider while visiting the island:


1. Visit the Melissani Cave

The Melissani Cave is a beautiful natural cave located on the island of Kefalonia, and it is a popular spot for visitors to the island. The cave is filled with crystal clear water, and the sunlight reflects off the water to create a beautiful blue light inside the cave.


2. Visit the Drogarati Cave

The Drogarati Cave is another beautiful natural cave located on the island of Kefalonia, and it is a popular spot for visitors to the island. The cave is famous for its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, and it offers stunning views and a unique experience.



3. Visit the Myrtos Beach

The Myrtos Beach is one of the most famous and beautiful beaches in Greece, and it is a must-see for any visitor to the island. The beach is located on the northwest side of the island, and it is known for its stunning views and crystal clear waters.


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Watch this short video showcasing the beauty of Myrtos Beach:


4. Visit the Assos Castle and Assos village

The Assos Castle is a medieval fortress located on the island of Kefalonia, and it is one of the most important historical landmarks on the island. The castle was built in the 16th century, and it offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The village is known as a writers escape, a small venetian style village with a peaceful atmosphere, featuring amazing restaurants, shops and beaches inside of a harbor.


5. Visit the Kefalonia Archaeological Museum

The Kefalonia Archaeological Museum is located in the town of Argostoli, and it is dedicated to the archaeology and history of the island. The museum contains a collection of artifacts and exhibits that provide insight into the island's ancient past.





6. Explore the streets of Argostoli

Argostoli is the main town on the island of Kefalonia, and it is a great place to explore on foot. The town is filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants, and it offers a taste of the island's vibrant culture and history.


7. Visit the Korgialenio-Historical and Folklore Museum

The Korgialenio-Historical and Folklore Museum is located in the town of Argostoli, and it is dedicated to the history and culture of the island. The museum contains a collection of artifacts and exhibits that provide insight into the island's traditional way of life.


8. Take a boat tour of the island

A boat tour is a great way to see the island of Kefalonia from a different perspective. You can take a boat tour that takes you around the island, or one that takes you to the nearby islands of Zakynthos and Ithaca.





9. Visit the beaches

The islands features some of the most incredible beaches Greece has to offer. Myrtos Beach which we listed earlier is one, followed by beaches such as Antisamos beach which offers crystal clear water with taverns, music and sun beds. Others to consider are Xi Beach, Makris Gialos, and Petani Beach. You will not be dissapointed with whichever you choose, or you can see them all!


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10. Try the local cuisine

Kefalonia has a rich and delicious cuisine that is influenced by both Greek and Mediterranean flavors. Some of the dishes you should try while on the island include olives, a local variety of olive that is famous in Kefalonia, and pastitsio, a type of baked pasta dish that is popular in Greece. Don't forget to try the tomatoes, some of the best tasting tomatoes are in Kefalonia!


What is Kefalonia historically known for?

Historically, Kefalonia was known for its abundant natural resources, including timber, marble, and wine. Kefalonia was also home to several ancient Greek cities, including Sami and Paleocastro, which have been excavated and studied by archaeologists.



What is Kefalonia known for today?

In more recent history, Kefalonia has been known for its stunning beaches, clear blue waters, and picturesque landscapes, making it a popular tourist destination. The island has also been the setting for several films and novels, including Captain Corelli's Mandolin, which was set during the Italian and German occupation of the island during World War II.


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