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Kefalonia

Kefalonia is the sixth largest island in Greece. It is the largest island of the Ionian although coming second in population with 36,527 residents. The capital of the prefecture is Argostoli of Kefalonia and Ithaca. The island was severely damaged by the earthquake of 1953 when almost destroyed, but later rebuilt by the people today are aware of the rapid development of tourism.

The island has a coastline of 254 kilometers. The main ports are is Sami, Argostoli, which was the old natural strategic point. The bay of Myrtos in the North and in the South Kateleiou offer beautiful beaches that attract many visitors each year. The geological phenomena of the island is the cave Drogorati and limnospilaio Melissanis.

The name of Kefalonia, is said by Herodotus, came from Kefallanians, people of western Greece. However, the turbulent history of the island caused large fluctuations in population through internal migration to urban centers.

As for the sights, the most important is the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, the Maritime Museum and the Environment Fiskardo with information about the island's history, marine life and natural beauty.

Famous are the wines of the island, the most famous variety robola Kefalonia and created cuisine offers dishes known to the Ionian islands and Pastitsada Aliada.

Beaches

The coastline of Kefalonia form many bays and headlands. The larger the bays Sami, Myrtos Lourdas Atheva, Fiskardo, the Donkey, Livadi, Argostoli aka puppy.

Antisamos Beach

Antisamos, near the port of Sami, where the road from the port to the beach, enchant the visitor after crossing one of the greenest parts of the island with towering pines. The beach is considered the most beautiful of the island is rocky, but in some places features and fine white sand. The water is crystal enchant the most demanding vacationers.

Beach table

The sandy beach is not organized, but access is very easy. Perfect for everyone.

Beach Minies

The beach is just 4 km from the island's capital, Argostoli. It is a beach with sand and blue water with sun loungers and umbrellas, which is visited by many tourists every year.

Poros beach

This beautiful beach is in the same coastal town of Poros, Kefalonia and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches, which attracts lovers of swimming. It is one of the most cosmopolitan beaches.

Myrtos

Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe and has a Blue Flag. First of all, enchant the visitor green path until you reach the beautiful beach. The sight facing can not be described in words.

Xi Beach

Xi is the most famous beach on the island and is very close to Lixouri, the second largest city on the island. Has been awarded the Blue Flag, is well organized and offers all the comforts bathers to rent for a pleasant day at the beach.

Beach Lepeda

The beach is located just south of Lixouri Lepeda, a lovely resort with beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters. It is an organized beach with umbrellas and deck chairs and is ideal for families with children.

Beach Lourdas

Lourdas beach in the village of Lourdas set in a prime location with dense vegetation and fertile land. The wide, sandy beach attracts many tourists and locals on the island because of its excellent location and clean waters.

Skala Beach

The extensive sand and calm, turquoise waters are the two main characteristics of the beach. There is also the opportunity for water sports and for those who are in quieter places, there are small, more secluded beaches nearby.

Beach Fiskardo

The beaches Emplisi and seals are among the most famous in the region, small pebbles and turquoise waters, annually attract thousands of visitors of all ages.

Lakkos

H lupus Great is a quiet beach. It has very easy access and ample parking. The water is very shallow at a distance of several meters (ideal for children) and the floor is covered with fine sand. It features a restaurant, canteen, cafeteria and umbrellas.

The beach Petani

The famous Petani beach with the crystal clear turquoise waters in the western part Palikis. Has been awarded the Blue Flag, is well organized (has taverns beach promenade and higher, with beautiful views, canteen, cafeteria and umbrellas).

Long / Platis Gialos

Makris and Platis Gialos is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches of Kefalonia on the golden sands and crystal clear waters. Long been one of the main points of attraction for local and foreign tourists. Awarded with the Blue Flag.

Beach Atheras

The beach Atheva north of Lixouri, is a small and quiet village. Here you will find the small port of Porto Atheva, with traditional restaurants and the church of St. Spyridon.

Beach Lagadakia

Small sheltered beach with beautiful stones and water are all shades of blue. To go, you will be directed to follow the same path in Gero-Gompo, turning from the main axis between Havriata and Chavdata.

Beach-sand-flat

Shortly after the single Kipouraion Pali peninsula, one of the most beautiful beaches of Kefalonia is at your feet. Although not unknown, converting to enjoy the 400 stairs to access This pristine beach a short adventure. Bring your supplies and enjoy.

Beach Dafnoudi

A small hidden beach on the northern tip of Kefalonia. Beautiful beach, ideal for relaxation and enjoyment. The beach is a pebble beach and calm waters. Changes color from green to blue, depending on the shade of the trees.

Beach Kateleios

Great beach, canteen, umbrellas and taverns with fresh fish await you.

Beach Kaminia

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of Kefalonia. The beach is accessible, but if you walk further away is more beautiful places. It features a restaurant, cafe and umbrellas.