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Kefalonia in Greece – 8 Best places to visit in the exotic Greek island

By Shamanthika - July 22, 2020
houses on the coastal line

Kefalonia in Greece is located at the heart of the Ionian sea. When you are here in the coastal town, you will experience nature at its best! This Greek Island is the biggest and the most beautiful on the Ionian. With picturesque landscapes, breathtaking underground caves, beautiful fishing villages, Kefalonia in Greece is the best choice to visit. The Greek island with its best places to visit is perfect for a leisure holiday for Honeymoon vacations. More than that, exploring the underwater reefs, water sports in the sea also entertain the adventure lovers. Kefalonia in Greece has idyllic sandy beaches and scintillating views, tasty seafood which attracts visitors from all over the world. Head to these 8 places to visit in Kefalonia in Greece and forget the hustle and bustle of the city.

pebble beaches of Kefalonia
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Get to know the best things to do in Kefalonia and plan a vacation to this breathtakingly beautiful island of Greece. We bring to you the 8 best places to visit in Kefalonia:

  1. Petani Beach
  2. Assos Village
  3. Myrtos Beach
  4. Mount Aenos
  5. Antisamos Beach
  6. Melissani Cave
  7. Agios Gerasimos Monastery
  8. Fiscardo Harbour

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1. Petani Beach

This beach is located on the eastern side of Paliki Peninsula. The drive towards Petani beach is a beautiful one, you will have to cross eight hairpin bends to reach here. But, as soon as you enter the beach, you will realise its beauty, which is beyond explanation. Surrounded by limestone cliffs coated in dark green colour, the white sand sea comes into being. The sea appears like a sparkling pool and you would want to dive in as soon as you see it. The crystal clear water and expanse of the sky make you feel like heaven. You can go snorkelling on the Petani beach to explore the underwater world.

road and the parallel seashore
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2. Assos Village

The tiny, yet prettiest part of the Island, that forms the Assos village is the next must-visit. Located on the northern part of Kefalonia, the picturesque village attracts many visitors from all over the world. This cute village is set on a narrow strip of land, with few beautiful houses lining the coast and palm trees around. Magical isn’t it? Assos village is a sheer beauty on land. Above all, the little fishing village also opens up to the pebble beach, offering serene views from the hotel rooms.

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3. Myrtos Beach

Myrtos beach is the best beach in Kefalonia and this beach is located on the northern side of the Island. The highlight of the beach is that it is located on the lower side of the two mountains. Under the high limestone cliffs, this marble beach mesmerises its visitors. The water in Myrtos beach glows in blue colour making it the most picturesque place in the Island. More than that, at Myrtos beach, take several Instagram pictures and etch the memory of your visit in your heart.

Myrtos beach and limestone cliffs
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4. Mount Aenos

At an elevation of about 1628 meters, Mount Aenos in Kafelonia is a must-visit attraction. You can hike your way to the summit and experience one of a kind trekking activity in the Island. Put on your trekking shoes, sunglasses and begin your trekking trail early in the morning. This mountain is the highest in Ionian. More than that, it is also populated by Black pine species, which is unique to this Island. Once you are at the peak, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of the Ionian Islands and peninsula.

Pine forest in the trekking route
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5. Antisamos Beach

If you think it’s a ‘yet another beach’ on the list, Nope. Change your mind. Antisamos beach is not ‘yet another one’. Its a huge, golden coloured beach, in fact, the most gorgeous one in Kefalonia. Surrounded by lush greenery, the beach also has few bars in the shore, where you can drink and relax. You can also do snorkelling and explore the underwater world. The beach gained worldwide attention when it appeared in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin in the year 2001. Relax by the seashore, right at the time of sunset. Enjoy the evening with your loved one, watching the sun doing its magic on the sky.

aerial view of the Antisamos beach
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6. Melissani Cave

The Cake lake of Melissani Cave is located close to the Karavomilos village. You can enter the cave through an underground path and then row your boat to the cave. While floating onto the lake inside the caves, you can see stalactites and stalagmites. The boat journey is one of the must-have experiences when you are in Kefalonia. The beauty you will encounter on the way can’t be explained but only experienced. Ensure that you take this boat trip at the mid-noon to enjoy the best. The lake sparkles with the light from the sun and is indeed so heart-warming to see!

the cave lake of Melissani
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7. Agios Gerasimos Monastery

The Agios Gerasimos Monastery is located close to the Valsamata village, at the centre of Kefalonia Island. This monastery is named after the saint who is believed to be the guardian of the Island. St.Gerasimos was the founder of this monastery, which is also an iconic attraction in the Island. The Church is a beautiful place to relax on a sunny day. There is also a trap door which leads to a cave underground. Agios Gerasimos Monastery also has a well built by the saint himself at the entrance.

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8. Fiscardo Harbour

Towards the northern side of Kefalonian Island, is the Fiscardo harbour. You can watch the fishermen folk moving busily here and there. There are paved quaysides Fiscardo Harbour where you can walk and take photographs. The Fiscardo Harbour is totally sheltered, to get a better view of the sea and hills, you must move farther. If you cross the channel, you can see the hills and the deep blue sea.

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