Kefalonia, Greece is a paradise-like destination for travellers who want to experience an island that not only offers exquisite beauty, but lots of fun and thrilling activities too! With crystal blue waters, beautiful forests, and beaches to relax upon, this island attracts many visitors looking for that ultimate Kefalonia holiday adventure. Kefalonia may be the largest of the Ionian Islands, but it is small enough for visitors to get around easily. Bicycles, cars and scooters for hire are the most popular methods of transportation around Kefalonia.
The Mediterranean climate provides plenty of sunshine during the warm springs and hot summers to accommodate Kefalonia activities. While the island’s subterranean lakes and caves lead travellers through an underground water world, there is an amazing coastline above that has both busy and tranquil beaches. Sea kayaking, sailing, yacht charters and boats for hire are just some of the options availabe for those who wish to explore the coastline. Watersports are also very popular, and include snorkeling, Scuba diving, wakeboarding, fishing, water skiing, banana boats and parasailing.
A Kefalonia holiday can also include exploring the island by land. There are horse stables that can provide tours through the mountains and trails. Horse riding schools are available for all – from beginners to those just want to improve their horse riding skills while taking in the gorgeous surroundings. Villages and hamlets are scattered across the island, so hiking and walking can also be an option to explore the trails and goat paths that lead to the villages. Visitors will discover an abundant countryside while hiking. For those wanting to go off the beaten path, exploring Kefalonia by quad bikes is one option to travel through more rugged and remote terrain!
Kefalonia is an island that is rich in culture and history. Kefalonia activities can include visiting some of the castles, fortresses, Orthodox churches, monasteries, museums and archaeological ruins on the island. Visitors can explore the Mycenaean Tomb at Tzanata and the Mycenaean Tombs at Mazarakata, which are archaeological sites in Kefalonia. Early finds in Poros date back to 5700 BC. There are also many museums on the island that house prehistoric and Hellenistic period pieces. The Archaeological Museum, The Natural History Museum, and The Corgialenion Historical and Folk Art Museum are just some of the museums that offer a detailed glimpse into Kefalonia’s past.
A visit to Kefalonia would not be complete without experiencing some of the authentic island cuisine. The Kefalonia meat pie is a local specialty, and can be found in many restaurants on the island. There is an abundance of wineries, bistros and tavernas to taste many of Kefalonia’s delicacies.
With so many fantastic Kefalonia activities, sights and cultural experiences, travellers leave the island with new discoveries and plenty of unforgettable memories.