Places to visit
The highest mountain range on Kefalonia extends through the Southern part of the island and is the backdrop to the villa. It has a total length of 10km, and its highest peak is Mount Soros at 1,628m.
Melissani Lake is located in Karavomylos, just 2km from Sami on the South East coast. It is well worth a visit to see this unique cave structure with a lake whose waters reach a depth of 39 metres. The cave is open to visitors every day from 9am and you can tour the lake on a boat and admire the wonderful colours.
The Drogarati Cave lies 3km from Sami and is worth a visit whilst at the lake. The cave is regarded as one of the finest in Greece and situated 120m above sea level, the cave descends to a depth of 95 metres. The cave is a rare geological phenomenon and is open to tourists every day.
The endless beach of Skala is fringed by a pine tree forest where you can enjoy a pleasant break from your sunbathing. There are water sports facilities and many relaxing bars along the sea front as well as an abundance of restaurants to choose from in the evening.
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia. It is lively modern town full of boutiques, clothing shops, food markets and galleries with a mountain backdrop.
Fiskardo is a beautiful Greek harbour village on the Northern tip of Kefalonia. It is unique in that it was left virtually undamaged during the great earthquake of 1953. Fishing boats moor alongside the picturesque harbour and many yachts many owned by the rich and famous who are attracted by the tranquillity of Fiskardo.
Sami is the second busiest port on Kefalonia serving ferries to Corfu, Ithica, Patras and Italy. Sami is a very charming working town with a long waterfront, lined with shaded restaurants and tavernas serving the locally caught fish of the day.
Poros is a picturesque village with a vast indented coastline, that is 2km long abundant in sandy beaches and ports. The area is renowned as a fishing place, while its caves are a shelter for the seal Monachus-Monachus and the turtle Caretta-Caretta.
Myrtos is the most famous beach on Kefalonia and has been voted one of Europe’s most beautiful. The beach is a huge sweep of white limestone frames by steep cliffs that make it really breathtaking.
Unforgettable scenery and the towering remains of a Venetian fortress. It is described as the most ʽatmospheric villageʼ on the island, clinging to a small isthmus with picturesque houses overlooking the harbour. The centre of the village is Paris Square, which offers relaxation in the shaded comfort of its tavernas.A track leads from the village up to the fortress that guards Assos. The Venetians built the fortress in the 1590ʼs to protect the inhabitants from pirates. If youʼre in the mood for romance, be in Assos at sunset to see the sun go down behind the castle and the light streaming across the ruins.
The monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary Kipoureon was built in 1759 and is situated in Palliki peninsula.The visitor apart from the remarkable relics will also have the chance to admire the unrivalled view towards the endless blue sea. An unforgettable experience.
Lixouri is Kefalonia’s second city. It is a quiet and friendly city situated sounth on Paliki peninsula, of which is the capital. It is surrounded by mountains and built around a port. The harbour area is alive with boats and motors departing to Argostoli. The biggest part of Lixouri was destoyed by the earthquake of 1953 and is therefore rebuild with wide streets. Worth visiting is the library and the icon museum (on the coastal side in an old mansion which was survived the earthquake).