the largest island of the Ionian group



Kefalonia (also spelled Cephalonia) is the largest island of the Ionian group. Its shape is very irregular with plenty of small bays and beaches.

Like Zakynthos, Kefalonia was destroyed by a severe earthquake in 1953 but everything was reconstructed and today the islands population reaches more than 40 000 residents. The capital, Argostoli, is the largest town and one third of the population lives there. Popular destinations are Lassi, Lixouri, Sami, Fiscardo and Skala. Kefalonia has one international airport and three ports - in Argostoli, Sami and Fiscardo. The port in Fiscardo connects the island with the neighboring Lefkada.

The coastline in the north area of the island is rocky and the beaches are smaller, with pebbles and crystal waters the resorts in this part are calmer and suitable for nature lovers. The south coast has many long and sandy beaches, and the resorts are livelier but yet the whole island is a place for quiet and lazy holiday.

The most interesting and visited places in Kefalonia are Myrtos beach and Melissani Lake and Cave. You can also make a trip to Ithaka, Lefkada and Zakynthos by ferry.


highlights: the largest island of the Ionian group, island in Ionian Islands, Greece

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