Attractions

Top Choice Beach in Kefallonia

Myrtos Beach

One of the most breathtaking beaches in all Greece, Myrtos Beach is a stunning expanse of broad white sand 10km northeast of Kefallonia’s narrow central isthmus. The only road access drops for 3km in sweeping switch…
Fortress in Kefallonia

Agios Georgios Kastro

This 16th-century Venetian castle enjoys stellar views from atop a conspicuous pyramid-shaped hill 7km southeast of Argostoli. Kefallonia's capital for 200 years, it is now in ruins, and approached via a short pedes…
Cave in Sami & Around

Drogarati Cave

A popular stop for round-island coach tours, Drogarati Cave is a natural cavern hollowed into the hillside 4km south of Sami. A short, steep stairway drops from the ticket booth; once you're down, it takes at most 1…
Gardens in Argostoli

Cephalonia Botanica

This lovely botanical garden, designed to study, preserve and display plants and herbs from the island, is located 2km south of central Argostoli. It also holds a small artificial lake.
Museum in Argostoli

Korgialenio History & Folklore Museum

Dedicated to preserving Kefallonian art and culture, this fine museum houses icons, assorted furniture, clothes and artwork, taken from the homes of gentry and farm workers.
Beach in Argostoli

Platys Gialos

This little ‘pocket’ beach, just beyond Makrys Gialos, has plenty of shade and very clear water, as well as a few places to eat.
Beach in Kefallonia

Lourdas Beach

Attractive and expansive beach, set against a mountainous green backdrop 16km southeast of Argostoli towards Poros.
Museum in Argostoli

Focas-Cosmetatos Foundation

One of the few historic buildings in Agostoli to survive successive earthquakes now holds displays on Kefallonia’s cultural and political history, including lithographs by Edward Lear and other British artists. The …
Monastery in Kefallonia

Moni Agiou Gerasimou

Dedicated to Kefallonia’s patron saint, the large Moni Agiou Gerasimou monastery is maintained by nuns. Its chapel encloses the cave to which St Gerasimos withdrew to escape the rigours of monastic life. The monaste…
Museum in Argostoli

Archaeological Museum

Kefallonia's archaeological museum, which holds treasures from all over the island, including Mycenaean finds, sustained serious damage in a 2014 earthquake, and has yet to reopen.