Top things to do

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…
Top Choice Greek in Sami & Around

Paradise Beach

At the end of the coast road 700m beyond the harbour, this much-loved taverna has a vine-shaded terrace overlooking a little beach where turtles bob in the water below. Thanks to its locally reared meat – in dishes …
Top Choice Greek in Fiskardo


Whether you dine in the shadowy boho interior or out on the waterfront, there’s something for everyone at this 200-year-old salt store. Dishes include meatballs, stuffed aubergine, and the much pricier lobster risot…
Top Choice Greek in Argostoli


Lively and hugely popular grill house, where piping-hot and irresistibly flavourful chicken, pork or lamb kebabs and pittas are served up straight onto tabletop covers (no plates). It also delivers.
Top Choice Cafe in Kefallonia

Kastro Cafe

Relaxed garden cafe, just before the gateway to Agios Georgios Kastro, that's a wonderfully peaceful spot for coffee, cake, cold drinks or lunchtime snacks.
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…
Seafood in Argostoli

Kiani Akti

For Argostoli’s finest views, follow the waterfront north to the cruise-ship dock, where this huge wooden deck stretches out into the harbour. The wide-ranging menu includes tasty Greek appetisers, along with daily …
Greek in Fiskardo


Fiskardo's largest restaurant, spreading across open squares between separate quayside and backstreet dining rooms, is a friendly, unhurried but very efficient operation. It's very dependable for well-cooked local c…
Mediterranean in Argostoli

Casa Grec

Centering on a verdant terracotta courtyard, complete with fountain, this romantic restaurant is (despite the name) more Italian than Greek. It features chicken with rosemary or salmon with thyme, with either pasta …
Taverna in Kefallonia


Platanos is admired island-wide for its fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and especially for its meat dishes. There are also fish and vegetarian options such as vegetable mousakas. It adjoins an attractive shady p…