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Things to do in Cephalonia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Beach
“Most famous beach on the island- breathtaking views on the way to Fiscardo village.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Mountain
“Stunning view from the top of the mountain, many paths if you like hiking and Flora and/or fauna in unique natural environment.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cave
“This wonderful cave system is situated just off the Argostoli to Sami road to the south of Sami and close to the village of Chaliotata. The cave has been open to tourists since 1963. It is reputedly 40km deep but you cannot explore all of it. There is one large cavern that is about 1,000 square feet and has often hosted concerts and operas due to its fantastic acoustics.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Simply breathtaking! It is easily one of the most beautiful caves in the entire world. Take a guided boat tour through the underground lake!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nature
“Assos is one of the most beautiful villages in Kefalonia. Traditional & colourfull houses with breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea. You will also find ruins of a castle, ideal for Hiking as well.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Lake
“THE ABSOLUT MUST. Ηidden lake with crystal blue waters inside a cave found in the 50's when the roof collapsed. linked with ancinet greek history as pots of clay dated to antiquity where found in the small island in the center of the cave, dedicated to Melisanthi nymph ( hence the name melissani ).”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most beautiful beaches in kefaonia. There's no excuse if you dont visit ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“Makris Gialos (Long beach) is a family friendly sandy beach within walking distance from Argostoli. As the name states, it is truly a very long organized beach with no rocks or pebbles, but with crystal clear waters. The beach has a beach bar-restaurant, Costa-Costa, which organizes several beach parties during summer, and provides the opportunity for various water sport activities. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“One of the best beaches of Kefalonia. Also you can eat excellent traditional food in tavernas above the beach having stuning view of Petani beach.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Katavothres is a unique place to visit. It serves coffee, operates as a restaurant and a nightclub. You can visit almost anytime and enjoy the high quality services and unique ambience. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Castle
“First capital of the island surrounded by high stone walls. perfect views of livatho area. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beach
“The Xi Beach is a well-known, located 8km south of Lixouri. Xi Beach however has no steep cliffs or deep waters like most beaches in Kefalonia. Instead it’s very easy accessible, its water is very shallow and thus more than suitable for children. What makes the Xi Beach so unique and extremely impressive is its reddish color of sand. Because of its clayey composition, one can enjoy a natural and free spa session, as it is said to have cleaning and tightening effects to the skin. The beach is well organized; you will easily find parking, a canteen, a cafeteria and umbrellas. If you like you can also spread out your towels a bit farther to be more private. For water sport lovers, Xi Beach offers a big variety (Jet-Ski, Water-Ski etc.). Η παραλία Ξι , βρίσκεται 8χλμ νότια από το Ληξούρι. Έχειπολύ εύκολη πρόσβαση, το νερό είναι πολύ ρηχό και επομένως περισσότερο κατάλληλο για παιδιά. Αυτό που κάνει την παραλία Xi τόσο μοναδική και εξαιρετικά εντυπωσιακή είναι το κοκκινωπό χρώμα της άμμου. Λόγω της αργιλώδους σύνθεσής του, μπορεί κανείς να απολαύσει μια φυσική και ελεύθερη περιποίηση σπα, καθώς λέγεται ότι έχει καθαρισμό και σύσφιξη στην επιδερμίδα. Η παραλία είναι καλά οργανωμένη. θα βρείτε εύκολα χώρο στάθμευσης, καντίνα, καφετέρια , φαγητό και ομπρέλες. Αν σας αρέσει, μπορείτε επίσης να απλώσετε τις πετσέτες σας λίγο πιο μακριά για να είστε πιο ιδιωτικοί. Για τους λάτρεις του θαλάσσιου αθλήματος,προσφέρει μεγάλη ποικιλία (Jet-Ski, Water-Ski κλπ.).”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's the coolest bar on the island and is located at the central square in Argostoli. (You'll have to drive there or take a cab).”
  • 7 locals recommend
Beach
“Emplisi beach just outside of Fiskardo is easily accessible, has great swimming and views across to the islands of Lefkas and Meganisi. There is good parking although it does get busy in July and August. A small kiosk sells snacks and ice-cream, and is open during high season. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Monastery
“The people of Cephalonia honor the death of Saint Gerasimos at the monastery on the 16th August and the restitution of his holy relic on October 20th. On those days, a procession of the saint is taking place. The coffin is moved under the shadow of a plane tree, which was planted by Agios Gerasimos himself. The ceremony is followed by a big festival with music, dancing, food and wine. Opening hours: Monday - Sunday, 7am - 13pm and 3pm - 9pm On Sunday's you can visit also during the Orthodox divie Liturgy. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Lassi is full of various taverns and bars - you will surely find your favorite!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Nightclub
“Katavothres is a unique place to visit. It serves coffee, operates as a restaurant and a nightclub. You can visit almost anytime and enjoy the high quality services and unique ambience. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“the quality of the food and the menu choices, clean friendly spectacular view over Saint Thomas beach”
  • 9 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Best Sea food restaurant in Kefalonia. Only 10 mins walk for the flat. strongly recommended. If you go there ask for Chris.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Εστιατόριο για φρέσκο ψάρι και όχι μόνο. Καφέ-μπαρ με θέα το Ιόνιο πέλαγος. Διατίθεται δωρεάν wi-fi.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Fantastic place above the tiny pebbly beach of Alaties. Great sunsets, fantastic food & lovely calming atmosphere”
  • 5 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
“Very food quality sea food and affordable prices. If you go there do not omit to try the famous "meat-pie" which is considered the island's specialty.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Absolutely amazing customer service, very nice desserts, a little bit pricey.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grilled Meat Restaurant
“It is located 4 km far from the cottages and serves grilled meat from their own produce. Good food at affordable prices with fantastic views of the bay of Myrtos and the beach of Agia Kyriaki. Βρίσκεται 4 χλμ. από τις εξοχικές κατοικίες και σερβίρει ψητά της ώρας από κρέατα παραγωγής τους. Καλό φαγητό σε προσιτές τιμές και με φανταστική θέα στον κόλπου του Μύρτου και την παραλία της Αγίας Κυριακής. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

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