There is so much to experience in Kefalonia. This Ionian island shares much in common with the rest of the region, but it has many unique experiences to offer its visitors.
If you want to experience some of the island’s original Venetian architecture head over to Fiskardo, a historic harbor village. Aside from being very beautiful, this town is full of life and many scenes from the 2001 film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin were filmed here (as well as all over the island).
You can also visit some of Kefalonia’s many caves. Take a gondola ride on Melissani lake. Melissani is actually a lake within a cave. Since the top of the cave collapsed years ago Melissani lake is now lit up by the sun and sky above. This magical boat ride is one you will likely never forget! Another way to experience magic is by visiting the Drogarati cave. This cave was discovered 300 years ago and only opened for public visitors in the 1960s. Walking through the cave is otherworldly as you look closely at the amazing stalagmite and stalactite formations that exist. Experts say that this cave could be about 150 million years old!
The beaches on Kefalonia are stunning as well! In fact, Myrtos Beach has won the award of Best Beach in Greece numerous times, which is really saying something as Greece has an immeasurable number of stunning beaches to choose from!