Kefalonia is the largest yet less populated of the Ionian Islands. That increases the chances to find you all alone in one of some hundred pristine beaches. If you love large busy beaches, you will have a hard time trying to choose between one of the most iconic beaches worldwide, the famous Myrtos, or the green bay of Antisamos or even more the long sandy strip of Skala.
Kefalonian nature is spectacular. Apart from the emerald crystal clear warm waters, the numerous beaches and breathtaking shoreline, the island has the magnificent mountain Aenos, which is home to endemic flora species and to wildlife that includes wild horses. Wondering around the island you will find hundred years old vineyards and ancient olive trees.
The historical heritage of Kefalonia dates back to the prehistoric times, but the most impressive ruins and artifacts come from the Homeric era. No wonder why Kefalonia claims to be the true kingdom of Ulysses! The influence of Venetian occupation for 400 years is obvious not only in the impressive fortresses of Ag. Georgios and Assos but also in culture, music food and wine making.
Your quest for Kefalonian wine will take you in numerous small wineries to taste the local varieties of white Robola and ruby Mavrodafni, and many more. Have a taste of the local kitchen and forget all about the usual greek specialties; meatpie, skordalia, rabbit or veal in red sauce, grilled lamb or goat, and the freshest fish and seafood is what you are looking for. Conclude your holiday with a visit to the monastery of Saint Gerasimos, the patron saint of the island and protector of mad people! That makes some sense now doesn’t it?
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There are plenty of direct flights to Kefalonia from most European countries, and from Athens and many Greek destinations.
Also you can access the island by ferry from Patra, Kyllini, Zante, Ithaka, Astakos and Lefkas.
Skala is a holiday village at the Southeast tip of Kefalonia, just across the island of Zante, with plenty of options for accommodation, dinning and entertainment. Built along the most impressive sandy beach of the island, is located 36 km from Argostoli, 28 from the airport, 38 km from Sami port, 5 km from Katelios and just 11 from the busiest harbor of Kefalonia, in the village of Poros. Regular bus service connects Skala to Poros and to the capilal (via Katelios).
Blue Manta Diving and Aquanautic Club is located in the beachfront at Tara beach.