Kefalonia is an island located on the West coast of Greece, and has a mild climate along with excellent beaches. Kefalonia has escaped mass tourism and was used for the filming of Captain Corelli's Mandolin, set in war-time Kefalonia. The film, with Nikolas Cage, was a huge success and it put Kefalonia firmly on the 'must visit' list of destinations for a villa holiday.
Greece has a typical Mediterranean climate, which lends itself to mild and often wet winters and dry summers. The country is mostly sunny throughout the year. The northern part of the country can be very cold during the winters, even receiving snow in some areas. Winter is milder to the south. Simply put, the weather in Greece is perfect for holidaymakers and renting a villa.
While staying in one of our holiday villas in Kefalonia you may either enjoy the cosiness of the villa and its private pool or if you are adventurous and into exploring then you might want to undertake the following. Kefalonia is a large island with diverse and dramatic scenery. The island has many wonderful bays and inlets which help to form its unusual shape. The northern rocky coastline has small and clean, pebble beaches, just a few minutes’ walk from most of the villas, whilst those on the southern shores are long and sandy. Kefalonia is just waiting to be explored and with a good road network, the island is ideal for driving. For those who prefer a slower pace, Kefalonia is a great island for walking, cycling and horse-riding. With the Greek islands of Lefkas, Zante and Ithaca close by, you can take a ferry, motor-boat, or yacht to explore the Ionian shores. Or maybe you just want to unwind? Kefalonia's stunning beaches await.
Kefalonia is unique in that it provides so many diverse holiday locations. Its beaches are no exception. If you are looking for long sweeping sandy bays; little rocky coves; or deserted bays - Kefalonia can easily offer you all of these. One can also enjoy a magnificent view of the sea and sunset from the villas poolside.
.Fiscardo Foki Bay: About 1km south of Fiscardo, along the coastal road, you will reach the secluded "Foki" bay. Its backdrop of Cypress trees makes this a picturesque and often photographed spot while the olive trees provide welcome shade. The bay is perfect for snorkelling around the small sea caves.
Emblissi: At the very north of the island, Emblissi is a delightful, secluded pebble beach shaded by Cyprus trees, with flat rocks either side suitable for sunbathing. The shallow waters shelve down and the crystal sea here is great for swimming. The waters are too shallow for motorboats to moor here. With stunning views across to Ithaca, the beach is quite small and can get busy in high season as it is just a short drive from Fiscardo.
Argostoli is the capital of Kefalonia with a population of around 8000. As it is a working port and town the only tourism is geared towards visiting cruise boats. In Argostoli you will find cultural and archaeological museums as well as a plethora of restaurants, cafes and a vibrant nightclub.
One of our favourite pastimes at Agni Travel is having a meal in a traditional harbour or beachside taverna. If you prefer a busy harbour try one of the tavernas in Fiscardo. For a secluded spot with great home cooking and sea views, you won't find better than Remetzo taverna at Vrahinari Beach. We love to get feedback about your favourite tavernas on Kefalonia.
Speedboat hire is available from Fiscardo with boats ranging from 30 HP to 175 HP RIB boats measuring 6.5 metres.
You can also hire speedboats from Lixouri and Skala.
For those preferring a more leisurely pace there are plenty of motor-boats which can be hired for the day from Fiscardo and Assos in the north; Lourdas and Katelios in the south.
Kefalonia is one of the northernmost nesting sites of the Loggerhead sea turtles in the world.
There are diminishing numbers of turtles using the southern sandy beaches as nesting grounds as tourism encroaches. In Katelios there is an environmental centre where volunteers monitor the local turtle population in nearby Mounda and other local beaches.
Although the Caretta Caretta is usually a highly migratory species, Kefalonia is unique in hosting a resident population of Loggerhead sea turtles with evidence that a small population of turtles spend the winter in Argostoli in the Koutavos lagoon.
Talk about activities in galore in Kefalonia!
But what about the villas and what they have to offer? The villas in Kefalonia sleep from 3 to 8 persons, making it perfect for romantic getaways or family holidays with friend and/or family. Standard amenities include a private pool (with additional features such as poolside dining areas, sunbeds, sea and sunset views), Wi-Fi, garden BBQ, 24/7 guest concierge, AC, private tended gardens to name just a few.
Villa Marianna is located in Lassi on the Greek island of Kefalonia. This detached vacation rental property is air-conditioned and sleeps up to 4 people with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms along with private swimming pool and sea views. The villa is walking distance to the beach and restaurants.
Villa Melissa is located in Katelios on the Greek island of Kefalonia. This detached vacation rental property is air-conditioned and sleeps up to 5 people with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom along with private swimming pool (South Facing) and sea views. The villa is walking distance to the beach and restaurants.
Villa Ribbons is located in Katelios on the Greek island of Kefalonia. This detached vacation rental property is air-conditioned and sleeps up to 6 people with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms along with private swimming pool and sea views. The villa is walking distance to restaurants.
Villa Stars is located in Katelios on the Greek island of Kefalonia. This detached vacation rental property is air-conditioned and sleeps up to 8 people with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms along with private swimming pool and sea views. The villa is walking distance to restaurants.
Antigoni Beach House is located in Vrahinari Beach on the Greek island of Kefalonia. This detached vacation rental property is air-conditioned and sleeps up to 7 people (6 adults and 1 child) with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms along with private swimming pool and sea views. The villa is walking distance to the beach.