Attractions

Kefalonia boasts many attractions, ranging from the natural landscape and leading to great creations of those who have passed from the island throughout the centuries and the positive residues they left behind. Here are some of the major attractions, while certainly there are many more that would be added continuously.




Drogarati Cave

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Drogarati Cave

Drogarati cave is one of the largest and most attractive geological formations in the region around Sami as well Kefalonia as a whole. It lies a short distance from the cave lake of Melissani and belongs to the same geological region. It was discovered about 300 years ago after a major earthquake…

Melissani Cave Lake

The cave lake of Melissani is one of the most enchanting and well known attractions of Kefalonia as well as being a site of great historical interest. Located at Karavomilo, very near Sami, it was rediscovered in 1951 by famed Greek speleologist G. Petrocheilos and opened to the public following extensive access…

Castle of St George

The castle of St George is one of the most well known and historic sites in the region of Livatho. The fortification of the hilltop was begun by the Byzantines but it was the Venetians who gave the castle its final form in the 16th century. The castle served as the island’s…

Church of Evangelistria at Kastro

This single-chamber basilica was the cathedral of the medieval capital of Kastro and bears a marble inscription dating it to 1580. The old belfry is currently under restoration but the church has a fine carved wood iconostasis with notable icons.…

Bell Tower & Square

Kambana Square is the historic town centre of Argostoli. It was here that the Venetian Libro d’oro (“Golden Book” listing the island’s nobility) was burned, ushering in a new age without titles and distinctions. The square’s present name is derived from its imposing bell tower, whose clock once set the pace of…

Koutavos Lagoon

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Koutavos Lagoon

Koutavos Lagoon lies at the head of Argostoli Bay and is an attractive nature reserve for wildlife that includes the Caretta Caretta turtle and various waterfowl. From the harbour front one can walk or cycle along the wide path around the lagoon to a shady forest of eucalyptus and pine trees that…

Argostoli Harbour

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Argostoli Harbour

The bay of Argostoli provides the town with one of the few natural harbours in the entire Mediterranean. At the head of the bay is Koutavos Lagoon, which was formed by the De Bosset Bridge, a historic monument to the town’s past.…

De Bosset Bridge

The historic bridge of Argostoli, known as the De Bosset Bridge, was erected in 1813 by Charles Philip De Bosset to bypass the swampland of Koutavos, which in those years was synonymous with malaria and death. For this reason the road that leads to the bridge is dedicated to him and bears…

Napier Gardens

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Napier Gardens

Napier Gardens is named after Sir Charles Napier, a 19th century British governor of the island, and is one of the prettiest spots in the town of Argostoli. Located on a rise above the main square, this densely wooded park provides a shady retreat from the bustling town in the heat of…

Saint Spyridon Church

The church of Saint Spyridon stands in the widest section of the pedestrian shopping street known as Lithostroto. The church is famed for its gilded, carved wooden iconostasis, which was transported here from the pre-earthquake metropolitan church. A religious procession commemorating the 1953 earthquake starts out from the church of Saint Spyridon…


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