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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
“No trip to Kefalonia is completed without visiting the famous Myrtos beach! Make sure to take picture from above the famous balcony! I can guarantee you won't be disappointed!”
  • 34 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.”
  • 24 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.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Melissani underground Lake: this lake is formed by a river that crosses Kefalonia under the ground. Not far from Sami, the river falls into a cave, the dome of which was destroyed many years ago. If you get to Melissani by noon, you can see how sunlight, penetrating the cave, gives water and walls a variety of shades. The view is truly fabulous!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Nature
“Beautiful beach, lovely little town, the walk up the hill to the ruins may not be worth it.”
  • 19 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 ).”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beach
“stunning crystal clear waters with breathtaking scenery! One of our top picks! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beach
“One of the most crowded and famous beach of Kefalonia. Someone can find many activities to do in this beach(water sports, beach bars e.t.c.)”
  • 10 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
Neighbourhood
“Τουριστική περιοχή με πολλά γραφεία ενοικιάσεων αυτοκινήτων και μοτοσυκλετων.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

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”
  • 10 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”
  • 4 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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