Cheap flights to Kefalonia
If you’re seeking a sample of tranquil Greek island life, then Kefalonia is the perfect place to visit. Kefalonia is one of the Ionian Islands in Greece, often referred to by its Italian name Cefalonia or even Kefallinia – the name of the entire area and the airport which services it. It’s a location that is famed for being the setting of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, but thankfully the island has not sold out to movie merchandising and has kept its quaint and charming personality in abundance.
Being an island you’re never far away from the gorgeous waters of both the Ionian and Mediterranean seas. A mixture of pebbled and sandy beaches await you and are often accompanied by picturesque fishing villages, where the catch of the day can be bought and cooked in Grecian style.
The four peninsulas of the island host a number of large mountains, creating some outstanding scenery to explore and conceal a number of beautiful caverns and caves that stretch under the entire island. The position of Kefalonia makes it easy to hop over to other Islands that are in the vicinity and sample as many of these beautiful locations as possible.
If you want to take home a taste of Kefalonia, be sure to visit Agatha (9 Panagi Valianou, Argostoli, tel: 26710 28181), which offers a a fine selection of wines, olive oil, honey, nougat and other traditional sweets.
If you are on the island for Orthodox Easter, which this year coincides with that of the western church, be sure to catch the doleful Good Friday Epitafios parade and joyful Saturday midnight celebration of the resurrection.
A stroll around the convoluted harbourfront at Fiskardo village will allow you to compare the size of visiting yachts and admire some of Kefalonia's remaining pre-earthquake architecture while sizing up the many eating possibilities.
A great day out from Kefalonia is to the smaller neighbouring island of Ithaki, the mythical home of Odysseus. There are tours or you can just take one of the regular ferries from Sami.