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. Myrtos Beach to the north of the island is considered by some to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
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 true taste of Greece, Elpiniki, located right on Fiskardo's harbour, offers a dazzling array of local produce, including traditional sweets, preserves, cheeses, honey, olive oil and wine.
In the heart of Fiskardo, the island's most upmarket resort, Liveloula stocks a suitably stylish collection of women's and children's sandals, plus bags and other accessories. liveloula-accessories.gr
As the name of the shop suggests, Olive Wood sells locally crafted olive-wood items in all shapes and sizes, from worry beads to huge salad bowls, but they also have a variety of other souvenirs, some from Asia (4 Lithostroto, Argostoli, olivewood.eu).
Mount Enos, the highest point in the whole of the Ionian Islands, and home to a unique species of fir tree, makes for an invigorating hike. You'll be rewarded with views across the mainland and surrounding islands.
Rent a car and take it on the ferry from the port of Poros to Kyllini in the Peloponnese, from where it is not a long drive to the splendid ancient ruins and museum at Olympia, the original home of the Olympic Games. olympia-greece.org/museum.html
If you are staying in Argostoli or one of the main resorts, it is well worth hiring a vehicle and visiting the Lixouri peninsula. Apart from the working port town of Lixouri itself, the fabulous west-coast beach of Petani is one of the island's finest.