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Vacations in Kefalonia - endless possibilities, tons of sights, great beaches!

Post date: 2015-01-19

The island of Kefalonia is full of history, nature, wonderful churches and monasteries, quaint fishing villages and the proud owner of a dramatic coastline with eyecatching beautiful beaches. The island easily captures your senses. Situated in the Ionian sea Kefalonia is part of a group of Greek island known as the Ionian’s which include the famous tourist islands of Corfu, Lefaks and Zante. Kefalonia or is that Kefallonia or even Cephalonia (!) has many excellent tourist resorts,as many rooms to let and apartments for rent well the biggest being at Lassi, Poros, Skala and Sami. Smaller more rooms and apartments laid back resorts are at Lourdata (Lourdas), Katelios, Assos, Argostoli, Lixouri and Fiscardo to name a few.

The island is not only the largest amongst the Ionian Islands, but also features the highest mountain named Mount Einos which reaches a height of 1627M with beautiful Kefalonian firs crowning the summit. On a clear day the summit provides stunning views of the neighboring island of Zante (Zakynthos) and Ithaca. It is well worth the short drive to the masts on the top of Ainos, the road has been tarmaced in recent years, prior to the new road it was a long and very bumpy ride. From here you will have fabulous views of the island. To reach the actual summit you have to walk on rough tracks, so trainers or sensible footwear is an advantage, maybe take a hat and a drink too. It is approximately a 35-minute stroll, depending on your individual fitness. The beauty of Kefalonia can be seen from just about everywhere on the island. The rugged hills and the mountainous terrain paint a commanding backdrop for the piercingly clear shades of Turquoise and Azure Blue waters which hug the shores of the many breathtaking beaches and pretty fishing villages which this island proudly displays.

These villages, as well as a lot of other settlements that are found scattered in the island, offer many choices for accommodation at the island, just as hotels, rooms to let and apartments to rent which provide visitors with high quality facilities and services.

The mountain sides flourish in the Spring and the famous Kefalonia Fir trees which are in abundance will catch your attention standing tall and seeming to cast a protective eye over the landscape . In the Spring and early Summer hills and mountains are decorated by nature with many bright and vividly coloured flowers growing wild, seem set the scene for the perfect photograph or oil painting.

Kefalonia is home to many pretty and impressive churches, some stand precariously on hillsides and others mingle neatly within their villages. Most are painted in calm and harmonious colours which melt into the landscape with their bell towers reaching up to the blanket of achingly blue sky.

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