Kefalonia Island

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Kefalonia (also Cephalonia) is a large island in the Southern Ionian Sea to the west of Ithaca and one of the most photogenic. The island has has stunning cliffs, pebbled coves and sandy beaches, many accessible only on foot or by boat. The best known beach is northern Myrtos, a picturesque strip of white sand backed by steep limestone cliffs. It is also home to some fantastic local wine.




"Cephalonia or Kefalonia (Greek: Κεφαλονιά or Κεφαλλονιά), formerly also known as Kefallinia or Kephallenia (Κεφαλληνία), is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece and the 6th largest island in Greece after Crete, Evoia, Lesbos, Rhodes, and Chios. It is also a separate regional unit of the Ionian Islands region, and the only municipality of the regional unit. It was also a former Latin Catholic diocese Kefalonia–Zakynthos (Cefalonia–Zante) and short-lived titular see as just Kefalonia.

The capital of Cephalonia is Argostoli." Wikipedia









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Sami

This was an appealing small Harbour. Plenty of food outlets and good value.

Agia Effimia

Arrived at 4pm to find electricity and water. Quite quiet for now.

Fiskardo

Fiskardo is one of my favourite villages in the world with a natural harbour and an array of pleasant restaurants and bars.

Fiskardo

Fiskardo is a beautiful and unspoilt village harbour with beautiful scenery.

Fiskardo

Hello this is my review for fiskardo. I like it very much

Asos

A beautiful cove surrounded by comfortable restaurants and cafes.

Myrtos Beach

Incredible turquoise water. The approach to the beach is stunning.

Myrtos Beach

A beautiful beach with a nice cafe and facilities. Not much parking space near the bottom.

Myrtos Beach

The wild cliffs and beautiful white beach and blue water were amazing, we even found a small cave to explore.





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Top facilities

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1 . Kefalonia Sailing

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2 . Seafarer Holidays

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3 . Ionian Blue Sailing

We are a UK based yacht charter company operating from the beautiful island of Kefalonia in Greece. Now in our 11th year, we have become a favourite choice for yacht sailing holidays in the Ionian....





Top Marinas, Harbours and Anchorages

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Giagana Cove
1 . Giagana Cove

A wide and pretty cove north of Effimia on the eastern coast of Kefalonia with a long sandy beach may offer some good shelter for anchoring yachts.

Agriossiki Cove
2 . Agriossiki Cove

A pretty cove on the eastern shore of Kefalonia just north-east of Effimia offering some options for anchoring.

Karavomilos Jetty
3 . Karavomilos Jetty

A small and shallow water jetty for local boats.

Antisamou Cove
4 . Antisamou Cove

A large wide cove with a popular and pretty beach.

Katelios Harbour
5 . Katelios Harbour

A small harbour surrounded by rocks in shallow water. Depth of harbour not known but may not be suitable for keel boats.

Loudata Harbour
6 . Loudata Harbour

A tiny battered harbour on the western coast of Kefalonia providing some limited shelter for local boats.

Trapezaki Harbour
7 . Trapezaki Harbour

A tiny harbour for local boats near a taverna.

Pessada Harbour
8 . Pessada Harbour

A tiny harbour provides some shelter for local boats on this rugged coastline.

Spartia Jetty
9 . Spartia Jetty

A small jetty and quay provide access ashore, the bay has a scattering of mooring buoys.

Agia Pelagia Harbour
10 . Agia Pelagia Harbour

A large harbour (in relative terms for this side of the island) provides shelter behind a breakwater and the natural Pelegias Cape. Inside the harbour there is a single pontoon and quayside mooring.

Livadi Bay
11 . Livadi Bay

A long and wide bay shallowing towards the end providing a sheltered environment for anchoring.

Kounopetra Harbour
12 . Kounopetra Harbour

A tiny jetty hidden behind a battered breakwater my provide some rare shelter and shore-side mooring in this area.

Vardianoi Jetty
13 . Vardianoi Jetty

A single jetty in this north facing bay on the small island

Athera Cove
14 . Athera Cove

Shelter may be found behind the breakwater on the western side of the cove far within the Athera bay. The beach has two taverna's.

Kiryaki Harbour
15 . Kiryaki Harbour

The two rocky breakwaters provide shelter inside the harbour, some space may be available for visiting yachts.

Argostoli Quay
16 . Argostoli Quay

The town quay on the western coast of the bay offers some shelter for shore-side mooring and access to the town.

Argostoli Marina
17 . Argostoli Marina

An abandoned marina started many years ago.

Lixouri Marina
18 . Lixouri Marina

A basic marina north of the main harbour has four pontoons and may provide some shelter for visiting yachts.

Ayios Eufimia Quay
19 . Ayios Eufimia Quay

The long quay on the northern shore is sheltered by the large break-water and provides good access to nearby shops and taverna's.

Sami Harbour
20 . Sami Harbour

The harbour is found behind the ferry terminal and quay and jetty provide good options for mooring and easy access to the local town.

Sami Harbour West
21 . Sami Harbour West

This harbour to the west of the town provides some shoreside mooring for visiting yachts and is sheltered behind a long breakwater.

Poros Harbour
22 . Poros Harbour

The inner harbour may be too shallow for yachts. The quayside and breakwater may provide better options.

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Top Towns

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Fiskardo
1 . Fiskardo
(Ionian Islands )

Fiskardo is a very pretty and colourful fishy village on the north western tip of Kefalonia island overlooking Ithaca island.

Asos
2 . Asos
(Ionian Islands )

This small village is on the north-western coast of Kefalonia island at the neck of the island and a small outcrop.

Agia Effimia
3 . Agia Effimia
(Ionian Islands )

Also known as 'Ayios Eufimia' this pretty town situated in a natural bay on the western coast of Kefalonia looks over Ithaca island.

Sami
4 . Sami
(Ionian Islands )

This ferry town east of Karavomylos is at the base of a large bay.

Skala
5 . Skala
(Ionian Islands )

This beachy town is on the southern tip of Kefalonia.

Poros
6 . Poros
(Ionian Islands )

This long coastal ferry town is on the western coast.

Kato Kateleios
7 . Kato Kateleios
(Ionian Islands )

This small village is to the west of Skala on the southern tip of Kefalonia island.

Karavados
8 . Karavados
(Ionian Islands )

This tiny village is on the Ormos bay on Kefalonia island.

Lourdata
9 . Lourdata
(Ionian Islands )

This town is on Kefalonia in the Ormos bay.

Agia Pelagia
10 . Agia Pelagia
(Ionian Islands )

This tiny village is on the south-western side of Kefalonia island.

Lassi
11 . Lassi
(Ionian Islands )

This small town is on the Western coast of Kefalonia.

Argostolion
12 . Argostolion
(Ionian Islands )

This large town is on the western side of Kefalonia gaining natural shelter from a large natural bay.

Lixouri
13 . Lixouri
(Ionian Islands )

This large coastal town is on the west of Kefalonia island but tucked inside on the eastern coast of the Paliki peninsula.

Karavomylos
14 . Karavomylos
(Ionian Islands )

This small town overlooks a large bay and the southern part of Ithika island

Agkonas
15 . Agkonas
(Ionian Islands )

This town is a short distance inland on the north-western coast of Kefalonia.

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