The charming Aghia Efimia is surrounded by idyllic beaches, pastel-coloured houses, and mysterious underground caves. From sightseeing and scuba diving, to sunbathing and shopping, there's plenty to do – or not do – in this laidback fishing village.
Argostoli is the capital of the charming, relaxed island of Kefalonia. Enjoy the peace as you wander along the quiet cobbled streets of this harbour town then take in a bit of culture, shop, or stretch out on the beaches. In the evenings you can enjoy the lively nightlife.
With its horseshoe-shaped bay, azure sea and rolling hills, Assos is a peaceful paradise. Get away from the stresses of daily life, and enjoy the laidback pace, warm pebble beach and panoramic views. Whether you want to sunbathe by the sea, explore historical fortresses, or hike luscious countryside, Assos has something for everyone.
The secluded hamlet of Buzukata is tucked away on the island of Kefalonia. Hidden among the cypresses on a hillside in the north of Kefalonia, this peaceful place guarantees a tranquil, relaxing break. Visit white-pebble beaches and family-run tavernas, and soak up the gentle, calming atmosphere of the stunning bays.
Fiskardo is a historic and stylish town on Kefalonia's northern tip. It's known as the St Tropez of Greece holidays, as A-list celebrities and personalities hang around here. The beauty of the town ensures visitors fall in love when they visit, while the beaches and quaint tavernas help seal the deal.
From deep oxblood-reds to zesty citrus yellows to luscious rainforest greens, this small village in the south of Kefalonia is incredibly easy on the eye. Split your time between Karavados' traditional town and its hidden beaches – and save a few days for venturing out to Zante and Argostoli.
Katelios is situated on the eastern side of Kefalonia, and is ideal for a relaxed Greek island holiday. You can spend your days kicking back on one of the small beaches, walking in the hills or visiting the beach bar. Skala is nearby for more nightlife and Argostoli for good shops.
Tucked into the south of Kefalonia, the village of Lakithra is shrouded by a spectacular landscape. Its chalk-white buildings sprawl over vibrant green hills, with views over the azure blue Ionian Sea. Thanks to a year-round cool breeze, visitors to Lakithra can enjoy al fresco dining and exploring its rich countryside.
Benefiting from two beautiful white sand beaches and a lively main street, Lassi is a self-contained holiday resort as well as a base to explore the island's countryside and capital. Choose Lassi for your cheap holidays to Kefalonia and you'll get easy access to the cultural hub of Argostoli, as well as a quick transfer time from the airport.
The second largest town in Kefalonia, Lixouri has a rich cultural heritage and benefits from easy access to the capital, Argostoli, just across the bay. With authentic tavernas and the odd museum in town, there is more to do on Greece holidays here than in the smaller villages, but beaches are slightly further out.
A quiet village setting on the west side of the island, Kefalonia holidays in Lourdas offer a Blue Flag beach and access to the highest mountain in all of the Ionian Islands. Hearty homemade food is available at the local Greek tavernas, with the capital city being half an hour's drive away.
Nestled in the south-east corner of Kefalonia, west of Skala, lies Ratzaki. This sleepy village is just moments away from one of the finest beaches on the whole island – Kaminia – and sums up Ratzaki's tranquil feel. The views in this Kefalonian idyll are breathtaking – on a clear day, you'll see Zante from across the Ionian Sea – and the slow pace of life here is utter beguiling.
Sami offers wholesome restaurants, spectacular natural caves and a local beach that found fame in the 2001 film Captain Corelli's Mandolin. It's a pretty village resort with ferry access to the mainland and just a 15-minute drive from the delights of the island's capital, and a popular best-kept-secret of visitors in the know on holidays to Greece.
Skala is the largest resort in southern Kefalonia and has one of the best Blue Flag beaches on the island. Despite being a favourite with holidaymakers looking for Greek island holidays, it has retained its local charm and offers excellent local food and views of the unspoilt, pine-forested countryside.
Located on the south-west of Kefalonia, Spartia is a charming hillside village with plenty to do. Its narrow streets, handful of traditional tavernas and peaceful beach ensure you'll have a restful holiday – but its position on the island means you can take many day trips to explore its surroundings.
Just a 10-minute drive from the island's airport, Svoronata offers a surprisingly quiet spot for holidaymakers looking for year-round sunshine on cheap package holidays to Greece. The main draw to the village is easy access to three gorgeous beaches and wholesome locally sourced food.
Lying on the north-east coast of the island of Meganissi and nestled within a sheltered inlet is the tiny village of Vathi. Quiet and relaxed, the hub of the village is the pretty harbour where you can watch fishing boats bringing in fresh produce that will be served at the tables of the tavernas close by. Vathi also enjoys a beautiful countryside setting, with the bay surrounded by wooded hills and picturesque olive groves.