Skala, Kefalonia, Greece
- 7 Nights
- 05 May 2016
- Bed and Breakfast
- East Midlands
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Kefalonia holidays offer the chance to enjoy a variety of relaxing resorts while basking in a superb climate that rivals any resort in the world.
Superb beaches are found along the coastline of Kefalonia and right along to the peninsula hanging off the west of the island. Inland you'll find miles of flush green areas as well as large mountain ranges such as Mount Ainos.
Many of the resorts here are relatively modern since a major earthquake practically levelled the island in the fifties. Now tourists can enjoy a fantastic selection of accommodation throughout the resorts as well as a wonderful choice of bars and tavernas.
Peace and quiet is a given across the beaches and towns of Kefalonia with just a couple of resorts offering a bustling nightlife. Holidays to Kefalonia are great for the couples and families who are in need of a laidback getaway with the option to explore some of this beautiful island's surroundings.
A longstanding holiday destination just outside of the capital of Kefalonia, Lassi is a resort that knows exactly what tourists want out of their holiday.
Days are spent on one of four nearby beaches and the evenings are spent embracing Lassi's cool bar scene. If you're in search of activity and excitement then you can try one of many water sports on the coastline.
Argostoli is just 3km away and the capital is full of shops, restaurants and tavernas to enjoy.
Lixouri is a unique resort in Kefalonia that sits solitary on a peninsula but just a short ferry ride away from the capital and mainland part of the island.
Lixouri is fortunate enough to be surrounded by a long coastline of phenomenal beaches that are all easy to reach via short drives. The town itself is an upbeat community that is famous for being home to one of Greece's best orchestras.
After you've tried out a new water sport on one of the many beaches you can sight-see along the coastline with a lighthouse and monastery on display.
Get away from it all in this untouched gem of a resort. Lourdas offers relaxation at its finest in a small beach village that is surrounded by miles of beautiful terrain.
The 2km beach of Lourdas is where most visitors will choose to spend their time as it's a perfect rejuvenation spot to ease stress. Across the waves you'll see paddle boats and kayaks cruising by. Not far from the resort you can grab the opportunity to climb Mount Ainos.
Between here and the nearby town of Trapezaki you'll find a good selection of quaint souvenir shops and some terrific tavernas.
This versatile beach resort that has been converted from a sleepy fishing village into a fun holiday hotspot found in the south east of Kefalonia.
The resort's beach proudly waves a European Blue Flag and the space is also full of water sport opportunities and day trips out onto the waves.
By night there is a lively nightlife to enjoy in the bars and tavernas of Skala with a good number of venues found down the main street. You'll also find a good selection of shops with plenty of souvenir opportunities too.
One of the island's quietest resorts offers the best collection of beaches in Kefalonia. Svoronata is a peaceful destination for a stress-free getaway and the settings couldn't be any better.
The resort claims three awesome beaches with the most popular, Ai Helis Beach, being found after a steep walk down the scenic headlands. The popular area looks great and is well serviced by the nearby snack bars too.
Svoronata enjoys an ideal placement on the island at just 2km away from the airport and within 10km of the capital and Lassi.
Kefalonia is an island that is delightfully hot during the summer but tourists can tan themselves on the beaches here from April to November when the average highs are 20C or above. The island is busiest when the weather is warmest when average highs of 32C are enjoyed in July and August.
Whichever resort you choose, make sure to head towards the capital for the Festival of Argostoli. This two week long celebration starts from the 15th July and there are many traditional forms of entertainment held around the town at this time.
Travel towards this beach from Skala to find an area that is known as a habitat for loggerhead turtles. The cute creatures can be seen between June and August when they lay their eggs in the sand. There are organised nightly watches to spot the animals without disturbing them.
Make the drive up towards this mountain's radar station to start your trek up a beautifully scenic path. Doubling up as a national park, you may also see wild horses roaming the land. Once at the top the peak offers unparalleled views across Kefalonia.
Head out onto the ocean atop one of Captain Vangeli's Special Cruises. The yacht trip can take you to beautiful parts of Kefalonia's coastline, nearby islands or to the Blue Caves. The latter is a patch of sea enclosed by rocks that, when the sun is shining creates a magnificent crystal blue effect on the water.
The capital of the island provides a fresh perspective on local life with a fantastic collection of shops and traditional tavernas. The large town is easy to reach from resorts along the west coastline and ferries leave every half an hour from Lixouri to Argoatoli's small harbour area.