Soak up the sun and go for a swim
With award-winning beaches at Myrthos, Xi, Petani, Skala and many more, there’s no shortage of gorgeous sands for you to lay your head on or pristine waters for you to dunk yourself in during Kefalonia holidays. The sands are silky soft and the waters amazingly clear. If you’re the kind who loves to set up on their sunlounger, pop their sun cream on and get stuck into a good book for the day beneath sizzling rays, you’ll fall in love with Kefalonia’s beaches.
There are a number of different watersports to enjoy too, including surfing, jet skiing and yachting, and you can even visit the location where Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed – Antisamos beach.
Eat, drink and be merry
Ionian cuisine marks a large departure from that found on the mainland. While seafood does play a big part in Kefalonia’s culinary tradition, its most famous delicacy is kreatopita, a pie containing a variety of different meats.
Of course, dining during holidays to Greece wouldn’t be complete without an alcoholic accompaniment. Ouzo is always a safe bet, but Greek wine enjoys a growing reputation right now. Travel right to the source at Robola Winery, near Lassi, to sample a glass and learn more about how it’s made – and then sample it some more.
Visit Ithaca Island
A popular excursion among visitors to Kefalonia is a trip to the enchanting island of Ithaca (here is one we love). On the day of your trip, you’ll take a boat ride over the endless blue waters of the Ionian Sea before reaching your destination and learning about the legend of Odysseus, a mythical hero who is said to have come from the island. As well as hearing fascinating stories, you’ll be able to discover the most beautiful harbours and quaint, traditional Greek villages that line Ithaca’s gorgeous coastline. You may even have time to have a splash in stunning waters, which will be welcome in the hot summer months. Total heaven!