Head to the Greek island paradise of Kefalonia for your 2020 holiday, and you’ll find an island populated with idyllic beaches and charming villages. One of the most popular of the Ionian Islands and the biggest of the group, the island boasts a coastline of fine sand and turquoise sea, and is the perfect place to enjoy everything from a long lazy day on the beach to an adventure filled day exploring the island’s magical underground attractions. Factor in Kefalonia’s breathtaking scenery and landscapes, plus a whole host of cultural attractions and laid-back nightlife, and it becomes an ideal getaway for those looking for a stress free holiday.
The busiest and most well known beach on the island, Lassi’s stretch of coastline comes complete with beach bars and water sports. Couples will love the romantic views and relaxing ambiance. For a more secluded spot, head to the north of the island. The coves of Fiskardo offer a luxurious escape and a perfect place to enjoy a picnic, along with the views over the island’s iconic turquoise waters. Families will enjoy spending time exploring some of the quieter villages like Lourdas or Trapezaki, and are guaranteed a warm welcome in the locally owned tavernas. For a taste of café culture, Ionian style, a visit to Skala is a must. Its pavement cafés serve up delicious coffees and pastries – perfect for a break from exploring its four kilometres of shoreline. Skala’s friendly streets see visitors from every age group enjoying the sights and sounds of this coastal resort.
When you’ve finished discovering Kefalonia’s many hidden delights, hop on a boat to explore the coastline, or island hop to the nearby locations of Lefkada and Zakynthos. With so many fantastic hotels on the island you may just choose to spend your days relaxing by the pool instead.
Top resorts in Kefalonia
Holidays to Argostoli promise a true flavour of Greek life in a bustling port town. Located on the stunning island …From €451 per person
With its jumble of tiny, colour-washed houses, flower-filled courtyards and peaceful alleyways, the coastal village of Assos is the ideal …From €939 per person
A small village in the north of Kefalonia, Fiskardo holidays will ensure you have picture-perfect views of forested hills, crystal …From €587 per person
Holidays to Karavados will take you to the stunning unspoilt Greek island of Kefalonia. An authentic traditional Greek village in …From €462 per person
Karavomilos in Kefalonia, Greek Islands …From €479 per person
Holidays to Katelios will take you to the stunning unspoilt Greek island of Kefalonia. Located on the southern tip of …From €439 per person
Your guide to Kefalonia holidays
If you’re picturing unspoilt beaches with tranquil, turquoise waters when you imagine a Kefalonia holiday, you’re in luck. That’s just what you’ll find, plus a multitude of things to do, if you can tear yourself away from any one of the 40 beaches you can sunbathe on during your stay, that is. From horse riding through the countryside to diving below the waves to discover Kefalonia’s diverse marine life, there’s an activity every holidaymaker can enjoy. Explore the otherworldly underground caves and lakes, or take in the island’s history and stunning scenery. It’s Kefalonia’s beauty that made it the setting for famous Hollywood blockbuster and these locations plus many more hidden gems are ripe for exploring. Immerse yourself in Greek island life in the bustling town of Argostoli or take a more laid-back stroll through the charming village of Sami – both have phenomenal food and stunning sights to see.
However you like your slice of sun, sea and sand served, you can find it on a Kefalonia holiday. White, soft sands or pebbles? Crowded beaches full of bustling holidaymakers, or secluded coves? Whichever you choose, the waters lapping at the shore will always be magical, tempting and warm, inviting you to take a dip, paddle with the little ones or take the plunge and go in search of adventure with your snorkel. For a unique beachscape that’s perfect for those all-important holiday selfies, head to Xi. The red sands here make for stunning pictures, and, most importantly, the beach slips gently into shallow waters – perfect for even the smallest beach visitors. For soft golden sands, plenty of facilities and more shallow waters, Skala beach is the quintessential coastline you image when you think of a beach holiday in the sun. Umbrellas, sun loungers and expanses of sand just waiting to welcome you while you enjoy the latest bestseller or sip a cocktail in the sun.