Kefalonia is the natural beauty that awaits you on this most enchanting of islands. It is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece. It is also the larger of the two islands forming the Kefalonia and Ithaka Prefecture, and contains eight of the prefecture’s nine municipalities or communities.
The island is named after the mythological figure Cephalus.
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An island begging to be explored, famous for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters. he island is still largely unspoilt, and offers the visitor some of the most dramatic views in the Mediterranean. The variety of landscape is staggering: green valleys at Agios Gerasimos, fir-clad Mount Ainos, the rugged and craggy interior and the green hills of the north, covered with cypresses, broom, thyme and other aromatic shrubs and herbs.
Kefalonia’s tallest mountain is Mount Ainos, with an elevation of 1628m.
Here you explore a wealth of geological wonders, including subterranean Melissani Lake and the nearby Drogarati Caves and of course, the island is famous for its stunning beaches, sandy in the south, and pebbly in the north, all with crystalline blue and green waters.