Luxury Holidays to Kefalonia 2019/20 I Designer Travel

Kefalonia, Greece

Kefalonia

Kefalonia is a beautiful island in the Ionian Sea, approximately 30 miles to the west of mainland Greece. A stunning luxury holiday destination with dramatic mountains, pebble and sandy beaches, underground lakes and abundant countryside, it found international fame when used as the film setting for the movie blockbuster Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

In the south east of the island lies Skala, with a long beach, plenty of bars and lively nightlife. Fiscardo is on the northern tip of Kefalonia and is most picturesque with colourful fishing boats moored in the harbour, hillsides full of cypress trees and charming waterside restaurants. Lassi is a scenic retreat popular with couples and families as it has great beaches and it’s not far from the airport. The island’s capital, Argostoli, has an abundance of cafes and bars – perfect for stopping for a spot to eat and drink and watching the world go by.

If you fancy a bit of sightseeing, we’d highly recommend the Drogorati Cave, a rare geological phenomenon with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. There’s also Melissani Cave where you can see the sky outside while you’re in the cave. When the sun is high, the lake in the cave lights up with changing shades of blue – a wonderful photo opportunity!

The local food is exceptional with the island producing feta and yellow cheese, olive oil, honey and local meats. Try the fresh seafood and the local specialty of Kreatopita, a baked pastry filled with meats, vegetables and cheese.

Designer Travel have experts waiting to help you plan your dream luxury holiday to Kefalonia. You might want to stay for one week or two or maybe longer… we can book that for you and find you a perfect place to stay. It’s also worth considering a twin-centre holiday as Zante is easily reached by ferry from Pesada on the southwest coast and we can arrange all you need so you don’t have to worry about a thing. As we are independent, we have access to an abundance of flights and luxury hotels so we can cherry-pick what’s right for you. We can book anything from a boutique retreat for two to a family villa or an ultra-luxurious Presidential Suite, ensuring you get exactly what you want from your holiday. With our wealth of travel experience, we can recommend trips and excursions you may like or arrange a hire car for you so it’s all taken care of before you even depart. Simply give us a call or fill in the enquiry form – we’re happy to help!

Key Highlights
  • Kefalonia was the main setting for the filming of the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin
  • Couples and families alike love this wonderful island
  • Skala has a pretty village square and plenty of nightlife
  • Fiscardo is the island’s most glamorous town
  • Lassi is a short distance from the airport and has good beaches
  • The fresh seafood and local cheeses are particularly delicious
  • Must see sights include the Drogarati Cave, Myrtos beach and the Cave Lake of Melissani
  • The mountain of Ainos is ideal for excursions and hiking
  • You can take a tour of a local winery and vineyard
  • Ask us about a twin-centre holiday; Kefalonia and Zante are a perfect combination

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Euro

Climate Information

Kefalonia offers a typically Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild rainy winters. The hottest months are July and August with averages temperatures of 25°C and an average temperature of 11°C in the coldest month of January.

October to April are the rainiest months.

Leisure & Activities

Melissani Cave
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Kefalonia, Melissani Cave features a lake and forest within the cave itself! At noon time, when the sun is directly overhead, sunlight striking the stunningly blue water creates a magical atmosphere with the whole of the cave lit up with blue light.

Fiscardo Village
This beautiful village is 50 Km north of Argostoli, and is a typical traditional Greek fishing village with plenty of shops, bars and tavernas. The local houses are painted in different colours which adds to the charming ambience of the bay. Nearby there are pebble beaches and interesting coves to discover.

Myrtos Beach
Many travel magazines rate Myrtos beach as one of the best beaches in Greece. It has been awarded several times for its cleanliness and natural beauty. The beach has a back drop of stunning white rocky cliffs which lead down to the sea shore.

Hotels in Kefalonia