The largest island of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is a very charming place. Although it has developed over the last years as a family destination, beach places in Kefalonia island never get crowded due to the large size of the island. Kefalonia Island is a top destination. Kefalonia became world famous through the blockbuster movie “Captain’s Corelli Mandolin” that exalted the island’s beaches and picturesque scenery. Since then, numerous celebrities from all over the world have spent their holidays in Kefalonia.
Argostoli is the island capital. It is a modern town, which preserves its traditional character, built amphitheatrically with a view of the Koutavous lagoon, which is a crossing area for the migratory birds.The city has many neoclassical buildings, big squares, churches and remarkable cultural activity. Although Argostoli was totally ruined by the earthquake dated since 1953, there are still sites that depict the old venetian architecture. Lixouri is the capital of Palliki municipality and the second biggest town of Kefalonia. The central square of Lixouri is Petritsis Square where you can enjoy your walk and visit many historical monuments, museums, churches and imposing mansions. Among them distinguishes the statue of Andreas Laskaratos, a great satirical poet and novelist.
You have a choice of lively beachlife with its beachside snack bars, sunbed and beach umbrellas for hire and water sports, or you can opt for the quieter beach by walking along the shoreline until you find your own secluded piece of paradise. You really will know you have got away from the beach crowd when one of the local cows starts grazing at grassy bank of your personal sand dune!
Kefalonian cuisine is renowned and familiar. The island produces yellow cheeses, feta cheese, olive oil, honey and processed local meats. It also holds a large number of delicious local recipes, native “recettes”,the famous meat pie, the lagoto, sofigado dish with goat. You must also taste strapatsada and tsigaridia.