Kefalonia is a truly verdant island surrounded by the emerald waters of the Ionian Sea. The island has a long history starting from the prehistoric age. It flourished in the Classical period and experienced several rulers because of its strategic location.
Ruins of powerful ancient cities are found in many sites around the island. Impressive Mycenaean tombs strengthen the theory that the notorious king of Ithaca, Odysseus, was buried in Kefalonia, whereas several ancient treasures are on display in the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli.
Even though the island suffered a devastating earthquake in 1953 which destroyed it almost entirely, it has been reborn from its ashes and become a tourist attraction both for Greeks and for people from all over the world, without losing its original character. Most of the beaches are unspoiled, offering enchanting sceneries and serene atmosphere. The trademark of Kefalonia is Myrtos beach, but there are several other beaches standing out, such as Antisamos beach in Sami, where the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin was filmed, Xi beach in Lixouri, where the reddish sand works as a natural spa with clay and the busy beaches of Skala and Platis Gialos - Makris Gialos for those of you who like sun loungers and other beach facilities.
Useful Phone Numbers
Hospital: 26710 24641
Police: 26710 22200
Tourist Police: 26710 22815
Port Authority: 26710 22224
Airport: 26710 41511
KTEL (Bus Station): 26710 22276