Peeling Back The Layers of The Kefalonian Onion – Recommended places to visit for first time visitors to the island

We are revising last years “Kefalonia as an onion analogy” looking to peel some more layers off the island and find some hidden gems! 

As the holiday season draws closer we see many messages each year asking;

  • What must we see?
  • Where must we visit?
  • Where should we stay?

All perfectly reasonable questions but depending on previous experience of the island all have much different answers.

So lets start the journey at The Onion Skin First Visit (Level 5)

Hire car preferential but KTEL Kefalonia are really upping their game and provide a much greener option to visit most of these places albeit with a bit more difficult.

Resorts and main towns to visit
  • Argostoli
  • Lassi
  • Lourdas
  • Katelios
  • Skala
  • Poros
  • Sami
  • Agia Efemia
  • Fiscardo
  • Assos
  • Lixouri
Beaches
  • Beaches as part of resorts 
  • Myrtos
  • Petani
  • Xi
  • Mounda
Attractions
  • Melissani caves
  • Drograti caves
  • Agios Gerasimos church (Omala)
  • St Georges Castle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is never any easy answer to specific daily itineraries as there are too many variables e.g. start location, time people like to stay somewhere, hours they want to drive, but based on a 5 day hire and fairly brief visits the following are suggested;

Trip 1
Myrtos (best seen from above!), Assos & Fiscardo. 

Trip 2
Argostoli, ferry to Lixouri, Xi, Petani & back to Argostoli for exploring

Trip 3
Sami, Agia Efimia, Melisanni & Drograti caves

Trip 4
Katelios, Mounda Beach, Skala & Poros

Trip 5
Lourdas, Lassi, Agios Gerasimmos church (Omala) and St Georges Castle

 

The sequel Onion Layer 4 (2nd visit) to follow soon.

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