Kefalonia: Unspoilt, Perfect Greek Island
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Getting Around on KefaloniaIt is best to hire a car if you want to see all of the island, as the attractions and best beaches are rather spread out. There is some wonderful mountain scenery to be seen on the island’s interior and hundreds of lovely secluded little beaches and coves to find. Car hire is usually cheap, especially from the local one-off locations, of which there are many to choose from at the bigger resorts. Many of these companies will deliver your car and pick it up, so it is very feasible to hire a car for just part of your holiday. The driving on the island is a little harum-scarum, to say the least, however expect the unexpected and you will be prepared. The island is very quiet so driving is rarely stressful. Something worth noting is that at roundabouts most Greek drivers will stop on the roundabout to give way to people approaching it. However there are only around three roundabouts on the island.
Beaches on KefaloniaOne of the best reasons to visit Kefalonia is its famed beaches. There is a fantastically wide range of excellent beaches to choose from - including pebble beaches, small coves, large expanses, secluded areas, and popular tourist resort beaches with water sports and an abundance of facilities. All beaches are public and the busier ones all have parasols and sun-loungers for rent. The water is crystal-clear just about everywhere you go. Kefalonia is the island where the film Captain Corelli's Mandolin was filmed, so if you have seen this film you have some idea of what gorgeous beaches await.
Mirtos BeachThis beach is often said to be a famously photographed beach, and you may well recognise the distinctive sweeping arc of white pebbles and the bright, deep turquoise colour of the massive expanse of water as you drive the high winding road down the cliff-side to the beach. Try and stop for magnificent views of this beautiful attraction before you get to the bottom.
Skala BeachThis is a large purpose-built resort area with a great many restaurants and poolside bars to choose from across the road from the clean, sandy beach. There are excellent water sports, although this can be a little pricey in the peak seasons. Although friendly, clean and picturesque, this resort has a less authentic feel and is possibly the most gimmicky/touristy area on the island. There are many tourist bars and restaurants to choose from in Skala.
Activities on Kefalonia
Melissani Lake and Caves
Restaurants and Tavernas on Kefalonia
Hotel on Kefalonia
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