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KEFALONIA

Makrys & Platys Gialos

Makris Gialos is the most famous organised beach in Kefalonia, with plenty of facilities. The beach is located in Argostoli-Airport road, 2 km outside of the capital centre, in the Lassi area. It is the beach that every traveler who likes organised beaches should visit during his holidays in Kefalonia.

Argostoli Kefalonia

The capital of Kefalonia stands on the far end of the natural bay surrounded by mountains and verdant forests. The town was rebuilt after the catastrophic earthquake of 1953. It is a picturesque town built on hills surrounding the lagoon of Koutavos and the natural harbor formed there.

Fanari Lighthouse

One of the main attractions and trademarks of Argostoli is the lighthouse of Saint Theodore which is located on a man-made peninsula close to the Argostoli village. It is the most romantic spot in Kefalonia and it is highly recommended for taking photographs.

De Bosset Bridge and Koutavos Argostoli Kefalonia

De Bosset Bridge is the largest stone bridge on a sea water body and has been in existence since 1813, when the Swiss engineer Charles Philippe De Bosset was employed by the British Army.

Thanks to his contribution in the form of study and construction of the bridge, Monsieur de Bosset was appointed as Governor of Kefalonia from 1810-1814 by the British who reigned the Ionian Islands from 1809-1864.

How to Reach Kefalonia

By Air

Kefalonia International Airport is just 8 km from Argostoli and there are daily flights to and from Athens International Airport. The duration of the flight is 45 min.


By Ferry

Kefalonia is connected everyday with mainland Greece by ferry through the ports of Argostoli, Lixouri, and Poros. Most ferries travel to Killini-Poros (duration 1h and 30min). During summertime there are ferry connections between Zakynthos and Lefkada. Also, throughout tourist season there are connections to and from Italy via Sami. For any further information you can call on the following:

Port Authorities

  • Patras: (+30) 2610 341 002
  • Killini: (+30) 26230 92211
  • Argostoli: (+30) 26710 22224

or on the websites

 

By Bus

Bus station (KTEL Kefalonias)

Athens +30 210 515 0785: From Kifissos, Athens there are daily bus connections with Kefalonia. The bus travels either to Patra or Killini and gets on the ferry. The bus ride is cheaper than flying to or from Athens but it's a longer trip (duration 6-7 hours). For more details about the timetable you can call on the following:

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