Kefalonia, Greece

Kefalonia is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea known for its chasms. It is the largest and most mountainous of the Ionian Islands. The main cities are Argostoli, the capital, Lixouri in the peninsula of Paliki, and Sami. More than a third of the inhabitants of the island are in Argostoli. The island has remarkable natural formations, you can find katavothres also known as sea mills (holes that swallow sea water), the cave of Melissani and Drogarati cave. Its highest point is Ainos Mount (1628 meters) with its national park created to protect the pine of Kefalonia. Unfortunately it is an earthquake zone. The island remained mostly wild and that’s what today it brings a tourist who appreciates this kind of condition that does not exist elsewhere. The island had a significant emigration and many of its inhabitants have gone to the United States, Canada or Australia. To visit: St. George fortress, the ruins of the fortress of Assos, the remains of St Mark’s Church, the underground lake Melissani, the caves of katavothres, the museum and the library of Korgialenios, the remains of the Roman city in Skala, St. Gerasimos monastery; among others.

Tips

There is a cave 4 km southwest of Sami that descends to a depth of 95 meters and it s upper limit is 60 meters under sea level. If your visit is especially in summer, find out because it is possible to attend concerts because of the very good acoustic sound. Its temperature is constant at 18 ° C with a humidity of 90%, so it would be convenient to bring a jacket or a sweater long sleeves.

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