A local's travel guide of what to do in Kefalonia, Greece
Anna’s first piece of advice was to hire a car on arrival, and this couldn’t have been more necessary. Not only is this island the largest of the Ionian islands - but it is mountainous with winding roads, dusty dirt tracks, and a hot climate. Taxis in Kefalonia can be pricey and, while public transport exists, it’s not always easy to navigate and timings are not always obvious.
So, with that in mind, where did Anna suggest we visit?
First up, the best beaches in Kefalonia. In Kefalonia you can find Myrtos beach, one of the most photographed beaches in Europe, but you can also discover red clay beaches, hidden beach coves and trendy beach resorts serving champagne to sip on as you sunbathe.
And the food. Greek food is unarguably delicious, and these are some of Kefalonia’s best restaurants to visit whether you want home-cooked food, upscale dining, dinner with a view, or local tavernas. In some cases these restaurants are a mixture of a few.
We’ve also outlined the best of the nightlife in Kefalonia with bars in or near Argostoli, for those evenings you fancy more than just dinner and bed.
Small parts of Kefalonia are very touristy, and best avoided unless you fancy a bit of sub-par Greek food and fake plate smashing.
Read through our complete guide to Kefalonia to find the best the island has to offer.
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