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KEFALONIA
Kefalonia (or Cephalonia, Kefallinia), the island of honey and wine, lies opposite the mouth of the golf of Corinth .
Many of the island’s beaches are of fine golden sand which shelve gently under sparkling water making them ideal for children. Other beaches on the islandare of white, red and grey sand.

For the explorer, Kefalonia offers many ancient sites of unrivalled beauty. Venetian fortresses and monasteries; Byzantine churches containing their sixteenth century icons still in their original bright colors; underground Mycenaean tombs dating back to 1200 BC; the remains of a roman villa which houses four fascinating mosaics dating back to the second century AD; serene lakes surrounded by proud cypress trees; large caves incrusted with stalactites; and a host of small fishing villages and secluded coves. Mount Aenos, in the center of the island, higher than any mountain in the British isles, looks down through thick pine forests to a luxuriant landscape of olive, cypress, orange, lemon, grape corn and wild lavender. Watersport facilities are available in most of the beaches. The many tavernas of the island serve an extensive range of delicious dishes which are exclusive to the island; the local wines are delightfully crisp.

Makris Yalos
Makris Yalos is three kilometers from Argostoli and has one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the Ionian. The beach has watersport facilities, sunbeds and two beach bars. Makris Yalos has the distraction of a popular resort with an extensive selection of tavernas, bars and shops. A short drive south of Makris Yalos leads to the beautiful beaches of Lourdas, Trapezaki and Ai- Helis with their dramatic backdrop of Mount Aenos and foothills of olive groves, vineyards and cypress trees.

Argostoli
Argostoli, the island’s capital, has a large and colorful fruit and vegetable market on the waterfront; two fascinating museums, with treasures dating back to the Mycenaean period and portraits and artefacts from the British Colonial rule, and a good selection of shops, café bars and discotheques.

Fiscardo
The attractive port of Fiscardo lies on the north east coast. On one side of the horseshoe bay, a sixth century basilica, surrounded by pines, looks down on the eighteenth century houses, tavernas and café bars which line the waterfront. Small hamlets, like Evreti, hide away amongst the olives and pines on the hillsides behind Fiscardo.

Agia Efimia
Agia Efimia is a small port at the northern end of Sami bay, on the east coast and looks out across the sea to Ithaka. The coastline of on either side of the village holds many attractive white-pebble coves and small beaches shelving into clear waters. The waterfront of restaurants and bars lead to small side streets with a bakery and shops. Eight kilometers away, the small town of Sami has a daily ferry to Ithaka and a further four kilometers south one finds the beautiful beach of Antisamos. Agia Efimia has scuba-diving center and boats with outboard for hire.