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Best things to do in Cephalonia

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Mountain
“The 3rd biggest mountain in Greece with a rare black pine tree known as Monte nero from the Italians... The view on the top of it is one of a kind!!!”
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Beach
“The most famous beach on the island, the nearby limestone sediments give the water a turquoise colour. Due to its position the sea gen get choppy if its windy , so check the the weather forecast before visiting if you want to swim. ”
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Cave
“Unique geological landmark of kefalonia. a cave discovered less than 100 years ago, that locals used to use as a safehouse during WW2. Full of stalagmited and stalactites. ”
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Natural Feature
“Melissani cave... the nymphs cave.. beautiful colours beautiful cave!!! Have a boat ride and admire nature!! A unique geological phenomenon appears here!!! The water comes underground in the cave from Argostoli...”
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Point of Interest
“Assos is one of the most beautiful villages in Kefalonia. Traditional & colourfull houses with breathtaking view of the Ionian Sea. You will also find ruins of a castle, ideal for Hiking as well.”
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Lake
“THE ABSOLUT MUST. Ηidden lake with crystal blue waters inside a cave found in the 50's when the roof collapsed. linked with ancinet greek history as pots of clay dated to antiquity where found in the small island in the center of the cave, dedicated to Melisanthi nymph ( hence the name melissani ).”
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Beach
“Antisamos beach is the closest organised beach, just 15 min driving from the apartments. Green/blue crystal clear water. There are also 3 beach/bar/restaurants in the area ideal for cold snacks, beverages or lunch.”
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Beach
“Makris Gialos (Long beach) is a family friendly sandy beach within walking distance from Argostoli. As the name states, it is truly a very long organized beach with no rocks or pebbles, but with crystal clear waters. The beach has a beach bar-restaurant, Costa-Costa, which organizes several beach parties during summer, and provides the opportunity for various water sport activities. ”
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Natural Feature
“The beach of Petani is my favorite beach! It consists of white pebbles and crystal clear turquoise waters. The road to the beach itself is unique and as you approach the beach you will be surprised by the uniqueness and the beauty of the landscape! It is a wonderful beach and looks very much like Myrtos! It is fully organized and you will find everything necessary to enjoy your bath from morning to night. I suggest you eat at Erasmia Tavern where you can also order your coffee! Do not forget to see the sunset that will remain unforgettable!! Η παραλία του Πετανοί αποτελείται από λευκά βότσαλα και κρυστάλλινα τυρκουάζ νερά ! ο δρόμος είναι μοναδικός και καθώς πλησιάζετε στην παραλία θα εκπλαγείτε από τη μοναδικότητα και την ομορφιά του τοπίου! Είναι μια υπέροχη παραλία και μοιάζει πολύ με τον Μύρτο! Είναι πλήρως οργανωμένη και μπορείτε να βρείτε όλα τα απαραίτητα για να απολαύσετε το μπάνιο σας από το πρωί μέχρι το βράδυ!Σας προτείνω να φάτε στην ταβέρνα Ερασμία όπου μπορείτε να παραγγείλετε και τον καφέ σας! Μην ξεχάσετε να δείτε το ηλιοβασίλεμα που θα σας μείνει αξέχαστο !!!”
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Castle
“First capital of the island surrounded by high stone walls. perfect views of livatho area. ”
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Nightclub
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“Katavothres is a unique place to visit. It serves coffee, operates as a restaurant and a nightclub. You can visit almost anytime and enjoy the high quality services and unique ambience. ”
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Bar
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“It's the coolest bar on the island and is located at the central square in Argostoli. (You'll have to drive there or take a cab).”
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Beach
“The Xi Beach is a well-known, located 8km south of Lixouri. Xi Beach however has no steep cliffs or deep waters like most beaches in Kefalonia. Instead it’s very easy accessible, its water is very shallow and thus more than suitable for children. What makes the Xi Beach so unique and extremely impressive is its reddish color of sand. Because of its clayey composition, one can enjoy a natural and free spa session, as it is said to have cleaning and tightening effects to the skin. The beach is well organized; you will easily find parking, a canteen, a cafeteria and umbrellas. If you like you can also spread out your towels a bit farther to be more private. For water sport lovers, Xi Beach offers a big variety (Jet-Ski, Water-Ski etc.). Η παραλία Ξι , βρίσκεται 8χλμ νότια από το Ληξούρι. Έχειπολύ εύκολη πρόσβαση, το νερό είναι πολύ ρηχό και επομένως περισσότερο κατάλληλο για παιδιά. Αυτό που κάνει την παραλία Xi τόσο μοναδική και εξαιρετικά εντυπωσιακή είναι το κοκκινωπό χρώμα της άμμου. Λόγω της αργιλώδους σύνθεσής του, μπορεί κανείς να απολαύσει μια φυσική και ελεύθερη περιποίηση σπα, καθώς λέγεται ότι έχει καθαρισμό και σύσφιξη στην επιδερμίδα. Η παραλία είναι καλά οργανωμένη. θα βρείτε εύκολα χώρο στάθμευσης, καντίνα, καφετέρια , φαγητό και ομπρέλες. Αν σας αρέσει, μπορείτε επίσης να απλώσετε τις πετσέτες σας λίγο πιο μακριά για να είστε πιο ιδιωτικοί. Για τους λάτρεις του θαλάσσιου αθλήματος,προσφέρει μεγάλη ποικιλία (Jet-Ski, Water-Ski κλπ.).”
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Neighbourhood
“Lassi is full of various taverns and bars - you will surely find your favorite!”
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Monastery
“The people of Cephalonia honor the death of Saint Gerasimos at the monastery on the 16th August and the restitution of his holy relic on October 20th. On those days, a procession of the saint is taking place. The coffin is moved under the shadow of a plane tree, which was planted by Agios Gerasimos himself. The ceremony is followed by a big festival with music, dancing, food and wine. Opening hours: Monday - Sunday, 7am - 13pm and 3pm - 9pm On Sunday's you can visit also during the Orthodox divie Liturgy. ”
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Beach
“Small beach close to Fiskardo, nice location but can be crowded on peak season. ”
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