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The HISTORY OF KEFALONIA

  Kefalonia is an island that impresses every visitor with its unseen natural beauties, historic monuments and hospitality of its residents. It is the largest island of the Ionian Islands cluster, with size of ​​730 sq. Km. It is located opposite the opening of Patras Gulf, south of Lefkada and north of Zakynthos. It is an island with strong contrasts. Green verdurous landscapes, abrupt slopes, lacy shores, golden beaches, bays, coves and picturesque villages. All these create the unique feature of the island.

KEFALONIA

  Kefalonia is the most mountainous island in the Ionian Sea. The most important mountain is Enos, the highest peak is Grand Soro (1626 m.). The mountain of Ainos with rich flora and fauna has been designated as a National Park since 1962. Particularly impressive is the fir forest. Also, the various shrub species we encounter at the mountain earn admiring glances, while in the park are sheltered foxes, rabbits, ferrets, and rare bird species such as partridge and snake-eagle. Apart from the endless natural beauties, Kefalonia boasts a rich history, which is reflected in the remarkable historic monuments, castles and archaeological sites, we meet as we tour the island.

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The islanders stand out for their religious faith. The churches and monasteries on the island and legends associated with the establishment of them, reveal the faith of Cephalonians. Something that is shown especially in the way they worship Saint Gerasimos, the patron saint of the island. More generally, Cephalonians are distinguished for their liveliness and their friendly feelings. Their culture, like in all the Ionian Islands, is influenced by the Venetians who were masters of the Ionian islands for a long time. Music and dance are integral parts of their lives, and their hospitality is exemplary. The tourist infrastructure of the island are improving year by year. Kefalonia has evolved to a high standard tourist resort. Every year thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the island to experience the beauties and its mysteries… Kefalonia is one of the most beautiful and famous islands in Greece, which inspired the producers of Hollywood that filmed here The mandolin of  Captain Corelli which enjoyed great commercial success. Plan your holiday in beautiful Kefalonia and let it conquer you …