Kefalonia is the largest Greek island and enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with sizzling temperatures and plenty of sunshine throughout the year
Located west of mainland Greece Kefalonia is marked by sandy coves and dry rugged landscapes. Its capital, Argostoli, is built on a hillside overlooking a narrow harbour. Kefalonia's indented coastline is made up of limestone cliffs, bays and short strips of white sand, like Myrtos Beach in the north. Many beaches are only accessible on foot or via narrow twisting roads.
Captain Corelli’s Isle
The biggest of the Greek Ionian Islands, Kefalonia shot to fame in the Hollywood blockbuster, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin. Take one look at the place and you’ll see why its scenery was deserving of the big screen. Tree-studded hills stand guard over sprawling vineyards, and honey-hued sands are kissed by turquoise waters.
Wherever you choose to stay, the island’s main attractions are within day-tripping distance. Don’t miss Myrtos Bay, a spectacular chalk-white beach which Captain Corelli’s directors couldn’t resist slotting into the movie. And pay a visit to the age-old chambers at the Drogorati Caves.
Kefalonia is the largest Greek island and enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with sizzling temperatures and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Between June and August, temperatures in Kefalonia reach highs of 30°C, which is perfect for relaxing on the beach and exploring the local attractions.
July is the warmest month of the year and the sunniest with up to 14 hours of sunlight a day. Winds blow in from the northeast, helping to clear the skies and keep humidity levels under control. Swimming in the sea is a pleasant pastime in the summer with an average sea temperature of 25°C.