What to do and see in Cephalonia, Greece: The Best Places and Tips

December 7, 2017 Myesha Cogley

The sapphire waters of Cephalonia are steeped with history. The large Greek island was home to Odysseus, the legendary king hailed in Homer’s The Odyssey. Fortunately, it won’t take you ten years to get there. Explore the enchanting caverns of the Drogarati caves, sail to Ithaca on a glass-bottomed boat or marvel at the ancient artifacts inside the Archaeological Museum of Argostoli, Cephalonia’s main town. Or just hide from it all at one of the island’s many private beach coves.
Restaurants in Cephalonia

1. Assos

Kefalonia, Assos 280 84, Greece
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Assos

Reviewed By Mike S - Loughborough, United Kingdom

Assos is a very quaint village with the castle located on the peninsular above it. Walking to the castle is not for the feint hearted especially when its hot, take water. Walking up the wide path you can take a shorter route up the unmade path which is not for most but you have stunning and scary views down steep cliffs to the sea. Worth seeing.

2. Kimilia Beach

Fiscardo, Greece
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 142 reviews

Kimilia Beach

Reviewed By melesi - St. Albans, United Kingdom

Go through gate at emblissi walk at 10 metres then turn left do not go straight ahead. You will walk up hill for a bit. All well sign post blue and white marks. About 14 min walk lovely when you arrive. Flips ok but be careful. Lovely beach and you can walk out a bit. No facilities though but really a lovely beach

3. Petani Beach

40 km from Argostoli | Agia Thekli, Lixouri, Greece
Excellent
67%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Petani Beach

Beautiful beach with white pebbles & clear water

Reviewed By go2mike - Athens, Greece

There are such a selection of great Beaches and this for us is the best, we were not in high season so it was very quiet and peaceful with nice sand and a great taverna. I would say visiting this beach is a must !

4. Emblisi Beach

Fiscardo, Greece
Excellent
60%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 393 reviews

Emblisi Beach

Reviewed By Gritstone - Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This place is great - and very accessible. Parking is yards from the beach and the cafe/shack (open through summer) sells food and drink. It rents loungers for the amazing price of 3 Euros a day which are well worth using. The seabed is fairly shelving and the swimming and snorkelling is great too. Definitely with a visit - and walkable from Fiscardo (ask a local for the coast path to avoid the roads)

5. Myrtos Beach

Pylaros | Ionian Islands, Cephalonia, Greece
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Myrtos Beach

Reviewed By Arash B

This place did not have much amenities and had pebbles but the place the water and the feeling you get at this beach is just indescribable MUST GO AND HAVE EVERYTHING water and food .... it’s just sad it’s under developed

6. Memorial Acqui Division

Hill Above Argostoli, Argostolion 281 00, Greece +30 694 527 2114
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 332 reviews

Memorial Acqui Division

Reviewed By sjk4158 - Suffolk, United Kingdom

You can visit this monument without using a tour company - it is just outside of Argostoli up the hill towards Panorama Finari Apartments. Lots of Italian visitors showing their respect - humbling experience. Just across the street from the memorial is another site, which often gets missed, just tucked in the trees you can see the Italian flag and mementos.

7. Antisamos Beach

Sami, Greece
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Antisamos Beach

A beach on the Andisamis Bay of Ionian sea, which you reach following the good road northeast of Sami, port of the ferry to Ithaca

Reviewed By Trousers0702

Visited Anto Samos in August this and to no surprise we found the beach absolutely packed... however there is still enough room for you to enjoy yourself without people sitting on top of you. The Water Sports section is a bit expensive but well worth a go!

8. Makris Gialos Beach

Kefalonia, Lassi 28100, Greece
Excellent
60%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Makris Gialos Beach

Reviewed By Arash B

Nice and clean beach with tons is restaurants and amenities the only down side is that you have to walk a bit through restaurants and some narrow streets otherwise climb down small cliffs to get here but it’s nice and shallow water is pleasant if you have small children.

9. Dafnoudi Beach

Fiscardo, Greece
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 190 reviews

Dafnoudi Beach

Reviewed By Nicolas C

We arrived at the spot without knowing we had to take a long path down the beach.
It was a 15min walk but it was totally worth it. A path inside the forest, full of trees covering us in their shadow.
At the end of the path we came across a small beach covered in pubbles. Rocks on one side of the beach and trees all over make a picturesque scenery.
Recommending it for couples and adult groups. Not really the place for families since this is a small quiet beach.

10. Kaminia Beach

10 minutes from Skala, Skala, Greece
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 685 reviews

Kaminia Beach

To reach Kaminia Beach, you must head toward Ratzakli, on the way Katelios-Skala. You will see signs for this easily accessible beach.

Reviewed By Terri F - Brighton, United Kingdom

This is a gorgeous stretch of sandy beach, perfect for chilling out especially if you are staying at a hotel on the beach or as a day trip. Beautiful clear water with some waves.

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