Katelios (translation: under the olive trees)
Katelios is the nearest beach town, located at a five-minute drive from from the house. It consists of a higher part, ‘ano Katelios’, and a lower part direclty connected to the shore, ‘cato Katelios’. There are several swimming pools available for use in the valley of Katelios, and you will find some supermarkets and restaurants there. Katelios also has a nice beach, but for a very special beach you have to drive a bit further.
This beach owes its name from the brick kilns that used to stand there. Paralia Kaminia is a broad, sandy beach and reaches from Katelios to Skala. Seaturtles lay their eggs on this beach and volunteers from the Turtlewatch make sure that they can do this safely. You get to this beach by driving in the direction of Skala. When you get to the village Ratzakli, take the road down to the beach.
You can often see the seaturtles that lay their eggs in Kefalonia and Zakinthos in the port of Argostoli. They often gather around the fishing boats and feast on the fish that is thrown overboard.
These are stalactite caves. These caves are located on the road between Sami and Argostoli south of Sami. There is a giant room full of stalagmites in these caves, which is used for for example concerts. Drogarati is opened for visitors everyday between 8.00 and 18.00.
One of the most beautiful beaches of Greece. Easy to combine with a trip to Assos and Fiskardo.
Beautiful sandy beach comparable to Myrtos, but much less touristic.
The former capital of Kefalonia. You can still find a beautiful castle (Agios Georgios with canal and bridge) and ruins of houses and churches. From the 300-meter high summit you have an amazing view. In the vicinity is also the monastery Agios Andreas with fresco’s and 16th century icons.
Town with a 16th century Venetian castle. The castle was meant to defend the island from pirates and was later on used as a Greec prison. Assos is a charming fishing village with sand beaches, white houses and a nice wharf.