For today’s post, I’m doing a bit of a Throwback Thursday. As I write this, it’s a gorgeous sunny day so it feels like a great time to look back on my trip to Kefalonia. It’s actually been a year since I visited Kefalonia but I only recently realised that I haven’t really written about my week there before now. While I didn’t love the town of Skala, the popular Brit resort that we stayed in, the island is incredibly picturesque so I wanted to share a few beautiful locations in Kefalonia that everybody should see during their holiday.
I can barely believe that this beach is real even after seeing it with my own eyes! Myrtos Beach is most famous for being a location in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin but I’m surprised to not see more photos of it around. Unbelievably, it’s actually not sand on the beach but thousands and thousands of pebbles. The gorgeous combination of bright turquoise water and piercing white stones is hard to look away from. Watch out though – the road down is very winding and busy but if you can grab a parking spot, it’s so worth the visit. Oh, and it actually looks like the photos!
Despite its small size, Fiskardo is popular with celebrities – it’s even being referred to as the ‘St Tropez of Greece’. The town’s absolutely beautiful buildings are so photogenic that it’s an Instagram-lovers heaven. Depending on the time of day, it’s either relatively quiet and tranquil or absolutely heaving with people! At lunchtime, hordes of tourists flock from newly docked ships into the lovely waterfront restaurants. Despite this, Fiskardo is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful locations in Kefalonia.
Melissani Cave and Lake
When you search for things to do in Kefalonia, Melissani Cave is almost always top of the list. As you walk underground here, the air grows noticeably cooler then the cave opens out to reveal a spectacular lake within. Unfortunately, you can’t swim in the stunning water but boats are constantly going back and forth into both chambers. While the boat ride is only short, it’s definitely worth seeing if you are looking at holidays to Kefalonia.
This small town is right up my street. It’s much quieter than Fiskardo with incredibly peaceful winding streets and that classic European charm. The ruin of a Venitian fortress overlooks an amazing little bay with clear blue water so it’s an amazing place to sit outside a cafe, enjoy a relaxing lunch and watch the world go by.
Kefalonia is such a beautiful place to escape for a weeks holiday and I hope these photos give you a little glimpse of what you can experience there!
Have you ever been to Kefalonia? Which location do you like the look of best?
*Thanks to James Villas for working on this post with me! As always, all opinions are my own.