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Ideally located in the heart of the Ionian Sea, Cephalonia has inspired many with its beauty and has been inextricably linked to the famous film ""Captain Corelli's Mandolin"". Indeed, wherever you look, you will see nature at its best! Cephalonia not only is it the largest Greek island in the Ionian Sea but also one of the most beautiful! With a breathtaking natural landscape with exotic beaches, picturesque fishing villages and magical underground caves, Cephalonia is one of the best destinations in Greece for nature lovers! World famous for its picturesque beaches, such as Myrtos, Antisamos, Lourdas and Skala, impressive landscapes and delicious food, the island attracts and enchants thousands of visitors. The coves, the enchanting villages, the dazzling white sand, the exciting activities, the mysterious caves and the vibrant atmosphere create an exotic holiday paradise in the middle of the Ionian Sea. The main reason why people keep coming to Cephalonia is, without a doubt, the wonderful beaches. Certainly, some beaches always look good in photos, but the most photographed beaches ofcCephalonia look even better in real life! From Myrtos, an idyllic beach with towering rocks, to Petani, Xi, Skala and Makrys Gialos, every beach in Cephalonia will take your breath away! As for the villages of Cephalonia, they exude charm in abundance! Apart from the capital of the island, Argostoli, do not forget to visit the tiny villages of Fiskardo and Assos, during your holidays on the island. Enjoy the enchanting scenery, take a walk in their coves and, of course, sit in a tavern to taste delicious local delicacies… Exploration continues in the mysterious lake cave of Melissani. Embark on one of the small boats that make tours around the cave and immerse yourself in the magical atmosphere of this natural wonder. Imagine blue-green waters, stalactites and trees washed up by the light that secretly penetrates the cave from a hole above it… It's an experience that's out of this world! So get ready for a destination that you absolutely must explore and indulge in the magic of Cephalonia!

Melissani Cave

Just outside Sami, the Cave of Melissani has a strange charm. It is one of the "must" visit places for tourists in Greece. Inside the cave you will find a lake, surrounded by trees and forests. The cave itself has a B shape with two "chambers" separated from an island in the center. The roof of one chamber had been opened for centuries, leaving the sunlight undisturbed. The depth of the lake is about 30 meters. At noon, when the sun is just above the cave, its light caresses the turquoise waters, creating a magical illusion and the whole Cave of Melissani is suddenly illuminated with blue light! Legend has it that the cave was named after the nymph Melissanthi who committed suicide because her love for God Panas was not reciprocated.


This Cephalonian dish consists of various greens cooked together with tomatoes and various spices and herbs. Onions, celery, leeks or spinach are usually used in their preparation and different options of wild greens, such as chard, sour grass or thistle. Tsigarides are also enriched with rice, while the ideal season of this food is spring, when there are plenty of wild greens. You can enjoy tsigarida as a main dish and combine them with smelly, freshly fermented bread.


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Kefalonia International Airport "Anna Pollatou" (EFL)