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Villas in Kefalonia
Villas on the Greek island of Kefalonia
Perhaps the most amazing thing about Kefalonia is that it is not a household name, like some other Greek islands, as its unique biodiversity, exquisite beaches, crystal-clear waters, gorgeous stretches of sand, pretty villages, and medieval castles combine to make Kefalonia arguably Greek’s most mesmerizing island of all. Rent a villa in Kefalonia, in the northern part of the island, for dramatic cliffs and mountain scenery, the east and south for sandier beaches, or the west for the most authentic Greek feel. In case you want to extend the adventure, you can check out our villas in Skala and rent one of them to get to know this small Greek town just 44 minutes from Kefalonia.
Kefalonia villas outside the centre
Book a villa in Kefalonia and experience the magic of this place. But not only on the outside and not only in its best tourist sites but also because here you will find dream accommodations for you. Picture spacious open-plan living and kitchen areas or breathtaking views and spacious rooms, ideal for those travelling with friends or family. There are other holiday rentals and lettings in Kefalonia that you can check on Holidu to see which one suits you best.
In these villas, you will have incredible spaces and comforts that will make your holidays unforgettable, such as:
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor dining area
- Private balcony
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Kefalonia for exploring pretty villages
If you've already decided that a villa in Kefalonia would be your perfect accommodation, now it’s time to explore its villages! We assure you it is a day well spent. There are numerous gorgeous villages you will discover yourself, but on your journey, make sure to stop off at Agia Efimia and Assos. The former is a coastal fishing village on the east coast, teeming with adorable churches, remains of old fortresses, and Venetian buildings. The latter is situated on a natural harbour and isthmus between two mountainous peninsulas. It is an achingly pretty village in a cauldron of towering hills. If you are able to, take the 40-minute walk up to the castle above the village for some outrageous views. In the far north is Fiskardo, one of the most beautiful villages and if you want it to be your next destination, we recommend you book one of the villas in Fiskardo.
Kefalonia for beach buffs
Kefalonia offers its fortuitous visitors some of the best beaches not only in Greece but, without exaggeration, in the world. The emerald waters and fine sand on a backdrop of dramatic landscapes will cast you in their spell. Choosing the best beach on the island is like choosing between Swiss and Belgian chocolate, but if it had to be one it would probably be Petani Beach. Brave a white-knuckle ride of eight hairpin turns to get down to the beach, which is encircled by dramatic limestone cliffs coated with dark green garrigue, creating a spectacular stripe effect. The sea irradiates a luminescent quality, like a sparkling pool, and you can enjoy fantastic snorkelling around the rocks on the south end. There are also beachfront villas in Kefalonia, which are the best option if you want to visit this island mainly for its beaches.
Kefalonia for hikers
Mount Ainos is the highest point in Kefalonia, rising up 1,628 from the sea. This natural park is covered in dense pine forests that emanate a fragrance of absolute alpine purity, and is an outstanding destination for hikers and bikers, with a wealth of trails that will wow even the most hardened of travellers. The most popular route is the 7-kilometre Digaleto – Megas Soros trail which takes you up to the summit in about 5 hours. It begins just outside the village of Digaleto. So don't think twice and check out our villas for rent in Kefalonia now!
Nature lovers take note – Kefalonia is home to the adorable but endangered caretta-caretta turtles. So darn your snorkelling gear and you may get lucky!
Top 7 travel tips in Kefalonia
1. Take a boat to Ithaca or Zante
There are several boat tours you can take from Kefalonia. They take you on a journey through ludicrously beautiful scenery, but the best of them all might just be the tour to the island of Zante, where you can enjoy a magical view on the beach in front of the steep, white cliffs. If you really enjoyed Ithaka, you can extend your stay here by renting any of the villas in Ithaka available.
2. Visit a lake like no other
Melissani Lake was hidden underground for hundreds of years, but then the roof collapsed and created this incredible cave and lake complex. Hop on a boat, take a ride across the lake, and feast your eyes on its stunningly crystal clear waters!
3. Witness one of the world's most astonishing geological phenomena
Katavothres is a geological miracle – cracks have opened up next to the sea, and the seawater is continuously falling into these sinkholes, disappearing into waterways that cross almost all the island.
4. Descend into Drogarati Caves
A great little spot if you want a break from the intense summer sun. As you step into the main viewing area you will be hit by an 'OMG' moment. Spectacular stalactites and other formations, various walkways to follow, simply beautiful! Also, there is a shop and cafe to grab a bite to eat.
5. Taste the local tipple
Kefalonia is famed for its delicious tipples. The Robola wine made from the indigenous Robola grapes is a fruity, honey wine that can be tried at any of the vineyards in the Robola Zone. Head to Orealios Gaea and learn about the winemaking procedure from the grapes’ reception to the bottling of the wine and ageing, and then of course try out some of their finest samples!
6. Eat like a local
Kefalonia has been heavily influenced by Italian cuisine, pasta and other hearty Italian dishes are available across the island. But the speciality dishes have a predominately Greek character. All the ambrosial favourites are here – from melitzanosalata (aubergine dip) to tzatziki, gyros to moussaka. And don’t miss the locals’ favourite – pies! Meat pie, artichoke pie, hake pie and cheese pie! Many of the villa holidays in Kefalonia are located close to the best restaurants, so you can go on gastronomic tours without walking so far.
7. Go Scuba diving in the gorgeous seas of Kefalonia
Kefalonia’s beauty is not limited to the beaches and mountains, but extends into the waters that surround it. The best scuba diving is near Myrtos, where you will see the shipwreck created by the sinking of Christine and the truly beguiling waters of Melissani! Many apartments in Kefalonia are close to the best attractions, such as this one, so it's worth booking.
Information about villas in Kefalonia
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