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Kefalonia is located in the Ionian Sea and belongs to the Ionian islands. It is the largest of the seven Ionian islands and the most mountainous. Kefallinia- Kefalonia has an area of 904 sq km2 and a population of 38,770 resident islanders with largest cities : Argostoli, Lixouri, Poros, Sami and Scala. It's highest peak is mount Ainos, 1.628m, but there are other smaller ones. The two valleys of the island are Kranaia and that of peninsula Paliki. The island has many bays ( Sami, Myrtos, Argostoli, Lourdes, etc), and also many beaches filled with sand and peddles ( Makris Gialos, Platis Gialos, Myrtos, Antisamos, Skala, Petani, X, etc).
The island is known for its beaches and their crystal clear waters. Mirtos beach has been classified as one of the best in the Mediterranean. (In the photo, the beach of Myrtos). Atheras, Kapros and Dafnoudi are some of the capes of the island. To the west, the coast is rocky and steep, while to the east milder and more easily accessible. The route from Skala to Fiskardo is superb with numerous small bays and aquamarine waters, it would be wise to do some pleasant stops (Skala, Poros, Sami, St. Euphemia, Neohori, Vasilikades, Fiscardo). On your right, the view of Ithaca is magnificent. Also you will find in Kefalonia precipitous caves, like the Cave of Drogarati, the underground lake at Mellisani, Agalaki, St Theodore, etc. Kefalonia Ionian island
In 1953 an earthquake destroyed almost everything on the island, the only village that survived from the devastation was Fiskardo- north of the island. Rumors has it that the island has 365 villages as the days of a year (many of them have been already deserted).After the screening of the film "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" that was shot on the island in 2001, visitors have increased significantly since the beauty of Kefalonia became known throughout the world. The mountainous region of the island combined with winter and summer winds has resulted in the creation of three wind farms so far and yet another two in the permitting process.
Definitely a visit to the island will be memorable to you, but to experience the beauty of Kefalonia you will need at least 7 days.
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