A picturesque fishing village in the Pyllaros Valley, Agia Efimia is a great base from which to explore the North of Kefalonia. The laid-back feel in Agia Efimia means you can unwind and watch the world go by from this Ionian oasis. With plenty of great tavernas and cafes on the waterfront, an award winning beach and pretty architecture throughout, this resort is a slice of paradise.
Local Markets and Shopping
Within Agia Efimia there is a supermarket by the harbour, ideal for topping up on holiday supplies. A 20 minute drive along the coast will get you to the larger town of Sami which has a large supermarket, a butchers, bakeries, as well as many souvenir and jewellery shops. At the Northern tip of the island, Fiskardo has a larger selection of local food and souvenir shops.
Bars and Restaurants
This resort is home to a great selection of restaurants, tavernas, coffee shops, cafes and snack bars. There is plenty of Greek cuisine to try in the restaurants, most of which serve their own speciality dishes. What better place to spend the evening than in one of the waterfront restaurants with a glass of wine?
Agia Efimia has an award winning bay lined with a narrow strip of pebbles. The water here is great for snorkelling thanks to its clarity. Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the whole of the Ionian islands, Myrtos Beach is just through the other side of the valley to Agia Efimia. With majestic rocky cliffs and turquoise waters, Mrtytos Beach is a jewel in Kefalonia’s crown. There are plenty of sandy coves for you to explore dotted along the coast towards Sami. Sami is also home to the Antisamos Beach which is conveniently backed by beach bars and tavernas.
Water sports available on the beaches dotted around Agia Efimia. Kefalonia has a rich biodiversity of marine life and there are lots of popular scuba diving sites around Agia Efimia. If one Ionian island isn’t enough, then hop on a ferry to the neighbouring island of Ithaka, made famous through Greek mythology. Children will love the horse riding and donkey trekking trips starting in Sami.
Places of Interest
Take a boat tour across Melissani Lake, a natural cave system just outside Sami. The tour will take you into a cavern where the roof of the cave open up to the forest above, causing the water beneath to light up. Sami is also home to an ancient acropolis overlooking the town with fantastic views across the coastline. At the northern tip of the island, Fiskardo is a beautiful harbour village well-worth a visit.