Kefalonia Villa Holidays
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Introduction to Kefalonia

An oasis of calm, escaping to Kefalonia will appeal to those who are dreaming of a serene break in a naturally beautiful and unspoiled destination. After an earthquake in 1953, the island’s inhabitants rebuilt their remote hilltop villages, leaving the stunning scenery, pine forests and golden beaches untouched – no wonder holiday villas in Kefalonia are known to offer such an idyllic retreat! From villas in secluded spots, to traditional towns and beachfront properties, there’s bound to be one that will meet your needs. Suitable for couples, groups and families, our private villas in Kefalonia allow you to wake up to rural vistas, stay by the water’s edge in small coastal towns, or explore the Venetian architecture and harbour of Fiskardo – the only village to survive the earthquake. With glorious sunshine and spectacular settings, our Kefalonia villas are perfectly situated to discover this beautiful island. Trek to the highest point of the island on Mount Ainos for picturesque panoramas. Visit monasteries and ancient ruins nestled in rolling hills, or bask in the sun at a secluded cove. An island of natural beauty, there’s so much to uncover on Kefalonia villa holidays.

Villa Plus in Kefalonia, Greece With over 60 villas in Kefalonia available in 10 incredible resorts from Lourdas and Fiskardo to Svoronata and Spartia, whether you’re travelling as a pair or a larger group, you’ll be spoilt for choice. All in fantastic locations, at Villa Plus you can find properties between 1 and 6 bedrooms, with options that can sleep up to 12 people. The choice of settings means you can holiday as you like, with the freedom to cater your getaway to your exact tastes. Immerse yourself in the culture as you dine at local tavernas or enjoy the privacy of your hand-picked property. Hire a car and explore coastal roads or walk through forests in search of wildlife. Relax by the sea or top up your tan by the pool. At Villa Plus, our Kefalonia holidays are self-catering with the option to add extras like transfers and car hire as required. What’s more, with knowledgeable in-resort staff on-hand to help, you can discover Kefalonia and start planning your perfect break on this charming Greek island. We are members of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct and we provide financial protection for non-flight packages, by way of a bond held with ABTA. Plus we strive to make booking as quick and easy as possible. This means you can spend less time planning and more time dreaming about soaking up the sun next to your private pool.


Best for...
  • A fantastic, mixed scenery
  • Location for Captain Correlli's Mandolin
  • The Venetian harbour in Fiskardo
  • Almost every villa has a sea view!
  • A wide range of beach types
  • Gorgeous water front resorts

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Kefalonia

Home to the Hollywood blockbuster, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, this laid-back Greek island is perfect for those seeking stunning scenery!

If you want the amenities of a lively town close at hand, you could choose a villa in Fiskardo. It is unique in that most of the 18th century candy-coloured Venetian buildings lining the horseshoe shaped harbour are still intact. The old buildings look particularly fine in the mellow light before sunset, when you are strolling along narrow streets brightened by tumbling cascades of vivid Bougainvillea. The food in the busy, family run tavernas that line the waterfront tends to be classic Greek fare such as lamb kleftiko and stifado, and of course there is always fresh fish on the menu. If you want the sea but not the crowds, the tiny fishing village Katelios is a great choice as the 2 sand and shingle beaches, Agia Varvara and Agia Barbara are rarely busy. If you are keen on walking, cycling or horse riding, Trapezaki set amongst rugged hills, cypress trees and olive groves makes an ideal base for exploring the lush countryside on paths and trails rather than roads.

Villa Plus in Kefalonia

All our villas in Kefalonia are different, and they are all special. The view may vary, but the quality does not. Our philosophy is simple. We want you to be happy. So, lazing by the pool or flying high on jet-skis? A hillside village inland or a holiday resort on the beach? Whatever you go for, we want you to love it, and we are confident that you will.

We are members of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct and we provide financial protection for non-flight packages, by way of a bond held with ABTA. Plus, we strive to make the booking process as quick and easy as possible. You can book flights, car hire, transfers and insurance right here. This means you can spend less time organising your holiday and more time dreaming about time spent by your private pool.

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Kefalonia Resorts

Mostly centred around idyllic harbours and traditional villages, our selection of resorts in Kefalonia offer the opportunity to entirely relax. Make the most of the unspoiled setting of Spartia or choose off the beaten track Trapezaki. There’s also Fiskardo, Sami and Agia Efimia, with their picturesque harbours and waterfront tavernas – bliss! Wherever you choose, you won’t be disappointed.

Agia Efimia
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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. 

Fiskardo
11 Villas

Fiskardo is an incredibly attractive village on the northern tip of Kefalonia, set among rugged hills, cypress trees and olive groves. Centred around the charming Venetian harbour, you can enjoy wonderful views across the water to the neighbouring islands of Ithaka and Lefkas.

Katelios
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Katelios is a great choice if you want a bit of peace! This tiny fishing village on the south west coast of Kefalonia between Skala and Lourdas was not much more than an overgrown hamlet until relatively recently. Even now the 2 sand and shingle beaches, Agia Varvara and Agia Barbara are rarely crowded and ideal for relaxation.

Lourdas
19 Villas

Like many villages on the island, the main part of this resort is slightly inland, built to resist coastal raids by marauding pirates. Lourdas is the part further down, home to one of the best beaches on the island. If you are travelling on the main road towards Kefalonia’s capital, Argostoli, you take a sharp left down a winding road down a steep hill. The village is halfway down and the beach and seaside part of the resort is a further trek down the hill after that.

Old Skala
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Old Skala is a most unusual village with new life growing from the ruins of the original village. There has been a village on the site for centuries, built on a hillside slightly inland as protection against pirate raids. It was called ‘Skala’, the Greek word for stairs because there are rather a lot of them.

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Things to do in Kefalonia

'Kefalonia's rich historical, cultural and agricultural heritage have bewitched visitors to her shores for centuries. With a diverse and verdant landscape, many traditional villages and miles of wonderful beaches, and a perfect Mediterranean climate it is easy to see why.

There is plenty to see and do on this beautiful island. To simply explore the little villages and countryside along the coast and inland is a delight in itself. There are endless beaches to try out and for the more active or for children there are more modern attractions such as water sports. If you have a real sense of adventure there are also other islands nearby, the Greek mainland and Ithaka.

Drive To Mount Ainos

Mount Ainos, which is higher than Ben Nevis, dominates the whole island. The Forest of Ainos has been a National Park since 1962 and is protected by the Greek state. The mountain is covered in a type of fir tree unique to Greece. In the days when the Venetians ruled, this place was called Monte Nero or the black mountain because the Kefalonian Fir trees were so thick and dark - and there used to be more of them! You can actually get right to the topof Mount Ainos by car although the road is very rough and you might be taking a few risks with the suspension if you don’t have a 4-wheel drive. You will know when you have gone as far as you can because there are radio masts at that point. As you can imagine, the view from the top is amazing on a clear day. You can see the whole of Kefalonia, most of Ithaka and parts of Zante, Meganissi and Lefkas as well as Kyllini and the mainland coast, lots of vineyards and herds of goats. Will your camera cope?

Hire A Boat

The best way to fully appreciate this gorgeous coastline with its small secluded bays and beaches, coves and caves is from the water. Why not pack a picnic and be the skipper of your own boat? It can be huge fun, great exercise and gives you a marvellous sense of freedom. You can drop anchor and swim with the fishes in the wonderfully clear waters. Many of the hidden little beaches along the coast can only be reached from the sea. If you arrive byboat, you might have a secret beach all to yourself. You don’t need a driving licence, and will be given all the help you need even if you have no boating experience. This is a brilliant way to explore and escape the crowds.

See The Turtles On Kaminia Beach

Many of the sandy beaches of Southern Kefalonia were untouched by human development until recently, which suited the Loggerhead Sea Turtles perfectly, giving them a safe place to nest, secluded from the outside world. Not far along the coast is Kaminia Beach, another haven for this increasingly rare creature. It has now been declared a conservation area.

Visit The Roman Villa

Just outside Scala are the interesting ruins of a 3rd century Roman villa which was excavated in 1957 to reveal 3 magnificent, remarkably well preserved mosaic floors. Part of the villa was covered by a church in in the early Christian times. Once the home of a wealthy Roman, it was discovered by accident in 1944 by the owner of the land. You can visit this site free of charge, which you must admit makes a refreshing change! If you are interested in ancient history, you might also like to visit the site of a 7th century temple dedicated to the god Apollo, with the foundation stones and parts of 3 Doric columns clearly visible. You will find the temple 2 miles along the beach road towards Poros. 

Beaches in Kefalonia

Kefalonia has a remarkable range of lovely beaches to offer from long sweeps of golden sand to tiny pebbled bays and coves. What they all have in common is crystal clear water and little or no tide. There are some wonderful little hidden inlets for those that explore, particularly by boat. Others are long tree lined sweeps of white pebbles with watersports, sun loungers and the ever enticing turquoise sea perfect for swimming & snorkelling.

Antisamos Beach

Antisamos Beach is one of the best beaches of Kefalonia and is located near to the village of Sami. It is a beautiful and attractive pebble beach with turquoise waters surrounded by impressive verdant hills. Thousands of visitors are attracted every summer by the natural beauty of the place. The beach also has 2 snack bars that offer light refreshments.

Myrtos Beach

Myrtos beach is the trademark of Kefalonia Island and is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of the entire Ionian Islands. Located north of Argostoli (the island's capital), this impressive beach has a fine golden sand and wonderful turquoise waters, the whole place is surrounded by impressive and majestic vertical rocky cliffs. This pure paradise is one of the most photographed places in Greece and attracts thousands of visitors every summer. A snack-bar, sun beds and umbrella rentals are available on the beach.

Aghia Jerusalem

Off the beaten track, further South of Alaties, is a little bay of sand and shingle with a taverna which opens in high season. It is quite a long and winding road down to Aghia Jerusalem through lovely villages of crumbling Venetian houses which were not completely destroyed by the 1953 earthquake. This beach is not very well known and is a romantic spot to watch the sunset.

Agios Thomas Beach

Agios Thomas is a small sandy beach near to the village of Karavados. You'll need to make your way down a fairly steep path to reach the bay. There are a few tavernas at the top of the path, perfect for recharging after sunbathing and snorkelling.

Ai Helis

A secluded bay on the south coast, close to the village of Svoronata, Ai Helis has unusual soft grey sand and shallow waters. Sheltered by tall cliffs, it is safe for children and popular with families. Facilities include sunbeds, umbrellas and a cantina. A popular beach for sports, organised volley ball tournaments take place in high season. Access is via a long steep track or steps.

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Food & Drink in Kefalonia

The Greek menu contains something for everyone. Famous for their selection of smaller plates that comprise a whole meal (rather than the typical 3 courses), Greek food may share a similar palate to Italian, but the style of the cooking is rather different.

Kefalonia is just one of the idyllic Greek islands that sit in the Ionian Sea, and as such it is a great place to sample fresh sea food, but it is also a place that's known for rearing fantastic meat. Both are sold fresh in local markets and in the island's restaurants, or tavernas and estiatorios.


Local Markets - Puglia
Markets

Fresh food and the enjoyment of it makes up a large part of the Greek culture. Eating is a social activity, and meals out are relaxed, tasty affairs. For eating outside of the local taverna, Kefalonia is a dream location for those on the hunt for entirely local produce. Though many of the shops on the quaint, upmarket streets of Fiskardo town have their colourful doors thrown wide and may feel a bit market-like, more traditional, large produce markets take place in Argostoli. Down by the harbour, you'll find fish, meat, fruit and vegetables for sale.You'll also find many highly recommended restaurants in Argostoli, a firm favourite for all food lovers visiting Kefalonia, and you can find out more in our Kefalonia resort guide.


Speciality Dishes - Puglia
Speciality Dishes

As an island, Kefalonia loves seafood. Whilst the food is not spicy, it still has the taste of the Mediterranean thanks to the range of spices that are frequently used in Greek dishes, but the flavours are typically full and rich as Kefalonians still embrace the one-pot dish style of slow cooking.

Sofrito- Kefalonian dishes include Sofrito, which is veal that's been cooked in wine, herbs, garlic and vinegar which is then reduced to a thick sauce.

Stifado- a common favourite on the island. A rich, meaty stew that is usually made with dark meat like beef, rabbit or lamb.

Moussaka- Kefalonian cuisine isn't solely slow-cooked though. Lamb, or Arni, that's marinated in olive oil and lemon juice, grilled and served on skewers is always popular, as is the Greek staple of Moussaka, where lamb, aubergines and tomatoes are layered in a dish and topped with a cheese sauce before being baked. The cheese used is typically Keftalotiri,a Greek hard cheese not too dissimilar to Parmesan.

Baklava- Like that of many Mediterranean countries, Greek cuisine doesn't focus too heavily on the dessert part of the meal. That being said, be sure to try the baklava should you get the chance, as the light but crunchy layers of nuts and pastry also ooze with honey – often locally sourced – and create an incredible sweet treat.







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Afelia

<p>Afelia</p> -  Kefalonia

This tasty slow-cooked pork dish couldn't be simpler to make, but never fails to impress guests. It's usually cooked in a clay oven, but an ordinary electric or gas one works just as well! This recipe serves about 8. All you need is:

  • 1kg pork belly, cubed
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 glass of dry red wine
  • Half a glass of olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds, crushed
  • Half a teaspoon of cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 160°C (325°F). Pour the red wine into a bowl with the coriander and bay leaves, then add the pork. Leave in the fridge to marinate for at least 3 or 4 hours, stirring once or twice - overnight is better if you can prepare ahead of time.

Heat the olive oil in a large pan before draining the meat, saving the marinade. Fry the pork on all sides until it is nicely browned, but not cooked through, then transfer the pork to a casserole dish. Fry the onions until soft and translucent and add these to the dish too.

Pour over the remaining marinade and add cinnamon, salt and pepper. Give it a stir and pop it in the preheated oven for an hour, until the meat is falling apart. Serve with rice and salad. 

 
 
 


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