The amazing island of Kefalonia belongs to the Ionian island complex in western Greece. It is the largest island of this complex and allures its visitors with its long history and sheer beauty. It is mountainous and offers fantastic verdant sceneries, in addition to magnificent beaches with transparent waters.
The island of Kefalonia has a very rich biodiversity and in fact, it is the nestling house of the loggerhead sea turtle Carreta-Carreta and the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus-Monachus. It is worth mentioning that both species are endangered. Its flora is equally rich; notably, the mountain range of Ainos is covered with black pine and Greek fir, which is native to Greece.
It has two main settlements: the town of Argostoli, which has been the capital of Cephalonia since 1757, and the settlement of Lixouri. Both of them are located on the west side of Kefalonia Island and have plenty of worth-visiting sights. Kefalonia Island has many picturesque villages, such as the exceptionally beautiful village of Svoronata & Spartia.
Best sights in Kefalonia
Here are some of the best places to visit:
Mt.Ainos: As mentioned above, this mountain is covered with unique trees that set up a scenery of utter beauty and calmness. It is one of the best places to go hiking, whether you are a beginner or not!
The Castle of Saint George: This castle was built during the 12th century and its shape resembles a polygon. Many houses and shops were built behind its walls and some of them still remain standing.
Archaeological museum: The Archaeological museum of Argostoli houses an extensive collection of various archaeological findings, such as statues, craters and jewels etc. from the Paleolithic to the Roman period. Its collection of Mycenaean findings is highly impressive.