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Kefalonia villa holidays

Kefalonia, made famous as the setting for Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, is one of the most beautiful villa holiday settings in the Ionian Sea. With its supremely panoramic views from the towering Mount Énos, Kefalonia reveals a glimpse of paradise at every turn. From churches and monasteries perched precariously on cliff tops to secluded sandy coves and timeless, untouched villages - you’ll find an abundance of spectacular scenery, traditional tavernas, perfumed pine forests, stunning white beaches and warm, friendly Greek Island hospitality. Along with all of this, the idyllic island of Ithaka lies off Kefalonia's north-eastern coast, ideal for a multi-centre holiday or to spend the day visiting.

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  • Trapezaki

    Trapezaki

    Trapezaki is the perfect place for a laid-back, away-from-it-all holiday. Set in beautiful countryside halfway between the resorts of Lassi and Skala, our villas are located on a hill surrounded by olive groves...

    14 villas 35mins Kefalonia
  • Skala

    Skala

    Around Skala, you will find some of the best beaches on Kefalonia - with golden sand stretching along the coast, backed by lush pine trees. If you’re prepared to walk a little further, it’s possible...

    12 villas 55mins Kefalonia
  • Spartia

    Spartia

    Set on the south coast of the island, between the airport and St Thomas, this pretty little village is slightly inland from the coast where our villas are located. Spartia enjoys several wonderful tavernas, caf...

    10 villas 20mins Kefalonia
  • Svoronata

    Svoronata

    The small resort of Svoronata lies between Lassi and St. Thomas Bay. This sleepy village retains much of its traditional Greek charm and offers a handful of bars, tavernas and mini-markets scattered around the ...

    7 villas 10mins Kefalonia
  • St. Thomas

    St. Thomas, Karavados

    St Thomas provides a central location for those wishing to explore the south of the island. You will find several local tavernas and mini-markets scattered around the surrounding countryside. The nearest villag...

    6 villas 25mins Kefalonia
  • Katelios

    Katelios

    The quaint little fishing village of Katelios is located on the south coast of Kefalonia. This traditional village has plenty of character and is home to a small harbour where you can see local fishermen bringi...

    5 villas 45mins Kefalonia
  • Lourdas

    Lourdas

    The small, secluded resort of Lourdas lies on a steep hill below rugged Mount Aenos, with stunning views out to the sea and over to Zakynthos. The centre of the resort is the village of Lourdata, where typical ...

    5 villas 30mins Kefalonia
  • Sami

    Sami

    The charming fishing village and harbour of Sami, lies on the east coast of Kefalonia and is the gateway to the mythical island of Ithaka which sits in directly opposite. Surrounded by an awe-inspiring backdrop...

    5 villas 45mins Kefalonia
  • Aghia Kyriaki

    Aghia Kyriaki, Lassi

    Our villas are set on a hillside offering great sea views, about one-and-a-half kilometres inland from Lassi. In Lassi you´ll find an excellent choice of tavernas, bars, restaurants and shops plus gently ...

    3 villas 15mins Kefalonia
  • Minies

    Minies, Svoronata

    The small village of Minies is conveniently located only a short drive from the airport in the south of the island and therefore ideal for those looking for a short transfer from the airport. Minies remains lar...

    3 villas 5mins Kefalonia
  • Antipata

    Antipata, Fiskardo

    This rural area offers a tranquil villa holiday location just five minutes drive from Fiskardo - a beautiful harbour town. Fiskardo still remains wonderfully traditional with a charming fishing harbour, and pas...

    2 villas 1hr Kefalonia
  • Matsoukata

    Matsoukata, Fiskardo

    Nestled within the hills above Fiskardo, the quaint, low key village of Matsoukata enjoys a peaceful setting amongst olive groves and cypress trees. Situated only a few kilometres away from the charming colourf...

    2 villas 1hr Kefalonia
  • Mounda Beach

    Mounda Beach, Skala

    Moutra Beach is a quaint little sandy beach nestled on the outskirts of Skala and close to the small village of Ratzakli. Moutra Beach itself enjoy nothing more than a small beautiful beach backing onto groves ...

    2 villas 45mins Kefalonia
  • Fiskardo

    Fiskardo

    Situated in the northernmost part of the island, this enchanting, picturesque fishing village captivates visitors. Fabulous pastel coloured tavernas and cafés line the harbour promenade and it’s a ...

    1 villa 1hr Kefalonia
  • Karavados

    Karavados

    Located next to Trapezaki, this pretty countryside village offers a convenient location to explore the south of the island. Situated on a slight hillside, the village and its surroundings boast an amazing mount...

    1 villa 30mins Kefalonia
  • Katsarata

    Katsarata, Fiskardo

    Katsarata is a tiny rural village just outside the beautiful harbour town of Fiskardo in the northernmost part of Kefalonia. Fiskardo, an enchanting, picturesque fishing village, captivates all it's visitors. F...

    1 villa 1hr Kefalonia

Resorts (number of villas)

Kefalonia Villa Selection

  • Provenzo
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Provenzo

    Lourdas, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Georgia
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Georgia

    Trapezaki, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Villa Ana
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Optional

    Villa Ana

    Skala, Kefalonia

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  • Poseidon
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Poseidon

    Spartia, Kefalonia

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  • Meliti
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Meliti

    Lourdas, Kefalonia

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  • Ariti
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Ariti

    Sami, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Mylos
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Mylos

    Trapezaki, Kefalonia

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  • Roza
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    1 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Optional

    Roza

    Skala, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Delfini
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Delfini

    Antipata, Kefalonia

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  • Anna
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    1 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Optional

    Anna

    Skala, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Ruby
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Ruby

    Sami, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Despina
    Sleeps 2
    1 Bedrooms
    1 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Despina

    Svoronata, Kefalonia

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  • Iro
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    4 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Iro

    Svoronata, Kefalonia

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  • Katarina
    Sleeps 5
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Katarina

    Spartia, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Almyra
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Almyra

    St. Thomas, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Joya
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Optional

    Joya

    Skala, Kefalonia

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  • Best of James
    Bellarosa
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Bellarosa

    St. Thomas, Kefalonia

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  • Hermes
    Sleeps 4
    2 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Essential

    Hermes

    Spartia, Kefalonia

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  • Penelope
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    3 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Penelope

    Aghia Kyriaki, Kefalonia

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  • Aphrodite II
    Sleeps 6
    3 Bedrooms
    2 Bathrooms
    Private Pool
    Free Air Conditioning
    Car Advised

    Aphrodite II

    Lourdas, Kefalonia

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About Kefalonia

On the beach in Kefalonia

Kefalonia boasts some of the best beaches in the Greek Islands, with waters considered amongst the cleanest in the world. Explore the picturesque golden sandy shores and vertical cliffs in the north of the island on your villa holiday. Secluded sandy coves offer beautiful views over small bays to the west, while many of Kefalonia’s Blue Flag beaches offer clean, well-organised facilities ideal for a family holiday. Drive around the coast, especially the east and stumble across small beaches scattered amongst rocks and trees, under the main coastal road.

Outdoor pursuits in Kefalonia

Acres of inland forest-covered mountains provide captivating views of Kefalonia and its stunning scenery, neighbouring Greek Island Zakynthos can even be spotted on a clear blue-sky day. Spend the day visiting tiny isolated beaches and coves all along Kefalonia’s pretty coastline on a boat trip, observe the sea-turtles nesting on the beach and visit natural wonders like sinkholes that make sea water disappear then reappear across the island. Horseback riding is found at several holiday resorts, as well as watersports facilities, cycle hire and bird watching hotspots.

Hints of history in Kefalonia

Archaeological finds suggest that humans have lived in Kefalonia since Neolithic times 7,000 years ago. For the explorer, many ancient sites of unrivalled beauty still reside here. These range from Venetian fortresses and monasteries, Byzantine churches and underground Mycenaean tombs dating back to 1200 BC, to the remains of a Roman villa and its fascinating mosaics from the second century AD. More recently, visitors flock to this Greek Island for its connection to Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – the book and subsequent film, inspired by World War II.

Upbeat nights in Kefalonia

Much of the busy nightlife in Kefalonia is concentrated in the main holiday resort of Lassi and the island’s capital, Argostoli, where the central square is lined with many restaurants, cafés and bars and on a warm summer night, local people take their traditional evening walk here. Kefalonia’s larger harbour side resorts also offer bustling entertainment, including traditional dancing and live Greek music – a good way to observe the local way of life on your villa holiday. In the smaller, more rural villages you’ll find local tavernas and nightspots offering a quieter, relaxing and romantic evening retreat.

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  • Explore the fishing port of Fiskardo for its smart yachts and charming narrow streets of Venetian-style houses
  • Take a boat trip from Fiskardo and sail across to nearby Ithaka or take the twice-daily boat trip to explore Lefkas
  • Take in the spectacular views of other Ionian Islands from Mount Énos, Kefalonia’s highest mountain. Stop for some local wine-tasting at the village of Frangáta on the hike down
  • Follow the dramatic cliff and mountain road to Myrtos beach, then wind down in the atmospheric little harbour of Assos
  • Relax the Kefalonian way in a beachside taverna or on your own villa terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea.
  • Take a ferry trip from Spartia to nearby Zakynthos for the day and explore its many historical sights and superb beaches
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Beaches

Beaches in Kefalonia

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Dafnoudi , Antipata

Beach type:
Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Information updated 18 Nov 2013

Emblisi , Antipata

Beach type:
Public beach, Semi circular beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe
Information updated 18 Nov 2013

Beach, Fiskardo

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Shingle beach, beach is in a cove, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages)
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Kiosk
Information updated 05 Dec 2013

Beach, Karavados

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 05 Dec 2013

Katelios, Katelios

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Good wheelchair/disabled access*
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Shingle beach, Public beach, Straight beach, 500m - 1km long, Secluded/quiet beach, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Kiosk, Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 18 Nov 2013

Lourdas, Lourdas

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Ramp
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Straight beach, 500m - 1km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Cabana, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Showers
Activities for hire:
Banana boats, Jet Ski, Pedaloes, Water skiing
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 12 Nov 2013

Foki, Matsoukata

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Accessed via Small track road
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free
Beach type:
Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Family friendly restaurant
Information updated 18 Nov 2013

Beach, Mounda Beach

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, 500m - 1km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages)
Information updated 05 Dec 2013

Antisamos, Sami

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by less than 15 Steps
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Shingle beach, Public beach, beach is in a cove, 500m - 1km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Showers
Activities for hire:
Banana boats, Donuts
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar
Information updated 14 Nov 2013

Skala, Skala

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Good wheelchair/disabled access*, Accessed via Pavement, Boardwalk
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Shingle beach, Public beach, Straight beach, 1 - 2km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag, Designated swimming area
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Cabana, Sun lounger with cushion, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk, ATM within 5 minute walk
Activities for hire:
Banana boats, Jet Ski, Speed boat, Wind surfing, Parasailing, Donuts, Pedaloes, Water skiing
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar, Family friendly restaurant, Local/traditional cuisine
Walking distance: Kiosk, A la Carte, Fine dining, International cuisine
Information updated 14 Nov 2013

Spartia, Spartia

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, accessed by more than than 15 Steps, Accessed via Pavement
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Semi circular beach, less than 500m long, Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Walking distance: Bar
Information updated 14 Nov 2013

Ammes, Svoronata

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Walking distance: Family friendly restaurant
Information updated 12 Nov 2013

Platis Gialos, Svoronata

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, Good wheelchair/disabled access*
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free
Beach type:
Public beach, less than 500m long
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe
Walking distance: Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 12 Nov 2013

Ai Helis, Svoronata

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, Easy walk from resort centre, accessed by more than than 15 Steps
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Bar
Information updated 12 Nov 2013

Makris Gialos, Svoronata

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car, accessed by less than 15 Steps
Parking: Within 5 mins walk, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, Straight beach, 500m - 1km long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages), Beach popular with tourists, Alcohol allowed on the beach
Beach safety:
Awarded blue flag
Facilities:
Charged facilities: Parasol, Sun lounger with cushion, Sun lounger without cushion
Free facilities: Toilets, Showers
Beachwear shop within 5 minutes walk
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Cafe, Bar
Walking distance: Family friendly restaurant, International cuisine, Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 12 Nov 2013

Trapezaki Bay, Trapezaki

Access to the Beach:
Easy access by car
Parking: Beach front, Free
Beach type:
Golden sand, Public beach, beach is in a cove, less than 500m long, Shallow (Ideal for paddling for all ages)
Food/Drink:
Beach front: Local/traditional cuisine
Information updated 13 Nov 2013
 
 

Important information

The details displayed are for general information purposes only and were correct as at the last updated date. Please note that details (including opening and closing times) may change. In particular, some facilities may only be available during high season. Attractions are not connected to James Villa Holidays and we do not endorse or recommend any supplier or attraction.

*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

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