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 colourful, Venetian harbour of Fiskardo on the north-east coast, Matsoukata is perfectly placed to explore the many coves, bays and villages the north of Kefalonia has to offer.
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Feta cheese is the famous Greek cheese and will be found in most salads. Accompany this with pitta bread, cool Tzatziki dip, mixed mezzes (a selection of small dishes) and delicious fresh meat and fish for a fantastic Greek dining experience. The speciality of the island are Kefalonian pies, usually filled with rice, meat or fish and vegetables. Kefalonia also has several of its own vineyards, producing Robola, Mavrodafn and Muscat wine.
A few local bars stay open late, however, its not very lively and more for tranquil, atmospheric evenings.
Robola Cooperative Winery is found to the north of the foothills of Mount Aenos in the Omala Valley (20 minutes’ drive north-east from Argostoli), and next to the famous Monastery of Agios Gerasimos. Open 7 days a week, (May – Oct) for Wine Tours, tastings and purchases.
Gentilini Winery is located on the main road leading from the airport to Argrostoli, 2km outside Lassi. The winery is open 7 days a week (May-Sept) and is open for Wine Tours, Tastings and purchases
Various boat excursions can be taken from all major ports and harbours, which take in everything from glass bottom boat trips to day drips over to Ithaka, Lefkada and Zakynthos. The ports and harbours to take the excursions from include: Agrostoli, Sami, Fiscardo, Poros, Skala, Pessada, Lixouri.
Cephalonia Botanica, located just outside Agrostoli. The gardens are set amongst two acres of grounds, whereby walking paths take you through the variety of plants.
Melissani Lake – is located on the outskirts of Sami, towards Agia Effimia. Boatman guide you around an impressive underground lake.
Drogorati Cave – A few kilometres south of Sami, near the villages of Katapodata and Grizata are the stunning Drogorati Caves. 120 steep steps take you down into the caves heart, where stalagmites and stalactites are a plenty. Get there early to avoid the crowds.
Myrtos Beach – Probably one of the most iconic beaches in Greece, Myrtos Beach is best known for its idyllic location, white beach and turquoise seas, along with being in the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Archaeological Museum (Agrostoli) - Various findings and artefacts from prehistoric, Hellenistic and Roman periods.
Nautical Musuem (Fiscardo) - Promoting the sensitivity for marine life and environmental protection.
Lakovatios Museum (Lixouri) – A Neoclassical museum (house) and library, holding many rare books and manuscripts.
Natural History Museum (Davgata, north of Agrostoli) – The museum is aimed to preserve the environmental and ecological importance’s of both Kefalonia and Ithaka – exhibits include: flora and fauna, artefacts from Prehistoric and Ancient times.
There are many churches and monasteries throughout Kefalonia, most of which can be visited (albeit some at specific times), the larger and more popular to visit are: Agios Gerasimos (north of Mount Aenos), The Monastery of Our Lady Themata (near Agia Efimia, on the east coast), The Monastery of Panagia Atrou (near Poros), The Church of the Virgin Mary Lagouvarda (Markopoulos).
A 1943 Italian War memorial (for the Italian Acqui Division) is found on a ridge of farmland above the town of Argostoli.
Mount Aenos is Kefalonia’s only National Park, situated in the south of the island with its highest peak, at 1620 metres (Megas Soros). The Park is great for hikers and is enriched with flora and fauna.
Agios Georgios (St. Georges) – found in the south of the island on the road leading south west from Agrostoli overlooking the village of Peratata. Built by the Byzantines and adapted by Venetians, this fabulous castle occupies grounds of 18,000m2.
Assos - situated above the quaint little village of Assos on Kefalonia’s west coast, the castle of Assos was built by a Venetian nobleman in the 16th century; the views, castle and to explore Assos are a worth a visit.
Sail boats, Scuba diving, Snorkelling
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