Kefalonia (Greece) Reviews
Description:Country: Greece / World Region: Europe / "Kefalonia, also known as Cephallenia, Cephallonia, Kefallinia, or Kefallonia ... more
Kefalonia (Greece) ... (Ancient Greek: Κεφαλληνία; Modern Greek: Κεφαλλονιά or Κεφαλονιά), is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece with an area of 350 sq. miles. Location: 20°30' E, and between 38°12' and 38°18' N. Kephalonia has one airport, Kephallinia Airport, with a runway of around 2.4 km. in length. The airport is about 10 km south of Argostoli. Almost every scheduled flight is an Olympic plane. The planes mainly fly to Athens, however there is an Ionian Island Hopper service 3 times a week calling at Kephalonia, Zante and Lefkas. In summer the airport handles many charter flights from all over Europe."
Newest Review: ... We stayed in Lixouri which is at the south of the peninsula. The hotel that we stayed in was the Hotel Kefalonia Palace and was lovely - very friendly, helpful staff and a gorgeous setting. Being on the peninsula did have its disadvantages, as getting to the mainland required either a long drive or a ferry trip. However the ferry goes across very regularly and is good value for money. There ... more
Customer Kefalonia (Greece) Reviews (16)
by - written on 10/02/12 (Useful, 26 readings)
My partner and I decided to visit Kefalonia for a holiday last May as we were looking for somewhere quiet and peaceful to allow us to relax and also somewhere nice and hot. We were recommended Kefalonia by the travel agent as they had previously been there and really enjoyed it. We were not disappointed at all. We stayed in Lixouri which is at the south of the peninsula. The hotel that we stayed in was the Hotel Kefalonia Palace and was lovely - very friendly, helpful staff and a gorgeous setting. Being on the peninsula did have its disadvantages, as getting to the mainland required either a long drive or a ferry trip. However the ferry goes across very ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/08/09 (Very useful, 235 readings)
My friends and I were after a (fairly) cheap week away somewhere hot, with a couple of interesting trips available. After much searching on the internet, Kefalonia came up trumps. We visited in late September, avoiding the higher prices of the school holidays, as well as crowds, but still benefitting from the good weather. It obviously wasn't quite as hot as it would have been a few months previously, and it was clearly starting to cool down for winter, but we got five full days of glorious sunshine and only one really bad rainy day - and even that wasn't cold - just rainy! We booked the holiday through icelolly.com and the whole thing came to £250 ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/10/08 (Very useful, 660 readings)
J have visited Kefalonia three times now and I must confess my first visit was as a result of the captain Corellis mandelin hype. I loved the book and was curious to visit the island that had been so magically described in the novel. I stayed in a villa in the fishing village of Fiskardo which is at the northern most part of the island, although still only an hour from the airport. The drive up the coastal road was beautiful, stunning views out over an impossibly blue sea with shear drops at the side of the road and goats clutching the side of the mountains, the stuff of poetry. The weather was hot, extremely so even though it was only early June. In August I ... Read the complete review
by - written on 30/09/08 (Very useful, 323 readings)
When we saw Kefalonia rising out of the sea mist as we rounded the northern tip of the adjacent island, Zakynthos (Zante), a few of months back, little did we think that we would be spending some time on the island so soon. But, we both needed another break (well, my wife did and I was happy to tag along!) and we had both wanted to visit Kefalonia for some time. Kefalonia is the biggest island of the Ionian group and is undoubtedly best known for being the location for Louis de Berniere's world-wide best seller, "Captian Corelli's Mandolin" and the film of the book that featured the mesmerizing Penelope Cruz, and a tour de force performance by ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/09/08 (Very useful, 141 readings)
Husband and I had a "cheapie" break to Kefalonia, and found ourselves staying in lourdata. Basic apartment at the top of the hill, so it involved a very long walk up and down a very steep hill to get to the beach. Not a lot of fun, at the end of the day. If you llike long sandy beaches, you'll love it, but didn't do much for me. Interestingly, kept getting bitten by tiny bream, didnt hurt, but again irrating. I found it all a bit touristy for me. nice restaurant- platonus. Did the best meatballs in tomatoe, I have had in Greece, and I have to say the local wine Rombola is really good. Hired a car, and started off round the south of the island, ... Read the complete review
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