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 - ... more
Quiet little gem of an island
Member Name: rachhol86
Advantages: Beautiful scenery and very peaceful
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 regularly and is good value for money. There was quite a few shops and restaurants in Lixouri itself, however a trip to the capital of Argostoli for souvenir shopping is recommended!
I would also recommend having a car whilst there in order to visit the main attractions of the island which were not disappointing. A definite must for visiting is Myrtos beach (one of the settings for Captain Corellis Mandolin), the beach is absolutely stunning, with golden sands and deep blue water. A particular highlight for us was the small fishing village of Asos - full of whitewashed buildings and very picturesque. A trip to Mounda Beach is also recommended to see the famous Loggerhead turtles that inhabit the island.
Finally, Xi beach which was just a few minutes walk from our hotel is recommended - famous for its clay sand hich can be used for a cheap spa treatment!
Summary: Beautiful island for people wanting a quiet, relaxing holiday