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auroracoor1

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Hey everyone, I'm looking to find some small villages in Kefalonia to visit while I'm there. I really like to travel on the offbeat and path and get to know locals, is there anywhere I can do that on the island? I'm super adventurous and open to anything. The more authentic the better.
 

Miacat

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Agia Effimia is a pretty little village off the beaten path.
 

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The Iakovitios Library which is located in a village called Lixouri in Kefalonia is a good place to visit for sure!

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paharo45

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Agia Efimina is so beautiful!! If you want to explore the coastline you can rent a boat and see the various beaches and coves, may of which are secluded and only accessible this way. Another way to enjoy the waters of this village is to go diving. There are 13 dive sites on the village!!

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Yiayia Samii

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Assos is one of the hidden gems on the island. It’s quite a zig zag drive through mountainous terrain but well worth the trip when you turn the last corner and this magical paradise comes into sight. Enjoy ☺️
 

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nadellii

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I loved going to Fiscado which also has its own Nautical and Environmental Museum where you can learn about the nautical history of Fiscardo! So cool!
 

#OnKefalonia

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If you are near Argostoli you could visit Fragkata and look for the old ruined village houses - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...56b7530d44a1d62!8m2!3d38.1780109!4d20.5773168 - then continue through the Omala Valley to the Monastery of St Gerasimos (patron saint of Kefalonia). Also try Farakalata and Dilinata for a village feel with a mix of modern and old pre earthquake properties.

If you are on the other side of the island try Drakoupalata near Agia Efimia and also make your way up to Themata Monastery for some amazing views.
 
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nm1999

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If you are near Argostoli you could visit Fragkata and look for the old ruined village houses - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place...56b7530d44a1d62!8m2!3d38.1780109!4d20.5773168 - then continue through the Omala Valley to the Monastery of St Gerasimos (patron saint of Kefalonia). Also try Farakalata and Dilinata for a village feel with a mix of modern and old pre earthquake properties.

If you are on the other side of the island try Drakoupalata near Agia Efimia and also make your way up to Themata Monastery for some amazing views.
This is such good advice!! Thank you so much for posting :)
 

Here is a COVID update for visitors traveling to Kefalonia

Here is an update if anyone is interested :)

The Iakovatios library and museum in Kefalonia

This museum and library has so much history. I would love to hear personal reviews if anyone has been. It is housed in an old mansion that was owned by the Typaldi-Iakovatios family. It is one of those places that survived after the massive earthquake that hit the island. However, it did sustain some damage during it. The mansion was restored in 1984 and is now home to a vast collection of books (around 20,000) and other collectibles.

Post your Kefalonia pictures!!

I would love to see everyones pics! Here is Melissni cave 😍😍😍

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There was a recent earthquake in Kefalonia

Just so that any travelers are aware, there was an earthquake in Kefalonia last week so there might be a few aftershocks. Greece is known for earthquakes, so this is nothing new and many of the buildings are built to withstand earthquakes

Visit the Nautical Museum in Kefalonia!

The Nautical Museum of Sami in Kefalonia was established by a resident of Sami named Sotiris Marketos who is a sailor’s son who developed a fascination for shipbuilding and the sea. He would go on the serve the Greek shipping industry for over three decades. He was concerned that his naval town didn’t have a nautical museum and decided to create one. You can learn about shipbuilding, the different types of vessels, the environment, and creatures of the area. View wooden models of vessels that span the course of 3,500 years. These vessels are made by Sortiris Marketos himself.
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