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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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Worldwide Greeks Editor

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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 :)
 

A walking tour of Argostoli, Kefalonia 🏖️

Walking around (or even biking) is one of the best leisurely wats to get to a know an island in Greece. That's why I love to visit Greek islands, is because you usually won't miss anything because everything is so quant and small and walkable. If anyone has any advice about the island of Kefalonia, I would love to know. My best tips that I have to visit in Kefalonia are Katovrahes and Melissani cave.

Have you ever been to the Castle of Assos in Kefalonia?

The Castle of Assos is an old Venetian fortress that has been left over from the Italian occupation of the island. Today, it is a beautiful pile of ruins that tourists can visit and learn about the history of Greece. You can hire a guy to take you around the different parts and explain the history, but I don't really recommend them as most of the information is available online if you're willing to do your own research. Please let me know if you've ever been! I would love to learn about what you thought of the castle.

Hiking up Mount Ainos in Kefalonia

This is one of the best hikes you can do on the island, and in the region for sure. It can be a bit difficult for those who aren't experienced, so I do recommend that you hike in a group or with a tour guide. Of course, you don't have to hike all the way up and you can travel part of the way by car. What's important is that you enjoy the views and you do as much as you can. This video showcases the stunning views for anyone who is interested in going.

Have you seen drogarati cave in Kefalonia?

Drogarati cave is the kid that has existed for centuries, but was discovered only 300 years ago and is open for tourists!! You may find this cave a little bit spooky, or absolutely beautiful. It has many stalegtites and stalelmites that cover the cave. The cave was even used during World War II if you can believe it. Take a guided tour, where someone will explain to you the history of the cave and the uses during the war. Here are some links for more info

Have you been to the Monastery of Themata in Kefalonia?

This monastery is one of the oldest landmarks on the island. I was so shocked to find out that it was originally built in 1096. It has been restored over time, of course, but much of the monastery remains in good condition. The name behind the monastery is debated, and its true origin is actually unknown. I've never been, but I have been doing a little bit of research about the monastery and I'm considering a visit when I go to Kefalonia this year. Has anyone on the forum been to the monastery or perhaps the nearby area of Agia Dinati Mountain?
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