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Top 7 Things To Do in Kefalonia

Myrtos Beach

The picture says it all – famed as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, it would be a crime not to visit Myrtos whilst holidaying on the island. The drive down is steep and windy (you’ll probably want to stop at every corner for photographs) but you’ll be blessed with crystal clear turquoise water on arrival with white pebbles and soft sand. Perfect.

myrtos beach

Rent a boat (and find your own private beach!)

If you really want to get away from it all and explore the coastline at your own leisure, hire a boat. I recommend the company ‘Yellow Boats’ in Agia Efmia – after a little training session you’ll set out to the sea with the choice of 12 stunning beaches and coves to visit. These beautiful beaches come in all shapes in sizes and most can only be accessed via the sea. Moor up, catch some rays on the boat (a cool box is provided for your food and drink) and snorkel with the fish. We somehow managed to stumble across a little bay used in the film, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.

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Scuba Diving

If you’ve always loved snorkeling and fancy delving a little deeper, why not give scuba diving a try? With its incredibly clear waters and interesting aquatic life, Kefalonia is an excellent diving destination. There are plenty of highly reputable companies on the island like Aquatic Dive School in Agia Efmia. Have an unforgettable experience under water with a friendly, professional bunch. If you’ve already got your Open Water certificate you’ll be spoilt for choice with the dive sites.

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Melissini Cave

Melissini Cave, located on the northwest side of the island, is a true miracle of nature. An underground lake filled with twinkling aqua blue water – if you go on a clear day around noon, you’ll see the sun beaming down and striking the water, creating a magical atmosphere. This tourist hot-spot hasn’t always had a skylight – the ceiling collapsed in 1953 after the earthquake. It’s just 7 euros per person to take the boat trip around the cave.

Melissini Cav

Visit Assos

A quaint, picturesque village with bags of charm, Assos is a peaceful paradise nestled in a horse-shoe shaped bay. Here you’ll find pebbled beaches, traditional architecture, blossoming flowers and colourful houses. The village is home to the largest castle in Kefalonia, built in the 16th century. A gem of a place – geared for long lazy days chilling by the water after trekking up to the historic fortress.

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Quad biking

If you prefer something a little more adrenaline pumping than cruising around in a car, quad biking is always a fun option. All you’ll need is a valid driving licence and you’re away!

Feeling the wind on your face whilst razzing up the dusty mountain roads is a pretty wonderful. We didn’t realise until we arrived in Kefalonia that you need a special motorbike licence to drive mopeds over 50cc, so the quad was the only option in our price bracket – it didn’t disappoint!

quad biking

Cooking lessons

If you’re after an authentic Greek cooking experience, look no further than Chez Vassiliki.

We were fortunate enough to attend a class on our second night in Kefalonia. The experience is run by hosts, Vassilki and her husband George in their home, situated in a tiny hamlet called Karavados in the Livathos county. Mouth-watering food and amazing company – highly recommend!

cooking lesson

Check out the trip highlights in the video below:


Top tips if staying in Agia Efmia 

Where to stay: Villa Kirki apartmentsGabriel Houses

Where to eat: Paradise Beach restaurant, Pergola, Sea Rocks restaurant 

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  • Taylor
    September 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    This looks absolutely beautiful! I found love to rent a boat and set off exploring my own private islands. Will definitely keep this post in mind when I visit Greece!

  • Louise Allonby
    September 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    I have recently just come back from Greece and have fallen in love with the place! I only visited Crete on this trip but I will be going back next summer for sure! This island looks incredible. In fact, the whole place is just amazing! Your photos really sell the place too!

  • Marissa | Marissa's Teachable Moments
    September 27, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Now I feel like I need to add Kefalonia to my list! Cooking class, a private beach…sounds like the perfect getaway!

  • Ada
    September 27, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Ah I can’t belive I haven’t heard about Kefalonia! It looks so beautiful! Amazing beaches, stunning views, sea life and faboulous food… that’s sounds like a perfect holidays! I’ve only been in Santorini but I hope I’ll get to explore more of Greek islands one day!

  • Anisa
    September 27, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I think I would just want to spend all my time in the water there, it just looks amazing. The cooking class sounds really fun too!

  • Renada
    September 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    I cannot even imagine how surreal it would be to take a cooking lesson in Greece! People seem to do it in Italy a lot, but I’ll bet Greece would be amazing also.

  • Sara
    September 27, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Stop! Those photos of white, sandy beaches look out of this world! Would you have any recommendations as to where to stay while on the island?

  • Megan
    September 27, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    What great things to do! That beach is stunning, you are absolutely right. And, the water looks amazing, both for snorkeling and exploring the cave. It looks like you had an amazing time!

  • Tracy
    September 27, 2017 at 9:08 pm

    I have never been to Greece but it is on my travel bucket list! These are great recommendations and I will revisit this once I make my way to Greece.

  • Lisa
    September 27, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    What an incredible place to go scuba diving! Would love the cooking classes too

  • Jen
    September 28, 2017 at 1:03 am

    I can’t think of a better place to take cooking lessons than Greece; I love moussaka! I also love that cabe you found! Greece is amazing.

    September 28, 2017 at 8:07 am


  • Erin
    September 29, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Whoa, this place sounds awesome! That beach looks incredible. I love the idea of boating around and finding a secluded beach. That’s a great tip about visiting the lake around noon to see the beam of light hitting the water. I always like to learn about the cuisine and how to (attempt to) cook it myself while traveling. I will remember Chez Vassiliki!

  • missionmagic
    October 9, 2017 at 10:53 am


  • John
    October 9, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Nice post- I want to go so badly!