The island of contrasts, a mix of mythology and history
It is celebrated for its dramatic scenery combining mountain and sea. In Kefalonia you can enjoy the Greek nature, the fresh sea breeze, the welcoming waters of the Ionian Sea, the traditional Greek cuisine and last the unique Greek hospitality!
Here you will find useful information for sightseeing tours, the best beaches and everything you need to make your stay in Kefalonia unforgettable.
The MythologyWelcome to Kefallonia! The home of the magnanimous Homeric Kefallonians!
King Kefalos welcomes you to the island, his faraway and fantastic kingdom, the land he loved, where he lived and ruled after he ousted the wild pirates, the Taphians.
Zeus, the father of the twelve Olympian Gods, enchanted by the beauty of Kefallonia, came often to the forested slopes of its mountain, Aenos. And in the highest peak of the “Big Mountain” he was worshiped under the name ‘Aenesious Zeus”. In the ruins of the altar, the smoke is still rising from the cinders of the sacrifices, those that brought the pleas of the people to the vault of heaven.
Kefallonia! The magical world of the Nymphs and the God Pan, a land with resplendent temples, dedicated to Poseidon, God of the Sea, Demeter, Goddess of the Earth and Apollo, God of the Light. Soon the four Kefallonian city-states became a great Mycenaean centre, with many villages and great history.
Sea and Sun! Two elements that abound in the island and are worshiped by the Kefallonians. They put out to the seas, let by the light of knowledge, by the passion of exploration. It is not by chance that the most famous traveler, Odysseus (Ulysses), was king of the Kefallonians!
The mythical land of the Taphians, the island where the Olympian Gods were worshiped, the kingdom of Kefalos and Odysseus, can also become your home!
A home open to the autumn light!. A warm embrace in the sweet dawns of the winter. A whole world in the thousand aromas of the spring! A sea bathed in the summer lights.
A warm heart that’s eagerly awaiting you!