Sami is a lovely town on the north-east coast of Kefalonia in Greece

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The town of Sami has several bars and cafes along the promenade.

Sami is a really nice place to go for a bite to eat while watching the boats come in and out of the bay. Go in the morning when the town still felt sleepy.

Hire A Car And Drive Through The Mountains.

Public transport in Sami is practically non-existent so hiring a car is the easiest way to get round the island.  The benefit of having your own transport is that you can take a drive around the mountains. Seriously, there are some amazing views and you will probably see a fair few mountain goats too!

Visit Melissani Cave

The Melissani cave is absolutely gorgeous and a must see for anyone visiting Kefalonia. It is a geological phenomenon created by water entering the rocks, eroding them and creating hollows. It costs about 7 euros to enter the cave. The water there is SO BLUE and unlike anything I have seen before. Make sure you get there around 9ish before all the coaches arrive full of tourists. 

Drink Cocktails In Skala

Skala is probably the place where most people stay in Kefalonia. Make sure you catch happy hour at Akri seaside bar (they make the best cocktails).

Take A Trip To The Fishing Town Of Fiskardo

Up in the north of Kefalonia is the small fishing village of Fiskardo. Take a drive there and spend the day exploring the cute shops.

Don’t Forget To Stop Off At Assos Too!

Assos is a beautiful little town full of colourful flowers and pretty buildings. The town is surround by some stunning coastline and mountains and although it is a really small town it is well worth taking a couple of hour out of your day to explore it. There are a couple of places where you can grab a beer and sit and admire the scenery.

Go Turtle Spotting In Argostoli

One of my favourite things to do in Kefalonia is to watch the turtles in Argostoli. Every morning as the fishing boats come back into the harbour lots of turtles come along too, looking for scraps of fish. You are pretty much guaranteed to see these beauties splash around but make sure you get there around 9ish when there are less people around. Afterwards you should head to one of the many cafes and grab some breakfast and a Greek coffee.

Go On A Wine Tour

Unlike the mainland wine, Retsina, (which in my humble opinion is disgusting) Kefalonian wine is lovely. If you have time you should definitely go on a wine tasting tour (we used Kefalonia Winer Tours) to learn more about the wine making in Kefalonia and explore the vineyards of Robola. If you don’t go on a wine tour at least makes sure you stop off at Divino Winery in Pessada which is an experience in itself! 

Visit Myrtos Beach

This beach was made famous by the film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and is by far the most popular beach in Keafalonia. Despite the tourists it is definitely worth visiting this beautiful beach which it’s white sand and vivid blue Mediterranean sea. You could spend a couple of hours catching some rays and taking a dip in the sea before driving on up to Assos. If sunbathing isn’t your cup of tea then there are plenty of photo’s spots of the beach from the road for you to grab a quick picture.

 

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