Unforgettable destinations on the island of Cephalonia, impress every visitor. Boredom and monotony do not exist in the dictionary of Cephalonia. Leaving the island, the visitor will have experienced the feeling of fullness in all its glory and will rightly describe it as "The Emerald of the Ionian". Cephalonia combines mountain and sea, elements that turn it into a charismatic island. But what are the main attractions that no one should miss when visiting?
Let's get to know them together while letting our imagination make its own images. The lake cave of Melissani with water depth up to 39m., stalactites 16,000 - 20,000 years old and turquoise waters. Archaeological excavations brought to light findings of the 3rd - 4th century AD, which revealed the worship of the god Pan and the Nymphs. The cave of Drogarati, a sculpture of nature with stalactites and stalagmites of hundreds of years and excellent acoustics, ideal for concerts. Argostoli The capital of the island with its picturesque alleys, neoclassical houses, samples of Ionian architecture and the noisy streets. They are located in the same area the Catwalks, a rare geological phenomenon, where water enters from natural pits and is transported underground up to the lake of Melissani, where it is poured, as well the traffic light of Agios Theodoros built in 1828 to gaze Lixouri and offer one of the most romantic sunsets in Greece.
On the way to Poros, one of the ports of the island, the visitor can admire the castle of Agios Georgios, which stands imposing from the 12th century and was the first crowded city on the island, as well as the Holy Monastery of Agios Gerasimos where the relic of the Saint is kept intact. In the northern part of the island we meet the cosmopolitan Fiskardo and the beautiful picturesque village Ace, built amphitheatrically on the homonymous peninsula with its well-preserved castle. Lixouri, the second largest city of Cephalonia, has its own special beauty and important attractions such as Rabbit stone, the Kipouraion Monastery and the Library.
For mountain lovers, Ainos offers unique hiking trails, black firs and a rare species of horse. The horses of Ainos have the favorite habit of visiting our villages during the winter months. Villages clean, picturesque, taken from a painting… Bell tower… Flowers… Squares… Bougainvillea… Color ω Life… And when the temperature rises we can only cool off in the clear blue waters, most of which are awarded with blue flags.
Myrtos with white pebbles, Makris Gialos with fluffy sand, Antisamos with trees trying to reach the sea, Koroni with a touch of Caribbean, Xi beach with red sand, ideal for cleansing the skin and the beach of Skala with the unique pebbles and with a length of over 5km, will cover even the most demanding tastes.
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