Villa with Pool on Kefalonia, Greece.

Places to Visit

Villa Diana is on the South West of the Island 15 minute drive from Airport of Cephalonia.
The Villa is on a small road linking the Villages of Keramies and Spartia, which ensures that despite being in an idyllic countryside location, visitors can walk to and access the facilities of both villages.

KERAMIES,is the capital of Livathos Municipality in the south-west of Kefalonia Island. The village maintains all its old natural charm and beauty with the 2 old magnificent churches: Saint Vassilios and Saint Nicolas and the remarkable sights of Saint George Castle and Mazarakata with its ancient tombs nearby. In the village is the town hall, a beautiful restored building lying in a wide street. It boasts a charming square which has the primary school, the high school and the lyceum beautifully arranged around it. You can also find a first-aid surgery and a doctors here. The beauty and tranquility of the whole village will please even the most demanding visitors. For walkers of all abilities the surrounding countryside presents an absolute delight with so many trails and winding paths to explore.

MELISSANI LAKE - Be rowed around the underground lake in awe of your surroundings, and hear the fascinating story of how the water comes to be there.

SAINT GERASIMOS MONASTERY - Home to the remains of Saint Gerasimos, patron saint of Kefalonia. In the garden is the large plane tree that was planted by St Gerasimos in the 16th century. With church interior that is quite amazing. It is a working monastery, so all the usual rules about dressing modestly apply.

MYRTOS BEACH - One of the most stunning views of Kefalonia a must see if only for a photo shoot.

ARGOSTOLI - The island's capital, the place for you if you enjoy people watching whilst enjoying a lovely meal in the evening. Great outdoor cafe society. Many shops, restaurants and tavernas.

DROGATI CAVES
Fabulous cave system, once used by Maria Callas for a concert. A palace of stalactites and stalagmites

SAINT GERASIMOS MONASTERY
Home to the remains of Saint Gerasimos, patron saint of Kefalonia. In the garden is the large plane tree that was planted by St Gerasimos in the 16th century. While inside the ornate church you can see his remains - after death he did not decompose, a feat that prompted his canonization. With church interior that is quite amazing. It is a working monastery, so all the usual rules about dressing modestly apply.

ASSOS

Small extremely pretty harbour village, with traditional tavernas and crystal clear sea. Relax on the pebble beach or the more adventurous can walk up to Assos Castle and enjoy the spectacular views .

FISCARDO

Picturesque harbour village, which survived the big earthquake of 1953. The place to go celebrity spotting and to admire the yachts!

HIRE A BOAT/YACHT
Why not spoil yourself with a touch of luxury on a skippered  yacht charter www.sailkefalonia.co.uk, for the more independent hire a boat from resorts such as Katelios and Aghia Efemia (one of the prettiest villages on the island) to explore the coves and tiny beaches unreachable by car. There are also activities such as Sea Kayaking available for the more adventurous!

WINE
Greek wine? Try it at the Robola Wine Co-operative set in the beautiful Omala Valley (next door to St.Gerasimos Monastery) and have a very informative tour of the factory ….their wine tasting is very generous

Part of the charm of Kefalonia is to do nothing but relax and live on island time. Which is not to say that there is nothing to do on the island - watersports and sunbathing by fabulous turquoise seas are primary attractions

But if you can pull yourself away from the sand or surf then there are also archaeological ruins, monasteries, places of interest, myth and legend and pretty seaside villages

And not forgetting that there are also daily ferries from Kefalonia to Athens, Lefkada, Ithaca, Zakinthos, Patra, and Kallini