Kefalonia, the largest of the Ionian Islands, with picturesque sceneries, friendly locals and some of the best beaches with turquoise waters in Greece, as well as the swanky marina-side restaurants of Fiskardo, is a favorite island of mine. I have been there many times and have particularly spent two great summers in my beautiful friend’s, Christina Vlachoulis, amazing house.
I asked Christina, who has a family summer house in Kefalonia and spents most of her vacation there, for suggestions and infos about where to stay, eat & drink. Below are her picks and some of my favorite places, that we have also visted together. Rest assured there are NO commercial, tourist suggestions in this post!
The dreamy pics are a courtesy of my dear friend and insta famed George Parisis (@gparisis).
And some others are from my holidays there.
Lunch & Dinner
Kyani Akti Restaurant
One of my favorite island restaurants, literatelly on top of the water. Kyani Akti is a fish tavern with local delicacies -must try the petrosolines, marinated in white wine (sea shell deli).
Vatsa, Lixouri, Kefalonia
Another favorite and a must go! Even though the way to get there could be a bit tricky – you can acees it either by a bit of hiking or by the sea with a rib boat – it is definitely worth it! Spiaggia beachfront taverna, is a very bohemian, beautiful, relaxing place, where, barefoot in the sand and overlooking the sea, you can enjoy excellent fish and seafood caught the same day, . Try the armiriha seaweed greens.
Italian restuarant, with thin crispy pizza.
Lord Falcon Restaurant
Thai and International cuisine with a cool vibe.
Fish tavern right on the port, with traditional seafood recipes.
Cocktails & Drinks
A place of beutiful design and exceptional natural surrounding. Katavothres is a bar / club, featuring various DJ’s on the weekends.
Love the cocktails here!
Alaia Bar, Thalassa Hotel
This is a new entry! A poolside bar in Thalassa Hotel that serves great cocktails & snack food (chilled soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers etc) from 11:00 am to 17:00 pm.
Places to Stay
White Rocks Hotel
Platis Gialos, Argostoli, 281 00, Kefalonia
One of Kefalonia’s most alluring & chic beachfront hotels.
Lassi, 281 00, Kefalonia
+30 26710 27081
Recently renovated, this elegant boutique hotel is situated in the famous Kefalonian resort of Lassi.
Emblisi bay, Fiskardo, 280 84, Kefalonia
Situated in a spot of supreme serenity, with interiors especially designed to match rather than distract from the beauty of the natural setting.
Tesoro Blu Hotel
+30 26710 83056
Exquisite accomondation, with modern minimal design, in a picturesque setting in the south-eastern corner of Kefalonia.