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Kefalonia

Melissani Lake, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

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.

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Myrtos, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Myrtos, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Agia Efthimia, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Agia Efthimia, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: #tfm

Fiskardo, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: #tfm


 Lunch & Dinner


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Kyani Akti Restaurant

Argostoli, Kefalonia

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).

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Spiaggia Tavern

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.

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Paparazzi Restaurant

Argostoli, Kefalonia

Italian restuarant, with thin crispy pizza.

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Lord Falcon Restaurant

Fiskardo, Kefalonia

Thai and International cuisine with a cool vibe.

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Vasso Tavern

Fiskardo, Kefalonia

Fish tavern right on the port, with traditional seafood recipes.

Vatsa, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: #tfm

Vatsa, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: #tfm

Vatsa, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: #tfm

Vatsa, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: #tfm

Vatsa, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: #tfm

Vatsa, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: #tfm


Cocktails & Drinks


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Katavothres 

Argostoli, Kefalonia

A place of beutiful design and exceptional natural surrounding. Katavothres is a bar / club, featuring various DJ’s on the weekends.

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Bees Kness 

Argostoli, Fiskardo

Love the cocktails here!

Alaia Bar, Thalassa Hotel

Lassi, Kefalonia

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.

Kefalonia Sunset, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Kefalonia Sunset, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Lassi Sunset, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Lassi Sunset, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Antisamos, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis

Antisamos, Kefalonia, Photo Credit: George Parisis


Places to Stay


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White Rocks Hotel

Platis Gialos, Argostoli, 281 00, Kefalonia

One of Kefalonia’s most alluring & chic beachfront hotels.

www.whiterocks.gr

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Thalassa Hotel

Lassi, 281 00, Kefalonia
+30 26710 27081

Recently renovated, this elegant boutique hotel is situated in the famous Kefalonian resort of Lassi.

www.thalassahotel.gr

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Emelisse Hotel

Emblisi bay, Fiskardo, 280 84, Kefalonia
+30 26740/41200

Situated in a spot of supreme serenity, with interiors especially designed to match rather than distract from the beauty of the natural setting.

www.emelissehotel.com

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Tesoro Blu Hotel

Skala, kefalonia
+30 26710 83056

Exquisite accomondation, with modern minimal design, in a picturesque setting in the south-eastern corner of Kefalonia.

www.tesoroblu.com


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Special Thanks to wonderful Christina Vlachouli, for providing me with all her Kefalonia “wisdom” and George Parisis for the beautiful pics!

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