Kefalonia – is it the best of the Greek islands?
Kefalonia (or Cephalonia) has well and truly stole our hearts!
Famous for its amazing landscapes, Kefalonia beaches are the pull to this Venetian inspired Greek heart-throb.
Ever watched Captain Corelli’s Mandolin? Yes – you know Kefalonia as it was filmed here. It really is one of the best Greek islands.
Are you’re looking for travel inspiration? Then read on. You will want a taste of one of the best places to visit in Greece.
We LOVE this amazing island and we know you will love it too.
What camera did we use to capture these amazing shots?
Kefalonia Island – why you have to visit
Visiting Greece is all about one thing…
You guessed it. Kefalonia beaches are some of the best throughout the whole of Europe. In fact, Myrtos has been voted the best beach in Greece 12 times and the 6th best beach in the world!
Cephalonia is just one of those places that steals your heart.
Do you love good food?
Do you love Greek dancing?
Any reputable Kefalonia guide will TELL you, no, FORCE you to visit in spring.
“Why?” – You ask.
One huge reason to visit Cephalonia in spring time is clearly explained in the photo above. You’ll find that if you’re on the island on May 1st, (or May Day) the locals go crazy for the start of summer.
And if you’re staying in one of the best traditional resorts in Kefalonia, a village like Agia Efimia, (North East) you’ll find this very Greek festival.
We woke to what was a sleepy, small harbour town in Agia Efimia, to a totally transformed full Greek festivity.
And no Greek festival would be complete without Zorba’s Greek, would it? It just didn’t get any more Greek than that.
But wait, there’s more than just the festivities. You’re in one of the most picturesque destinations in Europe.
Not only can you get super cheap holidays to the island (Cephalonia) in spring, but before the awesome heat of the Greek summer arrives, flowers are in full bloom.
It really is the best time to visit this beautiful island.
Kefalonia points of interest
So what do you think so far? Do you think we were stuck for things to do whilst here?
When in Rome..or Greece.
Why should you visit the island in Spring?
If you choose to visit Cephalonia, the very first thing you have to do is visit the beaches.
It’s a crime not to visit a beach when in Cephalonia (well, in our books it is).
Remember we said the beach in Greece is found in Cephalonia? Well it doesn’t stop there…
Oh, and just one more…
A huge bonus to visiting the island in spring, is that you may just have this whole view to yourself as many beaches are often quiet or totally deserted!
Resorts in Kefalonia
Going self catering Kefalonia style allows you to be choosy as the island is covered with beachside apartments.
We paid £220 for 7 nights, including breakfast (which was huge) – WOW! Now that’s cheap travel accommodation. And look at the view of the harbour!
When is the best time to visit?
Well, it all depends on your taste. Do you like it hot? Or do you prefer quiet evening strolls with warm day time temperatures?
If you’re anything like us, and hate searching for a piece of beach to park yourself, the best time to visit the island is in spring. (Or late summer)
The weather is perfect.
Our flight from Manchester was 29th April, and that same evening we were enjoying the best of what the Ionian sea has to offer.
Kefalonia weather can be unpredictable in spring. However, we had temperatures of around 25 degrees. We needed sun cream, let’s just put it that way.
Cheap Holidays to Kefalonia
If you’re looking for a great deal to Greece, visit the island in spring. (April and May)
How to Sleep
Self catering Kefalonia style.
Because you’ll really taste (quite literally) what being Greek is all about.
Visiting the island is all about laid back, traditional living. You won’t find any high-rise, Mcdonald’s or KFC here.
So, if you’re looking for an amazing adventure in Europe – visit Kefalonia (or Cephalonia).
You will LOVE it!
For more inspiration, be sure to check out our Kefalonia guide.
What’s your favourite Greek island? We would love to know. Comment below.