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Kefalonia is the largest island in the Ionian Sea, with a rich history and interesting geomorphology, which combines natural beauty, history, authenticity and adventure.
History of the island
The island has a long history dating back to prehistoric times. It flourished in the classical era and was tested by many conquerors due to its strategic position. Ruins of powerful ancient cities have been found in many areas of the island, impressive Mycenaean tombs support the theory that the famous king of Ithaca, Odysseus, wants to be buried in Kefalonia and many ancient treasures are on display at the Archaeological Museum of Argos.
Castles and monasteries with wonderful views, such as the castle of Agios Georgios and the monastery of Kipouraion are the remnants of the Byzantine and Venetian period.
The Korgiallenios Library in Argostoli and the Iakovatios Library in Lixouri with their rare collections, as well as the philharmonic orchestras of the two cities, are proof of the locals' inclination towards culture, music and the arts.
Religion and culture are combined in most of the events and festivals that are organized on the island, especially in those that take place for the feast of Saint Gerasimos and the Assumption of the Virgin.
A truly verdant island surrounded by the emerald waters of the Ionian Sea, Kefalonia is the island of mystery and strange phenomena. Here the sea water disappears below Argostoli, the capital of the island, in the so-called Katavothres, and ends up in the atmospheric cave of Melissani where the water of the lake creates turquoise reflections on the walls of the cave. Legend has it that every year on the 15th of August harmless snakes go to the church of Panagia in Markopoulo and that Agios Gerasimos, the patron saint of the island, sometimes has seaweed on his feet because he visits the neighboring islands.
Also, in Kefalonia there are goats with golden teeth, loggerhead turtles that greet tourists in the lagoon of Koutavos in Argostoli and the mountain Ainos is black instead of green!
The existence of these seemingly strange events is essentially proof of the natural wealth of Kefalonia. The soil is rich in minerals, which is why goats have golden teeth. Rare loggerhead turtles choose many of the beaches on the island to lay their eggs, so it is quite common to see sheltered nests in some of them. In the lagoon of Koutavos, there is a turtle that is very familiar with people and sometimes pulls its head out of the water while there are people around. The distinctive black fir that is a local plant of Kefalonia grows in Ainos and gives the black color to its top. Wild horses live on its slopes and rare monk seals in the sea caves of the island.
The island is self-sufficient in food, it produces pure materials. Yellow cheeses, feta, oil, honey, meats, cold cuts of their production. Try the typical meat pie, lagoto with hare, goat soufigado, strapatsada with eggs and tomatoes and the cigarettes that are yachni greens. Traditional sweets, nougat and pastocydon. And of course it is the famous wine of Kefalonia, Robola, dry wine with a delicate taste.
Kefalonia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Ionian Sea. Myrtos, the trademark beach of the island, is on the list of the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. Of course, Kefalonia has other wonderful beaches such as Makris and Platis Gialos, Antisamos, Emblysi, Skala, Foki, Petanoi and Xi.
Kefalonia is an island with a cosmopolitan character, an ideal destination for swimming in beautiful beaches, for fine dining and endless walks in nature. Thanks to the large area of the island and the diversity of the natural landscape, the island offers a variety of activities for all visitors.