Where to stay around Kefalonia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,233 holiday lettings near Kefalonia. From 782 Villas to 240 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kefalonia for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Kefalonia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Kefalonia. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Port of Argostoli: 1,174 holiday lettings
  • Melissani Cave Lake: 1,227 holiday lettings
  • Foki Beach: 697 holiday lettings
  • Lepeda Beach: 994 holiday lettings
  • Antisamos Beach: 1,218 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Kefalonia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Kefalonia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 782 Villas in Kefalonia. Our other popular types of Kefalonia holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 240 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 237 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 120 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Kefalonia?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 824 holiday homes with pool available in Kefalonia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    The allures of Cephalonia

    Steeped in legend and myth, Cephalonia seduces like the sirens in Homer's Odyssey. A wiggling coastline is where it begins – a magnesium-white beach trodden by turtles here, a cove of chalk cliffs and eucalyptus trees there. Sometimes the alabaster fishing villages make an appearance, their tavernas and Cephalonia holiday rentals spread around marinas of cerulean blue. Inland are the mountains, rising and rising past olive farms and bell-clanging goatherds to reveal rustic hamlets and deep caves. Heritage sloshes around like the Ionian waters, too, oozing from Orthodox monasteries and Roman ruins and Venetian forts.

    An Ionian adventure in Cephalonia

    Cephalonia holiday rentals are your ticket to one of the most handsome Ionian Islands of all. See it for yourself by renting a boat and cruising out past the marinas, where a montage of high cliffs and super-secret sandy bays awaits. Or, you could simply pull on the hiking boots and hit the trails – expect landscapes dressed in pine and olive trees, bucolic villages and mysterious monasteries clinging to the foothills of soaring Mount Ainos. Cavers can delve underground, into the dank caverns of Melissani or the stalactite-spiked chambers of Drogarati. There's adventure everywhere.

    Cephalonia is where legends live

    Cephalonia is wrapped up in tales of the mighty Odysseus and the Olympian gods. Its backcountry is peppered with clues to its long and ancient past. You can check out the age-stained Venetian lighthouse in Fiskardo, or the Roman mosaics that have been unearthed in the dug-up villas of Skala, for clues to just some of the people who've called it home. The Historical and Folklore Museum in Argostoli is a good place to make sense of it all – it's got a menagerie of relics that goes from fascinating Byzantine icons to photographic records of Cephalonia in the 20th century.

    When Cephalonia comes to life

    Cephalonia – like all Greek islands – goes into a sort of hibernation for the colder months of the year. The winter, from November to March, sees even the locals batten down the hatches and desert the beaches. Thankfully, long seasons of warm weather mean you can enjoy the treats of this Ionian jewel from as early as April to as late as October. Summer is the hottest time of year – great for stays in Cephalonia holiday rentals with a pool. Autumn and spring mean fewer people and cooler days.

    Peaks to turtle-trodden beaches in Cephalonia

    More postcards than you can imagine have been created bearing Cephalonia's handsome scenery. From Myrtos Beach, glowing brilliant white, to Argostoli, where the rare loggerhead turtles lay their eggs, the whole coast is a medley of breathtaking bays and inlets. Once you're done there, the inland is also capable of wowing. It rises to soaring Mount Ainos at 1,628 metres up, crumpled with countless valleys and massifs all dressed in olive groves, pine trees and meadows that bloom with blood-red poppies. There are also caves, cutting deep underground to reveal cenotes – natural subterranean lakes – and dank tunnels.