Sami, Greece

Sami, Greece

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

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

  • Skala Beach: 1,122 holiday lettings
  • Fiskardo Port: 701 holiday lettings
  • Lourdas Beach: 1,090 holiday lettings
  • Myrtos Beach: 999 holiday lettings
  • Kato Kateleios Beach: 1,168 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sami 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 find a holiday accommodation with suitable for kids in Sami?

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    Sami – a scintillating slice of Greek island paradise

    Perched on the east coast of captivating Kefalonia, Sami is the quintessential Greek island port town. Its pristine harbour is invariably packed with gently-bobbing sailboats, while its white-washed houses contrast strikingly with the deep greens of the neighbouring mountains and the shimmering turquoise of the surrounding Ionian Sea. The pine-fringed beach is a prime spot for sun-worshipping, while the seafront is lined with family-run restaurants where you can feast on fresh seafood, juicy stuffed vine leaves and other mouth-watering local specialities. Sami holiday rentals range from sleek studio apartments to sprawling seafront villas with outdoor pools, so you're bound to find one that suits.

    Horsing around in Sami

    Throughout the sizzling summer months, Sami's sparkling waters become a haven for aquatic adventurers of all stripes. Thrill-seekers can try their hand at adrenaline-pumping pursuits like wakeboarding and jet skiing, while banana boat rides offer high-energy fun for the whole family. Should you prefer to maintain a more sedate pace, you could rent your own catamaran and explore the Kefalonian coast at your leisure. If you'd rather keep your feet on dry land, head to one of Sami's stables, and embark on a relaxing horse trek over the nearby mountains, past verdant olive groves and rustic family farms.

    Ancient wonders and Hollywood hangouts

    Located just 10 minutes' drive from Sami, Antisamos beach is top of the agenda for most Kefalonia visitors. This idyllic stretch of soft white sand featured prominently in the hit Hollywood movie Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Surrounded by lush vegetation, it remains thoroughly unspoilt in spite of its glamorous claim to fame. Overlooking the town you'll find the enthralling ruins of the Acropolis of Sami, a once-mighty ancient fortified town. From here you can take in breathtaking views of shimmering Sami bay. But, for flat-out spectacle, nothing beats the Melissani Cave. Surrounded by dense forest, this imposing natural wonder conceals a crystal-clear lake, and the holes in its roof allow shards of sunlight to pierce the darkness in dramatic fashion.

    Sizzling summers in Sami

    Sami holiday rentals are in high demand throughout the peak summer season of June to August, when the days are long and hot, with an abundance of sunshine and clear blue skies. The shoulder months of May and September are also typically glorious, and offer the added benefit of fewer visitor crowds. Early spring and late autumn tend to be pleasantly warm, with conditions more conducive to brisk hikes than lounging around on the beach. Winters are generally mild by European standards, but also fairly rainy.

    Sami's mesmerising mountainsides and fragrant forests

    Within easy reach of your Sami holiday rental, you'll find a diverse natural landscape simply begging to be explored. Many visitors barely make it beyond the beaches, but head inland and you'll be richly rewarded. Kefalonia is home to majestic Mount Ainos, the verdant slopes of which are covered with fragrant Greek firs and black pines. Visit in spring and you may catch peonies and rare wild orchids in bloom. If you tread lightly, you may also run into some of the captivating creatures living on the island, such as darting hares, stately tortoises and elusive wild horses.