Kefalonia is just what the adventure-seeking tourist needs. This Ionian island provides holidaymakers with acres of lush, hilly landscapes and a coastline dominated by picturesque beaches and amazing geological wonders. To the nature lover this locale offers plenty of flora and fauna. To the history buff Kefalonia offers a number of historical monuments as well as number of museums. For accommodation visitors who are exploring the delights of this most popular of Ionian islands will have a selection of holiday rentals in Kaligata. Those travelling as a family or large group will be able to take advantage of the spacious villas here. These offer incredible sea views and are close to the sea, ensuring ready access to the beaches. Holiday villas in Kaligata keep visitors cosy with their lovely furnishings while entertaining them with DVDs and satellite TV.
-Beaches: Most travellers to these parts are brought here by what they’ve heard about Myrtos Beach. Those who’ve been there talk about deliciously crystal blue waters that flow into stunning limestone cliffs. The scenery here is unlike anything you’ve seen elsewhere and going there without a camera is simply criminal. This, rather than the suitability of the beach for promenades is what drives visitors there. Also pebbly and picturesque is the Sami Beach, a short distance from Sami town. This beach also boasts great beachside bars.
-Geological features: A tour of the Kefalonia spectacular geological features is a must on the itinerary of anyone planning to spend time in Kaligata holiday homes. During this trip they will encounter the hidden gem that is the stunning Melissani Lake which was formed when the earthquake caused a section of island to sink. The clear blue waters of this underground lake are the epitome of paradise. Visitors are also amazed by the Drogarati Caves which are still captivating despite having lost some of its stalactites and stalagmites.
-Food and drink: One of the places visitors can seek refreshment or a helping of Greek cuisine is the Olive Lounge. It may look like a swanky, overpriced establishment at first glance but it actually is a cosy intimate place where great food is served at reasonable prices. Those staying in Kaligata holiday rentals should also make a point of doing either breakfast or lunch at To Perasma. Arguably the best lamb in all Greece is served there.
-Countryside: Kefalonia is not just about great beaches, there is also lush green countryside where a number of mountains can also be found. Holidaymakers will want to get a horse from nearby stables and traverse this peaceful scene on horseback. Visitors will also come across ruined villages whose silence is awe-inspiring. They may also be lucky enough to spot eagles soaring in the cloudless sky.
Summer in Kefalonia can get uncomfortably hot, especially for those seeking to sunbathe on its white beaches. Temperature averages between June and August are recorded at around 27°C although 30 plus days occur often. A bottle of sunscreen and all other paraphernalia to keep out direct sunshine are a good idea. Rainfall at this time of year is almost unheard of. Those who choose to wait until the intense summer heat and crowds are gone will find autumn conditions pleasant for holidaying. September and October see temperature averages of between 22 and 25°C. Winters are mild with temperatures largely remaining in the teens.
The Argostolion Airport is the main point of entry to this part of Greece for visitors coming from outside the country. It receives flights from major airlines originating from Manchester, Birmingham and other European cities. Being only 8 miles away, visitors will need not more than 20 minutes to get to their holiday homes in Kaligata from the airport. Taxis can be easily accessed from the arrivals.