Cephalonia or Kefalonia is the largest of the Ionian Islands in western Greece. The capital of Cephalonia is Argostoli which is located in the South of the island.
The size of the island is about 781 km2. The town of Argostoli has one-third of the island's inhabitants. Lixouri is the second major settlement, and the two towns together account for almost two-thirds of the prefecture's population. Our favourite locations to visit are Fiskardo, Assos and Sami. A stop at the famous Myrtos beach is also a must for the perfect photo opportunity.
Fiskardo in the North-East of the island however is the area that has retained the most history and beauty in its old buildings as it is only here that survived the large earthquake in the 1950’s that devasted the South of island.
The perfectly formed harbour and brightly coloured buildings are much lauded for their beauty and as a result the area has become a must see destination for all visitors to the island and in particular the yachting and villa crowd. Many excellent tavernas frame the harbour making Fiskardo a delightful place to wander around day or night as the yachts sit moored stern-to whilst plotting their next destination.
Thanks also in part to the success of the book and film Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, Kefalonia has really been put on the map for British tourists in recent years and an exponential rise in footfall has been noticed with demand for luxury rental villas and accommodation.
With Ithaca, Lefkada and Zakynthos as close neighbours, this increasing popular corner of the Ionian remains closely monitored by us as new investment opportunities arise, be they luxury villas, beach front plots of land or private estates.