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General

Cycling holiday Ionian Islands – Discover Kefalonia

Kefalonia is one of the seven Ionian Islands located west of the Greek mainland. It is the 6th largest Island of Greece and is known as the most diverse of the Ionian Islands. The Island has an average length of 90 km and an average width of 55 km. Kefalonia consists of peninsulas and has a beautiful coastline with white sandy beaches. The Island has green coastal areas with rolling panorama roads and mountainous midsection. There is little traffic on Kefalonia and the roads are well maintained. In the south of the Island, enclosed between the Sami and Argostoli, are the Enos Mountains, with a maximum height of 1,628 meters.

On Kefalonia are Roman, Venetian and Byzantine influences found in buildings. The Island is also called the Island of flowers because of many types of flowers and many colors in the spring. Kefalonia has a small population of 39,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in Argostoli, the capital of the Island. For pictures of Kefalonia, click here

The attractions on the Island include the underground freshwater lake Melissani and thousands of years old Drongarati cave. Myrtos Beach is seen by many as the most beautiful beach in Europe.

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

A few years ago, Kefalonia was in the picture because of the movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” with Penelope Cruz and Nicolas Cage. The movie was filmed on the Island. Set during the time of the Second World War, the film depicts the occupation by the Italians and Germans and the Greek’s resistance against it. For a clip of the movie Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, click here