A helpful guide to choosing where to stay in Kefalonia
The Which Greek Island Kefalonia resort guide is designed to help travellers and holiday makers decide which towns and villages to visit on the fabulous Ionian island of Kefalonia.
If you’re anything like me then you don’t want to just book your holiday in the first town or village that your travel agent suggests, you want to make sure that the village has everything that you want, whether that is exciting night life or beautiful scenery this page helps you narrow it down and find where to stay in Kefalonia.
The map above should help you to see where each village is on the island as well, in case you are planning on getting a car and travelling around this helps you to make sure that the village you book is close to other places that you want to visit.
The best places to stay in Kefalonia for couples
Couples can pretty much choose anywhere in Kefalonia as it’s a gorgeous island for a romantic break. Fiskardo is a scenic little village that many couples would adore, if you don’t want to stay there for your whole holiday then definitely try to take a day trip for lunch or dinner.
Other options are Agia Effimia which is a quaint little fishing village and Assos which is a picturesque bay close to Myrtos beach.
The best places to stay in Kefalonia for families
If you’re travelling as a family then there’s some great options, the most popular being Skala and Lassi. This is probably because they both have a ton of hotels available, many of which have swimming pools and they are both blessed with fantastic beaches which kids absolutely love.
Where should a group of single friends stay in Kefalonia
There's no real party capital or singles destination on Kefalonia, Argostoli is probably the closest you're going to come but it's not really ideal for this type of break. If you're looking for singles holiday then perhaps try another island.
What's the best resort in Kefalonia for older couples
Fiskardo and Assos are great choices for older couples, the beautiful scenery and slow pace means you can simply watch the world go by with a drink or a meal or go for a walk through the gorgeous streets or round the water front.
Popular tourist resorts in Kefalonia
The main tourist resorts are based, as you might expect, around the best beaches. Lassi is a popular destination and has a number of great sandy beaches nearby, Skala is always popular and has a huge beach. Other popular places are Lixouri, Fiskardo and the capital Argostoli.
Quiet and traditional villages in Kefalonia
If you want to get away from the popular resorts and see something a bit more Greek, why not try the beautiful Assos or the pretty little port village of Agia Efimia both are away from the tourist crowds and a lovely place to spend the afternoon. Another great choice is the harbour town of Sami, it’s especially good if you like boat trips as many of them leave from Sami.
Kefalonia resorts with great night life
Kefalonia isn't an island with an abundance of nightlife, the capital Argostoli and the main tourist resorts of Lassi and Skala are probably the most lively but even those are not exactly buzzing. That's not to say that you can't have a good night out but if you're looking to party all night long then you're looking at the wrong island.
Best Kefalonia beach resorts
Lassi has a number of good beaches in easy reach, for this reason it's probably the best place for those that like to visit a few beaches. Skala has a huge beach so if you're just looking for one great beach then Skala could be the spot for you.
Alternatively, look at Lixouri, there's Xi beach nearby as well as others and the town itself is less touristy than others.