Sami Kefalonia

Sami Kefalonia, photo by Alan 

About Sami

Sami is a port town set at the foot of the hills on the northern coast of Kefalonia. It’s about 35 minutes from the capital Argostoli and around 45 minutes from the airport.

Sami is one of the major ports on the east coast of Kefalonia and because of this it offers a wealth of boat trips including day trips to Aetos on the neighbouring island of Ithaka, ferrys to Patra on mainland Greece and even a 14 hour long weekly trip to Brindisi in Italy. As well as these there are also boat trips that simply take you on a day out around the island itself, these are very popular with tourists and give you a chance to see some of the more remote parts of Kefalonia.

Sami is not as popular as the main resorts but some would say that’s a good thing as it means that it’s not been spoiled by being over populated with tourist facilities, another plus point is that it’s in a great location for exploring the island with all but Lixouri being about an hour away and both the Melissani Lake Caves and Drogorati caves being less than 10 minutes away by car.

Sami is probably best suited to those wanting a quiet relaxing holiday who maybe want to take a couple of boat trips, Karavomilos beach and Antisamos beach are the nearest to Sami, both are pebbles and just about within walking distance from the town. Antisamos is the more attractive beach with better facilities but Karavomilos is a lot closer. if you want a sandy beach then you’d need to drive to one of the south or west coast beaches.

Weather in Kefalonia

Quick look guide to Sami

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Where is Sami

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Where next?

Go to the Kefalonia resort guide to find about about the great towns and villages on the island.

Find out about the best beaches in Kefalonia using our Kefalonia beach guide.

Find something to keep you entertained whilst in Kefalonia with our sight seeing guide.

Go to the main Kefalonia guide to find out more about this lovely Ionian island and what it has to offer the holiday maker

Find information on another Greek island, whether that’s to hop from Kefalonia on a day trip or to research an alternative destination.

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