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Kallirachi

Kallirachi is on the west side of Thassos, it's a quiet village that has narrow cobbled streets and beautiful houses built from Thassos stone with terracotta roofs. The village has a tranquil, relaxed environment which makes for a lovely afternoon wandering around.

Venetian Lighthouse

The Venetian lighthouse dates back to the 16th century, it's a round building right on the coast, just behind it is a small villa and the whole site is overlooked by a more modern lighthouse. The house and venetian lighthouse were renovated in mid 2018.

Assos Castle

Assos castle is in the hills above the fishing village of Assos. It's just under an hours drive from Argostoli. The remains of the castle consist of just the external walls and an entrance gate but there's also an old chapel and the remains of other internal buildings too.

Saint George Castle

Saint George Castle is in a spectacular location and offers amazing views over the island. The castle is located off the main road that runs from Argostoli down towards Skala, it has no guide and there isn’t much to see other than the ruined walls.

De Bosset Bridge

The De Bosset Bridge lies in the bay of Argostoli, it's also sometimes known as Drapano Bridge. It was built in 1813 by Swiss engineer Charles Philippe De Bosset, It's about 690m long making it the longest stone bridge over the sea in the world.

Katavothres

Katavothres is a geographical phenomenon that occurs on Kefalonia where the sea water rushes through the rocks at the shore and disappears underground only to resurface at the Melissani Lake cave on the other side of the island approximately 15 kilometres away.

Kipoureon Monastery

Kipoureon Monastery, sometimes also known as Kipouria Monastery is an incredibly scenic place that was built right on the edge of the cliff. The monastery is located on the west coast of the Palliki peninsula and contains many important religious artefacts.

Saint Theodoroi Lighthouse

Saint Theodoroi Lighthouse, also known as Fanari Lighthouse is found on the northern tip of the Argostoli peninsular in Kefalonia. Saint Theodoroi Lighthouse is a circular structure with 20 columns that stands 8m tall. It was built in 1828 by Charles Napier.

Ainos National Park

Ainos national park is based around Mount Ainos, sometimes known as Mount Aenos, and offers spectacular scenic views of Kefalonia island. Ainos is the tallest mountain in Kefalonia and is roughly a mile high. It’s great for hiking and there’s lots of wildlife to see.

Karavados

Karavados is a delightful village that stands at the foot of mount Ainos, surrounded by pine trees, olive groves and citrus groves. It’s close to the southern coast of Kefalonia, it's not on the beach but there is Agios Thomas beach just down the road.
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